Open Letter To President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
TORONTO, October 27, 2017
Dear President Yoweri Museveni, you may recall that I wrote you a letter on October 16, 2017. Kindly permit me to conclude the matter I raised with this brief update.
Your Excellency, in my letter, I described how the government of President Paul Kagame and a section of East African media used forged documents to assassinate the character of your government and your family. First, they claimed that Uganda harbours Rwanda’s enemies. Second, they alleged that your brother, General Caleb Akandwanaho, is a hired gun for protecting businesses owned by Pan-African industrialist Tribert Rujugiro, in exchange for 15% shares in one of his company.
President Museveni, we now have proof that the documents used to “support” the concocted stories were forged. Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) has confirmed that the so-called agreement between General Akandwanaho and Rujugiro does not exist. URSB unequivocally stated on October 24, 2017:
“A search conducted on our records revealed that the said resolution and Memorandum of Understanding were not registered by our office and do not exist on our company file.”
Everyone knows that URSB is the only body in Uganda mandated to register companies and business documents. Anyone wishing to verify this issue for themselves, especially those spreading lies, should directly contact URSB telephonically at +256 414 233 219; email [email protected] and website http://www.ursb.go.ug.
Your Excellency, allow me to bring this matter to a close with a few thoughts. As an educator and author of political economy, I never tire sharing a most elementary idea that leaders depend, most of all, on trust. This leads us to a pertinent question. Don’t leaders who undermine trust by lying understand the negative consequences of being caught? Rwandan leaders ought to reflect hard on the moral bankruptcy associated with their toxic behaviour.
In conclusion, Mr President, your Rwandan counterpart owes Uganda and your family an apology. That is the bare minimum consequence for unleashing a crude and poisonous campaign against a sister state.