The former Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda, Paul Etiang has died of COVID-19.
He died at International Hospital Kampala in the wee hours of New Year’s morning, according to MP Fredrick Angura of Tororo South.
explained that the former premier was admitted to IHK on Thursday last week
with breathing difficulty and he has been in Intensive Care Unit.
Mp.Angura said Etiang hailed from Tororo district and was born on August 15, 1938 to Kezironi Orono and Mirabu Adacat Adeke Achom.
A politician and diplomat, Etiang first joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1964, becoming the second secretary to the Uganda embassy in Moscow from 1965 to 1967.
He went as a member of the Uganda mission to the United Nations for a year before being appointed First Secretary.
His diplomatic highlight was when he became High Commissioner to Britain for the government of Milton Obote from June 1969 until 1971 when he was withdrawn to the Foreign Ministry in Kampala.
He became Permanent Secretary and was automatically appointed acting minister when his chief Wanume Kibedi was sent on sick leave, after to resign on April 28, 1973.
Ambassador Etyang also served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Information earlier in President Yoweri Museveni regime. END.