The Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo has asked all people in Busoga to consider every moment in time as precious and worth for development activities other than gossiping.
Mbayo was speaking at the burial of the late Rev. Vasco Dagama Jacob Wangoola who was laid to rest at his home in Nsuube along Jinja-Kamuli road.
She said the deceased used every time profitably for the development and promotion of Busoga and Uganda.
Mbayo says Busoga will remain a laughing stock if natives don’t emulate people like Wangoola to work for their old age other than gossiping and laying schemes for failing others
“We are all here because of his legacy and this should be the desire of everybody to work hard and be remembered for good things” she said
In his speech, Jinja district chairman Titus Kisambira attacked a section of Basoga sabotaging development in the region saying some people need to be isolated and negative history written about them.
Kisambira wondered why some people stood in the way of the construction of Busoga Bishop’s house yet it would bear a hall where people who have done good things for Busoga would have their portraits displayed for remembrance.
Present among others at the burial were State Minister for Karamoja Affairs Moses Kizige, Jinja District Woman Member of Parliament Loy Katali, supreme Court judge Faith Mwondha, the retired bishops among others.
A former public health commissioner, chairman Lusoga Language Authority and clergy who retired from church at the level of a Diocesan Secretary before concentrating on promoting Lusoga Language, Rev Wangoola succumbed to cancer and hypertension at the age of 84.
He is survived with a widow Robinah Wangoola and eight children.
There was drama however when a section of Uganda People’s Congress led by Robert Kanusu were invited to lay a wreath on the casket and instead first laid a UPC flag eulogizing the late as a staunch supporter of their party.