Besigye gets Continental Hero Award for his struggles for a better, democratic Uganda

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Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) strongman Col Dr Kizza Besigye was on Friday awarded the African Hero Award at The Voice Achievers Award ceremony held at Louis Leaky Hall, National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya.




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Besigye received the award alongside his wife Winnie Byanyima and Son Anselm.
The award is a recognition for his struggle for rule of law, democracy, freedom of speech and peaceful leadership change in Uganda




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The Awards are organized by the Netherlands based Voice Magazine which was founded by Rev. Ambassador Elvis Iruh.
Rev Iruh says the Awards is meant to honour individuals who have made various contributions towards the advancement of the continent of Africa.
In his speech, Dr Besigye said it was God that enabled him to achieve what he has been able to in the struggle for a better Uganda.




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Dr Besigye expressed optimism nonetheless, that his decades of struggle to liberate what he called the “marginalized” and “voiceless” people of Uganda will not be in vain.
“We hope that by the grace of God we will get there,” he said.

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