President Museveni has said he will miss Father Simon Lokodo and that he is pained by his death. Lokodo died on Saturday while in Switzerland where he had reportedly gone for official duties. The cause of his death is yet to revealed.
In a tweet, Museveni wrote, “I have received the news of Hon Fr Simon Lokodo’s death with a heavy heart. Fr Lokodo served the nation gallantly as our Ethics & Integrity Minister during which his firmness against immorality & his desire to enforce culture exceedingly stood out. I am pained! He will be missed.”
Deputy Speaker, Anita Among also expressed her sadness at the passing of the former Ethic Minister, “My deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Hon. Fr Simon Lokodo ,the people of Karamoja and the Country.The Country has lost a Leader who served with dedication and had so much life ahead of him.May his Soul find eternal rest”
Lokodo is largely for his fight against homosexuality, pornography and many such things. A section of LGBT activists have said unflattering things about him, as if in celebration of his death.
Burial arrangments are yet to be communicated.