Dr. Kiiza Besigye, the National Chairman of the Front on Wednesday said that it is time to rally people all over the country to come together to tackle issues affecting their wellbeing instead of organizing protests in Kampala that can easily be disrupted by the security forces.
Front for Transition, a loose political coalition that brings together several
political parties and activists aimed at causing a political change in Uganda has flagged off
its mobilizers who will spread the call for a transitional government.
Dr. Kiiza Besigye, the National Chairman of the Front on Wednesday said that it
is time to rally people all over the country to come together to tackle issues
affecting their wellbeing instead of organizing protests in Kampala that can
easily be disrupted by the security forces. He says industrial action can only
be effective if it is organized at once all over the country.
//Cue in we are now not…
out… warming up//
Last year, members of the coalition started traversing the country spreading
the message about the need for the change of government and transition from the
current government. The Front says it was slow and ineffective compared to using
the mobilizers staying in those regions.
The mobilizers have been given books explaining the leadership crisis in the
country the Transition agenda of the People’s Front and how organized it is
to deal with the leadership crisis in the country.
According to the coalition’s transition
agenda, a person who serves as President of the transitional government of
national unity shall not be eligible to contest for an election or serve in any
political office on expiry of the four-year term. The Vice President, Prime
Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Speaker and Deputy Speaker, and Members of the
transitional assembly will also be ineligible for election at least for five
transitional agenda lists 13 priority areas that will be focused on by the
government. These include demilitarizing politics, the promulgation of a new
constitution, restructuring of government institutions, promoting inclusivity,
facilitating devolution of power, promoting national healing and reconciliation
said people who aspire for change should come together regardless of their
political affiliation and peacefully confront the NRM that he said has
dominated and caused suffering to majority Ugandans. He says that the Front
will work with political parties that do not subscribe to the front through a
joint action committee.
//Cue in…we are creating
Cue out… act together //
Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago who is the National Vice Chairman of the Front called
for unity among forces of change. Lukwago said partisan interests are the cause
of the failure of the liberation struggle in Uganda. He urged people to act
together without relying on political party interests if they are to see a transition
of power in Uganda.
//Cue in…let’s forget …
Cue out…a transition. //
Ddembe Abdu Karim the Front’s organizer for
Wakiso says that he will reach out to the people door to door in the 8 constituencies
under his jurisdiction. He says he is optimistic that people will listen to the
message and act as directed by the Front.