M7 Blasts ICC In UN Address

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda. UN Photo/Sarah Fretwell
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda. UN Photo/Sarah Fretwell

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni lashed out at the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing the body of ‘mishandling complex African issues with bias’

President Museveni made these stinging remarks while addressing the 68th United Nations General Assembly, New York.

The president cited Kenya as a case point saying “The ICC, in a shallow, biased way has continued to mishandle complex African issues,” he stated. “The ICC should stop…Kenya is recovering. Let her recover.”

President Museveni emphasized African anger regarding “actors who are beginning to make it a habit to ignore African Union positions on African matters.”

Museveni is one of scores of leaders to speak at the annual General Assembly session at which heads of State and Government and other high-level officials will present their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance.

Apart from bashing the ICC, President Museveni stated that well-managed natural resources can transform African economies.

With the country’s own income flow from the exploitation of oil and gas resources, Uganda is now able to transform itself into a modern, sustainable economy, the President said.

“With the resources from oil and gas, we shall be able to fund all our infrastructure needs,” Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said in his presentation on the first day of the Assembly’s annual General Debate. “The future is bright and our forward movement is irreversible,” he added.

While outlining Uganda’s struggle for socio-economic transformation, he said, “our biggest problem was funding; the small colonial modern economy was destroyed by Idi Amin.”

The president said that despite mistakes by some actors, Uganda had been able to achieve many of the Millennium Development goals, he said, concluding that, “Without any doubt, Uganda and much of Africa are moving forward robustly.”

 

19 thoughts on “M7 Blasts ICC In UN Address

  1. You must stop talking about Iddi Amin in relation to the country’s limping economy. You have been president for 27 years. You sold national assets in all sectors, your government is the most corrupt in the East African region, the education and health sectors have all collapsed under your leadership, roads and other infrastructure built under Iddi Amin and Obote are no more, yet you shamelessly talk about Amin in the white-man audiences as the problem of Uganda up to now???? Don’t you feel so detached from reality to be blaming Amin who left power 35 years ago? Please, if you cannot revamp a country’s economy in 27 years, you must be terribly incompetent. It takes a competent leader 3 – 5 years to rebuild a country’s economy, not 3 decades like you have taken and yet you have not succeeded even after this long!!!! Go away, you are obsolete.

  2. thanks his excellency but also think of the economy of Uganda, i think when you come to the grass root of our nation Uganda is performing to its worst, i think some where something is wrong, thanks

  3. the nation needs actual translation of the talks not wolokoso before other members for how long will it take to transform since its becoming asong year in year out its better practical solutions

  4. what a confident president.i like him for that. True Uganda’s problem has been the dependence syndrome.now that we have oil things are gonna be okay

    1. urgently salute HE The President for that bold and vigorous statement of which all clear-thinking members of society should feel proud of

  5. I like that confedentiality! But, as history repeats itself, where is Muamar who could blast such people? am scared!

  6. In most cases when you know that you are guilty of some crime you always try hard to cover up your brother. like saying to leave African’s manage their issues which is wrong let there be an end to atrocities committed by African leaders.

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