On Saturday, the young and old filled St Paul Cathedral in Ibanda Municipality for a thanksgiving service for a man who has been on earth for 104 years and married for 66 years.
Mr Samwiri Bishaka, a retired teacher, and his wife Naome Bishaka have been married for more years than Ugandan civil servants take to retire.
They have lived up to their vow they took in 1953 when they walked down the aisle and took matrimonial oath to be together till “death do us part”.
Mr Bishaka, a lay canon in the Anglican Church, was born in 1915 in current day Ibanda District. He celebrated his 104th birthday and 66th marriage anniversary on Saturday at St Paul’s Cathedral of North West Ankole Diocese in Ibanda District at a memorable service graced by current and retired bishops; Amos Magezi of North West Ankole, Sheldon Mwesigwa of Ankole Diocese, John Muhanguzi (retired) of North Ankole Diocese and George Tibesigwa (retired) of Ankole Diocese.