Director of health services ties knot at Watoto Church
Posted Monday, January 14 2013 at 08:27
The director of Health Services, Dr Ruth Jane Aceng, and her husband Dr Andrew Alyao Ocero, tied the knot at Watoto Church in Kampala on Saturday. The ceremony, at which Health minister Christine Ondoa, was the maid of honour, was presided over by pastor Gary Skinner assisted by Lira-based pastors Johnson Ogema, Chris Komagum and Franco Onaga.
The Bishop of Lango Diocese, the Rev. John Charles Odurkami, who delivered the sermon, said lack of love and forgiveness destroys marriage. He urged the couple to be friends to each other in addition to being husband and wife.
“Make your husband your friend and your wife your friend and you share what you are supposed to share in peace,” the Rev. Odurkami said. He said without love, marriage was a fashion, tradition and a culture.
Before being appointed director of health services, Dr Aceng was the director of Lira Regional Hospital while Dr Ocero was working with the Northern Uganda Malaria Aids and Tuberculosis Project in Gulu.
At a reception held at Speke Resort Munyonyo, friends lauded the couple for their exemplary life.
Dr Juliet Mwanga described Dr Aceng as a good leader from her school days, who is approachable, kind and generous.
“She is a perfectionist,” Dr Mwanga said, adding that if the Ministry of Health fails (to deliver), it’s not because of Jane but something else. Dr William Ocen, the director of Lira Hospital, said Dr Aceng is a determined person, good team leader who will achieve whatever she aims.
Dr Denis Odokonyero,a friend, said of Dr Ocero: “He is a man who will not even kill a mosquito that bites him,” adding that he is soft spoken, mild and humble.