Uganda's President Amin has claimed the criticisms of British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home of Uganda's takeovers of British-owned businesses, did not represent the views of the British people.
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SCU African reads newspaper with headline "British firms taken over"
SV & BU Gen. Amin speaking (SOUND)
AMIN: "I am very proud about it and I am sure that the future generation of Ugandans will not forget somebody who was President of Uganda and is actually a very strong and tough man, who transferred the economy to the hands of the people of Uganda. This I'm very proud about, and I'm sure by the 31st of this month, the whole economy will be taken over from the non-citizens by Uganda Government and handed then to Ugandans."
REPORTER: "Does it worry you personally when people in Britain call you a brigand or even a Black Hitler."
AMIN: "This is only one or two persons in the British Government, but not the entire Britain, because I have very many Britons who are my friends. I am trained by Britons and also I'm regarded as a very intelligent man and also very brilliant and very tough. This is a report which they have given me in writing, those who are my superior officers during the colonial days. And therefore I don't actually care what they are talking about. I am a black Hitler because he was very big, very strong person who conquered the whole world, Britain, America, France and the Soviet Union during the Second World War. But this they put to me because they regarded Hitler very tough. But mine is entirely economic. And also I don't want to see my economy; it is milked by non-citizens of Uganda like in Britain and America, your economy has been milked and controlled by Jews. I will not allow this in Uganda. I am sure that Britons themselves are not happy with the economy being controlled by Jewe."
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Background: Uganda's President Amin has claimed the criticisms of British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home of Uganda's takeovers of British-owned businesses, did not represent the views of the British people.
During an interview with newsmen on Wednesday (20 December) President Amin said the takeovers of British and other Foreign-owned business were not directed at their owners, but it was only intended to transfer the economy of the country from the hands of non-citizens into the hands of Ugandans.
General Amin told newsmen....
SYNOPSIS: In Kampala, on Wednesday, Uganda's President Amin answered British critics of his takeover of British-owned companies. He said that the statement by British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home was his personal view, not that of the British people.