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‘Some delegates of the all Africa conference of churches. 1958’.Third from right (front row) is the late Mrs Rebecca Mulira.

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‘Some delegates of the all Africa conference of churches. 1958’.Third from right (front row) is the late Mrs Rebecca Mulira

Third from right (front row) is the late Mrs Rebecca Mulira.

Third from right (front row) is the late Mrs Rebecca Mulira.

source: UGANDA HISTORY IN PROGRESS ON FACEBOOK

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Bengazi 1977: Amin and Gadaffi walking abt-May Allah Grant them both the highest jannah of All

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LR: Brig Gen Ali Fadhul,Brig Gen Moses Ali and Brig Gen Barnabas Kili 1970s

LR: Brig Gen Ali Fadhul,Brig Gen Moses Ali and Brig Gen Barnabas Kili 1970s

LR: Brig Gen Ali Fadhul,Brig Gen Moses Ali and Brig Gen Barnabas Kili 1970s

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Bengazi 1977: Amin and Gadaffi-May Allah Grant them the highest jannah of All ..Ameen thuma Amin…
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Ivy League : Nakasero Kampala Lodge Back Terrace 1976 Nnalongo & Ssalongo Amin
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Nnalongo Madina Amin (Abe’Ngonge) & Saba’Ssalongo Idi Amin Dada (Adibu/Okapi) 1975 OAU

Nnalongo Madina Amin (Abe'Ngonge) & Saba'Ssalongo Idi Amin Dada (Adibu/Okapi) 1975 OAU

Nnalongo Madina Amin (Abe’Ngonge) & Saba’Ssalongo Idi Amin Dada (Adibu/Okapi) 1975 OAU

Namugongo ‘martyrs’ were not really martyrs

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'Martyrs' memorial and early converts' No date, with a stamp from the Church Missionary Society in London.

‘Martyrs’ memorial and early converts’ No date, with a stamp from the Church Missionary Society in London.

I have been thinking about the Uganda Christian ‘martyrs’ prosecuted on June 3,1886 at Namugongo and its significance to Uganda as a country after one of the Ugandans raised it on the Ugandan At Heart(UAH) forum. So I asked myself questions like: ”were the Uganda martyrs really deserve to be called ‘martyrs’ or not?”, ” Could Catholics killed for faith be called “martyrs”?”, ” Why did kabaka Mwanga took this decision at the time?”.

Now it is my understanding that within the Buganda culture the execution of the Christian martyrs was both political and religious. It is the Buganda kingdom that invited the first missionaries who arrived in 1877 and the kingdom benefited tremendously from them particularly in developmental projects like schools. So we thank the insight Kabaka Mutesa 1 had at the time to invite these people.

Nevertheless, I’m still puzzled that we continue to call these people ‘martyrs’ due to the fact that they challenged the power structures of the Bugandan culture at the time because of their faith. If we are to go by the Muslims who keep challenging the power and social structure of the western countries because of their faith, then the word ‘martyr’ is not truly applicable to these people.

Muslims or Christians who attempt to do today what these ‘martyrs’ did during Kabaka Mwanga’s reign will feel the wrath of the law and some are even branded terrorists. However, we should not forget that those who die in this way in places like the Middle East are still branded as ‘martyrs’ by some Islamic factions. In Bugandan culture, which the kabaka (leader of Buganda) represents, the kabaka ruled with great authority, and to refuse anything he asked was not only to offend the kabaka but to dishonour the entire Bugandan kingdom. Mwanga perceived that Christians were a challenge to his political power, since Christian pages were not honouring and were taught not to honour their obligation to obey him. If we are to continue to call these Christians killed at Namugongo martyrs, then we have got a lot of martyrs now in Uganda.

Second, it is important at the outset to realize that the persecution of Christians in Uganda was not the norm. There were relatively few Christians actually killed for religious reasons compared to the large number of Christian Baganda. So I don’t think Kabaka Mwanga set out to kill Christians as in Christians or Protestants as in Protestants.

Third, all of the martyrs were Bugandan natives converted through the missionary efforts of British Anglicans and French Catholics. Thus, their lives and deaths were embedded from start to finish in a culture they were familiar with and understood; they were not killed due to a lack of cultural knowledge or a “foreigner’s mistake.” A man like Joseph Mukasa was the personal servant of the kabaka who oversaw all of the kabaka’s pages. He knew what he was getting himself into by confronting kabaka Mwanga over murder of Anglican Bishop Hannington. Mukasa told Mwanga “bluntly” that his ordering of the death of Hannington was wrong; this angered Mwanga, and Mwanga took Mukasa’s outbursts as a form of treason. Mukasa knew the drill about Buganda cultures at the time very well. To disagree with the Kabaka was not uncommon in Buganda but Mukasa’s assertive confronting of Mwanga was unique. The Kabakas used to allow passive forms of resistance and there were effective.

In addition, Mwanga chose Namugongo as a spot to execute these people because to die at Namugongo made one an enemy of the Buganda state. Namugongo was an equivalent of the England’s “Tower Hill.”

What is again more disturbing is how these Baganda natives who converted to Christianity ended up dying on the same fire for the cause of Christ in the midst of the Christian factions of Buganda. The church was divided at the time and it needed these people more alive than dead at the time. Before these ‘martyrs’ were killed, some people working under Kabaka Mwanga offered them a chance to run away but these guys decided not to -basically because they wanted to die for Christ.

Furthermore, a total of 32 baganda including the leader of the Christian ‘rebels’ called Charles Lwanga were killed- 13 of those were Catholics, 9 were protestants and 10 were unbelievers (who had been awaiting execution for non-religious crimes) but even the non-believers killed the day are counted as martyrs.

If we really still want to remember these political rebels as ‘martyrs’, let us do what Robert Royal did by publishing a remarkable new book in 2000 which he called ”The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century: A Comprehensive World History”, instead of people flocking to Namugongo every year. Much of Royal’s research is new. The project began with a sentence in one of Pope John Paul II’s encyclicals. He said that the martyrs of our century “should not be forgotten.” A group of parishioners at Saint Aloysius Parish in New Canaan, Conn, took the words seriously, and began to accumulate materials. The word spread and materials started coming in from around the world. What began as a simple list became an amazing archive. With the help of his brother who is a priest, Royal began the work of putting the results in book form.

With due respect to my non-Muslim friends, I don’t think we should continue to call the 1886 Namugongo religious people ‘martys’ in the sense of the word in relation to the present events happening in the world. However, I’m happy to say that Buganda kingdom has changed greatly since that time. There is a lot of religious freedom. Catholics, Protestants, Christians and Muslims can all interact within the kingship of Buganda without any problem. It is more reason for Ugandans to support this kingdom that is not afraid of changes that make it stronger. What Kabaka Mwanga did at that time is inexcusable but at least we all learnt from it but most importantly we understand why he did it.

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba
United Kingdom

http://semuwemba.com/2008/11/25/namugongo-martyrs-were-not-really-martyrs/

Railway station at Namasagali where from people took the ferry….. 1950s?

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Railway station at Namasagali where from people took the ferry….. 1950s?

Railway station at Namasagali where from people took the ferry..... 1950s?

Railway station at Namasagali where from people took the ferry….. 1950s?

2.And the senior staff who built it … Ramsay and PearceNicholson (kneeling) with Senior Staff
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3.Little history on jinja Uganda .Jinja Bridge in the late 1950s by which time the roadway had been removed. After the construction of Owen Falls Dam a mile or so downstream a roadway was constructed on top of the dam
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4.Picture from 1930 …Namasagali ….Palango, the medicine man,on board a ship at Namasagali in 1930
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5.Ferry from Namasagali.Third class passengers traveled on lighters pushed ahead of the stern wheelers
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OBOTE WASN’T THE 1ST PM OF UGANDA??

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Ben was dreaming of Uganda’s independence when all other politician including the regime iniBuganda were fast a sleep.A brilliant Lawyer as well!
One of the reasons why he formed the democratic party(D.P) was in response to the marginalisation of people of the catholic faith in Buganda by then.

Remember Uganda was a British protectorate and most Britons were Protestants,furthermore the King embrased the Anglican(Protestant) ,thus ensuring the Anglican hegemony which was also the basis of the coalition between UPC and KY.

Professor Mazrui a reknown African scholar who was lectured at Makerere University but hails from Kenya,described Uganda as the Northern Ireland of Africa.Just like Northern Ireland,ugandan politics has been largely influenced by religion,which is sad!I think all ugandans lost out from this “madness” because it eventually gave rise to Amin!!!

In the late 1960s Uganda was in a state of instability. After strengthening his military base, Idi Amin overthrew Obote’s government and forcibly took control in 1971. Amin plunged Uganda into a deep crisis and an era of ruthless persecution.

Confusion surrounded Kiwanuka’s arrest in September of 1972. Witnesses reported that armed men seized him, although a military spokesman denied the arrest and suggested that government impostors may have been responsible for the capture of several important officials. Shortly after, Amin’s forces murdered him. Kiwanuka was one of many people slaughtered during Amin’s reigning years of chaos and terror. In his book Uganda Since Independence: A Story of Unfulfilled Hopes, Phares Mutibwa asserted that Amin murdered Kiwanuka because he perceived him to be a potential rival leader.

History has it that the Late Benedicto Kiwanuka was a disciplinarian.On one occasion,he dismissed a magistrate from duty for late comming and drunkeness.This magistrate was a close friend of the late Dr Sembeguya who was the first Ugandan doctor to venture into private medical practice.It was said that when Mr Kiwanuka was murdered the Doctor organised a “party” for his demise,as a sign of pay back for having fired his magistrate friend.Late after afew months,Amins men came for the doctor’s life!Any lesson to learn???????????

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Abu Mayanja was the first Secretary General of UNC ( Uganda National Congress ) in 1950’s. Abu Mayanja was the minister of Health in Idi Amins Government.He is now late!died some years ago.

DP was founded mainly as a party to challenge the Royal ruling class which was mainly Anglican.Thus you find that most DP suppoters up to today are Roman Catholics.Uganda having been a British protectorate and most British were Anglicans,made sure that power does not go to the catholics.Thus Bishop Brown the Archbishop then in uganda had to advise them on a coalition.Obote was anglican and so was the Monarchy thus a marriage of convinience was consumated between UPC and KY.

Each party thought after doing away with the common enemy(DP),one would out manoever the other.Obote was more cunning and the rest is history.It was this greed,sectarianism,egos which has led to the bleeding of uganda up to today.I think if DP had won i doubt if Amin would have surfaced on the scene!remember Obote appointed Amin whom he felt could use to intimidate his opponents.A very sad piece of history filled with “what if’s”.

Politics is such a funny BUT deadly venture at the same time.  on second thoughts I should say weird thing that in the process of putting power in hands of certain group leads to such chaos and brutality that couple of generations of the innocent people pay a heavy price and many others perished for ever….very sad indeed.

Religious descrimination was rife in Buganda in terms of job opportunities and caused a lot of tension.Late Ben Kiwanuka saw Uganda as a nationalist while the traditionalist had a narrow view.At the end of the day the traditionalists were the biggest losers in terms of property and lives!!!

A quiz question most people failed during our time, and may still fail today: Who was the first Prime Minister of Uganda?Answer is NOT Apollo Milton Obote.Benedicto Kiwanuka was the Chief Minister from July 1961 to February 1962. On 1st March 1962 he was appointed the first Prime Minister[P.S. I know even Wikipedia has it wrong just like most historians in Uganda].

OTHER IMPORTANT HISTORICAL EVENTS IN UGANDA

1500 – Bito dynasties of Buganda, Bunyoro and Ankole founded by Nilotic-speaking immigrants from present-day southeastern Sudan.

1700 – Buganda begins to expand at the expense of Bunyoro.

1800 – Buganda controls territory bordering Lake Victoria from the Victoria Nile to the Kagera river.

1840s – Muslim traders from the Indian Ocean coast exchange firearms, cloth and beads for the ivory and slaves of Buganda.

1862 – British explorer John Hanning Speke becomes the first European to visit Buganda.

1875 – Bugandan King Mutesa I allows Christian missionaries to enter his realm.

1877 – Members of the British Missionary Society arrive in Buganda.

1879 – Members of the French Roman Catholic White Fathers arrive.

1890 – Britain and Germany sign treaty giving Britain rights to what was to become Uganda.

1892 – Imperial British East Africa Company agent Frederick Lugard extends the company’s control to southern Uganda and helps the Protestant missionaries to prevail over their Catholic counterparts in Buganda.

1894 – Uganda becomes a British protectorate.

1900 – Britain signs agreement with Buganda giving it autonomy and turning it into a constitutional monarchy controlled mainly by Protestant chiefs.

1902 – The Eastern province of Uganda transferred to the Kenya.

1904 – Commercial cultivation of cotton begins.

1921 – Uganda given a legislative council, but its first African member not admitted till 1945.

1958 – Uganda given internal self-government. Elections held in 1961 – Benedicto Kiwanuka elected Chief Minister.

1962 – Uganda becomes independent with Milton Obote as prime minister and with Buganda enjoying considerable autonomy.

1963 – Uganda becomes a republic with Buganda’s King Mutesa II as president.

1966 – Milton Obote ends Buganda’s autonomy and promotes himself to the presidency.

1967 – New constitution vests considerable power in the president.

1971 – Milton Obote toppled in coup led by Army chief Idi Amin.

1972 – Amin expels Israelis giving them 2 weeks to leave.

1972 – Amin orders Asians who were not Ugandan citizens – around 60,000 people – to leave the country in 3 months.

1972-73 – Uganda engages in border clashes with Tanzania.

1976 – Idi Amin declares himself president for life and claims parts of Kenya.

1978 – Uganda invades Tanzania with a view to annexing Kagera region.

1979 – Tanzania invades Uganda, unifying the various anti-Amin forces under the Uganda National Liberation Front and forcing Amin to flee the country; Yusufu Lule installed as president, but is quickly replaced by Godfrey Binaisa.

1980 – Binaisa overthrown by the army.

1980 – Milton Obote becomes president after elections.

1981-86 Following the bitterly disputed elections, Ugandan bush war fought by National Resistance Army

1985 – Obote deposed in military coup and is replaced by Tito Okello.

1986 – National Resistance Army rebels take Kampala and install Yoweri Museveni as president.

1993 – Museveni restores the traditional kings, including the king of Buganda, but without political power.

1995 – New constitution legalizes political parties but maintains the ban on political activity.

1996 – Museveni returned to office in Uganda’s first direct presidential election.

2000 – Ugandans vote to reject multi-party politics in favour of continuing Museveni’s “no-party” system.

2001 January – East African Community (EAC) re-inaugurated in Arusha, Tanzania, laying groundwork for common East African passport, flag, economic and monetary integration. Members are Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

2001 March – Museveni wins another term in office, beating his rival Kizza Besigye by 69% to 28%. Campaign against rebels

2002 October – Army evacuates more than 400,000 civilians caught up in fight against cult-like LRA which continues its brutal attacks on villages.

2003 May – Uganda pulls out last of its troops from eastern DR Congo. Tens of thousands of DR Congo civilians seek asylum in Uganda.

2004 December – Government and LRA rebels hold their first face-to-face talks, but there is no breakthrough in ending the insurgency.

2005 July – Parliament approves a constitutional amendment which scraps presidential term limits. Voters in a referendum overwhelmingly back a return to multi-party politics.

2005 October – International Criminal Court issues arrest warrants for five LRA commanders, including leader Joseph Kony.

2006 February – President Museveni wins multi-party elections, taking 59% of the vote against the 37% share of his rival, Kizza Besigye.

2006 August – The government and the LRA sign a truce aimed at ending their long-running conflict. Subsequent peace talks are marred by regular walk-outs.

2007 March – Ugandan peacekeepers deploy in Somalia as part of an African Union mission to help stabilise the country.

2008 February – Government and the Lord’s Resistance Army sign what is meant to be a permanent ceasefire at talks in Juba, Sudan.

2008 November – The leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony, again fails to turn up for the signing of a peace agreement. Ugandan, South Sudanese and DR Congo armies launch offensive against LRA bases.

2009 The UK oil explorer Heritage Oil says it has made a major oil find in Uganda.

2009 March – Ugandan army begins to withdraw from DR Congo, where it had pursued Lord’s Resistance Army rebels.

2009 December – Parliament votes to ban female circumcision. Anyone convicted of the practice will face 10 years in jail or a life sentence if a victim dies.

2010 January – President Museveni distances himself from the anti-homosexuality Bill, saying the ruling party MP who proposed the bill did so as an individual. The European Union and United States had condemned the bill.

2010 July – Two bomb attacks on people watching World Cup final at a restaurant and a rugby club in Kampala kill at least 74 people. The Somali Islamist group Al-Shabab says it was behind the blasts.

2011 February – Museveni wins his fourth presidential election.

2011 July – US deploys special forces personnel to help Uganda combat LRA rebels.

2012 Aug- Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich winS the Gold Medal in Marathon at the Olympics ,Uganda,s second Gold medal ever, and third Olympic medal since joining the Olympics.

 

Death of the Architect on the Bulange, Roger Freeman

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Roger FREEMAN was the Architect who designed the Bulange. Mark Andrew worked for him in Kampala and was the Resident Architect during the Construction.

Roger died peacefully in his sleep on 11th December 2011, at Frimley Park Hospital. Much loved husband of the late Pamela, devoted father of Cherry, Nicholas and Holly, grandfather and great grandfather. Private family cremation followed by Service of Thanksgiving at St Andrew’s Church, South Warnborough, on Friday 16th December at 12.30 p.m. Family flowers only. All enquiries to Kemp & Stevens, 93 High Street, Alton, Hants, GU34 1LG, 01420 83177.

The attached picture shows him seated with his wife Pamela, next to the Kabaka’s attendant, alongside The Governor Andrew Cohen and Lady Cohen. It would be nice to let people in Uganda know of his death.

Roger Freeman at opening of Bulange

This notice has been published in the UK Daily Telegraph and Times.It has been sent to Ugandans through Abbey Semuwemba by Mark Andrew who said that he cannot attend the funeral as it is a long way from his home but he has posted a message on the Telegraph page.

Mark Andrew photos(In 1955-56) was the Resident Architect for the Bulange building as indicated in the photos below:

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Buganda Conference 2011(Ttabamiruka)

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                                                                             Buganda Conference 2011 (Ttabamiruka)
 
                                                  Promotion of Investment in Buganda and Uganda-Opportunities and Challenges.
 
Venue:Hotel Africana, Kampala Uganda
Date: 15-16th Dec. 2011.
Background Notes:
The Kingdom of Buganda is pleased to host the 4th annual Buganda Conference on the theme of “Promoting Investment in Buganda and Uganda; Opportunities and Challenges”.This theme not only builds on last year theme on poverty but aims to move the Kingdom to the next stage namely – to create wealth to benefit the people and the Kingdom. The Conference will address the vast natural wealth across the Kingdom and examine the opportunities for local and international investment. For many years the Kingdom has focused on pressing political and governance issues. Its quest for federalism has been informed, in part, on the desire of the Kingdom to take charge of its resources and to freely determine its priorities for development.

That struggle continues. But alongside this struggle, it is increasingly necessary that we as a people look at the business and investment opportunities all around us to push Buganda’s agenda forward.  It is hoped that this conference will help in mobilizing the people of Buganda to raise resources from within and without and to channel these in ventures like real estate development; education and health facilities as well as the development of cultural and other sites for tourism. In this regard we are pleased to note that prominent financial advisors, management consultants, bankers and successful businessmen and women have agreed to share their expertise and vision on the way forward.
In keeping with previous conference resolutions we shall dedicate the first day to Buganda’s youth who will grapple with the sub-theme of Promotion of investment & entrepreneurship skills among the youths in Buganda.
The conference has four specific objectives namely;
a)      To take stock of the investment opportunities and challenges in the Kingdom of Buganda.
 
b)      To examine ways in which the public in Buganda may be mobilized to work with the Kingdom to exploit investment opportunities in a manner that benefits both the Kingdom and the Public. In this regard to explore the possibility of the creation of a mutual fund and or collective investment schemes with the help of specialized investment advisers and or fund managers.
 
c)      To offer a platform for dialogue and tocreate more awareness on funding opportunities and other support available for small and medium scale enterprises from the Central Government and the private Sector.
 
d)     To discuss and develop a strategic approach to investments in the Kingdom borrowing a leaf from other Kingdoms in Africa and beyond.
 
We thank the Kabaka and Nnabagereka of Buganda for their tremendous support to the Buganda Conference. We also thank the sponsors, with whose solid support, Buganda Conference from strength to strength. When we began in 2008 we had 600 participants. Last year we had 1300! This number is bount to grow this year. We are thus very  grateful for the support of the participants who dedicate time and money to attend the annual meeting.
 
Enjoy the Conference and lets let a hundred flowers bloosm…
 
 
Apollo N Makubuya
Chairman Conference Organising Committee. 

WHY DENY MENGO SUGAR PRODUCTION LICENSE, WHILE GRANTING MADHVANI GROUP?

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Oct. 24, 2011.

In April, 2007, the world watched thousands of Ugandans come together in a mass demonstration which defeated a proposal by Government of Uganda (GOU) to sell Mabira Forest to Madhvani Group. The rain forest which is today one of the last water catchments in the area, and ecologically of unmatched importance, was to be cut down in order to make way for sugarcane growing.

Having failed in Mabira Forest, GOU moved to northern Uganda, and as documented by Hon Okello Okello’s PRESS STATEMENT of (date), the GOU is today forcefully grabbing land in Amuru District, under the protection of Uganda People Defense Force, to make the land available to Madhvani Group. This is being done in disregard for a standing court injunction which was issued by a High Court in Gulu against such activities on disputed land.

The attempted sale of Mabira Forest and the current forceful acquisition of land in Amuru District suggest a determination by GOU to increase production of sugar in the country at all cost, even if it meant risking damages to our environment.

Under ordinary circumstances, the doubling/tripling of sugar prices in Uganda and her neighboring regions in the last two/three years, would have lent justification to the extraordinary undertakings by GOU in the attempted sale of Mabira Forest and the current forceful land grabbing cases in Amuru District, to make the case for urgent need to increase sugar production in the country.

Unfortunately for GOU, the denial of sugar production License to Mengo, which has been feared and highly debated in Ugandan media recently, and at a time when GOU is doing everything possible to convince Ugandans to see and accept as urgent, the need for Madhvani to engage in sugar production on forcefully acquired land, in Amuru District, poses a serious contradiction to the effort and resolve by GOU which seemingly, aim to increase production of sugar in Uganda at all cost.

It removes all elements of good faith from the intentions of GOU in her sugar production endeavors and calls into question the motives behind the preferential licensing and an investigation into why Madhvani alone is worthy of the sugar production license, in this effort by GOU to increase sugar production in the country. It is especially mind boggling if one considers the fact that, unlike the Madhvani Group whose earlier attempt to acquire land in Mabira Forest resulted in a mass demonstration which took the lives of three Ugandans, and who has to relying on forcefully acquiring land in Amuru District to be able to grow sugar today, Mengo has ample supply of rich agricultural land, ready for cultivation at any time. Moreover, sugar production on Mengo’s land would eliminate all the risk of damages to our limping environment, which the destruction of Mabira Forest would have posed, while also mitigating

on the internal conflicts being created in the country by the forceful land grabbing by the Madhvani Group in Amuru District.

All will agree that Mengo is today, as it was at the beginning, the seat of Buganda Kingdom. Though constitutionally denied all political powers in Uganda, Mengo continues to rally together, the people of Buganda in culture and tradition, under the leadership of King (Kabaka) Ronald Mutebi II.

Composed and supported by the people of Buganda, who are Ugandans, any constructive social-economic development undertaken by Mengo, eventually supports the people of Buganda/Uganda. Such developments translate into social, political and economic developments nationally, as it enlarges the tax base which benefits all in the nation. Most importantly, sugar production License for Mengo is a superb idea in initiating, supporting and developing the spirit of local investment and entrapernuralism in Uganda and Africa at large, without which the current economic state will only continue to change for the worst. It is the opportunity to develop a head start in business/entrapernuralism that the GOU denied the indigenous people of Uganda, when they failed to grant Mengo the License to grow sugar in Uganda.

The idea of a sugar production license for Mengo is something, any people-friendly government would have treated as a matter of priority, simply because supporting Mengo in this regard, is supporting a lot of Ugandans and the license should have been granted as a national development policy/economic affirmative action program.

The favored Madhvani Group on the other hand, is a company that is currently engaged in, amongst other things, sugar production in Jinja, eastern Uganda.

Originally, the company was started by a family of Asian ancestry, who were part of the crew brought to E. Africa, by the British colonials, for the purpose of construction of the railroads.

As part of a plan to deny the East Africans the opportunity to develop a business head start/entrapernural spirit, the British colonials favored the Asians. Colonial Banks availed the Asians business loans and helped them set-up shops/merchandising in E. Africa, with the Africans mainly providing cheap labor and consumer market for foreign goods, mainly those manufactured in Europe.

In their quest for resources, Colonial Britain brought in the Asians to impose economically on the E. Africans, market dominant minority outsiders, who were not expected to reinvest locally, the returns on their investment capitals. Many were given British passports/citizenship to help them establish safe banking heavens in Britain; an act which helped channel the monies realized by the Asians in E. Africa, not to Asia, but to Britain/Europe. This has been the foundation on which the current financial infrastructure which is yearly channeling out of Africa, hundreds of billions of Dollars in finances and resources, was built.

Contrary to what the former colonial powers and the neocolonialists teach and want Africans to believe, at colonialism, the primary intention of the British was not to develop Africa, but to build in-roads and avenues of exploitations, of which Madhvani and the railroads which they helped build, were a part.

In accordance with that spirit, some of the current sugar producers in Uganda, who are predominantly of Asian ancestry, have been known to export and re-import on paper, the locally produced sugar, without the sugar ever leaving the country. This book-fixing maneuver, give them room to charge the consumers/Ugandans prices for imported sugar. The sad part is that this fraud is believed to have occurred in the country with knowledge of National Resistance Movement (NRM) GOU.

To the fair minded at this juncture, the idea that 1) Mabira Forest for sugar production was targeting the timber from the forest which was worth US$ 500,000,000.00, an amount Madhvani Group would not be able to realize, out of maximum production, at the current rate of sugar production in Uganda, out of the targeted forest land in 100 years, 2) The GOU/Madhvani land grabbing for sugar production in Amuru District, is targeting the oil fields in Amuru District, has begun to take shape.

Effectively, by denying Mengo/Indigenous Ugandans the license for sugar production, the GOU is today, as it was at colonialism, economically maintaining the unspoken practice/policy of imposing market dominant minority outsiders, on the indigenous population, strictly for the purpose of economic exploitations.

It is very important to mention here that, because of these unspoken practice/policies of our economies being controlled by minority outsiders that African economies failed to transform from third world economies to developed/developing economies after independence. This transformation was possible in Asia, in countries like China, S. Korea, Taiwan, Singapore etc, because these countries did not have any market dominant minority outsiders. That meant most of the monies that was realized out the sweat and the resources of a nation, remained in the country, were reinvested and developed the country.

Naturally, some may want to blame the wars and the instabilities in E. Africa, especially in the cases of Uganda, Congo, Sudan Rwanda etc, as the reasons for their failure to make that transformation. It is a case/a position that many agree with, since the social, political and economic development of a nation depend on the peace and stability of the nation in question. However, it would be a grave mistake to fail to point out the fact that most of the wars and instabilities in post independence-E. Africa and the rest of the continent, as it was during colonialism, occurred for the purpose of economic imposition of market dominant minority outsiders in an area, by the neocolonialists to begin with.

The argument that wars and instabilities were the primary reasons for failure of Africa’s economic transformation to developed/developing economies/nations, is not helped by the fact that politically stable and peaceful countries in post independence Africa, like Kenya and Tanzania, in E. Africa, also failed to make that transformation, primarily because their economies were being controlled by foreigners.

Corruption and marginalization, which are the other factors blamed for lack of economic development in Africa after independence, are all part of the neocolonial mechanism of exploitation.

For that matter, if the marginalized indigenous people of Mengo /Buganda and Amuru etc, are to have a chance to develop their economies locally, which would then be expected to translate into national development, business licensing and the control of land and natural resources that come with land, must as a national policy, give priority to the indigenous people/Africans. This can best be done if the process of licensing and the control of land and the natural resources were localized and kept away from the control of the corrupt centralized system of governance, the aliens favoring leaderships and the neocolonialists. This is only possible in a shared arrangement between localities and the central government, in a Federal System of Government.

Anything less will forever confine Uganda/Africa, to a third world economy/economies.

In the reality of our dwindling resources, the ever increasing population in Uganda/Africa and the fast approaching desert, which translate into diminishing capacity for the continent to support her people, we (the current generation) are doing a total disservice to the young and the future generations of Africa, by letting foreigners to come in, destroy and to take everything of value, to go and develop their own countries/continents.

Finally, I would like to mention here that, whatever has been said here, has been done only in good faith. This is an African reality.

OTIM OKULLO.

Emails: ocpoagko@gmail.com

Nambooze Does Not Need Mao to Be Voted in Mukono

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Dear Ugandans,

Some DP supporters do have this false faith in part politics and party loyalty without knowing if actually party politics work in Mukono and also in Uganda generally.Mukono politics is not based on political parties as people give their allegiance to individuals and not to political parties.For instance,Muyanja Senyonga has always been voted as an individual and not as NRM person. Muyanja Senyonga is a great supporter of Betty Nambooze and he has always been there for her in the good and bad days.Betty Nambooze and Senyonga both have supporters who are torn between NRM and the opposition.

I want you to understand that Nambooze was not elected by the people of Mukono simply because of Norbert Mao. Nambooze and Senyonga both have roots which are so deep in people’s hearts and they will always be supported and adored by the people of Mukono until their marriage with the same breaks down which is also difficult.

Senyonga and Nambooze are people that have grown up through difficulties and the people of Mukono see them as their own. They have seen them go through challenges and they see them as children of the land regardless of their political party affiliations. DP supporters like Muguluma and Semusambwa have always failed in Mukono because people know them as weak individuals. Yet DP gunners like Nkoyoyo and Katono are favoured by Mukono people because of their honesty and track record. They are also seen as children of the land who are dependable.

Lastly, where do some people get this foolish and hopeless hope that Mao is going to win the elections and that Museveni is going to peacefully hand over political power to him? One of the Mao supporters in London called Aisha Nankya is a social worker who studied organisation theory, social controls and social order, values and ethics  critical thinking, psychology and law. Therefore she should be well placed to know what Uganda is going through and where it is heading. Can’t some of you see that Uganda’s problems are only going to be solved by the gun? Museveni has made it very clear that he won’t leave power after discovering oil. That he will not lose an upper hand on the electoral commission, that free and fair elections will not be allowed, that power is not like ground nuts which can just be given away, that he will go on and on like the Israeli politicians, that he is a quarter pin which can only be removed by a harmer. Why can’t Ugandans see the obvious? Why can’t you see the gray area between white and black?

In 2001, the elect Kizza Besigye campaign in Mukono were  headed by Muguluma a DP stalwart and Nambooze was on the same team.
Elect M7 team in Mukono town council during the same time was headed by David Matovu Kyagambidwa who is also a  strong supporter of Betty Nambooze and Muyanja Senyonga. Remember Matovu Kyagambidwa  is a UPC historical as well.
At no time has Nambooze ever been Yoweri Kaguta’s campaigner in Mukono elections for as long as I remember.
You also need to understand that people like Muyanja Senyonga and other LC3 chairpersons in Mukono district only supported M7 because of their relationship with BIdandi Ssali.
I do not know if you are aware that Bidandi had a good relationship  with people like Kiwanuka Misisi, Kaweesa LC3 of Nama, Ndawula LC 3 Nakifuma,  Anthony William Kanyike, Late Mubarak of Lugazi and many others. It was Bidandi who misled these individuals into supporting Mafia-M7 and it was not out of their own conscience. Actually if you speak to many people in Mukono, they are aware of the damage that Kaguta has done to their country.Many of them vividly remember the the sons of Mukono  who had joined UFM and M7  slaughtered them in Namukoola.
Nambooze is an intelligent and honest person. She has been tested and believe me, not even your Sammy Sekiziivu can uproot her.
I’m warning you that Nambooze might be your president in the coming future.DP have made a mistake to front a candidate against Nambooze because their candidate,Dr Matovu, is a no body as far as Mukono politics is concerned. All that peopl e of Mukono can tell you is that he failed his medical examinations in Russia and his medical practice is terrible. Nambooze will thrive .Watch this space.

HARBERT BUHANGA

Former soldier in Dr.Kayiira’s Army

LONDON

Do all these People qualify to be Buganda’s Judas Iscariots?

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Shouldn’t people like Nsibambi be spared since they have never said anything bad against Buganda? What can Buganda do to make sure that most of these people don’t come abck as members of parliament? What is the best way to get candidates that can fight for Buganda’s interests in elections?

Over to you!

Fundraiser to support Free and Fair Election in Uganda

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SAVE THE DATE!
 
DateSaturday, November 13th, 2010 from 3 pm to 10 pm
 
EventFundraiser to support Free and Fair Election in Uganda: February 12, 2011.
 
Theme CEGUN (Campaign to End Genocide in Uganda…NOW!) will host this fundraiser to support Presidential Candidates Olara Otunnu (Uganda People’s Congress—UPC—Party) and Norbert Mao (Democratic Party—DP). Proceeds will go to the individual candidate’s campaigns against 24-year incumbent Yoweri Museveni (National Resistance Movement—NRM).      
 
VenueHome of Dr. Peter McKimmon
4770 55th Street
San Diego, CA 92115-2203
 
Suggested Donation:Adults: $25.00; Students: $20.00.
(Tickets are available for pre-sale and at the door.)
 
 Please keep checking the CEGUN website at www.cegun.org for updates on the event. Details of this fundraiser will follow but we are planning a party with lots of great food, music, entertainment, dancing and fellowship in a beautiful setting. Let’s participate in a peaceful regime change and celebrate our solidarity at this important juncture in Uganda politics.
 
It’s time to have some FUN while supporting a brilliant future for Uganda and the Great Lakes Region of Africa!
 
If you haven’t marked November 13th on your calendar, please do so now!
 
Please plan to join us!
 
Contacts:San Diego: Lucy Larom: 619-239-4199, cegun.info@gmail.com
Los Angeles: Walter P’Lapit: 951-314-5312

Will Kalundi Robert Sserumaga be back on air after court ruling

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Dear editor,

I certain hope that Mr. Sserumaga will soon return on the air: the country badly needs his incisive analyses of,  and witty commentary on, Uganda’s politics.

Kalundi Serumaga

 
In the recent past, several cases brought by the Museveni regime against citizens of Uganda have been thrown out of court for one reason or another, e.g. Museveni Regime vs CBS, Museveni Regime vs ‘Kampala September Rioters’, Museveni Regime vs  Besigye and others on treason, Museveni Regime vs Kalundi Sserumaga, and many others.
 
In the case of Museveni Regime vs ‘Kampala September Rioters’, those charged were illegally detained in prison for a year, the Museveni regime failed to follow its own laws to produce those charged in court to face charges within the time period proscribed by the constitution and/or law — thereby violating their constitutional and human rights.
 
It is obvious that the Museveni Regime, like that of  Obote I & II, is illegally using the judicial system to harass, persecute and intimidate its opponents. In otherwords, it is abusing its power, by misusing and abusing the judiciary. This is a point that has been repeatedly pointed out by various international human rithgs organizations and foreign governments of donor nations. Therefore the abuse of power is a fundamental and basic characteristic of the Meseveni regime.
 
Recently the US Department of State specifically emphasized this very point in its annual report for 2009 (as it has done in several previous reports) by stating, in part:
 
 
“…Uganda … Serious human rights problems in the country included arbitrary and politically motivated killings; vigilante killings; politically motivated abductions; mob and ethnic violence; torture and abuse of suspects and detainees; harsh prison conditions; official impunity; arbitrary and politically motivated arrest and detention; incommunicado and lengthy pretrial detention; restrictions on the right to a fair trial and on freedoms of speech, press, assembly, association, and religion; restrictions on opposition parties; electoral irregularities; official corruption; violence and discrimination against women and children, including female genital mutilation (FGM), sexual abuse of children, and the ritual killing of children; trafficking in persons; violence and discrimination against persons with disabilities and homosexuals; restrictions on labor rights; and forced labor, including child labor. …”
U.S. State Department, March 11, 2010. 2009 Human Rights Report: Uganda
http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2009/af/135982.htm
 
 
A partial list of such damning reports written by international organization and some Western governments to concretely document the track record of the Museveni regime in the ares of democracy and governance may be found at:

http://ugandansinthediaspora.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49:tales-of-torture-and-death-in-ugandas-torture-centres&catid=36:human-rights-violation-by-museveni&Itemid=64
 
It is also quite telling that a recent ranking of the 21 worst dictators in the world by Foreign Policy Magizine includes Museveni:

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/06/21/the_worst_of_the_worst?page=0,19
 Musamize

Museveni – from Grand reformer to simply surviving

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Dear people,

Please click on the link below to open up a PDF document and analysis of our president by  Africa Confidential

Museveni — from grand reformer to simply surviving

Please we want to hear your comments after reading the article. Thank you

Buganda tujjukira okwefuga olwaleero

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Buganda tujjukira okwefuga olwaleero okuva mu  offisi yamawanga AMATWAALE (commonwealth) aga Bungereza. Buganda nga EGGWANGA baali balitutte. Oluvanyuma lw’Abaganda okutabaala Abangereza, baatuddiza obuyinza bwaffe bwebatusanga nabwo obujjuvu.
Ssekabaka Muteesa 1 yeyakola Endagaano ya  Buganda Protectorate  n’Abangereza ate Ssekabaka Muteesa 11 nasiibula nebatwamuka.
Ekyennaku ate bannaffe abaddugavu kati bebatutwaala okuvira ddala ku Obote nabuli kati, twelwaneko Abaganda twetwaale fekka. “Tukole tutya?”  Tuleme kukkiriranya  nabasigaddewo nti twefugira  ku lunaku lwelumu wamu n’Amawanga agasigaddewo mu Uganda.
Yali Kitange Serwano Serwabwe Kaggwa, eyebase e Ddandira Mukono Kyaggwe,eyabeeranga e Butebo Bukedi  n’Abakedi bangi bemmanyi  abenyigira ennyo mu lutalo lwokuleeta Obwetwaze bwa Buganda ne Uganda nga bayita mu kibiina kya Uganda National Congress ekyayitibwanga ekya  I. Musaazi nabalala bangi  nga bassa kimu nga Enkuyege bebaana enzaalwa kaswa eza Uganda sossi ba Sserwajja okwoota.
Naye kati mulaba JOHN KALEKYEZI  yatimbibwa amayinja, abaffe Abu Mayanja ali luddawa nebanne? Abaganda naddala mmwe muzukuke, Communism ne Socialism owekiddugavu ajjirira.
Okujjako nga Omuganda oyo teyasomerako ddala, nokutegeera tategererako ddala nakamu, yayinza okwogera nti  Uganda twefugira wamu nga october 9,1962.
Abaganda naddala  ffe,twefungirize wamu twetereewo Federo gyetwalina  eyaamaanyi nokusingawo. Amawanga amalala agagaala Federo, ganatulabirako negatugoberera. Mujjukire Tewali alina Federo mu kikapu gwetunagisaba agirinako Obuyinza eyeyita Katonda. Ffe Abaganda ffe Federo, bwetutabaawo, bwetutagitekawo, ne Federo teberawo.
Bwemuva kubyange mugende ku wa Ngatto- Omulabi.
Ndi Omuliga,
Rev. Nnakabaale Kaasa
African Liberation Theology Apologist
e Boston, USA

bumaaya@yahoo.com

Shameless Self Sustaining – “Diplomatic Drug Baron’s” Economy

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Shameless Self Sustaining – “Diplomatic Drug Baron’s” Economy

What Exactly have african political leaders done apart from running their nations down?!!– Did the British system build the infrastructure or underdeveloped Uganda?

How can a nation develop without her human resource involved in designing, building and running basic infrastructure?

a.       How many roads and bridges are designed and later constructed by Banyankole, Karamojong, Acoli, Baganda, Bakiga

b.      How many buildings the type of Crest Towers, Bank of Uganda, Sheraton are designed and later constructed by Banyankole, Karamojong, Acoli, Baganda, Bakiga

c.       How many sports stadiums i.e. Mandela Stadiums are designed and later constructed by Banyankole, Karamojong, Acoli, Baganda, Bakiga

d.      African Armies are designed and run by African leaders!

e.       How many food processing factories are design and run by Banyankole, Karamojong, Acoli, Baganda, Bakiga

f.        How many research facilities are designed and run independently by Africans

g.       Bullet factories are designed by North Koreans and run down by nrm.

Just imagine you’re in Gulu or Jinja and urgently want to post a letter or a parcel to Adjumani or Nabumali on a Sunday. Where can you buy a postage stamp?

nowhere, not even in kampala!

1. Uganda Posts and Telecommunications was sub-divided into two or three arms: the Uganda Posts, Uganda (Libyan) Telecom Limited and ______Uganda Communications Commission.

Just visit any public hospital, health care facility or dispensary, public school (secondary, primary or university) or prisons, police station, local administrative office at your local district or village council – is uganda (libyan) telecom limited offering any services in those locations- and if not why? How on earth can a public entity have no telephones in this age?!! Do hospitals in Libya lack public phones for medical works?

2. Uganda Electricity Board operated until 1999, was sub-divided into three entities: Uganda Electricity Distribution Limited (UEDCL), Uganda Electricity Generating Company Limited (UEGCL) and Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL). On top of that we have got Electricity Regulatory Agency ERA.

The above agencies plus umeme and its agencies have a customer base of about 400’000 out of the 33’000’000 people, the majority located in Kampala area! It is a percentage of 0.0121 implying the people down here are still in the darkest continent 40 years since the English who built the first dam left!

Interestingly if you get data about micro power dams majority are in Western Uganda!

A.     Between Arua and Koboko there about nine bridges implying there are 9 major river streams pouring in River Nile – Buganda must secede.

B.     There are two major river streams from Karamoja pouring in Lake Kyoga wetlands- NRM is digging valley dams!

3. There was Uganda Transporters Cooperative Union (transporting farmers produce and merchandise), Uganda Railways (RVR) reached Kasese, Pakwach bringing with it on a daily basis;

a.      Angara from Pakwach to Tororo and onwards to Mbale, Given the flatness between the Pakwach and Arua this line today will be in Arua and beyond.

b.      Sweet potatoes, maize, millet, Kasese waragi, and goats you name it they offloaded at Nalukolongo near Natete.

Uganda Transport Corporation operating a fleet of buses until 1979 in Kampala areas and its arm the Jinja Transport Corporation, collapsed under nrm revolution!

How do farmers, traders, school children, the elderly, the disable, mothers move around without over spending? The environmental cost and damage on trunk roads by heavy load lorries is enormous. This is what the National Road Authority is saying but There Is No Alternative (TINA formation).

5. There were Uganda Cooperative Unions and Alliance all over the place- Mbale coffee growers cooperative union, Banyankole Kweteerena, West Buganda coffee growers- nrm has invented the best models saccos, naads, pma rubbish without any agricultural basis

NRM why is vanilla in kyagwe has no value addition??????

This country had government ranches in Pakwach, Ankole and Buganda. The Uganda Diary Cooperation run by Lugbara, Baganda, Bakiga, NOT (seemer ) functioning under the ranch  system. Just imagine – in 27 years of cattle herders milk from Ankole is still not processed and we are make to believe the Brutish system who taught you about hygiene are colonialist.

Nakasongola, Ngoma, Karamoja, even Teso have no single milk coolant, but there are numerous almost in each village in Ankole.

All coffee and cotton processing plants were destroyed under a Maoist War and Political Ideology of killing Obote’s economy!!!

6. Jinja, Soroti, Mbale, Lira, Masaka , Mbarara, Kasese, Entebbe, Fort Portal were all planned towns, distinctively to make them beautiful and add on by the Brutish system (Uganda Gifted by Nature rubbish!!!). nrm in 27 years has encouraged the development of slums all over the place.

7. Ever since (Libyan) National Housing Construction and Corporation was stared it remains in name. It has no construction arm of her own and has never constructed a single house for

a.       Police men/women (they sleep in grass huts, Luwero district administration),

b.      Health workers,

c.       Teachers

d.      Construction of hospitals

e.       Construction of schools

f.        Construction of government building we beg from Chinese

g.       Sports Stadiums had out by Chinese!

h.       Local government administrative blocks

libyans aren’t stupid as black Africans: every Libyan has a house and rightly so must get one as a basic right.

8. Koreans are building water supply facilities in Arua- while the most talked about National Water and Sewerage Corporation that has also invested as far as Ghana can’t provide water in Arua!

9. Kenya Commercial Bank is making wind fall gain in East and central Africa- NRM marionettes first sold Uganda Commercial Bank to themselves and later just disposed off what they could not manage. What exactly was NRM doing with a bank when there are monitoring agencies i.e. Bank of Uganda, Management Board?

10. Uganda hotels – also went and now what one can see is chain of poorly managed uganda investment authority – investment promotion strategy, by crude Asians employing themselves in both managerial and ownership positions.

Why on earth should our be burdened with NRM regime in power?????????????? All the above entities collapsed not under obote or idi amin the buffoon but under NRM the anti- colonist, Pan- Africanists.

For now Uganda has upgraded to narcotics drug trade – traders fully equipped with diplomatic passports and UN diplomatic bags!!

Buganda secede

Bwanika Nakyesawa

Luwero

Kingdoms, Chiefdoms can reduce misery of subjects

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Kingdoms, Chiefdoms can reduce misery of subjects

the government develops a lot! Well markets, investment and money can’t develop Nimule and Oraba or Koboko outlets for home made goods to Southern Sudan?

In Kampala just one company with so many names, was hired by Kampala City Council (kcc) to collect market dues from Nakasero, Owino, and City traders’ licence! Yet both, the City Markets and Rental shops remained in such deplorable conditions, only fit for pigs (swine).

nrm political educated class, couldn’t see or hear anything from their gangsters’ paradises!

Since 1986 to date, Luwero police officers are working from and sleeping in grass huts! A buffoon Idi Amin and other political idiots must be laughing uncontrollably.

The Kingdoms and Chiefdoms of Toro, Acoli, Bunyoro, Ankole, Buganda, Alur, Itesot, Busoga, etc., should rectify the situation nrm has forced onto the people, before its too late. Which Kingdoms and Chiefdoms can fail to set up a construction company to serve the above purpose cooperatively or as a joint venture?

Afrikaners can for once understand, Africans since time immemorial have lived in communities and not slums, a mind-boggling perception gap.

Kingdoms and Chiefdoms should start regional housing construction companies and lease out communally owned land. Travel to the Kingdom of Denmark, Sweden and Norway and be taught something new.

Just imagine

  1. Each Kingdom or Chiefdom utilised ever year, just only 800 acres of land.
  2. Each acreage could have three housing blocks, with 18 three-four roomed flats, self contained with proper toilets and cooking place. Even though Africans are perpetually dirty to deserve sucha Public Hygiene Act 1964.
  3. 600 acres would be utilised to build 11 such flats each year and in different locations as need arises.
  4. 11 flats will have a reasonable 198 (11 blocks x 18 three-four roomed flats) residential facilities.
  5. 100 acres will be reserved for community villas sold to senior citizens or the cream of that particular society i.e. Professors, Medical Workers, District Directors, etc.
  6. The rest 200 acres could contain playing fields, (i.e. tennis courts, volleyball, football) some forested areas, fishing areas, simple gardens, simple shopping centres, and prayer places, community schools, kindergarten, parking and access roads.

Implying the working rank and file in Teso, Akole, Kigezi or Arua and Banyankole will be able to have a place of abode without too much concern, about Land Speculation. “A-B” above offers a choice to even the nrm gangsters, to lease a flat or buy a villa in the same community.

Land speculation is dangerously eroding and devastating the ecological and moral imbalance in all communities.  Jinja, Mbarara, Kabale, Arua, Mbale have jumped on Kampala madness. In Lira Town Council, well-planned playgrounds are demarcated and sold to local administrators!  Schools and hospitals likewise so! In Jinja what was designed as resting Green Park was given away to a developer! Yes developers indeed. Once land on which Stanbic Mbarara sits, was almost grabbed splitting the building housing the bank into two plots!!!

It is a form of hooligandom nrm modernisation stance into!

Just imagine the slumasation going on everywhere – and some typical Africa Estate Developers lying claim to be developing. Building estates with pit latrines! Then nrm goes on, all the way to claim, “yes build the more, we will provide you roads, and water points plus Umeme transformers on the election day” .

Land speculation, burst into flames of endless corruption that has engulfed all societies, young as well as old, women and men. Why is it that there was no land speculation during the Brutish colonial era – yes because nrm clerks had houses to live in.

Bwanika, Luwero Nakyesawa

Youth employment – African Politicains have birth in Local hospital

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If Commercial Banks, Airlines, National water and Umeme have network facilities – one can draw money, book a ticket, pay bills from Kisoro and Arua branches of the same unite and debited at source why is it that Schools, Health Care facilities, Universities, courts of law,  facilities ?! They talk of youth unemployment – now read and see.

The cardinal point in solving the African nemesis, (Afrikaner Politicians lay claim to developing) is to set new rules and systematically remodel all populated centres, communities within a period of 10 months.

The project will go hand in hand, with massive training of the youth in related skill-based fields. Politicians claim to solve youth unemployment by donating money, as if wealthy creation is solely a by product of money!  (Read: The phenomenology of Money)

The level of ignorance is simply amazing!

  1. For a start, every homestead as a rule must on a daily basis, clean a radius of 10 meters within homestead surrounding area, of:

    1. Polyethylene bags, plastic bottles and scrap metal.
    2. Rotten material i.e. cadaver, biodegradable material and garbage
    3. Clear all natural water sources of pollutants
    4. Plant at least 15 tropical trees, on land which is ¼ of an acre and above

(Arua town dwellers clean their town everyday starting 4-5.00 a.m.)

  1. All public and private Universities: Uganda (Libyan) Telecoms: Uganda Communication Commission (?!) should be compelled to setup a centralised Internet Based Academic enrolment/ Registry/ Examination database.
  1. All Public Service Entities must be given a period of only 6 months to set up the required infrastructure necessary for Public Service Entities operations. That is, in Kampala, Jinja, Mbarara, Mbale, Koboko, Arua, Kabale, Gulu, Entebbe etc. It takes a maximum of only 3 months in all Kingdoms/Chiefdom municipalities/urban councils to set up necessary infrastructure named below. The infrastructures are as follows:
    1. Umeme, Uganda Electricity Distribution/Transmission Company Limited (UED/TCL) must be compelled to deliver electricity either through micro dams/ or National Grid to all Healthy Care Facilities, Education Institutions, Public Markets, Local Administrative Centres, Local Town/Municipal Councils plus:  demarcating power lines corridors, taking power lines underground and setting up distribution points.
    1. National Water and Sewerage Corporation must be compelled to set up infrastructure to all Healthy Care Facilities, Education Institutions, Public Markets, Local Administrative Centres, Local Town/Municipal Councils plus (Sewer lines, Drainage channels, Water filtration dams and Piped Water infrastructure)
    1. Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, (public service) (WBS, NTV, NBS, Record TV) should be forced to record and deliver all Education Material, Public Health material; Consumer Protection material (National Bureau of Standards), Environmental Protection material, on a weekly basis to the public, through (digital network synchronising with broadband network) children who don’t want ton go to school, people who don’t want to go to health care centre, consumers must have this type of information in their home. It implies every permanent structure must have a telephone jack socket, electricity and radio jack socket.
    1. MTN, U(Libyan)TL, Zain, Warid, Orange must be compelled to provide the above services to every; homestead, commercial business, local public entities; school, healthy care facilities, police stations, courts of law, (landline network, nodal points, fibre optical and mast network in private and public academic institution, hospitals, healthcare centres, police)
    1. Uganda National Road Authority should construct the infrastructure to deliver the above facilities and provisions (marking and demarcation of  all road reserves, covering drainage )
    1. Uganda (mis) Communication Commission (?!) (synchronising copper wire network and fibre optical infrastructure)
    1. Uganda Revenue Authority (communication network)
    1. Courts of Law (creating databases infrastructures, internet based communication infrastructure)
    1. Local Police forces (radio, mobile communication infrastructure)
    1. Ministry of (diseases) Health together with U(Libyan)TL, umeme, UCC , NWSC must set up infrastructure, communications (landlines, internet) infrastructure in all public and private Health Care centres
    1. Ministry of Education as rule must together with UTL, all Universities, Primary, Vocational, Secondary Schools,  umeme, UCC set up communication infrastructure (landlines, internet, databases) and power generation networks in all public and private education institutions.
  1. All Bulk & Merchandise Wholesalers (industrial products, building material, furniture, carpentry and welding workshops) should be moved to the industrial areas: Nalukolongo, Kyambogo and Kampala Industrial area, and Mukono industrial area. The same should apply to other populated areas.
  1. Motor Garages (petro-chemical and scrap metal pollutants) should be moved at least seven kilometres, out of the city centres, placed within a 2 kilometres of each other. All such facilities must have (petro-chemical and scrap metal pollutants) treatment facilities.
  1. All Motor vehicles and Machine importers, Computer Machine importers, Medical drug importers, Plastics manufactures, Agro Chemical producers,  must be have a capability to re-export or recycle: toxic scrap metal, plastics, chemicals to sources of origin.
  1. All Gas or Petroleum stations should be placed in a distance of 2.5 kilometres of each other and in a radius of 500 metres of residential / commercial facilities.
  1. Gas or petroleum storage facilities should be moved out of heavily populated areas, to isolated areas i.e. Nakasongola. For example Banda Mogas Petrochemical storage facilities.
  1. Taxi, Buses stations should move out of the city, town centres as per KCC plans and relocated to the cit peripheries.

The police force is wasting time with all they are current doing to alleviate traffic congestion. Likewise Kampala City Council programmes are non-starters without the above programmes. The same applies to the Ministry of Healthy stupid Malaria strategies since people with better residential facilities hardly die of malaria and other contractible, contagious diseases. Why doesn’t nhcc build houses for the people? How can the so-called Nation Drug Authority monitor drugs in healthy care facilities without power and telephone lines?

Now imagine Ministry of Education muted reasoning that city schools do better. Will rural schools do better without libraries, teachers, power and access to books? Books and teachers, with power can be accessed online.

Bwanika , Nakyesawa Luwero

Law Suit for Secession Bid for Chiefdoms and Kingdoms

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Law in a lawsuit of the century

Every region must governor itself- that is what it was and that is how it will be. History has it that all regions of colonial Uganda had some sort of administrative and governance structures.

The process of partial or complete secession MUST come soon to avoid a post NRM backlash and disaster embedded in systematic NRM corruption, nepotism, sectarianism and political manipulation.

Baganda  lawyers willing to participate in a Law Suit against the colonial government at the UN to Liberate Buganda from Uganda state colonialism, get us your contacts so that we can expedite freeing Buganda and other regions from Colonial Uganda state- that has maimed and murdered thousands.

Iceland is out of Denmark after 300 years
Soviet Russia has let Baltic nations free (Lithuania, Letland, Estland) etc
The British have let Scotland, Ireland etc free

Why doesn’t Uganda leave us alone

Bwnaika Nakyesawa

Luwero

what is africa’s problem? nrm politicians

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what is africa’s problem? nrm politicians

Uganda Post and Telecommunication Engineers, used to be trained at Bugema Adventist College now Bugema University and Kyambogo University.

How many homesteads in Uganda have landline telephone sets, Radio and Televisions, Internet jack socket? (Politicians talk of Industrialisation since telephone sets and receivers, TVs and radios, computers are not manufactured products: Kapitalist Americans have their AT&T, The English have British Telecoms, The Swedish and Norwegian their TeliaSonera, the Finnish Nokia, the French have Orange and Altec). Imagine warid, mtn, utl, smile, orange have their mobile phone sets, kabititi, geyekili manufactured in China! Then how come a country that can spend much money in bribery and corruption chogm this chogm that being stolen can’t start-up something!

How many Universities, Primary and Secondary Schools, Vocational Training institutes in Uganda, have a landline Telephone, Radio and a Television set, internet jack socket for instant communication, international access to Libraries (insap), Electronic books, Research Material, iLabs,http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?searchId=1&pid=diva2:212537

How many Teachers, Students, Children and Youth in Uganda can access their schools, Kindergarten, Lecturer rooms from their homes either by phone, television or radio? Did you know that rural children/students can be taught remotely, just by use of interactive media i.e. television, radio and Internet? The so-called Uganda Broadcasting Corporation a public services entity does not have an education department that will be recording education materials and broadcasting it.

How many Government Ministries, (Central and Local) have access to landline telephones, radio and television communication equipment, so that any staff member can instantly access or communicate information – E-governance, Ministry of (mis) (Information Technology)!

How many Hospitals, Dispensaries, Healthy Care facilities have landline Telephones, Radio and Televisions – do doctors, nurses, midwives, healthy care attendants and drug dispensers need to consult? How do they do it from Kabale, Kisoro, Nakapipiriti?

How many Patient Journals can instantly be accessed from Gulu, Arua, Mbarara, Nakaseke hospitals at Mulago

How many Public Service (indeed) workers can access their offices: wages and salaries and pensions remotely?

Why don’t National (Libyan) Housing Construction Corporation houses have the above facilities landline telephone sets, Radio and Televisions, Internet jack socket?

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Somewhere in 1995: Architect Mark Olweny(Adelaide Australia), Edward Balidawa ( Abeline Texas) and Bwanika started something of what was to become Uganda Home Pages.

The after effects of Uganda Home Pages were the creation of Uganda (mis) Communication Commission, Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Websites for Uganda Ministries, State House, District Portal (with local government websites) and Uganda Parliament Website thanks to a NO vision of Dr. Johnson Nkuuhe, who as far as I remember begged the Americans for equipment to facility Uganda parliament internet network!

Dr. Nkuuhe one in his own calibre, went on to work with people like Eng. James Wire (infocom), Eng. Doroth Okello and Eng. Kiggundu Mukasa (New York), to implement communication facilities in parliament. Today, many can read the Parliament archives instantly.  Haven knows where Dr. Nkuuhe is today and all his dreams of a beautiful soul and country.

I understand he also interacted with Charles Musisi (Makerere University) among others who were very committed to bring about a change among Africans. How .ug domain become a property of some few individuals and where subscription fees go whenever Ugandans subscribe to own a domain ending with .ug i.e. utlonline.co.ug is another issue altogether.

Uganda Home Pages project, was the first of its kind on the African continent and indeed the world.  Only three African countries by 1996 had their:

1.      Entire Parliament

2.      Entire Government

3.      Local Government

4.      News Papers

5.      State house

6.      National Laws

accessible digitally and openly. Others were South Africa (had Local Newspapers), Morroco(or Algeria) and Gambia (state house).

On the above initiative, Uganda become the second country, in the whole of Africa, after South Africa, to have their National News Paper read anywhere around the world. The Daily Monitor was the first and then came the New Vision who wanted to bill readers until the project collapsed.

The above project, went on to lobby for the establishment a National Statistics Bureau (Uganda Bureau of Statistics). Uganda Home Pages advised designed National Drug Authority, NEMA Uganda Investment Authority etc., to start  websites which in case of UIA was done and put on a Compact Disc (!) allegedly by a South African company at a rate I can’t remember – I hope Dr. Kigozi, Musiitwa and Okello who were then working at UIA as information officers know more about it.

Uganda home pages designed an interactive Uganda Revenue Webpages where there was none.

The district portal where local government had all their information: agriculture, demography, resources, wages, public workers etc., collapsed and nrm goons saw nothing!

Bwanika, Nakyesawa Luwero

Beti Kamya Has Disappointed A lot of Baganda and Ugandans

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Dear readers,

The story in the Eddobozi newspaper about Beti Kamya refusing the Buganda National Anthem to be sang at her party’s delegates Conference has sent shock waves to all Baganda in Uganda and in Diaspora, but Who tells you that Betty Kamya was a believer in federalism in the first place? If she can claim to be a federalist but miserably fails the test of understanding the fact that the federal concept contains a critical element of ‘unity in diversity’ which must be consciously promoted by her and her supporters, then you just have to confirm that she has all along been a masquarader. And like ‘Seya’ (Ssebaggala) has just ditched his ‘party’ supporters by crossing over to NRM, now just wait to read who’s next in line to join up where Seya has crossed over to!  Sadly, that’s how low Uganda politics has sunk! Kitalo nnyo!!

On account of the fact that a big number of our people, whether educated or not, are gullible and therefore don’t bother to scratch their brains deeper than the mere surface of their head skins, they believe every garbage our greedy and ego-centric politicians blurt out while politicking.  While some people had already warned Ugandans of Ssebagagla’s liability to the general political opposition on account of his political monkey business he started on immediately after he had been sworn in as the new Kampala mayor (2006-2010), and more recently when he dished out lots of money with questionable sources to DP members in Mbale, the gullible ones went ahead to join ship with his so-called Liberal Democratic Party. Where are they now after Seeya’s “giving his behind??(his own words!)” to the NRM? Certainly in the political cold!

Similarly, some people had already warned Ugandans of Betty’s acrimonious exit from FDC citing tribalism, blah, blah after which she jumped on the federalism card to form what she initially called a “pressure group” but which is now a political party! She went further to attack the FDC, IPC, KB as being no better than NRM or even Museveni, and how they are ostensibly wasting time campaigning against NRM.  But even more preposterous thanthis, she went ahead to claim that she’s responsible for having made the federal cause popular to all Ugandans as if her UFA had already been formed when more than 95% of Baganda and 67% of the rest of Ugandans had already expressed themselves in favor of federalism in the Odoki Commission and subsequently the Ssempebwa Constitutional Review Commission!

But now that the pretences and lies can no longer hold for what Betty’s true political intentions are, I am so glad that she’s finally blown up her “federal” cover. Betty can go right ahead to get all the “votes” she can have from the rest of Uganda but let her also rest assured that she has completely politically ditched her would-be votes in Buganda with those careless remarks she made regarding the singing of “Ekitiibwa Kya Buganda”.  Those who have the eyes to clearly see  the 5th columnism in the likes of Seeya, Betty and the rest of IPC & SUUBI bashers  now know who are the next two or three “party” personalities are about to jump in the pecuniary bed with NRM!

God save Uganda and Ugandans of all the greedy and ego-centic politicians!!

Benjamin Zaake Buganga

30 Ugandans Officially known to have been killed in Mukono North in the last 5 months

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This is the list produced by Honourable Nambooze of the Ugandans killed in Mukono North in the last 5 months alone. We want to know what is killing them. Is the Uganda Police investigating this or not? Is this also happening in other parts of the country but it is not reported by Museveni’s media?

Bano be bamu ku abo abattiddwa mu bbanga eryo.

Erinnya(Name) ne ekitundu(Place):

  1. Reagan Amanya- Bugoba
  2. Lubuulwa Moses -Ntinda Sseeta
  3. Muhumuza Moses Baggala –Goma
  4. Ssekitooleko Ssegawa Namyoya –Goma
  5. Nsubuga-Umeme Seeta –Goma
  6. Ntetuliye Peter- Bajjo
  7. Ssegujja Kiwanga
  8. Ssebuufu Fred -Nabuta
  9. Munana Njini- Jjogo
  10. Julius- Seeta
  11. Jackson Mukwaba- Gwafu
  12. Ssenkumba Denis -Bajjo
  13. Nkugwa John Kiwango-Namwezi
  14. Kawooya Amos Nyanja -Bukeerere
  15. Ssenfuma Nassuuti- Mukono
  16. Nalongo Najjuma- Kikooza
  17. Ekayu Baker -Wantoni
  18. Ssentongo Dickson- Nantabuulirirwa
  19. Kajubi (muzzukulu wa Kassim) Nabuti
  20. Glain (muzzukulu w’omugenzi- Buguju
  21. Kyakuwa,Mustafa Ssali) Kiwanga-Goma
  22. Kizito Kisowera-Nama
  23. Dan mwozi wa mmotoka -Nabuti
  24. Kasumba wa bboadabbooda -Nasuuti
  25. Mky.Musanje amanyiddwa nga Muteeso- Kigomya
  26. Ssenfuka(yaliko omukozi mu Vincent Alex)
  27. Nabuti Pri Sch – Mukono
  28. Grace Bizibu- Butebe
  29. Babirye Nazziwa- Butebe
  30. Sheik Busuulwa- Nantabuulirirwa

Mawokota has never been a DP stronghold as Some DP Claim

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Dear Ugandans at heart,
Some DP members have been heard saying thatI read you as stating  Mawokota has always been substantially DP and pro Kabaka and Ganda tradition.” One question though: When the country had a real opportunity to gauge the popularity of DP by having its long-serving PG contesting for presidency in 1996, how did he, and by very direct implication, DP, fare in Mawokota?
This is how things went in 1996:
Mawokota North: Museveni….21,337; Semogerere….6,344
Mawokota South: Museveni…. 18,897; Semogerere….3,786
In 2001 when DP threw their lot in for Besigye, this is what happened:
Mawokota North: Museveni….21,488; Besigye….8,307
Mawokota South: Museveni…. 19,705; Besigye….6,558
In 2006 when DP decided to come back with Sebaana, here we were:
Mawokota North: Museveni….16,673; Sebaana….1,765
Mawokota South: Museveni….16,231; Sebaana….1,500
So, how do they reconcile those figures with their claim about Mawokota being a DP stronghold?  Did they actually mean “stranglehold”?
I also suggest that they exercise some inhibition when it comes to their view that Mawokota is pro-Mmengo or Pro-Kabaka etc….and then mention Mugwanya at the same time.  Some of us were around in 1955/56 and so what happened when the Kabaka was manoevring to keep Catholics out of Mmengo.
…and just some little point: While the Owesazza of Butambala has always been called Katambala; the one of Busujju, Kasujju, etc, the one of Mawokota is called Kaima and not Muwokota…why?……seen a subcounty there called Kiringente?…..for some of you who love lampooning balaalo….
Ah!…and the Majwala who inspired this whole thread of Amelia’s anti-Mutebism needs to reconcile his views with this picture below:
Amelia Kyambadde kneels to greet the Kabaka at his birthday celebrations in Kibuli yesterday

Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

Is it true that the Kabaka is evicting people in Buziga?

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Dear Baganda,

Look at the list below of 472 individuals facing eviction by your Kabaka Mutebi in Buziga.  Note that 83% are his subjects.What do you say about this?

BUZIGA RESIDENTS FACING EVICTION BY KABAKA


1 Aguti Gertrude  
2 Ameru Okello  
3 Arifiore Fred  
4 Arthur Franco  
5 Asea Apollo  
6 Ayebare Lawrence  
7 Babiita Tracy  
8 Babirye Rose MUGANDA
9 Baligasima Herbert MUGANDA
10 Balungu Hanifa MUGANDA
11 Bamutenda JB MUGANDA
12 Banya Alice   
13 Basalide Joseph MUGANDA
14 Bbosa David Alex MUGANDA
15 Bbosa Kulumba Sheff MUGANDA
16 Bossa David MUGANDA
17 Brusa David  
18 Bukenya Grace  MUGANDA
19 Bukware A  
20 Buni Bosco  
21 Busulwa Herbert MUGANDA
22 Bwanika Lukoma MUGANDA
23 Bwebuga Erisa MUGANDA
24 Byabagambi Rehema   
25 Byabagambi Simon  
26 Byamugisha Robert  
27 Byarugaba JN  
28 Byekwaso K Bright  MUGANDA
29 Capatini J  
30 Ddamulira David  MUGANDA
31 Ddamulira Tom MUGANDA
32 Ddungu Peter MUGANDA
33 Edi Semusu MUGANDA
34 Feeti Nelson  
35 Fuluwero Joseph MUGANDA
36 Gamba Muhammad    
37 Ganyana Grace  
38 Godfrey Bahingwa (Dr)  
39 Goloba Francis MUGANDA
40 Gombya Eddie  MUGANDA
41 Guelere Cornnelius  
42 Gulere Grace  
43 Gumonye Issa   
44 Hadija Naava MUGANDA
45 Hannington Nsubuga MUGANDA
46 Haspher Nalyowa Kaddu MUGANDA
47 Ibrahim Nsamba (Haj) MUGANDA
48 Iddi Ramadhan  
49 Iga Abdu (Haj) MUGANDA
50 Iga Ali MUGANDA
51 Iga Hassan MUGANDA
52 Isabirye Paul Esau  
53 Jaggwe Haroon Sheikh MUGANDA
54 Jamba Peter MUGANDA
55 Jemba Peter MUGANDA
56 Jjemba R MUGANDA
57 Jumba Masagazi (Haj) MUGANDA
58 Jumba Ronne MUGANDA
59 Kabanda M MUGANDA
60 Kabenge Isaac MUGANDA
61 Kaboggoza George MUGANDA
62 Kaboggoza Hussein MUGANDA
63 Kabogoza Stephen MUGANDA
64 Kabugo Godfrey MUGANDA
65 Kabuye Samson Kironde MUGANDA
66 Kafeero Sarah MUGANDA
67 Kaggwa S. MUGANDA
68 Kagimu Stanley MUGANDA
69 Kaitesi Sylvia  
70 Kakande Alex MUGANDA
71 Kakembo Muhammed MUGANDA
72 Kakembo Zam MUGANDA
73 Kakola Teddy MUGANDA
74 Kakomo Jimmy  MUGANDA
75 Kakonge Fred  
76 Kalanzi B MUGANDA
77 Kalanzi Ester  MUGANDA
78 Kalanzi Godfrey MUGANDA
79 Kalema Frank MUGANDA
80 Kalule Fauzu  MUGANDA
81 Kalule Godfrey Jjingo MUGANDA
82 Kalule Joseph MUGANDA
83 Kalule Mohles Segululigamba MUGANDA
84 Kalungi James MUGANDA
85 Kalungi Twaha MUGANDA
86 Kamanzi Barnerd   
87 Kamasu Edith MUGANDA
88 Kamoga Leonard MUGANDA
89 Kamugisha R F  
90 Kamuli Emma MUGANDA
91 Kanyiga Mawejje MUGANDA
92 Kasiita MUGANDA
93 Kasiita Keneth MUGANDA
94 Kasiko Margaret MUGANDA
95 Kasirivu Ponsiano MUGANDA
96 Kasozi P MUGANDA
97 Kasujja Wilson MUGANDA
98 Kasule Denis MUGANDA
99 Kasumba Abbey MUGANDA
100 Katamba Godfrey MUGANDA
101 Katamba Henry MUGANDA
102 Katende Patrcik MUGANDA
103 Kateregga Richard MUGANDA
104 Kateregga Vincent MUGANDA
105 Kato Wumalu MUGANDA
106 Katumba Hamid MUGANDA
107 Katungi Norma  
108 Kavuma Fred MUGANDA
109 Kaweesa Simon MUGANDA
110 Kawere Juma MUGANDA
111 Kawonawo  MUGANDA
112 Kawooya Peter MUGANDA
113 Kawooya  MUGANDA
114 Kayondo John MUGANDA
115 Kayondo Pius MUGANDA
116 Kayongo Ronald MUGANDA
117 Kepe Alex  
118 Kibirige Ali MUGANDA
119 Kibuule Deo MUGANDA
120 Kiganda Said MUGANDA
121 Kiggundu Juliet MUGANDA
122 Kiggundu Juliet MUGANDA
123 Kiggundu Vincent MUGANDA
124 Kigongo Muwanga MUGANDA
125 Kigongo Sam MUGANDA
126 Kigozi Deogratius MUGANDA
127 Kigozi Deogratius  MUGANDA
128 Kigundu Doreen  MUGANDA
129 Kigundu Vincent MUGANDA
130 Kijjo Patrick MUGANDA
131 Kikulwe Enoch MUGANDA
132 Kikulwe Joyce  MUGANDA
133 Kimbowa Isma MUGANDA
134 Kimbowa Robert MUGANDA
135 Kimbugwe Peter MUGANDA
136 Kimera Peter MUGANDA
137 Kindo Emmanuel MUGANDA
138 Kinene David MUGANDA
139 Kintu Prossy  MUGANDA
140 Kitenda Zahara MUGANDA
141 Kivumbi Edward MUGANDA
142 Kiwanuka Annet  MUGANDA
143 Kiwanuka Ben  MUGANDA
144 Kiwanuka David MUGANDA
145 Kiwanuka Esther MUGANDA
146 Kiyaga Andrew MUGANDA
147 Kiyimba Mitto Richard MUGANDA
148 Kizito Fred  MUGANDA
149 Kizito Muahammed MUGANDA
150 Kizito Richard MUGANDA
151 Kizza Nsigeye Sarah MUGANDA
152 Kizza Stenon MUGANDA
153 Kulanju Willy MUGANDA
154 Kyamulabi Katende MUGANDA
155 Kyemwa Paul MUGANDA
156 Kyobe A MUGANDA
157 Kyobe Geofrey MUGANDA
158 Kyomugisha Agnes  
159 Latib Mwanje (Haj) MUGANDA
160 Lipo Alex  
161 Lubega Ali MUGANDA
162 Lubega Augustine MUGANDA
163 Lubega Francis MUGANDA
164 Lubega Musa MUGANDA
165 Lubega Mustapha MUGANDA
166 Lubowa A G (Eng)  MUGANDA
167 Lubowa Haruna MUGANDA
168 Lubowa Margaret MUGANDA
169 Lubowa Nasser  MUGANDA
170 Lubowa Racheal MUGANDA
171 Lubowa Richard MUGANDA
172 Lubowa Richard  MUGANDA
173 Lubwama P MUGANDA
174 Lugolobi Andrew MUGANDA
175 Lukago Betty MUGANDA
176 Lukoma Fred MUGANDA
177 Lule Daniel  MUGANDA
178 Lutaaya Janat MUGANDA
179 Lutaaya Sande MUGANDA
180 Luyima Fred MUGANDA
181 Lwesse Hussein MUGANDA
182 Maganda Albert MUGANDA
183 Magezi Bruno  
184 Maggie Kaggwa MUGANDA
185 Magoba Rose MUGANDA
186 Makumbi Patrick Ps. MUGANDA
187 Male Peter MUGANDA
188 Male Solomon MUGANDA
189 Malege Ddiba MUGANDA
190 Margaret Kasiko MUGANDA
191 Mariam Nabagulanyi MUGANDA
192 Matovu ALI (Haj) MUGANDA
193 Matovu Charles  MUGANDA
194 Mayanja Joseph MUGANDA
195 Mayanja Muhammed MUGANDA
196 Mayanja R MUGANDA
197 Mayega Henry MUGANDA
198 Mayishara Kawagu MUGANDA
199 Mbabali Abbas MUGANDA
200 Mboowa David MUGANDA
201 Miiro Chamis MUGANDA
202 Misi Zakaria MUGANDA
203 Mohammed Salim Khan  
204 Mpaka Fred  MUGANDA
205 Mpanga Ibrahim MUGANDA
206 Mpanga Ssenyonjo  MUGANDA
207 Mpanju Sulaiman MUGANDA
208 Mpiima Awali MUGANDA
209 Mpiira MUGANDA
210 Mubiru (Mrs) MUGANDA
211 Mubiru Abdu Nasser MUGANDA
212 Mubiru Ahmed  MUGANDA
213 Mubiru Hassan MUGANDA
214 Mubiru Moses MUGANDA
215 Mubiru Moses  MUGANDA
216 Muddu Awulira MUGANDA
217 Mugagga Julius MUGANDA
218 Muganga Martin MUGANDA
219 Mugerwa Abbey Lukwago MUGANDA
220 Mugerwa M MUGANDA
221 Mugerwa  MUGANDA
222 Mugisha Patrick Kagwa  
223 Mugoya Richard  
224 Muhairwe Patrick Immaculate  
225 Muhima Richard  
226 Mujjumba Richard MUGANDA
227 Mujuni Harriet  
228 Mujuni Milton  
229 Mujuzi Deborah MUGANDA
230 Mujuzi Henry MUGANDA
231 Mukabya Abbey  MUGANDA
232 Mukalazi MUGANDA
233 Mukalazi Sarah MUGANDA
234 Mukasa James MUGANDA
235 Mukasa Malia MUGANDA
236 Mukasa Patrick MUGANDA
237 Mukooli Edward  
238 Mulangira Jackson MUGANDA
239 Mulangira Ssalongo Mutebi John MUGANDA
240 Mulinda Fred MUGANDA
241 Mulogo Peter MUGANDA
242 Munawa Bakunda  
243 Musanje MUGANDA
244 Musisi MUGANDA
245 Musisi Abdul MUGANDA
246 Musisi Joseph MUGANDA
247 Musisi Ssalongo James MUGANDA
248 Musisi Y MUGANDA
249 Musitwa P MUGANDA
250 Musoke Abdu MUGANDA
251 Musoke Geofrey MUGANDA
252 Musoke Lillian MUGANDA
253 Musoke Raphael MUGANDA
254 Musunza Mathias MUGANDA
255 Mutebi Joseph MUGANDA
256 Mutesiyensi Kensi  
257 Mutoni Jane  
258 Mutyaba Eddie MUGANDA
259 Muwanga Jeff MUGANDA
260 Muwanga John  MUGANDA
261 Muwanga Teo MUGANDA
262 Muyimba Bruhan MUGANDA
263 Muyingo Swaibu MUGANDA
264 Muyomba Vincent MUGANDA
265 Muzamir Kiyemba MUGANDA
266 Mwajunzi Mike MUGANDA
267 Mwanje Charles MUGANDA
268 Mwanje Emmanuel MUGANDA
269 Mwanje R (Haj) MUGANDA
270 Mwesige David  
271 Mwesigye Dakta  
272 Mwesigye Edward   
273 Nabakooza Cissy  MUGANDA
274 Nabala Angella MUGANDA
275 Nabayinda Aida  MUGANDA
276 Nagadya Florence MUGANDA
277 Nagawa Asia MUGANDA
278 Nagguya Jessica MUGANDA
279 Nakacwa Joyce MUGANDA
280 Nakanabi Aisha MUGANDA
281 Nakanwagi Margaret MUGANDA
282 Nakato Sylvia MUGANDA
283 Nakatudde Brenda MUGANDA
284 Nakayiwa Margaret MUGANDA
285 Nakimera Afwa Kajubi MUGANDA
286 Nakintu Florence MUGANDA
287 Nakintu Jalia MUGANDA
288 Nakku P MUGANDA
289 Nalongo Buyinja MUGANDA
290 Nalongo Kaggwa R MUGANDA
291 Nalongo Kulisitina MUGANDA
292 Nalongo Mary MUGANDA
293 Nalongo Nakibinge MUGANDA
294 Nalongo Nkuubi MUGANDA
295 Nalongo Sseruwagi MUGANDA
296 Nalubega Annet MUGANDA
297 Naluyima Josephine MUGANDA
298 Namaalwa Nalongo MUGANDA
299 Namakula Barbara MUGANDA
300 Namala Maria MUGANDA
301 Namala Suzan MUGANDA
302 Namalwa Mary MUGANDA
303 Nambi Sophia MUGANDA
304 Namuddu E/Sam Ssali MUGANDA
305 Namuganza Milly MUGANDA
306 Namuli Sophia MUGANDA
307 Namusisi Alice  MUGANDA
308 Namuwonge Betty MUGANDA
309 Namwanje Ruth MUGANDA
310 Nandawula Rosette MUGANDA
311 Nankabirwa Aisha MUGANDA
312 Nansubuga M MUGANDA
313 Nantale Mishi MUGANDA
314 Nanva Kadija MUGANDA
315 Nanyonga Rose MUGANDA
316 Nanziri Sarah MUGANDA
317 Nanziri Topi MUGANDA
318 Nasani Sewambo MUGANDA
319 Nasir Farouqi  
320 Nassolo Phiromela MUGANDA
321 Nassolo Rose MUGANDA
322 Nattuba Agnes MUGANDA
323 Nayiga Annet MUGANDA
324 Nazziwa Mary MUGANDA
325 Ndawula Bamutalira  MUGANDA
326 Ndawula Fred MUGANDA
327 Ndibowa Stephen  
328 Ndilangwa Siliman   
329 Ngobi Julius  
330 Njayira Muhamadi  MUGANDA
331 Nkabanoha Alex (Dr)  
332 Nkubana Cossy   
333 Nkwasire Julius  
334 Nsamba Yiga MUGANDA
335 Nsereko Lukwago  MUGANDA
336 Nsereko Sulaiman MUGANDA
337 Nserimi Bagampadde MUGANDA
338 Nsigaye Ceasar  
339 Nsobya Ismail MUGANDA
340 Nsubuga Cyrus MUGANDA
341 Nsubuga Hannington MUGANDA
342 Ntale Jackson MUGANDA
343 Ntambi Mutale MUGANDA
344 Ntanda Ahmedi MUGANDA
345 Ntanda Janat MUGANDA
346 Ntende Charles MUGANDA
347 Ntobola Sharifah MUGANDA
348 Ntulume B Sebadduka MUGANDA
349 Ntulume Florence MUGANDA
350 Nusubuga Cyrus MUGANDA
351 Nuwagaba Herbert  
352 Nyandwi Elphas MUGANDA
353 Nyombi Yahya MUGANDA
354 Nyongesa Jospeh  
355 Ochola Anthony  
356 Okello A Jacob  
357 Okello Ouma (Prof)  
358 Olsuth Hussein  
359 Olum Francis  
360 Pude Christopher  MUGANDA
361 Rehema Katabazi  MUGANDA
362 Rwendeire Richard  
363 Salasamba Henry Semusambwa MUGANDA
364 Sali Nakiwala MUGANDA
365 Salongo Yuliko MUGANDA
366 Samba Henry MUGANDA
367 Sambwa Agnes MUGANDA
368 Sande Rogers MUGANDA
369 Sanyu Kizza (Hajat) MUGANDA
370 Sarah Kibirige MUGANDA
371 Sebuyira Fred MUGANDA
372 Sejjoba Isaac (Hon)  MUGANDA
373 Sekamate Joram MUGANDA
374 Sekitto Richard MUGANDA
375 Seliatema T James MUGANDA
376 Sembatya Henry MUGANDA
377 Sempa Emanuel MUGANDA
378 Sendagala Charles MUGANDA
379 Sendege Vincent MUGANDA
380 Sendi Paul MUGANDA
381 Serunjogi David MUGANDA
382 Sewambwa Nathan  MUGANDA
383 Ssali Lamula MUGANDA
384 Ssali Matayo MUGANDA
385 Ssalongo Godfrey MUGANDA
386 Ssebankyayira JB MUGANDA
387 Ssebuliba Paul (Dr) MUGANDA
388 Ssebulime Fred MUGANDA
389 Ssebulime T MUGANDA
390 Ssebunya Moses MUGANDA
391 Ssegirinya Francis MUGANDA
392 Sseguya Denis MUGANDA
393 Ssejoba Mayanja MUGANDA
394 Ssekabira Mark MUGANDA
395 Ssekamatte Juram MUGANDA
396 Ssekasamba Jimmy MUGANDA
397 Ssekito Hamza MUGANDA
398 Ssekito Richard MUGANDA
399 Ssemakula Robert MUGANDA
400 Ssembajwe John Ssenabulya Ronald MUGANDA
401 Ssendiisa M MUGANDA
402 Ssengendo John Bosco MUGANDA
403 Ssengendo Joseph MUGANDA
404 Ssengendo Rachael MUGANDA
405 Ssengo Rashid MUGANDA
406 Ssengonzi Christine  MUGANDA
407 Ssenkali Kivumbi MUGANDA
408 Ssentalo Gerald MUGANDA
409 Ssentamu Shepherd MUGANDA
410 Ssentongo Gladys MUGANDA
411 Ssenyange Mariam MUGANDA
412 Ssenyange Paul MUGANDA
413 Ssenyonga Farid MUGANDA
414 Ssenyonga G W Mbuya MUGANDA
415 Ssenyonga Jane   MUGANDA
416 Ssenyonga Lameck MUGANDA
417 Ssenyonga Mbuga MUGANDA
418 Ssenyonjo Ashraf  MUGANDA
419 Ssenyonjo Daniel MUGANDA
420 Ssenyonjo Kakyama MUGANDA
421 Sserugo Erias MUGANDA
422 Sserugo Erias Sheikh   MUGANDA
423 Sserunga Muniru MUGANDA
424 Sserunjogi Godfrey MUGANDA
425 Sserunjogi John MUGANDA
426 Sserunkuma Mike MUGANDA
427 Sseruwagi Brian MUGANDA
428 Sseruwagi Daniel MUGANDA
429 Sseruwagi Henry MUGANDA
430 Sserwanga Charles MUGANDA
431 Ssesaazi Robert MUGANDA
432 Ssesanga Moses MUGANDA
433 Ssewava Henry MUGANDA
434 Ssewaya Steven MUGANDA
435 Ssinabulya Dorothy MUGANDA
436 Ssonko David MUGANDA
437 Ssonko Edward MUGANDA
438 Ssonko Olivia  MUGANDA
439 Sunday Herbert MUGANDA
440 Tamukedde Muhammed MUGANDA
441 Tamukedde Muluya MUGANDA
442 Tamusange Hawali MUGANDA
443 Tenwya Charles   
444 Tigawalana Godfrey  
445 Tommy Mills  
446 Tondo Thomas MUGANDA
447 Tugumisirize Prossy  
448 Turyakira Armstrong  
449 Turyakira Ketrah  
450 Turyamwijuka Silvanus  
451 Turyatunga Herbert  
452 Twebaze Maruh G  
453 Twesigye Silver  
454 Vaale  
455 Vicky Ollson  
456 Wabuna Sophia   
457 Wadda Rosette MUGANDA
458 Walusimbi Dalton MUGANDA
459 Wamala David MUGANDA
460 Wamala Hadija MUGANDA
461 Wamala Mutyaba  MUGANDA
462 Wampamba Patrick MUGANDA
463 Wanyama Ben  MUGANDA
464 Wasswa Hassan MUGANDA
465 Waswa (Haj) MUGANDA
466 Were Willy  
467 Zalwango Florence MUGANDA
468 Zimula Robert MUGANDA
469 Ziraba Makumbi MUGANDA
470 Zzingu Patrick MUGANDA
471 Zziwa Akram MUGANDA
472 Zziwa Akram MUGANDA

 

Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

Kingdoms, Chiefdoms can reduce misery of subjects

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Dear people,

The government develops a lot! Well markets, investment and money can’t develop Nimule and Oraba or Koboko outlets for home made goods to Southern Sudan? In Kampala just one company with so many names, was hired by Kampala City Council (kcc) to collect market dues from Nakasero, Owino, and City traders’ licence! Yet both, the City Markets and Rental shops remained in such deplorable conditions, only fit for pigs (swine). NRM political educated class, couldn’t see or hear anything from their gangsters’ paradises! Since 1986 to date, Luwero police officers are working from and sleeping in grass huts! A buffoon Idi Amin and other political idiots must be laughing uncontrollably.

The Kingdoms and Chiefdoms of Toro, Acoli, Bunyoro, Ankole, Buganda, Alur, Itesot, Busoga, etc., should rectify the situation nrm has forced onto the people, before its too late. Which Kingdoms and Chiefdoms can fail to set up a construction company to serve the above purpose cooperatively or as a joint venture?

Afrikaners can for once understand, Africans since time immemorial have lived in communities and not slums, a mind-boggling perception gap. Kingdoms and Chiefdoms should start regional housing construction companies and lease out communally owned land. Travel to the Kingdom of Denmark, Sweden and Norway and be taught something new.

Just imagine

  1. Each Kingdom or Chiefdom utilised ever year, just only 800 acres of land.
  2. Each acreage could have three housing blocks, with 18 three-four roomed flats, self contained with proper toilets and cooking place. Even though Africans are perpetually dirty to deserve sucha Public Hygiene Act 1964.
  3. 600 acres would be utilised to build 11 such flats each year and in different locations as need arises.
  4. 11 flats will have a reasonable 198 (11 blocks x 18 three-four roomed flats) residential facilities.
  5. 100 acres will be reserved for community villas sold to senior citizens or the cream of that particular society i.e. Professors, Medical Workers, District Directors, etc.
  6. The rest 200 acres could contain playing fields, (i.e. tennis courts, volleyball, football) some forested areas, fishing areas, simple gardens, simple shopping centres, and prayer places, community schools, kindergarten, parking and access roads.

Implying the working rank and file in Teso, Akole, Kigezi or Arua and Banyankole will be able to have a place of abode without too much concern, about Land Speculation. “A-B” above offers a choice to even the nrm gangsters, to lease a flat or buy a villa in the same community.

Land speculation is dangerously eroding and devastating the ecological and moral imbalance in all communities.  Jinja, Mbarara, Kabale, Arua, Mbale have jumped on Kampala madness. In Lira Town Council, well-planned playgrounds are demarcated and sold to local administrators!  Schools and hospitals likewise so! In Jinja what was designed as resting Green Park was given away to a developer! Yes developers indeed. Once land on which Stanbic Mbarara sits, was almost grabbed splitting the building housing the bank into two plots!!!

It is a form of hooligandom nrm modernisation stance into!

Just imagine the slumasation going on everywhere – and some typical Africa Estate Developers lying claim to be developing. Building estates with pit latrines! Then nrm goes on, all the way to claim, “yes build the more, we will provide you roads, and water points plus Umeme transformers on the election day” .

Land speculation, burst into flames of endless corruption that has engulfed all societies, young as well as old, women and men. Why is it that there was no land speculation during the Brutish colonial era – yes because nrm clerks had houses to live in.

Bwanika, Luwero Nakyesawa

Shameless Self Sustaining – “Diplomatic Drug Baron’s” Economy

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Dear Ugandans,
 What Exactly have african political leaders done apart from running their nations down?!!– Did the British system build the infrastructure or underdeveloped Uganda?
 
How can a nation develop without her human resource involved in designing, building and running basic infrastructure?
 
a.       How many roads and bridges are designed and later constructed by Banyankole, Karamojong, Acoli, Baganda, Bakiga
b.      How many buildings the type of Crest Towers, Bank of Uganda, Sheraton are designed and later constructed by Banyankole, Karamojong, Acoli, Baganda, Bakiga
c.       How many sports stadiums i.e. Mandela Stadiums are designed and later constructed by Banyankole, Karamojong, Acoli, Baganda, Bakiga
d.      African Armies are designed and run by African leaders!
e.       How many food processing factories are design and run by Banyankole, Karamojong, Acoli, Baganda, Bakiga
f.        How many research facilities are designed and run independently by Africans
g.       Bullet factories are designed by North Koreans and run down by nrm.
 
Just imagine you’re in Gulu or Jinja and urgently want to post a letter or a parcel to Adjumani or Nabumali on a Sunday. Where can you buy a postage stamp? nowhere, not even in kampala!
 
1. Uganda Posts and Telecommunications was sub-divided into two or three arms: the Uganda Posts, Uganda (Libyan) Telecom Limited and  ______Uganda Communications Commission.
 
Just visit any public hospital, health care facility or dispensary, public school (secondary, primary or university) or prisons, police station, local administrative office at your local district or village council – is uganda (libyan) telecom limited offering any services in those locations- and if not why? How on earth can a public entity have no telephones in this age?!! Do hospitals in Libya lack public phones for medical works?
 
 
2. Uganda Electricity Board operated until 1999, was sub-divided into three entities: Uganda Electricity Distribution Limited (UEDCL), Uganda Electricity Generating Company Limited (UEGCL) and Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL). On top of that we have got Electricity Regulatory Agency ERA.
 
The above agencies plus umeme and its agencies have  a customer base of about 400’000 out of the 33’000’000 people, the majority located in Kampala area! It is a percentage of 0.0121 implying the people down here are still in the darkest continent 40 years since the English who built the first dam left!
Interestingly if you get data about micro power dams majority are in Western Uganda!
A.     Between Arua and Koboko there about nine bridges implying there are 9 major river streams pouring in River Nile – Buganda must secede.
B.     There are two major river streams from Karamoja pouring in Lake Kyoga wetlands- NRM is digging valley dams!
 
3. There was Uganda Transporters Cooperative Union (transporting farmers produce and merchandise), Uganda Railways (RVR) reached Kasese, Pakwach bringing with it on a daily basis;
a.      Angara from Pakwach to Tororo and onwards to Mbale, Given the flatness between the Pakwach and Arua this line today will be in Arua and beyond.
b.      Sweet potatoes, maize, millet, Kasese waragi, and goats you name it they offloaded at Nalukolongo near Natete.
 
Uganda Transport Corporation operating a fleet of buses until 1979 in Kampala areas and its arm the Jinja Transport Corporation, collapsed under nrm revolution!
 
How do farmers, traders, school children, the elderly, the disable, mothers move around without over spending? The environmental cost and damage on trunk roads by heavy load lorries is enormous. This is what the National Road Authority is saying but There Is No Alternative (TINA formation).
 
5. There were Uganda Cooperative Unions and Alliance all over the place- Mbale coffee growers cooperative union, Banyankole Kweteerena, West Buganda coffee growers- nrm has invented the best models saccos, naads, pma rubbish without any agricultural basis
 
NRM why is vanilla in kyagwe has no value addition??????
 
This country had government ranches in Pakwach, Ankole and Buganda. The Uganda Diary Cooperation run by Lugbara, Baganda, Bakiga, NOT (seemer ) functioning under the ranch  system. Just imagine – in 27 years of cattle herders milk from Ankole is still not processed and we are make to believe the Brutish system who taught you about hygiene are colonialist.
Nakasongola, Ngoma, Karamoja, even Teso have no single milk coolant, but there are numerous almost in each village in Ankole.
 
All coffee and cotton processing plants were destroyed under a Maoist War and Political Ideology of killing Obote’s economy!!!
 
6. Jinja, Soroti, Mbale, Lira, Masaka , Mbarara, Kasese, Entebbe, Fort Portal were all planned towns, distinctively to make them beautiful and add on by the Brutish system (Uganda Gifted by Nature rubbish!!!). nrm in 27 years has encouraged the development of slums all over the place. 
 
7. Ever since (Libyan) National Housing Construction and Corporation was stared it remains in name. It has no construction arm of her own and has never constructed a single house for               
 
a.       Police men/women (they sleep in grass huts, Luwero district administration),
b.      Health workers,
c.       Teachers
d.      Construction of hospitals
e.       Construction of schools
f.        Construction of government building we beg from Chinese
g.       Sports Stadiums had out by Chinese!
h.       Local government administrative blocks
 
libyans aren’t stupid as black Africans: every Libyan has a house and rightly so must get one as a basic right.
 
8. Koreans are building water supply facilities in Arua- while the most talked about National Water and Sewerage Corporation that has also invested as far as Ghana can’t provide water in Arua!
 
9. Kenya Commercial Bank is making wind fall gain in East and central Africa- NRM marionettes first sold Uganda Commercial Bank to themselves and later just disposed off what they could not manage. What exactly was NRM doing with a bank when there are monitoring agencies i.e. Bank of Uganda, Management Board?
 
10. Uganda hotels – also went and now what one can see is chain of poorly managed uganda investment authority – investment promotion strategy, by crude Asians employing themselves in both managerial and ownership positions.
 
Why on earth should our be burdened with NRM regime in power?????????????? All the above entities collapsed not under obote or idi amin the buffoon but under NRM the anti- colonist, Pan- Africanists.
For now Uganda has upgraded to narcotics drug trade – traders fully equipped with diplomatic passports and UN diplomatic bags!!
 
Buganda secede
 
 
Bwanika Nakyesawa Luwero

How the State weakens the communities

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Sometime back I did a survey in Luwero. I moved on bicycles and foot from Nakaseke to Kiwoko. I went inside villages and visited relatives and friends. Some 17 years after the war, people were in total fear. All the people I met never wanted to hear anything about NRM – that is in Luwero.
They lost a lot of people. And they know, had it not been for NRM their loved ones would be alive today. One elder man lost all children. As he saw me arriving the first thing he told me was that all my children are “lying their” dead. I told him I wanted to come back to the village – as the rest of villagers told me – was that it was dangerous and meaningless – they thought the war was still going on!!
This is exactly what is happening in Atiak to Gulu. In West Nile people are very guarded since they fear any retribution as a result of Amins era.
a similar survey in Masaka established that their misery on squabbling by the Democratic Party who actually held power. If you ask any person in Kampala Markets who has held these people back – they will tell exactly who by name.

Political parties in the opposition do merely not understand the issues and political topology. Do you here any politician seriously talking about corruption, murder of children, theft, and poverty NO why because they earn from the chaos.
The only solution is for the people to turn their loyalty to their local traditional leaders and culture to save us from Political Corruption by politicians. Culture will always be in contradiction with political ideologism.

What is the chronological history of elected members of parliament in Luwero (Bulemezi), Kyadondo, Acoli (entire), West Nile and Masaka? So what are the political party issues really? and why aretalkng about NRM

In Luwero, I know of Victoria Mwaka, Kisamba Mugerwa, Kiddu makubuya, Rose Namayanja, Abraham Byandala, Kisiki etc all NRM

Who are the MPs in Acoli land Reagan Okumu, Mao, Latigo, odongo otto, Ocenge Penytoo

Who are the MP in Masaka, John Kawanga, Lule Mawayi, Ssekandi, Mugerwa Sauda, Balintuma Nsambu  Maurice Kagimu

So I am asking you how come that we still have the same party in power?

Bwanika Nakyesawa Luwero

Can M7 cut off Buganda’s head as he has threatened when he never created it

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Can one destroy what one never made or has never created? One may pretennd to but only for purposes of self-satisfaction.   Read more views on the “Cutting off” bellow:

Summary: That M7 threatens to “cut” off Buganda or to cut it to size is a slogan anti-Buganda politicians have voiced all along, from the 50’s. This is done mainly to mebelise ant-ganda feelings from the rest of Uganda. But, most of those who have done so gave come, found Buganda and left her in place. You cannot remove Buganda from Uganda and she remains Uganda. That is like removing the cog from the wheel.

1/7. The main aim M7 threatens Buganda and especially Mmengo is because he wants to look democratic and yet, fears the mobelisation capabilities of Mmengo hence his threats (himself and via Karooro w/o Stanslas Okurut): “We shall reach Buganda without Mmengo”. If my means “abolishing” the Kabakaship, one can call these the tantrums of a spoilt child.

M7 cannot abolish kingdoms from the peoples’ hearts. What he can do, like AMO before him, is constrain them in space and time, as M7 is already doing.

2/7. Cut ‘off” Buganda would mean “taking the cog from the wheel. Want an example? Look at the former USSR: Article 5 of the Soviet Constitution allowed Republics to “leave the Union”, if they so wished.

3/7. The thought of the framers of the constitution, back in 1921, were of course thinking of the poor peripheral republics in Central Asia, the Caucasus, etc.

4/7. But check what one mad man Yeltsin, a Russian tribalist (sorry, Bazungu cannot be tribalists, so we say “nationalist”) decides to take away ‘Mother Russia’  from the Union, invoking article 15 of the constitution. The rest is history.

5/7. In other words, Buganda can only be destroyed from inside and that is the method M7 is going to try, by electing a Katikiro, for example, not answerable to the Kabaka but to him {via the Regional Tier) and by bribing many Baganda with ‘office’.

6/7. Cutting off Buganda: What M7 really means is not that he will wipe Buganda from the project that is Uganda. He only wants to become Kabaka (in charge of Baganda) and this, he can do on the surface but not in people’s hearts.

7/7. Conclusion: Mt believes that by giving every sib-clan a district, he will have managed to destroy Uganda (and therefore Buganda) but he can not, especially in the case of the later, as the Kabakaship is a hurdle. In other words, M7 does not have Yelstsin’s luck on his side. He is only drunk with power and may soon behave like King Canute [of England], who thought he could control natural phenomena like the flow of tides. M7 too thinks he can control the thinking of people. No way.

Christopher Muwanga,

Nakasero,

Kampala.

Former Katikkiros leading Mengo back to 1966 crisis

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Former Katikkiros leading Mengo back to 1966 crisis

By Aisha Nankya  (email the author)


Posted Friday, June 11 2010 at 00:00

The news of the two former Buganda Katikkiros (premiers) Joseph Mulwanyamuli Ssemwogerere and Dan Muliika declaring their support for the Inter-Party Cooperation (IPC), a loose grouping of some opposition parties planning to field a single presidential candidate next year, leaves a lot to be desired.

The move justifies the saying that history does not repeat itself but it’s the [people] that repeat history. Mengo has a habit of always coming in the way of the Democratic Party (DP), make alliances based on selfishness and impulse and later crying foul. Yet it is the DP that has aways stood with Mengo during the hard times.
It was Mengo, for instance, who played a big role in blocking Ben Kiwanuka, a Muganda, from becoming Uganda’s Prime Minister simply because he was a Catholic. Today, they are standing in the way of Nobert Mao simply because he is a non-Muganda. What criteria did they use to choose the IPC to champion Buganda’s interests?

The two former Katikkiros who will obviously be representing Mengo interests in this move, admitted to being novices in politics. Secondly, they are offering blanket support on behalf of Buganda without even setting up principles or fully understanding the objectives of the individual political parties that comprise IPC. This is evidenced by Muliika’s appeal to the IPC to publish its manifesto, so they can know what they stand for. Can you imagine? This shows that they offered blanket support without even knowing what they are supporting. To quote DP president Nobert Mao, how can one enter a taxi without knowing its destination?

Mengo’s interests are permanent but how can one peg them on the removal of President Museveni? How can you put all your eggs in one basket? It is also surprising that the duo are both retired but have now come up to determine our destiny. Will they, for instance, appropriately accommodate the interest of the youth? Have they widely consulted and have they been endorsed to represented us? Can they tell us the difference between FDC’s Kizza Besigye, who has a high chance of becoming IPC flag bearer and President Museveni? How can you put Mengo and the Kabakaship on the line? Did they think of the other Kabaka’s subjects in the DP, NRM and other political parties? How can you alienate them? Where will Mengo run to if Besigye, whom the electorate has rejected twice, loses the third time?

Not long ago, Mulwanyamuli negotiated the Regional Tier that was to create an office of Katikkiro, by-passing Mengo. This was rejected by the Lukiiko of course but it is still on the table, waiting to be implemented. Muliika was later sacked as well for openly using the post of Katikkiro to campaign for FDC, among others. The two extremes coming together is suspect.

UPC’s Olara Otunnu is part of this cooperation but they strategically keep him away whenever they make appearances in Buganda. In effect the two former Katikkiro’s have not only allied with Besigye who has no political base in his home town Rukungiri and the entire western Uganda but with UPC as well, a party that abolished the kingdom and masterminded the killings in Luweero. How different is this move from the infamous UPC/KY alliance of 1966?

Mengo should strongly and clearly distance itself from the duo because they are putting all Baganda interests at stake. You can always ignore advice but cannot stop the consequences.
Ms Nankya is a social worker in London, United Kingdom

http://www.monitor.co.ug/OpEd/Commentary/-/689364/936206/-/a0yr7kz/-/index.html

CBS fans, advertisers apologise to (trapped) Museveni

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A.  M7, in the horns of a dilemma on what to do with CBS, has fallen into a trap.

Like the hyena, which loves ghee so much such that when it swallowed a hot, round stone, smeared with ghee, could not decide whether to spit it so as to survive and then loose the delicacy OR to swallow the delicacy and die of scalds in the throat, he [M7] finds himself placed between the rock and the hard place. Eventually, he will have to do what the opposition and Mmengo has asked for all the time:

“If anything unlawful was committed, take the culprits, not the business, to task”.

B.  The other side of the riddle is: he will have to open the Station, however long it takes, in any case, before the next elections. The only way is to find the best way to save face. He must therefore, look for a scape-goat and this is where the “comedians” come in.

C.  Conditions: true, he will make sure that the investors stick to what they are saying now, “we do not control the content”. So,  who ever works there after the solution or ‘opening’ arrangement MUST be ready to face the music concerning the content of what goes on the air at CBS.

D. So, are the comedians [Sseguya {alias Kayibanda}, “Baba-Kavuyo”, Billy katumba Kasodde, etc] cowards or traitors as “Matek” asserts? The answer is “NO”. Are they ‘sacrificial lambs’ then? Yes and No. Their entry into the game serves the ends of the investors (Kaya Kavuma and group) as well as the power-centres (Army, NRM, M7, and etc. how?

1.  The responsibility for future behaviour will now rest on the shoulders of the workers (as it should maybe be). You say something wrong, you are in for it. Here, some will serve the interests of M7 and his cohorts and may be even air the cause but they will be on air. Self-censorship will now be the order of the day. They are going to campaign for him (at least some of them, after blackmailed through hunger (joblessness, unpaid Bank loans, etc) see today’s Bukedde, p.2:

a.   ”the president said that the leaders of CBS are taking things lightly. They talk with pride {boogez’amalala}. We advise them on how the radio has to be run but the rejected everything. ..I am responsible, a leader of the country, I ma responsible for every citizen, including the CBS workers (Hmmmm!!) ..Who come to me everyday saying they have nothing to eat and that their children and families are in a dire situation…”. There then is the bait and blackmail. He goes on:

Since the workers have been joined by the advertisers, I am going to take the matters to Cabinet [not  Gen. Tinyefuza  who set conditions for its re-opening and whose men carried away the machines].

2.  M7 will open the radio on his own conditions, having by-passed the investors (and therefore Mmengo) as he is fond of claiming. His party will now claim to have helped open the radio, without Mmengo’s input.

3.  Her stand the Investors and Mmengo? Here M7 is right, that they talk with what he calls arrogance and are not serious. The issue is, they were told to APOLOGISE and refused since they had never sent anybody to say what they said. They blame him for dis-advantaging them vis-à-vis the competitors and even threaten to go to the Courts of law.  In this, they have nothing to loose, should the radio be opened through the ‘face-saving’ mechanism  since they are now loosing 300m shillings every month. They may be ready to get it opened so long as their business, share-holding and are not interfered with and of curse, without giving M7 a rope which to hand them, in future that is, the apology.

4. Conclusion:

M7 is under immense political pressure to open Radio Buganda. He has to answer the question at every road-stop in Buganda. Internally, the NRM Baganda are restless, “how shall we face the people with CBS off air?”

So, the comedians are on a mission and not in comedy as such they are saving the faces of both sides and their jobs of course.

Christopher Muwanga,

Nakasero,

Kampala.

ROOTS OF THE 1966 CRISIS: PARLIAMENT DEBATES THE SECURITY SITUATION IN BUGANDA

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Forumists,
Before I give you my next piece on the beginnings of the 1966 crisis, allow me to first, fast-forward to 1965 and furnish you you with the record of the parliamentary debate on the security situation in Buganda.  That debate raged on for several weeks starting from 12the March 1965 as you can see below.
The debate starts from from P.1383 (see “MOTION”).  This is the substance of the submission by the mover of the motion, Mr Rwamwaro.  The rest of the debate will follow in due course….

Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

“THE SAME HEAT THAT MELTS THE BUTTER HARDENS THE EGG”

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