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Archbishop Kizito Lwanga accorded state burial

The fallen Archbishop of Kampala Diocese, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga will be accorded a state burial to honour his contribution towards the development of Uganda.

The archbishop died on Saturday a few hours after he led the way of the cross and barely 20 hours to the Easter day celebrations. The post-mortem report from Mulago national referral hospital indicates that the man of God died of Ischemic heart disease which is as a result of coronary heart thrombosis.

Earlier today, the state recognised Dr Lwanga’s immense contributions with 17 gun salutes, at the official funeral held at Kololo airstrip.

During the official funeral, the chief mourner, President Yoweri Museveni applauded the fallen man of God for his generosity noting that he had a good walk and died in Christ.

“I was shocked when I heard about the death of Lwanga and the condition which led to his death is well known. He was a sympathizer and participated in the 1986 bush war though he didn’t fire guns,” Museveni said.

H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibahaburwa shares a light moment with the late ArchBishop Cyprian Lwanga

When Cyprian became the bishop of Kasana Luweero, I was happy because I knew him as a young priest. He was just about eight years younger than me.

He lauded Dr. Lwanga for initiating a microfinance project dubbed ‘Twekembe’ with his own salary.  “I am very happy that leaders are increasingly spearheading the effort of wealth creation so I salute Dr Cyprian Lwanga for that Wekembe initiative.” he said

The Archbishop will be laid to rest at Rubaga cathedral on Thursday. The Archbishop was enthroned in 2006 replacing Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala who had resigned.

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