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More Defections: 130 Cross from NRM to Go Forward in Bushenyi

Some of the youths that crossed from NRM to Go Forward

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Yesterday a total of 134 youths in Greater Bushenyi defected from the ruling NRM party to the former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s Go Forward, http://chesapeakecatsanddogs.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/textarea.php citing empty promises of the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni.

The youths led by one David Armstrong accused President Museveni of not doing enough to address youth unemployment as per his party’s manifesto.

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The defection comes only days after another several dozen youths in Armstrong’s home district of Kiruhura crossed from NRM to Go Forward, again citing unfulfilled promises.

“(The President) keeps stating every after every five years that he has new measures to address youth unemployment, but the figures of the jobless only keep increasing,” said Armstrong.

The youth leader went on to list a number of industries that he said government has watched die out and failed to revive, such Textile where the country has a great deal of potential.

“Instead of allowing rich and productive investors in the country, Uganda has now become a dumping ground of only poor Indians and Chinese who come to compete with us for the few available jobs.”

The youths also accused government of widening the gap between the rich and the poor, which partly explains the sluggish economic growth rate. This they said was Museveni’s “greatest achievement so far.”

The Greater Bushenyi Go forward Coordinator Moses Bassajabalaba  Kasirye welcomed the youths from the five districts of Bushenyi, Sheema, Rubirizi, Buhweju, and Mitoma to the new pressure group and urged them to push hard to get Amama Mbabazi to State House.

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