Daily Archives: September 29, 2009

Yes,Kabaka shouldn’t meet Museveni

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Buganda parliament(Posted by Abbey.K.Semuwemba)

I agree with Michael Senyonjo that Kabaka should not meet Kaguta. Our Kabaka was blindly convinced to join the war in Luwero which NRA was loosing. Kabaka mobilized the rest of Baganda to increase their support for that war efforts. Had support drifted to any other fighting group, say UFM, again victory would have gone to that other group – not NRA.

However, since NRM came to power, how many prominent Baganda have been killed in mysterious circumstances? Did the restoration of the Kingdom came on a silver plate? Even to allow playing “Bika” football tournament was a tug of war!

Whoever wanted to set up FM radio stations did it easily but was it easy for Buganda? Schools have been burnt with no proper investigations being carried out to compensate the loss of lives and properties.

It is only Buganda in the whole of Uganda which is begging for its future existence. The Government is increasingly embarked on clandestine sinister plans to destroy Buganda. Which other region is threatened like Buganda?  Which other areas are threatened by “ssabamoris”?

For 23years Buganda is engaged in negotiations with the Govt. but what has it achieved? All the time is only harvesting hatred and isolation from the rest of the country. It is always seen as an opportunistic region which craves for a special status. It is only now that Buganda is extracting itself from the isolation that the Govt. wants to negotiation with the Kabaka badly!

The list of suspicions for Buganda goes on endlessly under the current NRM regime. The more the Kabaka negotiate with Museveni the more Buganda endures the suffering and sets the failures to achieve its goals to benefit Buganda and Uganda in general. I believe it will be unwise for our Kabaka to enter into such negotiations with Museveni without negotiators from other regions accompanying him.

Obote isolated Buganda by rigging DP votes outside Buganda and succeeded!! Museveni has done it in different ways for 23 years! Baganda are living in constant suspicion of NRM’s sinister plans against them. Every prominent Muganda is being keenly watched through that strategy. They are all being kept in a careful check.

If such a meeting is to take place with Museveni, other regions must be incorporated. Our Kabaka should stay away from that meeting.   Museveni is the one fomenting the creation of such a funny special status for Buganda. We should avoid to be accorded such a status.

Should such a meeting take place; people should anticipate a catastrophe to befall on Buganda. Buganda must stand with other regions if we are to a achieve sanity.


RONALD SENYONJO

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Baganda say ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting.

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Baganda say ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting.

As committed Baganda we say ‘NO’ to Kabaka and Museveni meeting.  This is the wrong time, the wrong place and under the wrong circumstances for the 2 men to meet.

If this meeting goes ahead, then it will be a major victory for the forces oppression in Uganda and occupation in Buganda.  A meeting of this magnitude at this time will only strengthen the State, confirm the occupation of Buganda and look like a slap in the face for those who are sacrificing their lives for the sake of Buganda.  Funerals of Baganda shot dead by the occupying forces are still taking place in Buganda.  Say ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting.

Since the crisis began over 2 weeks ago, 21 unarmed Baganda have been gunned down by government security forces, hundreds are still in prison and the crackdown in Buganda is still continuing with thousands being abducted at night and taken to secret jails.  Say ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting.

Many of the arrested are being charged with politically motivated terrorism charges.  Kampala area MP Erias Lukwago has been arrested and is facing terrorism charges.  Betty Nambozze, the DP Spokesperson and Chairperson of Buganda’s Central Civic Education Committee are facing arrest.  The Kingdoms’s Spokesman Medard Lubega has been arrested and is facing terrorism charges.  And the President is not done yet; he has promised a “merciless” police response of more killings of people fighting for their rights.  Say ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting.

The Kabaka himself might be lucky to get to Entebbe before another King, with the support of the President, announces their presence somewhere in Buganda and seeks independence from Mengo.  This scheme of creating fiefdoms within Bugnada is a master plan to destroy Buganda by the President.  Say ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting.

Buganda is owed sh.10 billion from rent arrears owed for government use of her properties.  Government has refused to publish the list of people occupying Buganda’s 9000 sq. Miles (Akenda) and is not showing any intention to give back this land to Buganda Land Board.  Say ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting.

The President has made it clear that he will not discuss Federalism as a system of government for Bugnada and Uganda.  Say ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting.

The Land and Kampala Bills which will take away land from Baganda are before parliament with the President promising more legislation to curb the authority of the Kabaka.

With rumours of a ‘witchcraft plot to transfer power from the Kabaka to Museveni, this meeting could be a trap and the setting for the end of Buganda as we know. Say ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting.

We are determined to ensure that there will never be a meeting between the President and the Kabaka as long as there’s no good intention from the President and as long as our demands have not been made.  Say ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting.

Besides, such a meeting will be disappointing to a majority of NONE Baganda who want the hugely populated Buganda to stand up to the Ugandan President.  Buganda needs allies but this meeting, given the prevailing circumstances will not create any.  In fact it will create many more enemies from the rest of Uganda.  Say ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting.

To secure this meeting, the president does need to first meet the Kabaka, he simply has to put right what he has failed to do over the last 23 years.  The ghosts of Luwero also Say ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting.

The Kabaka should not be forced into meetings that are not in the interest of the ordinary people of Buganda.  We are the ordinary people of Buganda and we are saying:  ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting – Until all our demands are met including our return of our land.

Please forward this message to your friends and text this message below:

Say ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting until all Buganda’s demands are met”.

We must stand by our demands even if CBS remains closed indefinitely, the Kingdom is fully conquered and the Kabaka forced into exile.

Please add your comments as reply to this email in time so this petition is forwarded to the Kabaka by 6pm Uganda time on Tues.  29th Sept, 2009.  We want 100 pages of your views.

Thank you and: “Say ‘NO’ to Kabaka / Museveni meeting.

LOUD, LOUDER  NO, NO, No, No, No, Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Ffe Abaganda.