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Mpuuga Asks Supporters To Protest Themselves

Mathias Mpuuga, the leader of the opposition in parliament has called out Ugandans asking why NUP has not done anything about commodity prices.

He told them that they also have a duty to rise up and protest. In recent events, a section of Ugandans have been questioning why NUP has not joined the protests against rising commodity prices.

Kizza Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president recently got himself remanded to Luzira prison. However, prior to his arrest, he had kicked off protests to pressurise the government to control the fast-flying inflation.

In other protests, police also arrested FDC women for staging a protest against the rising commodity prices at Mulago roundabout. Some of those arrested include Kampala deputy mayor Doreen Nyanjura and Soroti Woman MP Anna Adeke Ebaju among others.

Court further remanded the FDC women to prison until next week when the court will determine their bail application.

Amidst all these, some Ugandans have wondered why NUP, the largest opposition party in parliament, is silent over the issue.

“We issued the statement in parliament on behalf of our party relating to the running away of prices on essential goods. But the regime hasn’t considered anything. We asked them to cut on high taxes and to turn down their appetite for expenditure, but nothing has been considered,” Mpuuga told journalists at the NUP offices in Kamwokya Tuesday.

According to him, the government has abandoned Ugandans and left them to suffer. He claims that this had to push all Ugandans to rise up against bad governance.

They should also stop questioning what the opposition leaders are doing. He invited Ugandans to join all activities that will quicken a new Uganda.

“Citizens, we want to invite you to participate. All of us have a duty and that duty must be played by everyone who feels affected, who feels offended by the going ons in the country,” said Mpuuga.

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