Mpuuga backs Besigye Protest on High Prices
By Melanie Aanyu,
Mr Mathias Mpuuga, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LoP), has backed Opposition activist, Dr Kizza Besigye’s actions of mobilising Ugandans to protest against the high commodity prices.
Mr Mpuuga, who doubles as the Nyendo-Mukungwe legislator, made the remarks at Parliament where the Opposition was highlighting the major milestones achieved in the last one year.
Dr Besigye, who is the leader of the People’s Front for Transition (PFT) and a former presidential candidate, has since last month been mobilising individuals to “wake up” and join him in the struggle against government lavish spending.
The protests are intended to grab the attention of the government to help vulnerable Ugandans, majority of whom are struggling to meet their daily needs.
He is currently behind bars for the second time in less than a month on charges of inciting violence.