Government Denies Stand off With the Church
- Government has denied enmity between the State and the Church but counter-accused religious leaders of being partisan and setting one political party against another.
- The Minister of Information, Frank Tumwebaze, was yesterday responding to remarks by Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga that the current enmity between the two institutions may plunge the country back into its ugly past.
- While addressing mourners at the burial of the former Church of Uganda Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo at the Anglican Martyrs Shrine Namugongo on Tuesday, Archbishop Lwanga said government was treating the Church as its enemy.
Tumwebaze said by stretching into partisan politics, the Church was overstepping its clerical mandate and causing divisions in the country.