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Former vice-president Toko honoured

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th August 2017 12:29 PM

Toko, who served as Vice President in the short-lived regime of former President Tito Okello Lutwa, was also the first commander of the Uganda Air Force.

Former vice-president Toko honoured

Toko, who served as Vice President in the short-lived regime of former President Tito Okello Lutwa, was also the first commander of the Uganda Air Force.

James Baba(L)  MP for koboko county greeting Olive Kigongo( R)  president of Uganda chamber of commerce during the memorial of Brig. Wilson Toko at Emmanuel cathedral Mvara.  Photos by Bosco King


Hundreds of people gathered at Emmanuel cathedral in Mvara, Arua district for the memorial lecturer and service for former vice-president Brig. Gad Wilson Toko.

Toko was buried at the cathedral instead of his ancestral home in Maracha as a sign of respect by the people of West Nile for his outstanding contribution in leadership.

 
According to Maracha East MP, James Acidiri, who is one of the organisers of the memorial service, celebrating the life and legacy of Toko is a timely event, which is geared at inspiring many young leaders, to emulate the legacy of a man who served his country with integrity.

Toko, one of the pioneer trained pilots in the country, died in a car accident on August 16, 2002. 15 years since his death, lawmakers from West Nile say, the region has to celebrate his life and legacy.

 
Toko, who served as Vice President in the short-lived regime of former President Tito Okello Lutwa, was also the first commander of the Uganda Air Force.

He served as the managing director of the defunct Uganda Airlines and as the executive director of the East African Airways.

 

 

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