President Yoweri Museveni has opened up on his soft love life away from politics.
Asked for an insight into his daily routine and how he executes duties as Head of State, Museveni said he starts work very early.
“I start my day at 4am, with paperwork, making the day’s phone calls and planning for the day ahead.”
He was then asked his views on Valentine’s Day and love.
“Love, in my view, requires confidence and transparency for bonds to grow,” the president says.
Valentine’s Day also known as the day for lovers is usually celebrated on February 14 every year.
While interfacing with journalists from CBS FM, Vision Group and Capital FM yesterday at State House Nakasero, Museveni said all it takes in love is confidence and transparency.
This, he argued, allows the bond between lovers to grow and flourish.
Museveni told journalists that being President is a full time job but he always finds time to provide guidance, counsel and love to his family.
While launching the second edition of his book chronicling the bush war struggle “Sowing the Mustard Seed” at Kampala Serena hotel on Sunday, Museveni thanked his wife and First Lady, Janet Museveni, for raising his children when he was away fighting.
On Valentine’s Day, most people think about flowers, nice restaurants, posh hotels, elegant resorts or beaches etc.
Last year, however, Museveni took Janet to a special place; Ngoma in Nakaseke district.
The First Couple crossed river Mayanja from Kyankwanzi district to Nakaseke to change the scenery and breathe more fresh air.
In one of the romantic snapshots, Museveni takes Janet on a boat ride directing her attention to the different natural sceneries.
Armed with his historical and legendary AK47, Museveni was donned in full army combat while his Valentine (Janet) put on a white dress and a purple pair of pants as well as her signature hat.
Ngoma was Museveni’s stronghold when he launched a guerrilla war against the regimes of the Okello brothers and President Milton Obote.
Ngoma is the historical site where freedom fighters realised the dream of a free Uganda.
We don’t know where he is taking her this time round.