Africa: The Cabinet, Charles Peter Mayiga, this morning sent his condolences to the family of the late Oweek. Joseph Ndugwa Ssemakula, who was known as Omugave Ndugwa of Munyonyo, Kyaddondo.
Omugave Ndugwa was the King’s ambassador to California, Arizona and Hawaii. He died in the United States after developing male genital cancer.
The Prime Minister described the deceased as a former worker, humble and caring, and who fulfilled the responsibilities given to him by the King.
The Katikkiro explained that the King decided to send his ambassadors abroad to encourage his people where they lived.
The late Joseph Ndugwa was a talented artist, and the Katikkiro called on all artists to respect their work so that it could flourish and develop.
He said Omugave Ndugwa had been an example because he made theatre a profession and made it popular with others. They became professionals and became powerful in the country.
Widow Elizabeth Ndugwa thanked the Kingdom and foreign ambassadors for their assistance in fulfilling the services the King gave Ndugwa and those who have touched them as Omugave has died for them.
Hajji Shafiq Kasagga, on behalf of Black Pearls, a theatre group founded by Omugave Ndugwa, said that when Omugave died, he dreamed of building a hospital in Nangabo to treat actors.