“So for you to come here (Parliament) as MPs and you just sit, Members of Parliament, honourable, what! The whole day—standing, sitting down; point of order, point of information—you look like clowns in that Parliament there” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at Kyankwanzi on the 15th April 2021
When the personification of the state starts to complain. The only thing you can do is to look at him. It is his legacy and his making. The state of politicking and talk of policy is made like this, because he has made it this way. That’s why amendments and changes to law comes as per decree from the State House in the manner of letter to the set Minister.
The President have commercialized and done the gerrymandering to such extent that he has levelled the ideal prospects for who can participate or get through the loophole of getting elected. The manufacturing of districts, counties, sub-counties and cities in general. All been made to get Yes-Men elected together with the Special Interests Groups as well.
That’s why its a bit funny that he says this:
“You are like in a theatre, just acting! Your people who have remained in the village are carrying water on their heads; you are just here wasting time. I am not happy with the way you conduct yourselves” (Museveni, 15.04.2021).
The President have created this theatre or this circus. The clowns and the ones acting out is because of him. That the 10th Parliament became like that is after all the years of his reign. The 11th Parliament will also reflect that. It is the manner of which he made it happen. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Primary Elections and the Sole-Candidacy affairs across the board. As well, as the total election rigging and securing majority by any means.
The NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) and the NRM Caucus at the State House before the important votes and policies in Parliament. They are all just pawns of him and therefore, the way things goes when they are nearly there just to accept and vote for new acquired loans. That’s been the main staple in the Parliament and the others been supported legislation by the President. Meaning, the role of the MPs and the Committee has been demoted to be working directly for the Executive.
So, that the President calls the MPs out is his own blame and his own making. He has ensured this to happen. If he doesn’t like it or doesn’t feel its right. It’s because of his way of governing and controlling every aspect of the state. The “High Above” is micro-managing things and that’s how things goes.
The times I hear Museveni speaks like this and ridicule others. He is making a fool of himself. As its his state and the men he has mostly trusted to be there. The President has made this system and allowed it all to happen. It is his appointments and his people. It is not like the majority is his opposition or dissidents. No, its his peers and his folks, which he is directing.
That’s why when his doing this and saying this. His dismissing his own leadership and his own skills of governing. If he wanted it differently, he should have made the culture of the Parliament differently. The President if he felt like that… he should have enforced it and ensured it. However, his profiting from it and has made it happen.
This is why his making a fool of himself and not of the Parliament. That’s because this joint is his and the food that is served there. Is made by the receipt of the State House and the chefs are doing it because of the menu his written as well. They don’t decide, but they are just delivering what he wants. Peace.