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United Nations Population Fund Country Representative leaves for South Sudan

By Norman Katende

Added 2nd June 2016 11:52 AM

Fundira's three years' of service to Uganda were called off, after she was transferred to new Nation South Sudan, to help develop on their programme.

United Nations Population Fund Country Representative leaves for South Sudan

National Population Council director Jotham Musinguzi, state health minister for general Duties Chris Baryomunsi and Former UNFPA country representative Esperance Fundira share a point at Protea Hotel as UNFPA Deputy Country representative Miranda Tabifo looks on

Fundira's three years' of service to Uganda were called off, after she was transferred to new Nation South Sudan, to help develop on their programme.

Youth and leaders, paid tribute to   former Country Representative  of the United Nations Population Fund UNFPA ,Esperance Fundira at Protea Hotel. Fundira's  three years' of service to Uganda were called off, after she was transferred to new Nation South Sudan, to help develop on their programme.

 "You have taken us to a different level, thanks for your leadership in the field of population and reproduction health. You have been a strong pillar and the recent census results shows that we are in the right direction," said  Jotham Musinguzi, the director of the National Population Council."Ever since you came, the funding in the population Council has been increasing and so are the results. We are very blessed to have worked with you."

 ational lanning uthority r sekamate sebuliba gives pleasantries to outgoing  ountry epresentative sperance undira  at rotea otel  his was during the farewell  cocktail for undira who has been assigned to outh udan y orman atende National Planning Authority Dr Ssekamate Ssebuliba gives pleasantries to outgoing UNFPA Country Representative Esperance Fundira at Protea Hotel . This was during the farewell cocktail for Fundira, who has been assigned to South Sudan. By Norman Katende

 

UBOS Executive director Paul Munghereza noted that Fundira was instrumental in seeing that this census takes place after being postponed twice. "Preparing for the census was so demanding and straining but she gave us hope, went were we could not reach, mobilized the local development partners and even ensured that we have expatriates to help us with the work. We are very grateful," he said .

 He also promised to  help her  where she was heading to. "We have been working together with South Sudan and we are ready for any help needed."Jackson Chekweko, the executive director of Reproduction Health Uganda noted that her footprints have left a mark in Uganda.

 "She supported us in having the first family planning conference and she leaves when we have a National Planning council. She has been across the country and most notable, she was in Sebei running to end Female genital Mutilation. She loved what she was doing with a passion," he said.

 State health minister for general duties Chris Baryomunsi,  former UNFPA country representative  Esperance Fundira and South Sudan Consul Emmanual Tombe toast at  Protea

 Dr. John Ssekamatte-Ssebuliba of the National Planning Authority also noted her hand in making the Demographic Dividend Report, which has become reference point to most of the regional countries. Her workmates  all praised her for not only being a mother but a guide, friend and mentor

 "You have shown that leadership is not about titles but the impact you have and the relationships you have built. We will miss you," said Prossy Nakanjakko in the communication department who spoke on behalf of her fellow workers.

 While State Health minister in charge of general duties Chris Baryomunsi noted that she has raised the stature on UNFPA in the country. "The results are there for all from the speeches you have heard."It was so humbling that when she stood up to speak, she was already overwhelmed by the tributes. "At times I believe that they are not speaking about me. I know everything is about people, about relationships and achieving goals. I would have done nothing without all your support," she said.

 

 

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