The former state minister for labour Mwesigwa Rukutana has expressed his deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family of Ntungamo District Health Officer Dr Richard Bakamuturaki who died over the weekend.
Dr Bakamuturaki collapsed and died from sauna on Sunday.
Rukutana described the late Bakamuturaki as a trustworthy friend, straight forward and hardworking person who knew what he was doing.
He further warned the general public against the increased tendency of misuse of social media platforms by posting hate, hoax and sensational news aimed at fuelling anxiety in the society.
Rukutana said the news about the death of Dr Bakamuturaki with inaccurate statements was spread all over social and some mainstream media.
The former Deputy Attorney General made remarks on Wednesday during the Mass for the burial of Dr Bakamuturaki at Kagamba Catholic Parish in Kirera I village Kagamba Ward Kagarama Town council Kajara County Ntungamo district.
Timuzigu Michael Kamugisha, the Member of Parliament for Kajara County, who represented government asked the public to cooperate and love one another in order to emulate what Dr Bakamuturaki did during his time on earth.
Timuzigu also told mourners to continue observing standard operating procedure in order to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic and work for the development of their families.
The wife of Dr Bakamuturaki, Akankunda Susan described her husband as hard working, companion, counselor and friend to all.
She asked all children to unite and cooperate if they are to maintain the family and legacy of their father.
All children described their late father as a trainer, loving and God fearing person who will be missed.
The Ntungamo district chairman Samuel Mucunguzi noted that the death of Dr Bakamuturaki was a big loss to the district and he is irreplaceable.
The assistant chief administrative officer Ntungamo district Kiiza Federis said the deceased was among the few civil servants who loved their job and pledged to expeditiously get his pension and gratuity such that it would help the family.
Dr Celestine Barigye the director general Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital narrated the cause of death as Cardiac arrest, according to a team of pathologists.
In his comforting words Rev Fr Alphonse Mukundane the Kagamba parish priest reminded all mourners that their bodies are like mist which can vanish in a moment.
Rev Fr Mukundane noted Dr Bakamuturaki has been a light and flower for the church, community, Ntungamo and medical fraternity.
Dr Bakamuturaki who died at the age of 47 years left six children and was buried at his ancestral home in Kirera I Kagamba Ward Kagarama Town Council Kajara county Ntungamo district.
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