Fury as Kutesa Debate Resurfaces

Kutesa_news_635982539 geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Continued lingering complaints about his suitability from some Ugandans including fellow members of Parliament, health have induced Economic Monitoring Minister Henry Banyenzaki to demand for an immediate stop.

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Banyenzaki described leaders who are still publicly depicting Kutesa as corrupt and too stained from the Global position as ‘unpatriotic and immature.’

He noted Thursday morning that Kutesa has advanced from local politics to a world figure and needs nothing but full support from the 37 million Ugandans.

“At the UN General Assembly, Hon Kutesa is holding our flag, and it is heavy, we must give him our support and stop belittling and soiling his image,” he said.

The Minister wondered why the MPs could wash Uganda’s dirty linen in the World domain when they themselves would not discuss their bedroom squabbles on the floor of Parliament.

“Kutesa is important for Uganda because one of the issues that he will be immediately focusing on at the UN is the country’s Post 2015 MDG agenda.

“We also have to bear in mind that the image of Uganda world over has changed. We are now being looked at as a country that has championed the fight against terrorism regionally and internally, the fight against malaria, and poverty. This is the image that we must fight to preserve.”

“Issues of Kutesa as a Mawogola Member of Parliament or as Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Minister must not surface on the floor of the (UN) General Assembly,” he noted.


Banyenzaki was speaking to Chimpreports in response to Budadiri East MP, Hon Isaiah Sasage’s remarks where he stressed that Kutesa’s new post didn’t imply that he is entirely untouchable.

Hon Sasage noted that despite Kutesa’s elevated status, Parliament, media, and civil society still reserved the right to scrutinize and hold him accountable for his wrongs as an MP and a minister.

“Kutesa might be key in championing Uganda’s MGDs but we also know that corruption is among those MDGs, and Hon Kutesa has been severally implicated,” charged the legislator, during a civil society conference in Kampala.

To be appointed UN president, Kutesa waded through immense resistance from local to international critics, who questioned his integrity, having been mentioned in a number of corruption cases, as well his purported anti-gay remarks.


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