Friday, July 14 2017
Will cross the bridge when we get there, but for now, I will be a member of parliament
Bobi Wine is currently in Italy and was talking to BBC's Vivienne Nunis of the World Business Report and this is what he had to say..
I represent the new generation...
How are you going to manage the change that you want to see in Uganda?
"I'm going to stand on the issues. My standing up was to encourage other young people and give them the confidence, I'm sure it's working."
"President Museveni lost touch with the people and the values he stood for, him preaching for fundamental change, but right now he stands for no change. He said that Africa's problem and Uganda in particular are the people who stay in power for long, but he has been in power for 31 years and still counting, so I believe that the M7 of then and of now would have a bitter fight if they met..."
Speaking of the President, do you want to be President of Uganda one day?
"Well, I'm president already, I'm the president of the Ghetto [laughs] People gave me a responsibility of representing them in parliament and that is what I want to do for now, I don't want to cross bridges that I've not reached yet."
Take me through some of the reforms in the Ugandan society.
"Inclusiveness...I believe the President has too much power right now and I believe that it should be reduced 2. Human rights abused constantly because there is so much rule of the gun other than the rule of law, the same way I've been preaching to the voters is the way I want to preach to the members of parliament to try and change their mindsets and show them that they need to reconnect with the people."
What are you going to do to lift those people out of the Ghetto, how are you going to improve their lives with the economy of Uganda?
"Our Ghettos are full of young people and 80% of them are unemployed, we need to bring up policies that are going to look into that and that is the best way to curb crime. Look at our health the budget that is being allocated to health is ashaming, the education system is pathetic.."
Can you sing something for us now;
He goes for a stanza off his Time Bomb song...
"I would like to Communicate
YO..I don't know why the corruption is too much yaGaYaGaHhh
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