Lukwago almost got a heart attack over Kanyike appointment – Museveni: Lukwago almost got a heart attack over Kanyike appointment – Museveni:
President Museveni has said that the spirit of service delivery should aim higher than political party differences. It was a joyful moment after his meeting with the former deputy Lord Mayor, Ms Sarah Kanyike. Who he appointed as State Minister for Disabilities and Elderly months back.
Mr Museveni, via his Facebook and twitter handle on Monday. President says that he was happy that Ms Kanyike exhibited focus when chosen to take the ministerial job.
“I am happy with people like Ms Kanyike who put the problems of the people ahead of party differences. What Uganda needs is unity that aims at serving our people,” Museveni notes.
He referred to the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago as “my son” and said he empathized with him for losing his deputy.
Lukwago almost got a heart attack over Kanyike appointment – Museveni
“I want to express sympathy to my son Lukwago Erias who almost got a heart attack. Because I captured a big fish from my old party (DP),” Museveni said.
Museveni says he was a member of the Democratic Party in the 1960s.
In June the President appointed Ms Kanyike as director, gender, at the Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA. But a month later Museveni placed Kanyike in the ministry of gender. Where she will oversee the ministry for the elderly and disabilities.
At the time the President appointed Kanyike, Lukwago in a press conference at his home said he lost sleep. It was nightmare after devastating news of the appointment of his deputy as KCCA director for gender by President Museveni.
“I had failed to sleep but my wife insisted I sleep. She saw me seated most of the night. I constantly checked social media but all streams confirmed the first news (of President Museveni’s appointment of Kanyike)” Lukwago said then.
“I want to tell you this hurt me, seeing my deputy enlisted (as new director),” Lukwago adds.
He later appointed Doreen Nyanjura of FDC as his deputy. Many directorates remain vacant at KCCA but the new Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka has promised to sort out the problem.
Analysts say this could be the reason Lukwago is at FDC since he saw DP has no diehards. And decided to join his deputy Nyanjura for strong partnership. A number of DP members have crossed to different political parties in recent days.