Former Minister of Cooperatives Yona Kanyomozi is Dead
Former Minister of cooperatives in the Obote 2’s government,Yona Kanyomozi
has passed on at Nakasero Hospital ,Kampala.
He died sunday afternoon at Nakasero Hospital ,Kampala where he had gone for routine medical checkup.
He died aged 82 years and he has been reportedly battling cancer for along time.
Mr Kanyomozi’s Bio:
Born on June 29, 1940 in Rukindo Village in Ntungamo Municipality, Kanyomozi, a soft spoken gentleman served as the Member of Parliament for Kajara County from 1980 to 1997 with a break between 1986- 1987 when parliament was in suspension.
He studied at Katunga Primary School in Rukungiri District. He later joined Mbarara High School and is one of the pioneer students of Ntare School which he joined in 1956, a year it was started.
In 1963, he joined London School of Economics and in 1966 he was awarded with a Bachelor of Science in Economic Theory.
He became the minister of Cooperatives from 1981 to 1985 under Obote’s government spearheading a great breakthrough in cooperatives that had died out during the 8 years of Idi Amin Dada. He also represented Bushenyi South in parliament during the same regime. From 1989 to 1996 he represented Kajara County in the National Resistance Council.
Kanyomozi also served as a representative to the East African legislative assembly between 2001 and 2006. He was at the time the national chairman for the UPC, with many addressing him as the last UPC national chairman before internal conflicts emerged. In 2011 he contested for Ntungamo municipality member of parliament on FDC ticket losing to NRM.
His wife Dorothy passed on in March 2015. He is now survived by six children and several grandchildren.
His burial is yet to be communicated by his family.