President Museveni has hit back at National Unity Platform activists who questioned his moral authority of singing wealth creation even after 40 years of him being taken care of on tax payer’s money when he’s been president since 1986 after bringing down the government of the day then.
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Museveni was reacting to a tweet which was portraying him as some one who stages birthday parties, anniversaries at the expense of tax payers and when he’s told to account for it, he reverts to his usual tactics of avoiding scrutiny even when people of Karamoja die of hunger year in, year out.
Dictator @KagutaMuseveni enjoy lavish lifestyle, extravagant birthday party and wedding anniversary and bloated @StateHouseUg budget at taxpayers expenses amid the famine in #Karamoja and widespread poverty across the country, and when he is questioned by the public the dictator…
— UK Official People Power – NUP (@uk_nup) September 18, 2023
In his reaction, Museveni says the food he eats for he past 40 years is got from his farms in Ntungamo, Rwakyitura and Kisozi not necessarily that it’s tax payer’s money which feeds him. He also says that the wealth he has is inherited wealth which he has referred to as Obujajja wealth not that he has got it all through out the time he has been president and is intending to extend the same to 45 years in 2026.
“The wealth I have is based on modernized obujajja wealth. This is what I commend to the Ugandans and the Bazzukulu. That was the main point of the message accompanying my picture with Muhoozi at Kisozi with the Akareemba herd in the background. We are very proud of that heritage and its modernized form. In the world, many countries are crying for food because of the wars in Europe. Here in Uganda, we have our own muhogo, millet, maize, beef, milk, sugar, fruits, etc.”-tweeted Museveni.
Several activists especially opposition have always hit at the president for living an extravagant life at the expense of taxpayers money with his staff roster which includes 27 senior presidential assistants, 40 private secretaries, and a domestic staff of 996 at his residence alone- comprising 59 waitresses, 14 room attendants, 80 gardeners, 129 drivers, 50 cleaners, 35 cooks, 12 chefs among others and all these cost tax payers a whooping UGX410billion which was allocated to state house this fiscal year.
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During the pre-budget sessions at state house, members of parliament were surprised that state house spends almost UGX1 billion on water and electricity alone more than some factories in the country. These also got to know that Museveni alone spends UGX360million on his clothes annually something which revealed the extravagance at state house.
“Nsubuga wondered why I still talk about wealth creation, having depended on the national purse for 40 years. Ndugu Nsubuga, the two pieces of muhogo (otushate), some peas, some kalo, two hundred grammes of meat three times a week and 3 cups of milk coffee in a day, plus the little amounts of food Maama takes each day, can all be easily got from our farms at Ntungamo, Rwakyitura, Kisozi, etc”-Museveni tweeted.
I have noted the hostile messages from @BartNsubuga, @uk_nup, and @PAULKAZIBAC . Nsubuga wondered why I still talk about wealth creation, having depended on the national purse for 40 years. Ndugu Nsubuga, the two pieces of muhogo (otushate), some peas, some kalo, two hundred…
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) September 18, 2023
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