By Our Repoter
The church of Uganda has officially announced Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as days for prayers and fasting in order to combat the COVID-19 situation.
This was announced by the Archbishop of the Province of Church of Uganda His Grace Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu during the sendoff of the fallen North Kigezi Diocesan Bishop Rt Rev Benon Magezi at Emmanuel Cathedral Kinyasano in Western Division Rukungiri Municipality on Friday June 18th 2021.
His Grace Kaziimba pointed out that in the Bible, it’s stated that once a calamity hit, Christians would gather and pray and the Lord would answer their prayers.
He said that during this period when churches are closed, God is is not deaf to listen to our prayers thus calling on Christians to pray and fast from their homes so tht the country and the world as a whole can be saved from this evil situation of COVID-19.
The Archbishop described Late Benon Magezi as a man who would stand by his word in doing the truth under the guidance of the holy spirit during his time of service.
Meanwhile Archbishop Mugalu encouraged Ugandans to follow standard operating procedures of Covid 19 as guided by the president and ministry of health narrating that covid is real and is killing people seriously.
Maama Gladys Magezi the widow to the late Bishop Benon Magezi hailed the Christians in North Kigezi Diocese for the love they have always shown to this family from his time of service till when he is being laid to rest.
Maama Gladys thanked her late husband for being a caring and God fearing person. She is hopeful that he is resting with the Angels and asked her children to receive and accept Christ if they are to live a good life in such hard time.
“Your father is gone, let’s all focus our eyes on God. My husband to has gone I pray to God to give me rest in him during this widow ship” Gladys said.
Canon Sabiti Mahairane the North Kigezi Diocesan Head of laity told the scientific mourners that we live by God’s grace and taking off lives is also part of him.
He hailed Archbishop Kaziimba Mugalu for loving Bishop Magezi for when he was alive and trekking the journey to Rukungiri to pay him the last respect.
Geoffrey Kyomukama the Rukungiri District chairperson, Nsubuga Bewayo Nsubuga the RDC and Chief Administrative Officer Mr. Elias Byamungu who represented the district local government described the late Bishop as an intelligent leader.
They noted that it has always been great time to share with him and he has always advised them on good leadership models.
Hon. Gen. Jim Muhwezi, Minister of security and Rujumbura constituency legislator who was the Chief Mourner revealed that North Kigezi Dioceses missed a brilliant man who had a big dream for the development of north Kigezi dioceses and the whole country at large.
Minister Muhwezi explained how he tried to save the life of late Bishop Magezi since he attracted covid 19 but all were in vain. He assured the Residents that that service delivery is their next move as legislators from Rukungiri District now that politicking is done.
After 32 of marriage with Gladys, Bishop Magezi is survived with 5 Children and 2 grandchildren.
Bishop Magezi, 61, died on Tuesday this week at Mulago National Refferal Hospital due to Covid 19.