Opposition, NRM unit to mourn Oketta whom they said had rare humility

Opposition and ruling NRM Members of Parliament this week united in grief to pay tribute to late Maj Gen. Julius Oketta, for his great tireless services and efforts to the country at different levels.

Ruhakana Rugunda, Uganda's prime minister Ruhakana Rugunda.

Ruhakana Rugunda, Uganda’s prime minister Ruhakana Rugunda.

The motion to pay tribute to late Oketta was moved by the Prime Minister, Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda and seconded by the leader of opposition Winfred Kiiza.

Rugunda described Major General Oketta as an effective legislator and multi skilled person.

The deputy Speaker,  Jacob Oulanyah, said that the late Oketta will be missed for his work in Parliament.

The leader of opposition Winfred kiiza recalled that  Oketta as  a senior officer, he exhibited  a rare conduct in uniform and that as a unique military officer, he was always full of humility.

The chief of defence forces, General Katumba Wamala said that Oketta will also be remembered for his positive attitude towards all work he was assigned to do.

The Member of Parliament for Busiro East, Merdad Seggona, said that if promotion in the UPDF was by merit, Maj. Gen Oketta should not have died at that rank of a major general given his experience and qualification.

The late Julius Oketta.

The late Julius Oketta.

Oketta who died of a blood clot in the lung and was buried on Wednesday in Amuru district.


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