Video: Dutch gov’t responds to Ugandans’ petition


The Dutch government has responded to a petition filed by Ugandans seeking for the release of Kizza Besigye from prison.

“In real democracy systems functions responsibly and the government is accountable to the people,” said chief petitioner Moses Atocon, a Ugandan social media critic who lives in the diaspora.

Some Ugandans who live in the Netherlands had written to The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Netherlands asking that funding be cut off to Uganda because apparently many Ugandans still live in poverty and face high corruption and human rights issues related to cracking down on opposition.

Their petition and letter was awash on Social Media.

Today the government of Netherlands responded and the letter is attached.

Many Ugandans in the diaspora (living abroad) claim that the elections of February 2016 were rigged and the winner was apparently Dr. Kizza Besigye who is now incarcerated in Uganda’s maximum security prison Luzira and faces treason charges for having sworn himself in as president on May 11,2016 as the president.

The current president Museveni was sworn in on May 12, 2016.

The video for Besigye’s swearing in is also included.

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