President Yoweri Museveni has expressed supported to the will left by former Prime Minister Prof Apolo Nsibambi’s in which he named his daughter, Rhoda Nakimuli as his heir.
The development was strongly criticized at various levels mostly Buganda royalists.
In his budget speech at Serena Hotel Kampala however, the president asked Ugandans not to undermine people’s decisions especially on such personal issued and inherence.
This he said could discourage people from making investments.
“Don’t discourage the views of the wealth creators by interfering with their wills,” Museveni cautioned.
“When the living wealth creators hear this, they may then say why should I toil when my wealth is going to be messed up by the family.”
The president added that in the past girls were never allowed to inherit property because they couldn’t participate in clan and tribal wars.
This culture, he said, has since changed.
“Is it reasonable for tradition to force a Mulwana or a Nsibambi who has built his multibillion legacy to give it to a lousy nephew?” asked the president
Museveni said that the reason why most of the people have selected to be inherited by their girl children is because of the confidence they have seen in them.
On May 28th 2019, Nsibambi Uganda’s longest serving Prime minster passed at his home in Rubaga division Kampala district
On 5th June at a requiem mass held at Namirembe Cathedral, Nsibambi’s daughter Rhoda Nakimuli was installed a heir as per her father’s will.