President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has hailed former Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga for being a modest and person of humility. This happened after she accpeted being the Minister of East African Affairs and First Deputy PM.
Kadaga took oath as the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Affairs at a short swearing in function held at State House Nakasero yesterday. Rebecca Kadaga missed the swearing in ceremony held last week for unknown reasons. Up to 17 Ministers missed out on the swearing in ceremony with many treating COVID-19.
Museveni says that although Rebecca Kadaga was third in the order of precedence, by being the Speaker of Parliament, when he spoke to her about re-organisation in the party, she accepted without getting an explanation.
According to Museveni, this shows humility, and like the Bible says, blessed are the humble, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs, quoting Mathew chapter 5. Museveni says that for people who are smart, that is the thing to do.
“They are flexible, positions are not the important thing, the important thing is the mission,” says Museveni.
He continues to say that, the issue is not about the position, but the mission. He thanked Rebecca Kadaga for accepting the position which is considered lower.
Giving an example of the former Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, Museveni said after he mentored young people, some of those people rose to be the Prime Minister and Lee Kuan became a senior Minister until he died.