The Board of Trustees, Executive Director, Management and Staff of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) with deep sorrow announce the untimely death of our Public Relations Manager; Ms. Lillian Nakato Nsubuga, who passed away on Sunday, the 25th of August 2013 after a short illness at Mulago Hospital.
There will be a funeral service on Monday the 26th of August 2013 at 10.00 a.m at Watoto Church - North in Kisaasi and thereafter; a vigil at her parents' home in Kanyanya along Bahai Road. On Tuesday the 27th of August 2013, there will be a funeral service at Saint Paul's Church Kanyanya on Bahai Road at 10:00 a.m; and thereafter, burial will take place in Kiwumu - Kyaggwe off Nakasajja Road on Gayaza road at 4:00 p.m.
Ms. Lillian Nakato Nsubuga was born 20th August 1969 and joined UWA on 16th February 2004. Three days ago, she received the most prestigious Women in Conservation Award from UWA's Board of Trustees for her outstanding role in biodiversity conservation. Ms Lillian Nakato Nsubuga obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Makerere University and a Masters of Science in International Development from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.
During her nine-year career at UWA, she nurtured a strategic and mutually beneficial relationship between UWA and the media at national and international levels. She had a deep understanding of how the media functions in the Ugandan context. She applied this as the basis to effectively communicate to the public; the intrinsic value of wildlife and nature based tourism to the economy of Uganda.
Lillian has left a big gap at UWA, which will be difficult to fill. And UWA will never be the same again.
May Her Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.
DR. ANDREW G. SEGUYA