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Museveni: No One Can Destabilise Uganda

Presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi exhibited the highest levels of intolerance while appearing on Voice of America Straight Talk Africa show on Wednesday, buy Presidency Minister Frank Tumwebaze has said.

“He contradicted himself on many things and was defensive, sales ” said Tumwebaze in response to Mbabazi just a day after the VoA interview in Washington DC.

“For example he advocated for decency in our politics but yet within the same show exhibited the highest degree of intolerance when he ranted at one of the callers one Rwakakamba for asking him a critical and logical question,” added Tumwebaze.

“I wondered what had happened to a man always credited for composure and sobriety.”

It all started with Presidential advisor for Research and Media, Morrison Rwakakamba, who is undertaking a course at Harvard University in United States, making a call that saw Mbabazi lose his temper.

Rwakakamba said as Prime Minister, Mbabazi was serving as government’s chief of operations operating at tactical levels and that his terms of reference were aimed at deepening government efficiency.

Rwakakamba said the president only dealt with strategic issues, leaving the tactical issues that needed implementation to Mbabazi. He wondered what Mbabazi would do differently that he didn’t while in the system.

Shaka Ssali also weighed in defence of Rwakakamba, saying, in fact, contrary to what Mbabazi thinks, some people believe “you are not God’s gift to democracy, you have been around.”


A visibly angered Mbabazi fired back at Rwakakamba, saying, “He is an employee and supporter of the president.”

Shaka probed deeper, saying Rwakakamba had grounds to ask Mbabazi since the presidential aide belongs to the NRM party.

But Mbabazi said there was a difference between “being an employee of the president and belonging to NRM.”

Mbabazi first insisted he did not have time to respond to the question and that perhaps that was “not the appropriate place” until Shaka responded sarcastically, “you don’t have time? Okay….”

Perhaps realising that the programme was being viewed by people across the world, Mbabazi noted: “I said in my statement that in coming days, I will come up with my policies on these issues.”

Tumwebaze on the offensive

Tumwebaze said in a brief statement to ChimpReports that, Mbabazi’s “narrative of being a new face to lead Uganda from the old generation to a new one was also not convincing but actually laughable.”

He further pointed out that Mbabazi “doesn’t stand any generational advantage against President Museveni.”

Tumwebaze added: “Secondly, he does not advance any new robust ideas that indeed portray him as a positive reformist. He only talks of consolidation. Yet his opening remark on the show, saying that why should a leader who came from nowhere, not believe that others also can come, was the worst blunder he made in the whole interview.”

Mbabazi’s supporters said he maintained his composure and will also refrain from personal attacks.

They further argued that the 2016 will be a contestation of ideas not berating the President.

During the interview, Mbabazi said, “normally leaders who become strong come from a background of almost oblivion. They are not known until they come up and become great leaders. If you came out of nowhere and became a great a leader, why on earth would you imagine that someone else will not come in similar circumstances and become a great leader?”

This was perceived as a veiled attack on Museveni’s military/revolutionary credentials.

Tumwebaze said Mbabazi’s attempts to “portray President as somebody who came from nowhere as if he doesn’t know his history and also trivialize the question of leadership was a turn off to many viewers.”

Tumwebaze further said he “could see his (Mbabazi) spin masters desperately struggling to explain it via social media with pain. But it’s good he is speaking and Ugandans continue to rate him on whatever he says.”
President Museveni has reiterated that no one has the capacity to destabilize the country.

The President made the remarks on Wednesday in Entebbe Municipality during the passing out parade of 1, viagra 203 cadres who have completed a one-month political and military training course.

During the ceremony, what is ed the President also warmly received over 500 members of the Democratic Party (DP), buy more about Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) who crossed to the National Resistance Movement (NRM).

“There is peace in Uganda. No one has the capacity to destabilize Uganda,” he said in response to concerns expressed by the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Rukungiri, Ms. Harriet Nakamya who criticized some members of the opposition that are promoting negative propaganda against the President and the NRM Government.

President Museveni commended the Deputy RDC in charge of Entebbe Sub-District, Ms. Rose Kirabira for organizing the one month cadre course. He also thanked the cadres for attending and completing their training.

Turning to wealth creation for the people of Uganda, the President said that “education, commercial agriculture and wealth creation based on skills, provided 3 major channels that can be used to eradicate household poverty. He called on the children and the youth at large to concentrate on their studies so that they are assured of a bright future.”

He informed the cadres that commercial agriculture was a good channel to enable poverty eradication efforts.

Museveni cited the example of a youth who lives along the Mbarara- Kabale road who generates over Shs 500 million per annum from the production of chicken eggs.

He also informed them of a big poultry farm in Semuto, Luwero District which produces broilers for export to Kenya and the Middle East region as another way of fighting poverty.

The President appealed to the people who live around Kampala City to cherish the opportunities at their disposal by engaging and excelling in good profit minting activities such as poultry farming.

He also reminded them of the potential to rear pigs and cultivation of vegetables that can do well on small pieces of land.

President Museveni revealed that through skills’ based wealth creation, such as fish farming, the people have the chance and ability to generate wealth.

He at this juncture, said that he has asked General Salim Saleh to train women in weaving clothes adding that people have the opportunity to make varieties of products such as bed covers. He urged the people to consider skills based wealth creation because, he noted, it would enable them to eradicate poverty.

President Museveni assured the gathering that he would address the issue of improving service at Entebbe Hospital and that plans were underway to provide boats equipped with radar on Lake Victoria as part of the measures to address the issue of illegal immigrants. He noted that the new facilities would enhance security within the Lake Victoria area.

Regarding infrastructure development, the President directed the new Executive Director of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Ms. Allen Kagina to address the issue of compensating people that have been affected by the construction of the new Kampala – Entebbe Highway. He further said that people who lost their bibanja to Kasenyi Military Barracks must be compensated.

Turning to education, President Museveni said that it is the NRM Government’s policy to provide a Primary School in every ward/Muluka and a Government Secondary School in every Division. He, therefore, directed officials of Wakiso district to implement this policy.


On the welfare of wananchi, the President cautioned people against alcoholism. He also sounded a warning to wananchi, particularly the youth, to guard against the risks of the HIV/AIDS scourge. He reminded them to appreciate the fact that one’s health is wealth.

President Museveni pledged a donation of Shs. 20 million to boost the ventures of the Entebbe based Atanayita Savings and Credit Co-operative Organization (SACCO).

Wakiso District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Rosemary Sseninde, strongly criticized people who have been in Government and turned back to cause conflict. She assured President Museveni of full support from Wakiso district adding that they will never allow have the people to be politically confused. She urged them not to listen to the traitors.

Rukungiri RDC, Ms. Harriet Nakamya criticized members of the opposition who are promoting negative propaganda against the NRM Government.

She introduced over 500 members of DP, UPC and FDC whom she said had previously been poisoned politically who have decided to cross to NRM.

The group was led by Mr. Richard Kania and a UPC official Ben Bela.

The Deputy RDC of Entebbe Sub-District, Ms. Rose Kirabira, saluted President Museveni for his dedication to serve the country. She reported that the cadre course was organized to provide political, military training and Pan Africanism exposure, among other issues.

She revealed that the people of Entebbe love President Museveni adding that they have pledged to support him during the 2016 General E lections.

She thanked the Commander of Special Forces Command, Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, for the key role he has played in organizing the course.

The Commander of the course, Captain Kawesa Bigali Buganda, revealed that it was organized by the Office of the Chief Political Commissar.

He pledged commitment to continue with the struggle to liberate Uganda.

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