Pallisa District Woman Member of Parliament Faith Alupo died on Tuesday morning while she was receiving treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital in what sources say was a result of Covid-19 infection.
How she rose to power
In September 2017, Faith Alupo declared her interest to vie for the Pallisa Woman Member of Parliament seat on the National Resistance Movement (NRM) ticket, she had to tussle it out with other four women for the NRM party flag.
The seat fell vacant after the former Woman MP, Agnes Ameede, shifted to the newly-created Butebu district in the same position.
May 2018, Faith Alupo was declared the NRM party flag-bearer for the Pallisa District Woman Member of Parliament election after trouncing Kevin Kaala Ojinga and Josephine Ibaseret.
Alupo was declared the winner by John Arimpa Kigyagi, the deputy chairperson of the NRM electoral commission, after she polled 34,580 votes, beating Ojinga, who garnered 26,995 and Ibaseret, who got 11,058 votes.
After being declared the party flag bearer, Alupo said, as a social scientist, she would focus on issues of women and children when she goes through in the final elections.
In June 2018, Faith Alupo was declared the winner of the Pallisa district Woman Member of Parliament after the Electoral Commission disqualified the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Catherine Achola Osupelem on grounds of using wrong names.
Who was Faith Alupo?
She was born on October 09, 1983
District Woman Representative, Palisa District from 2018 until her death
In 1997, she sat Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) at Pallisa Girls Primary School
In 2001, she sat for Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) at Pal and Lisa College
In 2003, she did Uganda Advanced Certificate (UACE) at MM College Wairaka
In 2007, she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree of Social Work and Social Administration from Uganda Christian University, Mukono
In 2011 Faith Alupo joined the Law Development Centre (LDC), Kampala where she attained a Certificate in Law
From 2010 - 2011, she worked with the Electoral Commission in Pallisa as a Sub-County Election Officer.
Between 2008 and 2009, she worked with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) as Field Interviewer.
Between 2007 and 2008, she was a Field Worker with the Office of Probation, Makindye Division