In a bid to get the support of key players in the religious circles, Presidential Candidate Joseph Kabuleta has started lobbying part of the Muslim leadership.
Kabuleta has told the Supreme Mufti, Sheikh Siliman Kasule Ndirangwa that he
seeks to ensure that in his Presidency, Ugandans will have a stake.
Kabuleta who is conducting
his campaigns in Kampala paid a visit to the Kibuli Mosque where he met Muslim
Clerics and was commiserating with them
on the demise of Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata who died last week.
Kabuleta whose campaign
manifesto focuses on financial liberation says that Uganda has its owners other
than the citizens and this is what is making the country poorer and poorer. He
says that the country is in the hands of a few people, and even if the country
gets something good, he is not likely to benefit from the discovery, neither is
any Ugandan because he is not part of the hierarchy.
Kabuleta says that when it
comes to the oil discovered, he got arrested for saying Uganda was among the crude oil exporter. He says in his Government there will be accountability
and Ugandans will be empowered to be equal.
He says as far as he is
concerned, Ugandans are like squatters in their countries and they could be
evicted at any time, or have no say.
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He says his Government will empower
people to pay tax to reduce tax burden on the few paying Ugandans.
According to Kabuleta, he
will revive cooperatives, support agriculture heavily and ensure that poverty is
reduced and wealth equally distributed among Ugandans.
Sheikh Kasule on his part
asked Ugandans to vote wisely saying that as the Muslim community, they cannot
say they support this person or the other. He specifically called for an
improvement of education and provision Jobs for the thousands of unemployed graduates.
He also appreciated the
financial liberation message of Kabuleta saying it’s a good thing for people to
be financially empowered.