FAMILY CONFIRMS QUALITY CHEMICALS FOUNDER DIED OF CORONAVIRUS
By Mulengera Reporters
Reclusive Ugandan tycoon Francis Xavier Kitaka, who was the founding proprietor for MTK and Quality Chemicals Ltd, died of Coronavirus. This is the official revelation by his family in a message they have released this Sunday afternoon.
According to Francis Kitaka Jr, one of the late’s favourite children who closely worked with him in his huge business empire, Mzee Kitaka breathed his last on Saturday at 10:40am at Mulago Hospital where he had been hospitalized. Kitaka Jr says his father will be remembered to have excelled as a biochemist, animal health expert, industrialist, businessman, philanthropist and devout catholic.
He was aged 86 years and will be buried next Sunday 20th September at Bunamwaya off Zana-Entebbe Road starting at 11am. In order to comply with the MoH COVID19-related restrictions, the family has opted for a very private burial ceremony implying non family members won’t be expected.
From Monday 14th September to Thursday 17th September there will be daily requiem mass that will be conducted online and streamed live via social media platforms. It will be beginning at 5pm every day. Then on Friday 18th September, there will be a very public ceremony in form of mass to be conducted at Rubaga Cathedral starting at 2pm.
Mzee Kitaka will be remembered for very many things including his extreme generosity which ex-Busiro South MP JB Mutebi testified to this Sunday afternoon by disclosing how he was able to construct many Catholic and Anglican Churches in his constituency by leveraging on Mzee Kitaka’s relentless willingness to always contribute generously. In Bunamwaya, Mzee Kitaka had a vast property which one time prompted President Museveni to ask his pilot to land just for him to take a closer look at it.
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