KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday said
agents from Western countries have been interfering in the
country’s affairs through non-governmental organizations and
some opposition politicians.
address telecast live from Entebbe State House, Museveni said
such agents have been using opposition politicians to cause a
riotous situation in Uganda with an intention to foil its
president said it is ironical of the United States to complain
about alleged Russian intervention in their election while
seeing no problem in their interference in the affairs of other
“external parasitic elements” must be kept out of Uganda,
Museveni said, adding: “It is important that external players
refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of other
there is a problem in our house, we the occupants will solve
it,” he said.
Museveni’s remarks came after the capital of Kampala saw a
series of demonstrations following the arrest and alleged
torture of opposition-leaning legislators last month.
opposition legislators and their supporters were arrested and
charged in court with treason.
government says that the politicians are funded by foreign
said that although the “malicious” campaign would affect tourism
in the country in the short run, the economy will continue to
the government has been addressing various development
bottlenecks such as energy and transport infrastructure.
Ugandan President Museveni blames civil society
for political unrest