Dr. Simon Kagugube, the Chairman Board Uganda Revenue Authority [URA], Monitor Publications Ltd and Executive director of Centenary Bank has died.
He was aged 65.
His death was announced Saturday by the bank’s managing director, Fabian Kasi.
According to Kasi, Dr Kagugube died on Saturday afternoon at Nakasero hospital where he had been admitted for days.
He was born in Uganda circa 1955 and attended local elementary and secondary schools before he admitted to Makerere University where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree.
He went on to obtain a Diploma in Legal practice, from the Law Development Centre before he was then admitted to the Uganda Bar, as a practicing attorney.
His degree of Master of Laws in Corporation Law, Taxation and International Trade Systems, was awarded by Yale University, in the United States.
He had also obtained a Doctor of Science of Law, also awarded by Yale University.
His doctoral specialization was in Immigration, Refugees and Asylum Law.
Dr Kagugube worked at URA, as Commissioner for Value Added Tax and while there, served temporarily as Deputy Commissioner General of the agency.
In the early 2000s, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers Uganda as the Director of Tax and Legal Services, while simultaneously serving as the chairman of the board at Centenary Bank.