Ugandans should not be swayed by emotions
when voting Presidential and Parliamentary candidates says presidential
candidate, Major General Mugisha Muntu Gregg.
The Alliance For National
Transformation (ANT) Presidential Candidate says emotions can lead voters into choices that could be contrary to the country’s interests.
Retired Major General Mugisha
Muntu Gregg told journalists in Kampala that with most of the country’s system
in disarray, voters should vote candidates committed to rescue the country from
plunging further in the drain.
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He says the country is fortunate
that there is a set of leaders in the Alliance For National Transformation who
are conscious and committed to ensuring that the country’s systems are rebuilt.
Muntu says the rampant corruption
coupled with maladministration is a testimony the leadership crisis that
urgently needs to be addressed.
The former commander says Uganda needs
leaders that check themselves and build checks and balances that will not only
check themselves but those who will assume power thereafter.
Muntu says there is also a risk that
voters could be swayed by the voluminous manifestos and policy programs by candidates
like President Museveni who has been in power for most of post of post-independent
He says while such manifestos
have been spot on in terms of the challenges of the time, the challenge has
been their implementation.
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Meanwhile General, Muntu’s Chief Campaigner,
Winnie Kiiza has called on the Electoral Commission to ensure that all Presidential
candidates are protected from acts of harassment and intimidation by security
The Former leader of the
Opposition also Kasese woman MP says the Electoral Commission Chairperson,
Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi and his team is failing to protect the
candidates against errant members of the security forces.
She says the Electoral Commission
should from the time of having nominated the opposition candidates ensured that
they are protected.
Her concern follows reports that
police in Moroto raided the National Unity Platform Offices. They reportedly confiscated a number of items regarded as military regalia. The Police in Mbrarara also arrested a number of NUP supporters following reports that Presidential candidate Robert Kaygulanyi Ssentamu planned to launch his manifesto from there.
Winnie Kiiza says the Electoral Commission
should ensure that all candidates are treated equally and ensure there is a leveled
ground for all of them.
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Major General Mugisha Muntu Gregg's
presidential campaign is under the slogan “ A Change You Can Trust” He among
others promises to transform this
country through Qualitative change! A cause where all Ugandans are equal before
the law and have equal opportunities. A cause for justice! A change beyond
Muntu’s Manifesto At a Glance
The Alliance for National Transformation
Party pledges to usher in a new culture in the politics of Uganda. This culture
according to Rtd. Major General Mugisha Muntu Gregg should be value-based, integrity-laden,
fosters peace and reconciliation, equitable social economic development and
catering for the well-being of the people.
Leadership and governance
The party promises leadership transition,
reinstatement and restoration of presidential, reduction of Public Administration,
resolve the national language issue and foster tenancy of governance and
enhance organization of Ugandans.
Muntu and his party pledge to
promote the tolerance of divergent views, respect and promoting diversity of
the people and mobilize them to embrace national development, and preach peace,
respect and foster conflict resolution.
Fight Against Corruption
promises proactive creation of public awareness, enforce punishment after
conviction, demonstrate exemplary leadership, strengthen anti-corruption
institutions. Recover proceeds of corruption
and make sure corruption is a very risky economy.
The Alliance For
National Transformation promise to ensure that the entire value chain is established
in tandem with the key products.
Muntu promises to increase funding of the
agriculture sector from the current 3.4 to 8% of the budget. He pledges to
instate cooperative bank, start an agricultural bank and properly capitalize Uganda
The party says it plans to
reinstate properly managed marketing boards based on public private partnerships
for key products.
Attract investors to industries
where Uganda has a comparative advantage.
Develop transport infrastructure in
form of railways, marine services, Air cargo and airline.