Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, Speaker of parliament has made a statement about her illness for the first time, after spending three weeks in Hospital.
Kadaga was on 21st March 2019 admitted to Nakasero Hospital in intensive care unit after she suffered fatigue.
According to Sam Obbo, the then parliament Principal Press Secretary, Kadaga underwent a 10 day hectic work schedule in Morocco and USA.
But as her situation worsened, doctors advised that she should be transferred to Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi Kenya for a specialised treatment.
Now her health seems to be getting better and she hopes to return back to Uganda and resume her work. Speaker Kadaga posted on her Facebook page.
“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 good will across the globe who have been praying for my quick recovery. In particular, I thank H.E 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.”
Kadaga still in the post says; “I also extend my special gratitude to the first lady Mrs Janet Museveni; the Kyabazinga of Busoga, His Royal Highness William Gabula Nadiope; the Kabaka of Buganda His Highness Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II; the Queen of Buganda, Her Royal Highness Sylvia Naginda.”
“In a similar way, I hail religious leaders of diverse denominations; fellow members of parliament; Government Officials; and various Ugandans for their concern at my state of health.”
Lastly but not the least media platforms had reported earlier that Kadaga is in critical condition and receiving treatment in Spain, claims Kadaga has denied.
“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 standard is a tenet I urge 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 serving Ugandans once again.”