PM applauds wife’s father

KABALE. The Prime Minister, Mr Amama Mbabazi, has hailed the Rev Geresom Ruhinda for raising and nurturing brilliant and intelligent daughters who have positively impacted Uganda’s development.

While speaking at a thanks-giving ceremony for his father in-law, the Rev Ruhindi and his wife Everina in Kabale yesterday, Mr Mbabazi said Uganda needed strong women who could positively impact the country’s development. Mr Ruhinda is the father of Ms Jackline Mbabazi, the wife to the Prime Minister. He has nine surviving daughters and two deceased sons. During the celebrations, the Mr Mbabazi contributed Shs21 million for the completion of St Peters Rugarama Diocese revival house with a promise to give a further Shs18 million.

A total of Shs40.28 million for the revival house was contributed in both cash and pledges.

Kigezi Diocese bishop George Bagamuhunda who led the service said it was good a number of people had come out to recognise the good work done by the Rev Ruhindi. Rev Ruhindi who formerly served at the diocese is currently retired.The Kabale Resident District Commissioner, Mr Darious Nandinda, emphasised that parents should recognise the need for education of their children irrespective of sexual orientation.

He added: “This would be the only way through which they could assist Uganda to realise its growth goals.”The Ruhindi family is one of the most prominent in Kabale, with prominent figures including Ms Mbabazi, the NRM Women’s League chairperson, and Ms Hope Mwesigye, the former Agriculture minister and Kabale woman MP.



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