KAMPALA - Industrialist James Mulwana died Tuesday morning at Nakasero, his family has said. He was married with three children.
With the exact cause of the 76-year-old's death yet to be established, doctors believe he died of abdominal complications. His body lies at Case Clinic in Kampala.
At the time of his death, Mulwana was the chairman of Standard Chartered Bank Uganda Limited.
Just last year in August, he voiced concern over Uganda's weak immigration laws that were fuelling the entry of more Chinese traders involved in petty street business.
"Petty trade is not encouraged by the Chinese government. The onus is on the immigration departments of the relevant country to set certain rules one needs to follow and the amount of money that one needs to have to be considered an investor in a country," he had said.
Mulwana's experience in the commercial world spanned over five decades. He got started in the import and export business in 1961.
He was the brainchild behind Nice House of Plastics Limited, which he established in 1970. And in 1991, he gained full ownership of Uganda Batteries Limited.
Mulwana was also the man behind Jesa Farm Dairy Limited, Jesa Investments Limited and Nsimbe Estates Limited.
In 1988, he spearheaded the revival of the Uganda Manufacturers Association and served as its Chairman till early November 2000.
The industrialist was appointed a Director to the Board of Standard Chartered Bank Uganda Limited in 1992. And six years later, he was appointed its Chairman, a position he served until his death.