By Rehema Naggujja
Kampala City Lordmayor, Erias Lukwago, His executive minister for Finance and adminstration Hon Johnmary Ssebuwufu and Executive Secretary for Works and Physical planning Hon Kizza Hakim Sawula have joined a thousands of Orthodox Church in Uganda at St.Nicholas’s Church Namungoona to mourn and pray for the late Archbishop Jonah Lwanga.
“….. I would like to convey my sincere condolences to the Area church and the people of Uganda upon the loss of this great man, a leader, patriot and a person who steady fast fought for rule of law and constitutionalism. A man who has been assertive on matters of social justice, equity, fairness and hero of his own caliber . He has spoken truth for power when it comes to issue of justice. We hope the government will listen to the message he has been delivering,” Erias Lukwago said.
He further advised fellow leaders to learn from Archbishop’s legacy and guide them on matters of leadership in this country.
Days ago, KCCA sat and proposed that the late Archbishop Jonah Lwanga be named after a road in Lubaga division that Connects Masiro road to Nakibinge road so that his Legacy lives for eternity.
His Eminence Late Jonah Lwanga was born on 18th July 1945 in Degeya Bulemezi sadly passed on the 5th September 2021 in Athens, Greece where he had gone for treatment. Before he breath out, he was the Metropolitan of kampala Uganda under the Eastern Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
1973, 1978 he graduated with a degree in philosophy and Theology respectively at the University of Athens. In 1979 he served as secretary of the Uganda Mission of the Metropolis of irinoupolis and in 2981 he was ordained diaconate.1997, Bishop Jonah was elevated to Metropolitan of Kampala and Exarch of all Uganda and over 20 medical facilities and hospitals have been elevated under his leadership.
He will be remembered as actively spoke out against corruption, human rights abuses, bad governance and used to encourage his priests to do so.