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President Museveni declares Bobi Wine an enemy of progress to Uganda. File Photo

Bobi Wine is an enemy of Uganda – This is the first time President Museveni has spoken in response to police’s idea to continuously block Bobi Wine’s concert with the most recent one happening less than two weeks back.

“Bobi Wine went to the USA and said investors should not come to invest in Uganda. That means he is an enemy of progress in Uganda. I was in opposition myself in 1960s member of DP and could not say don’t build Masaka-Kabale road because I was not in government

The road is not for the government but people,” Museveni said in response to a question about the cancellation of Bobi Wine’s concerts.

On 9th October this year, Bobi Wine who is also the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament had his Osobola Concert called off by police.

The show that had been slated to be at the One Love Beach, Busaabala was cancelled even after the singer implied that he had done all that is required in ensuring the authorities are made aware of the event.

However, the police spokesperson, Fred Enanga told journalists that they are yet to receive any official communication from the territorial commanders where the concert will be held adding that without official confirmations the show was not going to go on.

This was not the first time his concerts were cancelled but many have been called off in recent years. Last year, Bobi Wine was also stopped from holding his Kyarenga Concert.

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Government gazettes Red Berets, Civilians to face life imprisonment sentence for wearing the famous People Power red berets. File Photo

Last year following the Arua wrangles that saw Bobi Wine’s driver shot dead, he (Bobi Wine) stated in one interview with BBC that;

“it’s important, especially to the US taxpayers, to know that much of the military aid we get is used to oppress and brutalise the citizens of Uganda. The gun that killed my driver that could have probably killed me is American.”

This according to Museveni indirectly meant that the people power boss was discouraging the aid provided by the investor’s something he says is a true image of an enemy for the country.

Besides, Museveni implied that the statement from the people power proprietor was inappropriate and was intended to harm the country’s investment.

Museveni added that this is one of the reasons why the police on notable occasions have stopped the singer from enjoying his freedom to hold concerts.

According to President Museveni, the same singer criticising the development, prosperity and governance in the country cannot be allowed to reap good from it.

“If you are waging a war on our country by telling foreigners not to invest in our country, you are waging war on our prosperity. Why do you at the same time want to take advantage of that prosperity? Museveni asks before adding that he is yet to know why the police keep calling off Kyagulanyi’s concerts.

“I am not sure but I will speak to the police to tell me,” Museveni added.

By John Dalton Kigozi