Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga has eloquently eulogized the late former Wakiso District councillor, Sulpisio Ssemakula Ssemogerere, describing him as a transparent, focused, selfless, and patriotic leader and Rotarian. Mayiga emphasized the need to emulate Ssemogerere’s exemplary qualities during a gathering of hundreds of mourners at the deceased’s home in Mpala, Entebbe, Wakiso District, where the burial took place on January 13. Ssemogerere, who passed away at the age of 76 on December 17, 2023, in Turkey after battling throat cancer, was praised for his contributions to the development of the country and Buganda Kingdom.
Mayiga acknowledged Ssemogerere’s deep love for his King and culture, emphasizing his dedication to both. The Katikkiro highlighted Ssemogerere’s role in the development of the community, noting his significant contributions as an educationist. The late leader’s commitment to unity, peace, and generosity were celebrated, with Mayiga stating that Ssemogerere’s friendly and jolly character brought joy and peace to many faces. Ssemogerere’s responsible parenting and citizenship were commended, and Mayor Ronald Kalema shared a testimonial about how Ssemogerere generously paid his school fees from secondary school to university.
Ssemogerere, who worked with Shell Uganda in the 1970s and later taught at Kabojja-Mugwanya, left a lasting impact on those he led during his time in elective politics. The funeral proceedings included a requiem mass led by MUBS chaplain Msgr Lawrence Ssemusu and Mpala Parish Fr Joseph Kirumira. Ssemogerere’s legacy lives on through his family, including his son Fredrick Mukungu, the representative of Kabaka Ronald Mutebi in London.