The Late Col Shaban Bantariza has been laid to rest at his ancestral home in Kagorogoro village, Bitereko Sub-County, Mitooma District.
The chief mourner was Minister of East African Affairs, Hon. Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire. He conveyed President Museveni’s message to the mourners in which the President described the Late Col Shaban Bantariza as a dependable person who executed his work to the details.
“President Museveni said the death of the Late Shaban Bantariza was a loss of a brother, a son and a trustworthy person who executed his work perfectly in the interest of the people of Uganda,” said Gen Otafiire.
In his message, the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi said
“The Late Col Bantariza made selfless contribution to the Defence of his country, Uganda, throughout his service career. The UPDF is saddened by the loss of such a senior gallant officer with a long experience.” read part of the message by the CDF.
Mr. OFWONO OPONDO said the late’s patriotism was exemplified in the fact that he temporarily set aside his studies to liberate Uganda. The late was very resourceful in Uganda Media Center being multi-talented, a linguist, and with extensive public relations and administration background.
CAPT. AJABU MUHEBWA, the senior child of the Late said: “The death of our dad marked a very dark moment in our lives. He was a good dad, a mentor and indeed a teacher that always gave us the best guidance a parent can do.