The corporate world continues to mourn 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.He would even sing and dance in Public.
He was 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.
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.
Value Added Tax and subsequently was Deputy Commissioner General.
He was born in 1956 and attended local elementary and secondary schools before he was admitted to Makerere University where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree.
He went on to obtain a Diploma in Legal practice, from the Law Development Centre before he was then admitted to the Uganda Bar, as a practicing attorney.
In the early 2000s, he worked at Price Water House Coopers
Uganda as the Director of Tax and Legal Services.
His degree of Master of Laws in Corporation Law, Taxation and International Trade Systems, was awarded by Yale University, in the United States. He had also obtained a Doctor of Science of Law, also awarded by Yale University. His doctoral specialization was in Immigration, Refugees and Asylum Law.
According to family sources, the Ugandan lawyer, corporate executive and taxation expert died at Nakasero hospital where he was admitted . Yesterday a doctor at Nakasero who preferred for anonymity said the Dr. Kagugube was on life supporting machines since his heart had failed to function well.
The source further told this website that only option they they had was to get him doctors from South Africa or Nairobi to be flown in because he couldn’t be airlifted due to condition he was in.
A Source at Mulago whjo preffered not to be named said he had diabetes and he needed a place where he would rest from and that’s how he was taken to Nakasero where he died from.