Impassable roads in Janet home town defy Besigye defiance campaign


Muntu campaigns for Besigye


FDC presidential candidate, Col. Dr. Kizza-Besigye, will Wednesday take his defiance campaign aka “Liberation Struggle” to Kisoro town in south western Uganda.

He will address people at Buguguri town board before proceeding to Kisoro town where he will have a rally at the Mayor’s gardens.

Besigye will also be hosted on Cbs 89.2 fm from 7:00-9:00pm, according to a member of his team and MP, Hon Harold Kaija.

Roads defy his defiance campaign

Yesterday, Besigye’s “defiance campaign” met its first challenge in the name of impassable roads located in Ruhaama Ntungamo district, the home town of Uganda’s First Lady, Janet Kataaha Museveni, and her hubby, President Yoweri Museveni.

Besigye who was escorted by FDC party president, Gen. Mugisha Muntu and party chairman Wasswa Birigwa, took the whole full day to access Ntungamo town where he had a rally.

He first met people deep in the villages of Rwanyamabondo in Kajara county.


Besigye convoy stuck in impassable roads

He then addressed rallies in Kitwe in Ruhaama, Rwashemeirwe the home of Muntu.

In his defiance messages, Besigye asked women in Janet’s town to join the struggle.


Meanwhile, the roads in the home of the First Family seemed to “had taken sides” as they also “joined the drive to defy Besigye’s defiance campaign”.

The team was forced to move out and build temporary “bridges” to enable vehicles pass.

“The roads tell you how ill Uganda has become in the last 30 years,” Kaija who was part of the Besigye convoy says.

FDC officials said although the district has the most important people in the country, most villages hardly “access crucial social services”.


It was this bad


Besigye’s convoy got stuck in the roads whose pot holes look like gullies made on the mountain side by erosion.

“FDC campaign has been severally delayed thus affecting our time management,” a member of the team told us close to 7pm in the evening.

The convoy had not reached the rally venue by then, curtsey of the impassable roads.

When Besigye reached the rally venue, a reasonable crowd was waiting for him amid a heavy down pour.

Besigye speaks

Addressing the crowd at Kyamate grounds, Besigye said Ntungamo people had showed they were hungry for change.

“I want to say thank you for the warm welcome accorded to us.”

“The dug up roads we witnessed today in a district where many NRM bigwigs originate is evidence that we should work for change,” Besigye noted.

He said that type of change that will see Ugandans have better roads regardless of how remote our sub county is.


Besigye addressing a rally in Ntungamo town

“To the people of Rubare and Kitwe thanks for braving the rain as you waited for our arrival.”

He said the spirit of defiance his supporters had showed against heavy rains will help them win the 2016 election.

“Let us lift our country through a spirit of sacrifice and commitment like we have exhibited today.”

He encouraged those who turned in their NRM party cards to remain steadfast and resolute.

“It is as well very touching to see you pull out your 1000, 500, 100 shillings to finance this campaign. You have given new meaning to the name ‘The People’s President’. Mwebare munonga. Ruhanga abarinde.”

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