By Ivan Mwine
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has made it clear that he cannot take orders from foreigners and that he can deal with any international leaders without influence from western powers.
Museveni, who revealed that Uganda has plans of constructing a nuclear plant with support from Russia, made this clear on Tuesday afternoon during a meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Larvrov, which was at State House Entebbe, amidst the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine backed by NATO.
He made it clear that Uganda does not take orders from any foreign state about who to deal with or not, noting that he will deal with any country he prefers as and when he see fit.
“We want to trade with Russia. We want to trade with all countries of the world. We don’t believe in being enemies of somebody’s enemy, No! We want to make our own enemies not fight other people’s enemies,” Museveni said.
The 4 star General also asked the Russian Minister to inform his boss, President Vladmir Putin that Uganda wants to partner with Russia to build a nuclear power plant in the country.
Russia has since February been under severe sanctions ever since it invaded Ukraine.
The US and other NATO members asked the world to avoid using Russian products as one of the tactics to weaken the country economically.