Speaker Among welcomes appointment of Gen Muhoozi as CDF

President Museveni accompanied by Speaker Anita Among in Bukedea on Saturday, March 23, 2024 (Photo/Handout)

Kampala, (UG):- The Speaker of Uganda’s eleventh Parliament, Rt Hon Annet Anita Among, has welcomed the appointment of First Son Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba as the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF).

The UPDF Spokesperson, Brig Felix Kulayigye in a Thursday statement announced the appointment of Gen Muhoozi as the in-charge of the forces, replacing Gen. Wilson Mbadi whom the President transferred and appointed as the State Minister for Trade in the mini-cabinet reshuffle.

Speaking at the launch of her two institutions; Bukedea Teaching Hospital and Bukedea College of Health Sciences, Hon Among hailed President Yoweri Museveni who was the chief guest for promoting Muhoozi in the army leadership.

Among specifically said; “I want to thank you so much for promoting our young brother (Gen. Muhoozi) to become the CDF. For us, we believe in the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit. We are still here with you, the Father; when you tell us to move, we shall move to the Son and be guided by the Holy Spirit.”

DailyExpress understands that one of the blocks at the College launched at the facility is named after Gen. Muhoozi, while at the Hospital, there’s one named after Natasha, both children of the President.

Museveni hails Speaker Among

Mr Museveni in his remarks thanked Teso for giving him someone like Among to serve in his government, whom he liked to a biblical Paul after transforming from being on the side of the Opposition to a powerful resource in the NRM government.

“I thank the people of Teso, but I want you to get out of poverty. I will ask for land and establish a model farm to demonstrate how to farm on 4 acres and make money,” said Museveni.

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The president further commended the Speaker of Parliament for being a very active and innovative cadre who aims at transforming the lives of Ugandans through constructive projects.

“I really want to salute Anita Among, whatever she may want to know I will tell her because we are all here,  we all live here you don’t need to put her on social media. That means there’s something wrong with you,” Mr Museveni said, adding that when he arrived at the facility, he briefly interrogated the Speaker on the source of income which she used to set up such a magnificent facility.

“She is very active and innovative but also listens to parents. When we were there, I was interrogating her where she gets the money from then she reminded me that I supported her with the money for the school. I said okay if I supported the school how about this one here because I don’t want my children to be in debts and corruption?  She told me at the school they charge fees and it’s that money they used to build the teaching hospital,” he said.

“She has given me a quick accountability here. I’m really happy. I want to congratulate her for being active and careful. At the medical school she offers free medical care to pregnant mothers and children and the men pay, that is a very good initiative.”

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President Museveni also commended Hon. Among for changing the landscape of the area, explaining that prior, the place was a market, but he ordered the local government to give the Speaker land so that she can add value to it.

“She has changed the landscape here and created employment for many. This is an innovative and imaginative young person using innovative ways to solve problems.”

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