Kakonge: I Don’t Regret Working Under Museveni

ambulance geneva; font-size: small;”>This was in reply to a question fired to him by a journalist at UPC’s headquarters on Uganda House in Kampala city, on whether he had any regrets having worked under a government he is currently opposing.

“At first, Museveni had the biggest goodwill for the future of this country but I don’t know how he came to change. This good plan he had, was all spoilt,” said Kakonge.

He said despite all the changes, “I don’t regret at all because while still a minister, I met a lot of people, became a Vice President of the Luweero rehabilitation program and managed to collect a lot of items and funds although most of these were misused by the government.”

However, he also told journalist of how he was lucky to have left government when it was still ‘early’.

“I was lucky enough, after seeing massive crumbling in the government; I went back to my academic arena after serving only three years as Minister of Agriculture.”

At the same briefing, Mr Joseph Bosa, the UPC Vice President urged the government to account for the Somalia war.

This follows the incident where more than 400 Ugandan soldiers deserted the Army a few months ago but whose names, military serial numbers and units were not revealed to the public.

“Could these be the same people who have died in the Somali War and they (Army) are trying to cover up?” Bbosa asked.

He emphasized that the public has a right to access and know this kind of information. “The Public needs to fate of their relatives in the forces and the security. What if these are the people fighting as ADF?” asked Bosa.

It should be noted that more than 60,000 residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo fled to Uganda after a rebel attack on a town near the border, in a continuing influx that is stretching the capacity of humanitarian workers to help the refugees.

This is after a Ugandan rebel group attacked the town of Kamango and killed some people last week, according to Ugandan military officials who are concerned that the rebels are about to launch a major assault on Ugandan territory.

The rebel group, the Allied Democratic Forces, had been hiding in the jungles of Eastern Congo for years since it was driven from Ugandan territory.

The group was formed in the early 1990s by Ugandan Muslims who said they had been sidelined by the policies of Uganda’s president and who want to rule Uganda according to Shariah law.


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