President Yoweri Museveni has described the deceased Bishop Emeritus Edward Albert Baharagate Akiiki of Hoima Catholic Diocese, as a religious leader who used his position to promote peace, unity and development in the country.
In his commiseration message read for him by the Prime Minister of Uganda, Ms Robbinah Nabanja, President Museveni said Bishop Baharagate was also a dependable religious leader and a great counsellor whose religious ministry touched many lives of people.
He urged people from all walks of life to emulate the fallen bishop by creating platforms for promoting peace for better communities.
He said all his time, Bishop Baharagate was highly known for time management, being supportive to formal education, sports leadership and his efforts to cause socio-economic development.
The bishop was buried in a crypt in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cathedral, Bujumbura in Hoima Catholic Diocese on Wednesday, April 12.
Bishop Baharagate Akiiki was born on February 25, 1930 to Isidore Kwebiiha Abwoli and Febronia Kabanaku Abwoli of Abayonza clan at Nyamigisa village in Masindi district.