By Kampala Sun writer
The former State Minister for Environment Hon. Jessica Eriyo has passed on. She was 52.
According to the Minister for Presidency, Ms. Milly Babalanda, Hon. Jessica Eriyo who was also the former Deputy Secretary General of the EAC Secretariat in charge of Productive and Social Sectors, died at a hospital in Texas, United States where she lost the battle to cancer.
“I regret to announce the death of a member of the Board of USPC, former Minister of State for Environment, and Dep. Sec. Gen. EAC, Hon. Jesca Eriyo, who has died in Texas, USA. Our prayers are with family and friends. MHSRIEP!” Babalanda tweeted on Friday evening.
Born in Adjumani district, Ms. Eriyo was first elected as the district Woman MP in 2001 and was re-elected for the second term in 2006 on the National Resistance Movement (NRM) ticket.