Mao Commends Museveni For Sending UPDF To Juba

malady geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Speaking at City House, viagra the party headquarters, Mao castigated the Ugandan Members of Parliament for complaining about the government’s move of sending the national army to rescue dying people, stating that the MPs are not being considerate to the situation at hand.

“Ugandan citizens should appreciate the existence of UPDF in South Sudan which is solely as stated by government to evacuate Ugandans who are eligible to torture and death,” Mao said.

Mao further noted that all Ugandans should come to the realisation that the situation in South Sudan is an emergency where government cannot just look and see its citizens being killed in a war that no one has come to know when it will end.

“If I were the president, I would also not have allowed Ugandans to be slaughtered in Juba. I would be a very lousy president if Ugandans are being raped, robbed and killed and I stay seated,” Mao pursued.

“This is an emergency situation but we are watching to see whether Ugandan troops are there purely to evacuate Ugandans or they also have another hidden agenda.”


Mao observed that if the UPDF wants to stay in S. Sudan, they should first get a mandate from African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) before they hold any operations.

“The parliamentarians are saying before you rescue our citizens let parliament first debate whether we should go and rescue them; I believe the Members of Parliament should have by this time come together and stood in solidarity with UPDF in rescuing Uganda citizens in S. Sudan,” Mao argued.

He has, however, blamed president Museveni for not holding consultative meetings with the opposition politicians more so in times of crisis within the neighbouring.

“By not consulting some of us, Museveni weakens himself because some of us have credible contacts with fighting groups in South Sudan which would be used to foster negotiations for peace recovery in that country,” he added

Mao further agreed that the MPs deserve a right to be consulted but the situation in South Sudan was an emergency adding that this should be understood by everybody.

This comes at a time when the former South Sudan Vice President, Riek Machar, in an interview with BBC on Saturday claimed that Ugandan fighter jets backing President Salva Kiir’s forces bombed Bor town on Saturday, a claim the Ugandan government has denied.

The Ugandan government through the State Minister for International Affairs, Oryem Okello, yesterday described the claims as a “bunch of lies” intended to taint Uganda’s image.

“Let him not drag us into their problems. Uganda is not involved militarily; we are just evacuating our citizens. Let him not mislead the world, Uganda would only get involved under the auspices of the United Nations,” Mr Oryem emphasised.

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