BY: AMACHA GOLI.
April 13, 2017.
The cold fingers of death have intruded into Adjumani district council cruelly grabbing Margret Mindraa, the woman councilor for Ofua and Itirikwa sub counties in Adjumani district.
Somber clouds hung over Adjumani town as the casket bearing the remains of the lioness of Ofua and Itirikwa Sub County was lowered in the grave in Adjumani town catholic parish cemetry, the mammoth crowd that thronged the burial ground sobbed and wept violently cursing the cruel hands of death.
The body of Mindraa lay in council board room this morning in a full extra ordinary council congregation that was convened by the district speaker Idro Dominic where she was accorded the official tribute.
Her remains was then transported to Forua village in Adjumani town council where hundreds of mourners attended a requiem mass that was led by Fr.Peter Lodo.
In the council sitting a motion was moved to set aside funds for bursaries not only for the children of deceased district councilors but also to support orphans’ and other vulnerable children, the motion received overwhelming support, but the council was reminded of similar earlier on unimplemented resolutions.
During the requiem mass Fr.Peter Lodo described the deceased as a true servant of the people who like Jesus Christ washed the feet of her followers while urging leaders to remain servants but not bosses of the people they lead.
The district chairman Leku James says late Mindraa Margret applied the ideal principles of council debates because she never hated those she bitterly disagrees with during council sessions but rather renders has weakness irrelevant and strength productive.
He said the death of Mindraa has robbed the people of Ofua and Itirikwa sub counties of representation in the district council yet Electoral commission is usually reluctant in filling gaps in district councils yet it is the requirement of the law and requested the Mps to take up the matter.
The Adjumani woman Member of Parliament Ababiku Jesca called for peace and unity during such a tough and trying moment and appealed to the mourners not to abandon the three total orphans left by the deceased.
She said even when Jesus Christ was being led to be crucified she turned to the women and said “Women of Jerusalem do not weep for me but for your children” .Meaning the burden that awaits the children of the late is quite enormous and therefore needs concerted effort for their up brining.
The late Mindraa joined politics in 2011 when she offered herself as candidate to represent the people of Ofua and Itirikwa on women ticket and trounced her opponent and was re-elected in 2016 in the same constituent. She briefed her last on April 12, 2017, in Adjumani hospital at the age of 39. End.
MAY HER SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE!