People Power Movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has released his presidential consultations programme which kicks off Monday January 6, 2020.
“As you all know by now, we start nationwide consultations on Monday next week, beginning with Kyadondo East and then six districts in Northern Uganda,” he said on Saturday.
For the past months, Bobi Wine said his policy team of experts has been working on compressing his ideas into a policy document which he hopes to launch soon.
“The reason why we did not release it earlier was because we deliberately want to include the views of the people of Uganda which we hope to get through these consultations.”
He added: “We are people power and we believe the people understand best what kind of country they would love to live in and leave behind for future generations.”
On Friday, Bobi Wine said he sent out teams to book venues in the seven districts where he intends to begin from, and deliver the relevant documents to the local authorities and the DPCs.
The specific districts of Northern Uganda are; Gulu District (Tuesday 7th Jan), Lira District (Wednesday 8th Jan), Adjumani District (Thursday 9th Jan), Yumbe District (Friday 10th Jan), Arua District (Saturday 11th Jan), and Zombo District (Sunday 12th Jan).
“We intend to reach all corners of Uganda, and our hope is that security agencies will not seek to interfere with us.”
Bobi said he has deliberately complied with all the laws, including those he disagrees with such as the Public Order Management Act.
He has further written to the IGP Okoth Ochola notifying him of the developments from the different districts and requested him to direct the police officers at different levels to comply with the law.
“So what if we begin the consultations right here with you friends? Type below in the comments the Uganda you would love to see.What is that one, two, or three things that you would love to see change about our motherland? What is your definition of The New Uganda? We shall analyse these comments together with our policy team.”
He also claimed that a friend recently asked him this question- “But how can a small group of corrupt people rule over millions of people for so long? How can less than 10000 people steal from, oppress and torture 44 million people?”
Bobi reminded this friend what Steve Biko said- “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”
He said the reason why the regime in Kampala is scared to the bone is because they can see how much the people are getting awakened.
“They can do everything humanely possible like all despots before them, but they will soon recall Senior One CRE lessons- “Change is a fact of life. If you do not accept change, change will change you.”