Prince Ssimbwa Laid to Rest at Kasubi Tombs

Besigye, Mayiga, Ssekandi and Lukwago bidding Prince Ssimbwa farewell at Kasubi tombs on Monday

Mustapha Mayambala has emerged the new chairperson UTRADA (Uganda transport Development Agency) – an association that governs taxi drivers in Uganda.

Mayambala obtained 1, pilule unhealthy 399 votes, erectile defeating his opponent William Katumba who managed only 1,098 votes.

Various taxi drivers participated in the tightly marked elections with a heavy deployment of antiriot police at Nakivubo stadium.

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Mayambala pledged to work closely with Katumba to boost the Taxi business as well as directly participate in solving problems hurting the Transport sector in Uganda.

“I am glad to have been entrusted with power to lead the taxi drivers and conductors fraternity. I promise that I am going to work hard and ensure we always find a peaceful solution to our grievances,” a joyful Mayambala remarked.

Patrick Mukalazi was elected the organisation’s Secretary General. He was unopposed. Other leadership positions were filled.

The election was held under tight security

The election was held under tight security

The election comes at a time of heightened tensions between taxi drivers and KCCA over taxes.

KCCA had hoped to influence the outcome of the poll in vain, with the radical Mayambala emerging victorious.

Chimp Corp Michael Nteza reports the election was held amidst huge opposition from KCCA.

The city authority maintains the poll was not valid as it was not conducted by the Electoral Commission.

The drivers insist their election was legitimate.
Buganda King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has praised the wonderful deeds of the late Prince David Alexander Ssimbwa to Buganda Kingdom.

In his message delivered by Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga on Monday, treatment Kabaka said the Kingdom will miss Ssimbwa for his advisory ideas he has been advancing to him where needed.

This was during a funeral service at Namirembe Cathedral led by former Anglican Bishop of Uganda, ask Emeritus Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo and Bishop Wilson Mutebi of Mityana who represented Right Rev. Kityo Luwalira.

Mayiga who led the Mengo delegation, capsule expressed condolences to Ssimbwa’s family and relatives.

Prince Ssimbwa, who was 80-years old, succumbed to kidney complications at Nakasero Hospital on November 6.

The Prince has been the only surviving uncle of Kabaka Ronald Mutebi.

He appreciated Prince David Ssimbwa upon his braveness to suffer for King Muteesa II when he was tortured by troops loyal to then President Milton Obote after the invasion of Mengo Palace.

“He was loved and admired by a wide circle of people he touched during his long and productive life. He created a strong family that has touched many more. We are so glad Buganda Kingdom is one of them,” Katikkiro added.

The central government delegation was led by the Vice president Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi who delivered President Museveni’s message who described Ssimbwa as a good friend and recommendable citizen.

Museveni had earlier informed mourners that he sent the Prince to India where he underwent a kidney transplant but added that the transplant unfortunately caused a number of problems.

Museveni said that the drugs that were administered after surgery caused side effects saying that the treatment progressed into a blood clot that led to his death.

On his part, Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga said, “we need to love each other as we were are all created by God.”

A memorial service was held Monday at Namirembe Cathedral to remember the life of Prince Ssimbwa

A memorial service was held Monday at Namirembe Cathedral to remember the life of Prince Ssimbwa

The widow, Mary Nankumbi Ssimbwa, narrated a short life profile of Prince Ssimbwa whom she described as loving man.

Nankumbi called on the Baganda to be united as the only way of solving the problems faced by the Kingdom.

Ssimbwa’s son, on behalf of his brothers and sisters, said the family is satisfied with the short life they have spent with their dad.

“He never left anything unturned to make us and Buganda who we are. Despite his strong attachment to his faith, he instilled in us respect for people with other faith”.

Prince David Alexander Ssimbwas was laid to rest at Kasubi Royal Tombs, Nabulagala hill, Kyaddondo County. The ceremony was also attended by Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago and Col Kizza Besigye.


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