KAMPALA – A confrontation between security agencies and several opposition leaders is expected after the latter announced that they will participate in the Wednesday, December 4, anti-corruption walk that will be led by President Museveni.
Dr. Kizza Besigye and his self-styled People’s Government say they have made preparations to join the walk organized by State House Anti-Corruption Unit.
They argue that since President Museveni invited all Ugandans who are against corruption to take part, they feel they should be part since they are not excluded from the circle.
However, Police spokesperson Fred_Enaga has advised Besigye and group to first get police clearance before thinking of joining the walk.
Mr Museveni will lead the country in a walk aimed at raising awareness against corruption on December 4, 2019, from the Constitutional Square to Kololo airstrip.
The People’s Government led by Dr Besigye, on the other hand, says the walk by Museveni is to celebrate corruption in the country.
The group says it will hold a parallel walk on the same day to protest corruption tendencies in Uganda.
A statement issued on Friday last week by Betty Nambooze, the spokesperson of the People’s government and Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament, said their president, cabinet members and willing Ugandans will match from the group’s offices at Katonga Road to the Constitutional Square in City Center.
The same is planned to take place in all districts across the country under the leaders of the People’s government.
However, FDC party deputy spokesperson John Kikonyogo on Monday said Mr Museveni isn’t paid to walk, adding that Ugandans are aware of the corruption in the country.
Mr Kikonyogo said that rather than walk, Museveni should use the available institutions effectively to fight corruption.
He says although the government has put in place institutions like the Inspectorate of Government and the State House Anti-Corruption unit of State House to fight corruption the vice still continues.