Veteran Politician Wasswa Lule Offers Insight into Uganda’s Political Landscape


Hon Wasswa Lule, a respected figure in Ugandan politics who has served as a legislator and the former Inspector General of Government, shared his views and perspectives on the nation’s political landscape during a recent interview on NBS Morning Breeze. With a particular focus on the recent stand-off in the 11th Parliament, Hon. Wasswa Lule provided valuable insights into various aspects of the country’s political climate.

Hon. Wasswa Lule noted that many political organizations in Uganda are often built around a single individual, resembling cults. These entities lack well-defined objectives and often face self-destruction due to the absence of clear guiding principles.

“Political organizations in Uganda are largely cults built around a single individual without well-set objectives. They soon self-destruct.” said Hon. Wasswa Lule

Discussing the National Unity Platform (NUP), he suggested that NUP could face challenges in the future as new political movements and parties emerge, just as it has occurred with the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).

Hon. Wasswa Lule expressed that there’s nothing inherently wrong with political parties joining the government. However, he emphasized that it’s essential to consider the terms and conditions of such coalitions. He highlighted the case of the Democratic Party (DP) and its leader, Norbert Mao, who joined the government while retaining certain instruments of power.

Hon. Wasswa Lule spoke of the need for mature politicians with a genuine commitment to the well-being of the country. He suggested that this era of politics is evolving and that new leadership is on the horizon.

Hon. Wasswa Lule anticipated that the 2026 elections would be highly competitive. However, he raised concerns about the credibility of the electoral process, pointing to the recent renaming of the electoral commission to the “Independent Electoral Commission.”

He advised focusing on politicians’ actions rather than their words. Words may offer hope, but real change and progress come from tangible actions.

Hon. Wasswa Lule pointed out a tendency in politics to debate individuals rather than the substantive issues. He highlighted the vagueness of political objectives as a factor contributing to current challenges.

The veteran politician stressed the importance of experience in politics. He expressed concerns about inexperienced individuals taking prominent roles, emphasizing that success in politics is achieved through strategic planning and negotiations.

He emphasized the need for MPs to advocate for the concerns of their constituents.