Uganda is mourning the death of Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga and today government has held National Prayers at Kololo Airstrip to celebrate his life with President Yoweri Museveni being the Chief Mourner.
While eulogizing the late Archbishop Lwanga, Museveni said with he learnt with shock about the death of Lwanga. He said the reason why he (Museveni) ordered for national mourning is because Dr Lwanga was an archbishop, but also because he was a sympathizer while they (NRA) fought in the bush.
Museveni described Dr Lwanga as a God fearing man before advising Ugandans to copy his good deeds.
“Love your God with all your heart and love your neighbour as you love yourself. I have worked towards this. Even when I am fighting, I fight with love,” said Museveni.
He added, “If I did not fight with love I would have caused a lot of problems because i have the power.”
He also applauded Dr Lwanga for being among the church leaders who have increasingly spearheaded the effort of wealth creation.
“When Cyprian became the bishop of Kasana Luweero, I was happy because I knew him as a young priest. He is just about eight years younger than me. I knew about his microfinance project called ‘Twekembe’ that he started with his salary. I salute Dr Cyprian Lwanga for that Twekembe initiative,” he said.
After Kololo, the body of the fallen Archbishop is expected to arrive at his childhood church, St. Charles Lwanga Parish Kyabakadde this afternoon.