Last week, a document leaked to the media revealed more than 66 companies and individuals are seeking a total of Shs1.3 trillion from the government because they’re indebted.
Dr Besigye has warned against government’s plan to bail out distressed companies saying it is wastage of taxpayers’ money.
According to Dr Besigye, it is okay to bail out businesses that are collapsing but strategic to the country in a manner that will benefit the country.
“But the companies listed are the same as those that gave NRM money during the last elections. One of the companies gave Mr Museveni Shs500m for his election. Now it’s in trouble, they want to burden Ugandans,” he said.
Last week, a document seen by the Daily Monitor revealed more than 66 companies and individuals are seeking a total of Shs1.3 trillion from the government because they are indebted.
Besigye made the remarks at Makindye court, after charges of disobeying lawful orders against him and Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago were dismissed.
Besigye and Lukwago had been accused of disobeying lawful orders given by Kampala South regional police commander Siraje Bakaleke.
This was during a meeting at Sharing Hall Nsambya in April 2015 where Besigye and opposition officials were supposed to discuss constitutional amendments.
Gladys Kamasanyu Musenze, the Makindye Grade one Magistrate, dismissed the case on grounds that the state had failed to produce evidence and witnesses since May 2015.
Shortly after the case was dismissed, Besigye said he was contemplating suing the state for malicious prosecution.