West Ankole Diocese, Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni has applauded Government Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa for the excellent leadership he is offering to the Country.
While presiding over the burial of Former Member of Parliament for Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality, Arinda Gordon Cowboy at his family home in Kyeizooba Mwenguura Bushenyi District, Bishop Twinomujuni stressed that indeed the elevation of Tayebwa to Chief Whip is timely.
“I have listened to you even the way you speak,when I meet the President,I will register my appreciation to him for appointing you as a Government Chief Whip,” He said.
Meanwhile, Tayebwa while representing President Yoweri Museveni at the burial, told mourners to Stop referring to Omicron as mere malaria, adding that Late Arinda Should be a good example for the people to know that it kills.
“I am very disappointed with some people am seeing here at the burial of a Covid victim, who are not putting on masks. Stop taking your lives for granted,” Tayebwa questioned.
He noted that Omicron is a variant of Covid and reminded people to continue adhering to Government standard Operating Procedures.
Arinda succumbed to Omicron on 9th January, 2022 at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in Mbarara district.
Arinda represented the municipality in the 10th parliament on National Resistance Movement (NRM) ticket.
The deceased’s close friend and also government Chief Whip, Thomas Tayebwa confirmed that the former MP had indeed succumbed to Covid-19.
“Rest In Peace my brother Gordon. When I went to see you at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital on Wednesday I didn’t know COVID would take u. We prayed and thanked God for having defeated the devil not knowing it was meant to take you today evening. So so sad!” Hon Tayebwa said in a tweet.
Rest In Peace my brother Gordon. When I went to see U at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital on Wednesday I didn’t know COVID w’d take u. We prayed & thanked God for having defeated the devil not knowing it was meant to take u today evening. So so sad! @NRMOnline @Parliament_Ug pic.twitter.com/V4qmK2TWlB
— Thomas Tayebwa (@Thomas_Tayebwa) January 9, 2022
Many including prominent people like legislators, politicians have since taken to social media to eulogise the former MP.
The deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among hailed the deceased for his dedication in serving the country.
“My sympathies to the family and friends of Hon.Arinda Gordon Cowboy,May his Soul find eternal rest. We shall remember you for your dedication in serving your people and Country in the 10th Parliament,” Among said.
The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanya tweeted, “Sad to learn of the passing of Hon. Arinda Gordon, former Representative of Bushenyi – Ishaka Municipality in the 10th Parliament. May God comfort his family and rest his soul in eternal peace,”
Before joining politics, Arinda had served in different roles in the public service as assistant Chief Administrative Officer of Ruhinda county as well as Kashenshero town clerk.