Msgr Kasaija Death a ‘Big Blow to Catholic Faith’

President Yoweri Museveni has lauded the students of Lake Mburo Senior Secondary School for being exemplary and working hard to change their area.

The President was Saturday the guest of honor at the silver jubilee celebrations of Lake Mburo Senior Secondary School in Kanyaryeru Sub-County in Kiruhuura district.

The colorful celebrations attracted Old Boys and Old Girls of the school now with good placements in the private sector, sales non-government organizations, and government.

They included, among others, the Head of Health Monitoring Unit in State House Dr. Diana Atwiine.

The School was established in 1991 by President Museveni at Lake Mburo Resettlement Scheme to cater for the children of civilian survivors and fallen NRA freedom fighters.

The school, that today has a population of 300 students, was founded by President Museveni with the help of the late Eric Kirimani, Ambassador Deo Rwabiita and Mr. Emmanuel Mwesigye, who among others, were honored with certificates of recognition at the school’s silver jubilee celebrations.

President Museveni urged the children of the area to consolidate the achievements registered in their location through intensive agriculture.

He recounted to guests the history of Kanyaryeru dating back to 1918 when cattle diseases wiped out livestock in the area forcing the people to scatter to other places in Lango, Teso and Busoga in a bid to replenish their animals.


Mr. Museveni, however, called on the elite of Kanyaryeru to educate wananchi on modern intensive commercial farming practices geared at realizing huge financial returns.

The President cited coffee, fruits, poultry and dairy cattle as some of the profitable economic activities that people in the area should deeply get involved in.

“You are sitting on gold and yet you don’t know,” he said.

President Museveni, on arrival, laid a foundation stone for the construction of the school’s library, toured stalls of the students as well as those of former students who are now entrepreneurs.

During the mini fundraising for the school’s library, President Museveni contributed Shs.60 million.
The body of Msgr. Bonaventure Kasaija Amooti, here the Former Deputy Mayor Fort Portal Municipality, buy was on Saturday afternoon laid to rest at Virika Priests Cemetery.

Msgr. Bonaventura died of high blood pressure and diabetes at Virika Hospital last Wednesday.

The Late is well known for composing and writing hymns. By the time of his death he had composed over 700 songs that are currently being used in the catholic liturgy.

Speaking at the funeral Mass held at Virika Cathedral on Saturday, Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Muhiirwa Akiiki the Bishop of Fort Portal Diocese described the late Msgr. Kasaija as a man of God who had a strong faith in Christ which he said enabled him serve longer.

Bishop Muhiirwa said, “The Late Msgr Kasaija was dedicative, God fearing, counsellor and loving. He extended his love to hundreds of orphans, poor, the suffering and the vulnerable in Rwenzori region. His values should be emulated by all”.

He described Msgr KasaIja’s death as a blow to the catholic faith, saying he had composed over 700 songs sang in Catholic Church.

Born on September 23, 1929 at Kabarole hospital, Msgr Kasaija became the first born in the family of Late Michael Kabeba and Sarah Kabeba of Rusekere in Kijur, Kabarole district.

Msgr Kasaija died at the age of 86. He served in the priesthood for 57 years.

He was the deputy mayor Fort Portal municipality during President Idi Amin’s regime.

The late was the first black Rector at St. Mary’s Seminary after the white missionaries left the country. He was also a lecturer at Makerere University.

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