Catherine Kusasira, a singer, has pleaded with President Museveni for financial assistance in exchange for her dedication and services to the party in the run-up to the presidential elections in January 2021.
In a lengthy Facebook post, Kusasira claims she gave up a lot of her money to sponsor youth programs in order to persuade the youth to reject Robert Kyagulanyi’s National Unity Platform (NUP) and join the National Resistance Movement (NRM).
The ‘Sonyiwa bano’ goes on to say that she took out loans to support some of the projects in the expectation of being reimbursed, only to be forgotten.
“During the recent campaigns, I made a lot of sacrifices, including taking out bank loans and starting initiatives as a way of encouraging the youths as a tactic of resisting the pressure organization that had arisen (NUP),” Kusasira remarked.
The singer-turned-presidential adviser says he has regrets over his time with the ruling party. Working for the party, she claims, has only resulted in her sliding into debt, as well as the loss of friends and her music career.
The singer is perplexed as to why the party she’s ‘carried on her back’ is unable to assist her at this vital juncture.
“What is the point of NRM?” I’ve lost a lot because of you; my business, friends, and admirers have all suffered as a result of my decision to join your party. I’ve lost everything due of my political party, the NRM, which is rife with inequity. Kusasira emphasized, “You work hard and are committed to everything in the party for the good, but you are never appreciated.”
Kusasira claims that her life has been turned upside down as a result of losing all she had prior to joining the NRM, and she accuses the party of forgetting about her and other party members who have’sacrificed’ a lot for the party.
“I was never acknowledged or praised for the fortitude and dedication I demonstrated throughout that time…instead, I lost everything I had.” “Why are you such a disgrace to me and to those of us who have given everything for you?” she thought.
Kusasira cautioned the president that unless he changes course, some of the individuals he trusts may bring him down.