10 January 2013

Uganda: Queen Knights Wavamunno

Businessman Gordon Wavamunno will be at All Saints cathedral in Nakasero this afternoon to formally receive a new honour, the Knight of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.

The honour is for his philanthropic work with St John Ambulance Association of Uganda, where he has been a member for the last 30 years.

"It is difficult to imagine a more important event in my life in the Order of St John than this occasion when Her Majesty the Queen of England publically recognizes my services to the community," Wavamunno said.

Retired Archbishop Luke Orombi will preside over the religious ceremony, with Prof Anthony Mellows, the Lord Prior of the Order of St John, on hand to invest the honours on behalf of the Queen. Wavamunno will be recognized along with three other members, retired Bishop of Mityana Diocese Wilson Mutebi, George William Katatumba and Christine Nandyose Kasirye.

Bishop Mutebi, who served as the Vice Chairman of St John's Ambulance, will be admitted as a Commander. Katatumba, a brother to city magnate Bonny Katatumba, will be admitted as Serving Brother for his long service as a treasurer. Kasirye will be admitted as Officer -Sister.

St John Ambulance is a charitable organization established in 1930 as part of The Order of St John, to provide first aid, health care and support services in over 40 countries around the world.

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