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Speaker Rebecca Kadaga decries moral decay

By Nicholas Wassajja

Added 19th September 2019 09:44 AM

Kadaga recounted her fight with unnamed government official that she tagged ‘crooks’ who wanted to embezzle Sh24b meant for corporate social responsibility.

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga decries moral decay

Kadaga recounted her fight with unnamed government official that she tagged ‘crooks’ who wanted to embezzle Sh24b meant for corporate social responsibility.

 
 
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga showed her fear for and belief in God when she led an array of lawmakers, executive members and judicial officers in a thanksgiving service at Parliament.
 
The joint thanksgiving service held Wednesday was a colorful moment of hymns and prayers used to acknowledge Kadaga's recovery from illness and demonstrate humility, devotion, and thankfulness to Him.
 
They also used the better half of the morning to invoke God's blessings for a successful 64th commonwealth parliamentary conference set to commence next week.
 
Both Christian and Moslem leaders reflected on religious teachings on God's providence, kindness, humility, salvation and mankind's purpose for life all meant to ring a bell that the creator is the sole giver of life.
 
There was plenty of prayers; some participants stood for hours with arms held high in supplication while others danced trancelike in the aisles at performances by gospel music star and preacher Wilson Bugembe.
 
The breakfast and lunch were more conspicuous: long queues formed at several serving points set up around the Parliament car parking lot and the seven-course meal served inside the conference hall down in the basement.
 
Kadaga seized the testimony telling moment to taunt the country's decline in morality when she recounted her fight with unnamed government officials that she tagged ‘crooks' who wanted to embezzle Sh24b meant for corporate social responsibility works to mark the construction of Isimba hydro-electric power plant.
 
"Before I fell sick, someone from Isimba dam called me to commission a school as part of their contract to give back to the community but I asked them where is the bridge and road you promised along with the school. They told me some government officials had secured a court order to garnish their accounts where the Sh24b for the project was," she narrated.
 
"They were forcing them to leave the country before Isimba is commissioned, one morning, I actually found the Chinese in my compound seeking protection for fear of their lives. I reported the matter to the President (Yoweri Museveni) and hoped that the crooks are sacked as I worked with the Attorney General to ensure the money is released but I fell sick along the way however on my sick bed I told God that I wanted this bridge complete and Museveni to talk about these crooks at the commissioning of the dam," Kadaga added.
 
Kadaga was hospitalized at Nakasero hospital in Kampala and later Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya for fatigue related illnesses.
 
The thanksgiving prayers originated on her return when Ngora County MP, David Abala moved a motion compelling the House to thank God for Kadaga's recovery, commit MPs' wellbeing to God and to hold the thanksgiving prayers.
 
The Deputy Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa, warned the congregation against acting dishonorably in life because the law of karma will soon catch up with them.
 
"Nobody deserves misery but I assure you that life has no two ways about good and bad. What goes around comes around. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act non-virtuously, suffering results so, be kind and honest because everything on earth has a price," said Waiswa.
 
Drawing comparisons from privileges that social status rewards such as the right of way on the road and titles, Makerere University chaplain, Rev. Fr. Dr. Lawrence Ssemusu said that "what you take for granted for example a car, other people are praying for."
 
Kadaga's deputy Jacob Oulanyah challenged her to appreciate the value of friendship and search for the purpose of her life and why God served her to either fulfill it or betray it. Ends…
 

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