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Namirembe diocese mourns Canon Njagala

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 3rd April 2019 09:32 AM

Luwalira described Njagala as a “great teacher, preacher and true witness of Christ,” who helped many people to know Christ through his media programmes.

Namirembe diocese mourns Canon Njagala

The Late Canon Godfrey Njagala (1944-2019). Photos by Mathias Mazinga

Luwalira described Njagala as a “great teacher, preacher and true witness of Christ,” who helped many people to know Christ through his media programmes.

The Bishop of Namirembe Diocese, the Rt Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira has spoken highly of Canon Godfrey Njagala, a veteran educationist and radio-evangelist who succumbed to cancer-related complications on Saturday (March 30) at the age of 75.

Luwalira described Njagala as a "great teacher, preacher and true witness of Christ," who helped many people to know Christ through his media programmes. The Prelate delivered his tribute message during the funeral service of Canon Njagala at St Paul's Cathedral, Namirembe on Monday (April 1). The four-hour-long service was graced by thousands of mourners, who filled up the gigantic Cathedral.

ishop ilberforce ityo uwalira delivers his homily during anon jagalas funeral service at amirembe athedral on onday pril 1Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira delivers his homily during Canon Njagala's funeral service at Namirembe Cathedral on Monday, April 1

 
Among the mourners were also Anglican prelates like Bishop Dunstan Kopliano Bukenya (Emeritus, Mityana), Bishop Jackson Matovu (Emeritus, Central Buganda), Bishop George Ssinabulya (Emeritus, Central Buganda), Dr Evans Mukasa Kisekka (Emeritus, Luweero), Dr Eliphaz Maari (Emeritus, Kampala) and Bishop Elidad Nsubuga (Luweero).

Canon Njagala was also mourned by the employees of Vision Group head office, where his son Andrew Tusuubira works.

Further to being a highly influential evangelist, Canon Njagala made a significant contribution to the education sector.

 he managers and staff of amirembe  laying a wreath on the casket bearing the remains of anon jagala during the funeral service at amirembe athedral on onday The managers and staff of Namirembe FM laying a wreath on the casket bearing the remains of Canon Njagala during the funeral service at Namirembe Cathedral on Monday

 
He taught and headed educational institutions like Namutamba Teachers' College, Makerere High School, and Seroma Christian High School. He also presented Christian programmes on evangelistic and secular radio stations like Namirembe FM and UBC.

He further worked with institutions like YMCA, St Stephen's Hospital, Mpereerwe, Buloba High School, Naalya Schools, Cleveland Hill School, CAB Schools Namutamba and Mityana Secondary School. He also worked with Elite High School, Buloba Demonstration School, Yogemu Primary School, West Minster University and Ndejje University.

 he widow iriam jagala fourthleft delivers the eulogy of her dear husband The widow, Miriam Njagala (fourth-left), delivers the eulogy of her dear husband

 
In recognition of his exemplary Christian life and devotion to the Church and the country, Bishop Copliano Bukenya bestowed on Njagala the ecclesial honour of Canon in 2005.

Canon Njagala was buried at the family's ancestral burial grounds at Busense, Masaka on Tuesday, April 2.

He is survived by his wife Miriam Njagala and nine children, who include Rev Justus Miwanda and Andrew Tusuubira of Vision Group.

Even in death, Canon Njagala continues to touch lives. During the funeral service at Namirembe Cathedral, a number of Christians, who included his son Andrew Tusuubira, decided to commit their life to Christ.

 

 ev iwanda and his siblings singing ukutendereza esu the song of hristian salvation Rev. Miwanda and his siblings singing 'Tukutendereza Yesu' (the song of Christian salvation)

 

 ev ustus iwanda and ishop eorge innabulya praying for ndrew usuubira left wearing white anzu and coat and other hristians who committed their life to hrist Rev. Justus Miwanda and Bishop George Sinnabulya praying for Andrew Tusuubira (left, wearing white Kanzu and coat) and other Christians who committed their lives to Christ

 

  spectacle of mourners during the funeral service at amirembe athedral A spectacle of mourners during the funeral service at Namirembe Cathedral

 

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