KAMPALA – Several external forces are sending money to Uganda in a bid to overthrow the ruling government, the commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC), Maj Gen Don Nabasa, has said.
According to Maj Gen Nabasa, the foreign forces, whom he did not specify, are jealous of development here brought by the country’s natural resources.
“External forces are looking and they don’t want us to develop. We have the oil here, beauty of the country, stability, development and above all a precious leader. They think maybe if they get the precious leader out there will be disorganisation. Please don’t go on that path, it’s a wrong path. Don’t let them use you,” he is quoted as saying by Daily Monitor.
“They won’t come physically, but if they come here, it will be the best because we are very ready for them. Unfortunately, they will not come. They will send money and people, like the ones of late being deported, to mobilise the youth because they have the manpower here and the youth are very easy to convince. Please, talk to them and they see that the stability of their country is their future,” he added.
Maj Gen Nabasa was speaking on Tuesday during the 38th SFC and UPDAF (Uganda People’s Defence Air Force) Tarehe Sita celebrations at the 10th Battalion headquarters in Entebbe.
Officers in active service are, according to the Constitution and the UPDF Act, supposed to be non-partisan but the SFC commander said as a General, he could not hesitate from making comments which others may perceive to be politics.
“Please, anyway, I am sorry. As I have said, I am not supposed to talk politics but since it is an army day, I think I am allowed to speak about what you may term as politics, secondly as General, I can’t hide undercover at all now, time has caught up with me and I can’t say, ‘I will see. No no no. That is what it is’,” Maj Gen Nabasa is quoted as saying.