Bishop  Kaggwa hails Mutagamba – Daily Monitor

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Masaka Diocese Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa has told legislators to improve their economic status and that of their constituencies.

 Bishop Kaggwa was on Wednesday speaking to mourners who attended the burial of the former Tourism Minister Maria Lubega Mutagamba at Gamba village, Kakuuto Sub County in Rakai  District. Mutagamba died last Saturday.

Bishop Kaggwa said many legislators die without even leaving any asset for themselves making people wonder whether they received salaries or not.

“We have buried many legislators but the paths heading to their residencies are bushy, you need to develop your home areas other than boasting around like most of you,” Bishop Kaggwa said.

He also advised MPs to copy the self-respect the late Mutagamba had.

DP president Norbert Mao (R) and the part secretary general

DP president Norbert Mao (R) and the part secretary general Gerald Siranda at the burial. Photo by Gertrude Mutyaba

The Minister for Microfinance and the MP for Kyotera County, Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo,  condemned people who don’t appreciate what legislators do for them. The MP said they do a lot of work for their voters which exposes them to dangerous diseases.

“We do a lot for you but you never appreciate us. You should stop the habit of hoping that have to give every one money,” he said.

Some MPs from Rakai District lay

Some MPs from Rakai District lay wreaths on the coffin. Photo by Gertrude Mutyaba

Ms Ruth Nankabirwa who represented President Yoweri Museveni appreciated Mutagamba’s children who promised to take on their mother’s dream of building a health institute.

Mr Norbert Mao, the Democratic Party president advised residents to maintain unity regardless of religion, tribe and political opinions.

The late Mutagamba was born on September 5, 1952 to the late Emilio Lubega and Coretta Nakate.

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