The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has mourned former secretary and governor Bank of Uganda, Robert Elangot as a dignified public servant who rose through the ranks.
“Saddened by the death of Mzee John Robert Elangot, a dignified public servant who rose through the ranks to serve as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda,” the Speaker wrote on Twitter.
Oulanyah also commiserated with Vice President Maj. (Rtd) Jessica Alupo, the entire family and country at large.
Saddened by the death of Mzee John Robert Elangot, a dignified public servant who rose through the ranks to serve as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda.
Commiserations to H.E. @jessica_alupo, the entire family and country at large.
May his soul rest in eternal peace. pic.twitter.com/MvDqOgPiKQ
— Jacob Oulanyah (@JacobOulanyah) November 6, 2021
Ms. Faith Elizabeth Akiteng said her 87-year-old father who once served as secretary Bank of Uganda between 1971 and 1981 and deputy governor from 1981 to 1986 passed on at Kampala Hospital after battling failing health since 2015.
“Since 2015, he has been in and out of hospital. He had prostate cancer which was treated in India. On September 18, he felt unwell and we brought him from the village and he was admitted at Nakasero Hospital where he was being treated for Ascites,” she said.
She added that on September 25, he was discharged from hospital but on October 8, he developed a mild stroke and he was rushed to Kampala Hospital where they have been treating bacterial infections and stroke.
After retiring, Elangot has been chairing different financial institutions like the Microfinance Support Centre, Uganda Commercial Bank, Cairo Bank among others.
He was a director at Milton Obote Foundation and Uganda House Investments.
The family said burial arrangements would announced later.