By Naboth Isaac Niwagaba
President Yoweri Museveni has eulogized the late Mariate Erus Nalongo Mulenga for supporting government policies aimed at fostering development in Kabale District.
Mariate, the wife of Businessman Christopher Mulenga died on Monday morning at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital. She was laid to rest on Wednesday at her home in Kyetobokyeire Cell Kijuguta ward, Northern Division Kababale Municipality.
President Museveni’s condolence message was delivered by the Kabale Resident District Commissioner Darius Nandinda.
Museveni commended Mariate for supporting his husband’s in development projects like Hotloaf Bakery and Little litz hotel and gardens which have employed hundreds of people in Kabale District. He also thanked the late Mariate for supporting the NRM government for the last 30 years. Her husband is the treasurer of the NRM Party in Kabale District.
Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said he was deeply saddened by the demise of the late Mariate. In his condolence message read by Dr. Anania Muhunde, Rugunda said he used to chair NRM Meetings at Mulenga’s home and Mariate would show them “great hospitality”
State Minister for finance, planning band economic development David Bahati also joined the mourning with a condolence message that was read by Ryakarimira Town Council Mayor Canon Enock Kazooba.
Bahati who is aslo the Ndorwa West Member of Parliament and NRM Chairperson Kabale District said Mariate’s death was a heavy loss to the NRM party in Kabale District.
Meanwhile, Mr. Mulenga has also admitted to a Kabale Regional Referral Hospital. Though the Kabale RDC Nandinda hinted that Mulenga was battling COVID 19, his children dismissed rumors that their mother had succumbed to the pandemic