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PSFU Executive Director Gideon Badagawa dies at 54

Gideon Badagawa. File Photo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Executive Director of Private Sector Foundation Uganda-PSFU, Gideon Badagawa is dead. Dr Elly Karuhanga, the PSFU board chair communicated Badagawa’s death in a short statement issued this morning.

“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,” read a statement issued by Karuhanga.

According to the statement, Badagawa’s wife Susan Birungi Badagawa has also been battling for her life alongside her husband in the hospital, a week after losing her father to COVID-19. “We pray for the family and the private sector during this hard time,” added Karuhanga in a statement.

Badagawa, 54 has led the Private Sector Foundation Uganda-PSFU for the last 10 years. He previously worked with Uganda Manufacturers Association as Executive Director for 2 years. He was also a board member in the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA, Uganda Energy Credit Capitalization Company Limited, Uganda National Planning Authority-NPA, Board of Uganda Warehouse Receipts Authority-UWRA, and Economic Policy Research Centre-EPRC.

Badagawa was born in Muyiira in Nambale sub county in Iganga district to Mr. and Mrs. Isabirye Badagawa. He went to school at Busoga College Mwiri, Makerere College School and later joined Makerere University in 1988 for his first degree in Statistics.

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