The body that unites marketers in Uganda is mourning one of their members, Norma Atamba who died on Sunday.
In a statement on Monday, the Uganda Marketers’ Society (UMS) described the news about the death of Norma as heartbreaking and shocking.
A family member told one of Norma’s associated that she suffered a thyroid infection (Graves’ disease) before her passing. She was scheduled to undergo surgery. Norma passed away suddenly at her home.
Norma Atamba has been working as the Uganda Country Lead for Africa’s Talking, an Kenya-based mobile solutions firm integrating reliable two-way SMS, voice, and USSD functionality across mobile providers in Africa. The firm offers bulk SMS, short codes, and premium SMS, USSD, MMS, and customized mobile messaging solutions for individuals, businesses, and developers.
She was the Head of the Events and Sponsorship Committee of the Marketers’ Society.
“It was with great shock and sadness that we received the heartbreaking news of the death of Ms. Norma Atamba, a member of the Uganda Marketers Society (UMS),” the statement by UMS reads in part.
“We send our heartfelt and deepest condolences to Norma’s family, friends and colleagues”.
The Society described the deceased as a fast rising star in the field of Marketing who executed her role in the body “with unreserved dedication and profound honour”.
The statement adds that she has been providing wise counsel to the newly elected team “in an act of selfless service that she has always been known for”.
“Far and beyond her exemplary service, Norma was a trusted friend, a down to earth and charming human being of unshakeable integrity. Norma’s engaging conversations, great character and gentle spirit were her hallmark”.
The Society says she will be dearly missed.
Norma’s friends and associates have been pouring out condolence messages on various social platforms.
There will be a funeral service at All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero in Kampala at 9am on Wednesday.