FDC presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, remains on top of his game when it comes to fooling the Uganda police.
On January 17, 2016, Besigye was campaigning in Mayuge district in eastern Uganda.
Police as usual rushed to deploy on all sensitive health centres and schools to block Besigye from visiting them and exposing their “dying” states.
According to Moses Byamugyisha, FDC youth activist, while police was busy securing health centres and schools, Besigye did the unexpected.
He instead made a surprise [totally unexpected] visit to Bukatube Police Station to assess the conditions within which police officers at the station operate in.
“The OC ran away and left the suspect in “office”,” Byamugyisha said.
Eversince he visited Abim hospital and exposed its sick state, police is now alert and won’t allow Besigye to visit such sensitive places again.
It is not only the hospitals that are lacking, as Besigye discovered, but also other facilities like police stations.
Bukatube Police Station, for example, is a homestead of grass-thatched muddy huts, the kind built by our ancestors.
It is said Besigye’s visit “saved” one of the suspects who the Officer in Charge (O/C) fled and left in office.
Rotten Paya primary school
On January 19, 2016, Besigye was campaigning in Tororo district.
He made a surprise visit to Paya primary school which collapsed over 11 years ago.
Residents here say that president Museveni promised to rehabilitate and set up a new modern school in 2001 and 2011.
They are yet to see the “modern” school.
“We inspected steady progress at Paya primary school which collapsed over 11 years ago. This is a school of pretence,” FDC said in a statement.
“”Renovations” and renewal pledges to a new school were packaged as steady progress gospel in 2001 and 2011. We can change this together.”
After these visits, Besigye promised to facilitate the police to do its work.
He promised to build improved structures and facilities to ease the working conditions of the police work.
The candidate further pledged to build new modern structures and revamp the education standards in Tororo in particular and Uganda in general.