Makerere University has rejected a request by the Balokole also referred to as born-again christians (saved people) to construct their own church at the university premises.
Pastor Martin Ssempa, who was selected as lead preacher by the sect, petitioned the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) after the university denied them space.
Ssempa told journalists that they (balokole) pray under trees and it is only proper that the university gives them space to construct their own church.
Ssempa further revealed that his church Makerere Community Church that used to convene at school of veterinary medicine hall has not been permitted to operate since the outback of Covid-19.
EOC has given Makerere and the Balokole 60 days to harmonize and have the conflict at hand resolved.
According to Makerere University management, the university has to accommodate only three mainstream religions as guided by the university council. The three are Catholics, Anglicans and Moslems.
However, other religions such as the Seventh Day Adventists also operate with campus. The Adventists have previously been holding their services at Lumumba Hall extension.
The Phaneero movement also holds weekly prayers at Makerere rugby grounds.