Dr Kizza Besigye, a former presidential candidate and a member of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) yesterday hosted a party for over 200 kids at his home in Kasangati, Wakiso District.
The Sunday morning started with a crowd of children from within Kasangati neighborhood flocking the politicians home wearing T-shirts with Besigye’s picture.
The children danced and had a great time as the popular campaign song for Besigye, “Toka Kwa Bala Bala”, played in the background. The over joyed Dr Besigye had a great time with the youngsters as he served them cake.
The reasons behind the party as explained by Dr Besigye were a moment for him to share “happy moments and a meal” with the children but also to lay a foundation that will see them grow into adults that can turn around Uganda’s fortunes.
Pictures of the party
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“The main objective is to ground them in understanding their purpose in life. To understand that the greatest majority in our country are children and they should know that they have a responsibility to grow up as children who will change their country to be a better country,” Dr Besigye said in an interview on the side-lines of the party.
He added: “… that they grow up with the right beliefs. We encourage them to grow up with the right values that will positively impact our country. Values of selflessness, hard work, love and cherishing peace and friendship… “
Luckily enough, there weren’t any incidents of tear gas at the venue and it seems the “big man” didn’t see any reason to dispatch the police at the joyful scene.
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