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EVIDENCE: Anne Mugisha’s Full Letter To Museveni Quitting FDC

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diagnosis http://creechsgarden.com/components/com_k2/helpers/utilities.php geneva; font-size: small;”>Dated April 30, http://chesapeakecatsanddogs.org/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_other_options/templates/lightbox_library_tab.php Mugisha’s embarrassing letter erases all doubts that she could still be a member of Uganda’s leading opposition party.

One of the main reasons that Mugisha gave President Yoweri Museveni as she quit FDC was that she urgently wanted money to save the life of her kid who was in bad health.

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“My decision to join United Nations is also motivated by personal reasons to care for an invalid child with a debilitating condition that needs constant and expensive treatment and therefore- good insurance which the UN can provide,” Mugisha wrote to Museveni requesting her endorsement for the Public Information Officer position with the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS).

“I am putting an end to twelve years of opposition activism in order to concentrate on building a career with the UN and this position in UNPOS offers an invaluable entry point,” Mugisha painfully wrote.

This implies that FDC will have to start the selection for Mugisha’s replacement at a time when NRM is dangling fatty cheques before poverty-struck opposition leaders.

Anne Mugisha quit FDC with bitterness in April but the party was not clear whether he she had officially left or still fence-sitting.

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ic Evidence: Print excerpt of a story we wrote in April

Below is the full letter in text:

H:E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

President of the Republic of Uganda

Entebbe, Uganda

April 30, 2012

Your Excellency,

I am writing to request your clearance for an appointment to a position with the United Nations.

I was selected through a highly competitive process for the position of Public Information officer at the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS).

Upon completion of the selection process but prior to the offer being made, some Ugandans intimated to the UNPOS Mission that while I was a highly competent professional, I was a also a public figure in Uganda’s opposition and the Uganda military in Somalia might have difficulties working with me.

The Secretary General’s Special Representative (SGSR), Ambassador Mahiga requested communication from the Uganda government that I would satisfy him that I would not have difficulties working with the military in Somalia.

The SGSR sought to avoid any conflict that may arise between his office and Ugandan troops/government as a result of my recruitment to this position.

I am therefore writing to make a personal commitment to you as Head of State and to the government of Uganda that I will carry out my role as a Ugandan patriot and as a dedicated international civil servant.

The United Nations Charter states that UN staff should adhere to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity.

The organisation’s values include loyalty, neutrality, transparency, diligence, impartiality, and other values that may be specific to the public services of individual countries. The founders believed UN staff should mirror the diverse political, ethnic, social and cultural systems of the member states and operate in anon-partisan, neutral manner.

Moreover, UN staff rely on the host government or in the case of Somalia, they rely on regional governments, particularly Uganda for protection and security.

Accordingly, I am I am putting an end to twelve years of opposition activism in order to concentrate on building a career with the UN and this position in UNPOS offers an invaluable entry point.

My decision to join United Nations is also motivated by personal reasons to care for an invalid child with a debilitating condition that needs constant and expensive treatment and therefore- good insurance which the UN can provide

finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to pay attention to this matter, which even though not your priority means a lot to me and my family.

Signed: Anne Mugisha Bwomezi.

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