Bishop Drandua Mass Underway In Arua

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Mass is underway at Ediofe Cathedral in Arua for the burial of retired bishop Frederick Drandua who died last week at age 73.

Mass is underway at Ediofe Cathedral in Arua for the burial of retired bishop Frederick Drandua who died last week at age 73.

Gulu Archbishop John Baptist Odama is leading other bishops, religious leaders and the faithfuls in celebrating the life of a man whose works touched many in West Nile.

Among the mourners are hundreds of South Sudanese  and D R Congo. Some of the bishops attending the mass are Martin Luluga, the Bishop Emeritus of Nebbi Diocese;  Sabino Odoki, bishop of Arua Diocese  and Santos Lino Wanok of Nebbi Diocese. 

Representatives from other religions are also in attendance. 

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda is leading a government delegation to the burial. 
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Franklin Ezaruku Draku
Franklin Draku has been a journalist since 2004. In his 12 years of practice, Draku can say he has covered all the journalism beats that exist.

A Uganda Radio Network (URN) staff member since 2010, Draku is based in Arua. This is his second tour of duty in this area. Draku was URN's main education and environment journalist in Kampala for two years 2014 to 2016.

A Kyambogo University graduate, Draku first worked with Arua district based Radio Pacis in 2004. At the station, he was a production assistant, reporter, producer, and then talk show host. In 2008, he joined Transnile Broadcasting Service for a year.

Draku reports intensively on education, tourism, environment and local government. He has twice been a runner up for the National Journalism Awards in 2013 and in 2014.