By Frank Kamuntu
Kampala: Addressing journalists on Thursday morning at Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party headquarters, Gen Mugisha Muntu has issued a condolence message to the fallen army officers among them mentioning D/IGP, Paul Lokech who succumbed to blood clot few days ago.
Muntu a former commander of Uganda Peoples Defense Force (UPDF) before he crossed to the opposition wing, commended Lokech for using his life to strengthen security and peace of Ugandans and Africans at large.
”Gen Lokech served his purpose very well on all the missions he was assigned to and that’s what ranked him among the best officers on the continental level,” Muntu noted before adding;
”It’s however unfortunate that by the time he died, his smartness in serving Ugandans had been dirtied by this regime that only aims at keeping President Yoweri Museveni in power at all possible cost.”
On Afghan evacuees hosted by Uganda, Muntu blasted Museveni for not considering the huge number of refugees the country is grappling with but went ahead to open gates for Afghans because ‘he wants to keep his beak wet with US’ money.’
According to Muntu, US wrote to very many countries seeking homage for the Afghans but Uganda was among those that swiftly responded so as not to miss the huge amounts of dollars coming with the evacuees.
”Ofcourse we feel sorry for our brothers and sisters from Afghanistan currently torn by war, but wonder why Museveni swiftly accepted their coming without considering the poor standards of living over 1.2M refugees Uganda has are living in, just money minded regime,” Muntu spit.
Yesterday Uganda government said that over 51 people had been evacuated from Afghanistan arrived Wednesday in the East African country at the request of the United States.
The government last week said that the country would shelter up to 2,000 people fleeing the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. It said the Afghans would be brought to Uganda in small groups in a temporary arrangement before they are relocated elsewhere.