Besigye Defends Visit to Abim Hospital

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The hospital has visiting hours. I visited Abim Hospital at the right time and I am entitled to go there as a citizen of this country, Besigye told his supporters at Kyenjojo Playground.

Dr. Kizza Besigye, the Forum for Democratic   Party Presidential candidate has defended his visit to Abim Hospital last week. Besigye was appalled by the state of the visited following a guided tour of the facility.

Shortly after his visit, Moses Kaziba Nandhala, the Abim Chief Administrative Officer suspended three nurses who took Besigye around the hospital accusing them of speaking to the media and acting without authorisation.
While campaigning in Kyenjojo district on Monday afternoon, Besigye defended his visit to Abim Hospital saying he has a right to visit any facility in the country.  

"The hospital has visiting hours. I visited Abim Hospital at the right time and I am entitled to go there as a citizen of this country," Besigye told his supporters at Kyenjojo Playground. 

Besigye also said that as a professional doctor, he should have access to every health facility. "My visit to Abim isn't the last," he said amidst cheers from his supporters. 

Prior to his campaign rally, there was heavy Police deployment at Kyenjojo Health Centre IV, 200 meters from the venue of the rally. About seven Police Officers were deployed at the main entrance of the health facility on Monday afternoon.

In his campaign pledges, Besigye promised to establish an agricultural bank, which will help farmers access cheaper credit. Aaron Mwesige, a farmer in Kyenjojo welcomes Besigye's plan for the agricultural bank, which he says will suit the needs of smaller scale farmers. 
He explains that most banks attach too much bureaucracy on Agricultural loans making it difficult for farmers to access the loans.

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Besigye arrived in Kyenjojo accompanied by Boda boda riders, donning T-shirts bearing his image and vehicles decorated with his posters. 

He led a procession through the streets in Kyenjojo town. Besigye also campaigned in Kyegegwa district in Mpara, Kasule, Hapunyo and Kyaka sub counties. 



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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

Culture, agriculture and the environment are just two areas of many of interest to Kajubu. As long as he has held a pen, Kajubu has also written about public policy, health and crime.

Kajubu is keen on impacting his society not just as a writer but also a trainer and mentor. Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts fall under his docket. Kajubu has been a URN staff member since 2008.