The National Unity Platform party president, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has told off Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to desist from claiming that Ugandan natural resources are his personal property.
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Speaking on Sunday at his Zoom meeting with the diaspora community, Kyagulanyi reminded Ugandans that all the natural resources are their property and not for specific individuals as Museveni tries to imply. “We have resources that are sufficient to sustain our country. The problem is that Gen. Museveni sees Lake Victirua as bis personal property and the oil in Bunyoro as his own. No wonder he calls it, my oil,” Bobi said. “Friends, we must reverse this trend and ensure that natural resources are not owned by those in power but by the people of Uganda,” he urged. During last year’s Hoima byelection, Bobi who had camped in the area to campaign for Nyakato Asinasi accused Museveni of looting and exporting crude oil to nearby countries. “I want to inform all Ugandans especially the Banyoro that President Museveni’s government started selling crude oil long time ago .This money the people of Bunyoro do not even see it. The oil is transported in trucks and escorted by the UPDF,” he stated.
On several occasions, president Museveni has been heard on public platforms claiming that the oil in Bunyoro is his property. He has always accused Bobi Wine and his group of wanting to grab ‘his oil’ and share it with their ‘western’ funders. Afraid of losing entirely to the ravenous Museveni regime, the Bunyoro traditional and community leaders in 2019 appealed to government for a fair oil share that would also benefit their region.