On Saturday, 2nd May 2015, Government learnt with shock and deep sadness about Mrs. Ida Kamuntu, the wife of Hon. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, Minister of Water and Environment.
Mrs. Kamuntu has been an exceptional mother figure, mentor of young women and pillar, not only to the family of Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, but also the community in Rweigaga Parish and Kashozi Sub-county, Sheema District and the Country at large.
The Late Mrs. Ida Kamuntu has also been a strong pillar of the Church and an advocate of Christian values and promoter of decent Ankole cultural values.
Her demise has robbed Sheema District in Particular and Uganda at large of a lady with a large heart, a role-model for girl children, and a source of inspiration for many.
Her wisdom, motherly, calm and nurturing persona will be greatly missed.
On behalf of Government and, on my own behalf, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the Family, relatives and Friends of Hon. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, upon Mama Ida’s untimely demise.
Our condolences also go out to the community of Rweigaga and Kashozi, Sheema District, the greater Ankole, and; indeed Uganda at large upon Mrs. Ida Kamuntu’s death.
I pray that the Almighty God rests the soul of the Late Mrs. Ida Kamuntu in eternal peace.
I also pray that God’s grace prevails with the family of Prof. Kamuntu at this most difficult period.
For God and My Country.
Hon. Maj. Gen Jim K. Muhwezi
MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND NATIONAL GUIDANCE