Kato Lubwama, a former Member of Parliament for Rubaga South has passed in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Lubwama was also a renowned radio presenter, actor and a comedian.
Dear people of Uganda, particularly those in the art industry,
It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we come together today to mourn the loss of an exceptional pioneer, Paul Kato Lubwama.
As we reflect on his remarkable journey and indelible contributions to the art world, we cannot help but feel a profound sense of loss and gratitude for the legacy he leaves behind.
Paul Kato Lubwama was more than just a founder, a presenter, a CEO, a former member of parliament, an actor, and a theatre director. He was a visionary whose passion and dedication propelled him to the forefront of the Ugandan art scene. His entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering commitment to the craft were evident in the establishment of Diamonds Ensemble and Diamonds Production, which served as platforms for nurturing and showcasing artistic talent.
As a CBS FM presenter, Paul Kato Lubwama captivated audiences with his charismatic presence and captivating voice. Through his radio work, he connected with people from all walks of life, entertaining and enlightening them in equal measure. His Kaliisoliiso radio programs became a source of inspiration and a voice for the voiceless, addressing societal issues and advocating for positive change.
In his role as CEO of B24 TV, Paul Kato Lubwama championed the power of visual storytelling. He understood that television had the potential to shape narratives and influence perceptions. Through B24 TV, he provided a platform for artists and creatives to express themselves, fostering a sense of unity and artistic expression within the Ugandan community.
Paul Kato Lubwama’s foray into politics as a former member of parliament for Lubaga South was a testament to his unwavering commitment to serving his community through Solida community service task force. He used his platform to advocate for the rights of artists and to champion the development of the art industry in Uganda. His contributions were invaluable, and his absence will undoubtedly be deeply felt.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Paul Kato Lubwama was a beloved figure, cherished by those who knew him personally. He touched the lives of many through his kindness, generosity, and infectious laughter. His presence brought joy to countless individuals, and his absence will be felt as a void in the hearts of all those who had the privilege of crossing paths with him.
In this time of mourning, let us remember the remarkable impact that Paul Kato Lubwama had on the art industry in Uganda. Let us honor his memory by continuing his work, by uplifting and supporting one another, and by nurturing the next generation of artists who will carry his legacy forward.
To the artists and creatives of Uganda, remember that your voices matter, and your art has the power to transform lives. Let us draw strength from the inspiration that Paul Kato Lubwama provided and continue to push the boundaries of artistic expression.
May his soul rest in eternal peace, and may his memory forever inspire us to strive for excellence in all that we do.