Former cabinet minister, Amanya Mushega, has accused President Yoweri Museveni's government of blaming all its shortcomings on the failures of previous governments.
Campaigning for Forum for Democratic Change candidates in Kabale over the weekend, Musehga said Museveni and his government are shortsighted. He said they don't have any real solutions to Uganda's problems and so trade in empty rhetoric by blaming the current state of affairs on past leaders.
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Mushega, who served under Museveni' government as Education Minister between 1989 and 1998, told rally at Kabale Main Stadium that this particular failing of the current government is evident in Uganda's falling education standards.
He said that at the time the National Resistance Movement came to power, access to education and the improvement of standards was a priority. He argued that under Museveni, powerful schools in the Kabale like Kigezi High School and Kigezi College Butobere have suffered because not enough attention is given to supporting teachers and providing students with the best education possible.
Mushega asked the people of Kabale not to vote for the NRM if they want to see real change in the education sector.
Amanya Mushega is the current western regional FDC Vice President.