National Unity Platform UK Chapter Friday marched to Cornwall and staged a protest infront of G7 leaders attending a G7 Summit.
The leader of the protest, Patricia Ssewungu, said they made sure that the voice of the voiceless Ugandans is loud and clear to the G7 Summit leaders.
“Unless we stand up as Ugandans no one will do it for us , today at the Cornwall protest at the G7 summit …It’s our ultimate responsibility as Ugandans to expose Museveni’s brutality… to the world,” she noted.
NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine praised Patricia Ssewungu for giving a powerful speech at the protest.
“Thank you all comrades who joined in to protest before the G7 Leaders about the ongoing human rights violations in Uganda and other parts of Africa.”
World leaders must stop supporting and propping up dictators who are causing incredible misery to the people, Bobi Wine said.
“Human rights are universal and if they care about human rights, we must see equal application of human rights norms and standards everywhere, including Africa.”
The protest came after NUP diaspora leadership wrote to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva protesting the proposed $1bn funding to Uganda for Covid19 emergency.
On Friday, the Dutch NUP Chapter also demonstrated against Total and French President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to build East African Crude Oil Pipeline.
They claimed the “money that will go into the pockets of the dictator will used to torture and kill innocent Ugandans”.
Repeating the slogan ” Uganda is bleeding”, Ugandans in the UK held a peaceful protest at Total Energies headquarters in London.
They called on Total to end complicity in human rights abuses and for Total shareholders to stop benefiting from environmental damages and land displacement.
Who is Patricia Ssewungu?
Patricia Ssewungu said in her book “A Piece of Cake” that her life was full of family betrayals, neglect, sexual abuse, deportation, denied deportation and drugs.
It is a journey of defilement, physical and sexual abuses, dropping out of school and deetothing men in clubs that took her from Masaka to Kampala with just Shs1,000; seen her board a plane from Uganda to London.
Her father, Augustine Sehungu (misspelt and later adopted as Ssewungu), a Rwandese by birth, was a pioneer importer of Mercedes Benz vehicles and spare parts in Masaka.
So rich he was that he employed three maids to look after his family and was well within the financial means to afford a pilgrimage to Rome with his pregnant wife.
The family dropped from the middle-class to an impoverished one when Tanzanian liberators confiscated the last vehicle consignment ordered and their Buddu Ssanyu petrol station was bombed to ashes.