President Yoweri Museveni has accused international players of repeatedly interfering in the internal affairs of other countries including his Uganda.
In a warning against foreign interference during his four-hour long state of the nation address on Sunday night, Museveni claimed some unnamed foreign countries were determined to influence Uganda’s politics by channeling financial assistance to the opposition through civil society organizations (CSOs).
Museveni noted that NGOs funded by foreign governments, on the African continent give money to opposition players as well as advise and lie on their behalf.
“These foreigners may think that Africans are weak and foolish,” Museveni said.
According to Museveni, external forces cannot claim to have more knowledge and solutions to challenges affecting countries such as Uganda, saying this would lead to mistakes as has already been made in Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, Cambodia and Afghanistan.
“It is important that external players refrain from interfering with the internal affairs of other countries. Interfering with the internal affairs of other countries is morally and practically wrong. Morally wrong, because the question is what kind of intelligence do you have to think that you can understand the problem in my house better than we the occupants. If we have a problem in our house, we, the occupants will solve it. It is also practically wrong because outsiders cannot have enough information about a foreign situation. They are most likely going to make mistakes. If there is any problem in Uganda, I will surely handle it better than the outsider.” Museveni said.