Red Cross Society mourns Iganga branch manager Rebecca Tikabitire

RIP: Princess Rebecca Izimba Tikabitire, the Manager Uganda Red Cross Society - Iganga Branch that covers Iganga, Bugiri, Bugweri, Mayuge, Namutumba & Namayingo is dead (Photo/Courtesy)

Iganga, (UG): The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is in sombre mood following the passing of its branch manager in Iganga – Busoga, Princess Rebecca Tikabitire Izimba.

Princess Tikabitire, a daughter to the late His Royal Highness Patrick Izimba Gologolo, the former ‘Ngobi’ of Kigulu Chiefdom in Busoga succumbed to breast cancer, an illness she has been battling for quite long.

She died in the wee hours of Monday morning from Musana Community Health Centre in Busei-Iganga, where she was getting treatment for the illness, according to the branch media officer URCS Mr Ndhoga Ibrahim.

“We are shocked to learn about the sudden death of our sister princess Rebecca Tikabitiire Izimba who has been the manager of Uganda Red cross society Iganga branch. She has been one of the pillars and will be remembered for the hard work beyond self,” Mr. Ndhoga said.

He praised the deceased for the unveiling love towards serving people through Red cross society, saying she was a selfless and hardworking person even at times when her life was hard to live.

“As you know, the work of Red cross is charity in nature and we save lives of others at any cost. She abandoned everything and sacrificed her life to Red cross service despite the hard health conditions she has been undergoing, and she could move to ensure that people’s lives are saved,” Ndhoga added.

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At the time of her death, Ms Tikabitire has been serving Iganga branch which is comprised of Iganga, Bugiri, Bugweri, Namayingo, Mayuge, Luuka and Namutumba District.

She was at the frontline in advocating for a youth center for Iganga branch, a place where youths can converge and discuss developmental ideas and this was realized during her reign and she was commended for the efforts.

Ms Tikabitiire will be laid to rest on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Busimba-Nasuuti village, Nambale sub county in Iganga district but before the burial at 2pm, there will be a mass requiem mass at Nasuuti church of Uganda at 9am.

“We shall have a requiem mass at Nasuuti church of Uganda tomorrow at 9am and there after, burial will take place at 2pm at the ancestral home in Busimba-Nasuuti village, Nambale sub county where her late father was buried,” Ndhoga sadly said.

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“Busoga has lost her but above all the URCS we have lost an extraordinary frontline person who has served her Chiefdom, Kingdom and Red Cross diligently.”

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