The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura has vowed never to disappoint President Museveni in his remaining time on earth.
The IGP made the commitment during a thanksgiving ceremony to celebrate achievements made by his father, late John Kalekyezi, over the weekend. The function was held at Isaaza Grounds in Kisoro Municipality in South Western Uganda.
“…. the kind of programs you have initiated, you are concerned for the masses of the poor, but its only we who have failed you, yet you have trusted us with responsibility,” the IGP stated.
He added: I thank you for the opportunity you gave me to serve and I promise that for the remaining time of my life, work even more not to disappoint you.
The president described Kayihura as hard working and a good cadre of the National Resistance Movement.
He added: Kalekyezi was a great Ugandan Pan-Africanist who supported Africa’s anti-colonial movements. He is father of our Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura. I am glad he left a great legacy and the community is setting up a science institute in his memory.
John Kalekyezi died in 1960 in a plane crash from Cairo to Russia and at the time of his death, he was working as a representative of the Uganda National Congress in Cairo.
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony of the John Kale Institute of Science and Technology at Rwivovo, Nyakabande in Bufumbira East, Kisoro district, president Museveni described Late Kalekyezi as a very progressive man.
The University set to open in 2019, will offer the courses in Marine Sciences and Forensic, Textile Science Technology and Engineering, Tourism, Mechatronics and Ideology of Africanism and Pan Africanism.
Mr. Museveni said that the late Kalekyezi was a very progressive person whose views on unity and the fight against religious sectarianism as well as tribalism caused him many problems such as alleged communism connections and eventual expulsion from Makerere University.
“I am happy with those behind the Institute. They should add Kiswahili language to the courses to be taught because Kiswahili is the language that unites Central and Eastern Africa and the late Kalekyezi was a Pan Africanist,” the president said.