As Uganda marked the 31st Heroes’ Day yesterday(09 June 2020), it also lost one of its gallant Officers, Maj. Gen Wasswa Kasirye Ggwanga, who breathed his last from Nakasero Hospital in Kampala.
Several inconsolable mourners including serving and retired army officers, friends, and relatives converged at Nakasero Hospital where he had been admitted for nearly three weeks as news of his death went across the country.
Most people interviews remember the late
Kasirye Gwanga in three folds of a committed army officer, a generous Patriot
and an environmentalist.
Hon. Rose Masaba Mutonyi, the Bubulo West MP, who rushed to the hospital after the death of the fallen military General, described him as a loyal servant who excelled at executing his duties.
To Hon. Rose Masaaba, Gen. Gwanga was no doubt a hero and with all his heart- he loved Uganda and showed it through his actions. Hon. Rose speaking…
In 2019, leaders in Mityana district heaped praises on him for his efforts in fighting forest encroachers and championing the crusade to restore the depleted forest cover, with Mr. Joseph Luzige, the Mityana District chairperson saying that the deceased will have a mark on the people of Mityana and greator Mubende where he served as the chairperson between 2001 and 2005. Mr. Joseph Luzige speaking…..
Hon. Judith Nabakooba, the minister in charge of Information, Communication Technology and National Guidance who also hails from Mityana notes that the country has lost a hero and his contribution in all the offices he has held will for long be remembered. Hon. Judith Nabakoba..
Gen Katumba Wamala, the former Chief of Defense Forces and current Works and Transport Minister, also describes the fallen officer, as a rare breed of patriots who gave their all, to serving their country.
Gen Katumba however added that since he passionately did what he believed was right for him and his country with his no-nonsense approach, some people got a wrong impression of him and branded him a notorious officer.
Although many people feared Kasirye Gwanga due
to his character and way of handling issues, Yasin kafuuma, who has served as
his driver for over seven years says he has never seen a cool-headed and highly
disciplined officer who treated everyone with respect like Gwanga.
Gen Gwanga breathed his last at Nakasero
hospital yesterday morning where he was admitted on May 18, before undergoing a
successful operation two weeks ago after doctors discovered a blood clot in one
of the vessels in his head. May his soul rest in Peace. END