The NUP Shadow minister Hon Abed Bwanika has come out to rally Ugandans to be active in a bid to try and create a change amidst the tough economic situations.
He made the comment while appearing on the NBS Morning Breeze today 2nd June 2022. Bwanika further said that the debt burden of the country is continuing to rise.
This means that more challenges lie ahead. Therefore all citizens who are stakeholders in their country need to sit down and deliberate on the way forward.
The MP for Kimaanya Kabonera in Masaka city highlighted the high fuel prices in the country saying that its only Uganda in East Africa with such exorbitant fees. This is because the dealers are only after high economic gains without putting the people into context.
The MP also added that as a country, mistakes made in the past is what we are paying for. Therefore there are issues that must be tackled in the short term in order to salvage the economy. Bwanika also blamed the Ministry of Finance for some of the woes. He said that he doesn’t believe these are innocent and could have done something to avert some of the crises.
The solutions proposed by Bwanika include the government creating a forum where different leaders of the different political parties can meet and come up with solutions.
The former presidential candidate however excused the government on the current crisis. Bwanika says that although this was already going down before COVID-19 came, the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war made matters worse.