Prominent Economist Warren Nyamugasira dead

The death of economist and activist Warren Nyamugasira has been described as a great loss to Uganda.

Nyamugasira has been an iconic figure in the civil society sector, a social strategist and an advocate for African Development issues particularly poverty alleviation.

According to Rita Aciro, the Executive Director Uganda Women’s Network, the civil society movement has lost a leader and mentor.

She says he left a lasting legacy which should be upheld.

The current Executive Director of NGO Forum Richard Ssewakiryanga says Nyamugasira worked tirelessly to build the civil society in Uganda, crediting him for most of the success registered so far.

The former Executive Director of NGO Forum Warren Nyamugasira passed on this morning at his home in Bunga.

His son Isaac Nyamugasira says his father succumbed to diabetes after being bedridden for a month.

He was diagnosed with Diabetes nearly fifteen years ago and had been receiving treatment as an outpatient.

A vigil will be held at his home at 7:00pm.

Tomorrow at 12pm, a requiem service will be held in his honour at the All Saints Cathedral Nakasero after which the body will be transported for burial  at his ancestral home in NyarulambiMparo, Kabale district.

He will be laid to rest on Wednesday after a church service at 11:00am.

Warren Nyamugasira worked at the NGO Forum for seven years from 2001 where he built a platform for civic engagement and NGO coordination.