When any dictatorship is in its last days, it starts shutting down institutions of higher learning-they tend to wage war on academia. The failure to pay staff members of academia their wages and instead use bedroom politics to shut them down, is very cowardly and vicious. The collapsed economy is now being used as a free ticket to abusing the constitution; instead of addressing fundamental issues such as; corruption, incompetence, over spending and mismanagement of the economy-the dictator has now put the blame on lecturers and students of Makerere university. Thus, dictator Yoweri Musevenis is now playing the victim game as he has always done when oppressing Ugandans.
The Free Uganda political organisation, strongly denounces the closure of Uganda’s main University and the oldest in the country, Makerere University by Dictator Yoweri Museveni.
The failure to promote and fund Uganda education is a sign of bad leadership and lack of Patriotism by Yoweri Museveni. The chronic breakdown of Uganda institutions has become the showcase of his phony leadership.
Free Uganda would like to extend its solidarity to both the staff and students of Makerere University. The incompetence of Yoweri Museveni and his political organisation, the National Resistance Movement, is now being used to blame the University. thus, the regime has seen Makerere University as a soft target to cover-up the collapsed economy.
We should also not forget that the dictators wife, Janet Kataha Museveni happens to be the education minister after stealing minerals of Karamojongs. As long as the future of education for Ugandans is under the direct control of dictator Yoweri Museveni and his wife, just like what has happened to other national assets of the country that have been mercilessly destroyed and shared among the thieving family-the quality and space of education will continue to disappear.