The former Executive Director of the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U), James Saaka, is dead.

Saaka died at Mulago national referral hospital where he had been admitted suffering from Covid -19.

“It is with profound shock and sadness that we announce that James Saaka, our former ED, has passed away. We extend our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy to James’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this most difficult time,” NITA-U announced in a tweet moments after Gender, Labour, and Social Development Minister, Mr Frank Tumwebaze had confirmed the development. Tumwebaze served as Minister of ICT & NG the mother ministry of NITA -U.

“It’s painful and sad for James. I am sad! My sincere condolences to his family, friends in the ICT sector and NITA Uganda,” said Mr Tumwebaze who once supervised Saaka as minister of Information, ICT and Communications.
Saaka retired from NITA-U in August this year after a 10-year stint.ADVERTISEMENT

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