Museveni is too tolerant
FRANK TUMWEBAZE, 30, was until September 2005 the head of the Political Research Directorate in the Office of the President. He resigned to contest for the Kibaale County (Kamwenge) seat in Parliament. EDRIS KIGGUNDU sounded him out on his impression of the man he served.
Consistent in telling lies
AUGUSTINE RUZINDANA, 60, MP for Ruhaama County and Deputy Secretary General for Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has known President Museveni for 45 years. He tells SSEMUJJU IBRAHIM NGANDA & EDRIS KIGGUNDU how the President has shifted from fighting for public interest to personal gain:
Has own agenda …very militaristic
PROF. DANI W. NABUDERE is the executive director/principal of the Marcus-Garvey Pan Afrikan Institute (formerly Afrika Study Centre) in Mbale. Having known Yoweri Museveni since he was a boy, Nabudere tells Richard M. Kavuma that the President is a man bent on having his way:
Museveni egoistic, liar, sadist
MAJ. (RTD) RUBARAMIRA RURANGA, 57, worked with President Museveni as a guerilla in the NRA between 1981-1986, and later as District Internal Security Officer (DISO) between 1986-1989.
Museveni is man on a mission
LT. GEN. CALEB AKANDWANAHO a.k.a. SALIM SALEH, 45, is a key figure in Uganda's military set up. He is also President Museveni's younger brother.
Museveni aides tell him lies
JOHN KISEMBO retired in 2001 as Inspector General of Police after the Justice Sebutinde probe in the force. He has since become deputy director of the Nakawa-based United Nations African Institute for Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI).
Museveni wants to control everything
SSEBAANA KIZITO, 71, is mayor of Kampala. For five years (1986 -1991), he served as a cabinet minister in President Museveni's government. He told EDRIS KIGGUNDU about Museveni the man, politician:
Museveni cares for Ugandans
MOSES BYARUHANGA, 38, is President Museveni's special assistant for political affairs. Having worked with him for 14 years, he tells SSEMUJJU IBRAHIM NGANDA and EDRIS KIGGUNDU how he perceives Mr. Museveni:
Museveni a backstabber
SAM KALEGA NJUBA, 64, was minister for Constitutional Affairs between 1986 and 1994. He tells EDRIS KIGGUNDU his recollection of the Museveni he knows:-
Very consistent, very persevering
MAJ. GEN. KAHINDA OTAFIIRE, 54, is minister for Water, Lands and Environment. He first worked with President Museveni in the Front for National Salvation (FRONASA - from 1972, National Resistance Army (NRA - from 1981 and in government (1986-2005).
Museveni treats people as personal instruments
MIRIA MATEMBE, 52, is the Women MP for Mbarara district. Between 1998 and 2003, she was Ethics and Integrity minister until President Museveni sacked her for opposing the lifting of presidential term limits. She explains to EDRIS KIGGUNDU the kind of person she thinks Museveni is:-
He works too hard
ENG. JOHN NASASIRA, 53, one of the longest serving ministers under President Museveni, first served on the National Resistance Army/Movement (NRA/M) external wing in Nairobi (1982-1986).
Museveni manipulates
MUGISHA MUNTU, 47, served President Museveni as Director of Military Intelligence, Chief Political Commissar and Army Commander between 1986 and 1998. He told EDRIS KIGGUNDU why he later fell out with the man he admired so much as a student:-
Museveni charismatic but his time has come
SARAH KIYINGI NAMUSOKE, 45, was the Minister of State for Internal Affairs from 1999 to 2003 when President Museveni sacked her, apparently for opposing the controversial proposal to lift presidential term limits.
He is authoritarian; likes ordering people
DR PAUL KAWANGA SSEMOGERERE is the President General of the Democratic Party. He served nine years as minister under President Museveni.
He hates criticism
AKBAR ADOKO NEKYON was the Minister of Health and later of Rehabilitation and Social Services between 1988 and 1990. He spoke to EDRIS KIGGUNDU about his perception of President Yoweri Museveni.
Mulokole boy who disobeyed teachers
ERIYA TUKAHIRWA KATEGAYA, President Museveni’s closest childhood friend and most enduring political ally, has known the President since they were little boys in Kyamate Primary School. They studied together through primary, secondary schools and university, before working in the same government until they fell out in 2003. He told BENON HERBERT OLUKA how the President evolved from a petulant young man to the strong willed leader he is today:-