The late Archbishop of Kampala Diocese Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been laid to rest. The prelate was laid to rest inside the Rubaga Cathedral.
The Archbishop was on Holy Saturday found dead in his room. According to a post-mortem report from Mulago national referral hospital, Dr Lwanga succumbed to Ischemic heart disease following coronary heart thrombosis.
The send off was attended by the Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Maama Sylvia Nagginda, Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga, Former presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, Ministers from central government among other mourners.
During the requiem mass, the fallen Archbishop was praised for his immense contributions towards Catholic Church and the development of Uganda.
In his remarks, President Yoweri Museveni applauded Dr. Lwnaga for the increasingly spearheading the effort of wealth creation and initiating the Wekembe initiative.
“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,” the president said.
In a condolence message delivered by the Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi applauded the good relationship which the deceased maintained between the Church and Buganda Kingdom.
“The Archbishop Lwanga was a voice to the depressed and an advocate for human rights. May his soul rest in peace,” Kabaka said.
The former Vice Chancellor of Makerere University who is also the chairman board of Centenary Bank Prof. Ddumba Ssentamu said the deceased insisted on corporate values of Micro-finance to seek the thriving of Centenary Bank and promoted it among church institutions, supported and guaranteed them to get funds for various projects.
“He transformed the Rubaga prayer center and every day, he had new ideas. The deceased prelate had a dream of forming a Catholic University, turning Wekembe SACCO into a bank and setting up a water bottle company,” he said.
During the service, Bishop Paul Ssemwogere who superintends over Luwero Dioceses was named the caretaker of Kampala Archdiocese.