Mukwano Is Testimony That Uganda Is a Resourceful Country – Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has said Mr Amirali Karmali better known as “Mukwano”, who passed away this week, was testimony to all Ugandans and investors that Uganda is a resourceful country.

Museveni in his eulogy to the departed tycoon, termed him as one who contributed overwhelmingly to the economic fortunes of the country.

Vice President Edward Ssekandi leaving the ceremony today

This was entailed in the president’s message, that was delivered at Mukwano’s send off by Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi at the Kololo independence grounds.

Museveni said Mukwano passed away at a critical time when the nation still needed his expertise and knowledge on how to succeed in business

VP Sekandi and with family members of the late Mukwano

Particularly, he praised the deceased for unwaveringly building several investments across the agriculture and manufacturing sectors over the years.

Mukwano’s impetus, he says changed the country’s economic landscape which had been long dogged by scarcity of goods and commodities such as plastic products.

Security Minister Gen Elly Tumwiine with some of the members of the bereaved family

Acknowledging feats of a man he referred to as ‘Ugandan Business legend’, Museveni said Mukwano did all he could despite being expelled by Idi Amin’s government.

On his part, William Byaruhanga the Attorney General said Mukwano whom he shared a close relationship with, had touched many people’s lives in different ways.

Makerere vice chancellor Dr Ezra Suruma greets William Byaruhanga the attorney general at the funeral

The departed mogul will be laid to rest later this afternoon at the Ismaili Cemetery in Kololo.


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