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OPM Permanent Secretary Keith Muhakanizi is dead

Muhakanizi, 64, died Thursday evening in Italy where he was last Sunday for treatment according to a family source.

DECEASED: The Permanent Secretary to the Office of the Prime Minister, Keith Muhakanizi is dead (PHOTO/File).

KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Keith Muhakanizi is dead.

Muhakanizi, 64, died Thursday evening in Italy where he was last Sunday for treatment according to a family source.

The late previously served as former permanent secretary and secretary to the treasury (PSST) and held other government positions over the years.

Muhakanizi is credited for being instrumental in the formation of the macroeconomic policy and planning, financial sector growth and private sector growth in the country and has served in various departments at the Ministry for years.

He was the chairperson of the EPRC Board of Management and also served as the Chairman of the East African Development Bank since May 25, 2013.

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Muhakanizi was both an ardent Development and Macro- Economist, and a Public Sector Management Specialist with thirty-eight years of experience in Government.

In the 1990s, he played a central role in the formulation and implementation of economic reforms that restored the macroeconomic stability of Uganda’s economy.

He guided both the technical and policy development work in the preparation of successive National Development Plans.

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Muhakanizi was born in Rukungiri District in western Uganda to the late Rev. Kosia Kajwengye and the late Zeridah Kajwengye. He was born to a family of 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls.

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