Uganda president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has blamed international media and human rights defenders accusing them of being used by imperialists’ to achieve their selfish interests by reporting negative stories about Uganda in order to dampen Uganda image to the international community.
In a strong worded letter dated August 31, Museveni wrote to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga arguing that idlers are tarnishing Uganda image abroad.
“It is clear that these so-called human rights defenders are enjoying our good roads and staying in nice and brand new hotels in Arua and Gulu built during the NRM government filing malicious stories against Uganda using our first class internet backbone.” Museveni wrote to Kadaga.
He added that Uganda People Defense Forces (UPDF) are well equipped to quash anybody who try to destabilize Uganda.
“As for the cacophony of the so-called human rights defenders, in reality agents of imperialists’ interests and their local lackeys, I would advise them to stop wasting their time in Uganda which has got capable systems and institutions beginning with a competent and professional army that can decisively handle whatever problem or shortcoming that we may encounter,” the agree Museveni added.
Museveni added that the goals of those foreign imperialists will not be achieved because Uganda has young and capable army that is ready to defend the country.
“Rt Hon Speaker, as you may be aware, only this week, I commissioned two tea factories in Bushenyi District, a cement factory in Tororo and an electronic appliances factory in Ntinda. Uganda is on a rapidly developing curve and the NRM government shall not be sidetracked by idlers spreading false stories about Uganda.” Museveni continues.
President Museveni, who was responding to the Speaker’s letter requesting to have the Special Forces Command (SFC) soldiers prosecuted for torturing the members of parliament during Arua town fracas, also stated that he is pleased with the actions of the Security Forces in dealing with the indiscipline groups and minimizing the loss of life and property.