Police Patrols have Become Night Robbers – Kigezi Region Citizens’ Manifesto Day

Published By UNNGOF |  November 30, 2016

If the Bunyoro CM day was lively, the Kigezi Region CM day can only be described as pleasantly heated! Monday 28th November 2016 saw the gathering of hundreds citizens on invitation of KICK – Uganda at Kirigime Guest House Gardens, Kabale, to discuss their demands for the region in regards to corruption and as in the Region’s Manifesto.

Unlike the Bunyoro discussions, citizens of Kigezi boldly challenged the leaders present, directly calling them out in regards to pertinent issues: the Police were accused of robbing citizens in the night; when and who are supposed to change the constitution; why corruption still exists despite the various laws and institutions to fight corruption; What is being done about the situation in Kasese; infrastructure was cited as not favourable for the physically handicapped; segregation according to religion in recruitment (KICK-Uganda tasked on not having a single moslem amongst staff); inadequate promotion of mechanised agriculture by Government; education standards have declined since the introduction of USE and UPE; Ntungamo-Kabale road already broken down before handover to government.