President Yoweri Museveni has warned foreign countries against interfering in the affairs of Uganda stating that their acts will not be tolerated.
While addressing the nation on Sunday night, the president warned the foreign countries to desist from destabilizing Uganda arguing that no one can bring down Uganda.
“Nobody will bring us down, no matter how much they try, we are in the process of tightening the weak points. If there is any problem in Uganda, I will surely handle it better than any external forces,” the president warned. Museveni added that Uganda does not need the UN to defend it, because it has a very capable army in-spite of a small budget.
“It is important that external players refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. Interfering in the internal affairs of other countries is morally and practically wrong.” Museveni said.
He added that no one knows Uganda problem more than its people warning external forces against bringing foreign confusion to the country.
“What superior intelligence do you have to think that you can understand the problem in my house better that we the occupants? If there is a problem in our house, we the occupants will solve it. Keep out. It is also practically wrong because outsiders cannot have enough information about a foreign situation. They are most likely to make mistakes. If there is any problem in Uganda, I, surely, will handle it better than the outsider.” The president added.
He added that Uganda is an independent state with strong institutions and functional arm of government.
“Uganda is not a failed state. It has powerful institutions: the armed forces, the LC structures, the Leagues, the District Parliaments (Councils – 123 of them), the National Parliament, the Ministries etc., etc. These have handled the issues of Uganda from a very low base to where it is now,” Museveni cautioned.
He added that his government would liberate youth from engaging in unlawful activities and being used by aimless politicians.
“We want to rescue our youth from those indisciplined politicians who give them money to Commit arson, rig elections and beat women, our youth don’t want to do these things but because they are promised money they give in. They are given 100,000 to burn tyres on the road to give the impression that there is instability, they were even promised to be given 300,0000 to burn petrol stations but we blocked all those plans,” the president warned.