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Gideon Badagawa, PSFU Executive Director Dies

Gideon Badagawa, who hailed from Iganga district, joined the Foundation as executive director in 2000.
posted onJune 21, 2021

Private Sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU) Executive Director Gideon Badagawa died Monday morning, according to the Foundation’s board chairman Dr. Elly Karuhanga.

He was 56.

Dr. Karuhanga’s statement did not mention what killed the executive director, but he had been admitted at Mulago Hospital.

His wife, Susan Birungi, is also battling Covid-19.

 “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,” reads the statement.

“As you may know, his wife, Mrs. Susan Birungi Badagawa has also been battling for her life alongside her husband in hospital and only last week lost her father to Covid 19,” it adds.

“The family has kindly requested that we and the general public keep the two deaths confidential in order for their mother to pull through without any shocks until further notice.”

Gideon Badagawa, who hailed from Iganga district, was named the Foundation's executive director in 2000.

After attending Busoga College Mwiri and Makerere College School for secondary education, he joined Makerere University in 1988 where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Statistics.

Badagawa also held a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the ISS The Hague in the Netherlands and a post-graduate diploma in Environment Management from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.

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