KAMPALA —Former minister Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa has passed away after a brief battle with COVID-19, family sources have confirmed.
The New Vision quoting family sources reports that Mugerwa who was an agricultural economist, politician, academic, and chairman of the Uganda Microfinance Support Centre passed away on Thursday afternoon at Mulago National Referral Hospital after developing breathing complications.
Mugerwa’s last public function was last week at Makerere University. Speaking during the second Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) policy seminar, he called for increased investment in research, extension, water for production, marketing, and processing.
Mugerwa also served as chairman of the National Planning Authority (NPA).
He was born on July 5, 1945, in Bamunanika County, Luweero district, and attended Muyembe Tree Nursery School in Bamunanika and Wampeewo Junior Primary School.
He then transferred to Mukono Bishop’s Senior Secondary School where he completed his O-Level studies. He then completed his A-Level education at Kololo High School in Kololo, Kampala, graduating with High School Diploma.
In 1968 he was admitted at Makerere College, now Makerere University, where he studied agricultural economics. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree, followed by a Master of Science degree, and later was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in agricultural economics.