KYEBANDO — The Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga on Sunday August 25 officiated at the annual conference of World Healing Ministries International in Kyebando.
Kadaga was asked to lobby for a police post close to the church, to counter insecurity in the area which is said to be high.
The Senior, Pastor Kelvin Mukasa says several people have been attacked by thieves while others have been killed near his church; located near Kalerwe market.
Speaker Kadaga in response pledged to work with the Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth Ochola to consider allocating a police post near the church.
“I know they are closing police posts in different parts of the country, but the Kalerwe place, the entrance to Kampala needs to be policed,” said Kadaga.
The speaker also officiated at the Twins festival in Kampala.
Kadaga hailed Vision Group for holding the Annual Twins festivals.
She called on Governemnt to consider including the Twins festival on the country’s Annual Tourism Calendar because of its potential to attract local and foreign tourists.
Speaker Kadaga had earlier flagged off the Rotary Cancer Run 2019 at the Kololo Independence grounds
She thanked Members of Parliament for their contribution which is over UGX1 billion in the past three years towards the fight against cancer.
She also thanked Individuals and Corporate partners for supporting the same noble cause.
At least UGX 778 million has been collected in the 2019 Rotary Cancer Run.
According to Rotary’s Past District Governor Stephen Mwanje, the government needs USD 5 million (18 billion shillings) to put up a specialized facility where all types of cancers can be treated with in the country as opposed to going abroad where it’s more expensive.
Mwanje, however, said that for this year alone, their target was to solicit 1 billion shillings but only 778 million has been collected countrywide.
The proceeding of the cancer run will go towards procuring for the construction of bunkers needed for the installation of linear accelerators at Nsambya Hospital.
A linear accelerator is a modern cancer treatment machine.