UCC investigating Bugingo’s utterances against wife

By Alice Lubwama
Government will take appropriate action against, Pastor Aloysius Bugingo of Prayer Ministries if the Uganda communications commission finds out that his utterances against her wife Teddy Naluswa offended the minimum broadcasting standards.

This was in response to a matter raised in parliament this afternoon by Kampala woman mp Nabirah Nagayi ssempala who said that Bugingo’s utterances left many women in pain since this is an illness which women suffer as a result of maternal responsibility. “We have watched with pain the utterances of Pastor Bugingo both on Radio and television and listened with agony the insulting words the same individual has been spilling out.” Nabira added

Nabirah called all leaders to condemn the utterances by Bugingo since their stigmatize those women who are living with fistula, yet many agencies including the Kabaka of Buganda are working hard to stop, and treat the stigmatizing of this illness.

she has asked the responsible ministry to handle the matter urgently and seriously. Responding on the matter on behalf of the information minister, the state minister for housing Chris Baryomunsi said that the Uganda communications commission has already secured the footage and is standing the utterances to prove whether the law was broken.

” I want to join you in condemning that kind of irresponsible talk, and as Government we took note of the offensive communication uttered by the said pastor and the Uganda communications commission took note of it , warned him against the utterances , recovered the footage and recordings and now standing them.

Speaking on the matter, Rubaga North mp Moses kasibante wondered whether government has a mechanism of regulating the pastors, saying that there is a pastor in his constituency who lines up women during his sermons ans ask them to talk about their bedroom experience. The minister in response said that although there is freedom of worship in the country , pastors and other religious leaders should not infringe the rights of believers in pretext of faith.

Pastor Bugingo case flops

By Sania Babirye

Hearing of a noise pollution case against a re-known city pastor Aloysius Bugingo has flopped today at the high court in Kampala.

The case involves Over 200 residents of Makerere zone in Kawempe division kampala district who dragged pastor Bugingo accusing him and his church of making noise for them.

It had come up for hearing before justice Andrew Bashaija but this could not go on because the trial Judge is currently away on official Leave.Hearing of the case has now been pushed to the 2nd of October 2019.

On the 12th of February this year, the residents led by a 85 year old Hajji Ali Sserunjoji sued Bugingo accusing him and his House of prayer ministries of producing excessive remission of noise.

The petitioners claim that before Pastor Bugingo constructed his Pentecostal church in 2015, they enjoyed a quiet , serene and clean environment but currently their peace and serenity has been taken over by his temporal church structures and its noise that comes from it.

These are also suing the National Environmental Authority and Kampala City Council Authority which they are accusing of failing to regulate the amount of noise emitted by pastor Bugingo’s church day and night as required.

They are now seeking court to cancel pastor Bugingo’s license which permitted him to erect a church in a residential area or compel both NEMA and KCCA to regulate the emitted sound to the approved 60 decibels.

These are further demanding that Pastor Bugingo pays them damages for infringing on their right to enjoy a serene and health environment for now close to 3 years .