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DR. MARTIN ALIKER October 21, 1928 - April 15, 2024

Date of Funeral

April 21, 2024

Dr. Martin Aliker was born in Gulu District on 21st October 1928 to Rwot Lacito Okec and Julaina Auma, a daughter of Musa Ali, the first ordained Anglican priest in the Acholi sub region. He attended Gulu High School for his primary education before transferring to Kings College Budo for his O-Level studies. In 1948, he was admitted to Makerere University, before he could complete his studies at Makerere, he won a scholarship to Northwestern University, in Chicago, Illinois, United States, where he studied political science, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Following that, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study dental surgery, also at Northwestern, graduating with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Later, he was awarded the title of Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

In May 1959 Martin married Camille Agnes Moore and next month they would have celebrated 65 years of marriage. Over the years, Martin served on numerous government commissions, including the Police, Public Service and Central Scholarship commissions. Exiled to Kenya in the 1970s, Martin Aliker was a core member of political exiles who ousted the brutal Amin regime that led to Uganda’s eventual return to democracy of the next few years. His key government appointments have included, Chief Political Adviser to Uganda Head of State (1979-80), Presidential Adviser Special Duties (1993-96), Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (1996-98), Minister for Parliamentary Affairs (1998-99) and Senior Presidential Advisor Special Duties (2000-2024.) to HE President Yoweri Museveni

A keen, successful and innovative investor, Dr. Aliker has through the decades, served as a director and chairman of over 40 corporate boards. Otherwise retired, Martin was a keen golfer. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading, writing poetry, but most of all. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. In 2018 He published his memoires capturing his life and reflections on Uganda and society at-large over 9 decades; from an infant son of an Acholi chief to a highly respected Ugandan citizen. Martin died on 15th April 2024 at Nakasero Hospital Kampala. He is survived by his widow Camille his four children and grandchildren. He lived his life by his motto “Be true unto yourself”

Vigil will be held on Thursday, 18th April 2024 at their residence 2nd Summit View off Kololo Hill Lane off Prince Charles Drive

There will be a Funeral Service on Friday, 19th April 2024 at All Saint’s Cathedral Nakasero starting at 09:00am.

Burial will take place on Sunday, 21st April 2024 at their ancestral home in Aworanga, Gulu District at 01:00pm.

Informed are: His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda, All the Government officials, Relatives, Friends and In-Laws.


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