“I have never allowed Serwada to operate as a pastor” – Minister Lokodo denies knowing embattled serwada as a pastor
The minister of ethics and integrity Fr. Simon Lokodo yesterday summoned the lead pastor of Victory church Ndeeba.
Pastor Joseph Sserwada was summoned over what was described as misconduct on the going debate of regulating faith based organisations.
Its alleged that Pastor Sserwada is leading a team of defiant Pastors that have vowed to block the move to regulate the work of the Lord.
However according to Fr. Lokodo, religious leaders need to accept the fact that they are operation under a legitimate government that needs to be respected.
Lokodo while early appearing on a talk show on radio Simba stood firm that he has never grabted Serwada any chance to operate as a pastor in uganda.
Re. Father Simon Lokodo Minisita w'empisa; "Siwangako Pastor Joseph Sserwadda buyinza bwonna kuwandiisa wamu n'okukulira makanisa g'abalokole mu Ggwanga, kuba ekisookera ddala obuyinza obwo sibulina nga nze.
Posted by Radio Simba Ffemwe Mweffe on Thursday, January 10, 2019
He adds that the proposed national policy on Religious and faith-based organisations in Uganda is meant to guide the operations of the organisations and not to regulate them as claimed by many.
The policy, which is still at the consultation stage is expected to be discussed by cabinet in six months, but I don’t know why the issue satirized” Lokodo stated.
Last week, Pentecostal pastors held a Crisis meeting in Kampala over government’s recent move to regulate churches.
According to Bishop David Kiganda said that the meeting is for consultation before a common position is reached which can be forwarded to government for consideration