Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has in the first time since she was admitted in hospital, publicly stated that she is in better health.
The Speaker fell ill on March 21 upon her return from America where she was attending a conference. She was initially admitted at Nakasero hospital in Kampala before she was transferred to Nairobi, Kenya at the Aga Khan hospital.
Parliament had at first attributed Kadaga’s illness to fatigue, however, it seems her situation later got serious. No details have been made public on her situation ever since.
“I am glad to report that due to God’s Mercy and untiring efforts of doctors in Uganda and Kenya, I do now have a better bill of health,” Kadaga said in a post on Facebook.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank fellow citizens and people of goodwill across the globe who have been praying for my quick recovery”.
She lauded President Yoweri Museveni for his prompt concern and “taking time off his very busy schedule to check on me in Nakasero and Aga Khan hospitals”.
There has been speculation regarding her state of health, with some reports alleging she was transferred to Spain. But Kadaga has refuted these reports.
“Contrary to rumours in the press and social media, I am neither in Spain nor in critical condition,” she said.
Reporting facts on matters of public concern and holding onto the highest journalistic standards is a tenet I urge our media to uphold, she added.
“I also urge them and the public to always seek information from official channels, and to desist from reporting biased and false information”.
The Speaker remains admitted at Aga Khan Hospital and says she hopes to be discharged soon.
“I look forward to better health and to serving Ugandans once again”.
The Speaker also appreciated the First Lady, Janet Museveni; the Kyabazinga of Busoga, His Royal Highness William Gabula Nadiope; the Kabaka of Buganda, His Royal Highness Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II; and the Queen of Buganda, Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda.