Ntagali made the remarks on Saturday at the beginning of his two days of the last pastoral visit at Mukono Diocese he started with the commissioning of three storied building at Mukono Church of Uganda Hospital.
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The ArchBishop of the Church of Uganda His Grace
Stanley Ntagali has criticized the endless encroachment on church land in
Mukono and other dioceses making up the Province of the Church of Uganda.
Ntagali made the remarks on Saturday at the beginning of his
two days of the last pastoral visit at Mukono Diocese he started with the commissioning
of three storied building at Mukono Church of Uganda Hospital.
Mukono is among the dioceses that have been involved
in land wrangles in the past years. Among its encroached land include the 640
acres of land at Ntawo in Mukono Central Division registered under Uganda
Christian University-UCU Holdings Limited under the custodianship of the Church
though part of it is claimed by over 200 occupants including government
The diocese is also involved in misunderstandings with
residents at Nakanyonyi Nabbaale Sub county where it has attempted to evict
over 500 occupants from over 400 acres of land in vain.
Ntagali notes that in the seven years of his
leadership they have made attempts to reclaim this land though they are still
failing to succeed.
He attributes the failure to reclaim their land to
politicians pressurizing encroachers to remain on it and in other areas it is occupied
by government officials.
At Ntawo some of the government officials encroaching
on government land include Proscovia Nalweyiso, the presidential advisor on
security and defense affairs, Ronald Kibuule and the former MP Buikwe South Anthony
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The Mukono Diocesan Bishop George William Ssebaggala
says on top of undergoing negotiations with most of the tenants, the church is
also looking for funds to develop the land as one way of scaring away new
The Archbishop is expected to end his last pastoral
visit with a Sunday church service at St Phillip and Andrew’s Cathedral.