ONC, Diplomatic Heads Unite In Prayer For President Museveni’s Swift Recovery From COVID-19

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In a show of solidarity and support, the heads of diplomatic missions for the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Islamic Republic of Iran made an impromptu visit to the Office of the National – NRM at Kyambogo on June 16th, 2023.

Their purpose was to extend prayers for the President of the Republic of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who is currently undergoing treatment for COVID-19.

The news of President Museveni’s illness has caused fear and concern among the people of Uganda, particularly the youth, commonly referred to as “Bazukulu,” who have rarely witnessed their President on sick leave. Responding to this unease, Bazukulu and well-wishers organized a prayer session on June 14th, 2023, at the ONC – Headquarters in Kyambogo, where clerics from the inter-religious council led the prayers.

HE Majid Saffar, Head of the Diplomatic Mission for the Islamic Republic of Iran at ONC

Hajjat Hadijah Namyalo Uzeiye, the head of the Office of the National Chairman, warmly welcomed yesterday’s visit by the diplomatic corps. The meeting focused on offering prayers and well wishes for President Museveni’s swift recovery and discussions regarding various issues related to the development and economic empowerment of Bazukulu.

During the meeting, the heads of diplomatic missions emphasized the immense significance of President Museveni, not only for Uganda’s growth and development but also for his prominent role in Africa and the international community. They recognized his tireless efforts in advancing the country’s progress and his significant contributions to regional and global issues.

“The leadership and guidance of President Museveni have been instrumental in shaping Uganda’s trajectory and fostering stability in the region,” remarked HE Ri Hung Guk, the Head of the Diplomatic Mission for the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea. “We extend our sincere prayers and well wishes for his full recovery, as his presence and wisdom are invaluable to Uganda and the African continent.”

HE Ri Hung Guk, the Head of the Diplomatic Mission for the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea

Furthermore, HE Majid Saffar, the Head of the Diplomatic Mission for the Islamic Republic of Iran, expressed his appreciation for President Museveni’s diplomatic efforts on the global stage, emphasizing his role in fostering cooperation and strengthening relations between nations. “We join the people of Uganda in praying for President Museveni’s quick recovery. His leadership is essential for the continued progress and stability of Uganda and the world at large,” he said.

HE Lucas Mayanga, the Head of the Diplomatic Mission for the United Republic of Tanzania, echoed these sentiments, stating, “President Museveni has been a steadfast advocate for Pan-Africanism and regional integration, contributing to the peace and prosperity of our continent. We stand united in praying for his swift recovery.”

The visit by the diplomatic corps highlights the unwavering support and admiration President Museveni has garnered throughout his tenure. It serves as a reminder of his influential role both domestically and internationally, and the hope and unity his leadership inspires among the people of Uganda.

HE Lucas Mayanga, the Head of the Diplomatic Mission for the United Republic of Tanzania

As the nation anxiously awaits President Museveni’s recovery, prayers, well wishes, and messages of support continue to pour in from all corners of the country and beyond. The collective prayers of Bazukulu and the international community reflect the deep-rooted respect and appreciation for President Museveni’s leadership and his significant contributions to Uganda’s development and the global arena.

The Office of the National – NRM remains hopeful for President Museveni’s swift recovery and encourages all Ugandans to abide by the necessary health protocols to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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