Members of Parliament have paid tribute to the East African
Legislative Assembly- EALA representative, the late Mathias Kasamba describing
him as a role model in the agriculture sector.
Kasamba died on Tuesday evening at Nakasero Hospital. He also doubled as the
Director of Mobilization and Cadre Development at the ruling National
Resistance Movement (NRM) headquarters.
Before being elected EALA MP in 2017 for a five-year term, Kasamba, 57
served as Kakuuto County Member of Parliament in the 8th and 9th Parliament.
Rose Mutonyi Masaaba, the Bubulo West MP has described the late Kasamba as
selfless, hardworking and a man of the people.
“He never thought about his disability. He was self-reliant and liked others…I
think he has left a very big legacy behind for caring about others and teaching
them what he knows especially in the agriculture field. I was always picking
bitter eggplant seeds from him,” said Masaaba.
Masaaba emphasizes that Kasamba was a model in agriculture because he was good
at coffee growing, vegetables and others.
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Joseph Ssewungu, the Kalungu West MP
says that Kasamba has been one of the strongest legislators in parliament and
that many MPs emulated from his works. Ssewungu says that the late Kasamba
taught his colleagues how to make their constituencies sustainable by providing
them with planting materials like potato vines.
“His attendance in parliament was regular. While chairing the
Committee on Agriculture, he proposed the giving out of maize seedlings because
wealth creation had failed,” he added.
According to Ssewungu, the late Kasamba never focused on the different
political parties but the development of the people.
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Alex Byarugaba, the Isingiro South MP described the death of
Kasamba as unfortunate and that Uganda has lost a great son who loved work,
people and to see transformation in the country.
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Paulson Luttamaguzi Semakula, the Nakaseke South MP also eulogized Kasamba as
an exemplary leader regarding agriculture projects.