The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has commended Members of Parliament and the public for their concern, prayers and good wishes while she was unwell.
Kadaga made these remarks while sharing testimony about her healing during thanksgiving prayers held at Parliament, on Wednesday, 18 September 2019.
“Just before I fell ill, I was following up on the bridge near the Isimba Hydropower station, whose funds of shs24 billion had disappeared; and the Chinese company working on the bridge sought my help to restore their frozen bank accounts,” she said.
Kadaga added that even while she had been admitted in hospital, she kept contemplating on the progress of the road and the bridge.
“I talked to God and asked him to help me with his mission. I have done a lot of work in communities, supporting churches; so God listened to my prayers and here I am,” Kadaga told the congregation.
In March 2019, Kadaga was taken ill and had to be flown to the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya for further treatment.
In his remarks, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, said that the God gave the Speaker healing from her illness because her purpose on earth was not yet completed.
“If your purpose was done on this earth, you would be in heaven rejoicing with your savior. Since you are here with us, identify that purpose and fulfill it and don’t betray it,” said Oulanyah.
The thanksgiving prayer was graced by various religious leaders from Uganda’s different religious sects.
The Deputy Mufti, Sheik Ali Waiswa, told the congregation that putting one’s trust in God was the most important aspect in our lives.
“Every act done however insignificant, will return with double impact. If you do good, it will be paid with good and if you do evil, it will be paid with evil. Love others and love will come back to you,” Sheik Waiswa said.
Retired Bishop of North Kigezi, Rev. Dr. Edward Muhima, said that God’s healing of the Speaker deserved praise, and sang a famous Christian theme to that effect.
“What can I offer the Lord for all that he has done for me? I will lift up a cup of salvation symbolizing his salvation and I will praise the Lord’s name for saving me and I’ll keep my promises in the presence of all these people,” sang Rev. Muhima.
The thanksgiving prayers also attracted Members of Parliament, senior judicial officials, the diplomatic corps and cabinet members among other members of the public.