Opposition strongman Dr Kizza Besigye has revealed that he will not be part of the group to heed to President Museveni’s call to donate to the National COVID-19 taskforce. Besigye said the committee is under the Office of the Prime Minister that is highly discredited because of the grave cases of corruption.
According to Besigye, the National Taskforce is part of the problem that needs to be urgently fixed.
“It was placed in the Office of the Prime Minister but does not emanate from a legal known framework.
“I will not donate to things I do not trust. We should have a legal and institutional framework everyone trusts and relates to,” Besigye during an interview with NBS this morning.
The People’s Government President said many Ugandans are willing to donate but they either don’t trust the taskforce or have nothing to give. He said as People Government, they have well set up structures that can reach out to the population and distribute food and other essentials.
He urged government to quickly reduce the rate at which COVID-19 spreads before the aftermath of the pandemic might be worse.
“Ugandans need to know the plan. Even our neighbours need to know our plan just like we need to know theirs,” he said.