Onapito Ekomolot, popularly known as Ona, is the subject of "Tears & Triumph," a memoir chronicling the rise of a struggling village-raised boy from Teso, northeast Uganda, to national prominence. Facing adversity right from a young age, including the early death of his mother, Onapito achieved what can be considered great success in later life.
After abandoning his early student ambition to become a lawyer, Onapito became a renowned journalist; served as a Member of Parliament, before working as the Press Secretary to President Yoweri Museveni.
Onapito, however, surprised many when he left State House and politics to become a corporate executive. Onapito joined Nile Breweries Limited, where he spent 17 years as the brewer's iconic Legal and Corporate Affairs Director. Yet despite his success in the corporate world, Onapito never lost touch with his media roots, and remains a prominent figure on the Uganda media talk shows circuit.
Described as humble and even enigmatic, Onapito in "Tears & Triumph" offers riveting account of his life that leaves the reader wanting more. The book is a testament to the power of perseverance and determination against odds.