As we begin 2023, I wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and dedication to our cause. #WhisperEyeNews
Along the way this past year, your belief in our common vision for a better, more just and equal Uganda has been a constant source of motivation and inspiration for us.
2022 has been a challenging year, filled with both triumphs and setbacks. Many comrades including Jakana Nadduli have lost their lives for criticizing the regime. Denis Waiswa and Yakubu Kiggundu died in the line of duty. John Ddamulira, Semuddu Michael and Muhammad Kanatta were disappeared and remain missing to date. Hon. Ssewanyana, Hon. Ssegirinya and comrade Olivia Lutaaya spent their second successive New Year’s Eve in jail.
But through it all, we have remained committed to our fight for justice, freedom and democracy. We have stood firm in the face of intimidation and persecution, and have continued to raise our voices against corruption, abuse of power, and the suppression of human rights.
I must say that I am particularly inspired by the courage and determination of our youth. Despite bearing the brunt of the regime’s brutality, you have stood up for what you believe in and have not been afraid to speak out against injustice. Your voices remain a major driving force behind our cause, and I am proud to stand alongside you in this fight.
As we look ahead to 2023, we remain hopeful and determined to continue our struggle for a brighter future for all Ugandans. We know that the road ahead will not be easy, but with your support and solidarity, we will keep fighting for the change that we know is possible. Therefore, let us continue to work together and keep the fire burning in our hearts. Let us never lose sight of our mission, nor be discouraged by the challenges that will come our way. We are in this together.
On behalf of myself and the entire leadership of the National Unity Platform, I wish you all a happy and peaceful new year. Thank you for standing with us this past year, and for your unwavering commitment to our shared vision for a better tomorrow. Happy new year!
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu – Bobi Wine
1st January 2023