By Pesh Reports
Behind closed doors, European Union ambassadors laid bare with great specificity on their concerns about governance and security issues in Uganda and allegations of systematic human rights violations during a meeting with National Unity Platform(NUP) leaning leader of opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga and his shadow cabinet.
The ambassadors said they don’t like the label “friends of the dictator” lavished on them by angry opposition people on social media, violence was not an option to pressure the ruling NRM out of power, the German ambassador said. The abduction and disappearance of opposition actors “is just disgusting” they said
The meeting in the parliamentary Conference Hall began at 10am and went on well after 12noon. The ambassadors were brutally honest, according to a source who attended the meeting.
In his submission, the German Ambassador Mathias Schauer didn’t mince words. He said, ‘What we are very concerned about is what you mentioned, people disappearing in these so-called drones. This is just disgusting. This is unacceptable for any country with self-respect, with a constitution that claims to have rule of law and this is something that sends shivers down my spine and I am really, really sad about it.”
“If we mention this to the Foreign Affairs ministry, we mention it to the Ministry of Interior when we meet them, all the favours that have been coming to Uganda through the president will be stopped, that will be the end of our collaboration with this country, so be prepared!”