KAMPALA – The Commissioner at the Climate Change Department in the Ministry of Water and Environment, Chebet Maikut, is dead.
Maikut is reported to have died on Wednesday morning on his way to Hospital in Kapchorwa District.
Mr Alfred Okot Okidi, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water and Environment, said the cause of the death remains unclear.
Mr Okidi says the deceased will be missed for transforming the Climate Change unit and mobilizing funds for climate change adaptation for the country.
Maikut also served as the Vice President of the East African Farmers Federation and President of the Uganda National Farmers Federation. His service extends to national committees, boards, task forces, and international organizations in a variety of capacities over the years.
He served as a Member of Parliament and a Member of the Constituent Assembly that established Uganda’s post-independence Constitution, a Member of DuPont’s Biotechnology Advisory Panel and a Senior Fellow of Synergos. He has also served as a Member of the Interim Panel of Eminent Experts to the Global Crop Diversity Trust.