KAMPALA — The corporate world is mourning the passing of Dr Simon Kagugube.
Kagugube, 64, who was the Executive Director of Centenary Bank, board chairman of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and Nation Media Group-Uganda, among others, died at the weekend.
According to the family, Kagugube’s requiem mass will be held on Monday at St Charles Lwanga Ntinda starting at 10am and burial will take place at Mawagga, Mityana District on Tuesday.
For a career spanning over three decades, Kagugube touched the lives of many people, especially in the corporate world.
‘A wonderful soul has gone to be with the Angels. I remember him for initiating my first steps in career growth by deploying me to head a team that out-ranked me in Lira and enabling me drive an unprecedented revenue collection in the station,’ said Charles Odoch Langoya, a member of staff at URA.
‘ULS would like to remember our senior member Dr. Simon M.S. Kigugube. He was one of the most active and supportive member of the Bar. He was approachable, jolly and committed to the Society’s Goals and Vision. May the good Lord rest his soul in eternal peace. Our sincere condolences go to the family, relatives and friends with whom we share this sad moment,’ Uganda Law Society said in a statement.
Kagugube was chairman of the board at Monitor Publications Ltd, since September 2011 when he joined.
‘I worked closely with him, from my initial interview at MPL, right through to when he took ill last week. The team at Nation Media Group- Uganda will miss his wisdom and guidance. May his soul Rest in Peace,” the managing director Nation Media Group-Uganda, Mr Tony Glencross, said on Sunday.
He served as Centenary Bank Board Chairman 2001 / 2002. He then joined Management as Executive Director in 2003. He became Managing Director in 2009 – 2010. He later resumed the position of Executive Director until his passing.
He was a scholar, and a man of profound service to the nation. He was also President, East African School of Taxation. In his earlier career, Kagugube worked with the Uganda Revenue Authority as Commissioner Value Added Tax and subsequently was Deputy Commissioner General.
He moved on to become Director, Tax and Legal Services with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dr. Kagugube played a key role in the growth, direction and expansion of Centenary Bank, seeing to it that the mission is well lived. He played a key role along with the Board in conceptualizing and setting up Mapeera house and in promoting good corporate governance.
He was a man of sound wisdom, a remarkable leader, and charismatic, intelligent, affluent and yet very down to earth. He was very passionate with staff and brought much joy and laughter into our lives.