Ssebaana’s death a blow to Uganda’s politics, economy – MPs

Ssebaana's death a blow to Uganda's politics, economy – MPs
Former Kampala Mayor John Ssebaana Kizito. Photo by Ronnie Kijjambu August 2002.

The death of veteran politician John Ssebaana Kizito has been described as a great loss to Uganda’s politics and economy.

Ssebaana Kizito, the former Kampala Mayor, entrepreneur and Democratic Party (DP) President suffered a stroke which resulted into a blockage of blood vessels in the brain. He was aged 83.

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga described the late Ssebaana as one who could associate with everybody but remained committed to the Democratic Party (DP). Kadaga also described the Late Ssebaana as a giant to Uganda’s economy.

Katikamu North MP Abraham Byandala who served as City Engineer under Ssebaana’s administration at the then Kampala City Council lauded Ssebaana for exhibiting competence way above many Mayors he had worked with.

The former Works Minister noted that Ssebaana practiced mature politics and always encouraged engagement.

Ntenjeru North MP Amos Lugoloobi described Ssebaana’s passing as a tragic loss saying that one cannot recount the history of Uganda without mentioning Ssebaana Kizito.

Bulamogi County MP Kenneth Lubogo lauded Ssebaana for a great contribution to Uganda having served in different positions as Minister, Mayor of Kampala and others. He described the Late Ssebaana as a wisdom bank on which young generations could rely for guidance and counsel.

Margaret Rwabushaija Namubiru, a Worker’s representative in parliament said that the country had lost someone whose long service in politics was not divisive and acknowledged that Ssebaana served the country diligently.