Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been sworn in for sixth term.
The president maintained that during his sixth-five- year term he will brace democracy.
Museveni who attended the Kololo Independence Grounds in the capital city, Kampala accompanied by first lady Janet Museveni stated that Uganda is an independent country that need no support from external forces.
“It is quite comic and laughable to hear some actors in the world giving us a lecture about democracy. You give me a lecture about democracy what are your own credentials?” posed Museveni.
According to Museveni, his ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) led to the current systems in Uganda after a long struggle in the bush war.
“This system was designed not from the air-conditioned rooms but from the jungles of our country where we lived with the people in their huts those days for much of the 16 years of the resistance, 1971-1986,” Museveni said.
The 76-year-old took part in rebellion that brawled in Uganda led by Idi Amin (1971-1979) and Milton Obote (1980-1985) before he won presidency.
He said that from that long time, what he learned was that African Nations need to come out of corrupt leaders.
“These are monies brought in by the opportunist careerists looking for jobs and not for service,” added Museveni.
He further trashed efforts by external forces who have been from time time judged his administration about democracy.
“We build this system for our people. We neither seek nor need any approbation from anyone outside Uganda except our peers in the African Union and The African Union Development Agency-NEPAD Nepad to whom we are linked by African brotherhood, solidarity and shared values based on mutual respect,” Museveni explained.
Museni further promised that his government is working extra hard to come up with it own Covid-19 vaccines.
“We shall import once or twice then make our own. We were delayed because of our slave-minded civil servants who have no confidence in themselves,” said Museveni.
The ceremony on Wednesday, May 12 was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta who also is the chairman of the East African Community.
He was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture cs Peter Munya and James Macharia (Infrastructure).
Also present in the inauguration ceremony was Presidents Felix Tshisekedi (DR Congo), Alpha Conde (Guinea), Salva Kiir Mayardit (South Sudan), Hague Geingob (Namibia) and Nana Akufo Addo (Ghana).
Others were Emmerson Mnangagwa (Zimbabwe), Mohamed Abdullahi Faarmajo (Somalia), Evariste Ndayishimiye (Burundi), Samia Suluhu Hassan (Tanzania), Sahle-Work Zewde (Ethiopia).
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