President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa has at the ongoing oil and gas summit at Serena conference centre, Kampala, scoffed at the European Parliament lawmakers for what he terms as ‘meddling’ in the sovereign affairs of African countries.
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An embittered Museveni retaliated with harsh remarks on the position of the EU parliament which seeks to have the multi-billion 1,443 km oil pipeline project halted on humanitarian and environmental grounds.
According to Museveni, the EACOP project will not be delayed at any point and that the works will go on as timetabled, contrary to the EU parliament resolution instructing French oil giant TotalEnergies and partners to delay the project by at least one year.
Gen. Museveni, 78, says he is mature enough and experienced in leadership and governance and that he cannot listen to young lawmakers who qualify to be his own children. Museveni says the EU MPs are very young and amateurish and that they cannot guide an experienced leader of his age.