Uganda: Nation Mourns Inner Affairs Minister
Kampala (The Monitor) — By press time tributes continued to circulation for Gen Aronda Nyakairima who served as military commander from 2003 to 2013. He was each Minister for Inner Affairs and an Military consultant in Parliament.
Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga in an announcement mentioned: “The nation shall be knowledgeable about burial preparations.”
Outgoing US Ambassador to Uganda Scott DeLisi, in an announcement, additionally expressed condolences to the household and pals of the deceased.
“Gen Aronda was one of many first senior leaders I met in Uganda greater than three years in the past. He cared deeply for his nation and its future… . Even once we had completely different views, the friendship and values we shared allowed us to maneuver ahead constructively. He shall be missed as a pacesetter, and as a buddy,” Mr DeLisi mentioned.
Mr David Pulkol, the previous director basic of Exterior Safety Organisation, mentioned: “I’ve identified him as a really brave and fearless officer. I labored with him throughout the Constituent Meeting when he had simply been made the deputy to Fred Tolit at Chieftaincy of Navy Intelligence. We labored extra carefully throughout Operation Iron Fist the place I helped him in South Sudan. He was such a steadfast and arranged officer and he improved the welfare of the military.”
Brig Kasirye Gwanga, senior presidential adviser on safety in Buganda area, mentioned: “This can be very unlucky! He was probably the most sensible officers now we have had. He, identical to myself, had the privilege of finding out at Fort Leavenworth. For us the outdated guard within the military, it’s a large blow, he was at all times a shoulder for us.”
The Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister, Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire, mentioned: It is extremely unlucky that Gen Aronda has handed on. It’s a tragedy he died once we wanted him most. He served the Motion and folks of Uganda faithfully, tirelessly and with devotion. I want him effectively wherever he’s.”
Main (retired) Jessica Alupo, minister of Training mentioned: “The information of the passing on of Gen Aronda broke my coronary heart. His demise is so large a blow that phrases can not describe the agony these of us who had the golden alternative of working with him and being mentored are going by way of. His contribution to Uganda and humanity at giant will without end be saluted. Might God relaxation his soul in peace.”
By Frederic Musisi and Ivan Okuda.