Former National Social Security Fund (NSSF) board chairman, Ivan Kyayonka, was yesterday laid to rest at his ancestral home in Igeyero village in Iganga district.
Kyayonka succumbed to kidney failure last week in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
His burial was attended by State Minister for Environment, Flavia Munaaba, Bishop for Busoga diocese Michael Kyomya, Chief Yasin Waguma Ntembe, government officials, cultural and religious leaders.
Leuben Lufafa, Vice Chairman Busoga kingdom interim committee, hailed Kyayonka for spearheading education in Busoga Kingdom where he worked with Busoga Education Development Fund to introduce free computer literacy.
Kyayonka had donated computers to over 50 schools in the region including Busoga College Mwiri, St John’s Wakitaka, Kigulu Girls and Kiira College Butiki.
He is survived by two children; Yvonne Kyayonka and Dr. Dan Kaitaita and his wife, Christine Kyayonka.
Born on December 4, 1958 to Ezekiel Kayabya Wambuzi and Faisi Omulokole Wambuzi, Kyayoka went to primary school at Kisoko Primary School in Tororo District.
He sat for A-level at Kings College Buddo before joining Makerere University in 1978.
He got a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Faculty of Technology in 1982.
He worked with Techno Consult Limited, Shell BP Uganda Limited (Vivo Energy) and NSSF.