Church constructed using “under water money” – MP Olanya claims

Bishop Johnson Gakumba.

The allegation has seen the Diocese of the Northern Uganda Bishop, Rt. Rev. Johnson Gakumba taking swift action by recalling the Olwal Church Overseer.

The Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Uganda Rt. Rev Johnson Gakumba has recalled the Overseer of Olwal Church.

Bishop Gakumba is said to have reportedly been informed that the priest [whose names have been concealed] has been prompting and or issuing false and ‘evil messages’ to the Christians.

The action also follows an allegation by the Kilak South MP; Gilbert Olanya who said in one of his speeches in the district that the money used to construct the church was evil money and reportedly got from under water.

Speaking to our reporter, Bishop Gakumba says the church intervened and rebuked the false allegations and as a result, he has recalled the pastor.

The Man of God notes that the church was constructed to help build and expand Christianity but not to “promote evil seeds among the Christians”.

When contacted, Olanya says the allegations are politically motivated, denying making any negative statement in recent weeks.

“It’s being brought up from the Christian background; i can’t make such evil speeches,” MP Olanya told our reporter.

On 01 January this year, it’s reported that MP for persons with disabilities William Nokrach and Olanya were involved in a scuffle in the church in the presence of Bishop Gakumba after the ‘underwater money’ allegations was made.

Sources say rivalry between the two Acholi legislators has not freshly started but has been there ‘for some years’.

Briefly, Nokrach is a member of the ruling NRM party whilst Olanya supports opposition political party, FDC.

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