KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni has described the late Amarali Karmali Mukwano as a national hero who has greatly contributed to the growth of the country in key sectors like industrialisation, agriculture development, education and health.
President Museveni, in a speech read for him by Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi during the public viewing of the late Mukwano’s body at Kololo Independence grounds on Saturday, said that a number of businesspersons have been directly groomed by the late business mogul and whose acumen has given employment to Ugandans up to two generations of their grandchildren.
Uganda’s Attorney General William Byaruhanga said that most development in Bunyoro and Toro kingdoms have an attachment with the late mukwano especially tea development in the region.
Partrick Bitatute the proprietor of Simba Telecom said that the late Mukwano took him on as his child and educated him both in Uganda and abroad and attributed his successes to him.
Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga said she has known the late as an enterprising and successful businessman who greatly contributed to the development of Uganda in all areas.
“The country has lost a great entrepreneur who executed acts of courage; acts of love for this country and left an indelible mark in the hearts of many Ugandans. To the family, we pray that God the Almighty protects you through this moment of grief and sorrow. I grieve with the family, relatives and friends,” she said.