HE CARETH FOR YOU
Monday, 5 June 2023
BIDDING FAREWELL TO ANNET BABIRYE NAMUKWAYA ON SUNDAY, JUNE 4 AT WAMALA IN KAJJANSI TOWN COUNCIL
Annet Babirye Namukwaya 81 was popularly known as Mulongo Babirye among those who knew her and interacted with her. She loved to serve the Catholic Church she belonged to, and there is good testimony to this as a number of Catholic Fathers testify on her parental nature and how she related with them. Babirye breathed her last during the night of 1st June 2023. She first requested to be taken outside her house to better enhance her breathing before she breathed her last. After early Mass at Katwe on Sunday morning, June 4, the body of Babirye was taken to Wamala at her family's burial ground. The Kolping Association graced the function of seeing her off. She had been their member. Testimonies were made about the courageous Babirye who was left with young children in 1972 when the father of her children Sam Muwanga was claimed following a motor accident in Jinja where Muwanga worked with Uganda Electricity Board (UEB). Babirye was so parental and she cared for children who were not her blood. The weather had not been good from around 10.30am on Sunday. There was a brief heavy shower which left motorist puzzled and some were not able to get their vehicles beyond Kawuku - Nakawuka road as it was so slipperly uphill. The Mayor Kajjansi Town Council was among those who testified about the good in Babirye. Hon. J B former MP Busiro testified about Babirye as the type of person who nurtured her as a DP diehard who never changed and remained committed to the Democratic Party (DP). J B started off with a song which he sang with some other DP members. It was meant to bring out to the mourners the type of person Babirye had been. Jimmy Muwanga who lives in London was able to join mourners before the burial of his mother. Jimmy was grateful to all who had supported his mother all the time. He thanked the mourners for having come to bid farewell to his mother. He prayed to God that their family remains united.
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE MIGHTY IN UGANDA DECIDE THAT YOU WILL NOT ACCESS A COIN OF WHAT YOU HAVE LAWFULLY RAISED OUT OF THE COUNTRY?
After a frustration of 12 years fundraising but unable to access a coin of what I raised, in 2022 September when I got a donation of a plot of land and a house on, I decided to close the chapter of fundraising to Uganda given that other people ended up beneficiary. I am now happy in my small garden which is my office though I would be moving things in a bigger office in Namutamba parish helping the locals out of poverty. Thursday, 1st June I am carry cut grass to help mulch my garden. I just pray that God keeps me healthy and that the little donations which I get to sustain me keep coming. That is life in Uganda.
Saturday, 27 May 2023
For 12 years I fundraised from outside Uganda with the major objective of helping the development initiatives of Namutamba Parish. Unfortunately, the powers that be in Uganda denied me access to the funds I raised. Not sure of what to do, a miracle happen. One day in September 2022, I got a call to prepare to visit the site where a house had been built for me. I had never expected this. But God cares. On September 25, 2022 I moved into the house that had been donated to me. I immediately got determined to do some gardening at least to reduce on the requirement to buy food. It has not been easy, but God cares. I have health issues and unable to finance my treatment, but I am not disabled or bedridden. I am able to go to the garden and do some work. I have challenges: Many times I want seeds or seedlings, fertilizers, name them but when I don’t have the money to buy. There are chicken from the neighborhood which came and disorganize much of what I have done. I have no fencing to keep them off. There are people who look for shortcuts and use my compound. I need water throughout the year but have no money to construct a well as well as buy a big tank for water. All challenges apart, I am at my home, so I have a personal address. As long as we are alive whatever authority we possess, there is need for justice. I always wonder why it is me innocent Kituuka to suffer the injustice I am experiencing during the NRM time. But one thing which those who treat us unjustly is: God can never fail to pay them back. I know of people who played key roles in denying me what is due to me from 2010. As I write, some of those people are no longer. God did justice to them. They looked to enrich themselves from what is due to me, but God said: Enough is enough and their stories ended there. I would be in an office in Namutamba Parish, but as of now, my garden is my office and I love it.
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