Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has eulogised former Bishop of Busoga Diocese Cyprian Bamwoze as a man of character who did not segregate races, tribes or colors.
Bamwoze died on Monday from leukemia and was on Thursday taken to Parliament where MPs paid their tribute. President Museveni also attended the special sitting in the chambers. Oulanyah posted his eulogy on Facebook and it is produced below verbatim.
I first met the late Bishop Cyprian at Entebbe International Airport…
I had no idea he was the Bishop of Busoga then, but I approached him and introduced myself.
I said, I am Jacob Oulanyah
And he replied “ I am Bishop Cyprian Bamwoze, Bishop of Busoga”.
I was surprised because he was standing alone, but very happy that I had made a step to introduce myself.
We instantly became friends. And over the years our friendship continued to grow, we became very close.
So close that he and I ran a campaign together. Our families became one.
Bishop Bamwoze was a great mentor and had such dedication to whatever tasks he took up.
He wanted every one to prosper and committed to demonstrate, through his livelihood projects how best they could.
He believed in a “rainbow people”
A rainbow people are people who see no colors and indeed;
In his eyes he saw neither tribes, nor color.
Above all he loved beyond boundaries.
I will greatly miss his honesty, true wisdom and stewardship.
May God grant your soul eternal rest Ojaame
Till we meet again.