TOROR, UGANDA: Former 3rd Deputy Prime Minister Ambassador Paul Orono Etyang has succumbed to Covid-19, The Daily Express reports.
Etyang, 82, died at the Kampala International Hospital where he he had been admitted since Monday December 28 with alleged symptoms of Covid-19. The cause of his death has however not been confirmed yet.
Former Tororo Municipality Member of Parliament, Sanjay Tanna confirmed the death and described the deceased as a uniting factor in Tororo.
“Tororo has lost an icon and a uniting factor whereas the country has lost a statesman given his service to all regimes,”Tanna said.
Etyang was the father to flight captain Mike Etyang who recently flew Uganda’s first Airbus A330- 800neo as it landed at Entebbe from Paris, France last month.