PM Rugunda Dismisses Retirement Claims – ‘I’m Still Here’

Uganda’s Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has come out and dismissed rumours making rounds on social media that he is retiring from his position as Head of Government business.

While addressing the media at Parliament on Tuesday, Rugunda described the reports as a concoction that should be disregarded.

The reports claimed that the 73-year-old had informed President Museveni in writing about his intention to retire.

“I have also seen on social media these reports to the effect that I have written to H.E the president, informing him of my retirement. Those are lies, I have not written or talked HE about that,” Rugunda said.

“Take it as a fabrication; a concoction by some people who put it on social media; no one has talked to me about it.”

Asked whether or not retirement is in his short term plan, Rugunda also responded in the negative, stressing that he is still energetic and able to serve.

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“Our view is that we are serving the people of Uganda, and we serve them as and when we have the energy and as far as I’m concerned, I don’t have any immediate plans for stopping work because I believe I am able to work.”

“He added, “Revolutionaries have a responsibility to advance their revolution to serve the population; my role is to make a contribution in serving the people of Uganda and Africa.”

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