Parliament Pays Tribute To Former MP Bikwatsizehi

Parliament on Friday paid tribute to the former Member of Parliament for Buhweju County, Deus Bikwatsizehi who passed on Thursday.

The body of the late Deus Bikwatsizehi lying in the Chambers of Parliament.
The body of the late Deus Bikwatsizehi lying in the Chambers of Parliament.

Bikwatsizehi succumbed to kidney failure at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala where he had been admitted. He was 60.

The late represented Buhweju County from 2001 to 2011.

Legislators said the deceased was developmental and loved his constituency.

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi moved the motion for parliament to pay tribute to Bikwatsizehi under rule 50 of Parliament’s rules of procedure.

Mbabazi noted that the late served the country honorably and especially when he chaired Parliament’s committee on agriculture and animal husbandry in the eight parliament.

The Prime Minister said Bikwatsizehi was a hard working person and strongly advocated for service delivery to his people, always urging government to consider Buhweju as one of the hard-to-reach areas.

He remembered the late as the person who led Buhweju to district status but was never elected back to the ninth parliament by his people.

Kasese Woman MP Winnie Kiiza, who is the Opposition Chief Whip, said the late was a straight forward advocate for farmers and he believed that the lower person could transform through agriculture. She urged government to support the agricultural sector and put more emphasis on its development which she said the late had passion for.

Bunyole East MP Emmanuel Dombo said the late was a sociable character that associated with everybody despite their different political affiliations. He noted that he advocated for tea growing, accessibility to electricity.

At the time of his death, Bikwatsizehi was serving as a Board Chairman of the Cotton Development Authority.

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