Forum for Democratic Change former Presidential candidate Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye told a massive crowd in Ibanda district, what is ed that the greatest enemy to Uganda’s students and education sector is President Yoweri Museveni.
Besigye on Sunday was addressing hundreds of FDC members and supporters in Ibanda district at the Saza playground, visit web http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/custom-css.php in Bufunda division during a fundraising for the construction of FDC offices there.
Dr Besigye told the crowd that basing on President Museveni’s recent closure of Makerere University in complete disregard of the students who had paid their tuition, http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-content/themes/dynamic-news-lite-child/author%20-%20wpautbox%20shortcode.php it was clear that the president cared less about them and the country’s education sector.
“I heard about the closure when I was abroad; these are students whose parents sold pieces of land to send them to university. They ended up being beaten and teargased when they tried to protest for their right,” he said.
Referring to the high cost of education in Uganda today, Besigye remarked, “To join any university today a student has to pay Shillings 3million. Had Mr Museveni studied during this time would Kaguta afford to pay for his tuition?”
Besigye went on to critique the president for government’s constant misallocation of public resources, making reference to the pictures of people dying of hunger in Ankole where the president comes from.
Besigye said that he is not an enemy to Museveni but only against what he does.
“Ugandans don’t hate Museveni; personally I was among the people who campaigned for Museveni in 1980 elections, and later joined him in the bush and treated him when he had nothing until we overthrew government to take power; not many people love Museveni more than I do.”
“All I want if for him to keep what he has stolen from us and let our country move forward”
Besigye asked Ibanda people to remain patient as the FDC leaders soon pronounce to them the next course of action.
From Ibanda, Besigye proceeded to Kabale for the hearing of his case where he is accused of inciting violence in 2012.