President Yoweri Museveni has eulogized the late mother of the Vice President, Edward Ssekandi, praising the deceased as a person of ‘great wisdom’.
In his condolence message to VP Ssekandi’s family, the President also described the late as a community leader and elder who contributed to the development of Uganda.
“Mothers play a great role in raising, moulding and general upbringing of children. We pay tribute to Maama Virigo Nabukalu for her contribution to nation building through raising her children who have contributed greatly to the development of Uganda. I have no doubt that she made His Excellency Edward Sekandi what he is now. As a nation, we recognize that great contribution,” he writes.
Ssekandi’s mother, Nabukalu Virigo Kiwanuka, 101, died on Friday was buried on Monday in Masaka
“Today the nation sends off a mother of great wisdom, community leader and an elder who contributed to the development of Uganda. We thank God who granted Maama Virigo the gift of life up to the age of 101 and for enabling her realize such great achievements in life.
He added: “Maama Virigo leaves behind an inspiring and enviable legacy of hardwork, piety and kindness which attributes should be emulated by all Ugandans especially the young generation. Our condolences go out to all her children, relatives, people of Bukoto county central-Kyanamukaaka and the entire greater Masaka region.”