Ambassador Julius Onen, who for long served as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade, has passed on.
Onen is said to have fallen sick on sunday before being rushed to a hospital in Kampala where he breathed his last. A few weeks ago, traveled to India for specialized treatment.
The Trade Ministry announced the sad news on its Twitter handle, saying Onen had “gone too soon,”
Amb. Julius B. Onen, Permanent Secretary of MTIC, gone too soon. May his soul rest in eternal peace pic.twitter.com/M8GAe7SUe6
— Ministry of Trade Ug (@mtic_uganda) March 10, 2019
Democratic Party President Norbert Mao described the late as ‘ ‘a kind hearted and generous man who served with unmatched professionalism.’’
‘ ‘The untimely death of Ambassador Julius Onen has robbed Uganda of a public servant of sterling character, a diplomat’s diplomat, a kind hearted and generous man who served with unmatched professionalism. A man devoid of bitterness, he shunned pettiness in all its forms. RIP’’ Mao tweeted on Sunday.