A FINAL appeal has been made to help raise the money to repatriate the body of a man who lived in Waterford city.
Pastor David Asiimwe died in a single vehicle crash on the M9 near Knocktopher last month.
A GoFundMe page has been established by his friends to help cover the costs of returning Mr Asiimwe’s body to his native Uganda. The appeal to date has raised more than half the €7,000 needed.
David Mutter, Chairperson of the Uganda Community in Waterford, said family members were waiting to pay their respects to the 46-year-old. “I want to thank all the people who have helped us make the donation.
“Most of the amount is now raised, almost €4,000 is already raised. We need €3,000 more to see the body repatriated back to the family, back to Uganda.
“We are appealing for the public to help us to see that our brother is repatriated back to Uganda. David’s widow Jollein and his daughter are waiting back home as is the family waiting for their son,” Mr Mutter said.
Pastor Asiimwe, who was 46, had been living in Waterford City since 2005. He died in a single vehicle crash on the M9 southbound, just after Junction 10, Knocktopher, at about 8am on Saturday July 13th.
Pastor Asiimwe was Vice Chairperson of the Uganda Community Group in Waterford.