President Museveni and Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah have mourned Mzee Francis Odida, a journalist, playwright and statesman.

Oulanyah, who represented President Museveni at late Odida’s funeral in Pader, said the deceased was an industrious, selfless and kind person who loved to bring out the best in people.

President Museveni said he recognised the late Odida in 1986, and at once created avenues of benefiting from his wisdom, sense of duty and national character.

Museveni contributed Shs10m towards burial arrangements.

Odida, 82, is survived by widow Gertrude and 5 children.

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