Parliament has paid a tribute to the late Cyprian Bamwoze, former Bishop of Busoga Diocese in a special sitting held at 2:00pm.
The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah earlier today attended the funeral of the late Bamwoze at Namirembe Cathedral.
At parliament, the body of the late Bishop Bamwoze was received at Parliament by the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, Deputy Speaker Oulanyah and several other Members of Parliament.
The Prime Minister Ruhakana Ruganda moved the motion to pay tribute to the late Bishop Bamwoze.
The motion was seconded by Hon Tonny Muhindo (Bukonzo East) on behalf of the Leader of Opposition and the representatives of Independents, Hon Andrew Baryanyanga.
Muhindo said Bamwoze was committed to serving within and outside the church; he was a faithful servant and had his people at heart and worked hard to lift them spiritually and materially.
Mityana Municipality MP Hon Francis Zaake says the late Bamwoze was a supporter of development and encouraged activities that transformed the people of Busoga.
“The fact the late Bishop retired from his position should act as an example to those in the same age bracket”
Kadaga was prompted to suspend the special sitting for 10 minutes to allow the Speaker receive President Kaguta Museveni who paid a tribute to the late Bishop Bamwoze.
Hon Mohammed Nsereko noted: “let the passing of the late Bamwoze teach us that death has been prescribed unto us and let every living person know that death will come to us.”
Hon Cecilia Ogwal said the late did everything he could to rise the welfare of the people of Busoga.
“Let us do whatever we can to deal with the issue of poverty in Busoga. Bamwoze did alot to ensure that we ensure that we achieve peaceful resolution in the North.”