• Speaking after exchanging vows, the Ugandan president praised Mama Janet for helping him create a family.
• He also thanked her for all the trouble she went through raising their children in his absence, as he fought to liberate Uganda.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni marked their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday.
The two marked their 50 years together by renewing their vows in a ceremony attended by close friends and family members.
In photos seen by the Star, Museveni's son Muhoozi Kainerugaba and his wife played the roles of best man and maid of honour.
The bridal team comprised of their grandchildren.
Speaking after exchanging vows, the Ugandan president praised Mama Janet for helping him create a family.
He also thanked her for all the trouble she went through raising their children in his absence, as he fought to liberate Uganda.
"Maama helped me to create a family, and I am very grateful for her contribution. I salute her for bringing up the children without my presence; her contribution to the upbringing has no comparison. She did it when I wasn’t there and didn’t even know I would ever return to their lives. I therefore thank God for my family, Maama Janet, the children and the grandchildren," Museveni said.
He urged Ugandans to always put their families first, insisting that it guarantees the continuity of humanity, unlike other worldly possessions.
"I also told them to always differentiate between life and facilitation of life. Whereas otherworldly things such as wealth, education, and professionalism are important, the real meaning of life is in the family and the marriage institution because it guarantees the continuity of humanity."