The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has revealed that while she was sick, she kept on praying to God to allow her more time to finish the unfinished business before her.
Kadaga made the revelation on Thursday while meeting a delegation of women legislators under the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) led by the Chairperson and Budaka Woman MP, Pamera Nasiyo Kamugo.
Nasiyo told the Speaker that the women legislators were saddened to learn about her unfortunate health status.
“We are delighted to be here, we indeed missed you and every smile you see on our face is because you are here, we love you so much and the people from our constituencies have sent you greetings and wish you a quick recovery.” Nasiyo said.
On that note, Nasiyo requested the Speaker to use her office to expedite the pending bills that are being sponsored by the Association.
“As a patron of UWOPA, we all understand what happens when you are presiding over the House and sometimes we don’t feel free to present some of our issues in your absence,” Nasiyo said.
Some of the Bills that Nasiyo wants the Speaker to fast track include; the Marriage and Divorce bill, the Succession bill and the Sex offences bill among others.
In her response, Kadaga noted that indeed, there are a lot of pending issues that need her direct intervention adding that was one of the reasons she prayed to God to add her more time on earth.
“There are things I remembered, before I fell sick, one of the senior members of the House had come to me and requested me to find time to speak to the new members and counsel them; then I said if I go now, where shall we begin from,” Kadaga said.
She added, “Then I told God that there are things I have not yet done but I am in your hands. I want to thank God for what He has done, that we are still together and there are things we have to complete.”
Kadaga promised that she will do all that is needed to push the agenda so quickly since the House is going into a period were there shall be a lot of absenteeism of members and government will not prioritize some of the women issues.