By our reporter
The deputy executive director of Uganda Media Centre, Col Shaban Bantariza, is dead.
Col Bantariza died this morning at Mulago National Referral Hospital where he had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.
“I hereby with deep sorrow regret to announce the death of my Deputy Shaban Bantariza that occurred early this morning at Mulago Hospital where he had been in admission since Sunday with hypertension,” Mr Ofwono Opondo, the executive director of Uganda Media Centre tweeted Tuesday morning.
Bantariza served as the UPDF spokesperson from 2000 to 2002 and from 2003 to 2006. Prior to February 2009, Batanzira, at the rank of lieutenant colonel, served as the commander of the Oliver Tambo Leadership School, in Kaweweta, Nakaseke District.
On February 26, 2009, he was appointed commandant of the National Leadership Institute (NALI), in Kyankwanzi, Kyankwanzi District.
He served in that capacity until he was relieved of his duties on October 7, 2011.
In related news, Pr. Augustine Yiga of Revival Church in Kawala has passed away after a long illness.
Pastor Yiga who had been hospitalised at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala for a period of time was pronounced dead in the wee hours of Tuesday October 27.
His Kawala based ABS TV Management said:
“We cannot believe that you are no longer with us. This is a tragedy for us, we will pray for you dear. Friend, mentor great pastor, rest in peace Pastor Yiga abizaayo Augustine”.
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