By JAMES KABENGWA
The government yesterday evening announced it had offered an official burial to the late Metropolitan Archbishop Jonah Lwanga who died aged 76 on Sunday evening.
The Minister for Information and National Guidance, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, said during a mass in memory of Archbishop Lwanga at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church that President Museveni condoled with the orthodox fraternity for the death of “our friend Jonah Lwanga.”
“The President also sent us to convey a message that government shall accord an official burial to Archbishop,” Dr Baryomunsi said.
The minister told the faithful that the burial day and when the remains would be returned from Athens, Greece, where the Orthodox leader died would be announced after a meeting between the family, church leaders and government officials.
“We feel the pain. As believers this is the journey we have to take, we have lost a senior colleague, a fellow leader. Government is with you in these difficult times when we have lost the dear one,” Baryomunsi said.