Death has robbed Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party of her legendary member, Hajji Dauda Kawadwa.
His death occurred on Wednesday, 5 June, 2019 and has been described as “sudden” by UPC party President, Jimmy Akena.
In his Thursday 6th, June condolence (message) to the country, especially to party members, Mr. Akena recalls the late as “one of the early educationists who were trained in Egypt soon after attaining our Uhuru in 1962.”
UPC party top leader, Akena, adds that the deceased was one of the “living examples of the youths who were the vanguard” of Uganda National Congress (UNC) led by Ignatius Musazi.
He has been described a legend in the sense that he witnessed the merger of UNC and UPU to give birth to UPC at Uganda Club in March 1960.
“This made his a moving encyclopedia of UPC history and ideology that is critically vital for the party especially at this time of rebuilding the party, which is not easy task,” Akena, also the Lira municipality MP, says of late Kawadwa.
The oldest political party, UPC also remembers him to have “devoted his entire youth, adulthood and elderly age towards his family, faith and political party UPC”.
” On behalf of the UPC members, I show our grief and share with you the loss of Comrade Kawadwa. We shall always remember his enormous contribution to the development of our party and the nation as part of our legacy,” the party mourns.
He has been laid to rest (Thursday evening) at his home in Kyagwa – Seeta, Mukono district.