Former Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda and Minister David Bahati on Monday paid tribute to fallen long time municipal councilor Freda Kaliramaguru, who died on Thursday.
Kaliramaguru was the female councilor representing Kijuguta and Rutoma wards and a member of the finance, administration and planning committee of the Kabale council.
In his eulogy that was read for him MP Nickolas Kamara, Rugunda commended the deceased for being a strong pillar to the family, Kabale community and the country.
Hon Nicholas Kamara the Kabale Municipality MP addressing the mourners
“She was a patriotic and pro-people leader who rose from LC1 chairmanship to the councilor in Kabale municipal council,” Rugunda said.
He also commended the deceased for educating her children who are doing a commendable job in government and private sector.
State Minister for Trade David Bahati in his message delivered by Kabale mayor Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha described the late Kaliramaguru as a very committed leader, a strong pillar in the National Resistance Movement party and a lover for all people who reached her.
“It’s sad to hear the passing on of Mama Fridah. She was a dedicated leader and a strong NRM pillar who made great contribution to our district. My condolences to the family and Kabale District”. Said Bahati.
According to her son Michael Bwesigye Kaliramaguru, the deceased breathed her last on Thursday last week at Mulago regional referral hospital succumbing to kidney failure.
Some of the mourners at the funeral mass
Earlier in the day, the Kabale municipal council conducted a special council sitting in honour of the deceased and anonymously agreed to have one road in Kijuguta ward named after her.
Preaching during the requiem service at St James Kijuguta Church of Uganda, the Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi Gaddie Akanjuna asked mourners to repent and renew their faith while still on earth.
He also asked mourners to emulate the good virtues of the late who was a faithful Christian.
The body of Kaliramaguru was later laid to rest at her ancestral home in Burambira village, Kijuguta ward, Northern division Kabale municipality.