KACITA boss dead of COVID-19

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Kampala Capital City Traders’ Association (KACITA), chairman, Everest Kayondo

By Vanguard Repoter

KAMPALA –Kampala Capital City Traders’ Association (KACITA), chairman, Everest Kayondo has died. He died at Lifeline International in Zana, Kampala. He one of the 38 death and 859 new cases registered on Thursday by Ministry of Health.

According to KACITA spokesperson, Issa Ssekitto the late had been admitted with Covid-19 symptoms on Saturday.

“He died this afternoon at Lifeline International Hospital in Zana. He was admitted on Saturday after testing positive with Covid-19,” Mr Ssekitto said.

On top of heading the Traders’ Association, the deceased has also been running Ever Based Tours and Travel Company.

Kayondo’s demise follows that of the Private Sector Foundation Uganda Executive Director Gideon Badagawa who also succumbed to Covid 19.

Kayondo has been spearheading anti COVID-19 campaign sponsored by helpful and youthful city businessman Ham real name Hamis Kiggundu. Ham recently donated Shs530m for purchase of 15000 doses of covid-19 vaccines.

According to Kiggundu, 5000 doses will be utilised by his employees and tenants and the rest will be used other Ugandans.

“It is time to give back to Ugandans. Let us save lives. For God and my country,” said Kiggundu at the Uganda Media Center.

Ham has called upon the business private sector especially fellow businessmen, landlords, employers, corporate giants and service providers to stand together and save lives of fellow Ugandans in this covid-19 time.

This is not the first time Ham standing with Ugandans. In 2020, through his Ham Foundation, he donated Shs100 million in cash towards the food relief distribution program that was targeting vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.

The young tycoon handed over the cash to then Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda who flagged off distribution of food relief in Kampala.

Kiggundu later said he was pleased to help the needy during this trying time

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