There are boiling tempers in the executive arm of government where the president, H.E Gen. Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni sits with his cabinet ministers. A source who declined to be named citing job protection says the newly imposed sanctions by the Biden administration have frustrated and agitated the 77 year old dictator who now squarely attributes this development to the foreign affairs Ministry headed by veteran all seasoned politician Sam Kuteesa.
It is said that Museveni who broke the bank and sacrificed over $7 million on just the trip of Senegalese US based musician, Akon, thought that this move will help mend Uganda’s foreign relations. “It was a miscalculation because the online campaign by NUP supporters didn’t fizzle. They kept depicting the country’s violent scenes of the 2021 polls. They replicated photos of the dead and tagged US agencies on Twitter, which implored reprisals,” the source revealed to this site. “The president thinks the foreign affairs Ministry is not doing enough to market the country abroad. Kuteesa’s failure to convince the UN security council and EU members left the president furious,” our source adds.
The US on Friday through its office of the secretary of state announced fresh sanctions on Ugandan government officials who directly frustrated the democratic process and superitended a bloody election that left scores dead. The said sanctions are to take effect instantly and shall target the yet to be named officials and their immediate family members. Uganda has been a strategic US military ally on the African continent commended for her role in ensuring stability in the sub Saharan region.