FDC politician, Kizza Besigye, says Ugandans have resorted to eating leaves like wild animals because there are no drugs in hospitals and clinics.
Besigye was over the weekend addressing residents of Lyantonde district in western Uganda.
Speaking at Ronald Ruta playgrounds in Lyantonde town, Besigye who has been critical of Uganda’s health system, said the situation was getting worse by the day.
“Ugandans are now cured like wild animals. They have resorted to eating bush leaves when they get sick,” he said.
He attributed the trend to a lacking medical health care saying there were no drugs in health centre IIIs or even bigger hospitals.
He blamed the situation on President Yoweri Museveni who he says has now “personalised everything” including the country’s resources.
“When we entered Kampala in 1986, Mr. Museveni had nothing in the world, not even a grass thatched hut. Now he says he owns everything. The money and the oil in the country is all his.”
Besigye said in order to access resources and social services, one must go through Museveni.
“This shows how powerless the citizens are. The would-be servant of the people (Museveni) has become the Master and he has used the guns to usurp the power of citizens.”
Besigye also lashed at security officers headed by a one Edson Byanyima that has made it a point to “safeguard a rogue regime”.
The FDC stalwart called on residents not to lose hope, promising to rescue the economy and people power.
Chaos mars his Mbarara campaign
From Lyantonde, Besigye proceeded to Mbarara town where he clashed with police on Sunday.
According to URN, police mapped out Muremba road, High street, Kabale and Golf course road to Boma grounds as the route to be taken by Besigye supporters.
However, Besigye and his supporters forced their way through Mosque road that connects to Akiiki Nyabongo road and High street forcing police to intercept them.
Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the charged supporters.
Addressing his supporters at the campaign rally at Boma grounds earlier on, Besigye urged them to rise up against security agencies whenever they arrest him.
He noted that the current regime snatched peoples authority and entrenched itself in power through the use of the gun, which he said must be brought to an end.