Maj Gen. Julius Oketta passed on earlier this morning at Cadic Hospital in Kampala where he succumbed to heart failure.

Major General Dr. Julius Oketta, served as an  army representative in the  in the 9th parliament. He was also a strong member of the Office of the Prime Minister team and had recently served as the Head of the National Emergency Coordination and Operations Center (NECOC).

Livingstone Okello Okello, the former Chua County Member of Parliament says Uganda has lost one of the best trained military officers.

In October 2013, President Yoweri Museveni and the United Nations Secretary General endorsed General Oketta to join the Advisory Group of the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund.

In September 2014, Oketta was nominated to join the African Union led humanitarian mission to address the Ebola threat on the continent.

The mission code-named Africa Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) is based in Ethiopia.  The Liberian president awarded Oketta a medal of honor for his endless efforts in the Ebola Fight.

Mike Ssebalu, Ugandas representative to the East African Legislative Assembly EALA, says Okettas humanitarian work in Uganda and Africa will not be forgotten.