Kabale district mourns senior agricultural officer

By Alex Byakatonda


Kabale district is mourning the death of district senior Agricultural officer, Rhona Ayesiga.

According to the deceased’s husband, also the Kabale district Forestry officer, Adios Kyomukama, Ayesiga succumbed to the cancer of the rectum at mid night on Sunday night at Mulango cancer institute. According to Kyomukama, his deceased wife, has been battling the disease for the last six months.

He added that Ayesiga was diagnosed with cancer of the rectum, six months back, when it had reached stage four, which made it impossible for her get healed.

The Kabale district Chief Administrative officer, Edmond Ntimba, described Ayesiga’s death, as a big blow to the district. He also described her as a hardworking staff, who was always motivated by passion for her job, which enabled her to improve the agriculture sector in the district.

Ayesiga was appointed the district agriculture officer on the 15th of June, 2009, before she was promoted to the position of the district senior Agricultural officer. She also worked as a sub-county National Agricultural Advisory Services NAADs Coordinator in different sub-counties in the district.