President Yoweri Museveni has paid glowing tribute to the late Hope Kishande Kivengyere, his first and longest serving Press Secretary since (1986-2001) who passed-on on Wednesday from Nakasero Hospital.
Museveni said during her time, Kivengyere came up with a lot of initiatives on media management and many times, arranged meetings between him and the media fraternity; always imparting to him the important role of the media in any endeavor.
The president gave a detailed background about Hope Kivengyere’s role in the liberation struggle and said she joined the struggle to liberate Uganda quite early in her life as an undergraduate student at Makerere University during Obote II.
According to Museveni, the deceased devoted the prime years of her life to the service of Uganda through her extra ordinary career and worked tirelessly to serve our country in the finest traditions of the civil service and she served with such distinction.
According to the president good upbringing matters a lot in one’s life and that he could always detect the noble character of Kivengyere’s parents in her.
Museveni said they will always be grateful for the crucial role that Kivengyere played and pray that her outstanding service will be a source of inspiration and motivation to many leaders.END.