Kampala | RedPepper Digital – Hope Kishande Kivengere the former Press Secretary and special assistant to President Yoweri Museveni is to be laid to rest on Saturday in Kabale.
Hope Kivengere was President Museveni’s longest-serving Press Secretary having served in the position from 1986 up to 2001 passed on Tuesday at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala where she had been undergoing treatment.
Ms Kivengere worked as Uganda’s representative on the COMESA Committee of Elders, a nine-member committee with representatives from nine COMESA member countries.
Between 2016 and 2017, she worked with Intergovernmental Authority on Development. Previously, she worked with AU peacekeeping missions in Sudan and in Somalia.
In 2018, she was selected by COMESA to head its team to observe Egypt’s presidential elections which president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi won to retain his seat.
According to the program on Thursday, October 21st 2021, there is to be a funeral service at All Saints Cathedral and another Funeral on Saturday, October 23rd 2021 at St Peters Cathedral Rugarama and her body will then later be laid to rest at their home on Rugarama
Hope Kivengere was the firstborn of the three daughters of Rt Rev. Dr Festo Kivengere and Canon Merabu Kivengere the First African and second Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi who passed on in 1988 and Merabu Kivengere who passed on in 2005.
Her other siblings are Charity Kivengere and Joy Kivengere.
David Bahati the State Minister of Trade, Industry and cooperative (Industry): the passing on of Ms Hope Kivengere is a huge loss to the country of a lady Government. She was a woman of faith, action & contributed to the development of Africa as a member of the @APRMorg PANEL OF EMINENT..
Rtd Major General Jim Muhwezi Katugugu the Minister of security: “It is with profound sadness that I report the loss of Hope Kivengere. To many, she was an outstanding civil servant with an impeccable record. To me, she was a dear first cousin and friend. Fare thee well Hope.!”
Julius Mucunguzi the Advisor and Head of Communications at the Office of the Prime Minister: “Rest In Peace Hope Kivengere Thank you for the pioneering and excellent work as Press Secretary to His Excellency Kaguta Museveni and Government of Uganda spokesperson. You set the bar so high for that office. We are eternally grateful.”