The family of the woman MP for Dokolo district, Cecilia Barbara Atim Ogwal has confirmed her death. Family sources state that Hon Cecilia Ogwal succumbed to cancer in a hospital in India.
“It is sad, Mama Cecilia Ogwal is no more, she is gone,” said a source who chose anonymity citing privacy concerns.
By the time of her death, the member of Parliament has been 77 years old. She has definitely been one of the most powerful politicians in the country.
Additionally, she has been serving as a member of the parliamentary Committee of Physical Infrastructure in charge of overseeing and covering policy. These are related to matters concerning Lands, Housing, Urban development, Works and Transport, and Physical Planning. On top of that, she was also a member of member of the budget committee.
One of the most distinguished states women from Uganda, she was born on 12 June 1946. Aged just 23 years in 1969, she won the Miss Uganda beauty pageant. For her education, she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of East Africa in Nairobi where she was admitted at just 21 years old.
Besides, the has served with different regimes in Uganda from all way with the Amin regime. By the time of her death, she has been a member of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party. Parliament is yet to issue an official communication but we shall keep you updated.