Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Uganda, Frank Mugambage, has lashed out at people who criticize Rwanda’s progress today, describing them as suffering from a ‘believing crisis.’
In an interview with The New Times yesterday, Mugambage said that on the contrary, Rwandans, through the recent Presidential elections, showed that they are satisfied with what the country’s political leadership had delivered to them, and endorsed it for another term in office.
“It’s a crisis of not accepting or believing in something good that is happening,” the envoy said. Citing the recent UN mapping report and the various renegade officers who fled the country, Mugambage attributed the crisis to selfishness, adding that some people believe they can pursue their individual interests at the expense of a common national interest.
“Otherwise how do you explain somebody who was part of the struggle to bring about the unity of Rwanda, to be now talking a language that is divisive among Rwandans?” he wondered.
He added that it was not right for the UN to compile a report that had no evidence to show that Rwandan troops committed crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
“How do you again explain this report that is baseless, that avoids the basic rules of national justice, and fails to ask those who are purported to have committed crime? This is all meant to undermine the prosperity and togetherness of our people,” he said.
Mugambage also lashed out at some media houses that he said lack objectivity and professionalism in the way they report about issues.
“It’s very unfortunate and very unprofessional. I have always told people ; come and ask me if you think there is something you need to ask - something not clear - even if it really was criticizing,” he said.