KAMPALA- Veteran Politician Yona has August 28, 2022 passed on at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala
According to sources, Kanyomozi succumbed to cancer.
The 82 year old deceased was a former Minister of Cooperatives and Marketing as well as Member of Parliament for Bushenyi South in Obote II’s government.
In a social media post, National Unity Platform Secretary General David Lewis Rubongoya eulogized the late noting, “Rest in peace, Mzee Yona Kanyomozi. Thank you for your commitment to Uganda all these years, and the words of wisdom you have consistently shared with us. It’s very sad you’ve passed on at a time when our nation is in dire need of forthright elders like you. Fare thee well.”
About Mr Kanyomozi
Born on June 29, 1940 in Rukindo Village in Ntungamo Municipality, Kanyomozi, a soft spoken gentleman served as the Member of Parliament for Kajara County from 1980 to 1997 with a break between 1986- 1987 when parliament was in suspension.
He studied at Katunga Primary School in Rukungiri District. He later joined Mbarara High School and is one of the pioneer students of Ntare School which he joined in 1956, a year it was started.
In 1963, he joined London School of Economics and in 1966 he was awarded with a Bachelor of Science in Economic Theory.
He became the minister of Cooperatives from 1981 to 1985 under Obote’s government spearheading a great breakthrough in cooperatives that had died out during the 8 years of Idi Amin Dada. He also represented Bushenyi South in parliament during the same regime. From 1989 to 1996 he represented Kajara County in the National Resistance Council.
Kanyomozi also served as a representative to the East African legislative assembly between 2001 and 2006. He was at the time the national chairman for the UPC, with many addressing him as the last UPC national chairman before internal conflicts emerged. In 2011 he contested for Ntungamo municipality member of parliament on FDC ticket losing to NRM.