NUP manifesto is not like President Museveni and NRM manifestos – Bobi Wine
The National Unity Platform-NUP presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Bobi Wine has today officiated the launch of NUP 2021-26 manifesto at Kakyeka stadium in Mbarara city ahead of 2021 general election.
While launching the manifesto, Bobi Wine and NUP officials highlighted on a number of issues designated as ‘Five Fists’ tackling democracy, security, job creation, bettering services delivery, among other sectors though the manifesto won’t be achieved in a short term process.
Kyagulanyi stressed that the greatness of any nation does not lie in the beauty of manifesto or how many beautiful policy documents that have been written but rather in the commitment of leaders to say what they mean and mean what they say.
NUP manifesto seeks to address a number of issues including national security, international relations, bettering the health sector, education, economy, fighting land grabbing, among others.
He explained this basing on the National Resistance Movement-NRM and President Museveni manifestos which he said they haven’t been fulfilled for the last 35 years of Museveni-rule like sanitary pads promise.
The government through first lady Janet Kataaha Museveni, doubling as the Cabinet Minister of Education and Sports, said it had no money to purchase sanitary pads for all school-going children around Uganda as promised by President Museveni in 2015/16.
‘Immediately after taking power, every Ugandan will experience a meaningful change,’ Bobi Wine added.
Other key issues in NUP 2021-26 Manifesto are;
The youth will acquire more vocational skills and ICT to eliminate unemployment – at least 5,000,000 jobs will be created in the first term of office.
It will be treasonous for someone to amend the constitution, political terms including for the president will be two; 5 years each.
Entertainers will be supported so that they don’t beg from the government.
Bobi Wine (if voted into power) will be Ugandans’ servant not a boss.
Security officers like police and the army will earn at least shs1 million monthly salary.
Teachers and medical workers will get descent salaries.
Abuja declaration and Maputo protocol will be applied; 15% of the national budget will be allocated to health.
It won’t be a war anymore for expecting mothers.
Local investors will be treated as foreign investors who are given tax holidays.
Fighting land grabbing and ensuring that victims get justice.
Ugandan resources will not be individual resources and it will be zero tolerance to corruption.
Ugandans will be free to check government without being arrested,among others issues.