Jeddah (UNA-OIC) – The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held a memorial service at its headquarters in Jeddah today, to pay tribute to the late Ambassador Ahmed Ssenyomo, OIC Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Affairs.
The event was attended by the wife of the deceased, and OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, who praised the qualities and attributes of Ambassador Ssenyomo.
Al-Othaimeen also described the late ambassador as a great man whose death is a considerable loss to the OIC, to his country, Uganda, to Africa and to the Islamic Ummah as a whole. He said that the departed was a career diplomat, expressing the General Secretariat’s pride to have him one day joined its team.
For his part, Permanent Representative of the Gambia to the OIC Ambassador Omar Gibril Sallah, who also serves as the spokesperson for the OIC African Group, expressed sadness that Ambassador Ssenyomo passed away before accomplishing his intended mission.
Permanent Representative of Cameroon to the OIC Ambassador Iya Tidjani expressed gratitude to the OIC for its initiative to hold the ceremony. He stated that it was an occasion to bid farewell to a friend and a colleague who worked passionately for the Islamic world.
The Chargé d’Affaires at Uganda’s Embassy in Saudi Arabia, Byarufu Nurh, enumerated the achievements of the deceased and said that his life was full of experiences in diplomatic action.
At the end of the ceremony, the OIC chief commended Ambassador Ssenyomo’s widow who stood by her husband and supported him in all the stages of his life. He handed her a memorial plate from the Organization in recognition of the efforts of the late ambassador.