Hundreds of mourners
on Thursday turned up at the burial of Matyansi Ngobi, at his home in
Namulesa ward, Jinja city.
on September 7 but, his burial was delayed because some of his close relatives were still abroad.
seasoned politician and a point of reference for several political leaders
within the Busoga sub-region was also a Papal Knight, who diligently served the
Catholic Church throughout his entire active lifetime.
Stephen Ngobi described his father as a stable politician, who dedicated enough
time to his family's wellbeing, despite being an influential political figure
of his time.
delivering his tribute on behalf of the Jinja diocese, Fr. Gonza Kayaga says
that Ngobi blended his cultural, religious and political values for the benefit
of his community, in which he humbly served without compromise.
in: “a just and…
Cue out…very humble background,”.
Yoweri Museveni through his message delivered by East African Affairs State Minister,
Ikuya Mgode, described Ngobi as a dedicated politician, who offered himself to
freely serve his country, amidst uncertainties, which dominated political
spaces during the post-independence period.
Butembe County MP, Daudi Migereko said that Ngobi was a dependable advisor, who
openly rebuked him for exhibiting a servant form of leadership to his
electorates, throughout his active political career.
as the first post-independence minister of agriculture, cooperative and
forestry from 1963-1966, he was reappointed to serve in the same position,
between 1979-1980, before briefly serving as the local government minister,
within the same year. Ngobi was later elected as a member of the
constituent assembly between 1994-1995.
served as the head of different boards and commissions, namely; he served as
the chairman of Makerere University Council from 1991-2001, he was also a
council member of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
He later served
as a manager of Busoga cooperative society, Chairman of Jinja District Service
Commission and Director at Madhivani Group of Companies, among others.