Wilson Mubulya, the kingdom premier saluted the deceased for not only taking care of her family but also remaining committed during the Rwenzururu struggle in 1962. He recognized her role in the creation and leading of prominent women groups in the church of Uganda, whose impact remains visible.
The Queen Mother of Obudingiya Bwa Bwamba-OBB Rhoda Nansolia Kawamara
has been accorded a state funeral. Her remains
were laid to rest next to the grave of her husband Yeremiya Kawamara at Booma grounds
in Bundibugyo Town on Sunday afternoon.
The burial followed a church service at St.
Several religious and political leaders joined the family to eulogize
the deceased. Wilson Mubulya, the kingdom premier saluted the deceased for
not only taking care of her family but also remaining committed during the
Rwenzururu struggle in 1962.
He recognized her role in the creation and leading of
prominent women groups in the church of Uganda, whose impact remains visible.
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Robert Tibakunirwa, Bundibugyo District LC V
Chairperson said that they agreed as a local government to bury the deceased
at Booma grounds in recognition of her role in the creation of Bundibugyo
District. He said the community has a lot to learn from a woman who
stood her ground to defend her tribemates.
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In an interview with URN, the Bughendera County,
Moses Acrobert Kiiiza hailed the deceased for not deserting her family when her
husband was imprisoned during the Rwenzururu struggle that gave birth
Kasese and Bundibugyo districts in 1974. He said the deceased together
with Christine Biira and Judith Kabajungu were central pillars in the demand
for the autonomy of the Bamba and Bakonzo from Tooro.
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Nasolia’s older daughter, Rose Mary Kobusinge, applauded
the government led by President Museveni for recognizing her late mother as a
pillar of development and unity in the Rwenzori Sub-region. She said her
mother has been an advisor to King Martin Kamya.
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Yoweri Kaguta Museveni also donated Shillings 30 million towards the burial expenses.
Elder Denis Komunjara, a close family friend
described the late as a heroine that loved her tribe and sacrificed for it.
He also remembers her for not deserting her husband when he joined the
struggle to liberate the Bamba/Babwisi.
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76- year- old Salim Mudere, another resident of
Bundibugyo says that the late Nansolia will be remembered as a symbol of
family love for her effortless support to her husband.
Mudere said it could have not been possible for
the Rwenzururu group to succeed without strong women who offered moral support.
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Richard Baguma, a youth in Bundibugyo town asked
the cultural institution to publish autographs for the great men and women of
the district so that young people can appreciate their works.
Nansolia was born in January 1932 in Bubandi Sub
County, Bundibugyo District to the late Ernest Kitika and Jorolina Nasisiliya.
She got married to the late Yeremiya Kawamara in April 1951 up to his death in
She is survived with 6 children, 21 grandchildren and 6
great-grandchildren. Her sickness started with hypertension and diabetes
in 1997 until she passed on Thursday. Her late husband Kawamara, together
with Peter Mupalya and Isaya Mukirania walked out of the Tooro
Kingdom Parliament in March 1962 protesting marginalization by the