Prime Minister Dr David Livingstone Ruhakana Rugunda has hailed the fallen Eng. Amos George Mfite Basaza, as one of the greatest contributors to Uganda’s economic development.
Eng Basaza, who passed away last week, was the former long serving General Manager of the Kasese based Kilembe Mines.
He was also the father-in-law to the Vietnamese Consular to Uganda, Augustine Caesar Mulenga.
Until the time of his death, Basaza served as the chairman of the Technical Petroleum Committee in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
Dr Rugunda said at the burial of Basaza that most government workers tend to misuse government resources, unlike the deceased who properly looked after Kilembe Mines from 1975 to 2003 when he retired.
The Premier thus called upon public servants to emulate him.
Dr Rugunda also thanked his son in law Mulenga and the widow for looking after the old man until he breathed his last.
On his part, Mr Mulenga hailed his departed father in law for championing education not just in his family but in the community around him.
He also thanked him for his philanthropic works which included building water tanks in various homesteads in his village of Kanyamukungu, in Nyakabande Sub County, Kisoro District.
In honor of his father in law , Mulenga vowed to start a scholarship for medical students at his Buziga Based St. Augustine International University.
At the send-off, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Stanley Ntagali asked for cooperation among the people, if development is to be realized.
His four children in their eulogy read by Dr Charity Basaza Mulenga, described the deceased as a great mentor, a family encyclopedia and a man that never discriminated anybody.
Hundreds of mourners including Members of Parliament, the clergy , businessmen turned up for the funeral at his home in Kanyamukungu.
The deceased left behind his wife Agnes Celine Mfite Basaza, his children, George Nkuze Basaza, Dr Charity Basaza Mulenga, Assoc. Prof. Annabelle Habinka Basaza Ejiri, as well as 9 grandchildren.