“We don’t see you as enemies, remove all the diversions and concentrate on the shared goals and help one another for the prosperity of our people” (…) “By involving yourselves in matters that you don’t understand, even if you do understand, you should not get involved because this kind of misconduct can lead to many serious consequences and suffering of the people like it happened in some African countries” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to the European Union Envoy on Thursday at Entebbe State House 18th February 2021.
Well, General Museveni, the Self-Styled President for Life and junta leader showed his true self. We know he still believes his the only man with a vision. The President still believes he understands everything and got the right hunch. This man believes his self-righteous and has the God given rights to rule supreme indefinitely. That is apparent by his actions and how he runs his state.
The General is the Personification of the state. It is his final orders that is fatal for people. It is his decisions to address or fix bottlenecks. However, Museveni misses one key aspect now. He cannot control information or reports across borders. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) cannot decide what sort of intel or reporting that comes elsewhere. They are getting stories, documents and proofs of actions made. Which in the past would have been kept confidential. That is why his speaking this way. Because, he still thinks he can control the narrative and get the envelope.
The General should know better, but the “Panda Gari’s” was something you was supposed to get rid off. However, you have re-issued them for the opposition and the National Unity Platform (NUP). It is not like the outside world is seeing your tyranny and suffering you putting on people. Just so you can rule into a 4 decade. Because, that is all that matters… and everything else is fair game. People are dying and extra judicial killings is now common. That is tragic, but the abductions, keeping people incommunicado and torturing them. That is why EU is sanctioning you and your regime.
Museveni wants to be allowed to be a War-Lord … and be praised for being so. He wants honour, statutes and be known liberator. Nevertheless, the people aren’t free just because the elite is eating and his closest associates are getting wealthy on crippling the state. Kudos to the pain and suffering you are giving the general public, dissidents and lack of government delivery to its citizens.
He wants to be honoured and getting kisses of the ring, which his used to by the 169 Presidential Advisors and his huge cabinet. All of the NRM Party is a machine built around him. Just like he has done with the state. That is why his letters are vital and the way things moves. Not to mention the NRM Caucuses at Entebbe State House. Where the final decisions are made in co-operation with NRM Central Executive Committee (NRM CEC). Its all run by him… and that is why he doesn’t want get questioned or even resolutions against him. That is not how you supposed to operate, because nobody else does. He is used to being worshipped, the uncrowned monarch and demi-god, which deserves to hailed in all of his glory. A man who needs to preserved as a living legend and a treasure to humanity. The EU Envoys needs to know this, because that is the case.
That is why his really showing his colours when he states things like this. He wants to rule indefinitely without any accountability or transparency. The General wants to eat their money and not be held accountable for it. Because, he see it as his money and not for the development, agencies or whatnot it was supposed to go too. No, it is his funds and he knows how to spend it. However, he didn’t raise it or are entitled to it. Still, he will feel hurt if they suddenly doesn’t drop him grants or aid in his favour. Since, he knows the issues and they don’t, but he does need their money. That is how I am understanding it.
The coins can always come… Museveni will always need a helicopter, SUV, ranch or a fancy plane. The old man always needs some more expensive gadgets and tools to keep himself in shape. That is why he needs the EU Envoy to continue to facilitate his government deficits… but they are not supposed to involved in the business in general. They are supposed to sign checks and shut-up. They don’t understand it anyway, but their money is all good. That is the moral of this story.
General Museveni to the rescue. He can spend your money, but don’t you dare insult his intelligence by questioning his uses of violence, human rights violations or oppressive behaviour to continue to stay in power. The EU is supposed to look the other way and just give him the shillings. So he can use the tear-gas, guns and “safe-houses” to silence his critics. Because, what do they know? Nothing right? Peace.