Rugunda: Archbishop Sentamu a Freedom Fighter

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The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has applauded the Most Rev. Dr John Sentamu, stomach the Archbishop of York in the United Kingdom for ably representing Uganda and Africa at the global platform.

Rugunda said Sentamu’s elevation to Archbishop of York was celebrated across Africa irrespective of faith and affiliations.

“This man has made us in Uganda and Africa extremely proud. He has made history for himself and all of us,” said Rugunda.

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The Premier made the remarks on Friday during a dinner organized in honour of Archbishop Sentamu who has been in the country for St. Janani Luwum memorial celebrations at Sheraton hotel, Kampala.

He commended Dr Sentamu for being consistent in the struggle for justice and championing the cause of the oppressed and under- privileged.

Rugunda also saluted the organizing committee that made the St. Janani Luwum day celebrations on February 16th in Mucwini, Kitgum district a success.

He said the coming year will be more demanding, adding that all stakeholders must work together to continue these celebrations in a vibrant and sustainable way.

Dr. Sentamu in his remarks thanked the Government of Uganda for remembering to celebrate the life of St. Janani Luwum.

“We should work hard to develop the site for next year’s celebrations to accommodate the many people expected to attend,” urged Sentamu.

He called upon all Ugandans to be united and also embrace the love of God to overcome the challenges facing the country.

“Unity is strength and Ugandans should not stand alone, together we can overcome any challenges,” said the Archbishop of York.

Sentamu also launched the book written by Olara Otunnu, with the name: Archbishop Janani Luwum, The life and witness of the 20th century Martyr.

The book traces the roots of St. Janani Luwum, his ministry in the church as well as the church and state relations during Amin regime among other topics.

The Dinner was attended among others by the Former Prime Minister Prof. Apolo Nsibambi, and the Governor Bank of Uganda Prof. Emmanuel Tumusime Mutebile who is also the Chairman Board of Directors, Janani Luwum Memorial Foundation.


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