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Veteran politician Agnes Kwaje laid to rest in Yei

Author: Lasuba Memo | Published: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Photo credit/CES Press Unit

Veteran Politician Agnes Kwaje Lasuba who died last week while on treatment in Nairobi, Kenya has been laid to rest in her home town of Yei River.

She was 76

The remains of former Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare were laid to rest on Tuesday.

Speaking during the requiem mass presided over by the Diocesan Bishop of Yei, Rt.Rev Levi Marandulu Yepete, Central Equaotira state governor described the late as patriotic citizen with mentorship skills while she served in the public service.

The Governor also said the people of Central Equatoria State and South Sudan in general have lost a true patriot whose contribution to the country’s struggle will be immensely remembered.

Obituary – 

Lasuba was born in Torit, the capital of Eastern Equatoria State.

She attended school from 1953 through 1964, and in 1964, her family went into exile in 1964, causing Lasuba to take a break from schooling.

She returned to secondary school in 1965, attending Nabingu Secondary School. She then attended Uganda College of Commerce and Administration, receiving a degree in secretariat and management in 1969.[1]

She married Joseph Oduho, a South Sudanese politician, in May 1970 in a ceremony in Uganda. The pair returned to Sudan in 1972 after the Addis Ababa Agreement.[1]

Lasuba began working as a secretary to the President’s High Executive Council in 1974.

In 1976 she became the third secretary of the Regional Assembly and the secretary general of the Women’s Union, Southern Region, Juba.

From 1998 to 2003, Mrs. Lasuba was active in the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) while still living in the United Kingdom.

She returned to Juba in 2003 and took part in the peace talks, which would eventually lead to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005.

 

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