Senior Presidential Advisor on defence Gen. Caleb Akandwanaho aka Salim Saleh has refuted claims that president Yoweri Museveni is worth US$13billion.
Gen. Saleh who is also the young brother to President Museveni wrote on Ugandans At Heart (UAH) Facebook group rubbishing the allegations by one of the members on the forum that Mr Museveni was worth US$13.
“Mukulu Semuwemba, This platform is a useful tool for sharing ideas. I want to state that the President of Uganda does not have assets worth even 13 billion Uganda Shillings so when I see US$13 billion being suggested on the platform, I wonder how this impression can be corrected.” Gen Akandwanaho wrote.
Last year President Museveni said despite being one of the least paid Presidents in Africa, he is a rich man because of what he earns from Agriculture. Museveni is considered one of the largest cattle keepers and traders in the country.
“Your President is one of the least paid on the continent. Although I earn little from your government, I’m a rich man from agriculture. When I tell you that commercial agriculture is wealth, am telling you what I know,” he said.
Mr Museveni referring to a report by the Africa Review that compiled and analyzed salaries of African leaders to try and see the relationship between those in power and the governed.
Last year similar allegations were made by a Nigerian magazine that ranked him among the richest president but its findings were dismissed as their sources of the allegation were unknown.