RX Radio Presenter James Onen a.k.a has said he does not support the idea of foreigners influencing the politics in African countries as this leads to more colonialism and less accountability to the citizens.
During Wednesday’s The Fatboy Show, Fatboy noted that if a politician comes to power with the support of foreign countries or agents, the politician will pay more allegiance to the foreigners and will not feel obligated to work for the citizens.
“I do not support the idea of Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine or president Museveni or any other politician getting financial or political aid from outside the country. At this point African countries should be able to stand on their own, make their own decisions and solve their own challenges. That is why we have the ‘politics of teargas’ in Uganda where opposition politicians feel like they can go to foreigners, claim to be under state persecution and expect to be given money. Should these politicians come to power, they will feel more obligated to he foreigners than the voters,” Fatboy said.
His co-host Olive Najjuma noted that it was impossible for any African Politician to survive with out some kid of foreign aid.
“I don’t know any country or politician in Africa who does not get aid from the developed countries. The talk about Pan Africanism is far-fetched because we are as dependent as we were years back when we first got our Independence,” Olive said.
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