Estate workers fix colleague’s grave


In African tradition and culture, the dead are not always dead.
It is in that spirit that Uganda Christian University estate workers, together with the family of the late Godfrey Kiguli, refurbished his grave recently.
Kiguli, who worked as a ground worker at UCU and later as a foreman, died in October ending his 14-year career at UCU. Michael Semweya a master carpenter in the Facilities and Capital Projects Department, told The Standard that a group of six estate workers hatched the idea of refurbishing their colleague’s grave with tiles.
“Kiguli had a good relationship with everyone of us. He was inspirational and motivational, so we decided to remember him by renovating his grave,” Semweya said.
Amos Sekiwunga, an estates worker said they raised Shs700,000 which they used to refurbish the grave.
He urged university workers to strive to leave a legacy like that of Kiguli.