President Museveni has attributed the cancellation of Bobi Wine’s shows by police to the musician turned politician’s retrogressive political activities.
The president’s sentiments are contained in a BBC report titled “Bobi Wine is an enemy of progress” appearing in today’s BBC Africa news reports.
In the report, president Museveni is quoted to say Bobi Wine went to America and discouraged investors from coming to invest in Uganda.
“Bobi Wine went to America and said that people should not come invest in Uganda. That means he is an enemy of progress in Uganda. When you go and tell foreigners that they should not come and invest in our country, you are waging war on our prosperity. So why then do you want to come and take advantage of that prosperity?” Museveni told the BBC.
“That may be one of the reasons [for the cancellation of Bobi Wine’s concerts] I suspect, I have not talked to the police in details,” added the president.
“That may be one of the reasons [for the cancellation of Bobi Wine’s concerts] I suspect, I have not talked to the police in details.” Museveni said.
Museveni further told the BBC that he still has unfinished business to do as president of Uganda and will only leave when asked by NRM to leave.
“My home is waiting for me, but we have issues as Uganda to deal with. It is those issues that make us do what we decide to do politically along with our colleagues. If the fraternity of NRM think that they no longer require the contribution of the elders then we will happily go and do other things,” Museveni assured the BBC.
“We are not here for a show, we are not theatre goers, we are people who are here to deal with very big issues of Uganda and Africa.”
Museveni said that he saw unemployed youth in Uganda not as a “threat but an opportunity”.
He said that there were unexploited opportunities in agriculture and IT which young people should be willing to go for.
“One of the issues is the mentality because some of the people are looking for white-collar jobs instead of looking for [other jobs], there’s commercial agriculture, there’s industries, factories and services and IT, we are deliberately working on them to create jobs for our people,” he said.