Forum for Democratic Change president, Mugisha Muntu, is confident Kizza Besigye is the man who will change Uganda for the better.
“On behalf of the FDC, I can pledge to you, “ Muntu writes in his message in the FDC manifesto, “fellow Ugandans that Dr.Besigye is a president who will wake up every day thinking of how best our government can make our lives better and our country safer, how our children can get a better education that enables them to compete here at home and abroad, and the quality of health care our mothers get when they get to our hospitals and health centres.”
He said most if all, Dr.Besigye is a president who will not rest until every Ugandan youth have a rewarding economic opportunity.
Muntu says the coming elections scheduled for February 18, 2016 are an opportunity to reset the button and put our country back on the path to democracy, inclusive development and shared prosperity.
“This is our moment to vote for real change in the governance and development trajectory of our country.”
He said its the moment to choose hope over fear, shared prosperity over patronage, and public service over self.
In March 2015, Muntu writes, the FDC unveiled a four-point action plan to achieve a reset: investing in people and expanding opportunity for every Ugandan; re-engineering new sources of growth and creating well-paying and decent jobs for our people; strengthening the national security, creating a new leadership and strengthening the public service; and building people-centered regional integration and global partnerships.
“Based on that action plan – Uganda’s Leap Forward – we are offering Ugandans a fill after the final year bold, comprehensive and achievable plan to build a future of our country and our people that is better than the past and the present.”
He says this future defined by an enduring democracy in which the dignity of every Ugandan is paramount.
“A future where Uganda’s economic landscape is transformed to ensure equal opportunity for every citizen. A future that guarantees our national defense and security. A future of promise, peace and prosperity for every citizen.”
Most of all, Muntu continued, FDC is presenting Ugandans with a candidate who represents what real change means.
“The FDC presidential candidate Col. (Rtd.) Dr. Kizza Besigye is a People’s President,” he said, adding, “he represents the aspirations of our Nation’s desire for change.”
Muntu says this change is specifically from dictatorship to freedom.
“A change from patronage to equal opportunity. A change from economic deprivation to shared economic prosperity. In the candidature of Dr. Besigye, the FDC is presenting a real choice to the people of Uganda. Dr. Besigye represents our promise and commitment to offer Ugandans a brand of political and public service leadership that is transformative, selfless and patriotic.”
He asked the population to give Dr. Besigye and all the FDC candidates their votes.
“You will have voted for the change that we deserve as a country. You will have voted for a future that is full of promise for our young people and the generations to come.”