Mr. Keith Muhakanizi, the former Permanent Secretary and Secretary for Treasury has died.
Muhakanizi’s death was confirmed by the government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo who said that the deceased died in an Italian hospital in Milan where he received treatment.
At the time of his death, he has been the permanent Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister, a position he got after being transferred from the Ministry of Finance where he had served for years.
In finance, he was instrumental in the formation of macroeconomic policy and planning, financial sector growth, and private sector growth in the country and has served in various departments at the Ministry for years.
He was the chairperson of the EPRC Board of Management and also served as the Chairman of the East African Development Bank since May 25, 2013.
Muhakanizi was both an ardent Development and Macro- Economist, and a Public Sector Management Specialist with thirty-eight years of experience in Government.
In the 1990s, he played a central role in the formulation and implementation of economic reforms that restored the macroeconomic stability of Uganda’s economy.
He guided both the technical and policy development work in the preparation of successive National Development Plans.
Muhakanizi served as a Board Member at the Bank of Uganda and Chairperson, at Housing Finance Bank Limited, Uganda.
Muhakanizi was born in Rukungiri District in western Uganda to the late Rev. Kosia Kajwengye and the late Zeridah Kajwengye. He was born to a family of 7 children, 4 boys, and 3 girls.