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Championing the sector that paid her fees

By Solomon Kalema

Added 18th April 2016 02:33 PM

However, for many, the unavoidable hardships are considered curses rather than hurdles that can be skipped along the way.

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HE Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, at the African Union

However, for many, the unavoidable hardships are considered curses rather than hurdles that can be skipped along the way.


Growing up comes with multiple experiences and some of these are meant to bring out the best in an individual.

However, for many, the unavoidable hardships are considered curses rather than hurdles that can be skipped along the way.

Her Vision brings you the story of HE Rhoda Peace Tumusiime who went from trekking through the rural schools of Kyeibare village without shoes into continental negotiations at the African Union.

It all started with a younger Tumusiime who saw each challenge as a blessing in disguise and weathered the storm in an area where education was a dream for many children.

One would wonder how she managed to walk the overwhelming distances to the many schools that she attended in the 50’s and 60’s.

How did a young girl get a chance to go to school when bride price was preferred to an academic qualification?

  hoda eace umusiime front centre during the official visit of the  resident arack bama to the frican nion headquarters on uly 28 2015 in ddis baba thiopia HE Rhoda Peace Tumusiime (front centre) during the official visit of the US President Barack Obama to the African Union headquarters on July 28, 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 
Did Tumusiime simply walk into the African Union?

When you mention the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development to any head of state in Africa today, they will definitely recall the name Tumusiime.

But how does a daughter of a peasant, thriving on a small herd of cattle and garden travel her way to “Her Excellency Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy” in a male-dominated echelon of leadership?

Find this amazing story with answers to all the questions in your copy of the New Vision on Tuesday in Her Vision where a picture is painted of a “village-born to continental cabinet member” and how challenges turn blessings and hindrances springboards.

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