Ngobi 97 passed away on Tuesday night from his home in Namulesa cell, Northern division, Jinja City.
Late. Matyansi Ngobi during his early days in politics, internet photo.
Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Matyansi Ngobi has died.
Ngobi 97 passed away on Tuesday night from his home in Namulesa cell, Northern
division, Jinja City.
was announced by the family’s close friend who doubles as the Uganda Tourism Board
chairman, Daudi Migereko.
says that Ngobi was an exemplary leader, whose legacy stretches out to future
lost a brilliant, hardworking and admirable leader, whose legacy of selfless
and dependable leadership will be cherished forever,” he says.
eulogizing the deceased, Benon Kigenyi, a close friend of the family says that
Ngobi was a humble leader in society.
known for his love for class, his house overlooking the Jinja golf course
remains a signature piece of art. He was a deeply religious person and was head
of the laity in the catholic diocese of Jinja, yet his humility never let many
know that he was the captain of the Gregorian Knight order in the church,”
born to the late, Luliana Naisanga and Michael Isabirye in Bulogo village, in
Namwendwa sub county, in Kamuli district on August 17 1924.
He went to
Kamuli Lubaga for his primary education, before joining Namilyango college
where he studied from S.1-S.4. He later joined Makerere College (present-day
Makerere University), where he graduated with a diploma in cooperatives.
In 1954, Ngobi participated in the formation of Busoga Growers’
Cooperative Union, an entity believed to have boosted household incomes within the
Busoga sub-region between the 1960s and the early 1990s, before its’ eventual
collapse in the early 2000s.
participated in the Lancaster conference of 1958 which negotiated the ushering
in of Uganda’s independence. He served in the country’s maiden cabinet as the
first agriculture and cooperatives minister in the mid-1960s.
however, arrested over the infamous gold scandal in the 1960s, only to be
released after the 1971 coup.
assumed a humble life and served as the general manager of the then, Madhivani
corporation between 1972-1977, before fleeing into exile. He later returned to
serve as a minister in both the late Yusuf Lule and Godfrey Binaisa
Ngobi again rose to prominence after the fall of the Obote II government
when he joined the constituency assembly as a representative for the Busoga
has died three years shy of a century has for long suffered from several