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By Our Reporter

Sugra Visram one of Uganda’s first female MPs and advocate for women’s rights died this Monday.

Visram the iron lady of Pakistan origin  grew up in Kampala and completed her secondary education at old Kampala Senior Secondary School.

She was elected into the Buganda’s Lukiko during the reign of Kabaka Mutesa. Visram later worked in parliament as Kabaka Yekka MP in 1962 to 1966 representing Kibuga Constituency currently Mengo having been elected by the Buganda Great Lukiiko.

Buganda Kingdom has sent condolence to her family ;“During this period of sorrow and immeasurable sadness, we commend you and the entire Visram family into the hands of the Almighty God to console and guide you as you mourn the passing away of a great woman,” read a message from the Kingdom.

Sugra Visram  was the vice chair of both Uganda Council of Women and Muslim Women’s Association from the early 1940s. She was also a  founder member of Young Women’s Christian Association.

At the time of her death ,she was in her 80′s ,she still had a home in Uganda but was living in UK .

Comments

  1. Kniight says:

    RIP.

  2. Vali Jamal, PhD, Kampala, Uganda says:

    Wonderful to see this coverage for an outstanding person, dedicated to the cause of Uganda till the end. Another slightly longer article appeared in the Monitor today.