The Former Masaka mayor and prominent businessman, Gerald Ssemwogerere has succumbed to heart-related complications he has been battling for some time according to sources.
Ssemwogerere 83, who served as the 10th Mayor of Masaka Municipality, died at Byansi Clinic in Masaka town on Tuesday evening.
Godfrey Kayemba Afayo, the incumbent Mayor Masaka Municipality has applauded the deceased, saying he worked tirelessly to develop Masaka, which suffered destruction during the 1979 Tanzanian invasion.
According to Mr Kayemba, although Ssemwogerere wasn’t elected by the public, he was instrumental in improving service delivery and development in the war torn town.
The deceased was widely considered as perhaps the richest man in Masaka sub region, owning a number of assets including shopping malls, rental houses, chunks of prime land and petrol stations not only in Masaka Town, but also in Kampala and Mukono.