Breaking News! Former Ethics Minister Father Simon Lokodo Is Dead
By Uganda Online Media
Kampala: Former Minister for Ethics and Integrity Father Simon Lokodo has died, the Uganda Human Rights Commission has confirmed.
The Human Rights Commission where Lokodo is a member confirmed that he passed on this morning in Geneva, Switzerland adding that they will communicate that details in the due course.
“It’s with great shock and pain that we‘ve learned of the passing of our Honourable Member of the Commission, Fr. Simon Lokodo. He passed on this morning in Geneva Switzerland. The Commission will share details in due course. May the Almighty Rest His Soul in Eternal Peace,” the commission said in a statement
According to sources, Hon. Lokodo collapsed after a presentation on Thursday. He was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where he was given immediate medical attention and was stabilized by yesterday evening and even removed from oxygen but unfortunately, he couldn’t make it.
Lokodo was born in Kaabong District 64 years ago. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the Pontifical Urbaniana University.
His Master of Arts in Theology was also obtained from the same university of Rome. He also holds the Diploma in Rural Sociology, the Diploma in Social Communication, the Diploma in Philosophy & Social Science, and the Certificate in the Italian Language.
He obtained his Diploma in Theology, from Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest university; founded in 1922. Lokodo also holds a Certificate in German Language obtained from an institution in Austria and a Certificate in French Language, obtained from an institution in Paris, France.
Before entering politics, he was the parish priest for Kaabong Parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kotido.
He served as Minister of State for Ethics & Integrity in the Office of the President of Uganda since 2011. Previously he was the Minister of State for Industry from 2009 to 2011. He has also been the elected Member of Parliament representing Dodoth County, Kaabong District since 2006.