DEAD: Al Hajj Ali Akbar Adoko Nekyon

Veteran politician Al Hajj Ali Akbar Adoko Nekyon has passed on at Nsambya Hospital this evening aged 86, reports indicate.

A cousin to former president Milton Obote, Adoko Nekyon was the first post-Independence Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Tourism in the 1960s. He also served as Minister for Health and Minister of Rehabilitation and Social Services between 1988 and 1990, under the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government.