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Thursday, 05 August 2010

Former President of Uganda and the only surviving Ex-President Godfrey Lunkongwa Binaisa died Thursday Morning from his Makindye home due to Cardiac Arrest. The former President who died at the age of 90 was appointed the President of Uganda on June 20, 1979 and removed on 13 May, 1980. The Presidential Commission took charge until the December 1980 general elections which were won by Apollo Milton Obote's Uganda People's Congress.

The 1980 results were disputed by the current President Yoweri Museveni who launched a guerilla rebellion, that led him to the presidency in 1986.

In the year 2004, the former President married Tomoko Yamamoto that he got off the internet. The marriage lasted for only a year. Government is now going to take over the burial arrangements and they will accord him a state funeral.

Posted by: uowd AT 11:00 pm   |  Permalink   |  10 Comments  |  Email
Posted by sarah on 05/08/2010 - 04:30 AM
It is terrible tragedy that Godfrey Binaisa has passed away. You can help remember him by contributing to his memorial website at http://godfreybinaisa.people2remember.com/
Posted by dyulyur on 05/08/2010 - 09:02 AM
Binaisa's and other then patriots contribution can not be underestimated in building Uganda at that chaotic time. May God rest his soul! Sam Rutahindwa
Posted by SAM RUTAHINDWA on 05/08/2010 - 10:14 AM
Rest in peace muzee Binaisa QC. The late president studied with my late father Dr Eria Muwanga Babumba at King's College Buddo. They were really good friends and later both served our country in the post-independent Uganda government. Let us remember them and not forget them for the contribution they made to nation building.
Posted by David Babumba on 05/08/2010 - 10:47 AM
Mukama yagaba ateyajjawo QC binayisa wumura milembe mukama akulamuze kkisa---twasima byewakolera UGANDA.
Posted by mayanja stephen kkoba on 06/08/2010 - 12:56 AM
rest in peace your contribution cant be under estimated
Posted by nkots ronnie on 06/08/2010 - 04:40 PM
kitalo nyo Binaisa okuffa bwatyo
Posted by mwanawakintu on 07/08/2010 - 03:45 PM
Its so absurd that we lost our only left former president.May his soul rest in peace
Posted by Mulangwa Denis on 08/08/2010 - 01:13 PM
May he rest in enternal peace
Posted by Enid M. on 10/08/2010 - 06:42 AM
Its high time we thanked God for departed souls of many productive men like Ex. H.E Binayisa. Current Leaders please pick a leaf so that we dont just....... "basiima ogenze".
Posted by wasajja jb on 10/08/2010 - 11:28 AM

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