Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah mourned the death of Ms Harriet Aber, the wife of Gen Salim Saleh as a great talent and shining star dimmed so soon.
At a funeral in Gulu, Oulanyah said Ms Aber, a mother of three, was an example of a gift of talent put to good use, and was robust and steadfast in her advocacy for the rights of the less fortunate in society.
The death of sucha Ugandan in her prime, he said, has denied the country the opportunity to fully utilise her energy, diligence and hard work in the country’s transformation agenda.
Ms Aber, a lawyer, succumbed to intestinal ulcers according to a joint autopsy report conducted by the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) and Uganda Police pathologists.
She is survived by three triplets, aged 10.
Gen Saleh said he has lost an intelligent and reliable partner, a mother of his children and an advocate for land rights.
Oulanyah contributed Shs 2 million towards burial expenses.