Erias Lukwago was first admitted in Mulago where he spent a couple of days before flying out to Nairobi to receive better treatment from Aga Khan Hospital.
The Lord Mayor of Kampala city Erias Lukwago has returned from Nairobi Hospital where he was taken last month on the 24th after suffering from Acute Anaphylaxis a disease that affects the lungs.
Lukwago returned today morning and was welcomed by several politicians, family members and friends.
After this warm welcome, they headed for a press conference where the Lord Mayor was given a chance to address the journalists and he started by thanking Ugandans and fellow politicians who had paid a visit to him during this trying time.
Erias said that politicians across the board showed concern about his health and he started by thanking Dr Besigye who recommended doctors that helped in saving his life.
According to Lukwago, he was first admitted in Rubaga hospital but his health deteriorated and he was admitted to Mulago Hospital where he spent a couple of days before flying out to Nairobi to receive better treatment from Aga Khan Hospital.
He also criticized the government for its failure to implement a better health system that can cater for all Ugandans.
He reminded the government about the Abuja declaration which Uganda signed together with other African countries and through this declaration the government of Uganda is supposed to allocate 15% of its annual budget into the health care system.
He added that unfortunately only 8% of the annual budget is injected into the health care system.
“I feel sorry for a normal Ugandan who gets into this kind of situation and he needs to get and access specialized doctors like those that have been working on me but this is all the failure of the government to implement the Abuja declaration which recommend that all African countries put 15% of their annual budget into the health care,” Lukwago said.
Joyce Ssebugwawo the Mayor of Rubaga advised all stakeholders in the business of politics not to disturb the Lord Mayor and advised the general public to give Lukwago one month of rest and promised to look for votes on behalf of him during this trying moment.
Lukwago is the official flag bearer of the FDC party for the position of the Lord Mayor position and he is still the incumbent.
He will be tussling it out with NUP’s Nabilah Naggayi, DP’s Senkubuge and NRM’s Dan Kazibwe alias Ragga Dee.