“Our message as Ugandans is we are tired of the bad situation, we demand to go forward,” presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi, told Ugandans who gathered in Mukono town on Tuesday.
Speaking at Ssaza grounds in Mukono town, Mbabazi who was a Prime Minister in President Yoweri Museveni’s government promised to win the 2016 vote, and bring change in Uganda.
He said after getting power, he will ensure peaceful transition of power.
Mbabazi noted that previous transitions have characterised by bloodshed and destruction which he said should not happen again.
“Change will not only come in government but in many other things. Our manifesto will be released in coming days.”
He added: “I am offering myself because I want peaceful change of power, good governance – this will all be in our manifesto.”
Mbabazi said his government will be a people’s government and that it will listen and act on people’s demands.
He said corruption was the biggest enemy on Uganda and would make it his first priority.
“The day I take over leadership, we shall declare war on corruption.”
He said addressing unemployment, creating jobs for the youth and revamping the health care system was all part of his manifesto.
He also promised to scrap direct taxes and restore co-operatives to create jobs and ensure wealth creation.
Amama said the young generation would also be his focus: “This is your [young] time to lead.”
He ended thus: “The people’s voice is God’s voice. Go Forward.”