The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), acting national coordinator, Alice Alaso, has turned down invitation for Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba 48th birthday party in Soroti, noting she can’t attend such a party when many health centres across the country lack medicines while taxpayers money is being wasted.
Alaso asked Muhoozi to accept “Jesus Christ as and saviour” because each one will be held accountable for the things they do now and in the future. She said Muhoozi should do so before it’s too late for him.
Over the past couple of weeks Muhoozi has held a series of events to celebrate his 48th birthday.
Muhoozi’s birthday celebrations kicked off with a marathon organised at Kololo independence grounds where public rallies, a road run flagged off at Kololo Independence Grounds, a party at Lugogo cricket oval in Kampala, and a dinner at State House in Entebbe.
Alaso told The Nile Post that she received an invitation letter to attend Muhoozi birthday from a one lady identified as Margaret Amorioit .
Alaso explained that the birthday celebration is not an innocent thing as it has been portrayed by the organisers of these events.
“I don’t agree with the use of badly needed tax money and human resources to celebrate the birthday of a serving general. In Teso where I come from, next to Soroti sports ground which is likely to be your venue, lies the Soroti regional referral hospital which cannot offer even panadol to its massive number of patients,” said Alaso.
She noted that the children’s ward is so parked that some patients sleep in the corridors verandahs and under the beds, adding that the emergency wing is a prefabricated container.
“The theatre is an old structure not fit to serve even as a hospital kitchen anymore. There is where brave medical staff work day and night to save lives. In that celebration alone you are likely to use enough money to build a new theatre structure,” she said.
In Kapelebyong, katakwi and Amuria, Alaso said people are undefended and attacked by raiders, adding that it is very sad that UPDF deployment is scanty.
“You will see how many will be there for the celebration compared to the less than 1000 deployed at the affected areas…an abuse of our army and uniform. Many of our Youth in Teso are unemployed, lacking food and looking impoverished,” she said.