Who was HE. Bonny Katatumba

Who was HE. Bonny Katatumba

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Uganda this morning woke up to the sad news of the death of His Excellence Bonny Katatumba the former Pakistan consulate to uganda.
Katatumba succumbed to pneumonia and asthma at international Hospital Kampala where he had been admitted.
The Jovial former Pakistan Consulate to Uganda and business proprietor, Bonny Katatumba had been admitted at International Hospital Kampala for about a week.
He was married with two wives, Gertrude and Grace, and fathered nine children including a set of twins. He was born on April 3, 1946 in Mbarara.
He is the youngest in a family of five brothers and four sisters.
He attended Nyamitanga Catholic Parish Primary School, before proceeding to Ibanda Junior School, where he was enrolled on a Shell BP scholarship.
From Ibanda Junior, he moved to Ntare School, Mbarara and later to Old Kampala High School, where he completed his secondary education.
In 1969, he joined Makerere University, where he later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Economics in 1971.
He holds a number of honorary awards from various institutions in the *US and Europe and has served as president of Uganda National* Chamber of Commerce and Industries, member of Economic Policy Research Centre and chairman of United Nations G77 Chamber of Commerce and Industry Developing Countries, among others.
Katatumba spent much of his early life in Mbarara, before moving to Kampala in the late 1960s.
In Mbarara, he drafted himself into the murky waters of business, which saw him buy a bicycle at an early age of only seven years.
The bicycle would later become a symbol of success among his peers.
This, as many would say, built the foundation for Katatumba’s keen interest in business that would later see him venture where others would not.
In school, his parents worried about his continued poor performance, which twice made him to repeat Primary Two and Three, blaming his juice business as the main cause of trouble.
However, in the later part of his primary education, Katatumba started to excel and would later be awarded a Shell BP scholarship.
As he waited for his Senior Four exam results, Katatumba placed a bid to run Ankole Kingdom Nganwa Hostel after reading an advert that had been published inviting bids for the service.
Given his age, this was indeed a daring move but fortunately, Katatumba won the bid and ran the hostel for two complete years, before moving to Kampala to take his studies at Old Kampala High School.
Details of his burial arrangements will be communicated in our subsequent news bulletins.
May his soul rest in eternal peace