The Forum for Democratic Change, FDC, has come out to say that the current wave of insecurity that is plaguing the country is perpetrated by elements within the security community to justify the consumption of trillion of taxpayer’s money. This shocking revelation was made during the party’s weekly press briefing at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi today.
Addressing the media, FDC spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda reminded the country of what happened during the Joseph Kony rebellion in northern Uganda. He said that executing that war became a business of many senior UPDF officers. He added that their colleagues in the Police have now picked a leaf and are doing the same.
Ssemujju also rubbished the excuse Mr Museveni has been giving for his personal and his government failure to stop the murders as lack of funding saying that the budgets of Police, Defence and ISO have dramatically gone up. “The Ministry of Defence budget has increased from Shs 2 trillion of 2018/19 to Shs 6.9 trillion in the 2019/20 budget. The Police budget has increased from Shs 666 billion to Shs 2 trillion. External Security Budget has increased from Shs 43 billion to Shs 134 billion and that of ISO is now at Shs 87 billion.
The above figures include a classified component of Shs 2.5 trillion.” He said.
Ssemujju also used the press briefing to announce countrywide mobilisation tours by the party. He cautioned police to desist from disrupting the party activities. He alluded to the situation in Mbale, where police used teargas to break up their rally.
“The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) would like to caution Police as an institution and individual police officers against continued disruption of our activities. On Saturday Police violently dispersed our public rally in Mbale arresting the FDC President Hon. Eng. Patrick Oboi Amuriat and a number of our supporters. We had just concluded a meeting with FDC leaders in the area. Interestingly the same Police which we dully informed about these activities as the law requires, didn’t interfere with our Wednesday, Thursday and Friday meetings and rallies in Kasilo, Soroti and Kumi. It appears to us that the reason Mbale was disrupted was to kill the momentum we had gained after the Teso activities. Of course as announced earlier, we will continue with our programme with or without Police clearance.” He said.
He also said that this week, the FDC will be in Hoima to campaign for their Woman MP candidate Ms Nyakato Asinansi Kamanda and will thereafter move to Kaabong in Karamoja where we are tussling it out with NRM for the district Woman MP.