Museveni Bonds with Grandchildren to Mark Christmas Holiday!

“Prayer can be conducted anywhere. Not in church always. I’m sure the President and his family prayed from home,” Mr. Walusimbi said.

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Museveni bonds with grandchildren to mark Christmas. PPU/PHOTO

By Agaba John

As thousands of Christians thronged churches to attend this year’s Christmas Day prayers, President Museveni and his family chose to pray from his country home in Rwakitura.

Most families normally use the long holiday to engage in outdoor activities like gardening, playing games or storytelling to the younger members of the family.

As the President demonstrated, the strengthening of bonds is one of the most important benefits of spending holidays with family.

Christmas, they say, provides a unique opportunity to spend extra time together as a family, create memories and reconnect with spouses.

Most families normally use the long holiday to engage in outdoor activities like gardening, playing games or storytelling to the younger members of the family.

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet took the last activity in good stride and engaged their grand children in storytelling on Christmas Day.

In 2021, the President and the First Lady, who is also the minister of Education and Sports, Ms. Janet Museveni, spent Christmas Day at their country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura District due to the Covid-19-induced lockdown.

The Senior Presidential Press Secretary, Mr. Sandor Walusimbi, told The Homeland Newspaper that since the Church is not the only place where someone can worship God, the President and his family decided to conduct their Christmas prayers at home.

“Prayer can be conducted anywhere. Not in church always. I’m sure the President and his family prayed from home,” Mr. Walusimbi said.

He added that Mr. Museveni used the day to interact with his children and grandchild.

“I’m sure he spent Christmas talking to his grandchildren and taking photos with them,” he said.

In 2021, the President and the First Lady, who is also the minister of Education and Sports, Ms Janet Museveni, spent Christmas Day at their country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura District due to the Covid-19-induced lockdown.

Kabaka Ronald Mutebi, who often attends Christmas prayers at St Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe in Kampala, was absent for this year’s prayers.

Efforts to get details on why the Kabaka did not attend prayers were futile as the responsible people did not answer our calls.

In his Christmas message read for him in his absence, by the Deputy Prime Minister of Buganda Kingdom, Prof Twaha Kawaase Kigongo, during the Christmas Mass at Namirembe, the Kabaka expressed concern over greedy people, unfulfilled pledges made by some politicians and undemocratic acts that he said were causing physical and internal injuries to Ugandans in addition to paralyzing development.

He asked Ugandans to embrace government programs but also monitor their implementation to ensure they serve their purpose.

Kabaka Ronald Mutebi also suggested that Uganda’s Constitution be revised to include important issues which he said, were left out.

“Many important things including issues concerning culture were left out,” he said.

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