Ruhaama Has Lost a Vibrant Leader in MP Zinkuratiire – Rwakimaari

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The Ntungamo Woman Member of Parliament Beatrice Rwakimaari has described the death of Beijukye William Zinkuratiire as a total loss to the people of Ruhaama County. Beijukye, who won the Ruhaama County parliamentary seat in February 2016, died on Friday at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala, where he was being treated for Hepatitis B. He was 46.

The Ntungamo Woman Member of Parliament Beatrice Rwakimaari has described the death of Beijukye William Zinkuratiire as a total loss to the people of Ruhaama County.
 
Rwakimaari says the death of the first term legislator was untimely and that it comes at a time when his constituents needed him most.
 
Rwakimaari noted that Beijukye was still young, vibrant and social and that the two had laid down strategies for the development of Ruhaama County.
 
Beijukye, who won the Ruhaama County seat in February 2016, died on Friday at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala, where he was being treated for Hepatitis B. He was 46.
 
Beijukye replaced Janet Museveni as MP for Ruhaama when he beat six other contenders to the seat.
 
Beijukye was the fifth MP for Ruhaama following the creation of this Constituency that was curved out of Ankole West, first represented by the late Grace Ibingira in the 1960s.
 
The late Rwaboona Kagurusi was the first MP for Ruhaama between 1980 and 1985, followed by Elly Rwakakooko, Augustine Ruzindana and then Janet Kataha Museveni.
 
Beijukye was born in 1971 in 1971 to late John and Beatrice Zinkuratiire in Kakukuru Rweikiniro Ruhaama county Ntungamo district. He was the second in a family of six children. 
 
He went to Rweera mixed primary school, Kyamate Secondary School before joining Makarere University to study Business Administration. He later attained a postgraduate diploma at the then National College of Business Studies, Nakawa, which later became Makerere University Business School.
 
Beijukye has also been a businessman owning Parambott Breweries and Mother's Gift Supermarket in Namungona.
 
He leaves a widow, Allen Beijukye and four children.
 
He will be laid to rest at his ancestral home along Ntungamo-Mirama Hills Road at Kakukuru trading centre in Rweikiniro Sub County Ruhaama Ntungamo district.
 
Parliament is yet to release the detailed burial programme.