KAMPALA – Worship Harvest Ministries has accorded Rev Diana Nkesiga an award for her effort in the fight against cancer in Uganda.
She accepted the ‘Award for Community Transformation’ (ACT) and dummy cheque of 3 million Ugandan shillings during ‘Transform, The Leaders’ gathering organised by the ministry to equip and impact individuals from church, government, business, entertainment, education among other sectors.
The awards are organised annually to recognise and honor individuals whose achievements, contributions and leadership have made a significant impact on their community.
With the slogan ‘Stronger together against cancer,’ Rev Diana started the Nkesiga Cancer Foundation (NCF) in partnership with AAR in memory of her late husband, Rev Dr. Solomon J.B. Nkesiga who suffered from cancer of the gall bladder and succumbed to the illness in 2015.
Solomon devoted most of his adult life serving God as an ordained Anglican minister, with a holistic ministry. Thirteen of those years, he served as a missionary of reconciliation in post apartheid South Africa.
His ministry touched the poorest and affluent alike often leaving tangible monuments of his work of development and reconciliation, wherever he served. Solomon was a Theologian and an academic who sought to improve Uganda’s approach to education.
He also ventured into research on herbal (natural) remedies to fight diabetes, hypertension and cancer. During his illness he set up a tele-support system to reach out and encourage others who also battled with cancer.
Nkesiga Cancer Foundation now seeks to increase awareness, fundraise, support, hope and inspire people affected by cancer.
Aside the fight against cancer, Rev Diana Mirembe Barlow Nkesiga has also committed to taking prostitutes off the streets by offering support in various ways.