By Juma Nsubuga
The Arch of Church of Uganda His Grace the Most Rev. Dr Samuel Steven Kazimba Mugalu has applauded the late Archbishop Dr. Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyooyo for being a great man during his reign.
“He was a great man and he loved everybody in their capacity. He was so developmental and was a unique preacher of gospel” he said.
Dr. Kazimba revealed this at the memorial lecture of the late Nkoyooyo at Uganda Martyrs Anglican Museum in Namugongo.
He also told to the people that the late Nkoyoyo was a vision bearer who started the Church House project.
“This place (Anglican museum Namugongo) was his vision and he was also an implementor. Am so greatful and if he comes back now, he will be smiling because all his visions have been implemented by the Church of ugaynda with the help of government” he said adding that Nkoyooyo was generous, loved GOD and people.
Meanwhile the minister of energy and mineral development Dr. Ruth Nankabirwa who represented President Museveni at the memorial lecture, assured Anglicans that government shall continue to support the Church to complete its projects.
President Museveni in his statement red by Nankabirwa said that “I personally knew the late Nkoyooyo and I can testify that he used his time on earth to do good and helped people. He also loved God. Like I always say, what matters most is what you do while on earth. At the time of his death, the late Nkoyoyo’s worry was Namugongo project that he helped initiate” Museveni said.
He recounted that years back, the place (museum) was a deserted area (Olukande) until 2013 when his friend on behalf of the Church of Uganda decided to redevelop it.
“He came to me and requested for support of which I, together with my family and Uganda government accepted to support this project” the president said.
Today marks 5years since Lt. Rtd Archbishop Dr Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyooyo died.
He was the 6th Archbishop of the province of the Church of Uganda 1995-2004. He was born on 4th-Oct 1938 and died on 5th Janualy 2018.