Uganda is not a monarchy, says Mao

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wears a crown

Democratic Party [DP] president general, Norbert Mao, sought to make a clarification once more that Uganda as a country is a republic and not a monarchy as some would have it.

“In our Constitution, it’s the people who are sovereign and not the president. Uganda is not a monarchy,” Mao said Thursday while appearing on NBS TV “Frontline” programme.

Mao said government knows the nature of the Ugandan society and they are giving explanations that the society will accept. He was referring to Internal Affairs minister, Gen Jeje Odongo’s statement claiming witchcraft is behind Wakiso district women murders.

“If someone thinks a body part can make them rich, you can’t legislate that but you can control it through vigilance,” Mao noted.

On the land question, Mao said what the president is doing is a tool available for every chief of the government in the world.

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“The president is going to fail because land is a very touchy issue. In the future, people who will have land will have power.”

“Someone should remind Museveni that land issues are intergenerational. If you dispose me, I’ll tell my children about it.”

Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, who was appearing on the same show said while the main issue has been on land, the president has constituently talked about these murders.

“Police have been able to map out and profile the nature of killings that have been taking place.”



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