Government of Uganda through Sam Kutesa the Foreign Affairs Minister has written back to the European Parliament, protesting the latter’s recent resolutions to among others, impose sanctions on Ugandan government officials and review its economic support to the East African nation.
Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa in his response argued that in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of guidelines were put in place to combat the virus adding that they could not sit and watch them being violated. According to Sam Kutesa, violation of these guidelines is the cause that made the National Unity Platform ex-presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine to be arrested which sparked widespread protests.
The government then added that due to the weapons that were possessed by the violent groups, they had to take the action to protect the wider portion of the public.
This was after the European Union together with other international blocs threatening to withdraw the support they are giving Uganda over what they termed as Human Rights Abuse during the 2021 election campaigns and the elections period.
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