Kintu Nyago, Uganda’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, says the government of Uganda sees the US as a partner and a friend.
The relations have never been better, he said denying allegations that US ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac had steamed tensions after criticising President Yoweri Museveni.
“The president’s words were not undiplomatic; we are independent and are not about to take lectures from anyone,” Nyago said while appearing on NBS TV on Wednesday.
According to Nyago, the talk of human rights violation in Uganda are “figments of some people’s imagination”.
“The US is not without blemish.”
He said for example President Barack Obama has admitted that Libya was a mistake yet president Museveni said this years ago.
“US-Uganda relations have never been better; they are not cutting aid. They are not telling their citizens to leave.”
He commended government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo for giving out Uganda’s stand.
“Our relations are based on basic foundations. Uganda can’t be running around reacting to whatever some ambassador based in Nsambya has said.”
In the US, police is disproportionately gunning down and incarcerating blacks, Nyago explained.
“And I am not saying they lack the moral authority.”
“Development aid has never been higher. Americans tourists have never been higher. Relations are good. U.S position on what is happening in Uganda is misinformed.”
Appearing on the same show, a former Ugandan ambassador to US Ms. Edith Sempala said America has analysed the situation very, very well.
Nyago insisted that some of US ambassador to Uganda’s statements are out of touch with what is happening in Uganda.
“But guess she is just doing her job. Kizza Besigye is not the only one with rights. He only wants to cause chaos in the country.”