President Yoweri Museveni on Friday invited US Ambassador Deborah Malac to his upcountry home.
“US Ambassador Deborah Malac visited me today at my country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura District,” the president confirmed the visit.
“We discussed issues of mutual interest to our countries.”
Thereafter, Museveni took the ambassador on a tour of his farm.
While on the tour, the president showed the ambassador his long-horned Ankole cattle.
In May, President Museveni held a bilateral meeting Malac at a time US criticism of his government was reaching its climax.
US embassy in Kampala had just condemned government for banning the live coverage of defiance campaign activities.
“Such restrictions violate not just the rights of journalists, but the rights of citizens to information,” the embassy said, noting that citizens of Uganda should be able to decide for themselves what information to use to make informed choices about their country.
The US Ambassador was actively criticising the president on social media but denied reports that America was trying to overthrow Museveni’s regime.
“The U.S. government does not have a policy or plan for regime change in Uganda,” Malac said on social media.
Addressing the UN Security Council, US ambassador Samantha Power said Museveni was a threat to Uganda’s security and the region as well.
Speaking during his European tour, US president Barack Obama castigated Museveni for suppressing opposition, NGOs and usurping the powers of state institution to suffocate democracy.