Mao’s Dad Laid to Rest, Museveni Sends Shs 10M to Family

President Yoweri Museveni Tuesday evening concluded his campaign rallies in Kabale district in south western Uganda, information pills with a call to the residents to continue supporting the ruling national resistance movement.

President Museveni told the people of Ndorwa East where he held his final rally that it has never been his intention to cling onto power as he has severally been accused.

The 71 year old who has often been reminded by critics about his 1986 comments that Africa’s main problem is leaders who overstay in power, information pills maintains that his 30 year reign has been entirely legitimate and that he has a lot of unfinished business.

If that wasn’t the case, Museveni says he would be home enjoying the evening years of his life.

At his rally in Ndorwa, the president stressed that nothing motivates him to seek another term in office, other than working to turn the country around.

“I have been hearing people accusing me of sticking around; that I don’t want to leave government. Why would I want to stay in government?” stated Museveni.

“First of all I am a very rich man. I have a lot of wealth and therefore it cannot be riches that I am seeking in government,” he added.

At the rally Museveni mentioned a number of amenities that have not yet reached some parts of Kabale, which he promised to expedite once elected back in office next month.


Among these, the president promised to build a tea factory in Kisoro and Kabale districts, since more people in the area are growing tea.

Ealier in Ndorwa west, the President attacked his political opponent Col Dr Kizza Besigye who he said left the government at the height of ADF’s rebel activity, Karamoja cattle rustling, war in Rwanda, and these were defeated without his input.

“By this time he was saying ‘Museveni should go’. Now we have electricity, good roads, schools, etc he is enjoying good rides across the country and again he wants me to go. Go where? I know where I am going…prosperity and development are my goals,” he said.

Democratic Party President Norbert Mao’s father Dusman Okee was finally been laid to rest at his ancestral home in Lacor centre ward, look Layibi division, pharmacy Gulu municipality.

The burial was graced by a number of political leaders from the region including the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hon Jacob Oulanyah as well as members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

Some of the dignitaries in attendance
Some of the dignitaries in attendance

President Yoweri Museveni, website like this who is on his campaign trail in south western Uganda, sent his commiseration through Hon Sam Engola the State Minister for Housing.

Engola informed the mourners that the president would have wanted to join in but was not permitted by his tight schedule.

President Museveni was represented by Minister Sam Engola
President Museveni was represented by Minister Sam Engola

As part of his condolences however, the President sent in Shs 10million to support the family of the deceased, which was handed publicly to Hon Dan Kidega the EALA speaker.

At the funeral, Hon Norbert Mao said that his father’s life could have been saved if the Jinja health facility where he died was well equipped.

Norbert Mao lays a wreath on his father's remains
Norbert Mao lays a wreath on his father’s remains

“I last met my father on December 19th and he was in good health. It was quite a shock when I was informed days later that he was in critical condition, only to be pronounced dead moments later at the Jinja Referral Hospital,” he said.

Mao described his father as a mentor, a soldier and a scientist who helped society on different fronts.

President Mao said his father could have been saved
President Mao said his father could have been saved

“After completing his education at Makerere University, my father joined the army where he was the head of the boxing team. However, because he was stubborn he at one time staged a protest against the then minister for internal affairs and defense under President Milton Obote demanding for a salary increment, and was subsequently dismissed from the army,” said Mao.

According to Mao, Okee died of brain hemorrhage.

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