President Yoweri Museveni has expressed shock about the death of Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who succumbed to heart attack in his room on Saturday morning.
Museveni was on Tuesday the chief mourner at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds to honour the fallen Archbishop Lwanga. Government announced Tuesday as the national day of mourning. In his eulogy, Museveni honoured Lwanga for fighting household poverty in communities by engaging in wealth creation activities.
“I am very happy that religious leaders, starting with Cyprian Lwanga are engaging in Wealth Creation. I thank him for 'Twekembe' and this is something we should carry on,” Museveni said. The late Lwanga is said to have started this Twekembe microfinance project with his salary.
Located in Rubaga Division, Twekembe project has established village-level loan hubs, administered by local women, to provide capital, training and support services to local and rural women in the lowest income so that they can engage in income generating activities.
Museveni advised the public to regularly seek medical checkup saying Lwanga’s death has been a shocker to him.
“I was shocked when I heard about the death of Lwanga. The condition that led to his death is well known. The doctors should explain to us how to detect the condition,” he said.
While at Kololo airstrip, Lwanga’s body received a 17 gun salute before the casket was taken to his childhood church, St. Charles Lwanga Parish Kyabakadde.