SAYS HE WAS A METICULOUS, ELOQUENT AND EXCELLENT IN HIS WORK
Uganda Human Rights chairperson Mariam Wangadya has paid tribute to former UHRC commissioner Amooti Katebalirwe describing him as a meticulous, eloquent and excellent officer especially in the way he handled his assignments.
Katebalirwe who served in the commission for a decade died this week at Mulago and is to be buried in Hoima.
According to Wangadya, the late will be remembered for playing what she called a fatherly role and being a mentor to the staff of the commission.
“As we say farewell to Dr. Katebalirwe, I would like to deliver our heartfelt condolences to the entire family, relatives, friends and members of the commission and the nation at large for the great loss” she said in a condolence message read by Commissioner Col. Steven Basaliza who represented the commission at the mass at Nakasero.
Wangadya said on several occasions especially after the death of former UHRC chairperson Medi Kaggwa, Katebalirwe stood in as acting chairperson of the commission steering the commission in all it’s activities.
The late was a member of the commission from April 21 2009 to April 20 2015 and his term was renewed for another five years until January 2021 when he left. On behalf of the commission, Wangadya paid a condolence of Shs1m to the family to assist in burial arrangements.