Museveni sends sweet birthday message to wife, Janet

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Museveni sends sweet birthday message to wife, Janet
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President Yoweri Museveni celebrated his wife, Janet’s 76th birthday with a sweet message on social media.

 “Today, the 24th of June, the Managing Director of “the Museveni Incorporated”, the Matriarch of the Museveni group, the Mother, the Grandmother, my God-given comrade-in-arms of nearly 51 years, my dear wife, Maama Janet Kainembabazi Kataaha Museveni, has turned 76 years of age,” Museveni said in a message on his X .

“Praised be the Lord who helped us to navigate through so many challenges and gave us so many blessings. I refer to her as the Managing Director because while all of us are shareholders and Directors in the Museveni Incorporated, she is the Managing Director.”

The president applauded the first lady for played a key role in the upbringing of their family, especially between 1981 and 1986 when she was  sent to exile with their young children: Muhoozi, Natasha, Patience, and Diana—Muhoozi was 6 years old, and Diana was 6 months old.

This was during the bush war where she carried the burden of the family as Museveni fought.

“While our family had been in exile before (1971-1979), I had been with them in Tanzania-coming and going.However, during this time, she was with the children alone in Kenya and Sweden. Although by this time, I was well known and I had many African friends (SamoraMachel, Shamuyarira, Mwammar Gaddaffi, friends in the USA, Arap Moi, etc.), systems do not always work well.”

“I salute the Swedish for supporting my family between 1983 and 1986. I salute Ambassador Mirjam Blaak for making the arrangements. I thank God who gave me Maama Janet to give me a family even as I wandered around as a freedom fighter.”

According to the president, God has used Janet Museveni to support orphans through UWESO among other initiatives.

Last year, President Museveni and his wife, Janet,  marked their 50 years together by renewing their vows in a ceremony attended by close friends and family members.

 

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