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Bukedi mourns MP Faith Alupo

By David William Okiria.

Added 22nd September 2020 12:51 PM

Alupo had participated in the just concluded NRM parliamentary primaries elections where she lost to Kaala Kevin Ojinga.

Bukedi mourns MP Faith Alupo

Alupo had participated in the just concluded NRM parliamentary primaries elections where she lost to Kaala Kevin Ojinga.

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PALLISA-Politicians, local leaders and voters in Pallisa district and the entire Bukedi sub region have mourned the death of Woman Member of Parliament Pallisa district, Hon. Faith Alupo.

According to her family, Alupo died on September 15, 2020 at Mulago Hospital intensive care unit in Kampala.

In Pallisa, the news of the death of Alupo reached the locals  who rushed to her home village at Aitaritoi village, Ajepet parish, Gogonyo sub county in Pallisa district to console the family.

Alupo, who hails from Ajepet, Gogonyo sub county Pallisa district has been the Woman Member of Parliament since 2018 when the district had a by-election after Butebo district was granted district status and Agnes Amede crossed to Butebo leaving Pallisa vacant.

Alupo had participated in the just concluded NRM parliamentary primaries elections where she lost to Kaala Kevin Ojinga.

Esther Ikiror, a resident of industrial ward Pallisa, said Pallisa voters have lost a leader whose projects have been visible on the ground.

"We had our hopes in her this time because of the visible projects like the women groups and savings. This is a terrible loss," Esther struggled to hold back tears.

Joseph Ongom, a cousin to the late, described her as a great leader whom NRM in Pallisa will find very hard to replace.

According to the Catherine Achola Osupelem, one of the aspirant candidates in the recent concluded NRM primaries elections for Woman MP Pallisa district,   Alupo  maintained a cordial friendship even though she was her political opponent.

She said her death is a big loss  to the Opposition and the NRM party in Pallisa. John Okoboi, who is the deputy Speaker of Pallisa district council, praised the late MP for her expertise in spearheading development in the region and said the district and the entire Bukedi has lost a true servant.

He said the MP demise is a great loss to the NRM in Pallisa as she has also been a great mobiliser.
"This is a blow to the party because she has been a strong cadre; we will find it hard to replace her." Okoboi said.

Butebo Woman MP Agnes Amede broke down upon the sad news, saying: "This is a tragic moment. It is so sad that we did not hear about her sickness and only heard of her sudden death."

Mbogo Kezekia, the Budaka County MP in Budaka district, described Alupo's death as a "sting" to NRM in Bukedi region.

Sarah Achieg Opendi, the Woman MP Tororo says  the death of Alupo is sudden and shocking since she did not have any report of  illness before her death "as women in parliament we shall miss our loved one and may her soul rest in perfect peace."

Richard Oseku, the MP Kibale in Pallisa district claims that the death of Alupo has left the district vacant since it will be months  before  she is replaced.

Agnes Namiliago, the Woman MP Kibuku district could not manage to stop her tears saying Alupo has been like her child in politics because she had not taken much time in parliament.

John Micheal Okurut the district chairperson Pallisa says the district has missed a mother, a leader who has been standing with them and giving guidance.

Ssenyonjo Kyeyune, the RDC Pallisa says Alupo has supported the district mostly in the fight against coronavirus saying her death is a big loss to the district.

Derrick Orone, the NRM flag bearer for the newly created Gogonyo county urged leaders in Pallisa district and the entire country to consider helping the two children that had been left by the MP.

According to Orone the death of Alupo is so painful and sudden, "may her soul rest in perfect peace, mother you have been a leader of achievements in just the little time you have been in parliament" said Orone.

In a statement, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga also paid tribute to the fallen MP, whose death she explain as sudden and painful. She said parliament would miss her.

Boscov Oumo, the chairperson organising burial committee urged locals to stop circulating wrong information over the death of the MP saying many people have feared to come to  the late's home over information being circulated that Alupo died of coronavirus.

According Oumo locala, the public should wait for a proper medical statement indicating the cause of death.

The burial of the fallen MP is scheduled to take place on Wednesday September 23, 2020 at her home in Ataritoi village, Ajepet parish, Gogonyo Sub County in Pallisa district.

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