Forum for Democratic Change -FDC President Gregory Mugisha Muntu says the ruling National Resistance Movement membership and alleged support is based on shaky grounds.
Muntu told Uganda Radio Network in an interview during his recent visit to Karamoja that many of the supporters of the NRM are there for selfish reasons.
He says the existing NRM members and those that have crossed to and from the opposition mainly do so in order to cash on the money that President Museveni and his cronies keep on splashing at rallies and other functions.
He says most of the opposition supporters should be commended for not being driven by the lust for wealth but the desire to have the country move in the right direction.
Muntu says that the movement is full of mercenaries and once it hits turbulence, they will all fall down.
On security situation in Karamoja, Muntu said FDC will continue engaging the region in terms of support saying what is required is to ensure people use their efforts to uplift themselves.
FDC’s Muntu has been on party mobilization in Teso, Karamoja and Northern Uganda to discuss the mode of building party structures from the grass roots to the district levels ahead of 2016 elections.
Unlike NRM, FDC will introduce new systems
Muntu on the other hand, said FDC unlike the NRM party, is committed to revamping rotten Ugandan systems.
He cited the deteriorating education and health sectors saying FDC policies and measures will tremendously and systematically transform our Nation’s education system to create the next generation of quality human capital needed to trigger Uganda’s Leap Forward, while giving all Ugandan children an opportunity to fulfill their dreams and contribute to growing our economy and strengthening our democracy.
The FDC led Government will adopt policies and measures that give honor to our Nation’s teachers who do a heroic job operating at the frontline of our education system, he said.
“We have a coherent policy agenda to address our health challenges including the commitment to revamp our Nation’s referral system. We will invest in inspiring our health workers to create a new generation of a health workforce that takes pride in patient satisfaction.”
He said the policies of the Government under the ruling party have positioned Uganda as a big, unregulated consumer market buying almost everything “made outside” from tooth picks to textiles and cell phones.”
“Our economy currently operates like a big supermarket run with a kiosk mentality. We have a plan to re-engineer new sources of growth and stimulate job creation.”