FORMER MINISTER KANYOMOZI PASSES ON
By Kweronda Ambrose
YONASANI Bankobeza Kanyomozi (81) the former minister of cooperatives and marketing during Obote 2 regime is dead, he breathed his last on Sunday the 28th August at Nakasero hospital in Kampala.
Kaisho Ruzibiza the Ntungamo district Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) Chairman said the party has lost a pillar, the man who was developmental, caliginous and friendly to every body in Ntungamo and the nation at large!
He noted that he’s going to connect with his boss the UPC party president Hon. Jimmy Akena-Obote and other UPC officials in Kampala to ensure that Hon. Kanyomozi gets a decent send off! Adding that The day of the burial will be communicated.
The former Bushenyi South Member of Parliament (1980-1985) was born on 29th June 1941. He’s son late Bankobeza who was a resident and born of Rwashamaire town council in Kajara- Ntungamo district.
He went for his junior secondary education at Mbarara High School and later went to Ntare School where he completed his A’level in 1959, and later went to University at London school of economics and social science (LSE) in 1966 where he graduated with a bachelors degree and later went for masters degree. In 1969 he also studied Managerial economics at Cass business school.
Hon. Kanyomozi also served as Council Member (CM) representing Kajara county during the National Resistance Council (NRC) which was chaired by President Yoweri Museveni as Speaker of the 5th Parliament of Uganda from 1986-1995.
He also served as National Chairman of Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) replacing Prof. Patrick Rubaihayo, he was appointed by then UPC President Mama Miria Kalule Obote.
Hon. YB. Kanyomozi served as Member of Parliament for East African legislative Assembly (EALA) for two terms.
He has been the Director Community Management Services (CMS) a consultancy firm operating in Uganda House (UPC headquarters, 10th floor).
In 2011 when Ntungamo town council attained a municipality status, Hon. Kanyomozi contested for area Member of Parliament seat but didn’t go through! But remained on the ground with his people.
He has been one of the church development pillars for South Ankole Diocese, and always supporting church projects.