Martyrs' Day is commemorated every year on June 3, in remembrance of the young Christian converts who refused to denounce their newly found religion between 1885 and 1887 to the annoyance of the then Kabaka Mwanga II of Buganda. He ordered that they are burnt to death.
According to Museveni, Christians need to be on guard against enemies of Uganda that he said resist development and transformation and push for sectarian interests based on religion and tribe. He said that this is the reason that government is preaching African Integration at all levels and all sectors especially trade and enhancement of all services across the African continent.
Facing strong resistance, the Archbishop could not even place the foundation stone close to the church. Muwonge says the stone was instead placed some meters away near the martyrs’ lake and was recently relocated to another place during the recent renovation of the place.
Addressing journalists at his residence in Namirembe, hours after the incident, Kazimba said that they are saddened with the news of the attempted assassination of Wamala and the killing of his daughter and driver.
“You are hereby suspended from the Office of the Regional Kadhi Bunyoro/Tooro Muslim Region with immediate effect,” reads the May 27th, 2021 letter, a copy of which URN has seen. Adding that,” You are requested to handover all the office equipment including the vehicle….”
"She has indicated that EAC Integration Agenda is on top of her programs, having made her first visit to Uganda to witness the Petroleum deal.” says outgoing EAC Affairs Minister Julius Wandera Maganda.
From supporting Rwenzururu secessionists from Toro kingdom in 1960s to supporting return of the lost counties to Bunyoro kingdom, direct elections in Buganda in 1961 ahead of independence, a new book details Uganda’s first short lived prime minister, Benedicto Kiwanuka’s political maneuvers.
Kamoga says that Muslims should be considered for appointment in key positions of responsibility because the Muslim community has several issues that have not been attended to and require political intervention.
Ismail Kirya, the UYD president says that government is failing to understand the cause of Muslims when they ask for the relaxing of the curfew hours to enable them smoothly exercise all the Ramadan practices.
The Speaker Abubaker Kawalya said Dr. Lwanga should be remembered for his tremendous contribution to the growth of Centenary Bank, renovation of Namugongo Marty's Shrine and founding the Wekembe Microfinance Village Bank.
On Wednesday, the interim Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese, Monsignor Charles Kasibante directed all parishes in the archdiocese to hold simultaneous requiem masses when the burial will be going on at St Mary's Cathedral Lubaga.
Addressing reporters in a joint press briefing by the Catholic Church and security at the Central Police Station in Kampala this afternoon, Mulumba said that the Church and other authorities have selected only 500 people, mostly priests and Christians who had a special attachment to the late archbishop.
Speaking at Kololo Independence Grounds at the national day of mourning, Museveni said that it is difficult to understand how Lwanga could die of a condition that was well-known for long by his doctors.