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'I asked God to remember all I have done for Him' - Kadaga

By Timothy Murungi

Added 18th September 2019 08:19 AM

In her testimony, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga says during her thanksgiving at Parliament that while in hospital, she received phone calls of thoughts and prayers.

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Pastor Wilson Bugembe featured at Wednesday's thanksgiving prayer. (Credit: Timothy Murungi)

In her testimony, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga says during her thanksgiving at Parliament that while in hospital, she received phone calls of thoughts and prayers.

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KAMPALA - "While I was on the hospital bed, I kept on telling God that 'Remember all the work I have done for you. I have taken care of the orphans, the sick, I pray every Sunday at All Saints Church'."

These are remarks made by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on Wednesday.

She was giving her testimony on during a joint thanksgiving prayer organised by Parliament for her and the for upcoming 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference that Parliament will host next week.


Kadaga said she received phone calls of thoughts and prayers from the archbishops, sheikhs, Seventh Day Adventists and other Ugandans during that trying period.

The Speaker also thanked those who telephoned to God on her behalf.

In March this year, Kadaga required special treatment and was flown to a hospital in Nairobi, and returned to Uganda in May after recovery.

She was admitted at Aga Khan Hospital in the Kenyan capital on the advice of doctors in Kampala. She had initially been admitted at Nakasero Hospital in Uganda's capital, where President Yoweri Museveni visited her.

At the time, Kadaga had just returned from abroad on official visits in Morocco and the US, and according to Parliament, fatigue and jet lag had taken her down.

Months after her recovery, Parliament has organised a thanksgiving prayer session for her health - a full-house function attended by several high-profile figures, including politicians, religious leaders and other well-wishers.


RELATED: Speaker Kadaga airlifted to Nairobi

 

 


Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige said the whole Parliament was weak and hopeless during the period when the Speaker was sick. "Whoever you met would say 'pray for our Speaker'," she said.

 
On Wednesday, Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal told the House of the thanksgiving service "to thank God for restoring the health of our Speaker”.

 

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 What they said


It is not the expertise of good doctors nor the place where the Speaker was taken, but the treatment from God that Kadaga got well - MP Latif Sebaggala, imam of Parliament

We were praying for you [Speaker Kadaga], we telephoned Heaven and God answered our prayers - Archbishop Stanley Natagali

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retired bishop of North Kigezi, Edward Muhima, has called on Ugandan leaders to surrender themselves to God.

He said only leaders who have "surrendered to God can uphold Uganda", in reference to the national anthem's prayer. He said the day Uganda stops honouring God will be the end of it.

 

 

 

Meanwhile, with his irresistible gospel music, Pastor Wilson Bugembe tempted the Speaker to her favoured paka chini [go down] dancing stroke.

 

 

 




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