Kampala, Katonga Road – January 16, 2024
In a passionate address to journalists at the FDC party office on Katonga Road in Kampala, Dr. Kiiza Besigye, the president of the People’s Government and FDC party, outlined a bold vision for the future of Uganda. The speech covered a range of topics, from the historical context of Uganda to the challenges faced by its people under the current leadership.
Uganda’s Struggle for Power
Dr. Besigye began by acknowledging the role of President Robert, expressing gratitude for his efforts. He delved into Uganda’s history since colonial times, emphasizing that the power has never truly belonged to the people. He lamented the capture of state institutions and the erosion of democracy, citing examples of attacks on representatives in broad daylight.
The leader expressed concerns about the integrity of the Electoral Commission, stating that free and fair elections were virtually impossible under the current system. He criticized the manipulation of institutions and highlighted the need for unity among the people to bring about change.
A Call for Unity and Action
Dr. Besigye emphasized the importance of unity among Ugandans, urging citizens to support each other regardless of their backgrounds. He spoke against the suffering caused by the current leadership and called on those with resources to share with their less fortunate compatriots.
The president of the People’s Government stressed the power of the people to effect change. He called for a collective effort to isolate and exclude those in power, asserting that their power only exists because it is allowed. Dr. Besigye called on the people to take action, stating that they are the ones they have been waiting for.
A Roadmap to Liberation
In the latter part of his speech, Dr. Besigye laid out a plan for liberation. He announced an upcoming event on Thursday, inviting citizens to join together in a show of strength. He challenged the authorities, stating that the people would no longer be stopped from expressing their will.
The leader set a target for change, invoking the memory of Uganda’s independence and calling on citizens to evaluate the progress made over the past 62 years. He concluded by commending activists for their determination and resilience, urging them to continue the fight for a better future.
Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s speech has ignited discussions across the nation, with citizens pondering the path to true liberation and the role each individual must play in shaping Uganda’s destiny.