Chris Obore, the Director of Communications at Parliament, has accused Ugandans of spending much time on criticising other people instead of doing productive work.
He was coming to the defence of first son Muhoozi Kainerugaba who was recently promoted by his father President Museveni to the rank of Lieutenant General.
Appearing on a local television station, Busiro East MP Hon Medard Segona said apart from some training in foreign schools, Muhoozi has nothing to show for the ranks he keeps receiving.
“How brilliant is Muhoozi who is a Lt Gen without firing a single shot,” Segona asked.
Obore pointed out: “If Gen Muhoozi was a ganja smoker, drunkard and causing brawls in the streets; the haters would be; how can a president fail to bring up children well?”
He added: “When they are brought up well; the haters are: how can Muhoozi do well? How many of you hate your own children? Annoying lot.”
After being promoted, Muhoozi wrote: “I want to thank the hundreds of supporters and well-wishers who sent me messages of congratulations and encouragement today.”
He added: “I know all the officers who were promoted by the Commander in Chief today draw inspiration from such massive support. Thank you all.”
This came shortly after Muhoozi hosted his friends Lt. General Molla Haile Mariam (Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces) and Maj. General Tesseme Kafyalew, a senior officer of the ENDF.
He said the strategic relationship between UPDF and ENDF is very strong.
Ugandans waste time criticising
Meanwhile, Obore who was not yet finished, said if the energy Ugandans spent on attacking everything and everyone on social media was spent on digging gardens…
“We would have surplus food and we would be in middle income status already. Many spend what would be capital to buy smart phones just to attack others!”
He defended Tourism minister Godfrey Kiwanda saying he takes his docket of Tourism seriously.
“Committed people sometimes make some mistakes but Instead of condemning him; it’s better to fine tune his concept. Killing his morale is asking him to join the non-performers who are the majority in government.”
The minister has been under attack for launching “Miss Curvy Uganda” by activists who claim he is making curvy Ugandan women sex objects for tourists.
Obore further commented on the arrest of BBC and NBS journalists for investigating the sale of government drugs on the black market.
“To ask journalists to inform police about the stories they are investigating is pure lack of understanding of what journalism is,” Obore pointed out.
He added: “Journalists can and should even investigate police. Only ask journalists to be fair and balanced. The rest is not your business.”