State House Denies Museveni Will Attend Amama Mbabazi Function

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The State House has released a statement denying allegations that President Yoweri Museveni will be attending a function at Amama Mbabazi’s father-in-law’s place.

The Observer published a story on March 20, 2014, claiming that President Museveni has indicated that he will attend the thanksgiving ceremony which will take place this weekend.

However, the State House has clarified that President Museveni has no scheduled function to attend in Kabale.

“President Museveni is not in the habit of inviting himself to any ceremony. Even where he is invited, his protocol and diplomatic offices always schedule the President’s programmes which are then communicated to the administration of Statehouse for facilitation. There is no scheduled programme for the President in Kabale this weekend,” the statement read.

“This is to express our outer disappointment with the kind of reporting by your reporter who decided to indulge in hearsay and went ahead to publish claims he could not substantiate.”

The Observer had published that news of Museveni’s presence at the event has taken some of the organisers by surprise, as they did not know who had invited him.

The ceremony will take place on Sunday at Rugarama cathedral in Kabale town, to celebrate Rev Canon Geresom Ruhindi’s life and service to Kigezi diocese.

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