Gulu Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Maj. Santos Okot Lapolo has died. Lopolo
succumbed to the deadly coronavirus. His death takes Uganda to the 300
mark of Covid-19 deaths among 37,296 infections, with 12,619 recoveries.
According to some family members, Lapolo was admitted to the Mulago National Referral Hospital with breathing complications in December 2020, where he breathed his last a few minutes to 1PM today, 9 th January 2021.
Lapolo has also been the chairperson of the Gulu district COVID-19 taskforce since March 2020 when the-outbreak of the global virus was confirmed in the country.
Many Gulu municipality residents have poured their condolences following his death several of whom regarded him as a man of integrity and honor.
“We have lost a stronghold of our district, a man who served with his heart, and people truthfully,” one resident lamented.
The deceased served as RDC of Pader and Kitgum districts in the 2000’s before being
transferred to Gulu in July 2015. He is among the longest serving RDCs in the country.