Fallen Rotary International President-elect Sam Owori has been eulogised as a selfless Ugandan.
Mr Owori died on 13 July due to complications from surgery. He was a member of the Rotary Club Kampala, Uganda for 38 years.
In a motion by government, the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda hailed Mr Owori as a Uganda who stood beyond self and greatly contributed to peace and nation building in the country.
“He has been a true patriot and he will be dearly missed,” he said.
Rugunda gave a narration of Mr Owori’s contribution to the fights against maternal mortalities, cancer and other aspects of life.
“I move that Parliament collectively conveys its deep condolences to the bereaved family, relatives and friends,” added Rugunda.
Speaking on behalf of the Leader of Opposition in Parliament (Winnie Kiiza), Rukungiri Municipality MP Roland Kaginda challenged government officials to embrace Owori’s humility.
Mr Kaginda said that Owori lived a low profile life despite his giving heart.
Other lawmakers, speaking one after another hailed Owori for his giving hand.
Dokolo District Woman MP asked lawmakers to be mindful of the challenges faced across the country, and emulate Owori’s lifestyle to always extend a giving hand.
Government will accord the fallen Rotarian, an official send off, on Saturday 29 July 2017 at his ancestral home in Kidera village, Tororo district.