One wonders whether Museveni’s ministers suffer sleeping sickness. The sleeping bug that caught and entered the bloodstream of President Museveni’s ageing ministers this morning tracked down Gen Jeje Odongo all the way to Kigali in Rwanda where he is attending the Ad hoc committee meeting meant to stabilize relations between Rwanda and Uganda.
During the Rwanda- Uganda ad-hoc committee meeting where discussions on the implementation of the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding kicked off in Kigali, the Internal affairs Minister was caught sleeping during the Most important session.
Because of the Sleeping bug that caught Jeje Odongo, It is unclear whether the minister will even grasp anything discussed in the meeting or wait to read about it in newspapers.
Kuteesa who led the delegation noted that the Memorandum of Understanding enshrines the principle of finding African solutions to African problems.
As is the norm with Bush war heroes and their history, Sam Kuteesa gave a historical background of ties between the two countries, saying that they are interconnected and they cannot let small issues divide their ties.
The Ugandan delegation in Kigali for the Ad hoc committee meeting led by Foreign affairs ministers Sam Kahamba Kuteesa includes Gen JeJe Odongo, Attorney General William Byaruhanga, the High Commissioner to Rwanda Olive Wonekha and Amb. Joseph Ocwet from the President’s Office.
Other Participants attendance include Angolan Minister of External Relations Manuel Domingos Augusto and the DR Congo Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Security & Customary Affairs Gilbert Kakonde Malamba.
The host team is led by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe, Minister of Local Government Anastase Shyaka, the Minister of Justice Busingye Johns, the Secretary General of the National Intelligence & Security Services (NISS) Maj. Gen Joseph Nzabamwita, Rwanda’s High Commission to Uganda, Maj. Gen F. Mugambage and Anaclet Kalibata, the Director General of External Intelligence & Security Services.
The talks between Rwanda and Uganda are expected to lead to the opening of the Katuna border which has been closed since February this year, risking trade flow between the two nations and billions of shillings have been lost as a result of the standoff.