Popstar cum Politician, Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi wine has revealed in a statement that his grand plan amidst the global pandemic was to start distributing food to all parts of the country today as a relief program during these very turbulent times.
Kyagulanyi and other politicians like Hon. Muhammad Nsereko Kampala Cental legislator and Hon. Lutamuguzi, member of parliament for Nakaseke East had earlier on last week given food to the people of Kamwokya, Mityana, Mubende, Luwero and other parts of Wakiso a move the President of the country referred to as playing cheap politics.
The president made these utterances while addressing the nation on March 30, 2020 about the new measures of curbing coronavirus. His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni also ordered that these politicians be arrested and charged with attempted murder if they continued to do so.
“In the meantime, I direct the Police to arrest the opportunistic and irresponsible politicians who try to distribute food for cheap popularity. Those are very dangerous to the health of the people. When you try to distribute food or money in such a situation, people gather around You. Many people can be infected in that process. You will, therefore, have caused the sickness or death of those people. Anybody involved in that effort will be arrested and charged with attempted murder,” Museveni said.
Hon. Kyagulanyi also expresses his worry over the effects of a hungry population noting that if the president was not banning their activities for political reasons, he would have instructed the to put in place standard operating procedures so that their activities continue. Fellow politicians like Hon. Muhammad Nsereko have also undermined Museveni’s move suggesting it was not called for.
“This regime has stolen enough from our people. The least they can do is come to the aid of Ugandans at this hour of need,” Bobi Wine’s speech reads in part.