As the country and followers of the Orthodox Church in Uganda are still mourning the passing of the late Archbishop Yonah Lwanga who’s been the head of the Orthodox Church, a number of religious leaders have come out to eulogize and mourn his passing.
These have described him as a great pillar who is going to be missed in the country for his council and fearlessness.
They also described him as a visionary leader who fought for the human rights of all people regardless of who they are and advocated for peace.
The Moslem leadership who served with Archbishop Lwanga on the Interreligious Council said they had lost a great leader whose wisdom was highly valued.
Ashraf Ziiwa the spokesperson of the Uganda Supreme Council said the deceased was a very opinionated man.
“He has left a big gap as a founding member of the interreligious council which ultimately looks at promoting the common God of the people regardless of our creed, our affiliations and anything else. We are going to miss his strong voice against injustices and as a human rights defender.” Mr Zziwa said.
Mr Joshua Kitakule the secretary-general of the Interreligious Council described the late Lwanga as a leader who saw religion as a uniting factor for all.
“We will also remember him as a person who believed in reconciliation. He highly believed in national dialogue where different people can meet and discuss issues holding us back as a country. We are going to miss him because he’s been a leader with reason.” Mr Kitakule said.
The Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga also added his voice to those who are eulogizing the late Archbishop saying that the country will miss his vision and fight for justice.
“He has been a champion of human rights, the rule of law, development and unity of Ugandans. He has left a legacy of an inspirational religious leader who has significantly contributed to the well-being of his countrymen and women.
The late Archbishop has received immense praise from all those who have come out to mourn his death especially his record in regards to advocating for human rights.
Meanwhile, the burial preparations are ongoing and the Church yesterday said that contrary to what has been circulating that the late had gone to receive medical attention, he had instead gone on a work trip and was expected to come back soon in the country.