Presidential advisor John Nagenda laid to rest

Senior Presidential Advisor John Nagenda has been laid to rest at his country home in Bwotansimbi village Buloba parish in Wakiso district.

Nagenda died on Saturday; he had been admitted to Medipal Hospital in Kampala. His demise was announced by Milly Babalanda, the minister in charge of presidency.

"I regret to announce the passing on of Senior Presidential Advisor on Media Matters, Mzee John Nagenda, who passed on at Medipal in Kampala He was unique, principled and knowledgeable. His service will be dearly missed,” Babalanda announced on Twitter on Saturday, March 4 2023.

Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja represented President Yoweri Museveni at the burial.

Besides his other roles, Nagenda was an inspirational and critical writer in Saturday Vision, where he was a celebrated columnist for the last two decades.

Buloba residents grateful

As the country has largely and primarily appreciated Nagenda as an outstanding writer, the residents of Buloba have lost a hero.

To them, he was the pride of Buloba, who did not stop at employing their children but was also lenient with the squatters on his land.

“It is bad news for us to lose our elder, who has been a good resident. He owned a large chunk of land with many squatters, but he has been handling them well,” the chairperson of Bwotansimbi village, Dan Kiwanuka, said.

Kiwanuka disclosed that residents have a lot to learn from Nagenda, saying he was a man of his word.

He added that Nagenda was a jolly man, who would get time to share moments with residents, especially on history and current affairs. “We pray that people who are coming in his footsteps treat residents well,” he said.

The deceased’s elder brother, Mulinde Nagenda, 87, said John was trustworthy and a person who spoke out his mind. “Sometimes as a family, we would get scared whenever he spoke out his mind, more especially when it involved his boss, (President Yoweri Museveni),” he said.

Mulinde challenged the current journalists to emulate Nagenda by always writing and telling the truth and being balanced to support the country’s growth.

Source: New Vision