National
Mao recuperating, says DP boss
Publish Date: Jul 25, 2014
Mao recuperating, says DP boss
DP president general Nobert Mao is receiving treatment for pneumonia in Nairobi
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Umaru Kashaka  

KAMPALA - Democratic Party (DP) president general Nobert Mao is receiving treatment for pneumonia – a lung infection – at a hospital in neighboring Kenya.

DP secretary general, Mathias Nsubuga, told reporters on Thursday that their party leader is admitted at Nairobi Hospital.

The political party, the oldest in Uganda, has dispelled rumors that have been circulating in some sections of local media that Mao, 47, was poisoned and in very bad health.

Nsubuga, who is the MP for Bukoto South, told journalists at Parliament that such information was “wrong”.

“I talked topPresident Mao yesterday [Wednesday] evening for about 30 minutes and he is not terribly sick or dead as some media houses have reported. You [journalists] should stop these alarming reports which are not true.”

Pneumonia, which is an inflammatory condition of the lung, is said to be usually caused by infection with viruses or bacteria. Common symptoms may include cough, chest pain, fever, and difficulty in breathing.


DP secretary General Mathias Nsubuga has dispelled "wrong" media information on Nobert Mao's health


‘Stop telling lies’

Daniel Kidega, a member of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) was at the press briefing as well.

He hailed the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah and the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen. Katumba Wamala for airlifting Mao from Lacor hospital in Gulu to Entebbe airport to catch the flight to Nairobi.

In an earlier press conference on Tuesday, Nsubuga had said Mao was flown to Nairobi on Friday to seek better medical attention after a malaria attack and severe chest pains.

“We had a rally in the north last week, after which the president developed malaria. He was rushed to Lacor hospital where the doctors advised us to take him to Kenya for specialized treatment,” he had said.

“His body failed to respond to medication as his condition worsened, prompting the family to fly him to Kenya for better medication.”

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
14 killed in DR Congo machete attack
THE incursion by the Ugandan rebel group ADF took place overnight in the town of Kampi ya Chui....
Businessman sues UNRA over Entebbe Expressway
A businessman has dragged UNRA to court seeking sh5b in damages for loss of business and the inconvenience over the construction of the Entebbe Expressway....
US Commander of Africa Forces visits
President Yoweri Museveni has said that the main challenge in Somalia today was clan-related issues. The President made the remarks at State House Entebbe in a meeting with the United States of America Commander of Africa Forces, General David Rodriguez....
Museveni hails Uganda-North Korea ties
President Yoweri Museveni describes the North Koreans as friends who have helped Uganda for a long time on visit of one of its leaders....
Slain Unilever boss mourned
Speaker after speaker described Makanga as a smart, classy, humble, respectful, joyful, hardworking man at his funeral in Kampala....
Muntu warns Mafabi, Nabila over media exchanges
ACCORDING to John Kikonyogo, the party spokesperson, Muntu said discussing the issues in the media was affecting the image of the party...
Should the absence of bride price prevent couples from wedding?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter