By Max Patrick Ocaido
Parliament: President Yoweri Museveni is this afternoon expected in Parliament to pay tribute to late Rt. Rev. Cyprian Bamwoze, the former Bishop of Busoga Diocese.
Bamwoze, the pioneer Bishop for Busoga died on Monday at Uganda Cancer Institute in Mulago where he has been reportedly battling leukemia since 2015.
Bamwoze’s body is this afternoon expected at Parliament to lie in state before the casket is lowered to the Parliament chambers for MPs to pay tribute to the fallen clergy.
“Today Parliament will hold a special sitting to honour and pay tribute to the former Bishop of Busoga Diocese, Rt. Rev. Cyprian Bamwoze,” Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah tweeted.
President Museveni’s presence at Parliament has been confirmed as Bamwoze’s body lies in state.
Bishop Bamwoze, who hailed from Nakakabala in Kamuli District, was consecrated in 1972 after the creation of Busoga Diocese from Namirembe.
He, however, retired in 1998 after years of turbulence among his flock who accused him of maladministration and arrogance. He was succeeded by Dr Michael Kyomya.