4GC Announces Walk to Work for Saturday

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4GC will commence this year’s protest activities by lending a hand in the popular city clean-up campaign ‘Kampala City Yange’ slated to take place this saturday in Kikuubo and Old taxi park all areas within the city centre.

Banned pressure group For God and My Country (4GC) have announced a fresh round of protests set to start this Saturday.
 
The activists’ group while addressing the press at their offices on Katonga Road in Kampala said they will commence this year’s protest activities by lending a hand in the popular city clean-up campaign ‘Kampala City Yange’ slated to take place this Saturday in Kikuubo and Old taxi park all areas within the city centre.
 
The protests, they said, will be aimed at addressing the massive graft, poison threats, and misuse of state resources by government officials.
 
In attendance was Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye, the former FDC president, Matthias Mpuuga the Masaka municipality legislator, Asuman Basalirwa, the inter-party co-operation chairman and other popular activists like Muwanga Kivumbi and Paddy Bitama.
 
The activists pledged to reverse the decision passed by the parliament on the powers of the oil minister by the end of their protests and also re-ignited their demand to have president Yoweri Museveni step down for ‘massive corruption’ and ‘mis-directing’ the country’s economy that has left many Ugandans hopeless.
 
 Besigye also mocked former Health Minister Mike Mukula who was recently sentenced to four years in jail for corruption. He sent greetings to the jailed legislator who he said he had heard was chilling at the lake currently in Luzira.
 
Besigye also promised to start demonstrations against the United States government whom he accuses of continuously funding the security organs of the state involved in human rights abuses. He remarked that the ‘syndicate of thieves’ were hanging on because of the American donor funds.
 
Police on the other hand have issued a press release warning the public not to participate in any activities organised by the group because 4GC is a banned.
 
The police statement described all activities by 4GC as unlawful.
 
In early 2012, the Attorney General Peter Nyombi  evoked his ministerial powers to suspend the activists for change and any other group formed by the constituents of the group, a decision currently being challenged in court by Muwanga Kivumbi and Matthias Mpuuga both legislators in the ninth parliament.

 

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