Wedding – Not Even Poverty Could Deter Fred, Pamela Marriege

Fred Walusimbi Mpanga and Pamela Namirimu were married July 19 at Namirembe cathedral, where Canon Gitta Kavuma of St Luke’s church, Kibuye officiated.

Kavuma called on the couple to be exemplary by sticking together in good and bad times. Also in church was the Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga, who said he was happy Mpanga was stepping well into his late father’s shoes.

He aised the newlywed couple to always be open by sharing things such as bank accounts and other valuables. Mpanga is the fitness coach with Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF). He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Makerere University Business School (Mubs).

He is a son of Dr Benon Walusimbi, one of the first doctors in Uganda. The bride, a graduate of Human Resource Management, is now a full-time housewife after giving birth to twins.

“She was working at Rise and Shine Ntinda when we got twins. I aised her to stay home for some time and look after our precious children,” said Mpanga, who has been living with Namirimu for 10 years.

He says it took them long because they were poor and did not want to be a burden to other people.

“At one time we were both not working and life was miserable we had to break up but life became worse without her so, I went and pleaded but that was after I started a gym at home where she was the manager as I joined UAF,” said Mpanga, also a Germany-trained fitness coach.

How they met

While working as a campaigning manager to a friend at Mubs, Mpanga found himself in a room in one of the girls’ hostels that was occupied by three girls. One of them was Pamela, who had a body that left Mpanga speechless. Once he saw her, he became a regular visitor in that room until he made his intentions known.

After three years of dilly-dallying, he proposed to her and because of his financial situation, he was not taken seriously. But he went ahead and bought an engagement ring that changed Pamela’s heart and she moved into his home in Makindye.


The couple arrived at Makerere University’s Livingstone hall at 6pm and was greeted by more than 300 guests. Some guests were shaking to the tunes of E-Tones choir of St John’s Lusaka, St Gates choir of Makindye and the drumbeats of Tebifaanana Abifuna cultural troupe.

Wearing a cream suit, Mpanga showed off his six-pack well while Pamela chose a white princess gown that made them look elegant for their day. When the MC wound up the function at midnight, everyone had eaten and drunk to their fill.

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