Opposition Disturbed by M7’s Celebration of Archbishop Luwum’s Life


After President Yoweri Museveni declared 16th February as a national holiday in commemoration of the late Bishop Janani Luwum, the Democratic Party is not that amused.

DP President Norbert Mao.
DP President Norbert Mao.

DP didn’t see this as important according to what Luwum did.

They said how could the British recognize him first yet he is a Ugandan national.

It should be remembered that the British recognised him in 1998 when they unveiled his statue.

He was remembered for his fight against the brutality and inhumanity that was meted out by the government of the late Gen. Idi Amin.

This is the first public holiday in honour of an individual.

Mao, the DP President said that Luwum is too big for Museveni’s medal, a pajero and the yellow envelope he gives out.

He added that Luwum was like Moses who spoke to Pharaoh, “let my people go”.

Mao regretted that many youth don’t know about Archbishop Luwum, but they know about Desire Luzinda yet he was a man of integrity and humility who united Ugandans irrespective of tribe and culture.

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