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Former Bank Of Uganda Deputy Governor Robert Elangot Dies At 87

John Robert Elangot, the former Deputy Governor at Bank of Uganda has died. He was 87.

Elangot, who served as the Central Bank Deputy Governor between 1980 and 1986, breathed his last at  International Hospital Kampala on Saturday. He was hospitalized in late September due to multiple organ complications, according to David Malinga Akol, a relative found at the Elangot’s home in Soroti.

He says Elangot’s health condition started deteriorating in 2012 and had surgery twice in India after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He subsequently developed multiple organ problems which kept him in and out of the hospital in recent years.

Elangot, an Economist from Serere district served in various capacities in the 1960s and 1970s, before rising to become the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda. His career started at Fort Portal when he was appointed the Labour Officer. He then became an Administrative Secretary of the Teso District Association before joining the Ministry of Finance.

After retiring, Elangot has been chairing different financial institutions like the Microfinance Support Centre, Uganda Commercial Bank, Cairo Bank among others.  Frances Akello, a member of the Legislative Assembly and the first female MP in Teso remembers Elangot as a very brilliant, exemplary and social man whose talent inspired many people in the region.

According to Malinga, the tentative burial program for the late Elangot is Saturday, November 13, 2021 at his home in Abilayep, Serere district.


One thought on “Former Bank Of Uganda Deputy Governor Robert Elangot Dies At 87

  1. Bernard Richard Opolot Aide

    RIP Papa Elangot. You can not be replaced he got out of his way to help Father Helper Raised how many ophans Leader for the whole community. Rest In Peace Papa Elangot. Your memory your whole being can never be. …. You accomplished All Oh Papa Elangot. Oh for generations. Amen

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