President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has described First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni as a cornerstone of their family and a true mother of the nation.
Museveni made the compliment on Monday while wishing his wife a happy birthday.
Born on June 24, 1948 in Ntungamo, Janet made 71 years today.
“A very Happy Birthday to you, Maama Janet Kataaha Museveni. You are the cornerstone of our family and a true mother of the nation. Your heart for service makes you a role model to many women in Uganda and around the world. May the good Lord continue to shower His blessings on you and may He keep you in perfect health for the rest of your long life,” Museveni tweeted.
In response, the First Lady thanked Museveni and other people who have so far spared some time to send her wonderful birthday messages.
“Thank you Mzee @KagutaMuseveni , my husband and friend. And to everyone for the warm wishes. I thank God for yet another year, for the gift of life and good health. God bless you all.”
Quick profile about Janet Museveni:
Janet Kainembabazi Kataaha Museveni was born in Bwongyera village in Kajara County, Ntungamo District, Western Uganda to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kataaha. She attended Kyamate Primary School, and Bweranyangi Girls’ Senior Secondary School.
Janet went into exile in 1971, when Idi Amin toppled the Milton Obote regime in a military coup. She married Yoweri Museveni in August 1973. When Idi Amin’s regime fell from power in April 1979, she moved back to Uganda from Tanzania where she had been living in exile with her husband.
In February 1981 when Museveni launched his guerrilla war against the government of President Obote, Janet and her children re-located to Nairobi, Kenya, where they lived with family friends until 1983.
In 1983, they moved to Gothenburg, Sweden, and stayed there until May 1986, four months after Museveni’s National Resistance Army had seized power in Kampala.
She has been Cabinet Minister of Education and Sports since 6 June 2016. She previously served as Minister for Karamoja Affairs from 27 May 2011 until 6 June 2016. Janet also served as the elected Member of Parliament representing Ruhaama County in Ntungamo District, between 2011 and 2016. She published her autobiography, My Life’s Journey, in 2011.
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