President Museveni has lashed out at western countries for slapping sanctions on a country simply because they do not agree with the decisions of its leaders.
Speaking during an official visit to Zimbabwe to preside over as chief guest at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo, Museveni said such a move is counter productive.
“I do not support the concept of imposing sanctions on any country because of perceived weaknesses of one leader. In fact, it is a cowardly act that also counter-intuitively gives one an excuse for failing. If one’s methods are wrong, they will fail and be resisted by their own people, without foreign interference,” he said.
Museveni said Africa is stronger than it was in the 1960s, so countries should rally each other for co-operation against this imbalance.
He said it is a pity that Africa still exports money and jobs through selling raw materials in agriculture, minerals etc.
Museveni said he was pleased to be back in Zimbabwe, having been there first in 1980 at their independence ceremony .
He saluted all the revolutionary leaders, freedom fighters and the people of Zimbabwe who brought Zimbabwe to independence.
It is therefore my hope, and aspiration, that Africa once again rises to the call of unity.
Museveni went to Zimbabwe on the invitation of its president, Emerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa