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Youth not ready for leadership in Uganda, NRM leader says

5 days ago, 15:06

By: Vincent Maruga

A top official of Uganda’s ruling party has said the youth are not yet capable of taking up the leadership mantle as there would be chaos in the country.

In an exclusive interview with Citizen TV on Friday, Michael Mukula, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) vice chairman, further claimed that President Yoweri Museveni is still the leader the country needs.

“We believe at this stage that our top-scorer in the party is Yoweri  Museveni,” Mukula said adding that Museveni is a mentor to several young leaders.

According to him, Uganda is a country that respects the rule of law and doesn’t hold any political prisoners.

He called for unity in Uganda and acknowledged that different countries have a different path to pursue and the diversity should not be a cause of tensions between countries.

The NRM deputy leader however accused the opposition of being weak, divided and uncoordinated.

“NRM is one of the most stable and strong parties in the world and you can compare it to the Cuban Party of Cuba, the North Korean Party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi of Tanzania all of which have never lost power since the respective nations embraced democratic elections,” he said.

According to him, internal wrangles within opposition parties cannot allow them to be strong competitors.

In regards to recent comparisons of Museveni to dictator Idi Amin Dada, the NRM deputy chief said everyone is entitled to their opinion.

“By 1986 we had only 80 Megawatts for the entire nation meaning that only 5percent of Uganda had access to electricity. Today 30percent of the country has access to electricity among other developments that have happened in Uganda since Museveni took power in 1986,” he said.

When asked about the taxation of social media in Uganda, Mukula defended the move saying the government has a priority to generate revenue as Uganda has the lowest tax base in East Africa.

He further echoed Museveni’s sentiments on neocolonialism saying that Africans should be free to give their own homegrown solutions for  the problems they face.

Mukula cautioned Africans not to be blinded by opinions or sanctions from the West but protect the territorial integrity of African nations.


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Youth not ready for leadership in Uganda, NRM leader says

5 days ago, 15:06

By: Vincent Maruga

A top official of Uganda’s ruling party has said the youth are not yet capable of taking up the leadership mantle as there would be chaos in the country.

In an exclusive interview with Citizen TV on Friday, Michael Mukula, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) vice chairman, further claimed that President Yoweri Museveni is still the leader the country needs.

“We believe at this stage that our top-scorer in the party is Yoweri  Museveni,” Mukula said adding that Museveni is a mentor to several young leaders.

According to him, Uganda is a country that respects the rule of law and doesn’t hold any political prisoners.

He called for unity in Uganda and acknowledged that different countries have a different path to pursue and the diversity should not be a cause of tensions between countries.

The NRM deputy leader however accused the opposition of being weak, divided and uncoordinated.

“NRM is one of the most stable and strong parties in the world and you can compare it to the Cuban Party of Cuba, the North Korean Party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi of Tanzania all of which have never lost power since the respective nations embraced democratic elections,” he said.

According to him, internal wrangles within opposition parties cannot allow them to be strong competitors.

In regards to recent comparisons of Museveni to dictator Idi Amin Dada, the NRM deputy chief said everyone is entitled to their opinion.

“By 1986 we had only 80 Megawatts for the entire nation meaning that only 5percent of Uganda had access to electricity. Today 30percent of the country has access to electricity among other developments that have happened in Uganda since Museveni took power in 1986,” he said.

When asked about the taxation of social media in Uganda, Mukula defended the move saying the government has a priority to generate revenue as Uganda has the lowest tax base in East Africa.

He further echoed Museveni’s sentiments on neocolonialism saying that Africans should be free to give their own homegrown solutions for  the problems they face.

Mukula cautioned Africans not to be blinded by opinions or sanctions from the West but protect the territorial integrity of African nations.


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