Rwamagana church building up for auction

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 21 May 2020 at 06:57

Agape Sanctuary Church in Rwanda located in Gishore Cell in Nyakariro Sector in Rwamagana District is being auctioned to settle a Rwf70 million debt the church owes Twagirayezu Jean Damascène.

In 2017, Twagirayezu was contracted to construct Agape church Nyirabuhene church in Gishore Cell.

Agape Sanctuary Church was expecting external funders to foot the construction bills, an anticipation that never came to fruition, leaving an accumulated bill.

Twagirayezu took the church to Kigali Commercial Court, which ruled in his favour in 2019, and the church was ordered to settle the Rwf70 million debt.

The church failed to pay which prompted the complainant to get services of a bailiff, Ingabire Uwayo Lambert, who is in the process of auctioning of church property, including the church building.

Ingabire has told IGIHE that the first auction on May 15 was attended by about five bidders whose offers were below the going value.

Ingabire also said the church is being sold after three other sites were sold for Rwf12 million. “The goal is to get Rwf70 million awarded by the Kigali Commercial Court.”

Nyigiro Sector Executive Secretary, Muhigirwa David, says the church has been closed for over two years, having failed to meet the basic infrastructure requirements.

IGIHE has learnt that the same church owes a one Ndagijimana Jean about Rwf 53 million, a debt accumulated in the non-cash purchase of land in a sales agreement signed by the spokesperson of the church Archbishop Rubuguza Léon.

Agape Sanctuary Church in Rwanda located in Gishore Cell in Nyakariro Sector in Rwamagana District is being auctioned to settle a Rwf70 million debt the church owes Twagirayezu Jean Damascène.

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