By Albert Tumwine
Major General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, President Yoweri Museveni’s son has heaped praise on Uganda’s president as one of the most successful revolutionaries in Africa, comparable to Amilcar Cabral and Samora Machel.
Amilcar Cabral was one of Africa's foremost anti-colonial leaders. Cabral led the nationalist movement of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde Islands and the ensuing war of independence in Guinea-Bissau.
Samora Machel was a Mozambican military commander, politician and revolutionary. A socialist in the tradition of Marxism–Leninism, he served as the first President of Mozambique from the country's independence in 1975.
Gen Kainerugaba who is also the Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations rarely talks about his father but on Wednesday evening, he took to his official social media account, twitter to express himself.
“General Yoweri Museveni, probably the most successful African revolutionary after Amilcar Cabral and Samora Machel! Aluta Continua!” Gen Kainerugaba said in a tweet that has attracted immense engagement across various social media platforms.
Gen Kainerugaba attached to the tweet, a photo of a younger President Museveni addressing soldiers during the bush war that ushered in the National Resistance Movement government.
President Museveni who has been advocating for the integration of East Africa and Africa at large was also recently hailed by his Malian counterpart; Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, as “a true Pan Africanist committed to the development and integration of the African Continent”
Museveni bush war history
RO/0001 Gen (Rtd) Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Commander-in-Chief)
is President of Uganda, a position he has held since the guerrilla movement he founded, took power on January 26, 1986. Gen Museveni retired from active military service in 2003, famously announcing he was ditching the uniform (military fatigue) for the business suit to become a civilian President.
Museveni started efforts to build an army in the early 1970s, getting basic training in the jungles of Mozambique under Frelimo while still a student at the University of Dar es Salam.
Museveni recruited most of the people who made the initial ranks of the Fronasa force which was later to transform into the National Resistance Army and its political wing, the NRM.