Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo of HPM is not fit to be a pastor, Fr Lokodo advises followers to stop attending his church sermons
Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo, of the House of Prayer Ministries International (Canaan Land), has been banned with immediate effect from using offensive communications against his wife Teddy Naluswa, in the Tuesday Parliamentary sitting chaired by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah.
State Minister for Housing, Dr Chris Baryomunsi and Rev Fr Simon Lokodo, Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity informed legislators that government is concerned about Bujjingo’s unethical statements over his wife Naluswa, adding that government is set to conduct investigations into his church activities.
Bujjingo’s issue was raised on the floor of Parliament by the Kampala woman legislator, Nabila Nagayi Ssempala.
Ssempala said pastor Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo continuously misused the pulpit by demeaning, shaming his official wife whom he had lived with for 29 years in marriage.
“In his own words right Honourable Speaker, he said that the woman who has made him suffer for lack of sex for ten years, made him spend money on treatment, and yet more money on cotton wool, for regular pads was insufficient according to him, to stop the flow caused by fistula. He said such a woman is not worthy to be married, through his Radio and TV Stations. As leaders, we condemn this and as members of parliament, were in shock, as mothers were in pain and as Ugandans, but also as human beings. No person should condemn anyone because of illness,” Nabila said.
Nabila’s statement was supported by several legislators both Male and Female, all condemning Bujjingo’s acts over his wife.
“He’s a self-proclaimed Pastor because he will not be making those blunders. How can you go like that yet an exemplary leader? Pastor moreover denounce your wife for whom you have lived with for more than 29 years,” Lokodo said.
In this regard, Dr Chris Baryomunsi said Bujjingo has been banned from offensive communication against his wife Teddy Naluswa.
“And we have since written to Pastor Bujjingo warning him over his utterances depending on the existing laws and directed him not to offensively communicate again,” Baryomunsi stated.
Dr Baryomunsi said Investigation into the legality of Pastor Bujjingo’s ministry has been launched as Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) investigates the matter by reviewing the video clips that saw Bujjingo attacking his wife on the pulpit.
“UCC has recovered the footages and recordings of his (Bujjingo) utterances and they are being studied,” Baryomunsi said.
“Further investigation is being done to get enough reason for his church to be closed. But already the church will be closed by the fact that the faithful are going to walk away,” Lokodo added.
Also, Fr Lokodo advised Bujjingo’s followers to stop attending his church sermons because he’s not fit to be a pastor.
“I advise the faithful following him to step aside and leave that arena where he is leading as a pastor, because he’s not nourishing them but malnourished them,” Lokodo.
Lokodo also said he intends to table a bill that will regulate Pentecostal churches activities in Uganda, next week.