Amuriat: regime robbed Ugandans of Shs2trn in lockdown

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Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat spent Monday in Kanungu and Rukungiri districts.

He made a stop over at Nyamirama, Kanungu district and another at Bikurugu, Rukungiri district.

This is his plan for livelihoods in the post-COVID-19:

Ugandans have suffered from Covid-19 and its effects.

Unfortunately, they have suffered the lockdown more than the virus itself. Now we think it is time to loosen up and target the impact of the arbitrary restrictions.

The lockdown on March 18, 2020, was meant to prepare the country for easing up movements. The question is, did we achieve it? How much was done safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of citizens?

The fundamental objective of the lockdown was to allow the country time to prepare appropriately on how to deal with the virus and its aftermath.

No one can stop the virus. However, the virus can be delayed, adequately managed as we wait for a cure or vaccine. Unfortunately, those in charge of State resources have failed to do that.

Instead, the dictatorship took advantage of the pandemic to rob Ugandans of trillions of Uganda shillings after encumbering them in lockdown. Over UGX 12 trillion could not be appropriately traced for the period ending June 2020. Behind the epidemic was a great exploit that dwarfs all the previously known corruption acts of our time.

Our focus will be to save lives and livelihoods. That is, building a robust health service system and putting in place a well-prioritized sector stimulus packages for the economy to enable the country to get back to a healthy footing.

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