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Kadaga speaks from hospital bed, thanks Ugandans

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has assured Ugandan that she is well and that she will be discharged soon. (PHOTO/FILE)

KAMPALA – The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has for the first since admission to both Nakasero Hospital in Kampala and Aga Khan hospital Nairobi spoken out on her health status.

Ms. Kadaga in a four-minute voice clip released on Saturday, April 06 night, has assured Ugandans and the globe that she is now feeling better and was looking forward to “be discharged soon”.

“I am glad to report that due to God’s Mercy and untiring efforts of doctors in Uganda and Kenya, I do now have a better bill of health,” Ms. Kadaga said.

Ms. Kadaga rebuked  media reports describing  her as extremely unwell and was due to be flown to Spain, calling for responsible reporting from journalists.

“…contrary to rumours in the press and social media, I am neither in Spain nor in critical condition,” she said urging the media  to desist from reporting biased and false information.

Ms. Kadaga thanked President Museveni whom she describes as a person with busy scheduled but managed to check on her both at Nakasero Hospital and Aga Khan hospital, Nairobi.

“I also extend special gratitude to the First Lady, Ms. Janet Museveni; the Kyabazinga of Busoga, His Royal Highness William Gabula Nadiope; the Kabaka of Buganda, His Royal Highness Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II; and the Queen of Buganda, Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda,” she said.

Ms. Kadaga was last month admitted to Nakasero Hospital over fatigue-related illnesses, before being flown to Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Fellow Ugandans, I send you greetings.  As you are all aware, I fell ill on 21st March 2019 after returning from international engagements on behalf of the Country.

I was in Nakasero Hospital and later relocated to the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.

I am glad to report that due to God’s Mercy and untiring efforts of doctors in Uganda and Kenya, I do now have a better bill of health.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank fellow citizens and people of goodwill across the globe who have been praying for my quick recovery.  In particular, I thank H. E the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for his prompt concern and taking time off his very busy schedule to check on me in Nakasero and Aga Khan Hospitals.

I also extend special gratitude to the First Lady, Mrs Janet Museveni; the Kyabazinga of Busoga, His Royal Highness William Gabula Nadiope; the Kabaka of Buganda, His Royal Highness Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II; and the Queen of Buganda, Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda.

In a similar vein, I hail religious leaders of diverse denominations; fellow Members of Parliament; Government officials; and various Ugandans for their concern at my state of health.

Finally, contrary to rumours in the press and social media, I am neither in Spain nor in critical condition. Reporting facts on matters of public concern and holding onto the highest journalistic standards is a tenet I urge our media to uphold.

I also urge them and the public to always seek information from official channels, and to desist from reporting biased and false information.

I would like to assure the country that I am still at Aga Khan Hospital and hope to be discharged soon.

I look forward to better health and to serving Ugandans once again.

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