The former Gulu Resident District Commissioner – RDC Maj. Santos Okot Lapolo was on Monday buried at his ancestral home in Lujorongole village in Orom Sub County, Kitgum district.
Lapolo succumbed to the deadly Coronavirus disease -COVID-19 on Saturday from the National Referral Hospital Mulago on Saturday
He tested positive for Covid-19 in December and was briefly admitted at Gulu Independent Hospital and Gulu Regional Referral Hospital before his condition deteriorated prompting his transfer to Kampala for further management.
Lapolo has also been the Chairperson for COVID-19 Gulu Task Force since March 2020 when the outbreak of the global virus was confirmed in the country.
The burial ceremony was presided over by Fr. Christopher Komekch, the parish priest of Omiya-Anyima Catholic parish in Kitgum district.
There was no restriction at the burial ground as it has been with the burial of most victims of Covid-19 apart asking the mourners to put on their face masks.
The deceased served as RDC of Pader and Kitgum Districts in the 2000 before being transferred to Gulu in July 2015. He is among the longest serving RDCs in the country.
At least 40 people have succumbed to the virus in Gulu. Government contributed 55 million shillings towards the burial expenses.