Thursday, 4 April 2013
HUNDREDS THRONG FORT PORTAL ROADS TO RECEIVE THE BODY OF KALITA OWNER
Business came to a standstill yesterday evening in Fort Portal town as hundreds of people jammed the streets to receive the body of the departed Managing Director of the KALITA busy company the late Lucky Patrick Atwooki.
People from all walks of life that included business community, special hire drivers, boda boda riders, religious, cultural and district leaders were in tears along the roads as the casket carrying Lucky’s body arrived.
The procession of mourners started from Mogas petrol station East division taking a four kilometer walk from the centre of Fort Portal to St. John’s cathedral where a requiem service was held.
In his sermon, Rev. Ezra Musobozi the sub dean Rwenzori diocese argued the mourners to invest their wealth in people especially the needy so as to inherit the kingdom of God and to work hard and love their jobs to get good returns.
Reverend Musobozi described late Lucky as someone who had invested in the people of Tooro through the transport sector where hundreds of people have benefited.
Rev.Richard Baguma who represented Tooro kingdom said Uganda and Tooro have lost an important person who had become a change agent and employer of many people in transport sector, construction and other fields.
The Fort Portal Municipality MP Alex Ruhunda described the demice as a role model who started from humble beginnings as a taxi driver to a director of Kalita transporters.
He asked people to work hard if they are to become important persons in future.
Lucky commonly known as Kalita succumbed to cancer on Tuesday night at Mulago heart Institute.
His body has been taken to his ancestral home in Muhangi, Nyabuharwa sub county Kyenjojo district for a decent burial on Saturday. END