Archbishop Emmanuel Nsubuga of Kampala, Uganda, has complained to President Amin that his outgoing and incoming mail is being read by people either in the post office or in the President's office.
President Amin replied that he had never instructed anyone to open the Archbishop's letters, and that whoever was caught doing so should he reported to the President for disciplinary action,
The President's relations with Archbishop Nsubuga have fluctuated over the past couple of years. In 1972, when the President expelled dozens of European Christian missionaries on grounds that they could not be trusted, he also accused the Archbishop of being implicated in plots against his government.
In addition, President Amin said he wanted the Church in Uganda to be Africanised, so thaf foreigners could not "sow the seeds of dissension and destruction in the country."
Later, however, the President gave a new Mercedes Benz car to the Archbishop to make it easier for him to visit all churches in Uganda. The gilt of' the car, President Amin said, was not based on political grounds, but to help the Archbishop to develop the people of Uganda spiritually.
In a recent talk with President Amin, who is a Moslem, the archbishop was told that the Uganda Government would donate one million shillings (about £(i0,000) to help complete the shrine being built at Namugongo to the Uganda Martyrs. Archbishop Nsubuga said the President also emphasised the importance of religion, and said that that was why he had directed government officials to attend prayers in their respective places of worship.