This Thursday, former Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi paid tribute to his sister Namagembe Kiwanuka, who passed on earlier this week.
According to Ssekandi, she will be buried today in Kyengera.
“The people that are there for you on your darkest nights are the ones worth spending your brightest days with. I want to thank each and every one of you that stood by me when I lost my beloved sister, WILLY NAMAGEMBE KIWANUKA, who will be buried today in Kyengera,” said Ssekandi.
Ssekandi further mentioned some of the notable achievements of her late sister, Namagembe.
“My late sister was the first black woman to graduate with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mathematics at St. Elizabeth College Convent Station, NJ, USA.
She was awarded Nalubale Hero’s Award for being the first Ugandan woman to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics,” Ssekandi noted.
He added, “My sister Willy designed the civil service salary payroll system, the Ugandan Electricity Board computer billing system, the Social Security Fund computer systems, the computerized marking system for PLE, and the televised reach of sciences.”
She was also once the Director of Uganda Computer Services, currently the Uganda Bureau of Standards (UBOS).