President Yoweri Museveni has sent condolences of UGX 10 million to the family of the deceased NRA Bush war hero, Joseph Kajumba Zavuga.
Through Hajjat Hadijah Namyalo Uzeiye, the Special Presidential Advisor on Political Affairs and head Office of the National Chairman – Kyambogo, the president described Zavuga as a person who loved and treasured his country and praised the Late for the role he played in bringing peace to the country he loved most [Uganda].
“I received the news of the death of Mzee Joseph Kajumba Zavuga with great sadness. On behalf of the Government of Uganda and on my own behalf, I wish to convey my most heartfelt and sincere condolences to his family,” the message read in part.
The president said the NRA Liberation war was only successful because all those who participated in it loved the country and wanted it to be peaceful after decades of instability.
Hajjat Namyalo said President Museveni and his NRA liberators set the ball rolling for Uganda’s transformation emphasizing good health and education at all levels. She cited the Skilling Uganda program, the Presidential Initiative on Skilling the youth and the Students Loan Scheme all of which target youth so as to have education and skills.
“The Bazzukulu have gone to school, they have the books and skills. Many continue to have the same. This now brings in the issue of unemployment. They need jobs in districts and other places. But in the process of searching for these jobs, some unscrupulous individuals, the greedy ones, want to exploit the Bazzukulu,” she said.
“This is not what our Liberators like Mzee Zavuga whom we’re sending off today, fought for. They fought for a better Uganda. We must, therefore, fight this evil called corruption” she added and urged the mourners to keep supporting president Museveni in his efforts to keep Uganda peaceful.
Hajjat Uzeiye thus delivered the president’s financial contribution of Shs 10m to the widow, Rita Kajumba who received money on behalf of the family.
Mzee Joseph Kajumba Zavuga passed on this week and was buried yesterday at Naziwanga Village, Nkokonjeru Town Council. The widow, Rita Kajumba received the money on behalf of the family.
He is survived by a widow, children and grandchildren.