By Fredrick Anyine
The Member of Parliament Mbarara Municipality Mbarara district Hon Michael Tusiime described John Besiga who was working as Assistant education officer for special needs as a hero who should be emulated by those still serving.
Hon Tusiime said this while speaking as chief mourner of late John Besiga who was honoured with state funeral send off by Mbarara district council at Mbarara district council hall Kamukuzi on October 21,2019.
The extra ordinary council session was chaired by Mbarara district Speaker Baramu Ndyaguma who described Besiga as special gifted and knowledgeable local leader regardless of being blind.
Late Besiga was long serving chairperson of People with Disability council Mbarara greater district and the current having served as Assistant Inspector of School Mbarara district in special needs education in Education department.Tusiime appealed to NRM Secretariat to think of the enormous support Late Besiga was giving to the NRM party and provide social and financial support to funeral expenses.
He also asked the government to consider giving employment opportunities to educated children of Besiga John as part of his legacy which should encourage parents to be supportive with committed spirit in educating their children which was successfully done by a blind man like Besiga.
The chairperson Mbarara district Capt. JB Bamuturaki Tumusiime encouraged local political leaders and public servants to learn from the behaviour of late John Besiga who was blind but peace lover and peace maker, visionary political advisor, person against corruption because of his patriotic spirit.
Tumusiime assured the family members of late Besiga, that Besiga was among the shortlisted people in the district who were to be awarded with medals in recognition of his patriotic support to the government.
The chairperson LC1 Kamukuzi Mr Chris Baguma thanked Mbarara district leaders for giving state funeral to late John Besiga and asked the district leaders to offer such opportunity to other distinguished lower local leaders. Baguma requested the district local government that when his time comes should be similar state honour for long service as chairperson on Kamukuzi local council one
Late Besiga will be laid to rest at his home in Mbaba Kazo district having left five children and a widow