Joviah Saleh, a wife to President Museveni’s brother Gen Salim Saleh on Monday reached out to opposition figure Kizza Besigye to build a house for a family of National Resistance Army war hero.
Ronald Muhinda, Besigye’s aide, said Joviah made the request during the burial of the late Stella Njuba in Nangabo, Wakiso district.
Stella was the daughter to former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) National Chairman, the late Sam Njuba.
At her funeral, Joviah informed Besigye that Lt. Col. Frank Guma’s (RO 00030) mother requested her to inform him [Besigye] to build for her a decent home before she dies.
Lt. Col Frank Guma, a FRONASA/NRA officer trained from Munduli, Tanzania, was the first Director of Finance for post-war NRA.
Guma also married Stella Njuba and died of natural causes in the 1990s.
Joviah’s message was delivered as she spoke on behalf of Guma’s family at the funeral, according to Muhinda.
“She pleaded with KB to make sure he builds a house for Guma’s mother,” Muhinda added.
Besigye informed Joviah that he will build the house in honour of Guma but reminded her that the NRA and NRM junta should never have abandoned the people that helped them to get to power.
At the same event, Besigye said he loved President Museveni better when he had nothing during 1980 elections and the consequent Luweero bush war.