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Ignore Geldorf’s outbursts on Museveni, Africa

By Vision Reporter

Added 15th March 2005 03:00 AM

SIR— Mr. Geldof is advising President Museveni that his ‘time is up and he should go away.’ This to me is laughable and should be ignored by any serious Ugandan. It is absolutely questionable how such a person considers himself an expert on Africa’s or Uganda’s politics.

SIR— Mr. Geldof is advising President Museveni that his ‘time is up and he should go away.’ This to me is laughable and should be ignored by any serious Ugandan. It is absolutely questionable how such a person considers himself an expert on Africa’s or Uganda’s politics.

Geldof agrees that Museveni has successfully implemented poverty and AIDS measures and later links stagnation in poverty to his bid to stay in power. Isn’t this contradictory?

On the other hand, such generalisation of African countries with the developed countries in terms of politics is wrong. Such analyses should take into consideration the local situation and past history.

I would agree with the opinion of the honourables; Bidandi, Sabiiti, Butuuro, Prof. Bukenya and others but would definitely disagree with the opinion of Geldof on third term because it is full of gross assumptions and pre-conceived conclusions. Ugandans are mature enough and should therefore be left to sort out the issue of third term without external influence.

Charles Niwagaba
Makerere University

Ignore Geldorf’s outbursts on Museveni, Africa

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