By Najibu Mulema
The Kampala City lord mayor, Erias Lukwago has described year 2016 to have been a tough year that saw unprecedented broad day subversion of the will of the people in the presidential election and a year than t was characterized by repression and suppression.
On his facebook page, Lukwago asserted that 2016 was full of excessive brutality and persecution against Ugandans.
“2016 has, no doubt, been a tough year that saw an unprecedented broad day subversion of the Will of the people in the presidential election; a year that was characterized by repression and suppression, excessive brutality and persecution,” Lukwago said.
“ A year of mixed fortunes as the economy experienced a meltdown compounded by a long dry spell, World Bank sanctions and misappropriation of state resources; a year when the Nation witnessed glaring injustice, impunity and extra judicial killings of untold magnitude,” He added.
Lukwago further said that he foresees the same trend spilling over into the new year, albeit with aggravation, as the regime tinkers with the Constitution to lift the age limit, entrench a family rule and authorize government to compulsorily alienate citizens’ land without prior compensation, among other things.
“As we usher in the new year, we need to tighten our belts and brace ourselves for the tough times ahead,” the Lord mayor lamented.