The Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, has paid tribute to the deceased former Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo, describing him as passionate evangelist and visionary leader.
“He was a man full of hope for the Lord’s work and he never gave up. He has now been promoted to glory. Well done, good and faithful servant,” Ntagali said, in a statement posted on Church of Uganda website.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people were by press time seen flocking the deceased’s home at Nakabango, Mukono Municipality, just a few hours after he was pronounced dead.
Those who have so far arrived include relatives, priests, local residents and students of Uganda Christian University, where the late Nkoyoyo was the first chancellor.The Church of Uganda said it will announce the burial arrangement.
Nkoyoyo, 81, was confirmed dead this morning, at Kampala Hospital, where he had been admitted.
He returned from the United Kingdom last year where he went for further treatment after being diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus.
A former mechanic, Nkoyoyo became was the first Bishop of Mukono Diocese and in 1995, he became the first Muganda Archbishop, serving up to 2004. He replaced Yona Okoth. When he retired, Bishop Henry Luke Orombi took over.
The late Archbishop Nkoyoyo will be laid to rest on Tuesday next week, according to the statement issued by the Church of Uganda.