Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni lacked substance and sounded like leader of Opposition in Uganda, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has said.
According to Ssemujju, the speech read by president Museveni who has been in power for 30 years sounded like an inaugural speech of a new leader.
In his speech, Museveni reiterated his efforts, commitment and intention to fight corruption and second hand foreign products that have flooded Ugandan market.
It is a shame for a minister to ask for a bribe from foreigners, Museveni said in his address.
Museveni said he gets reports of some of his ministers asking for bribes from foreign investors to facilitate their investments in the country.
“How do you tell a foreigner that you have failed to complete your house or pay school fees for your child? If you fail, talk to your [National Resistance Movement] party, not a foreigner,” he said.
The Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu also said president Museveni has become as predictable as the Opposition in Uganda.
“All his speeches have no value addition to Ugandans at all. He keeps on ranting how te economy is doing badly yet he has been the head of state for the last 30 years,” he said.
According to Uganda Federal Alliance president Betty Kamya, there was no expert input in the address
“The address sounded like the speech was written hurriedly. The speech was though written to be implemented in 10 years and not five years,” she said.
In his response however, government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said youth are angry but you don’t just solve their anger sentimentally.
“This country does not belong only to those angry youth. That they can cause problems? We can also cause problems,” he said.