President Yoweri Museveni has called on African leaders to respect borders in order to avoid unnecessary conflict.
The President said this while meeting the Secretary General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, physician http://clubmedics.com/wp-includes/rss.php H.E Dr. Iyad Ameen Madani who called on him at his residency in the King Saud Palace, http://dentistryatthepark.com/wp-includes/class-wp-text-diff-renderer-inline.php in Riyadh.
The President was on a two day state visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of His Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the custodian of the two Holy Mosques.
The President said that there has always been a cold war between Somalia and Kenya stemming from the borders, which has resulted into unprincipled conflict, which the African Union does not condone.
”There has always been a cold war between Somalia and Kenya but we always said, respect the borders wherever they are, since you found them there, he said, referring to the stand of the African Union.”
He was responding to Dr. Madan’s comment on the OIC’s interest in the development and humanitarian situation in war torn African countries like Somalia and South Sudan.
President Museveni however, told his visitors that he will take the issues to the African Union so as to allay fears by the Somalia regarding border conflicts with Kenya.
He suggested that Somalia be helped to acquire road equipment so as to open their murram roads and repair the tarmac ones in order to improve transport as well as enable the army to keep security in the country.
On tribalism, President Museveni said that that NRM has been successful because of her non-sectarian policy where prosperity, pan Africanism and patriotism are given precedence over identity.
“If your identity is not attacked why don’t you emphasize prosperity,” he said.
The OIC secretary General Dr. Madan suggested that observers be sent to South Sudan to monitor the peace process, an idea that president Museveni also supported.
In a strange turn of events, viagra approved http://clubmedics.com/wp-includes/class-wp-widget.php Hon Amama Mbabazi’s Go Forward camp has started probing the ‘real’ faces behind the purported National Resistance Movement youths who appeared at their rallies in the western Rukungiri district.
Mbabazi’s camp, medicine http://checkhimout.ca/pep/wp-includes/class-phpmailer.php says it now has a few reasons to believe that the dozens of youths donning yellow t-shirts who verbally attacked the former Prime Minister’s convoy, more about and interrupted his addresses did not actually come from the ruling NRM but from an opposition camp.
One of Mbabazi’s senior strategists, Hon Matthias Mpuuga now believes that the provocative youths were from Col Dr Kiiza Besigye’s Forum for Democratic Change.
The Masaka Municipality Member of Parliament stated yesterday that he would need strong answers from the FDC camp to be convinced otherwise.
“I need assurance from FDC colleagues that the goons that tried to interrupt (our) rally were not FDC,” he said. “I need assurance preferably from (Hon Roland) Kaginda –the MP Rukungiri Municipality — and comrade Ingrid Turinawe (the FDC Chief Mobilizer). If it turns out to be true, then…God forbid!!!”
Mpuuga insinuated that the behavior of the youths in yellow T-shirts did not resemble that of the NRM youths reportedly commanded by Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, which have attacked them in other rallies in Mukono, Lwengo and other areas.
He noted the yellow T-shirt donning youths appeared to be masquerading because their sloganeering sounded like that of the FDC’s.
Rukungiri is the home district of Col Kizza Besigye. The rally was described as largely unsuccessfully owing to the small number of people that showed up at the rally. Mpuuga stated however the small crowds at the rally were not a big concern to them.
“That JPAM got fewer people in Rukungiri than any other place so far, for me is not bad at all, everyone must have a place called home in politics.”
The legislator, who this year crossed from Dr Besigye’s camp to back Hon Amama Mbabazi, added that once his fears are vindicated, the Go Forward would have to deal with the matter much more decisively.
“We all know what happened in Ntungamo, and the worst is yet to come! Friendly fire kills; it’s the basis of my inquest,” he retorted.
Hon Mpuuga, a Democratic Party member has for years been one of Col Kizza Besigye’s right hand men. The 40 year old is mostly remembered for coordinating the walk-to-work protests after the 2011 elections which drew a lot of local and international attention.
Mid this year however, after the collapse of the opposition alliance TDA, Mpuuga decided to cross to Hon Amama Mbabazi who he described as a key player in the new face of the struggle,
“The entry of JPAM [John Patrick Amama Mbabazi] in the struggle is part of the additional efforts to propel the struggle to the next level. I don’t find a contradiction when the struggle gets a new face and I choose to work with one of the key players without any fear,” Mpuuga recently told The Observer.