FDC presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, yesterday told Busoga voters that they are poor because they continue to vote President Yoweri Museveni back into power.
“Busoga has been poor because they have been loyal to this dictatorship,” Besigye told voters in Buyende district.
Besigye observed that there were still many grass-thatched houses in Busoga especially Kamuli district.
“The many grass-thatched houses are a reflection of the high poverty levels in this region.”
He promised to provide 10 iron sheets to every family staying in a grass thatched house.
“We have included in our budget a special fund to help sort out this problem.”
Besigye clarified that it wasn’t hate he felt for Museveni but was opposed to the system of government that oppresses its own people.
He broke away from Museveni in 2001 to stand for presidency accusing Museveni of diverting from the principles of the movement.
He has been preaching a defiance message that will see power returning to the hands of the people.
“I am in this campaign this time to ask you to work together to liberate our power which was grabbed by the few people who are holding guns,” he said at a rally in Kanungu district.
Speaking in Kamuli town, Besigye assured residents that “change will haul us from poverty, grass thatched houses, low incomes, poor quality education and unprofitable agriculture.”
“Together we can lift this country and our own lives. This change starts with your vote on February 18, 2016.”
Speaking in Luuka Kaliro district today, he promised to reduce the size of government.
“To allow us locate money to benefit citizens. We will reduce the number of ministers from the current 80 to 21 ministers.”