Academician and Former Prime Minister Prof Apolo Nsibambi dead

By JOSEPH TUMWESIGYE

Tuesday May 28, 2019

Prof Apolo Nsibambi 

Prof Apolo Nsibambi a former Prime Minister of Uganda has died in his home in Bulange, Mengo. The academician has passed away aged 78 at around 5pm on Tuesday 28th may 2019.

Prof Nsibambi was the country’s Prime Minister working under the NRM government from 1999 to 2011. This was after he served as the Minister of public Service from 1996 to 1998. His term in office made him the longest serving Prime Minister in Uganda’s History.

The government, through the institution’s spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has passed on its condolences to his wife, children and grandchildren. Opondo emphasized that President Yoweri Museveni is in contact with the late Prof Nsibambi’s widow and children.

“Government cherished his contribution when he mediated between the central government and the Buganda kingdom”, Ofwono Opondo mentioned. “He managed to calm down a situation that could have gone out of hand.”

The government spokesperson further pointed out in a press conference at the Media centre that a committee to organize the burial procedure of the legendary Academician .

Rubaga North Division MP, Moses Kasibante who was called by the family right after Prof Apolo Nsibambi’s death said that he died peacefully and that no one knew he would go that moment.

Before his political career, Prof Nsibambi taught at Makerere University in the 1960s after which he was made a the Dean Of Facultu for social Sciences a job he held until 1987. He was also the Director of the Makerere Institute of Social research just before he became the Minister of public Service.

He later became the Chancellor of Makerere University in 2003, a job he held until 2007.
Prof Apolo Nsibambi was born on 25th October 1940. He was a father of four daughters and a grandfather.

Prof Apolo Nsibambi was born on 25th October 1940. He was a father of four daughters and a grandfather.

In 2015, the Lord appeared to me again, I repented all my sins, I don’t want to go to hell - Prof Apolo Nsibambi told NTV during an interview in November 2018