Museveni talks on injured hand, flies to New York


President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni arriving at JF Kennedy International Airport in New York

President Yoweri Museveni has explained why he uses his left hand to greet following concerns from the public over his bandaged right hand.

“When I was going to Japan, while in a hurry, I strongly hit my right hand against the door of the car,” the president said today.

He added: “The doctor applied some anti-inflammation gel when there was some swelling. We did not concentrate on it because it did not hurt but remained slightly discomforting.”

According to Museveni’s statement, when later an x-ray was done, it was discovered that there was a small spiral fracture on the metacarpal bone of the right last finger (akahara) which is being managed conservatively.

He says it is not painful except when direct pressure is applied on it.

“That is why I use the left hand to greet. Managing conservatively means using a bandage for two weeks.”

Flies to New York

Meanwhile, President Museveni and the First Lady are now in New York for the 70th United Nations General Assembly that will see Uganda hand over the Presidency of the United Nations to Denmark.

The 70th President of the General Assembly is now Mr. Moggens Lykettoft.

President Museveni will co-chair the opening plenary meeting of the summit for the adoption of the post 2015 Development agenda with the Prime, Minister of Denmark Lars Lokke Rasmussen shortly after Pope Francis’s address to the General assembly tomorrow Friday 25th, 2015.

The President will this afternoon be the keynote speaker on the theme, “Intra-African Investment, programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa and Regional Economic Integration,” at the African Heads of State Investment and working Lunch.

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