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Dokolo Woman Mp, Cecilia Ogwal dead

The Dokolo woman Mp, Hon Cecilia Ogwal is dead. Born Cecilia Barbara Atim Ogwal, the outspoken legislator who has been in parliament since 1996, breathed her last at a hospital in India today morning, due to cancer.

Ogwal has been looked at by many as a consistent, focused and a leader with a national character, legislating for the good of the country.

Ogwal was among the delegates in the 1994 constituency Assembly that drafted the 1995 Uganda Constitution. From 1996 until 2005, she was a member of parliament for Lira Municipality but lost Hon Jimmy Akena.

After falling out with Uganda People’s Congress(UPC) party which she had served diligently, crossed to Forum for Democratic Change(FDC) in 2006 and ran for Woman Mp seat for the newly created Dokolo district, a position she held until her death.

Cecilia Barbara Atim Ogwal was a Ugandan politician, businesswoman and management consultant. She was born June 12, 1946 in Dokolo District.

From 1979 until 1980, Ogwal worked at the Uganda Embassy in Kenya, as the Liaison Officer for Returning Ugandan Refugees. From 1980 until 1981, she worked as the Operations Manager at the Uganda Advisory Board of Trade. In 1982, she was one of the founders of Housing Finance Bank, working there until 1984. She served as the Chairperson of Uganda Development Bank, from 1981 until 1986.

She became involved in Ugandan politics, serving as the Acting Secretary General of Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) from 1985 to 1992.

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