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Besigye: I’ve Come to Liberate Uganda

Col Besigye waves to supporters on his way from Namboole to Nakivubo stadium [Photo by Pat Robert Larubi]

People’s Development Party [PDP] president Pastor Abed Bwanika upon being pronounced Presidential Candidate for next year’s general elections by the Electoral Commission, web http://coloradofinearts.org/wp-includes/functions.wp-scripts.php has promised to focus most of his attention on revamping the country’s education sector once elected into power.

Mr Bwnika who is running for the second time in the race told press at Namboole stadium that most of Uganda’s development stagnation has been as a result an outdated and poorly facilitated education system.

If handed power he said he would start by ordering a compressive repair of the country’s curricula to suit the country’s development needs.

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“Our kids are now spending 90% of their childhood at school, drug learning irrelevant and wrong history; things that add nothing to their creativity. We have grown up to believe that knowledge can only be obtained from school, sales which in fact is false,” he said.

“I want to change this. We need to tell Ugandans that education can be obtained from other areas, from cinemas, from churches. If elected into office, I will cut on the school time. No more after-lunch classes for lower Primary school children. School must close at 3 pm for the rest of the classes. Children should be allowed time away from the straining classes; no more home work,” he said.

Mr Bwanika added that Uganda’s curriculum doesn’t allow students to think; and learners are burdened with studies with less time to relax their minds.

“As a result, young people are waiting for jobs they don’t see. Every year we get 60,000 degrees and diplomas. Public service can only employ 350,000 and it is full. We have to help the private sector to create jobs.”

He further promised to reform tertiary education and invest significantly invest resources therein.

“Today a student completes university without doing a single practical. I have taught at a university, my wife too is a lecturer with three degrees. These are the people you need in State House; people who know what to do.”

He also promised invest heavily in agriculture, injecting about 20% of the budget in the sector which employs 80% of the population.
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If handed power he said he would start by ordering a compressive repair of the country’s curricula to suit the country’s development needs.

“Our kids are now spending 90% of their childhood at school, viagra approved http://clipvoice.it/administrator/components/com_languages/helpers/multilangstatus.php learning irrelevant and wrong history; things that add nothing to their creativity. We have grown up to believe that knowledge can only be obtained from school, which in fact is false,” he said.

“I want to change this. We need to tell Ugandans that education can be obtained from other areas, from cinemas, from churches. If elected into office, I will cut on the school time. No more after-lunch classes for lower Primary school children. School must close at 3 pm for the rest of the classes. Children should be allowed time away from the straining classes; no more home work,” he said.

Mr Bwanika added that Uganda’s curriculum doesn’t allow students to think; and learners are burdened with studies with less time to relax their minds.

“As a result, young people are waiting for jobs they don’t see. Every year we get 60,000 degrees and diplomas. Public service can only employ 350,000 and it is full. We have to help the private sector to create jobs.”

He further promised to reform tertiary education and invest significantly invest resources therein.

“Today a student completes university without doing a single practical. I have taught at a university, my wife too is a lecturer with three degrees. These are the people you need in State House; people who know what to do.”

He also promised invest heavily in agriculture, injecting about 20% of the budget in the sector which employs 80% of the population.
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Mr Bwanika, and who is running for the second time in the race told press at Namboole stadium that most of Uganda’s development stagnation has been as a result an outdated and poorly facilitated education system.

If handed power he said he would start by ordering a compressive repair of the country’s curricula to suit the country’s development needs.

“Our kids are now spending 90% of their childhood at school, learning irrelevant and wrong history; things that add nothing to their creativity. We have grown up to believe that knowledge can only be obtained from school, which in fact is false,” he said.

“I want to change this. We need to tell Ugandans that education can be obtained from other areas, from cinemas, from churches. If elected into office, I will cut on the school time. No more after-lunch classes for lower Primary school children. School must close at 3 pm for the rest of the classes. Children should be allowed time away from the straining classes; no more home work,” he said.

Mr Bwanika added that Uganda’s curriculum doesn’t allow students to think; and learners are burdened with studies with less time to relax their minds.

“As a result, young people are waiting for jobs they don’t see. Every year we get 60,000 degrees and diplomas. Public service can only employ 350,000 and it is full. We have to help the private sector to create jobs.”

He further promised to reform tertiary education and invest significantly invest resources therein.

“Today a student completes university without doing a single practical. I have taught at a university, my wife too is a lecturer with three degrees. These are the people you need in State House; people who know what to do.”

He also promised invest heavily in agriculture, injecting about 20% of the budget in the sector which employs 80% of the population.
President Museveni has said the ruling NRM party is still focused delivering on its promises made after capturing power in 1986 especially fighting corruption and achieving inclusive growth.

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“Yes there is corruption by civil servants but we are fighting it by introducing people who are not civil servants like Allen Kagina and Jennifer Musisi,” said Museveni.

“Kagina knew nothing about civil service because she was a lecturer but was able to transform URA. Bigirimana also helped us discover that money was being stolen in the OPM but they fought him yet he helped us a lot,” he added.

“You saw how people were fighting Bigirimana in the Office of Prime Minister; it was because he was fighting corruption. They fought him,” said Museveni.

Museveni was referring to the OPM scandal in which billions of shillings meant for recovery programmes in Northern Uganda were swindled by a group of civil servants.

Bigirimana blew the whistle that saw the treasury make reforms to plug loopholes exploited by thieving officials.

Museveni said he found Kagina teaching psychology at Makerere University before encouraging her to join Uganda Revenue Authority which she later transformed.

Kagina and Bigirimana share traits of hard work and integrity.

The head of state said his government is focusing in value addition in production to improve Uganda’s balance of payments position.

“The strategic goals of the NRM are prosperity and security of the people. We want prosperity through production and not parasitism where people depend on others to develop but through production of goods and services,” the President said.

Museveni pointed out that all these goals are so inter-twined that the achievement of one contributes to the attainment of the other which he said is done through singling out and focusing on priorities.

He said the country has enjoyed relative peace and this has in one way or the other contributed to the growth of other sectors such as agriculture which have been boosted subsequently.

“In 1986, Uganda produced 200 million litres of milk per year but now partly because of peace we produce 2 billion litres which indicates growth. If we had not worked with our neighbours may be then this would not be achieved as they provide market for the surplus produce,” he argued.

The president was Tuesday nominated to run for a third term in office.

He will face 7 other presidential candidates but a formidable challenge will come from FDC flag-bearer, Dr Kizza Besigye.

Sectarianism 

Museveni said it was wrong for people to believe in tribes or religions (sectarianism) which he said stagnates growth and development, adding that such bottlenecks to development have been solved by his government.

The president noted that through identifying priorities and dealing with them has seen tremendous strides taken in the health, communication, transport, education sectors and this has partly created jobs for many people.

“We are talking of challenges like jobs for the youths but these can only be realized where there is electricity plus peace and stability. That’s why you cannot talk of jobs in Somalia because they are not peaceful.”

On corruption, Museveni said they have made big strides in fighting the vice among civil servants who embezzle government   money meant for projects and abuse of office adding that this has slowly been tackled.
Forum for Democratic Change presidential aspirant Col Dr Kizza Besigye on Wednesday kick started his 2016 general election campaigns with a grand rally, hospital http://dbkschool.net/wp-content/themes/twentytwelve/inc/custom-header.php the grandest of all opposition candidates, visit paralyzing the capital city for hours.

Besigye’s candidature was confirmed by the Electoral Commission Chairman Eng Badru Kiggundu, at Mandela National Stadium at exactly midday.

Former opposition party president then left for his inaugural rally at Nakivubo stadium, an 8 km route that took him up to 5five hours, due to the immense crowds that escorted him.

Along the way, Besigye received cash donations from ecstatic supporters to help in his campaigns. One handed him a new sofa seat.

Besigye's rally paralyzed the city center

Besigye’s rally paralyzed the city center

He arrived at 5:00 pm to find a fully-parked Nakivubo stadium, where he together with party President Mugisha Muntu, former Spy Chief Gen David Sejusa, Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago and other party officials and opposition leaders addressed the thousands of supporters.

Promising to unveil the entirety of his campaign manifesto in the coming days, Dr Besigye nipped for the crowd a few of the parts of his three-pronged plan for the country once elected into office.

He promised to lead Uganda through a liberation process, to restructure and then transform the nation – social economically.

Besigye's rally paralyzed the city center

Besigye’s rally paralyzed the city center

Besigye rally pulled big crowds not seen before in recent years

Besigye rally pulled big crowds not seen before in recent years

Amongst these he mentioned plans to revamp the education sector, promising a free computer to every secondary school student in the country.

“Our education system has died entirely. Most of us went to village schools, but we all made it to Makerere University. Today that is no longer possible. In our time a teacher was able to drive a car from their own salary. When we roll out our manifesto we shall tell you new salaries we are prosing to our teachers, doctors and other civil servants,” he promised.

“Policemen too, these ones who feed us on teargas also need to be liberated. It’s only a few of them who actually own something,” he said to a loudly cheering crowd.

Besigye receives cash donations from fans

Besigye receives cash donations from fans

He went onto pledge more funding to the agricultural sector and to enhance the lives of farmers whom he said are currently exploited by the people up the production chain.

“But all this will not come when we are still in captivity. I will be telling you how we shall free ourselves in a few days. We are not heading into the same campaigns like those other people who have helicopters. If it means walking on foot, I shall do that. My car has been hit uncountable times, but I patch it up and move on.”

A lot of meaning has already been attached to Besigye’s massive campaign start, with some hurrying to dismiss the previous belief that Uganda had lost hope in him.

Besigye supporters enjoy a ride

Besigye supporters enjoy a ride

The ruling National Resistance Movement however, says the big show was staged to make a political statement.

State Minister for ICT Nyombi Thembo said on Wednesday afternoon in a televised interview that FDC was playing psychological games to create an impression that the opposition party is more popular.

Speaking at the Nakivubo rally, Kampala Lord Mayor described Besigye as a strong fighter who has withstood all sorts of political storms.

Former spymaster Gen David Sejusa said he advised Besigye to get back to race, noting this time would be different from the first three attempts since he will be guided by the people not the Electoral Commission.

Additional reporting: Michael Nteza and Pat Larubi

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