PSFU boss Gideon Badagawa dies aged 54

The Deceased: Mr Gideon Badagawa is said to have died this morning at Mulago national referral hospital where he had been admitted for days. Courtesy Photo/File
By :
Kirunda Dan

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) executive director, Gideon Badagawa has died aged 54, Africa tembelea has learnt.

According Dr. Elly Karuhanga the PSFU Board Chairman, Mr Badagawa died this morning at Mulago national referral hospital where he had been admitted for days.

“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,” Hon Dr Elly Karuhanga, said in a statement issued Monday morning.

Dr. Karuhanga also revealed that Badagawa’s wife, Mrs Susan Birungi Badagawa has been battling for her life alongside her husband in hospital and only last week lost her father to Covid-19.

– Badagawa –

A fourth child in a family of 12, Badagawa, 54 was born in Muyiira, Nambale Sub -County, Iganga District, to Mr and Ms Isabirye Badagawa.

Badagawa went to school at Busoga College Mwiri, Makerere College School and later joined Makerere University in 1988 for his first degree in Statistics.

He later attained a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the ISS the Hague, in Netherlands and a post graduate diploma in Environment Management from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.

Mr. Badagawa 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.

He has also been a member of the Board of National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Board of Uganda Energy Credit Capitalization Company Limited, Board of Uganda National Planning Authority (NPA), Board of Uganda Warehouse Receipts Authority (UWRA), and Board of the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)

With his wife Susan Badagawa, they had two daughters; Anita and Nina.

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