Pastor Elton Joseph Mabirizi, 40, founder of Ambassadors of Christ Church in Namungoona has declared his bid for presidency in the 2016 general elections.
Mabirizi declared his presidential ambitions at a press conference this morning at Hotel Sojovalo in Rubaga.
According to Mabirizi, Uganda is a rich country but being held back by corruption. He says one can never deal with corruption without removing its architects. Mabirizi says that he will increase the pay for medical workers, teachers and security forces six months after assuming power.
The Pastor says he will restore all state companies such as Uganda Airlines, Uganda Railways, Uganda Commercial Bank and Cooperative Unions among others as one of the ways of addressing youth unemployment.
The also took a swipe at the The Democratic Alliance saying it is a joke by failed political leaders who failed to transform Uganda into a democratic and developed country during their time. He vows not to join the alliance saying there is no future in the group because it is full of perpetrators of the downfall of the country.
“I hear there’s a man who has been in the system for over thirty years and now says that he wants a change yet he has been the architect of corruption in the country,” said Mabirizi. According to Pastor Mabirizi, he will team up with other democrats to liberate the country from the whims of corruption.
Mabirizi was born to the late Maale Joseph a mechanic from Busega Kampala and Alice Mary Nabulya. He attended Katwe Primary School, Old Kampala Secondary and St. John’s School Mityana.
He later joined Mengo Technical Institute from where he attained a diploma in Electrical Engineering. He joined Uganda Electricity Board – UEB.
He is married with three kids and currently lives in Kajjansi. He is also a business man and owns a line of Elton Briad schools in Mukono, Wakiso and Bunamwaya.