Thankyou Boston | Memorial Service Held for the late Mrs. Aida Namukwaya Mayanja – St. Peters Anglican Church of Uganda – Waltham

Posted October 23, 2014 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Events ~ 11,730 views


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A Memorial Thanksgiving Service for the late Mrs. Aida Namukwaya Mayanja of Nansana Kyadondo was held on Saturday, October 25 at St. Peter’s Anglican Church of Uganda in Waltham.  Officiated by Rev. Christine Nakyeyune Busulwa who was the main celebrant the service was also meant to extend a vote of thanks to the Boston community for the love and support they showed us during our time of bereavement.  The service also celebrated the life of Maama and the legacy she left behind. Immediately following the service dinner was served and the life of Maama Mayanja eulogized by various speakers that included the Ronnie Mayanja, our cousin Dr. Abed Bwanika and the grand children Maama Aida Mayanja.


Mrs. Mayanja was an auntie, grandmother and also a mother to Boston community members Fredrick and Ronnie Mayanja (Ugandan Diaspora News Managing Editor) Other siblings include Juliet, Pros, Lydia and Joanita. She succumbed to esophageal cancer on 9th September 2014 at 2:00pm and was later buried at our ancestral home on September 11th along side the love of her life the Late Mr. Gideon Kasolo Mayanja in Kyabogo, Masaka.


She was the daughter of the late Israel Kirabira and the Late Alinyikira Brenda Namugga. The late Aida was a muzukulu wa Kayiira and belonged to the Mbogo Clan. She was a resident, landlord and a member of Nansana Community Development Association(NAMIDA) headed by Prof. Kigongo. She lived in Nansana’s Nakule Zone were she was also a community elder.


In Boston Mrs. Mayanja was the grandmother of Kyle Mayanja, Cookie Mayanja, Abigail Mayanja, Nikilette Mayanja(US based bazukulu) and auntie to David Makumbi, Stella Namukwaya, Ronald Lutakome, Godfrey Kasibante – Gentleman, Aisha Bukiirwa and the late Herbert Lwanyaga. Numerous other relatives are also in the area including Abako – The Katumba Family.


Some of the Pastors present included Pastor Balam Luswata, Pastor Charles Bbosa, Pastor Benon Kawaala, Pastor Isaac Balinda, Rev. Frank Mwebesa Pastor Godfrey Owori and Pastor Dr. Abed Bwanika who also is a first cousin to the family.  Other community elders including elders from UNAA like Rosette Serwanga and the Chairman Gwanga Mujje Boston Omulongo Wasswa Mukasa among others. Also present was the Uganda Seventh Day Adventist Choir that also ministered in some spiritual songs.


Another highlight of the day was a special presentation by Mr. Kato Kajubi on the upcoming open enrollment for the Gwang Mujje Life Insurance policy administered by Hartford Insurance Company. This has been championed as a solution in helping repatriate remains of our community members who die in Boston. We thank all those who showed up and those who contributed (mabugo) during our hour of need.


A special thank you to Rev. Christine Nakyeyune Busulwa, Maama Olivia Namubiru, Ms. Jannet Lwanga, Annette Nalukwago, Mr. Isreal Yiga, Mukko Herbert Katumba, Mr. Martin Katamba KATFAM copies, Mr. Godfrey Nsereko Simple – Radio Uganda Boston and Mr. Kato Kajubi. Other friends that have been a constant source of encouragement include Mrs. Peace Seremba Sseninde, Tilda Balinda, Pastor Charles Bbosa, Henry James Ddamba Kanyike, Relatives and friends on this side of the Atlantic they did alot.


We are forever grateful for the kindness and love extended to our family. My special extra thanks go out to my siblings led by Julie, Pros, Fred, Lydia,Joan, Mukko Douglas Katumba and Mukko Fred Sendege – UK, Dr. Abed Bwanika, Eva,  Rachel, Fred Makumbu, Dr. Moses Galukande, Dr. Mwambu at Mulago Heart Institute, Mr. Jeff and Dr. Lydia Sebuyira, Apostle Alex Mitala, Uganda Funeral Services and the entire team at Hospice Uganda.


Gwanga Mujje Boston Inc. Premiums and Benefits.

Rate for individuals 18 – 64 — $138.60 annual fees, (Benefit is $25,000)

Rate for individuals 65 – 69 — $69.30 annual fees, (Benefit reduced to $12,500)

Rate for individuals aged 70 — $13.86 annual fees, (Benefit reduced to $2000)

Children’s insurance is optional — $5,000 benefit for @ child under 18 years. 

Premium per family is $5.28

Open enrollment begins — November 1st – December 15th 2014

Contact Mr. Kato Kajubi — Tel. 508-468-1406. Email:

Mr. Moses Kalemba — Tel. 781-956-0852. Email:


Below are some images of the highlighs in pictures from the colorful celebration held at the St. Peter’s Anglican Church of Uganda (Waltham) As Mom used to say Muberanga Kitole (always stay a single family unit) and  ‘Balina Omukisa abafiira mu Mukama waffe’ —  Till we meet again fare thee well Maama and you are dearly missed!

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