President Museveni, has eulogized the late Mrs Mariate Erus Nalongo Mulenga who passed away this week, and praised her for supporting government policies aimed at fostering development in Kabale District.
Mariate, the wife of businessman and Kabale NRM district treasurer for Finance Christopher Mulenga died on Monday morning at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.
President Museveni’s condolence message was delivered by the Kabale Resident District Commissioner Darius Nandinda.
Museveni commended Mariate for supporting his husband’s in development projects like Hotloaf Bakery and Little Litz hotel and gardens which have employed hundreds of people in Kabale District.
He also thanked the late Mariate for supporting the NRM government for the last 30 years.
“We commend the Late Nalongo Mulenga for the support she gave to her husband Mr. Christopher Mulenga. I wish to thank my friend Mr. Mulenga for his contribution to the NRM Party and to Uganda. He served in key positions in Kabale District Council, NRM leadership and mobilisation and in business in Kabale, Kigezi and beyond. Many people have benefitted from his counsel, remarkable support and in doing all this, the wife was by his side. We salute her for working with her husband to nurture and educate their children. Mothers are great pillars of this nation. Mama Nalongo Mulenga led an exemplary life in serving God. We shall, forever, miss her” said the president in his letter.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda described Mrs Mulenga as ‘ a pillar and advisor in the district whose home became a place for NRM political meetings.”
“She amazingly, extended her love and care to all of us, your comrades and friends. She was a very calm, kind, hospitable and a warm hearted lady so much that her home was transformed into our political meeting place,” the Prime Minister said.
Because of the prevailing health challenges in the country and globally, Prime Minister Rugunda said, ” we are unable to physically be with you at Nalongo’s final send off.”
“We grieve with the Mulenga family at this sad moment and we continue to pray that God gives the family strength and fortitude during this difficult period of bereavement.”
State Minister for finance, planning and economic development David Bahati in his message said Mariate’s death was a heavy loss to the NRM party in Kabale District.
John Mulenga her son told mourners that his mother died of blood clot.
He said the deceased seemed well on November 30th 2020 when she went to Kabale hospital to check on her sick husband, only to fall sick herself four days later.
The 76-year-old left behind10 children and several grandchildren.
She was laid to rest at her ancestral home in Kyetobokire cell Kijuguta ward Northern Division Kabale Municipality.