Local Government boss collapses in office, dies

Banyoya who was declared dead at 3pm had on Tuesday held several meetings in Kampala (PHOTO /New Vision)

A senior official in the Ministry of Local Government on Wednesday afternoon collapsed in his office and was declared dead shortly after being rushed to Nakasero Hospital.

Lawrence Banyoya, the Secretary of the Local Government Commission was declared dead by doctors at Nakasero Hospital at around 3:00 pm after he collapsed in his office at around 2:00 pm.

Banyoya who was declared dead at 3pm had on Tuesday held several meetings in Kampala.

Banyoya together with the Minister for State for Local Government Victoria Rusoke and other members of the Commission met the Public Service and Local Government Committee of Parliament.

The Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC) is an autonomous arm of government responsible for advising central and local governments on issues of fiscal decentralisation.

The Commission was established under Article 194 of the 1995 Constitution and has been operational since February 1995 following an official launch by former Local Government Minister Bidandi Ssali.

The Commission is constituted by seven members appointed by the President; four of which are nominated by the District Councils (3) and Urban Councils (1).

The other three are nominated by the Minister responsible for Local Governments in consultation with the Minister responsible for Finance, Planning and Economic Development.

Family sources said details of Banyoya’s funeral would be announced soon.

Other close relatives said burial awaits a police report.

Additional reporting by New Vision

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