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West Nile Mourns Nile Star Bus Proprietor

According to a statement released by the office of the Ambassador of Uganda in Ankara, Turkey on Thursday November 7, 2023, Agarile died at Medipol hospital in Istanbul on Monday due to an unknown illness.
Deceased Hajji Twaha Agarile, the proprietor of Nile Star Bus .(Courtesy Photo)
The business community and local leaders in West Nile are mourning the death of Hajji Twaha Agarile, a businessman and the proprietor of Nile Star Bus company.

According to a statement released by the office of the Ambassador of Uganda in Ankara, Turkey on Thursday, November 7, 2023, Agarile died at Medipol Hospital in Istanbul on Monday due to an unknown illness.

"The ambassador of the Republic of Uganda to the Republic of Turkey regrets to announce the demise of our beloved brother from West Nile Hajji Twaha Agarile, the proprietor of Nile star coaches which occurred in Turkey at Medipol Hospital Istanbul”, reads part of the statement.

Benard Atiku, the Former Member of Parliament for Ayivu County who also doubles as the Arua City Land Board Chairperson says the contribution of Twaha especially improving the quality of the transport sector in the entire West Nile region is unmatched.

Meanwhile, Achile Twalibu, the Deputy Resident District Commissioner for Pakwach praised Agarile for his contributions to the development of the business sector in the West Nile region.

“Indeed it’s a dark moment for the region in the entrepreneurship world”, Achile eulogized.

Bako Judith, the former contestant for the Maracha District Woman MP seat described the death of Twaha as a big loss to the people of the West Nile region.

“A very big loss to us as the West Nile region. A very great entrepreneur is gone so soon” " she said in a statement.

Geoffrey Bakole, a resident of Rigbo sub-county in Madi Okollo district remembers Agarile as a developmental-oriented person who contributed to the socio-economic well-being of the community.

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Pius Lema, the Secretary for Social Services of Rigbo sub-county has described the deceased as a resourceful person for the local community.

“Agarile has been someone we look up to whenever we have problems in the community like funerals and other social events”, Lema noted.

Agarile's remains were brought into the country on Friday and thereafter taken to Old Kampala Gaddafi Mosque for prayers.

Before becoming the proprietor of Nile Star Bus company, Agarile was involved in a water tracking business for refugees in the Rhino camp refugee settlement in Madi Okollo district according to one of the closest relatives.

Agarile is expected to be laid to rest at his ancestral home in Eradiru village in Rigbo sub-county Madi Okollo district.   

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