April 12, 2024

Tayebwa mourns former Erute Mp, billionaire Aponye

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The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, has mourned prominent businessman Apollo Nyegamehe, known by his business empire name Aponye, as a mentor and father figure to “many of us.”

Aponye died after the car he was traveling in rammed into a stationary Fuso truck along the Mbarara-Kabale highway at Kanyankungu, near Itojo Hospital in Ntungamo district, according to a police report.

“Mr. Apollo Nyegamehe’s death has hit us really hard! Since last night, when we received the sad news and converged at his home in Lubowa, we have not come to terms with the tragedy. Commonly known as Aponye, the astute businessman has been a mentor and father figure to many of us,” the Deputy Speaker said.

He said the Kigezi region, Uganda, and Africa have lost a pillar and business icon.

Tayebwa also paid tribute to Angiro Gutomoi Abac Acon, the former Member of Parliament for Erute North Constituency and Awitong of Onywal Ipyenda Clan, who passed away on Saturday morning.

Angiro was involved in a motor accident near Olwiyo Village in Nwoya District on his way to Nebbi.

Tayebwa also commiserated with Aponye’s family and the business community in Uganda.

“To the wife, Mrs. Vangi Nyegamehe, and the children led by Harold Nyegamehe, Brodis, Patience, Arvin, Lynette, Peter, Yvonne, Kevin, Jackie, Martina, and Annet, kindly accept my heartfelt condolences. Kigezi, Uganda, and Africa have lost a pillar and business icon. I want to thank our friends in Ntungamo who rushed to the scene and helped save other occupants from the car,” the deputy speaker added.

In addition, He said that during his time as a Member of Parliament, Gutomoi was known for his passion on issues of education, health, and rural development, among others.

In conclusion, he added, “My condolences go out to the families of the victims of this fatal accident.”

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