Onyango was a man of high integrity, says Makerere boss
Posted Friday, October 18 2013 at 01:00
Makerere University Chancellor says the former academic registrar did not tolerate corruption.
Former Makerere University academic registrar Bernard Onyango was yesterday praised as a great academic icon with high integrity who did not entertain corruption.
Speaking at a funeral service organised for Onyango at St Augustine Chapel Makerere, university chancellor Mondo Kagonyera praised him as a man who distinguished himself with virtues of honesty, simplicity and transparency and called upon the current academic registrar to emulate him.
“The late Bernard Onyango worked in very tough times during the era of Amin. However much the period was characterised by corruption and a lot of evils, Bernard did not tolerate any corruption and during his time as the academic registrar,” said Prof Kagonyera.
Prof Tarsis Kabwegyere, who represented the government, also praised Onyango. “The late Bernard has been quite exemplary, he spent 40 years in service but no one was complaining of his stay, which means his work was adorable,” said Prof Kabwegyere, also minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister.
Meanwhile, former minister Chango Macho will be taken to his home in Najera, a Kampala suburb, today for public viewing and a night vigil. But there will be no prayers as it was what Chango Macho wanted. On Saturday his body will be taken to Lumino, Busia District and the burial will take place on Sunday. According to some family members, President Museveni is expected to attend the burial.