On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management, and staff at the PSFU, I want to express our most sincere sympathies to the family, colleagues at Xclusive Cuttings Uganda Ltd, and members of Uganda Flowers Exporters Association on the death of Peter Benders.
Mr. Benders was the Chairman of Uganda Flowers Exporters Association, a member of the Private Sector Foundation Uganda, contributing greatly to policy discussions to support horticulture businesses in Uganda. He will be remembered as a pioneer farmer of buds for export to Holland.
He’s farm located in Namulonge village in Gayaza, Wakiso district, employed over 350 Ugandan employees. He also provided medical care, education, and housing to the employees and their families. His selfless passion for the flower business contributed to the well-being of people around him, as well as the growth of the horticulture sector.
Peter was a very hardworking, committed, humble, calm, and respectful person. He was professional, a man of integrity and of impeccable character. He was always available, approachable, and ready to assist/support members of the horticulture sector.
It’s our prayer that his good works and aspirations will be continued and his legacy will be remembered.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time.
May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.
Hon. Dr. Elly Karuhanga
PRIVATE SECTOR FOUNDATION UGANDA