Museveni tells donors to back off 2011 polls
Kampala (Alshahid) – President Museveni has assured parliament that the general elections will place as scheduled and at the same time told the donors to keep off Uganda’s politics and concentrate on areas such as developing infrastructure.
In his state of the nation address in Parliament, he asked donors to concentrate on their objectives and said Africa needs help in areas of energy, roads and railway construction as well as in the education and health sectors but not political help.
“I have been hearing some individuals saying there will be no election in 2011,” said Mr. Museveni. “I would like to assure you as night follows day, there will be elections and nobody will disrupt these elections…nobody will intimidate us.”
The President said that he does not need any foreign advice in organizing elections, an area that the development partners have concentrated on in the recent past, with calls for major electoral reforms.