Yoweri Museveni Quotes

You cannot, for instance, sustainably protect the environment if the majority of the people are still in primitive agriculture leading to the encroachment of forest reserves.

 
Context
Many developing counties have much of their population whose livelihood depends on use of resources and methods which are damaging to the environment, and the majority of the citizens of the country would rather damage the environment than not develop. Some leaders observe that the United States and most affluent nations historically developed in large part by destroying much of the environment, and they have a right to develop also.
Yoweri Museveni
Yoweri Museveni
  • Born: September 15, 1944
  • Nationality: Ugandan
  • Profession: Statesman

Yoweri Museveni is a Ugandan politician who has been President of Uganda since 1986. Museveni was involved in rebellions that toppled notorious Ugandan leaders Idi Amin (1971–79) and Milton Obote (1980–85) before capturing power in the 80s. In the mid to late 1990s, Museveni was celebrated by the West as part of a new generation of African leaders. During Museveni's presidency, Uganda has experienced relative peace and significant success in battling HIV/AIDS. At the same time, Uganda remains a country suffering from high levels of corruption, unemployment and poverty. Museveni's presidency has been marred by involvement in the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other Great Lakes region conflicts; the rebellion in Northern Uganda by the Lord's Resistance Army which caused a drastic humanitarian emergency; and the suppression of political opposition and constitutional amendments scrapping presidential term limits (2005) and the presidential age limit (2017), thus enabling the extension of his rule. These have been a concern to domestic and foreign commentators.