Itojo, Uganda | URN | Apollo Nyegamehe commonly known as Aponye, a prominent billionaire industrialist in Uganda has died in a fatal car crash.
Nyegamehe who was also the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party Chairman for Rukiga District died on Thursday 6, July 2023 in a road crash in Ntungamo district. The accident occurred at 9:00pm at Itojo.
According to Zadock Kamusiime, the Rukiga Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Nyagamehe who was travelling in a Toyota Land Cruiser V8R registration number UBF 300Z rammed into a trailer that was parked on the side of the road.
Kamusiime said that Nyegamehe was heading to Rukiga district from Kampala to attend the burial of Peter Tumwijukye, a resident of Kyogo parish in Kamwezi sub county.
Benson Twesiime, the Itojo Hospital Medical Officer said that Nyegamehe died on spot, while two other occupants in the vehicle including the driver only identified as Brian are admitted at the facility in a critical condition.
Nyegamehe’ s body was taken to Itojo hospital mortuary.
Nyegamehe is a renowned businessman who owns Aponye City Mall, Mega Standard Supermarket and Aponye Mall in Ntinda among others .
He was one of the major suppliers of the COVID-19 relief food, that sparked controversy on how he was selected for the deal as well as the quality of supplies.