The former State Minister for Fisheries, Mr Fred Mukisa, has succumbed to cancer, aged 70, his daughter has confirmed.
Ms Frances Birungi Mukisa on Sunday afternoon told this publication that her father passed away at 9.30am at their home in Namugongo, a Kampala suburb.
“He succumbed to cancer at 9:30am at home,” Ms Birungi said.
According to Ms Birungi, there will be a vigil tonight at the deceased’s home along Kireka-Kyaliwajjala Road behind Shell/Little Pony Nursery School.
He served as the State Minister for Fisheries from June 1, 2006 until May 27, 2011 following a cabinet reshuffle when he was dropped by President Museveni and replaced by Ruth Nankabirwa.
He also served as MP for Bukooli County Central in Bugiri District, from 2006 until 2011. During the 2011 national election cycle, he lost to Hajji Siraji Lyavala during the National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries. Mr Lyavala intun lost the contest to Mr Wafula Oguttu of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), in the general election.
He was born in Bugiri District on 4 April 1949. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Economics, specializing in the Rural Economy, awarded by Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest university, founded in 1922. He also holds the postgraduate Diploma in Education from the same institution. His degree of Masters in Education Planning & Management, was also obtained from Makerere.
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