By; Ben Musanje
It has been grieve and tears among hundreds of mourners while abiding a fare well to the former retired Archbishop of Church of Uganda Rt. Rev. Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyooyo at the Anglican Uganda Martyrs Shrine Namugongo this evening.
Several dignitaries from different Religious denominations led by the Council of President of the Inter Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU), government, Buganda Kingdoms, Political party leaders and Members of Parliament flocked Mukono diocese to pay their respect to the late Nkoyooyo.
Among those who attended the burial include, the Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugudan, Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, Nabagereka and Katikkiro of Buganda Lady Sylvia Naginda and Charles Peter Mayega respectively, Dr. Kiiza Besigye among others.
The final requiem service to send off Dr. Nkoyooyo whose legacy will be remembered in the Church of Uganda was led by the Archbishop Most Reverend Stanley Ntagali, and in his message he applauded the late for his works, a great man of God full of wisdom that the church will miss.
Ntagali however reminded the Members of Parliament to pass laws that are beneficial to Ugandans to make the country worth livable.
The Pope Nuncio Archbishop Michael August Brume commended the late Nkoyoyo for being a living stone for the Church on which it marks its successes.
President Yoweri Museveni was represented by the Vice president Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi with condolence message.
The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II in a speech read for him by the Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga, said the late had mastered the art of combining the gospel and development therefore he should not be mourned but rather celebrated.
Nkoyoyo, who served as archbishop of the Church of Uganda from 1995 to 2004, died on Friday January 5, 2018 of Pneumonia at Kampala Hospital at the aged of 80 years after undergoing treatment of cancer of the throat here and abroad in UK.