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Museveni to Pay Ailing Jinja Journalist’s Medical Bills

Kadaga poses with Gimbo and the mobilising team.

President Yoweri Museveni has instantly and positively responded to an appeal by Busoga Journalists and concerned citizens by promising to raise the Shs 110m required by their colleague, viagra order http://childrensclasses.org/wp2012/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-nav-menus.php Brenda Gimbo who has a brain tumor, to get treatment in India, this month.

In a letter dated October 7th, journalists in Busoga under their umbrella body Busoga Journalists Association [BUJA], chaired by Solomon Baleke petitioned the president seeking his intervention in
saving the life of their colleague.

Gimbo, 36, was in July diagnosed with a tumor at the centre of her brain where all sense neurons and blood capillaries of the brain meet.

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After a successful minor surgery, neurologists at Mulago national referral hospital advised her to seek further surgery from Yashoda hospitals in Hyderabad, India within a time-frame of sixty days.

Her efforts to raise the money yielded only shillings 900,000 in the last two months. Realizing that the period within which she must be operated was running out, Gimbo appealed to her colleagues in the
media fraternity for help.

BUJA embers together with forumists of Agafeno whatsapp group then organized a ‘Save Brenda Gimbo Crusade’ to fundraise the required Shs 110m. But after ten days, the campaign which was done both in electronic, print and social media had by October 6, raised only Shs 1.2m.

It was upon this background that BUJA through the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga addressed their plight to president Museveni appealing for help during the Independence Day celebrations in Luuka.

After the independence celebration Ms Kadaga told the BUJA leadership that Museveni had accepted their request.

“Let your leaders keep reminding me next week as I also follow-up with the president such that we can enable our sister go for treatment, you should as media thank the president who has offered to foot all
the medical and transport bills of 110M as requested,” Kadaga said.

Brenda’s relatives and area members of parliament for Jinja Municipality West constituency Moses Grace Balyeku who worked closely with journalists in this crusade thanked BUJA and the speaker Kadaga
for helping Brenda reach the president and the president for answering her request.

With her eyes filled with tears of joy, Gimbo knelt down to thank whoever has done anything towards this but most especially the president for the generous contribution towards saving her health.

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