Tayebwa eulogises late Dr. Aliker

20 Apr 2024

Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has fondly remembered Dr. Martin Aliker as both a mentor and a dear friend during the funeral the late’s service.

Tayebwa emphasized how Dr. Aliker’s guidance and inspiration had profoundly impacted his own work.

Recalling Dr. Aliker’s integrity and dedication to public service, Tayebwa shared anecdotes of their friendship, highlighting Dr. Aliker’s support and encouragement, even going as far as visiting Tayebwa’s village to nurture their bond.

Addressing the gathered mourners at All Saints Cathedral Kampala, Tayebwa underscored the significance of fostering meaningful friendships in daily life, urging Ugandans to cherish such connections. Reflecting on a pivotal moment in 2006, Tayebwa revealed that they had considered Dr. Aliker for the position of Vice Chancellor at Makerere University, a testament to his esteemed reputation in academia.

During the service, Reverend Dr. Hannington Mutebi paid tribute to Dr. Aliker’s unwavering integrity, noting his exemplary record of chairing various boards without a hint of corruption. Mutebi urged leaders and public servants to emulate Dr. Aliker’s commitment to serving God’s purpose and leading lives of meaning, free from corruption.

Echoing these sentiments, Mrs. Camille Moore, Dr. Aliker’s widow, emphasized the importance of living a life free from corruption, encouraging mourners to seek solace in faith during times of challenge. Reflecting on her life with Dr. Aliker, Moore fondly recalled his multifaceted personality, describing him as both complex and romantically simple.

Dr. Martin Aliker, a distinguished dental surgeon, businessman, community leader, and former government minister, passed away at the age of 95, leaving behind a legacy of integrity, service, and friendship.

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