• Fri Jan 01 2021
  • Former deputy Prime Minister Paul Etyang dead

The former premier was admitted to IHK on Thursday with breathing difficulty and he has been Intensive Care Unit. 
Geoffrey Ojore
Journalist @ New vision
The former premier was admitted to IHK on Thursday with breathing difficulty and he has been Intensive Care Unit. 

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The former Deputy Prime Minister, Paul Etyang has died. 

He died at International Hospital Kampala in the wee hours of New Year's morning, according to MP Fredrick Angura of Tororo South. "It's unfortunate that Papa has passed on at the time we were receiving the New Year," MP Angura said. 

He explained that the former premier was admitted to IHK on Thursday with breathing difficulty and he has been Intensive Care Unit. 

"We are yet to meet to discuss how to handle the burial arrangements. I have also informed the Prime Minister about this sad news," Angura said.
Etiang hailed from Tororo district and was born on August 15, 1938, to Kezironi Orono and Mirabu Adacat Adeke Achom.

A politician and diplomat, Etiang first joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1964, becoming the second secretary to the Uganda embassy in Moscow from 1965 to 1967. He went as a member of the Uganda Mission to the United Nations for a year before being appointed First Secretary.

His diplomatic highlight was when he became High Commissioner to Britain for the government of Milton Obote from June 1969 until 1971 when be was withdrawn to the Foreign Ministry in Kampala. He became Permanent Secretary and was automatically appointed acting minister when his chief Wanume Kibedi was sent on sick leave, after to resign on April 28, 1973.

Ambassador Etiang also served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Information earlier in President Yoweri Museveni regime.

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