Former Presidential aspirant yesterday launched a new political movement, National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED) in Kampala and also told press he had intentions to traverse all regions of Uganda preaching the gospel of economic dependency to allow Ugandans fight for their resources.
“On average, winners at Parliamentary level get 30-35% of the overall votes; and the other 65-70% goes to losers. Therefore, that massive fraction of the electorate that voted for would-be silver and bronze medalists feels disenfranchised. Therefore, there’s a NEED to harness those wonderful ideas from runners-up by offering them a platform to express them,” Kabuleta addressed.
Kabuleta shared that NEED will also focus on holding conversations throughout Uganda that will change the political dynamics of the country in the 17 sub regions.
Kabuleta explained that they (NEED) realize that the deprived people of Uganda cannot aspire for things they don’t know about and they will not know until they tell them about the resource heritage unique to every region of this beautiful country.
The former sports journalist also noted that Uganda’s politics is built on personality cults and as NEED, they want to change the narrative by creating a dominant ideology.
“If we stay in the politics of personality, there’s no guarantee that we shall not replace Museveni with Museveni. In the next political dispensation, we want the issue of economic empowerment to be at the front.”
Ali Babi, one of the NEED delegates from Bunyoro region said through the political movement, they are going to be able to change the mindsets of Ugandans especially the youth to fight for what rightly belongs to them in their respective regions.
“Every region has its unique wealth so as NEED we are here to create awareness of such wealth so that people fight for it. In the end we shall all be economically empowered,” Mr Babi remarked.