First son Muhoozi turns 45, gives SMACK Shs50m

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Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba

First Son Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba on Wednesday April 24, 1974 celebrated his 45th birthday.

As part of his birthday celebrations, Muhoozi donated Shs50m to his former school St. Mary’s College Kisubi [SMACK].

His spokesperson, Maj Chris Magezi‏ said the money will help with the procurement of computers and furniture for a newly reconstructed A’ Level block.

The new block at SMACK

The school needs over Shs700m for the task.

Birthday party

A birthday dinner was organised for Muhoozi by his friends from the military, Parliament and civil services at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

Senior Press Secretary Don Wanyama‏ was the emcee at a birthday party attended by ICT minister Frank Tumwebaze, Rajiv Ruparelia, among other dignitaries.

Rajiv, Muhoozi and Tumwebaze

Gagamel singer Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool was among those who entertained the guests, warming up the event.

“I want to thank the very many hundreds of people who sent me birthday wishes. I’m touched and honoured by all your love and support. I thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Muhoozi said.

Speaking at his birthday dinner, the Senior Presidential Adviser on Special Operations, asked government to build a memorial museum to document Uganda’s past wars and political troubles.

He said young people do not have access to information on Uganda’s troubled political history.

“For example, I don’t see why we cannot have a memorial museum, or expand the existing museum to include the many wars, rebellions and political upheavals our country went through. Can our leaders in government and Parliament work on this?” he said.

He said the museum would help the youth understand how Uganda went through turbulence to achieve the current stability.

He proposed that a special fund be set up for projects directed at urban youth especially in sports.

Others who attended the event include; Chief of Staff Land Forces, Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda, the Deputy IGP Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeyi, the Chief of Staff Airforce Maj Gen James Birungi, Lt Col Edith Nakalema and the commander of the Special Forces Command, Maj Gen Don Nabasa, businessman Patrick Bitature, minister Evelyn Anite and Members of Parliament.

Bebe Cool and Ofwono Opondo dancing at the event

Maj Gen Kyanda said Gen Muhoozi has commanded against ADF in Bundibugyo, the war against Joseph Kony in the north and the war against the al Shabaab in Somalia.

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