KASESE – The National Unity Platform President Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi on Wednesday, August 30th, 2023, visited Kasese District with a resounding message of unity, progress, and justice.
The town of Kasese in Southwestern Uganda bore witness to this significant event rallying the people towards the new Uganda.
The highlight of the day was the inauguration of the NUP office situated at Alexander Street, Central Division.
This occasion is part of NUP’s commitment to establishing a strong presence in every corner of the country, which the party says is their dedication to fostering change and uplifting the lives of Ugandans. Following the office inauguration, a mobilization meeting was held, gathering residents at the vibrant Bamboocha Gardens.
Kyagulanyi’s address resonated deeply with the people of Kasese. In a touching moment of solidarity, he offered heartfelt condolences to those who have suffered losses in the tragedies that have befallen the region. He shared his vision for Kasese, back to its prosperous days marked by the railway line and Kilembe mines. He pledged to restore the region’s lost glory, emphasizing that the path to success starts with liberating the country from the grip of the current regime.
During his passionate speech, Kyagulanyi candidly expressed his concern about the current leadership’s role in numerous tragedies and the loss of life across Uganda. He firmly stated that allowing the continuation of such leadership is not an option. With a pending case before the International Criminal Court (ICC), he called on the people of Kasese and the entire nation to document evidence of human rights abuses and injustices, utilizing their phones and cameras as tools of accountability.
His address extended to the law enforcement agencies. He acknowledged the police and UPDF as brothers and sisters, urging them not to be swayed by divisive agendas. Instead, he reminded them of their duty to protect and serve the Ugandan people with honor. He urged vigilance, resilience, and unity among all citizens, emphasizing that true change requires collective action.
Kyagulanyi stressed that while elections are a critical avenue for change, they might not suffice in dismantling the current regime. He urged Ugandans not to lose hope in the face of challenges to their democratic rights. In an emotional moment, he reminded the people of Kasese of past promises of investigations into tragedies, which have remained unfulfilled.
The people of Kasese honored Kyagulanyi with a symbol of great significance – the shield, representing power in Bakonzo culture. In an unequivocal statement, he underscored that the time for change is now. He highlighted the tiredness of the current regime, epitomized by the attempt to hand over power to a chosen successor, which the people must reject.
The day’s events unfolded under the banner of the tour’s theme: “Wake up Uganda – Chubuke Uganda.” Kyagulanyi’s rallying cry reverberated across the region, igniting a call for unity, resilience, and a better future. As the tour moves forward, with its next stop scheduled for August 31st in Kabale, the National Unity Platform says it remains committed to awakening Uganda’s spirit and kindling a revolution of change.