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Museveni honours Cecil Atim Ogwal

President Yoweri Museveni has paid tribute to the late Dokolo Woman MP, Cecilia Ogwal for raising above partisan politics and being patriotic.

The president made the remarks at a vigil in honour of Ogwal at parliament. He said that while it was fashionable to loathe his government, the fallen legislator soared above hate politics and served the national interest.

“When she was elected to the Pan African Parliament (PAP), you would not know that she was not NRM [a member of the ruling National Resistance Movement party]; she was a big defender of Uganda out there,” he said.  

Fondly referring to the late as Cissy Ogwal, the president said that she was a very good leader and that her contribution was suppressed by the bad politics of hatred and bigotry.

"Cissy Ogwal was very firm in rejecting that politics; that politics of hatred is getting isolated,” said Museveni.

Recounting intelligence eavesdrops into the late Ogwal’s phone call with the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) deputy commander, Vincent Otti, Museveni said the former Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) assistant secretary-general weathered intimidation and denounced the rebellion.  

“We celebrate her achievements, her contribution because when you hear that the North is peaceful now, people who played a part in pacifying that area apart from the soldiers are people like Cecilia,” he said.    

The president also said that Ogwal was corrupt-free, recounting that during her time as Parliamentary Commissioner, Cecilia Ogwal emerged clean.

“She was in the parliamentary commission, we never heard of any dirt,” he said. 

FILE Museveni greets Cecilia Ogwal
FILE Museveni greets Cecilia Atim Ogwal earlier

Speaker of parliament, Anita Among, thanked the president for giving Ogwal an official burial and announced to mourners that the president had okayed the request by members of parliament for a special project in the late’s honour.  

“The prayers in the motion have been handled by the president,” she said.

Among said Ogwal never looked at issues through the narrow prism of political parties but rather approached every national issue with a patriotic spirit.

“Much as she was from the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), she was an MP for Uganda; she put the country ahead,” speaker said.

Museveni also took a swipe at opposition activists, whom he criticized for what he said was their attempt to disrupt the recently concluded international conferences held in Uganda.

“You can imagine they were even trying to sabotage the Non-Aligned Movement conference; NAM is not for Museveni; this is what I don’t agree with,” he said.   

The vigil was also attended by chief justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, prime minister Robinah Nabbanja, government chief whip Hamson Obua, and members of parliament, among others.

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+4 #1 Lysol 2024-01-23 22:00
Removing a hat from your head would have been more respectful, Museveni.
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0 #2 Kidepwe 2024-01-24 01:00
Mr Museveni's presence to pay his last respects to the late Hon. Cecilia Ogwal, speaks volumes about the kind of lady she was.

She wasn't a hypocrite. Nor was she a self-seeker. Or a double dealer. We are not going to celebrate her demise. We are genuinely mourning and grieving her death, because there are not many people alive like her, any longer.

And you wonder why the most useless characters in Uganda are still alive. For goodness' sake, can all those fake characters learn a thing or two from the late , who strived to ensure the rule of law, and the happiness of her fellow countrymen and women?

We will miss you so much Hon. Ogwal. Really really rest in peace. You tried your best.
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+1 #3 Lakwena 2024-01-24 11:55
May the soul of Hon Cecilia Ogwal be at peace.

But Gen Tibuhaburwa should give us a break with his false and mocking coat-gesture. Just like he went to Parliament in Oct 2005 to make sure Obote (RIP) was not blinking; the man went to parliament to prove whether one of his headache, Cecilia O was indeed not breathing and bellowing fire.

it is shameless that our "Problem of Africa" Gen Tibuhaburwa knows that Ugandans loathe and hate his government. But it strange that he even does not know and ask WHY?
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0 #4 Lakwena 2024-01-24 12:07
But someone has to remind Tibuhaburwa that: there is no worse personal, social and political hatred especially towards Obote (RIP), than him and others having picked guns in Feb 1981, and started killing innocent Ugandans in the Bushes of Luweero for 5 years.

As if that was not enough he moved on to massacre more in Greater Northern Uganda (baboons) for another 20 years.

There is no worse hatred than the abduction, torture of the Kakwanze of this country, forced disappearances, massacre of the people of Kasese in Nove 2016; the massacre of NUP supporters in Dec 2020; the extra-judicial murder of Boxer Zebra (Isaac Ssenyange); the malicious prosecution of e.g. Dr. Kiiza Besigye, etc.

In other words, the person who is the most unpatriotic and full of hatred for Uganda as a country and Ugandans as a people, is Gen Tibuhaburwa himself; who finally on 26th Jan 2017, angrily told off Ugandans that he is not their servant nor employee.
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0 #5 Lakwena 2024-01-24 12:11
As simple as that! The man despises and hates us to his bone marrow.

In other words, how can anybody work and/or serve the person/people he loath (hates)? NYET!
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