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Mutebile’s death in Nairobi has exposed Uganda’s ailing Health facilities- Amuriat


Mutebile’s death in Nairobi has exposed Uganda’s ailing Health facilities- Amuriat

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change, FDC Party President Patrick Oboi Amuriat has called out the government for failing to improve Uganda’s healthcare management.

While addressing the media at their party headquarters in Najjanankumbi on Monday morning, Amuriat advised that if the government does not listen to the cries of many Ugandans, the country will sink.

He added that the death of Prof Tumusiime Emmanuel Mutebile the governor of Bank of Uganda in Nairobi exposes Uganda’s ailing health facilities.

POA also noted that it was unnecessary for Mutebile to die in office.

“Mutebile did not have to die in office. In fact, at one time he had opted to leave office, but alas Mr. Museveni continued to keep him there even as his health continued to fail. We know he has been unwell for a number of years and under such circumstances, one would normally opt to get out of office” said Amuriat.

Amuriat added that as a party, they suspect that there was something between Mutebile and Museveni, that forced the former to remain in office, despite the sickness.

Human Rights abuses

Meanwhile, the FDC party says they are concerned about the incarceration of their member Novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija whose arrest Amuriat described as being kidnapped by an armed gang and kept in a torture chamber illegally for days.

“He was kidnapped, kept under a torture chamber, brutalized and his rights removed from him. The country will recall that Courts ordered his immediate release but his captors defied the court. This is a country where the rule of law is not respected. Mr. Kakwenza was later sneaked into court and remanded to prison his crime being, criticizing Mr. Museveni’s son” Amuriat noted.

He also noted that two opposition MPs, Hon. Ssewanyana Allan representing Makindye West and his Kawempe North counterpart Hon. Ssegirinya Muhammad were granted bail by the court but were brutally rearrested and sent back to prison on what he terms as manufactured charges.

He reminded the country of the arrests of Kifefe Musazi (Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s late brother) and his colleagues who were treated the same way.

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