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PICTURES: Lukwago Roots for More Health Sector Funding Upon Return from Kenya

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was on Saturday, December 5, 2020 discharged from hospital in Nairobi where he has been receiving treatment for 11 days after he was diagnosed with acute anaphylaxis since November 24, 2020.

Upon his return on Monday, a special prayer (Dua) was held at Lukwago’s home in Wakaliga where he talked to a few members of his family, friends and some from the political sphere, noting, “the Almighty God has granted me a second chance at life, which I am very grateful for.”

Lukwago got a warm welcome from various members of the public; family, friends, politicians.

Lukwago, who was flown to Nairobi on the recommendation of a team of Ugandan doctors, thanked all the medical specialists and their teams both in Uganda and Kenya – for saving his life.

He emphasized that Uganda’s health system requires a lot of effort and refurbishing, especially in the context of having the necessary facilities and equipment in place, which he says, starts with increasing the sector’s budget.

“We must recommit ourselves to rebuilding our health system,” he said.

Lukwago (m) with other attendants during the ‘Dua’ held at his Wakaliga home upon his return.

He also thanked his deputy Ms Doreen Nyanjura and her team, as well as all Ugandans who wished him well and prayed for his recovery.

He specially thanked Dr. Kizza Besigye, former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president, for his unwavering support.

Lukwago’s deputy Doreen Nyanjura addressing the gathering.

The lord mayor extended his vote of thanks to other individuals inside his political circle; FDC leader and presidential flag bearer Patrick Oboi Amuriat and National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi, as having offered him immense support as well.

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Here is more of the sights as people welcomed Lukwago back home, and at the subsequent prayer (Dua) meeting held at his home in Wakaliga.

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