Why more prisons were built in Buganda



Lule was elected to lead the various guerilla forces because they wanted to buy into Buganda support, and this was in March 1979. It was the turning point of that war. And trust you people, after you got what you wanted (overthrow Amin) you kicked him in the butt after he refused to bow to pressure from Nyerere to reinstated Obote either as Minister of Internal Affairs, Defence of Foreign Affairs. By then the war was no longer a guerilla war, from day one in October 1978, that war was a convetional war with predetermined battle fronts. The guerilla war was run from 1971 – 1977 culminating with the deaths of Janan Luwum, Erinayo Oryema and Oboth Ofumbi.


Obote was revisiting history. Do you know the first person who brought the idea of building more and more prisons in Uganda (read Buganda)? It was the British protectorate Governor, Sir Andrew Cohen, after he had realised the potential of the Baganda to bring rebellion against the British government! In his maiden speech, he threatened, “I shall build more and more prisons in order to enforce British rule in this country!”
So Obote knew of the same, especially after the 24 May 1966, he knew of the potential of the resistance in Buganda, so he revived Sir Andrew Cohen’s abandoned plans – build more prisons in anticipation of the Buganda Resistance. Wow!!
What is amazing here is the Obote I regime’s wish to expand LUZIRA PRISON!

So the Obote 1 plans were to imprison as many Ugandans as possible, but not to eradicate Poverty, Disease and Ignorance! Wow!! Mwami Mulindwa obeewo for giving us bwino!


About ekitibwakyabuganda

Ba Ssebo ne ba Nyabo, Twebaza Abaganda bonna abulumulirwa Obuganda . Era twebaza ne mikwano gya Buganda gyonna wonna wegiri munsi yonna. Omukutu guno gwatandikibwawo nga e’kigendererwa kwe kuyigiriza abantu ebintu ebikwatagana no’Buganda era nokuwanyisiganya ebilowozo nebanaffe abatali Baganda. Abaganda ne mikwano gya Buganda mukozese omukisa guno muwereze ebirowozo byamwe no’bubaka bwona obunaagasa Abaganda na’baana Buganda berizala mu maaso eyo. Obumu ku bubaka obuwerezebwa ku mukutu guno bugyibwa mukuwanyisiganya ebirowozo okubera kumukutu gwa Ugandan’s at Heart (UAH) Forum ogwatandikibwawo Mwami Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba. Era twebaza muzukulu wa Kintu ne Nnambi ono olw’omulimu gwakoledde bana Uganda bonna abali e’bunayira mungeri yo kubagatta mu byempuliziganya no’kutumbula okukolaganira awamu.

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  1. The land in Mbuya does not belong to Buganda or to Ssabasssajja Mutebi it belongs to the Common Wealth, as the land all the way from Luzira to Kireka barracks. All that land was purchased by the said organization in Obote one to expand the government services. Let me add that the Common wealth wanted during Obote one to expand Luzira prison and Butabika hospital in a manner that they would deliver their services to the public in a better manner, also planed for Uganda was a living estate which was to replace Nakawa housing estates. The original plan of the estate was the one built in Nairobi called BuruBuru, actually BuruBuru was supposed to be built on the same land but Iddi Amin took over the government and the Common Wealth decided to build the plan in Nairobi and the land remained in Kampala.

    Now those that are buying land in all that area bounded by Lake Victoria/Luzira/Butabika/Kireka barracks are buying Empewo, and all land titles being handed to any one buying land in those areas are going with time to be chased with out compensation as the people that owned land in Nalinya lost to Ntinda expansion. Reason why? Because the land had already been paid long ago during the Obote one by National housing cooperation and all that owned byapa byattaka owned Emewo unlike those that owned land in Mandela stadium that were paid off. Nalinya owners were never paid a penny.

    What I do not understand is God’s green grass is why a Muganda like Mayanja Nkangi is still handing land titles to Ugandans in Luzira/Mbuya/Kireka when he fully knows that the land is owned by the Common Wealth of nations, for with time they are going to show up level all buildings with in and build what ever they decide to do so. I saw the tears from so called owners of land in Nalinya that we advised for a very long time that they do not own land in Nalinya, yet they refused to listen and kept on hoping for they had land titles. If Ssabassajja Mutebi thinks that he owns land in Mbuya, it will not be the first stupid mistake he has done any ways !!!!!

    As he allowed Baganda to buy stones from Kireka mountain that today the Seventh Day Adventists HQ is threatened to fall down.

    Edward Mulindwa

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