By Bagiira Namazzi Elizabeth and Male Jemimah
The Forum for Democratic Change, FDC has demanded for an explanation from government for continued lack of Septrine drugs in the government’s medical stores which FDC describes as a violation of public trust.
FDC party president Patrick Amuriat Oboyi while addressing the press at FDC Headquarters in Najjanankumbi said the cost exerted on the available septrine has affected low income earners in the country since they cannot afford the drugs.
According to FDC, Government promised to provide Septrine to Ugandans as enshrined in the World Health Organisations, WHO protocols.
FDC instists that government should task the minister of health to come out and explain why it is spending billions of money on foreign trips instead of people`s health.
Septrin tabs is often taken by People with HIV to complement ARvs which in turn makes the virus dormant.
About security in the country, the FDC Party President put the emphasis on the weird proposal of government to provide security to MPs and advised government to instead provide security to Ugandans not only MPs.
Abou the controversial new taxes, FDC says it’s a double tax since data is charged adding that UCC should have asked the telecommunication companies to increase on data charges instead of imposing social media tax (OTT).
About Mobile Money 1%, Amuriat says its double taxation since one is charged on transactions made.
Reporting complemented by Nakyeyune Shadia and Nakyeyune Shakira