Kayihura asks youth to have respect for elders

By Mathias Mazinga

Kayihura also called for the documentation of the history and attributes of great people, in order to inspire posterity.

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The IGP, Gen. Kale Kayihura has asked Ugandans to develop a new culture of respecting elders.

“It is unfortunate that in Africa we don’t value our great people. In European countries like the UK, people who have done good things are treasured. Books are written about them and the musician sing about them. But in Africa, we talk about people when they die. I wish we could have more birthdays than death days.”

Kayihura also called for the documentation of the history and attributes of great people, in order to inspire posterity.

 he ate ir drian ibo The Late Sir Adrian Sibo

“Our children and grand-children need to read about the values, experiences and works of our great people. Today many of our young people are fond of chanting the agende slogan. This is risky.”

“If you say chase away our elders, you weaken yourself as an individual, as a family and as a country. You will lose out on the rich historical experience of these people and thus remain in ignorance. So, let us preserve and enrich ourselves in this rich historical experience. Let’s understand that life is legacy and experience.”

 ibos casket being rolled out of ubaga athedral Sibo's casket being rolled out of Rubaga Cathedral

Kayihura also called for the re-writing of African history, which he argued was in a distorted form. “The history we have is full of lies. How can you say that Speke discovered us? Civilisation started in Africa, in Ethiopia, before Christ. Africans ruled Europe and man of the early Bishops were Africans!”

 ardinal amala left rchbishop wanga and r piima right lead the commendation prayers for the late ibo Cardinal Wamala left Archbishop Lwanga and Fr Mpiima( right) lead the commendation prayers for the late Sibo


Kayihura was delivering his remarks during the requiem mass of Adrian Sibo at Rubaga Cathedral Thursday evening. Sir Adrian Sibo, a papal knight of the order of St. Gregory the great, was a retired civil servant and social development expert. He died at Nsambya Hospital, last week, aged 89. He will be buried at Shozi, in Kisoro, tomorrow (Thursday, September 1).

 he family of the late ibo after the requiem mass The family of the late Sibo after the requiem mass

Emulate Sibo’s life - Museveni

Sibo’s requiem mass was also boosted by the Presence of President Yoweri Museveni. The President highlighted Sibo’s contribution to the political and economic recovery of Uganda, before asking Ugandans to emulate his life and examples. He said Sibo had spearheaded the establishment of Centenary Bank and Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, among several other things. Museveni nonetheless had to leave before the beginning of mass owing to his busy schedule.

The mass was celebrated by Archbishop CyprianKizito  Lwanga of Kampala Archdiocese. Co-celebrants included Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala.

 resident oweri useveni arrives for ibos requiem mass President Yoweri Museveni arrives for Sibo's requiem mass