The youngest Presidential Candidate John Katumba has revealed that he first dreamt of becoming the President of Uganda when he was in primary two.
The comic youthful aspirant, while appearing on KFM’s D’Mighty Breakfast on Tuesday, said he was inspired by the injustices around town which he wanted to stop since his childhood.
“Right away from childhood, I made my decision in P2 when I saw a lady who was being tortured I think by KCCA people. I saw guys who grabbed a lady and drove her away leaving me hurt,” Katumba said.
Katumba rubbished claims that he is President Museveni’s project in the election, saying his ambition is genuine and that Ugandans are aware of that.
“Ugandans are aware that I’m not a project. Many people have seen and listened to me and are sure that I’m not a project,” he said.
On how, a fresh graduate managed to raise Shs20m for nomination, Katumba said that while soliciting signatures, he asked people to fund the cause and that since then, many people have come up to fundraise for him.
“I am in a hustle and I’m in a cause. People like Kasuku, Pastor Mondo and Gashumba and other people called me to fund my project. I keep getting mobile money on my phone number. I was also given a Hummer to use during my campaigns,” he added.
He decried the stinking poverty across the country especially citing the Northern Region of the country.
“In northern Uganda, people are really suffering and in Zombo, you find that there is a trench in the middle of the road. These people have never seen or heard about good roads. In Karamoja, people have minerals but don’t benefit from them. In Mbale, they declared it as a city but it’s a town. People there are suffering. They declared it as a city so that they can get more tax from them,” he said.