Ambassador Julius Onen, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives is dead. Onen died on Sunday 10th night at Paragon Hospital where he had been admitted.
The Trade Ministry announced Onen’s passing in a message on its Twitter account.
“With deep sorrow the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives announces the demise of the Permanent Secretary Amb. Julius B. Onen. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” the ministry tweeted on Sunday night.
According to sources, Ambassador Onen had just returned from India where he was taken for treatment for unspecified illness.
The deceased was also a Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Board member.
One of his children is a radio personality James Onen, better known as FatBoy of Kampala-based Sanyu FM.