Veteran politician and academic , Dr. Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa has passed away after suffering COVID-19. He was Former minister Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa has passed away after a brief battle with COVID-19.

The ever jolly Kisemba Mugerwa will be remembered for his advocacy for increased investment in research, extension of water coverage and focus on marketing and processing of agricultural produce to ensure value addition when he served as chairman of the National Planning Authority (NPA).

Mugerwa was born on July 5, 1945, in Bamunanika County, Luweero district, and attended Muyembe Tree Nursery School in Bamunanika and Wampeewo Junior Primary School. He then transferred to Mukono Bishop’s Senior Secondary School where he completed his O-Level studies. He then completed his A-Level education at Kololo High School in Kololo, Kampala, graduating with High School Diploma.

democratic elective politics had been realized. I craved to have a stable Uganda where we could freely engage in democratic elective politics,” Mugerwa said. He was the Chancellor of Ndejje University, a private Christian university based in Luweero District.

In 1980, he contested for Member of Parliament, on the Democratic Party (Uganda) political ticket, to represent Luweero South East was shot in the arm but still won the elections and served as a Member of Parliament between 1980 and 1985.

When the National Resistance Movement took over government in 1986, Kisamba Mugerwa served as the first elected LCV chairman for Luweero district from 1986 to 1991. He was then elected as Member of Parliament representing Bamunanika County in 1991.

In 1968 he was admitted at Makerere College, now Makerere University, where he studied agricultural economics. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree, followed by a Master of Science degree, and later was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in agricultural economics.

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