KAMPALA — Former Security minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, officially launched his presidential bid in the 2021 General Election with the launch of a pressure group that he named ‘Kisoboka.’
His pressure group will use orange as its colour under a slogan ‘A renewed Uganda, It Is Possible.’
“I also chose the name ‘Kisoboka’ because I don’t want to believe that it is not possible. Some people gave up but I think we can achieve change in this country,” Gen Tumukunde said at the launch in Kampala.
He said his target is the ordinary Ugandans, especially the boda boda cyclists and the women.
“I don’t want to be part of those who think that nothing has been done. I believe that something has already been done but the country lost direction and we are here to renew the country’s purpose,” Gen Tumukunde said.
“Uganda’s biggest problem is issues of governance. For instance how much do you spend on administrative costs? The other day they created nine more constituencies which I think we have too many already– 431 MPs [they are 445- editor], 80 ministers, 200 presidential advisors, Local Councils and Town Councils. That is why they have to introduce OTT tax to cushion those irrelevant expenditures,” he added.
He also unveiled an electoral roadmap and a team of regional coordinators, who he said will continue to spread the message of change around the country.