David Himbara, the RNC mouthpiece paid by Museveni and Rujugiro to smear Rwanda, has just revealed to the world that his paymaster falsifies economic data. While trying to smear Rwanda, Himbara shared a link to the latest World Bank indicator portal. The portal reveals how Museveni cooks economic data to keep up with the rest of the EAC.
Astonishingly, Himbara’s sponsor wants you to believe that between 2019 and 2020 his economy grew. This would mean that Museveni performed a miracle with the Ugandan economy; it grew despite the pandemic and the electoral chaos that hit his country. His data is fake; it is simply not believable.
Just like his propagandist Murunganwa changed his name to Himbara to fraudulently sneak into University after failing high school, Museveni is forging economic data to hide the collapse of his uniquely nepotistic state. In 2019, the World Bank data is clear; all EAC (expect Burundi and South Sudan) had out performed Uganda. Museveni’s solution was a dangerous and reckless one, he opted to print money and fiddle with raw macroeconomic data. That’s why Uganda still trails far behind in key sectors like education, health and governance, yet his mouthpiece will claim it is Rwanda that is suffering!
Investors trust Rwanda for its transparency even in hard times like the COVID-19 pandemic; its data is always accurate. The country went through a recession – like the rest of the world – but quickly recovered. The situation in Museveni’s regime is different; the country is so corrupt that even post-covid recovery funds have been looted. It should therefore not come as a surprise that Museveni pays an academic fraud like Himbara to amplify his false economic achievements. Deflecting to Rwanda will not work; Museveni should fix his crumbling economy.
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