Thousands of people gathered at Oriajini Primary School playground in Katrini Sub-County, Terego District, on Saturday, September 23, to pay their final respects to Caleb Titia Kamure, the former Vice President of the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) for Northern Uganda. Kamure, a seasoned politician turned progressive farmer, passed away on September 14, 2023, at Arua Regional Referral Hospital due to high blood pressure and diabetes.
Various speakers remembered Kamure as a dedicated, hardworking, and generous individual who remained loyal to the principles of his party while making significant contributions to agriculture, education, and health in his community.
Obiga Kania, the State Minister in Charge of Urban Development and Member of Parliament for Terego East, spoke fondly of Kamure, noting their long-standing friendship and Kamure’s objective approach to political discussions. Kania also highlighted Kamure’s expertise in farming, mentioning that he had learned valuable farming techniques from him.
Kania pledged to follow up on Kamure’s request for a tractor and assured that it would be delivered to the family by the end of the financial year.
Olara Otunu, the former UPC president, praised Kamure for being selfless and dependable, upholding the historical values of UPC, and building bridges with other political groups to promote unity.
Jimmy Akena, the UPC president and MP for Lira Municipality, emphasized Kamure’s commitment to the party’s values and his dedication to serving the people.
Harold Acema recognized Kamure’s role in improving education standards in the district through his involvement in school management committees and board chair positions. Kamure had also received international recognition as the 2017 Farmer of the Year from the Alliance for Science.
Issa Otto, the former Oyam South MP, remembered Kamure as a peace advocate and a unifying figure within UPC. He urged that Kamure’s legacy should continue.
Caleb Titia Kamure is survived by his widow and nine children.