By Our Reporter
President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday paid tribute to the late James Mulwana, one of Uganda’s best known indigenous entrepreneurs, as a pioneer industrialist who was committed to hard work.
The President was addressing mourners at the funeral of the late Mulwana, said has left behind an impressive establishment of various entrepreneurial ventures, including livestock and a dairy processing plant in Busunju, among others. He noted that from the time of the end of the liberation war, Mr. Mulwana proved to be useful to society by promoting industries. He commended him for valuing Buganda, Uganda and Africa at large while he managed various entrepreneurial ventures. He expressed his condolences to the people of Uganda, the NRM, his family and himself upon the death of Mulwana adding that at that age of 76 years he had passed on young.
The President challenged the elite Ugandans to appreciate the resources and wealth our country has adding that the late Mulwana had showed the people that the future of Africa is in Pan Africanism. He saluted him for not only the assistance to all spheres of society including places of worship but also his generosity to wananchi to enable them acquire cows under friendly terms and arrangements.
Mr. Museveni noted that the NRM Government has the task of enlightening the people to stop depending on subsistence production in favour of engaging in income generating activities.
Other dignitaries who paid tribute to the fallen industrialis included Kampala Archbishop His Grace Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, who commended Mulwana for being a non-sectarian Ugandan.