On the 15th of June, we bid farewell to Debby Cox who was once the Executive Director of JGI Uganda. She has worked for the Jane Goodall Institute for 23 years and has retired so as to embark on a new career closer to her home and parents.
In Uganda, Debby Cox just like Dr. Jane Goodall, is one of the meticulous women with an in-depth understanding of chimpanzees, other wildlife and the environment and has worked tirelessly to achieve sustainable wildlife protection in our country.
To the JGI family, she has been a very honest, exemplary and straight forward colleague. She set a good example of a true environmentalist as she never let anyone dare mess with the environment in her presence especially with matters concerned with littering non-biodegradable waste. At least Shoprite supermarket in Uganda tasted her rage 10 years ago when they packed her purchased stuff in a polythene bag. She advised the supermarket management to pack customer’s items in environmentally friendly containers like boxes. As of now, Shoprite in Uganda does not pack customer stuff in polythene bags.
She has left a legacy behind which we shall radiate to the generations to come.