By Kabuye Ronald
Uganda’s opposition strong men have praised the deceased Orthodox Church leader in Uganda His Eminence Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga 76 years who passed on, on Sunday evening in Athens the capital city of Greece for fighting social injustice and being a great moral voice.
The National Unity Platform and former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine said Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga has been an outspoken critic of the injustice and bad governance.
“Very saddened by the passing of His Eminence Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga, Archbishop of Kampala and Exarch of All Uganda in the Orthodox Church, who has been an outspoken critic of the injustice and bad governance in our country.
Not one to sit by and watch as our country careened down the steep slope of dictatorship, Archbishop Jonah has been a consistent voice in pointing out the wrongs of those who hold us captive. Perhaps his most candid comment in recent times was when he urged Ugandans to pray for the collapse of #DictatorMuseveni’s regime, reasoning that only then shall we have peace and prosperity again.” Bobi Wine posted on his Face book page
“That Archbishop Jonah has now passed on raises more questions than answers, considering that many other religious leaders, prominent for their criticism of the regime, have passed on recently under unclear circumstances. Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of the Catholic Church, Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte, and the Bishop Emeritus of Masaka John Baptist Kaggwa as well as Sheikh Anas Kaliisa have all passed on in quick succession.
I send deep condolences to the Orthodox community in Uganda and the world upon this unfortunate occurrence. May God receive you in eternal glory.” His post further read.
The four time presidential candidate and former president of the Forum for Democratic Change Rtd. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye said that the deceased has been a great moral voice.
“A great moral voice and leader goes to be with the lord.
H.E. Metropolitan Lwanga has had the courage, confidence & moral activism consistent with a Man of God.
It’s worrying that such moral patriarchs are endangered; yet, most needed in our Uganda today.
Our heartfelt condolences go to the bereaved family, Uganda Orthodox Church, the Christian Community and all Ugandans.
Rest in perfect peace.” Posted Besigye on his official face book page
In the same way, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago said that the late lived a rewarding, exemplary and accomplished life.
“You lived a rewarding, exemplary and accomplished life, touched so many lives and stood firm on matters of social justice and equity. May your soul be warmly received by the Angels in heaven. Sleep well mukadde waffe, Metropolitan Yona Lwanga.” Posted Erias Lukwago on his official Facebook page.
meanwhile his burrial arrangements will be communicated once his body jets into the country from Greece where he breathed his last