Besigye to Deliver ‘State of the Nation Address’ Next Week


Opposition leader, Dr Kizza Besigye.
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Former President of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) also President of the so-called Peoples’ Government, Dr. Kiiza Besigye is set to hold a State of the Nation Address next week which according to MP Betty Nambooze will give a true picture of what is transpiring in the country.

This was revealed Tuesday by the ‘Peoples’ Government’ Spokesperson and Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze.

Nambooze noted that President Museveni’s State of the Nation Address was an empty talk that has no bearing with the real lives and welfare of people.

“We want to inform the country that the Peoples’ President will address the country on the State of the Nation next week to give a true picture of what is pertaining in this country and what Ugandans should do,” Nambooze said.

Nambooze said the State of the Nation ought to lay out accomplishments, challenges and giving hope to the citizens by articulating programs policies and activities that government intends to undertake in the subsequent year.

“Unfortunately, in our case the President’s speech didn’t represent reality. His speech didn’t touch matters related to government’s commitment to do something good for this nation and when we read it as the opposition, we found out that there exists no relationship between his speech and the lives of our people,” Nambooze noted.

The legislator explained that the State of the Nation Address is not supposed to be a ritual but a clear accountability of what is happening in the country and not an opportunity to lecture the country or the MPs.

“In any case, it is supposed to be precise and on point not an opportunity of the President to interact with MPs, make jokes and bully others as well as apportion blame to people who don’t own power,” Nambooze said.

Nambooze noted that, “I again call on Ugandans that our effort should be towards liberating our country which also include regime change; we have given Museveni enough time, wasted his opportunity and we request Ugandans make this the last State of the Nation he has addressing.”

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