The opposition Forum for Democratic Change, FDC party has congratulated their former members/colleagues Hon. Anitah Among and Hon. Thomas Tayebwa for assuming their offices as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 11th Parliament respectively.
While speaking to the press at Najjanankumbi on Monday morning, John Kikonyogo the party spokesperson said they were praying to God that the duo serves Ugandans not one man (Mr Museveni).
“We will not stop them from coming to our Headquarters to borrow books that we wrote, “How to run Uganda and Parliament”. By necessity, most of our former colleagues are taking up positions because we had trained them in our plan to take over power,” says Kikonyogo.
The party also thanked the 66 Members of Parliament that voted Hon. Asuman Basalirwa and the 82 Members of Parliament that voted Hon. Moses Bitek.
“Even though their votes were less than the actual numbers of opposition Members of Parliament.”
Kikonyogo told journalists that former speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah and the late Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Mutebire should be the last people to die outside Uganda.
According to the FDC spokesperson, this can be done by investing over 15% of the country’s budget in Health so as to train and facilitate young doctors on how to manage these diseases that force us to take senior leaders to those good hospitals.
“It doesn’t make sense to treat high ranked people from abroad and ignore the ordinary people to die from here,” he added.
Kikonyogo argues that in life, they are two important basic needs that everyone should have, housing and feeding. Adding that it so shaming to find a doctor getting out of a one-roomed house heading to Mulago hospital to look at a patient who is driving Benz. He may not have that heart!
“We emphasise that doctors MUST sleep decently. It hurts that we train our doctors here and donate them to hospitals in Kenya and South Africa. Only a fool can do that! To pay school fees for a child and give it away to the neighbours to offer services. If we had better incentives, no Doctor could be working outside Uganda.”