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Lubaga South MP Lubwama undergoes successful surgery

By Violet Nabatanzi and Paul Kiwuuwa

Added 3rd July 2020 05:53 PM

Kato Lubwama survives tumour surgery

Lubaga South MP Lubwama undergoes successful surgery

Kato Lubwama in the hospital. Photo by Violet Nabatanzi

Kato Lubwama survives tumour surgery

In just close to four months, Ugandan medical experts have yet carried out a second successful surgery on Lubaga South Member of Parliament Kato Lubwama.

Lubwama who is currently admitted at Medipal International hospital underwent a colostomy reversal surgery and had his big colon (big intestines) put back in the stomach.

Speaking to New Vision Lubwama said that he had two big tumours which removed from the colon.

The legislator who is being taken care of by his son Conald Lubwama is currently feeding through a tube.

By press time, Lubwama had come out from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). According to his son, he had spent about a day in ICU.  

He, however, looked lively and made his usual jokes and welcomed visitors into his hospital private room.

In 2015 Lubwama underwent successful heart surgery in India after medics at Uganda Heart Institute recommended him for Coronary Artery Bypass (CABG) treatment.

Meanwhile, Lubwama said that he is ready to face his opponents in Lubaga South following a scientific election as pronounced by the Electoral Commission.

He assured his electorates that he will carry out political campaigns and general elections.

He also refuted social media reports which had announced him dead, on Tuesday.

"My opponents on Tuesday announced me dead, following a successful colon operation, I am alive, there is no cause for alarm,'' he added   

"Carrying out scientific elections means observing social distances, convening with few people,  compulsory facial masks, washing  or sanitizing hands, I am ready to observe it," Lubwama said' 

The EC Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama on June 16th announced that owing to the rising number of cases of Covid-19 in the country and they put measures in place to contain the spread of the virus, the 2020-2021 campaigns and general election are to be held under what they termed as scientific elections.

 The EC announced that under the revised road map that traditional outdoor mass campaign rallies would not be permitted.

All candidates, from the presidential to the local village level, would have to find to reach the electorate with their messages through the news media and the new virtual digital media as alternatives suggested by the EC.

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