Bobby Wine sends strong message to President Museveni amidst 42days Lockdown


Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobby Wine is the youngest opposition leader in the history of Uganda. The young leader challenged President Yoweri Museveni in an election many believed he actually won against the sitting government. 

In his recent post, Bobby Wine challenged president Museveni, says he (Museveni) mismanaged the money donated by wealthy Ugandans to fight COVID 19. Read his words below;

 This is a scandal! 

 “We have had more than a year to plan and prepare for this moment. Gen. Museveni and his cronies chose to embezzle and steal the billions of money borrowed or donated in the name of COVID19. The money (in billions) which Ugandans donated in the first lockdown was grossly mismanaged. The Auditor General’s report revealed grand corruption in the management of COVID funds. While in countries like Malawi, the President cracked the whip and sacked ministers and officials who were involved in the fraud, Museveni has reappointed or even elevated officials who have chosen to enrich themselves at the expense of the lives of Ugandans. 

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So here we are! Oxygen is not enough. ICU beds are only 218 in the whole country! Ambulances are not enough. Last night, Gen. Museveni had the audacity to say that he had asked his officials to put in place 42,000 beds which was not implemented. How could they do this when they were busy looting and misappropriating the funds meant to manage the pandemic? 


Shame!!! During the election, in almost every district, we found brand new police vehicles and teargas trucks! We found poorly paid police officers carrying brand new guns! You all remember how much money in billions was spent ‘buying off’ some of our supporters! This is what the regime is interested in. They don’t care about your healthcare or welfare. All they care about is how to keep in power. 


Faced with increasing deaths and people in critical condition, Museveni decided to impose a lockdown for 42 days! The number of extremely poor and vulnerable Ugandans has been on the increase. Many Ugandans live hand to mouth. With no provision of social welfare, it is predictable what will happen. All Ugandans recall how the money meant to support vulnerable families with some food during the last lockdown was swindled and the food itself couldn’t reach most people. 


Liberation is the solution. As long as this corruption regime still illegally presides over our country, we are bound to see the situation go from bad to worse. For now, I encourage all of you Ugandans to realise that we are absolutely on our own and take precautions to avoid getting infected. 


Finally, I continue to stand in solidarity with our friends who are still stuck in jails and safe houses. None of us can be free until all of us are free.”


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