President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said he also suffer from bad advisors.
The president made the remarks at a Public lecture in the memory of Sir Edward Muteesa II held at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala on Monday.
Sir Edward Muteesa II addressed as Ssekabaka is the deceased father of the reigning King of Buganda Kingdom His Highness Ronald Mwenda Mutebi II.
“I also suffer from bad advisors. If you’re not careful with bad advisers, they’re more dangerous than anyone else” President Museveni said.
The President noted that Ssekabaka Muteesa II’s main problem was the company he linked up with here in Uganda particularly the late former president Dr. Apollo Milton Obote. Dr. Obote’s political party Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) allied with Kabaka yekka a pro- Buganda political party in early 60’s but later fell out with Buganda Kingdom six years later.
President Museveni accused the “bad advisors” to the post independence leaders of Uganda for the prevailing social economic challenges the country is facing today. Quoting a verse from the Bible, President Museveni said that what comes from outside is not so dangerous like what comes from the inside.
“If we had linked up with him (Muteesa) in time, things would have been different” Museveni said.
During the event, the government of Uganda awarded medals to Ssekabaka Muteesa II and Kabaka Mutebi in recognition for their contribution towards the development of Uganda.
The president said government will contribute Shs300m towards the renovation of the Kasubi Tombs. It will also hand over Muteesa’s car, a Rolls Royce, that has been kept in the Uganda Museum for years.
President Museveni has more than 100 advisors on several policy, and management issues including politics, culture and the economy.