Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine says the story of a Makerere fresher who entered campus carrying a metallic suitcase shows how Ugandan citizens live like paupers in their own country.
Suubi Henry Kiyimba, a first year student enrolled on government sponsorship for a Bachelor of Science with Education (Economics) has become quite a celebrity.
The young Ugandan came to light when a social media user took and posted a picture of him carrying a metal case, while reporting for his first semester.
The post which was intended to mock Suubi has instead attracted sympathy for this hard working gentleman.
What this story has brought to light also, is the rate of poverty and suffering that most of our people live in, Bobi Wine said.
He said a vast majority of Ugandans who have watched this video can relate with it in one way or another.
“Like Rose Nalwanga (Suubi’s mother), many Ugandans are living on debts of all kinds. They work so hard, and yet earn so little.”
He added: “Many fail along the way and the children drop out of school. You can only imagine if such a family got a complex health challenge which requires expensive treatment!”
Suubi got the honour of being personally invited by the Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe who advised him on how to chase after his future.
After that, he landed media interviews with top houses like NTV and has since been meeting key personalities.
NTV also carried out an interview with his mother Nalwanga who narrated how she sells firewood to educate her children.
“Therefore, even as we reach out to our brother and help him in all possible ways, let us also remember that Suubi’s story is a Ugandan story,” Bobi Wine noted.
He added: “A country which is endowed with so many resources should not have so many citizens live like paupers- except that most of our resources are stolen or put to waste by those who govern us. We can change this. This is what our struggle is about!”