Minister Mateke Urges Community to Uphold Benevolence in Kisoro

KISORO- The State Minister for Gender, Labour, and Social Development, also serving as the Woman Member of Parliament for Kisoro District, Hon. Sarah Nyirabashitsi Mateke, passionately appealed to the community to extend a helping hand to those in need.

Addressing a gathering at the farewell ceremony for Dorothy Uwmahoro Nduwayo over the Weekend, held at St. Peter’s Gisoro Catholic Parish in Kisoro Municipality yesterday, Hon. Nyirabashitsi emphasized the importance of emulating the benevolent spirit exemplified by the departed. She urged everyone to come together, fostering a brighter future for the diverse people of Uganda.

Reflecting on the profound loss, Hon. Nyirabashitsi acknowledged that the government mourns the passing of an individual who had dedicated her life to aiding others. She praised Dorothy’s quiet yet impactful demeanor, emphasizing her reliability and integrity. Hon. Nyirabashitsi urged the children of the late Dorothy Uwamahoro to carry forward her legacy.

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Abel Bizimana, the Chairperson of Kisoro District’s Local Council Five, shared heartfelt memories while grieving. He recounted how the late George Nduwayo had supported him in his educational journey until his passing in 2002, leaving behind his resilient wife, Dorothy. Her tireless efforts towards her family’s advancement, particularly in ensuring her children’s education, were commendable.

Bizimana encouraged the mourners to embrace the moral values instilled by Dorothy, advocating for unity and religious love in all corners.

During the ceremony, Reverend Father Aritwongyera from the Fort Portal Diocese delivered a poignant message, urging the congregation to cultivate their relationship with God during their earthly existence.

He implored them to eschew familial conflicts and violence, embracing love, unity, and the sacraments of the Catholic faith as pathways to God’s peace. Rev. Fr. Aritwongyera emphasized the significance of forgiveness and repentance as conduits to eternal life.

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Dorothy Uwamahoro Nduwayo’s journey began on December 16, 1962, in Mboha Kyeshero – Kayonza, presently situated in Kanungu District. She entered matrimony with George Nduwayo in 1982, and her life’s narrative reached its final chapter on August 10, 2023.

Her legacy lives on through her five children, including a son and four daughters, who have all embarked on their own marital journeys. Additionally, she leaves behind a daughter-in-law, four sons-in-law, and fifteen cherished grandchildren.

As a final tribute, Dorothy was laid to rest in her ancestral village of Burunga, Rwingwe Parish, Nyakabande Sub-county, Kisoro District.

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