Former Ugandan Ambassador to Canada, George Marino Abola is dead.
Abola died this morning at Mulago Hospital where he had been admitted yesterday.
Doctors who were attending to the late Ambassador Abola declined to reveal what he had been hospitalized for.
The parliament of Uganda is expected to accord the former ambassador a state burial
Who is Marino Abola?
Mr. Abola was born in 1940 in Gulu, Uganda. He came to diplomacy after working in the private sector and then for government.
For 14 years, until 2005, he served as chairman of the board for Kinyara Sugar Works Ltd, providing guidance in the rehabilitation
of the sugar industry. At the same time, between 1998 and 2005, Mr.
Abola worked as deputy director of economic affairs at the movement secretariat.
He was in charge of policy initiatives, economic monitoring, and economic awareness and development.
An economist by training, Mr. Abola was a member of the National Resistance Council (the interim parliament for Uganda) from 1989 to 1996.