Kawempe South Member of Parliament Hon. Mubarak Munyagwa has blasted the National Unity Platform for frustrating Ugandans.
Speaking while appearing on NBS Eagle show this Sunday evening, Munyagwa accused his colleagues in the struggle for telling lies something that cannot be sustained since they are not children.
He noted that its ironic to hear senior officials alleging that president Museveni will not be sworn in come 12th May 2021 yet nothing is being done to make this happen.
“ It’s bad to take Ugandans for granted, you can’t say and continuously post on social media that (Taja Layira) President Museveni will not swear and you are not seen doing anything but only cuddling with your wife at the beach.” Munyagwa said adding that it takes a person who walks the talk not mere rumormongers on socials.
Munyagwa stated, “Mubarak Munyagwa: I’m a kind person who never grieves after an election because I know this system. There was a lot of manipulation in this election.”
The reigning chairperson of the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) categorically celebrated the role played by veteran politician Dr. Kiiza Besigye in the fight to unseat the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).
“Besigye also walked the talk, the only way he would be stopped would be either an arrest or a house detention. He never promised things for the sake of getting social media comment.” Munyagwa said.
President Museveni was declared by the Electoral Commission as the winner of the January 14 elections having defeated 10 other candidates with 58 percent of all valid votes cast. If he completes his term in 2026, Museveni will have collectively ruled Uganda for 40 years.
At least 4,042 people including 21 heads of state are expected to attend President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s 6th swearing-in ceremony. Speaking at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Esther Mbayo, the Minister of the Presidency said the decision is aimed at conforming to the standard operating procedures meant to contain the spread of Covid-19.
According to the standard operating procedures, all political gatherings are restricted to only 200 people. However, Mbayo said that since the swearing-in ceremony is a special occasion that occurs only once every five years, they sought a waiver from the Ministry of Health and the Attorney General to have more people.
She says that they will still observe other SOPs such as social distancing and hand washing. Mbayo also says that all those who will attend the function will be required to take a Covid-19 test before they are allowed access to the Kololo ceremonial grounds where the swearing-in will take place.
Asked whether even heads of state will be tested before they are allowed in the country, Mbayo said only their entourage will be tested. Mbayo also refused to disclose the names of the heads of state who have confirmed attendance. She said however that invitation has been extended to 42 heads of state both from Africa and the rest of the world.
Also invited to attend the ceremony from within the country include; all former presidential candidates, ministers and ministers of state, all MPs-elect, members of the Central Executive Committee, some religious and cultural leaders, 17 delegates from each district, members of the East African Legislative Assembly and some members of the business community.