By Mulengera Reporters
At the start of the month, the leadership of the Namungoona-based Orthodox Church began preparing to host President Museveni who was expected to be their visitor today Sunday 28th October 2018. He was to lay a memorial stone marking 100 years of the Orthodox faith in Uganda from where it spread to other parts of Africa. Yonah Lwanga, the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Orthodox Church in Uganda, sent out the invitation to the President through protocol teams at State House. There was no response and this after weeks of being ignored made the organizers and Church leadership think that the President would perhaps be too busy and wouldn’t attend. They accordingly went for plan B and emotionally prepared themselves to do with Museveni that day. However, sources say the organizers we’re shocked getting a phone call from the President’s people yesterday Saturday afternoon communicating confirmation of the big man’s readiness to be with them today Sunday. “We are sorry and unable to host H/E the President at such short notice because we gave up on him the moment we got no response from his office,” sources quoted one of the organizers as telling Museveni handlers during a late Saturday engagement.
The Church leadership has instead moved the event to late next year and have communicated their willingness to have the President preside over as guest of honor as they celebrate 100 years of Orthodox Church in Uganda. It remains unclear who exactly hid the invite so that it never came to the attention of the President up to the last minute.