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Child rights advocate laid to rest

By Vision Reporter

Added 27th August 2009 03:00 AM

THE sudden death of Dorothy Nangwale Oulanyah robbed Uganda of a dedicated child rights activist, the President told mourners on Tuesday.

By Dennis Ojwee

THE sudden death of Dorothy Nangwale Oulanyah robbed Uganda of a dedicated child rights activist, the President told mourners on Tuesday.

Dorothy was the wife of former Omoro MP Jacob Oulanyah. “Ugandans will remember Dorothy for her fight against human rights violations and as an advocate of children rights,” Museveni said in a condolence message, which trade and industry minister Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire read at the burial in Oyero-Lee, Omoro, Gulu district on Tuesday.

“Her work touched the hearts of many people. Let her legacy be emulated by every Ugandan. No words can relieve the family. We pray that God blesses the family.”

Otafiire described Dorothy as a pillar to many mothers in the country despite her age.

Dorothy died on Friday of cardiac arrest at Mulago Hospital. She is survived by three children Harold Adiyo, 10, Ezra Audu, 7 and Karen Atim, 3.

She was born on July 23, 1970 in Arusha to Eng. Abner and Mrs. Nangwale of Bududa district in eastern Uganda.

The burial service was conducted by the outgoing Anglican Bishop of Northern Uganda Diocese, Nelson Onono-Onweng, with the bishop-elect, Johnson Gakumba.

Kitgum bishop Benjamin Ojwang, retired bishop McLeod Baker Ochola assisted in the service.

Onono-Onweng said Dorothy served northern Uganda, especially the children, with all her heart.

The Gulu district LC5 chairman, Norbert Mao, said Dorothy was a principled leader.

Child rights advocate laid to rest

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