Kampala. The father of the Nnabbagereka, Sylvia Nagginda, John Mulumba Luswata, has been described as a sociable man, loving father and wonderful brother. This was at the funeral service held at Namirembe Cathedral on Monday morning.
Luswata succumbed to heart failure and kidney complications on Friday after being hospitalised at Mulago hospital for a month.
The Bishop of Namirembe Kityo Luwalira led the service assisted by Bishop Henry Tamale Katumba and Bishop Edward Nsubuga.
Minister for Gender Janat Mukwaya, Kampala minister Betty Kamya, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and other leaders were in attendance. All surviving former prime ministers of Buganda kingdom, Dan Muliika, JB Walusimbi and Mulwanyamuli Ssemogerere were present, led by the current Katikkiro, Charles Peter Mayiga.
Luswata was born on August 22, 1938 to Mr Nelson Ssebugwaawo Luswata and Ms Catherne Namayenze Luswata.
He leaves behind seven children including Sylvia Nagginda (queen of Buganda), Nelson Kikubira Luswata, Barbara Mbaliwowere Mutengu Luswata, Juliet Namagga Luswata Kinalwa and Patrick Nsubuga.
Luswata studied at Kings College Budo between 1946 and 1955 before joining Kyambogo Technical College where he attained qualification in Electrical Engineering. He later joined Holborn Technical College in Central London, United Kingdom.
He worked in the field of electrical engineering in the ministry of works in Buganda Kingdom, Otis Company-England and Uganda Ministry of health serving as a chief electrical engineer at and a superintendent of works at Mulago hospital.
Luswata retired from Mulago hospital in 1984 and went into farming and business establishing a prominent restaurant, JEB that he operated for 25 years with his wife.
He has been an avid sports man with love for football.
"His family will miss a sociable, loving father and husband," Mengo spokesperson and information minister Noah Kiyimba told Daily Monitor yesterday.
He was with Edith his partner for 50 years but got officially married 41 years ago. He leaves behind fifteen grandchildren.
Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga Kizito in a message read by the master of ceremony, Daudi Mpanga asked God to comfort the family. "I am away for official duty but I condole all of you," he said.
"I am away for official duty but I condole all of you," he said.
Speaking amidst sobs his sister Cate Luswata described Luswata as a wonderful brother.
"I have been very close to him and our children… we miss a jovial friend," Cate Luswata said.
The FDC instead of laying a wreath presented a tree.
Cate Luswata will be buried tomorrow at Nkumba.