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On 2nd July 2021, Sheila Karungi Mugyenzi passed on. She was born on 10th October 1968 and got married on 8th December 2001 to Arthur Mugyenzi. Together with Arthur, they have had four children: Joshua Akampa, Jeremiah Ahimbisibwe, Sharon Arinda and Sheba Ahurira. She has grown up with two brothers: Dr. Keith Mugarura and, Dr. Matthew Rubona. Sheila was a dedicated Christian, wife, mother, sister, and friend to many. What is notable is that she let God’s word be her compass. She was an active member of Watoto Church right from their early days as KPC where she served as a Sunday school teacher.

For her primary and secondary education, Sheila studied at Kitante Primary School, MaryHill Mbarara and Makerere College School. She then proceeded to then Nakawa Business School where she obtained a Diploma in Business Studies and, subsequently, to Makerere University where she graduated in Mass Communication. She completed her postgraduate studies with a Master of Science Degree in Investment Promotion and Economic Development from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.

Her early career days were with the Civil Aviation Authority before moving on to the Uganda Investment Authority, where she worked for about 22 years. At the time of her death, she was the Director, Investment Promotion and Business Development, a position she held having risen through the ranks from being an administrative assistant. Her expertise has been in promoting and facilitating, both foreign and domestic investment in Uganda, through various inward and outward missions, as well as e-marketing. She has mentored teams in investor targeting, investment due diligence, as well as sector and investor profiling. Concurrently, she had 15 years of experience in Communications and Public Relations, as well as Policy Advocacy, participating in the Presidential Investor Roundtable (PIRT) Secretariat that was coordinating the Technical Working Groups on Oil and Gas, as well as Tourism. Sheila also represented the Government’s Investment Promotion Agency on several technical committees at the East African Community level formulating investment enabling policy.

The family and friends will miss her humility, courtesy, love, listening abilities, faithfulness, and her ability to positively influence all that she met in her life.

The Lord grant her eternal peace.


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    Philip Seruwagi Kasozi says

    Dear Sheila,

    We are aching at your passing at the moment, but we know that we are required to go on and on and live life to the fullest; because that is what you would want us to do; for us to heal, after you are gone.

    Grief is a normal way to mend the anguish and pain in our hearts; though we need time to remember the life that you lived and the blessing you gave us all when you where in our midst; and time to mourn his here in order for us to reflect on the memories that we shared, before the recovery starts.

    We all draw together in our separate bubbles during these hard days to recuperate, as we go through this period of sorrow; we will help each other, with tender care in order to find a brighter tomorrow.

    May you rest in Eternal Peace!!!!!

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    Gail says

    I’m so sad. A loss for Sheila’s family, friends but also for Uganda. I worked for UKAID which was supporting Sheila’s investment promotion work. We met several times in Uganda but also went together to Ethiopia where I took her round industrial parks etc Too soon. She had so much to give still. My condolences to Sheila’s family.

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