Rwanda and Uganda have a special bond

Editor, Sunny Ntayombya’s analysis for African Renaissance is good for reading. Nonetheless, you go ahead and distort your facts. A lot of efforts have been put in to normalise the relations between the two sister countries of Uganda and Rwanda.
Rwanda’s Inspector General of Police Emmanuel Gasana (R), with his Ugandan counterpart  Kale Kayihura during the latter’s past visit to Kigali. The New Times/File.
Rwanda’s Inspector General of Police Emmanuel Gasana (R), with his Ugandan counterpart Kale Kayihura during the latter’s past visit to Kigali. The New Times/File.

Editor,

Sunny Ntayombya’s analysis for African Renaissance is good for reading. Nonetheless, you go ahead and distort your facts. A lot of efforts have been put in to normalise the relations between the two sister countries of Uganda and Rwanda.

 

I am not sure where your outburst on President Yoweri Museveni is coming from. To categorise Museveni as a dinosaur leader is so unfortunate. For the sake of stability of the region such poisoning statements should never be let out for public consumption.

 

I am a Ugandan with an East African Integration affinity, and an intense interest in Uganda and Rwanda because my biology, sociology and economy are fully embedded in the two countries. These two countries have special relationship which no one should be seen either ignorantly or deliberately tampering with.

 

We were so happy when our leaders in the two countries reconciled.Please do not scratch the scars.President Museveni may not be perfect; he has some failings like many of the leaders of our time, but he is still a very respectable leader in Uganda, the region and internationally.

You talk of achievements in Somalia and South Sudan, but you can’t talk of those achievements minus Museveni. You may have a dislike for the man, but you have no business to make such unfortunate statements.

Anthony Mugisha, Kampala
Uganda

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I always enjoy reading your columns in The New Times dear Sunny Ntayombya. I know that everyone has a right to an opinion but I think the Museveni part is a bit unfortunate, especially if you know the history of this region. Surely the man hasn’t gone that far.

Francis, Kigali
Rwanda

Reaction to Sunny Ntayombya’s opinion, “Is the African Renaissance getting a second wind?”, (The New Times, April 10)

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