URSB clears air on church registration


By Juliet Nalwooga

Uganda Registration Services Bureau has made a clarification on the criteria followed in registration of churches.

This is after the leadership of the born again faith federation raised concerns that some of the churches listed as born again in the recently published list of institutions licensed to wed couples by the bureau are not genuine.

Dr Joseph Sserwadda, the presiding apostle of the federation said earlier,  government should give them the mandate of registering churches because they understand their doctrine and uniqueness better

However, Uganda Registration Services Bureau Senior Public Relations Officer Provia Nangobi says every church they register has an established management, and permanent premises in a public place among other statutory requirements.

Last year the Ethics and Integrity minister Fr Simon Lokodo said that government had suspended the registration of new faith-based organizations until a legal framework was instituted to monitor their operations.