Speaker’s health condition better

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has spoken out and assured Ugandans of her improving health condition.
In a statement issued over the weekend, Kadaga said she hoped to be discharged and return to service soon.
“I would like to assure the country that I am still at the Aga Khan Hospital and hope to be discharged soon. I look forward to better health and to serving Ugandans once again,” she said in the statement.
Kadaga has been admitted at the Aga Khan, in Nairobi where she had been transferred from Nakasero Hospital in Kampala.
The Speaker fell ill on Thursday, 21 March 2019 upon her return from international engagements at the UN Women’s Conference and the Parliamentary Union of the Islamic Conference in New York and Rabat, Morocco respectively.
“Due to God’s mercy and untiring efforts of doctors in Uganda and Kenya, I now do have a better bill of health,” she said, refuting social media reports about her condition.
She also refuted reports about having been transferred to Spain in critical condition and appealed to the media to uphold high journalistic standards by reporting accurately.
She said it is prudent for journalists to report on matters of public concern, basing on facts, so as to give correct information to the public.
“I also urge them and the public to always seek information from official channels, and to desist from reporting biased and false information,” she said.
Kadaga expressed her gratitude to President Yoweri Museveni who visited her twice, at Nakasero Hospital and Aga Khan Hospital; the Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah; the First Lady, Janet Museveni, the Kyabazinga of Busoga, William Gabula Nadiope, the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, the Queen of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda, Members of Parliament, Government officials, religious leaders and Ugandans at large for their concern and prayers.