Kampala – The Private Sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU), executive director Gideon Badagawa has breathed his last.
Reports from a close family source revealed that Mr Badagawa passed on Monday morning at Mulago national referral hospital where he had been hospitalized for days.
In a statement issued on Monday mid-morning, Dr Elly Karuhanga, PSFU board chairman, confirmed the demise of the gallant gentleman that dedicated his service to empowering the strengthening the private sector of Uganda
“The Board, Management and Staff of the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU), with deep sorrow regret to announce the untimely death of their executive director, Mr Gideon Badagawa, who passed away this morning Monday, June 21st, 2021, in Mulago Hospital,” Dr Elly Karuhanga, said in a statement issued Monday morning.
Daily Monitor, a Ugandan daily, confirmed Mr Karuhanga further revealed that Badagawa’s wife, Ms Susan Birungi Badagawa, has also been battling for her life alongside her husband in hospital and only last week lost her father to Covid 19.
Who is Gideon Badagawa?
The 46-year-old Gideon Badagawa was born in a little village called Muyiira in Nambale Sub -County, Iganga District, to Mr and Ms Isabirye Badagawa. His father is a retired Grade II Magistrate.
Badagawa was the fourth child in a family of 12 and a Statistician by training. He went to school at Busoga College Mwiri, Makerere College School and later joined Makerere University in 1988 for his first degree in Statistics.
He is married to Susan Badagawa and is a father to two daughters; Anita and Nina.
Mr Badagawa held a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the ISS The Hague in the Netherlands and a post-graduate diploma in Environment Management from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.
He taught at the ISAE, in the Department of Planning and Applied Statistics from 1992 until 2000 when he joined PSFU as Senior Policy Analyst. He later rose through the ranks as Manager and Director for policy advocacy before proceeding to work with Uganda Manufacturers’ Association as Executive Director in 2008.