KALUNGU- UGANDA/ NEWSDAY: The Prime Minister Robina Nabbanja, two cabinet ministers and a junior minister, three brigadier generals and a number of Members of Parliament in a rare appearance witnessed Sisimuka Uganda Founder & Chairman, Council for Abavandimwe Frank Gashumba as he was enthroned the heir of his father on Saturday.
But even as his father lies dead, three years now, Gashumba did not stand over his mentor’s deeds while he lived on Earth. Gashumba praised the late Col Antonio Kasumba’s for political tolorence.
“He was very loyal NRM Cadre and a Museveni diehard. But he tolerated me as a staunch supporter of Col. Kiiza Besigye. And Besigye came to visit him when he was sick at Nsambya,” Gashumba said and praised government officials who attended for not forgetting their colleague cadre.
” You are here, and it is a rare move for the NRM to remember it’s fallen members, but because you recognize his love and contribution to this nation, you trekked long distances and here you are. I thank you”, Gashumba said in his remarks.
He asked the Prime Minister to ensure people in Kalungu are supplied with piped water and also have a critical conection road; Nyendo-Gomba tarmacked.
In front of him in the tents raised to accommodate at least well over 1000 guests who attended were Ministers for defense and Justice and Constitutional affairs, Vicent Ssempijja and Norbert Mao respectively. And the entire village, Kaliiro, Viila, Lwengo was paralysed on arrival of Babanja who arrived in a helicopter. Earlier, Pastor Bugingo Aloysius had arrived.
Among others was Promoter Balaamu Barugahare, Dr. Lawrence Muganga, the Vice Chancellor Victoria University. Former Masaka municipality Mayor Afaayo Kayemba, Justine Nameere the senior presidential advisor on greater Masaka, Ntv’s Farida Nakazibwe also attended.
The mass were led by Kampala Vicar general Msgr. Charles Kasibante.
Junior minister for water and environment Aisha Ssekindi was also present. The head of the State House Anti Corruption Unit, Brig. Baguma Isoke, Brig. Nathan Mugisha who is Uganda’s military attached to Somalia and the head of police’s Brig. AIGP Christopher Damulira were present. A couple of MPs also attended including former speakers sons, Andrew Oulanya, Nansana Municipality MP Wakayima and others. Former Lwengo district Chairman Godfrey Mutabazi attended.
Nabbanja promised she would front the demands of connecting piped water and tarmacking the Nyendo-Gomba road. She donated Shs.20 million towards the completion of a local church. This money will be picked from her office on Thursday.
Gashumba’s father, a former colonel in Uganda’s army, Antonio Kasumba was buried on Wednesday September 4, 2019, at his ancestral home in Villa Maria Masaka, three days after his death at Nsambya hospital. The burial was mainly attended by opposition figures including Kiiza Besigye, the former FDC President, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago. Former Presidential spokesperson Tamale Mirundi also attended as well as the late spokesperson of Kibuli Muslim sect, Nuhu Muzaata whose wife, Kulthum Muzaata attended this time.
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