KAMPALA– The former Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has condemned President Museveni’s directive to award Government construction contracts to the army stressing that it’s another sign of dictatorship.
According to Kyagulanyi, Gen. Museveni can nolonger recognise his former self Gen. Idi Amin whom he always castigated for ruling by decree as opposed to the rule of law, showing that he has zero regard for the law.
“In yet another show of dictatorship, Mr. Museveni has ordered his wife and other government Ministers to henceforth award contracts for Government Construction Projects to the Army disguising to avoid delays due to lengthy procurement processes”, Kyagulanyi added.
According to Kyagulanyi, in a country governed by the law, even if one wanted to take this step, it must be processed through the law not a presidential directive.
“It gets more clearer why Museveni wanted a lame duck parliamentary leadership- before long all these laws will be repealed so that he is given power to do as he pleases.
This opposition bigwig narrated that this is not the first time Mr. Museveni is expressing such contemptuous disregard for the PPDA Act, and other procurement laws as he recently dismissed the public procurement policies as “neo-colonial” while attempting to justify his wasteful Covid-19 expenditure for financial year 2019/2020.
According to Kyagulanyi, President Museveni’s directive is unconstitutional and it effectively denies tax-payers whatever was left of their ability to scrutinise what their money is doing stressing that it’s just like he spends colossal sums of money in trillions on “classified security expenditure” he now seeks to shield all this expenditure from scrutiny.
“We all know what has since happened with the Operation Wealth Creation and NAADs ever since Museveni put them under the stewardship of the army. Parliament has been struggling to get any details on how that money is used without much success”, Kyagulanyi narrated.
The pop star cum politician noted that militarising every sector of public life will give Museveni the political survival and illicit enrichment that he craves for.
According to Kyagulanyi, Uganda will be restored to its rightful path and to its rightful owners very soon as Museveni’s strategy will work for a short time and ultimately “end in tears” for him and his accomplices.