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voiced their op­po­si­tion to the amend­ment.

But whether his mes­sage is be­ing ac­cepted is a dif­fer­ent mat­ter. Un­til his syn­di­cated press con­fer­ence at State House, En­tebbe on Septem­ber 13, Pres­i­dent Mu­sev­eni has been fully in con­trol of the mes­sage, with State House of­fi­cials vet­ting hosts and let­ting in only those agree­able to the Pres­i­dent.

Ex­plain­ing his plan on ra­dio, Pres­i­dent Mu­sev­eni runs a mono­logue for al­most an hour be­fore invit­ing se­lect min­is­ters to clar­ify some of the is­sues of con­tention. It’s not clear how this for­mat helps the pres­i­dent an­swer ques­tions about the pro­posed land amend­ment, and whether the pub­lic un­der­stands his mo­tives.

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