Under siege Museveni seeks support on oil law, aid cuts
Saturday December 15 2012
Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) speaks with Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on December 11, 2012. AFP
In one week, the president bulldozed a contentious oil law through parliament, made a highly publicised visit to Moscow and, returning in a combative mood, went on to address parliament seeking legitimacy for the law, which was passed with more than half the House staying away from the session.
Museveni alleged that some parliamentarians and NGOs had become internal saboteurs, acting on behalf of foreign interests to cripple development in the oil and gas sector.
However, the NGOs say Museveni is attempting to shut them down for sensitising the public about public sector management, which has raised questions of accountability.