Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) yesterday finally unveiled its 2021 Presidential Manifesto in Hoima City, making a number of big promises therein.
The manifesto features multiple Post Covid-19 stimulus interventions that Patrick Oboi Amuriat the FDC Presidential Candidate says will vitally jump-start Uganda’s economy that was badly battered by the novel virus.
Speaking at the launch, Amuriat promised among others to waive and pay all water bills for domestic use for a period of six months.
He also vowed that his government would pay rent for tenants paying less than 300,000 per month for a period of six months.
“Our Government will also be paying every household 100,000 shillings beginning May Next year for a period of six months,” Amuriat added
On the other hand, Amuriat added that his Government would pay 75% of all Private School workers’ salaries with immediate effect and recruit more teachers to meet the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Medium and Long Term Plan
As part of efforts to fight the country’s huge unemployment burden, the former Kumi County MP plans to double allocations to the tourism sector.
“We shall invest up to $50-100 million into the tourism sector over the next five years to spur over $20 billion in tourist spending across that period in the country. Consequently, it will generate over one million direct jobs and tax revenues,” the document reads.
FDC remains confident these rather outlandish plans can be achieved by slashing public administration costs and capping wasteful spending of public resources something Amuriat touched while appearing on Access FM in Arua four days ago.
Speaking at the manifesto launch, Col. Dr Kizza Besigye urged change seeking forces to place more emphasis on protecting their votes alluding to his 2016 experience.
“Those who are fighting for change must know that this change will not merely come as a result of quietly putting a piece of paper into a box and go home,” Besigye urged.