Now, that I have read the rubbish from Gerald Banghazi on the Nile Post called ‘Bobi Wine has jumped in bed with foreigners to destabilize Uganda’, which was published today on the 7th September 2018. This is in clear defense of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The National Resistance Movement wouldn’t exists if there wasn’t for foreign support and donations. The NRM and President Museveni wouldn’t have a career without foreigners and foreign intervention in Uganda.
That is why I write today, because this is foolish, the attacks on Bobi Wine aka Robert Kyagulanyi because he get medical treatment in the United States, get a foreign attorney Robert Amsterdam and is savvy enough to get international media on the hook. It is not like Bobi Wine has state apparatus behind him or any foreign powers giving him donations that matters.
That is why I have to say something, because President Museveni and the NRA wouldn’t have the position they we’re in. If there wasn’t for friendly foreigners, even before the NRA, Museveni was a part of a coalition, whose main subsidiary and monetary support from President Julius Nyerere and the United Republic of Tanzania. After the fall of Idi Amin and the Obote II government. The Bush War until 1986, in the that time, the 27 guns got lots of military support from Muammar Al-Gadaffi and Libya. Even if Museveni claims to have done it with nothing and alone, that is not true, if it wasn’t for the guns of Gadaffi he couldn’t have lasted in the Bush.
Now, in more present time, if he didn’t military equipment, ammunition and training from the United States. The Uganda People’s Defense Force and the others Security Organizations in the Republic. The government wouldn’t run if there wasn’t foreign donations to the budget. Neither, if there wasn’t foreign loans and grants. The Ugandan government have for ages been addicted to Direct State Aid and the Multi-National Organizations donating to the state. Therefore, as it seen, the NRM and Museveni couldn’t last for long without the support from abroad.
Museveni wouldn’t be so relaxed about things and loans, if it wasn’t for the Western Powers writing off loans in the 1990s. This was done to help the Republic to not be hurt by old loans and build up a tax-base. However, he has instead raised new loans and creating new problems, as the state are still addicted to the loans and donations, not creating a healthy economy. That is why the need for the foreign support.
Because Museveni knows this, but The World Bank Database, where you scope this “Net official development assistance and official aid received (current US$) – Net official development assistance and official aid received (current US$)”, in 1986 Uganda got $ 191,560,000. While it grew steady in the 90s before it sky-rocketed, in 2002 it got $ 732,980,000, since 2006 to 2016 the Republic got every year over $ 1.6bn in development assistance and official aid. So, when the NRM attacks Bobi Wine for having foreign attorney. Just ask the NRM apologists to shut-up and listen.
Museveni wouldn’t be here if there wasn’t for foreigners and their support of him. Their fate in him and the deals he made with them. To take down Amin, Obote and the rest. Without foreigners he wouldn’t have the thrown today. With all the foreign donations, his folks should be silent. Maybe, they would like a return on their investment as well and not just barely scratching as illicit totalitarian dictatorship, who misuse their power and oppress the public with the worst sort of treatment.
That is why the sort of articles from the press in defense of the state and trying to deflect the reality. Has to be fact-checked and dismantle it. Peace.