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RICHARD SSEKIZIYIVU SALONGO April 18, 2024

Date of Birth: 5th October 1949

Parents: Edward luwagga (RIP) and Namasinga Joyce (RIP)

Wife: Barbara Ssempa Ssekiziyivu

He married on 17th January 1987

Children: Sheila, Maggie, Arthur, Mesh, Edward and Elsie

Grandchildren: 7

Education and Career Background

  • He attended Kasule’s Nursery School at Nateete before joining Nateete Primary School.
  • He later joined Kampala Secondary School on then Salisbury Road (now Nasser road).
  • Assisted by his uncle – the Late Meshach Mukasa of Bulange -Richard started his working career at gaily and Roberts (a British Company) in the late 1960’s.
  • After President Idi Amin took power in 1971, and him having chased the Indians, his father was awarded a shop on Kampala Road previously known as “Tankariarama” which his father named “Singo combined traders limited”.
  • He moved from Gailey and Roberts to Singo combined traders to work with his father.
  • He was frequently sent to Nairobi, Kenya by his father to buy men’s wear for sale in the shop.
  • According to Solomon Kiyegga Galiwango, a close childhood friend and neighbor to Richard, in Nairobi, he got acquainted with.
  • As a youth, Richard was a boy scout – who enjoyed riding bicycles, camping etc.
  • He took pleasure in photography and had a camera in his teens plus a large collection of photographs, taken over many years.
  • Richard was a football player and team manager for Nateete Hot Stars.
  • He was a team manager for Bank of Uganda Football Club.

 

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