KOBOKO. Koboko district local government is mourning the sudden death of the female youth councilor for Abuku Sub-County to the district, late Mariam Adakuru.
Adakuru died on Monday (this day) morning on the way to Arua regional referral Hospital (ARRH) due to excessive bleeding after a successful delivery last night.
The late was being referred to ARRH in Arua town from Gborokolongo Health centre three in Abuku sub-county, Koboko district where she gave birth to her baby.
The late Adakuru was one of the three opposition councilors in the current Koboko district council.
This is second time Koboko district is losing a councilor in an interval of one year, the first was the male councilor representing elders, late Masimo Geriga who died in December last year.
The district chairman Mr Hassan Nginya described the late Adakuru as a councilor with integrity and an instrumental debater in the council whom the district will greatly miss. He said she was always passionate about issues of service delivery.
Deputy speaker of Koboko district council, Ms Jamila Shera noted that the death of Adakuru will leave a big gap especially in active deliberations in the council as the council will miss her indepth analysis of issues. She described the late as a knowledgeable councilor in raising issues during council sittings.
She called upon other councilors to emulation the characters and legacy left by the fallen Adakuru.
Former vice chairman of Koboko district, Stephen Sanya Muto described the late as one of the vivid councilors both at committee and council levels.
“As being a former leader of government business in the council, I saw a visionary leadership in Adakuru who has the potential for a higher political aspiration based on her capability in the council” Mr Muto said.
Late Adakuru who was laid to rest in Goti village, Rembita Parish in Lodonga sub county, Yumbe district left three orphans children including the newborn baby boy.
Adakuru who doubled as the Koboko district chairperson for production and marketing and secretary for koboko district women caucus was among councilors who the Koboko Transformation Agenda (AGT), a program that Koboko district has put in place to encourage socio-economic development aimed at achieving Uganda’s 2040 Vision of middle income status.