President Yoweri Museveni has called on wananchi to preserve and grow the wealth of the deceased people.
The President made the call in Kyamuhunga village, Igara County in Bushenyi district when he paid his condolences to the family of late Prof. George Alibaruho whose mortal remains were laid to rest on Saturday in his ancestral village of Kyamuhunga.
“I came to pay respect to Prof. Alibaruho because he was patriotic and made a big contribution to Uganda’s development. We must stop the vice of fragmenting property and instead strengthen it,” he said.
The President encouraged the people to utilize the scheme of shares instead of fragmenting the available property upon the passing on of a person.
Mr. Museveni expressed his pleasure for the late Alibaruho saying that he had died when his children have matured.
He noted that the late Professor had accomplished his turn in life on earth because of the work that he had carried out.
He decried the African peoples practice of fragmenting property left behind by departed persons and said that the practice is negative adding that properties of dead people should be consolidated and only utilize the scheme of shares to make those properties grow.
The late Professor Alibaruho, 71, died on 30th March 2016 in Kampala due to cancer of the gall bladder.
He studied at Ntare School in Mbarara and taught Economics at Makerere University.
He had the bulk of his career as a dedicated economist with the World Bank between 1979 and 1997.
He also worked with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa from 1997 to 2005 when he retired to embark on entrepreneurial work.
At the time of his passing on, he had initiated the construction Kyamuhunga Tea processing factory for the Kyamuhunga tea growing community in Bushenyi district.
The Archbishop of Mbarara Archdiocese, the Most Rev. Paul Bakyenga paid tribute to the late Professor Alibaruho as a person who was exemplary to Gods greatest commandment of the love of one another.
The Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe, described the late Professor Alibaruho as a person who will always be remembered as a seasoned academician who mentored Justice Katureebe to what he is today since his school days.
The main celebrant during the Requiem Mass to pray for the repose of the soul of Professor Alibaliho, was Kasese diocesan Bishop Emeritus, Rt. Rev. Egidio Nkaijanabwo, who challenged the youth to be prepared to die as people of good conduct.
He emphasized that it was better for one to die young leaving a trail of goods deeds rather than enjoying a long life on earth that is devoid of the knowledge and praise of God our creator.
The Vice Chancellor of Kabale University, Prof. Joy Kwesiga, described the late Prof. Alibaruho as one of the key people who have promoted the University.
She observed that his national and international networking was a big marketing factor for Kabale University.
She disclosed that late Professor put students at the center of his working life.