Hon. Maj. Gen Jim K. Muhwezi, the Minister of Information and National Guidance, has described the late Maama Mary Nanfuka Kiseka, wife of the Late Dr. Samson Kiseka as an inspirational figure.
Mary died on Saturday at Nsambya hospital.
Her late husband, Kiseka, was a former freedom fighter, Vice-President of the Republic of Uganda from 1991 to 1994, and Prime Minister, from 1986 to 1991.
“Maama Mary Nanfuka Kiseka has been a stand-out inspirational figure, mentor for numerous women and pillar, not only to the family of the Late Dr. Samson Kiseka, but also the community in Wakiso District, the greater Buganda region, and Uganda at large,” said Jim in a condolence message.
He said Maama Mary Nanfuka Kiseka’s zeal for democracy and freedom will forever be engraved in Uganda’s contemporary history.
“During the National Resistance Movement’s (NRM’s) struggle for freedom in Uganda, Maama Mary Kiseka was one of the Lady Supporters, who, behind the scenes, rendered reliable, consistent and unwavering contribution.”
He said she has also been a strong pillar in the Church, an advocate of Christian values and promoter of decent Buganda and African cultural values.
“Her demise has taken from our midst a Lady with a large heart, mother figure a role-model for women and an enduring source of inspiration.”
“Her wise counsel, motherly, nurturing and steady-fast persona will be greatly missed,” Jim added.
Jim said Government was working closely with Kiseka Family to ensure that the Late Maama Mary Nanfuka Kiseka, one of the truly great daughters of Uganda, is accorded a decent and befitting send-off.
A funeral service for the Late Maama Mary Nanfuka Kiseka will be held on Tuesday, 19th May 2015 at the Adventist Church, Entebbe road at 10 am.
Maama Mary Kiseka will then be laid to rest on Wednesday, 20th May 2015, at 2pm at Temangalo, Wakiso District.
“On behalf of Government of Uganda, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the Family, relatives and Friends of the Family of the Late Dr. and Maama Mary Kiseka upon her demise.”
Government’s condolences go out to her them, the people of Wakiso District, the greater Buganda region, and indeed Uganda at large upon Maama Mary Kiseka’s demise.
“We pray that the Almighty God grants her soul a peaceful rest. I also pray that God’s grace prevails with the family of the Late Maama and Late Dr. Samson Kiseka at this most difficult period.”