Deceased Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been accorded a state funeral.
Dr Lwanga was pronounced dead on Saturday at 9:08am, less than 24 hours after concelebrating the traditional “Way of the cross” that precedes Easter Sunday.
He will be accorded a state funeral on April 06, according to government.
“We shall come together to celebrate him at Kololo (Independence grounds) on Tuesday and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will be the chief guest,” ICT Minister Judith Nabakooba confirmed.
“We will remember him for many things including his advocacy and tasking people on working hard and staying firm in religion,” she eulogized Dr Lwanga.
MP Francis Zaake mourns
I have had my Easter Prayers from Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese where I also joined in mass the Chairperson of Uganda’s Episcopal Conference Bishop Dr. Anthony Zziwa and the nation at large in mourning the untimely demise of Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
It is unfortunate that we have had to celebrate this year’s resurrection of Jesus Christ in sorrow while mourning the passing of Archbishop Cyprian who has been a towering pillar in our collective struggle for justice and dignity.
God has been using the voice of the Archbishop, like other notable clerics, as a conduit to deliver His message of freeing those in captivity and those who are suffering unjustly at the hands of the State. That is why I call upon Gov’t to heed Dr. Lwanga’s final prayer to have abducted people and all political prisoners to be freed unconditionally.
I have had an opportunity during the mass to give thanksgiving to God for making it possible for me to return home in perfect shape. I concluded by asking my constituents and all Ugandans to continue fighting for the victory of our President-elect H. E. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert who won the January 2021 elections.
Happy Easter to you comrades. May the soul of our Archbishop rest in eternal peace.