Pastor Samuel Kakande of Synagogue Church of All Nations in Mulago, is yet in another spotlight after parliament committee on natural resources summoned him to explain why he has been illegally mining sand in Lwera in Kalungu District and exporting it to outside countries.
According to parliament, Aqua World Uganda Limited, a company owned by Pastor Kakande commonly referred to as prophet Kakande acquired a licence from National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to carry out fish farming in a space of 45 cares in Lwera.
However, Aqua world started mining sand and exporting it outside contrary to the NEMA’s licence.
The legislator rejected pleas from a group of pastor Kakande’s lawyers led my Joash Mayanja Nkangi that their client was a busy man and would not be able to appear in person.
The committee, which last month made on-site visits to Lwera, Kalungu district to investigate reports of mass sand mining, established that Aqua World has been illegally mining sand.
This comes just weeks after ‘the man of God’ as his followers prefer calling him was named in an illegal guns scandal.
His deputy, Pastor Johnson Muwanguzi was arrested after he was reportedly found in possession of illegal firearms.
Upon interrogation, Muwanguzi said the two firearms belonged to Pastor Kakande.
According to police, Kakande denied knowledge of the firearms although they were recovered in his church.