President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is one of the leading ranchers in Uganda and East Africa. He owns two vast dairy farms in Uganda. His Kisozi and Rwakitura farms hold more than ten thousand heads of cattle.
The thousands of liters of milk and tones of meats his farm sell earn him extra millions, apart from his presidential salary.
However, the salary he has been receiving from his government since he took charge in 1986 and the ‘side hustle’ of rearing cattle has never satisfied him.
Museveni, also nicknamed M7, is milking Ugandans to the fullest. He is being helped by his close allies in the National Resistance Movement party (NRM).
A recent editorial cartoon by Daily Monitor explains it all. Below is the cartoon that cleverly criticizes Museveni.
When visiting his farm he uses the presidential helicopters and cars fueled by the government. His farm is also manned by security personel who are paid by the government.
According to the East African, his cattle are also attended to by government agricultural extension officers.
In the newly proposed budget the Ugandan government has increased and introduced new taxes. Some include taxes on data used to browse on social media.
The Daily Monitor reported yesterday that the government will generate more revenues by increasing taxes on fuel.
The sad part is that some of the more generated revenues are going to end in his pockets.