By Hon. Francis Zaake
Dear Ugandans, it has been long since we last communicated. I must profoundly aver that life has not been easy especially in the period between now and the 13th day of August, 2018 when we were attacked during Arua Municipality By elections.
These guys battered me excessively to the extent that my body could no longer feel the pain.
Well, let’s say they had eliminated me. God forbid! Would that solve the conundrum of Corruption, nepotism and sectarianism in our Country? Would that really solve the unresolved Land problem in Uganda? If the answer to any of the above questions is no, then, God will erect many youths reading from the same script as myself.
It is only God who has capacity to end my life at His will because he authored it and for the same reason, I am grateful to Him that I am now feeling better, no migraines, less pain in the neck and for the scars on my hands, back and other body parts, I shall live with them.
Health workers that attended to me in Lubaga Hospital were intimidated during and after my admission in Hospital by the state, but, you guys braved the storm by never relenting.
In Mannipal Hospital in India, through Ugandan Embassy, the state of Uganda attempted to conspire and obtain my medical documents but the professional ethics that these medical workers exhibit, made their efforts futile.
I am out of danger and that I can now completely heal from home an idea which was highly welcomed because, I miss home.
With such declarations, on Thursday 11/10/2018 at exactly Midday, I will be back home and home will be sweet home. I am just waiting for a fit to fly document.
The major challenge that befalls me as of now which I think my People should know is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder comingled with Panic attacks on recollection of events stretching way back from 27/09/2017 during the Togikwatako epoch.
Lack of balance while walking is also an issue now, I must support myself to walk but the good news is that I am told that after continued Physiotherapy sessions, I can walk again.
With much grief, I take this opportunity to commiserate with those families that lost their beloved ones during demonstrations all over the Country that were intended to demand for our freedom, in Mityana Municipality alone many People died in the hands of the Police which is by law mandated to protect life and property but in lieu resorted to killing innocent and unarmed civilians. That was so unfortunate!
There has been propaganda orchestrated by the state to justify their wrong doing that People Power is a violent group. That is not true, we are non-violent, and we associate ourselves with the principle of Mahatma Gandhi which states that an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.
We can never be violent and never shall we ever be, we have always advised our followers never to be violent because two wrongs can’t make a right. I want to iterate and reiterate here that People Power is never violent and also our People aren’t violent.
We are just seeking transfer of power to a generation that will address the current constitutional crisis that befalls us as a Country and we intend to do this with utmost tranquility unless otherwise the state plants a bad group among us. Upon that, I wish to remind our People to be peaceful, we must show good conduct that distinguishes us from them.
Lastly and important, I wish to thank AAR Insurance for meeting my medical bills both in Lubaga Hospital and Mannipal Hospital whose doctors have been so kind to us, I appreciate your professionalism.
Thank you the doctors and all the medical workers of Lubaga Hospital for handling my situation with great care and love, may God bless you
Omubaka wa Mityana Municipality Francis Zaake Butebi avuddeyo nasaba ab'ebitongole by'ebyokwerinda abagufudde omugano nga ogw'enswa okumukuba bamwesonyiwe kuba si musajja wa fujjo. Mu katambi, agamba nti awulira bulungi era agenda okuba nga adda mu Yuganda konkomerero ya week eno.
Posted by Radio Simba Ffemwe Mweffe on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Thank you the People of Uganda for praying with me, I am fine and I am coming home on Thursday this week.
When I come, I shall answer many unanswered questions by dispelling the myths about my story in Arua and I will surely disclose what exactly happened.
Hon. Zaake Francis Butebi. MP Mityana Municipality