MP: We voted on gunpoint as if Uganda is Museveni private farm


Museveni and First Lady at one of their private farms

Hon. Muwanga Kivumbi, the daring MP Butambala has castigated the president for holding Ugandans on “gunpoint” to “forcefully” vote him back into power.

“This country voted on gun point,” Kivumbi said in reference to February 18 elections which President Yoweri Museveni won with 60 percent of the total vote.

He added: “Uganda is not President Museveni’s private farm. Dr Kizza Besigye detention is not the right thing to do.”

Kivumbi was commenting on Museveni’s expanded cabinet that now has 80 ministers, large ministries and departments restructured ‘to make them efficient and accelerate service delivery’.

While engaging former State Minister Nyombi Thembo on NBS TV this week, Kivumbi demanded a justification for increased cabinet citing Kampala which now has an Executive Director, a Lord Mayor and two ministers.

“Why? What’s the justification? There are not many Ugandans with the requisite skills and experience who are willing to work with this government.”

He added: “We have degraded our politics to an extent that many Ugandans with skills would rather stay away than join government.”

Nyombi, on the other hand, praised the new Cabinet saying it cuts across political divide, age gap and brings competence with many technocrats appointed.

“This new Cabinet caters for all different strands of politics.”

He said none of the ministers who were allegedly snatched by President Museveni from the opposition is raising alarm.

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