Members of Parliament have mourned the departed former Mayor of Kampala Capital City Al-hajji Nasser Ntege Sebaggala.
Sebaggala was on Saturday pronounced dead from International Hospital Kampala (IHK) where he had been admitted after he fell from a bathroom resulting into intestinal obstruction.
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga said the late was a passionate leader and an enterprising personality who touched the lives of many people in the country including herself when she opened a law firm in Kampala.
“Sebaggala was an enthusiastic and enterprising personality who wished everyone success in their livelihoods and he supported many people,” said Kadaga.
She added that the demise of Sebaggala is a big blow to the country and urged government to embrace the deceased’s spirit of sharing, which arose from his popular nickname Seya, to give chance to unprivileged to also succeed.
“At a personal level, when I opened the first female owned law firm in the country, Seya had the confidence to trust me and give me the first business,” said Kadaga.
Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament, Cecilia Ogwal described the late as an icon of multipartism struggle.
“I knew Seya as an accomplished businessman, leader and most importantly a committed member of the Democratic Party, who strongly supported the struggle for the return of multipartism to Uganda,” said Cecilia.
She stressed that Sebaggala, being among the first indigenous people to establish modern shops in Kampala, played a big role in inspiring early business men, women and leaders.
“Let us not forget that the late was among the first natives to own a store dealing in electronics and clothes on Kampala Road in the 1970s when the country was in political turmoil. He inspired many Ugandans both in business and leadership,” she said.