By Elly Karenzi
President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the retired teacher and politician who spent most of his time offering consulting services to the people of Ibanda district.
His condolence message was read by Ms. Lucy Nancobe Mbonye, who is the head of Public Services and Secretary to Cabinet.
Mr. Museveni said that the late Rwandakeye has left a legacy of distinction because he worked very hard as the National Resistance Movement (NRM) cadre in Ibanda district.
He noted that Mzee Rwandakeye lived his life humbly and served all the people of Ibanda diligently under the leadership of NRM.
He said the family was robbed because he was a pillar of the family and in the struggle of NRM.
Museveni added that “Rwandekeye championed for many political developments in the country because he was honest, humane as he ended his roots as NRM cadre”
Mr. Museveni donated 10 Million to meet the burial expenses as condolences.
While preaching at the burial of the late Michael Rwandekeye that took place at Nyakateete Catholic Centre Church in Ibanda Municipality, the Bishop Acquironos Kibira of Kasese Diocese explained that corruption is the major problem in the country that is hindering service delivery
“I therefore call upon all leaders who have attended the burial today here in Ibanda to live exemplary life and check their hearts,” Bishop Kibira said.
Ruth Nakyobe Mbonye head of public service and secretary to cabinet who is the daughter in law to the deceased explained that Michael was the greatest pillar for NRM as a party and also to the district. She said Rwandekeye fought corruption and bad rule of former governments.
Mzee Micheal Rwandekye worked as a teacher. He once worked as the Principal Ibanda Core PTC and he was awarded a medal by the president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for his good work towards the country.
The body of Mzee Rwandekye was laid at Nyakateete village in Kigarama ward in Ibanda Municipality, Ibanda district.
Rwandekye left 11 children, 31 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
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