The NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba has hailed the Late Fred Mulindwa for having been a loyal party member and called upon the public to emulate his political life style.
Mulindwa has been a popular party member doubling as the NRM Chairman of Wakiso Sub County and LCI Chairman of Naluvule village. He succumbed to high blood pressure on Saturday.
Speaking at a special church service in honour of the deceased at St. Paul Kayunga Church of Uganda, SG Lumumba described the deceased as having been a reliable and respected party leader who believed in harmonious living.
“He has been a friend to all regardless of their political affiliations. His candle has been blown too early,” she said. She added that the exemplary leadership of Mulindwa had even forced her to skip Cabinet sitting to be part of the mourners. She attended both the church service and the burial.
Lumumba lashed out at members of the opposition Political Parties that turn burials into battle grounds and warned them to stop it. She said burial is meant to unite people from all walks of the world regardless of the political belonging.
She commended members from other parties who turned up for the burial and urged the NRM supporters to remain exemplary to others.
The Secretary General conveyed special condolence message from the National Party Chairman and President, Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who said he had lost one of his trusted cadres.
She handed over to the family members a total of shs10m from the National Chairman. The widow Mrs Aidah Mulindwa expressed gratitude to the ruling party for recognizing her fallen husband.
“I am happy for NRM for paying back to my husband. He really loved NRM,” she said.
Aged 61, Mulindwa was later laid to rest at his ancestral grounds in Sekanyonyi, Mityana district.