By Namugerwa Martha
Joash Mayanja Nkanji former minister in Uganda government and Buganda prime minister passes on this morning at Nakasero hospital at 9:00am.
Nkanji who has been hospitalized for some time now has died at 85years old at Nakasero hospital.
Mr Nkangi had recently been admitted to Nakasero hospital in Kampala, undergoing treatment for pneumonia while pending transfer to India for further treatment.
In a statement to the media earlier in the week, Josephine Mayanja Nkangia had said, “Until this week, we didn’t really know what the extent of the damage was. The doctors said it was pneumonia. However, on Sunday, my father took a turn for the worse. An oncologist was called in and on Monday, we learnt that dad is seriously ill.”
Mr Nkangi retired from public service in 2014 after a career spanning over 50 years both in the service of the government of Uganda and the kingdom of Buganda.
Nkangi had previously served as minister of finance, Attorney General and Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister. He was the Katikkiro (Prime Minister) of Buganda during the 1966 crisis.
He was also a spokesperson of former prime minister Amama Mbabazi.
Nkanji has died after katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga visited him in the hospital on Friday 3 march 2017.
He was also former land minister and a lawyer by profession .
Nkangi attended Kabungo primary school, Kings college Buddo for secondary and then Makerere university and later to Oxford university.
Details for the burial to follow later.
May his soul rest in external peace