I did not want to make any comments on this perpetual ‘Basiita convention’ , mainly because it is nonsense, the kind of nonsense that is explains why the Uganda opposition is stunted, and is not worth the credit it piles on itself. That Basiita stuff is the kind of nonsense that you people keep bringing up here when you run out of what to say, instead of thinking constructively about the future of the country. Anyone who sees this rubbish has to weep for the country. You the so-called opposition are nothing but an overgrown pimple on the country’s face.
Definitely, those “minutes” were manufactured sometime after 1996. Whoever cooked them up did not even bother to cross check such details like Kazini’s rank in 1992. Kazini made the rank of Colonel in 1996. And of course he was not a Muhima, together with Mr Amama Mbabazi..who is being suggested by some of our UAH sages for inclusion as no. 23. Amos Nzei (Nzeyimana) is also supposed to be a Muhima!
For someone who would be willing to address some officers by their ranks, I wonder why No. 14, Jim Muhwezi, could not be addressed as a Brigadier, and not as a Mr; the same case with No. 59, Maj. Jero Bwende. No. 70 was a Major at the time of the alleged meeting, and he has never hailed from Nyabushozi.
Entry no. 58, Major Kashaka is also fake. There were three Kashakas in NRA in 1992 all of them brothers, and not Basiita. One was a Lieutenant Colonel (now a Brigadier), and the second one was a Lieutenant now a Major or thereabouts. The third one was a Sergeant, now deceased.
Entry no. 10, was intended by the author of the document to be Karazarwe…related to entry no. 11…but typical thoughtlessness took the upper hand. The Karugire name starts featuring in YKM family after 2000 when he was wedded to Natasha Kaine….so that error is itself indicative of the date of manufacture of those minutes: definitely after 26 Aug 2000 when Karugire officially became a member of the first family….most likely the minutes were cooked up in the build up to the 2001 elections….probably by the so-called Reform Agenda.
Like I said in the past, from my recollection entry no. 1 and chairman of the meeting could not possibly have attended that meeting! My Corporal’s memory often fails me but I seem to remember that entry no.1 chaired a marathon series of Army council/High Command meetings from Monday 9th March 1992 to Saturday 14 th March 1992.
He closed the High Command mid morning on Saturday 14 th March and in the afternoon he flew to North Korea for a one-week state visit; i.e., he could not possibly have been at Rwakitura on the alleged day of the meeting.
I know some of you think he is a magician, like some people recently claimed that he ‘eats money’….and UNLA’s conviction that he could turn into a cat….but even then, he could not have been in Pyongyang and Rwakitura at the same time.
Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto
Meeting at Rwakitura with H.E. the President of Uganda and selected representatives
from various districts on 15-3-1992
1. Mr. Y.K. Museveni – Nyabushozi
2. Mrs. J. Museveni – Nyabushozi
3. Mr. Elly Rwakakoko – Ruhama Ntungamo
4. Mr. Eric Kabango – Rukungiri
5. Mr. Akandanwaho Salim Saleh – Nyabushozi
6. Mr. Sam Kutesa – Nyabushozi
7. Mr. Abel Katembwe – Rukungiri
8. Canon Rwabugaire Rubanja – Rukungiri
9. Mrs. Rwabugaire – Buyanja Rukungiri
10. John Wyclifee Karugire – Ntungamo
11. Mrs. Karazawe – Ntungamo
12. Mrs. Rwakakoko – Ruhama Ntungamo
13. Bob Kabonero – Ntungamo
14. Mr. Jim Muhwezi –
15. Mrs. Susan Muhwezi – Rukungiri Ntungamo
16. Mr. Jotham Tumwesigye –
17. Mr. John Nasasira – Kazo
18. Mzee Nyindimbi – Kebisoni
19. Mrs. Faith Bitamurire – Kebisoni
20. Mugisha Muwhezi – Nyindombi Kebisoni
21. Mr. James Mwesigye – Sembabule
22. Mrs. Mwesigye – Sembabule
24. Mr. Kamugisha – Kebisoni
25. Mrs. Kemigisha – Kebisoni
26. Mr. John Kazoora – Ntungamo
27. Mr. Christopher Kiyombo – Ntungamo
28. Major Henry Tumukunde – Buyanja Kitojo
29. Mrs. Tumukunde – Buyanja Kitojo
30. Mzee Rwakanengere – Kashari Rubaya
31. Jolly Rwakanengere – Kampala Rubaya
32. Mrs. Salim Saleh – Nyabushozi
33. Rev. Kajangye – Kitojo
34. Aranda Nyakeirima – Kitojo Buyanja
35. Mzee Mpira Nuyanja – Nyakibungo
36. Charles Muhoozi Kifaburiza – Kapunga
37. Justus Katono Karishunga – Buyanja
38. Elly Karuhanga –
39. Mzee Kafumusi – Ibanda
40. Sikora B.K. – Buwheju Bunyaruguru
41. P. Kaitirima – Sembabule
42. Matthew Rukikaire – Sembabule
43. Mrs. Rukikaire – Sembabule
44. Sam Baingana – Kabura Rukungiri
45. Mrs. Baingana – Rukungiri
46. Mzee Amos Nzei – Kabale
47. Mrs. Nzei – Kabale
48. Mzee Rutamwebwa – Nyabushozi
49. Mrs. Mary Rutamwebwa – Nyabushozi
50. Rev. Canon Sam Rubunda – Nyabushozi
51. Mrs. Jennifer Kutesa – Sembabule Ntungamo
52. Eriya Kategaya – Rwamparara
53. Jovia Kankunda – Mbarara
54. Mzee Rwakiturate – Nyabushozi
55. Rwabantu Rushenyi – Ntungamo
Col. Chefali – Kazo
57. Col. Kazini J. – Nyabushozi
58. Major Kashaka – Nyabushozi
59. Jero Bwende – Nyabushozi
60. Augusitine Ruzindana – Rubayo Ntungamo
Rusimirwa – Nyakabuyo
62. Mzee Kaino – Nyakininga
63. Rev. Rujoki – Nshwerunkye
64. Mrs. J. Rujoki – Nshwerunkye
65. Prince John Barigye – Kashari
66. Kanyesingye Barigye Junior – Kashari
67. Kirimani – Nyabushozi
68. Fred Kanyabubale – Kitojo Buyanja
69. Kakurugu – Kitojo
70. Captain Biraro – Nyabushozi
71. Mrs. Nasasira – Kazo
72. Herbert Rwabende – Kashari
73. Odrek Rwabogo – Nyabushozi
74. Hope Kivenjere – President’s Office
75. Bishop Justus Ruhindi – Rukungiri
76. Justine Sabiiti – Mbarara
77. Maama Rubindi – North Kigezi Diocese
Remarks by H.E. (Chairman)
3. Strategy for the next 50 years
4. Plan of Action
The meeting started with a prayer led by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Ruhindi at exactly 11:00 pm,who prayed for good deliberations.
The Chairman H.E., welcome the Basiita Clan and other clans present in his home. He briefed members present the purpose of the meeting and thanked organisers for a good job done.
He told members that the only opportunity they have is this one when he is still President. He directed Hope Kivenjere to act as a link between his office and these people at the grassroots. He told them that they were few in number and that he fought to liberate them so that they could be heard in society and Uganda at large.
He reminded them of the need to have a master plan for at least 50 years if their Hima clan is to remain vibrant and rich.
H.E. told his listeners that if they cannot use the opportunity maximally, their daughters and sons would blame them in the future.
At this function he revealed to them a scheme and plan of action in order for them to achieve desired goals as:
1. To have the highest education qualifications during this term of office for their children;
2. To make sure they are the richest people in Uganda in the next 50 years master plan;
3. To make sure they control the army and have the highest ranks in the army;
4. To ensure that they take charge of all the resources in the country;
5. To ensure that everybody else is poor so that they could be controlled and respect the group;
6. To ensure that none of those not concerned not to know about the action plan.
Every one of them was directed to recruit the Bahima boys to join the army so that they could dominate the ISO, PPU, ESO, and military police. This would assist in the resisting of other tribes that would attempt to take power by the use of force.
The Chairman informed the members to unite so that they could remain the only kings in the region. He said that the master plan couldn’t be achieved until 80% of their youths are properly trained and equipped with the best necessities to manage these issues.
At this juncture the chairman directed Mr. Elly Karuhanga to take charge of educating the sons and daughters and send them abroad in countries such as India, England, America and South Africa. Karuhanga accepted the responsibility without hesitation.
The Chairman also directed Mr. Kirimani to take charge of the educating the daughters and sons internally, especially to ensure that he put up a special school in Nyabushozi to cater for the interests of the group.
On this note Mr. Kutesa suggested to upgrade Kanyareru Resettlement School from Nursery up to secondary, which passed with no amendments.
Mr. Elly Rwakakoko interjected the chairman’s speech by giving direction to members on the real discussion by introducing a new chapter of how the H.E. could be succeeded after his term of office.
On this point Mrs. Jovia Salim Saleh begged members to ensure that after H.E., the next president must come from the Basiita clan. She said that H.E. had done a lot for the Basiita clan and taken a lot of risks for the last 20 years and therefore it was important that the Basiita take charge of the resources of the country if other Bahima are to benefit.
On this point of order the chairman wanted to know whether Mrs. Jovia Salim Saleh was in order to single out the Basiita clan and yet the meeting was for the whole Bahima of Ankole and parts of the country. The members resolved that she was not in order.
Mzee Ephraim Rusimira suggested that the next president should be the brother of the president if the master plan is to succeed. He warned that if the Beiru and other non-Bahima clans get to know about the action plan, it would fail to tale off.
Mzee Rutamwebwa suggested that Salim Saleh should go back to school if the objectives of the action are to be achieved. He suggested that Salim Saleh has to get ‘O’ Certificate and ‘A’ Level Certificate. This was unanimously agreed.
He also suggested that some close clansman, possibly the son of his H.E. should be groomed to take over the reigns from Salim Saleh. This too was agreed on and the group begged H.E. to look around for a boy who would be groomed.
The group also brainstormed about how top destroy those who would gang up to take over power from the clan. Death was suggested for the potential.