Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has Thursday 10 heaped praises on late General Caleb Akwandanaho’s wife Harriet Aber and daughter who passed away last week.
During his visit to Gen. Akwandanaho, National Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation at his home in Gulu City Council,Ssekandi said, “wives of freedom fighters go through immense trials in their lives since there is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety as their husbands go through the throngs and hardship while fighting for the liberation of their countries.”
Ssekandi mourned the late Aber who was not only a mother but a chief mobiliser for the NRM and an agent of peace and prosperity in Northern Uganda.
He applauded Akwandwanaho for loving his wife and expressed optimism that the time she shared with her triplets, Stanley Nahurira, Tyra Aruho, Christianne Nyikirize, will remain pivotal in the eleven years they were under her mentorship.
The Vice President expressed regret for his inability to attend the burial that was held Friday last week due to the recently concluded NRM party primaries.
Akandwanaho described his wife as a developmental wife who always gave counsel to him and which impacted on him while undertaking his national obligations.
Mzee ambassador Mwaka David on behalf of the family of the late Charles Nyeko paid glowing tribute to Rosemary Nyeko for bringing up her late daughter in a religious and culturally approved manner which has given great pride and exposure to their family.
Stanley Nahurira on behalf of his two other eleven years old triplet sisters said that losing a parent is very painful and that, “they are now strong given the people who have prayed for them and that their tears are drying each passing day.”
In her speech, Nyeko, said her daughter Harriet was exemplary to her siblings as their elder and pledged to look after her grandchildren under the same norms like she did to the late Harriet.