As millions of people around the world prepare to celebrate Christmas Day with their families and friends tomorrow, various leaders continue to send messages congratulating them upon living to the day and wishing them the best in the coming year.

Since the start of this week, many have been using to social and mainstream media to deliver the greetings to their electorate and Ugandans.

In his message posted on Twitter, Jacob Oulanyah, the Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda who doubles as the Omoro County lawmaker, wished the people of Uganda joy and good health.

“Wish you love, joy and good health this festive season and through out 2022. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,” wrote Oulanyah.

Moses Grace Balyeku, the CEO Baba Media Group, prayed for good health, happiness, peace and prosperity to Ugandans during this festive season.

Baba television, under Baba Media group remain the leading television station in Eastern Uganda and among the top three in the country despite having less than four years in the industry. Its unmatched programming, professional presenters and management, have propelled to win trust of both the public and leading corporate sponsors in the land.

In a separate tweet, Baba TV CEO, Balyeku, however noted that Ugandans ought to get involved in sectors that President Yoweri Museveni has for long been publicising if poverty is to be eradicated next year.

“My most important desire for 2022 is to see all Ugandans embrace President Kaguta Museveni championed four sectors of wealth and job creation – commercial agriculture, industries, services and ICT. These, will step up a notch in our efforts to eradicate poverty,” explained Balyeku.

Government Chief Whip and Ruhinda North MP, Thomas Tayebwa posted, “As we celebrate and crown the year, I wish to extend my love and appreciation for your friendship to this nation. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022.”

Outlining some of the various shortcomings that have befallen Uganda in the ending year including COVID-19, floods in some parts of the country, locusts’ invasion, Masaka murders and bomb blasts, Tayebwa expressed pleasure to Ugandans for standing together in overcoming them.

“They have found us resilient as a country, we have stood by each other, we put politics aside and agreed to tackle these national threats together,” he said.

“We have prayed to God and he listened to us and as a country with a very clear motto, we need remain focused on unity for purpose, neighbors’ keeper and also understand that whatever government fronts for us, is not intended to hurt us, but is for the good of the country,” he added.

On her part, the Vice President of Uganda, Maj (Rtd), Jessica Alupo said Ugandans should use this moment to reflect on what the country has gone through and use it to better themselves in the coming year.

“Countrymen and women, Christmas this year, like previous year comes in the way of challenging times. COVID-19 kept us away from families, loved ones, kept our children away from school, but we thank God that we are still alive,” Alupo noted.

“This season offers us a time for reflection as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and his love for all of us. I bring you a renewed message of hope, a continuous call for unity and lasting commitment towards our motherland Uganda. I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year,” she added.

Meanwhile, the Uganda police has asked Ugandans and visitors, to remain vigilant and take appropriate precautions during the festive season to reduce the risks of terrorism, COVID-19 and violent crime.

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