Wednesday, April 4, 2012

DR. GEORGE WILLIAM MAYANJA GIVEN A HERO’S SEND OFF



The Requiem Mass started at just after 9.00am on Tuesday, 3rd April 2012 at Christ the Kings Church. Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere was the main Celebrant. Doctor Mayanja who was born on November 11, 1950 breathed his last on March 31, 2012. The Bishop had praises for the fallen Old Boy of St. Mary’s College Kisubi, who always made it a point to first call at Christ the King Church before starting his routine at Victoria Medical Centre.
The first reading was got from Job. 19:23-27; the second reading was from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans. 8:14-23 and the Holy Gospel reading was from the Gospel according to John.12:24-26
What came out in nearly all the Speeches was the way the fallen Doctor loved the practice of Medicine and how he helped solve so many health problems of people of all walks of life; the Doctor was very enterprising, and that is behind the achievements he made in life; he loved his former school; St. Mary’s College Kisubi and played a very outstanding role in mobilizing Old Boys at a time when some had least concern about the Association, and he eventually got to the ranks of President of the same association; He by the time of death was a dedicated Vice Chairman of St. Mary’s College Kisubi Board of Governors as he had to represent Engineer J. B. Walusimbi (Jr) the Katikiiro of Buganda who is the Chairman of the Board. The Doctor’s dedicated service was self explanatory given the huge turn up at the Church for the Requiem Mass. Among those who are sorry about the death is the Kabaka of Buganda who expressed sadness at the passing away of the great Doctor who has been physician to many in the Buganda Royal ranks. The former Vice President Prof. Bukenya who happens to be an O. B of St. Mary’s College Kisubi was among the mourners. A cross section of business interests were represented at the mass. St. Mary’s College Kisubi Old Boy’s Association (SMACKOBA) made a contribution of shs5m to the burial arrangements; while St. Mary’s College Kisubi contributed shs 1m. The Cherubim Choir of SMACK was very much alive at the function.








There was worry that rain would disrupt the burial, fortunately, it was so short lived that the burial ceremony took off well after mourners were served with food. Reverend Father Mugabo the Parish Priest of Lweza Parish Church led the Mass to the burial of Dr. George Mayanja’s body at Seguku – Naziba Village. The impression the ceremony gave was that it was indeed a man who people valued that had passed on. Indeed it was a hero’s send off for Dr. Mayanja.

May the Almighty grant Dr. George William Mayanja’s soul eternal peace.
William Kituuka Kiwanuka




4 comments:

  1. Thank u very much for honorin dr in a good way just know we appreciate

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  2. BUGANDA KINGDOM MOURNS FALLEN DOCTOR, THE LATE DR. GEORGE WILLIAM MAYANJA
    Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II described Dr. George William Mayanja Ddamulira as one of the most talented doctors. This was in his message read for him by Prince David Wasajja during a Requiem Mass for the fallen doctor at Christ the King Church on Tuesday 3rd April morning. Kabaka said that Dr. Mayanja was greatly talented in providing the appropriate advice at the right time for his patients. Dr. Mayanja will be remembered for his great services to the Kingdom of Buganda especially as a special doctor for the royal family and acting as their medical consultant at any given time on any form of medical advice. “He served the royal family with a sincere heart and was always available each time he was called upon and was of great help to our people during his stay in the Diaspora”. Kabaka recalled. Kabaka Mutebi commended the Dr. Mayanja for the love he had for the Kingdom of Buganda, the King and above all the respect he had for his cultural norms and values.
    He appealed to the remaining staff at Victoria Medical Center where the late has been serving as managing director to maintain the standards as one of the trusted hospitals in this country despite his departure.
    In his condolence message, Katikkiro Eng J.B. Walusimbi (Jr) described Dr. Mayanja as a very loving man who loved his wife, family and patients.
    Katikkiro recalled that he met Mayanja at Kisubi as a young enterprising boy, who later grew to become a very kind and professional doctor. He remarked that “God gives us people to live with and it lives a very big gap when such people depart from us” He added that at “most times, such people are remembered due to their importance in our lives”.
    Katikkiro observed that Dr. Mayanja had been one of the best doctors in Buganda and Uganda who had been working on all kinds of people including very important dignitaries in the country. He thanked the fallen doctor for having saved Kabaka’s people’s lives in Buganda since his return from the Diaspora in 1990. Eng Walusimbi on behalf of the Kingdom thanked God for the good life He gave to Dr. George William Mayanja that has been full of wonderful fruits.

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  3. Thank you for sharing. I knew and met Dr. Mayanja through a good friend of his Prof. G.N. Lule in 1993. At the time, I was working as a Patient Services Manager at the Nairobi Hospital where I accorded Dr. Mayanja a tour of the hospital. He was a very humble gentleman who showed much respect and appreciation. It is sad to learn of his passing on. May his soul rest in eternal peace. AMEN!

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