The Kampala renowned celebrated resilient feminist and political activist, Dr. Stella Nyanzi with a team of activists are to rally on the streets for a march to the Office of the Prime Minister in demand of food.
Their march comes at the climax of the 21 day lockdown which has left majority of homesteads in untold anguish that has afflicted many into domestic violence that has even caused loss of lives in this period. The Kampala woman MP to be has today on Facebook announced her intent to question the snail paced food distribution by the taskforce. Lately, people have been wondering why the taskforce is only good at rushing to collect and then slows down when it comes to the distribution turn.
Nyanzi and her fellow activists say they are heavily disturbed by the escalating cries by the downtrodden urban dwellers whose businesses remain locked up and yet they don’t have what to feed their children. Nyanzi in a Facebook statement says she will boldly walk to the Office of the Prime Minister for what she terms as a ‘lunch date’. “Tomorrow morning, I am walking with Nana Mwafrika Mbarikiwa and our children from our homes to the office of the Prime Minister for a lunch date. We are young with our empty saucepans to tell him that we have no food to feed our households. We are concerned about the hunger afflicting households around us,” reads the post in bits. “Please join us in the Food protest if you agree that the COVID-19 presidential directives have left you poor and without food in your kitchens. Please come and march for poor Ugandans whose non-essential services were shut down, leaving them without food,” the post further reveals.
The food campaign was first solely launched by renowned activist, Nana Mwafrika Mbarikiwa before she was rounded up by the Kiira road police station. Other activists like the events promoters; Andrew Mukasa and Bajjo took it up and were brutally suppressed before they would proceed to the OPM. The covid season has stripped off the civility of the Ugandan government and exposed its heavy handedness in suppressing citizen’s rights and freedoms.