President Museveni has spoken out on recent claims by sections of people that the National Resistance Movement only favours westerners.
He says it wrong to cast the NRM a system monopolized by people from western Uganda.
“Kindly, leave our Armed Forces out of the nonsense of tribal debates. They have serious work to do and they have done it well. Leave them out of your confusion. The only point one can say about that is recruitment in the Armed Forces is by quotas per district. You check during the recruitment time. However, you can look at your fellow civilian officers.”
“Here in the Presidency, I am quite comfortable without many Banyankore, or, indeed, any munyankore around.1) Mitala- Unless he became a munyankore today – Head of Civil Service.ii) Katuramu- Westerner- Kabalega’s land;iii) President’s Office – Kakande- only munyankore through enkaanda, otherwise muganda from Ddwaniro- Masuliita.IV) State House Comptroller- Nakyobe – only guilty on the nkaanda side, muganda of some place.v) PPS to the President- Omona – Originally Acholi, but somehow Kumamunized by residence.I am quite comfortable without any big munyankore in the vicinity. Do not tell us about those cheap things of tribes and religious sectarianism.”
“The LDUs that you are complaining about were all recruited from Kampala and Wakes. Are you trying to say that people of Wakiso and Kampala are bad because of mistakes of individuals against laid down laws, who are, moreover, punished for those mistakes?”