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.