Cabinet: Museveni Equal To Mandela


pharmacy sans-serif; color: #222222;”>The Ministers who finally got an opportunity to also pay dosage sans-serif; color: #222222;”>tribute to the anti-apartheid icon after a three days struggle with the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, who had already presided over the passing of a resolution to the same course, strategically used the one hour to expound on the similarities between Museveni and Mandela.

A statement by the leader of government business and Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, quickly attracted positive reactions from an excited bench where all of them (Ministers) jumped at once each demanding to speak first.

Among those who caught the eyes of the Speaker first was the minister of Education and Sports, Jessica Alupo, who said that Uganda is a blessed nation just like South Africa for having president Museveni who is emulating Mandela’s legacy.

“Madam Speaker, I am very glad to add my voice to the special debate of honouring Mandela. He led a unique struggle that everybody across the world admires and I would like to tell this country we are glad that Mandela inspired president Museveni who is successfully ruling Uganda now,” Alupo clarified.

The Internal Affairs minister, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, who rarely comments on any issue not under his docket, also took to the microphone and argued that Mandela has only physically gone but is still with the world in spirit and his comrades left behind.

“The whole world descended on FNB stadium memorial service not to cry but to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. That is clear, he has only left us in body but his soul and spirit is still with us and his then colleagues like presidents Museveni, Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Kenneth Kaunda (Zambia), Shamora Mitchell etc, may not have perfectly done but really tried and moved their countries forward just like Mandela,” Nyakairima stated.

Meanwhile, the state minister for Health, Sara Opendi Achieng, told the House that Mandela managed to unite all the people of South Africa and fought for the freedom of others just like Museveni did in Uganda.

“Mandela brought together the people of South Africa after fighting and being imprisoned for 27 years not for himself but to free the people of South Africa just like president Museveni went to the bush and fought for 5 years not for himself but to liberate the people of Uganda,” Achieng pointed out.

The statement and the reactions of the Cabinet will be extracted and included in the Tuesday’s passed resolution upon which together with a signed condolence book shall be taken to Uganda’s high Commission in Pretoria and from there be taken to Mandela’s family.


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