Jean-Micheal Pons, the Chief Executive Officer Hima Cement, says “We had hoped that he would improve but he, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries,” reads part of the statement.
The death toll from last week’s fire outbreak at the Hima Cement factory has reached four. The latest
victim is Milton Asite, a former technician at the Hima cement plant.
Jean-Micheal Pons, the Chief Executive
Officer Hima Cement, says “We had hoped that he would improve but he, unfortunately, succumbed to
his injuries,” reads part of the statement.
He explains that because of the severity of injuries Asite could not be evacuated to South Africa for further
Two other victims were evacuated to South Africa last
week for specialized treatment following their deteriorating condition.
On January 15th, 2022, fire
broke out at the Kasese plant-killing three of the employees on spot and
leaving six others severely injured. Five
of these were transferred to Kampala and admitted to Case Clinic.
Basaija is a graduate of Uganda Christian University (UCU-Mukono) holding a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication.
He also boosts of numerous training's in communication studies.
Before joining URN, he had served as Documentation personnel, Field news reporter, Radio presenter and News Editor.
Basaija is a social critic and a young farmer.
He believes in writing for social change.
At URN Basaija is incharge of Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu and Kasese Districts.