Ugandan activist and founder of the Makerere Community Church, Pastor Martin Ssempa has been suspended from the Pornography Control Committee (PCC), due to job negligence and under performance.
Ethics and Integrity Minister, Fr. Simon Lokodo announced the suspension in a letter dated December 18, 2018.
“In the meantime, I wish to inform you (Pr. Ssempa) that your stay on the membership of Pornography Control Committee stands withdrawn,” the letter reads. Fr. Lokodo told URN that Ssempa’s suspension was as a result of under performance.
“The committee denounced him for not performing in unison with them. We asked him to defend himself, but he decided to go to court. We are now waiting for the court to decide,” Mr Lokodo added.
Mr. Lokodo notes in the letter that, Ssempa’s case has been referred to the “Attorney General’s Chamber for necessary advice on the next course of action.”
The minister in the suspension letter also cites earlier warnings to Pastor Ssempa, who has in the last few days been in the media castigating Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine for trying to be like Jesus Christ in his new song Tuliyambala Engule (literally meaning we shall wear the victor’s crown), yet that is not part of his responsibilities as PCC member, thereby putting personal issues first, instead committee duties.