FDC presidential flag bearer, Kizza Besigye, says the only way to get President Yoweri Museveni’s government to work, is when they meet opposition.
Besigye was talking to the people of Kamuli at the close of August 2015; he addressed 9 rallies in both Kamuli and Buyende.
Besigye said the best performing districts are those that are led by FDC officials citing Gulu, Kamuli, Amuru, Ngora and Sironko, among others.
“They take your money every day but that money doesn’t come back to work for you. They only bring some little money during campaign to hoodwink you that they care for you.”
He said while NRM keeps asking people to form SACCOs that they will help them, they [NRM], end up one boda boda after promising 100 youth the same.
“NRM people work for those who oppose them,” Besigye revealed pointing out a case of Rukungiri North.
“For Busoga, they say ‘those have no problem, let’s take the money to the North where there is fire’.”
Besigye said a government works like a human body because one scratches only “where he feels the pain”.
“So the poverty in this country is by design. What is the logic of making the people poor and come back the next day and appear to be eradicating poverty?”
Besigye suggested that the only way to stop this if people regain their power back by; “changing your mind-set. Know this is your country and it is possible to change this country, coordinating and organising because people get power if they are united, organized and coordinated and lastly, taking some action”.
“A new era is about to begin,” Besigye said.
Speaking at a presidential debate alongside Mugisha Muntu [FDC president] broadcast by NTV at Sheraton hotel Rwenzori Ballroom, Besigye said the question of poverty in Uganda is a major problem and citizens have been turned into beggars.
“We have a country of unemployed people which is extremely worrying. The outcry because of land grabs is another worry. There are many citizens that are misplaced.”
Muntu, on the other hand, said the country was sitting on a time bomb.
“The country could easily implode if we don’t remove Museveni by 2016. We hope this exercise will build trust in Ugandan people who think it’s impossible for democracy to be practiced. There’s nothing impossible under the sun if the people and the leaders are committed.”
Muntu called for civil obedience to mobilise the population saying Museveni was afraid of strong organisation and a unified force.