In a befitting eulogy issued this evening, the NRM National Chairman and head-of-state, Gen. Yoweri Museveni has described the late Col. Shaban Bantariza, as a dedicated cadre who worked for Uganda’s liberation and development.
“I received the sad news of the death of Col. Shaban Bantariza, the Deputy Government Spokesperson. He was a dedicated cadre who worked for Uganda’s liberation and development. He was eloquent as he spoke for UPDF and Government,” Museveni said.
“Condolences to his family. May he rest in peace!”
At the time of his death, Bantariza, a stickler for ideological depth was leading reconciliation efforts among NRM members following fall-outs in the party primaries. He was deployed in Eastern Uganda where he was meant to accomplish a series of tasks in that regard over the weekend. Unfortunately, he couldn’t make it as he was taken ill before setting off.
He was also a major force in the re-election bid of Museveni who is the NRM Presidential flagbearer for 2021.