Some People Celebrated My Illness – Kadaga

Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwaala Kadaga has decried what she called declining moral standards in the country.

The speaker, while addressing yet another group of MPs that came to welcome her back, revealed Thursday that she was shocked to learn that a section of Ugandans celebrated when she was admitted in hospital, while others prayed for her death.

The speaker in late March shortly after returning from official trips abroad, was admitted at Nakasero Hospital and later airlifted to Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.

“I don’t know what we are going to do as a society,” she said.

“My counterpart, the speaker of Tanzania, I think he was sick for over a year, I didn’t hear people celebrating. But here those who wanted me to die were there, those who were celebrating were there and those who wanted me to recover were there.”

Kadaga said such moral decadence in Uganda needs to be addressed urgently.

Meanwhile, the speaker thanked members of Parliament for their continuous prayers.

On his part, the minister of state for planning Hon. David Bahati quoting Psalm 103 verse 1-4 said members would continue praying for her speedy recovery.


Kadaga was handed an autographed card and a bouquet of flowers by members who included the leader of Opposition Hon. Betty Aol Ochan.

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