Ugandan anti-homosexuality activist and founder of the Makerere Community Church, Pastor Martin Ssempa has been suspended from the Pornography Control Committee (PCC).
Ethics and Integrity Minister, Fr.Simon Lokodo announced the suspension in a letter dated December 18, 2018.
“I in the meantime, wish to inform you that your stay on the membership of PCC stands withdrawn,” the letter reads in part.
Fr. Lokodo said that Ssempa’s suspension was as a result of under performance.
“The committee denounced him for not performing in unison with them. We asked him to defend himself but he decided to go to court. We are now waiting for the court to decide,” Mr Lokodo said.
Mr Lokodo notes in the letter that Ssempa’s case has been referred to the “Attorney General’s Chamber for the necessary advice on the next course of action.”
The minister in the suspension letter also cited earlier warnings to Pastor, who has in the last few days been in the media castigating Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine for trying to be like Jesus Christ in his new song ‘Tuliyambala Engule’ (literally meaning we shall wear the victor’s crown) after the ‘struggle’.
“You may wish to recall that my letter to you requested you to reply within fourteen days on the allegations made in the two separate letters so that I may make my administrative decision on the way forward. You did not reply but chose to escalate the situation to your lawyers to handle it for you,” Lokodo’s letter reads in part.
The 51-year-old martin Ssempa was nominated on the committee inaugurated in August 2017 as representative of religious institutions. He did not show up for the inauguration and has reportedly shunned several functions organized by the committee.
Ssempa declined to comment on his suspension. “I can’t be at liberty to discuss that. Okay. I work for the Directorate of Ethics and Integrity and I am under oath, I can’t speak. I am a law-abiding citizen. My issues are before the right offices,” he said.
The nine-member pornographic control committee was inaugurated in 2017 to prevent use or spread of pornographic materials and information.
Pastor Ssempa first came to international prominence in 2010 after presentation of a video made at his church which went viral on line showcasing his opposition against homosexuality in Uganda.
It later caused him un-told troubles when US and other western countries that sponsor homosexuality in Africa put a ban on him and his wife, never to step in their countries.
He was also reportedly put on 24/7 hr surveillance by CIA and FBI to monitor his activities and movements in Uganda. That, heavily affected his economic muscles and life style that he even went into oblivion for over six years leading to the collapse of his Makerere Church.
Martin became as broke as a Church mouse that debtors started baying for his blood, but couldn’t even trace his shadow anywhere on the streets of Kampala, only to emerge at the ethics and Integrity ministry a few months ago as a member of Pornography Control Committee (PCC), where Lokodo has now axed him. The question i leave with you is;could the homo sexual pro mafias still after the man of God at the ministry?