President Yoweri Museveni has said that with full integration, European countries will cease ordering Africans around.
Museveni made the remarks on Thursday during a National Prayer Breakfast held at hotel Africana in Kampala.
The prayer was attended by Kenya deputy president, William Ruto.
While sympathising with Ruto’s humiliating trial by the International Criminal Court [ICC], Museveni said Europe still treats Africans as slaves.
“Africa has no voice, you are slaves. Imagine a deputy President of an African country being summoned to a court in Europe!”
Museveni urged Christians to take leadership as emancipation of Africans, struggle for unity and integration of Africa.
Museveni who agrees God exists said, however, that without unity, Africa will not go far even “if you pray louder or shout as if God is deaf”.
“China cannot be ordered around,” Museveni noted.
He said, for example, ICC insisted and tried Ruto although African Union communicated to The Hague promising to handle the matter [African solutions to African problems].
He said the East African Community federation is the only medicine to being pushed around.
“Instead of just making noise – shouting, please do what is required – building Africa strength,” he urged.
Museveni said that is why he was prioritising development but “when I talk about energy, you say you want salaries and new districts”.
Museveni said he left the scripture union after disagreeing with the way religious people neglected issues of African liberation.
“I used to be very active in the scripture union until 1965 when I left on account of neglecting Africa liberation.”
He also talked about the anti-gay act saying he never supported it from the start.
“The law we have was enough, we did not have to legislate a new one.”