In an interview with NBTV, former Ugandan Supreme Court Justice George Kanyeihamba said that, in the wake of the tragic Lake Victoria boat accident claiming dozens of lives, Uganda needs a new crop of leaders and policymakers.
Justice Kanyeihamba said the current government is more reactionary and does not have the capacity to draft and implement any laws.
“In 2021, I expect people like Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert, Hon. Kiiza Winnie and Hon. Gerald Karuhanga to be the ones in charge of this country. The reason we put term limits and age limits in the Constitution was to have all generations take part in the leadership and governance of this country,” he said while appearing on NBTV morning show on Tuesday.
He added: “The government of Uganda and our President are only interested in reacting to tragedies, prevention is not in our minds.”
“The police are under the duty to protect life and property even if it means using force. It is a disgrace to hear that the police were overpowered. There was no human error, there was human negligence on both sides. Unfortunately, the owners of the boat have both died. I do not agree with the President when he says the owners died as a punishment. It is unfeeling and I hope it is an error that the President said that.”