The Rukungiri District Woman Member of Parliament Betty Bamukwatsa Muzanira has challenged government to invest more in non communicable diseases since they are killing Ugandans at a faster rate compared to the communicable ones.
Muzanira noted that the trend at which diabetes, pressure and cancer are killing people in rural areas is worrying.
She made remarks on Sunday during the burial of late Gladys (Gerandina) Keneema Kachene a wife to Namanya Santrine Kachene a veteran journalist and manager Boona FM who succumbed to breast cancer at Divine Mercy Hospital Mbarara on Friday.
Muzanira reminded the mammoth of mourners that since everybody is a candidate of cancer, the health ministry should at least secure funds for more cancer banks at district hospitals for early diagnosis and treatment.
She asked public to participate in the forthcoming Rotary Cancer Run set for August 25th 2019 to fight against the scourge.
Tickets for the run are being sold at sh25, 000 at Centenary Bank branches, Capital Shoppers outlets, Game Store at Lugogo and Rotary offices on NIC building in 40 districts.
The Ntungamo District Woman MP Beatrice Rwakimaari praised Kachene for treating and nursing his wife by taking her in various Hospitals but in vain.
Rwakimaari advised him to pray to God and be close to church in order to sail through the hard time is yet to face.
The late’s husband Kachene commended his wife late Keneema for being strong with noble character who had no blemish in the family and community.
Kachene described her as developmental and hardworking woman who was a gift in the family.
He hailed media fraternity and all people who contributed generously towards the decent burial of his wife Keneema Gladys.
During the Holy mass led by Rev Fr Dr Julius Mugisha Turyatoranwa the parish priest Christ the King Catholic Church Rukungiri Municipality reminded mourners that all people shall depart from earth because ‘this World is not our home we are just passing through to Heaven’.
Rev Fr Dr Mugisha told them to prepare the way when it is still early like Keneema because everyone shall face death, purgatory, judgment and Heaven.