Bishop Bugimbi Burial For Monday

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Former Luweero Diocesan bishop, Mesusera Bugimbi will be buried on Monday, August 25 at St Mark Cathedral in Luweero town next to his wife, Victoria Nantajja Bugimbi, who died in 2001.

Former Luweero Diocesan bishop, Mesusera Bugimbi will be buried on Monday, August 25 at St Mark Cathedral in Luweero town.
 
Retired Bishop Bugimbi, 84, passed away at Mengo Hospital on Wednesday where he was admitted two months ago. Luweero’s founding bishop developed complications resulting from an iron bar attack by thugs about two years ago and was suffering from prostate cancer.
 
The Vicar of St. Mark Cathedral, Reverend Paul Kafeero, told URN that according to the tentative programme, the body of Bishop Bugimbi will be transferred to the Cathedral on Sunday at 4pm and thereafter a funeral service will be held.
 
Reverend Kafeero added that the body will lie in the cathedral till Monday at 11am, another service will be held before Bugimbi is buried next to her wife, Victoria Nantajja Bugimbi, who died in 2001.
 
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Bugimbi’s body is currently at his retirement home in Kabuusu, Kampala where friends continue to flock to mourn him. Several Christians and Priests in Luweero also continue eulogize him for his role as founding bishop and great servant.
 
Amos Kabanda, the head teacher of Ndejje Vocational and Secondary School, described Bugimbi as a transparent man who worked tirelessly to build a strong foundation that has kept the present Luweero Diocese strong.
 
He is also credited by various Christians for preaching reconciliation in a bid to unite the residents that had been split after the 1981-1986 war. He is also remembered for skillfully ending bickering and disunity between Christians over proposed diocesan offices in early 1990s.
 
The departed Bishop served as bishop for Luweero Diocese from 1991 when the diocese was curved out of Namirembe till 1996 when he retired. Prior to the appointment, he had served as the dean and later as the Assistant bishop in charge of Luweero.   Retired Bishop Bugimbi was succeeded by Bishop Evans Kisekka. He was among the endorsees of Universal Chastity Education in Uganda, an organization for reducing HIV prevalence rates through an approach of behavior change.
 
At the age of 72, Bishop Bugimbi married Margaret Nandagi Katumba in 2007 after the death of his first wife in 2001.
 
He is also remembered by Christians as one who championed the establishment of Luweero Diocese Guest House, which project has been fulfilled by the current Bishop Evans Mukasa Kisseka.
 
He built the current offices of the Diocese at Luweero Town Council, purchased land for the Church at Kasiiso where the Church established a Vocational school among other church projects.
 
He has left one daughter.

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.