KAMPALA – The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Youth League have on August 12 said that the International Youth Day has lost meaning in Uganda as it’s only an avenue of joining the regime to celebrate ‘steady problems’ orchestrated by the same regime.
While addressing the media at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, the National Youth League Chairman Mulindwa Walid Lubega said that as they join the world to mark the youth day, they are not participating in the usual ridicule, rhetoric, mockery and theft that are taking place today in Jinja.
“While Mr. Museveni is spending over a billion shillings to go and mock as well as affirm the state of poverty among the Young people in the Eastern part of the Country… There have been deliberate plans to impoverish Young people in this nation by the Museveni establishment,” he said.
He added that, “Even programs that have been brought to dupe Young People only turn into white cash cows for the proprietors. A good example is the infamous Youth Livelihood fund, on commencement in 2013, Government injected 75 Billion shillings and according to the 2018/2019 Budget, the Youth Livelihood Program (YLP) was allocated 256 Billion shillings.”
The FDC Youth league believes that Mr.Museveni’s home doesn’t have capacity to run this kind of National program since they have registered many failures already.
Mr Mulindwa further noted that Mr Museveni continues to carry sacks of money to different places to bribe and buy support.
“He has also established a very robust and sophisticated curtail of thieves who pretend to be recipients of the same funds in all areas of Uganda. It seems after the showbiz of receiving, the same money is taken back to Mr. M7 for presentation in the next episode and area,” said Mulindwa
He said as the FDC Youth League, instead of spending such an important day merrymaking, they have decided to spend this entire week in visiting their detained colleagues in the different detention centers in the Country.
“We shall start with those in Luzira, Kirinya and kigo while we request all our Youth League branches throughout the Country to visit all detention centers in the various parts of the Country,” said Mulindwa.
According to Mr Mulindwa, a number of innocent young people are being incarcerated in several detention facilities without trial and their visit will be in form of establishing those peculiar cases adding that they already have a legal team that will expeditiously handle their cases for justice to prevail.
“Lastly the FDC Youth League intends to carry out a myriad of youth mobilization activities across the Country envisioned to increase Youth participation in Governance and regime change processes,” Mulindwa promised.