The RDC claims receiving an eviction order yesterday from Eco-Trust Property Associates and General Auctioneers and court bailiffs acting on behalf of Solomon Muwanga, the Head of United Methodist Church of Uganda confirming eviction of Lwandasa today (Friday) from his house and church located in Mukono Municipality at Kame close to Kame valley market.
Mukono Resident District Commissioner-RDC Fatumah
Ndisaba Nabitaka has blocked eviction of Mt. Lebanon Church Senior Pastor
Samuel Lwandasa from the house and the church building at the time of
conducting new year’s prayers.
The RDC confirms receiving an eviction order yesterday from Eco-Trust Property Associates and General Auctioneers and court
bailiffs acting on behalf of Solomon Muwanga, the Head of United Methodist
Church of Uganda confirming eviction of Lwandasa today (Friday) from his house
and church located in Mukono Municipality at Kame, close to Kame valley market.
Ndisaba however notes that after making security analysis
together with the entire District Security Committee, they realized that the
process would create bloodshed among the evicting party and Christians converged
in the place to participate in the end of year prayers during day time before
proceeding with the planned virtual night prayers.
She further notes that although the eviction notice
was endorsed by the Regional Police Commander who ordered Mukono Divisional
Police Commander AnnaBella Nyinamahoro to ensure its peaceful implementation,
the involved parties have accepted her plea to halt it for seven more days.
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Mt. Lebanon Church and United Methodist Church of
Uganda have been embroiled in a land wrangle for more than ten years.
In 2009, Methodist Church sued Mt. Lebanon senior pastor Lwandasa accusing him of fraudulently acquiring the land where he constructed
the church and his house.
The High Court ruled in favour of the Methodist
Church and ordered the cancellation of the titles that were given to Lwandasa.
The court also ordered Lwandasa to vacate the land where he has stayed until
Lwandasa’s Lawyer Joseph Balikuddembe says his client
was not served with an eviction notice to prepare himself. He applauds the RDC’s
office for resolving the matter amicably.
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William Nduga, an assistant to Solomon Muwanga says Lwandasa
was part of the Church and when he was appointed a Senior Pastor he registered
part of the land into his name, constructed buildings and named it Mt Lebanon
He notes that they are currently focused at evicting him out of
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Meanwhile, several other churches in Mukono are
conducting end of year prayers expected to end at 6pm while others have planned
to conduct virtual night prayers to usher in the new year 2022.