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Uganda’s Independence Flag Hoister Died a Frustrated Man – Widow

26 Apr 2020 · Only three of Akorimo’s 20 children have studied beyond Ordinary Level (S.4) and a majority have not sat Primary Leaving Examination- PLE. His Widow, Florence Agwang notes that the flag hoister was financially constrained and psychologically tortured after failing to access his retirement benefits. On several occasions, he would lock himself inside the house and cry as life became tough. Uganda’s independence day as one of those that evoked sad memories for him.

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Uganda’s Independence Flag Hoister Died a Frustrated Man – Widow Teso Sub Region 2 4

Only three of Akorimo’s 20 children have studied beyond Ordinary Level (S.4) and a majority have not sat Primary Leaving Examination- PLE. His Widow, Florence Agwang notes that the flag hoister was financially constrained and psychologically tortured after failing to access his retirement benefits. On several occasions, he would lock himself inside the house and cry as life became tough. Uganda’s independence day as one of those that evoked sad memories for him.
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Thousands Attend Maj. Kanuti Akorimo’s Burial Kumi District 1 2

Last month, President Museveni limited burials to family members and neighbours to avoid possible spread of the virus. But this could not deter mourners from attending the burial.
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Teso Eulogizes Maj. Akorimo uganda independence 1 2

Frances Akello, the former Member of Uganda Legislative Council and one of the first African women to serve on the council in Teso says the Maj. Akorimo’s calm and quiet nature earned him the privilege to hoist the national flag.
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Uganda's Independence Flag Hoister Dies at 89 Kumi District 1 1

Dr. Isaac Omare, of Atutur Hospital says that Maj. Akorimo succumbed to Respirational Pneumonia as a result of Stroke. He explains that the old man was diagnosed with stroke in August, 2019, something that deteriorated his health lately.
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Soroti Woman Finds Fortune in Carpentry Soroti Municipality 1 3

Adwe, now an employer and trainer says three of her trainees now operate their personal workshops in Soroti town while others have gone to other towns like Moroto for the same.
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Ex-Obote Minister Peter Otai to Be Accorded State Burial uganda peoples army 1

Following his death, Teso leaders, including Members of Parliament and Ministers from the region engaged government on the possibility of returning his remains for burial. Government later consented and directed the Ministry of Public Service to coordinate the arrangements.
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Radio Katwe; the Loudhailer that Keeps Katwe Residents Awake 2 7

A few proceeds from those that found his work worthy, saw him advance to a communicating with a mega phone. This automatically meant bigger opportunities and as years passed by, he became the biggest and most trusted source of information, ‘the face of Radio Katwe’. With no job in 1999, he thought of taking advantage of his Luganda Language and perhaps posed his father’s musical genres to become “ a walking communication medium”