Cecilia Barbara Atim Ogwal, the powerful Member of Parliament for the Dokolo District Women’s Constituency and former Miss Uganda, Cecilia Ogwal, is dead.
Ogwal was 77.
Close family members said Ogwal succumbed to cancer at a hospital in India on Thursday morning.
“It is sad, Mama Cecilia Ogwal is no more, she is gone,” said a source who preferred anonymity citing privacy concerns.
Parliament spokesperson Chris Obore was yet to respond to calls seeking comment on the development.
Ogwal has been serving as a member of the parliamentary Committee of Physical Infrastructure in charge of overseeing and covering policy matters related to Lands, Housing, Urban development, Works and Transport, and Physical Planning.
She was also a member of the budget committee.