The story of his life was recounted as mourners from across the political divide, security agencies, cultural leaders, and family gathered at St. Pauls Cathedral Namirembe, to pay tribute to a man, who served the country as an educationist, politician, farmer and businessman, among other roles.
The 97-year-old veteran politician will be remembered as a principled politician who stood his ground in the early 1960s when almost all Democratic Party DP Members of Parliament crossed the floor and joined the ruling Uganda Peoples Congress UPC.
In 2008, Ibrahim Semujju Nganda, the incumbent Kiira Municipality Member of Parliament was arrested and charged with promoting sectarianism and incitement to violence through a radio program and the Observer Newspaper.
Byanyima, the Executive Director of Oxfam International and wife to former Presidential Candidate Dr Kizza Besigye, early this week stood surety for the two Kanyamunyu brothers who are facing trial over the death of a social worker Kenneth Akena in Lugogo last year.
The Kanyamunyus presented a total eight sureties to back their bail application. They include among others, Winnie Byanyima, the wife to opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye, and her sisters Edith and Martha.
Defined as a historic moment for Ugandas democracy, the debate brought together all the eight presidential candidates to discuss matters of foreign policy, peace and security, regional integration and international trade ahead of the February 18th 2016 general election.
The companies also lobby hard for tax breaks as a reward for basing or retaining their business in African countries. Tax breaks provided to the six largest foreign mining companies in Sierra Leone add up to 59 percent of the total budget of the country or eight times the country\'s health budget.
Winnie Byanyima, a renowned gender activist and former legislator in the 6th and 7th Parliaments in Uganda, has been appointed Executive Director of Oxfam International, the humanitarian agency has announced.