SAYS HE HAS LEFT AT TIME WHEN THE NATION NEEDED HIS COUNSEL ON THE CHALLENGING MATTERS OF CHRISTIANITY
President Yoweri Museveni has eulogized the late Archbishop Paul Bakyenga describing him as an exemplary leader whose service to the nation touched many souls.
Through the Vice President Maj. Jessica Alupo who represented him at the burial, Museveni also noted that Bakyenga died at a time when the nation needed his counsel especially on matters of Christianity.
“Archbishop Bakyenga lived a life of hard work that proved to many people the virtue of leading by example through starting schools and other humanitarian projects” Museveni said in his condolence message read by his workholic VP Alupo who is also the woman MP for Katakwi district.
He said he received the news of Bakyenga’s death with sadness and therefore, extended his heartfelt condolences to the Catholic church, the Diocese of Mbarara, Nyamitanga and all the communities that benefited from the services and leadership of the late.
“Today the nation and the Catholic Church celebrate the life of a leader who did not pride in his personal skills but clung to God for guidance. We appreciate the good work that he has done in being part of the cause of developing the nation by bringing services closer to the people” the president said.
Museveni noted that Bakyenga lived what he called a worth while life of service to his nation and service in the Kingdom of God through the lives that have been transformed under his spiritual call.
“He has died at a time when the nation needed his counsel, most especially on challenging matters of Christianity” he said.
Christianity is currently faced with the issue of homosexuality with some clergy in the Western world allowing same sex marriage while others especially African leaders have stood their ground terming it evil. The Anglican church in Uganda has already severed ties with Carntebury, the headquarters of Anglican church over the same issue. President Museveni recently assented to the Anti-homosexuality bill into Law amid accusations of purported human rights violations against homos by the west.