Museveni Hails Fallen Former FUFA Boss

Patrick Besigye Keihwa the Kabale LC5 boss who delivered the President's Speech

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has described Christopher Bernard Rwanika the Former Permanent Secretary in The Ministry of Local Government and also head of the Federation of Uganda Football Association  – FUFA, dosage as a patriotic and dedicated civil servant.

“Death has robbed us of a royal hardworking person that served the county with diligent and was patriotic, ” Said President Museveni.

This was contained in his message that was read for him by the Kabale district LC5 boss Patrick Besigye Keihwa at the requiem service that was held at Rwanika’s  ancestral home in  Kahondo parish, Maziba sub county, Kabale district.

President Museveni said that Rwanika dedicated his prime years to serving the county, which was why he rose from the civil service ranks to being permanent secretary in the ministry of local government.

Rwanika was described by mourners as a honest man who lived an exemplary life with a corruption- free personality during his service as town clerk, permanent secretary as well as Kabale district chairperson of service commission.

Godfrey Kwizera a former FUFA Vice president described Rwanika as a parent that mentored many sports administrators in the country most especially in Kabale.

Gordon Mwesigye the former Kampala town clerk who succeeded Rwanika said that he was an honest man as well as a team builder who nurtured Kampala city council football club – KCCA FC with Jabeli Bidandi Ssali from humble beginning to become one of the top football clubs in the country as well as in the region.

Rwanika succumbed to lung infection on Tuesday at Kampala Hospital aged 81 years.

Born  in 1935  in Kahondo, Maziba sub county  then Kigezi  district, the deceased went to Rusikizi  church school   them  to  Kizinga primary school where he completed his primary education before joining  Kigezi high school and later Busoga College Mwiri and  Makerere University Kampala.

Rwanika worked at Kampala City Council where he rose through the ranks to being the town clerk Kampala from 1970s to 1983.  He served as Permanent secretary   for ministry of local government   1983 to 1989.

He also served FUFA President in 1985 as well as Secretary General 1998.



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