Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has this Thursday paid tribute to Harriet Aber, the deceased wife of Gen Salim Saleh.
”Wives of freedom fighters go through immense trials in their lives since there is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety as their husbands go through the throngs and hardship while fighting for the liberation of their countries,” said Ssekandi today at Saleh’s home in Gulu.
Ssekandi commiserated with Saleh together with the family of the late Charles Nyeko Lukwayi upon the death of Aber and their daughter respectively.
In his eulogy, the Vice President mourned the late Aber, saying she was not “only a mother but a chief mobiliser for the NRM and an agent of peace and prosperity in Northern Uganda.”
He hailed Gen Saleh for loving his wife and expressed optimism that the time she shared with her triplets, Stanley Nahurira, Tyra Aruho, Christianne Nyikirize, will remain pivotal in the eleven years they were under her mentorship.
The Vice President expressed regret for his inability to attend burial last Friday due to the recently concluded NRM party primaries.
Gen. Akandwanaho described the deceased as a “developmental wife” who always gave counsel to him which impacted on him while undertaking his national obligations.
Ambassador David Mwaka on behalf of the family of the late Charles Nyeko paid a glowing tribute to Rosemary Nyeko for bringing up her late daughter in a religious and culturally approved manner which has given great pride and exposure to their family.
Stanley Nahurira on behalf of his two other 11-year-old triplet sisters said losing a parent was very painful.
Nahurira said they remained strong given the people who have prayed for them and that their tears are drying each passing day and prayed that God welcomes their late mother into His loving bosom.
Rosemary Nyeko, said her daughter was exemplary to her siblings as their elder and pledged to look after her grand children under the same norms like she did to the deceased.