The leader of National Unity Platform (NUP), Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has said that it’s unfortunate that President Museveni has always castigated Idi Amin for ruling by decree as opposed to the rule of law yet he also continues to exhibit equal disregard for the law.
His remarks came shortly after President Museveni ordered that ministries should always use UPDF engineering brigade on some of the projects
Effecting the Presidential orders, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC), the commercial arm of the UPDF with the objective of building the latter’s capacity to undertake road construction and maintenance projects.
According to the MoU, NEC will also undertake civil works for the rehabilitation of Olwiyo – Pakwach Road (62km) and mechanized maintenance of 124km unpaved roads in the central region including Ngoma – Kyankanzi (15km), Ngoma – Kasozi – Kyamukanda (42km), Luku – Kalangala (31km), and Kalangala – Mbalabana (35km).
According to Kyagulanyi, in a country governed by the law, even if president Museveni wanted to take this step, it must be processed through the law, and not a presidential directive.
Kyagulanyi noted that President Museveni is expressing such contemptuous disregard for the PPDA Act, and other procurement laws.
Increasingly, Kyagulanyi explained that Museveni is deploying the army to pursue selfish interests that the laws of land would ordinarily not support adding that the prosecution of his political opponents in the court martial which works on his direct orders is one example.