Events promoter Balaam Barugahara has lost his son, Jonathan Tumusiime Amooti to cancer after battling the disease for over a year.
Balaam’s son died on Saturday evening after being admitted to various local and hospitals abroad.
Balaam had taken him to Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Redcross Hospital (South Africa), Aster Medcity (India) and was slated to take him to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Massachusetts USA for better management but breathed his last before this.
The events promoter posted the sad news of his son’s demise on his social media account, Facebook.
“Germ cell tumor has deprived us of our wonderful ninja before he reaches the best hospital in the world. We had secured for him to travel to America yesterday (Friday). He couldn’t reach here! After a long battle in India,” Balaam wrote on his Facebook wall after the demise.
There was a vigil yesterday, Tuesday at his place on Plot 5, Ntinda Avenue with a requiem mass to be held today (Wednesday) at 11am at St. Charles Lwanga Church in Ntinda before the burial at Nakasajja on Gayaza Road at 2pm.
“I will miss you forever. You are irreplaceable master. I will continue sharing your love with children in same cancer condition,” said Balaam afterwards.
Uganda has lost many people to cancer most notably; Bbale Francis, Rosemary Nankabirwa and Mark Augustine Makumbi among others.