WHAT IS OUR EXIT STRATEGY FROM SOMALIA?


The idea of bringing back our soldiers home from Somalia is good, but how they leave Somalia should be smoothly organized and there are international treaties to examine/respect. So even if the troops were erroneously deployed to Somalia and you took over power, there would be need to institute an exit strategy, as it will be fatal to the Somali community in Mogadishu if your decree was implemented. I am sure that there are some Somali government officials who have close links with the NRM/USA governments, so abrupt withdrawal of our troops will expose those people and the remaining Burundi troops to danger.

If I would be a member of your government, I would propose that you/we alert the AU, UN, USA and the Somalis of our intention to withdraw our troops within say 3-6 months and it would be up to the AU/UN to encourage and speed up peace talks amongst the various interest groups in Somlia to draw up plans of how they will govern themselves and make sure that the Eastern African region is not threatened by their conflict.

The Somali conflict has a great impact on the Eastern African region, Africa as a whole and the international community so any decision you take about Somalia should take into consideration its implications. Already we have witnessed the piracy, terrorism, massive refugee/immigration and internal displacement of the ordinary Somalis. It is very difficult to operate as an isolated state without minding about the concerns of others and as Uganda is a signatory to many accords/pacts, Uganda can be called upon to contribute in one way or the other.

I would recommend that we follow the example of the former PM of Canada, Makienzi King who always responded to whoever asked him what he would do for example in deploying Canadian soldiers to WWII, or any national issue, ” Parliament will decide”.

Surely, Somalia poses a a big threat in the region and beyond. What is required is a comprehensive plan for the shattered country, and the major players should be the Somalis themselves with other people helping in facilitation. When we are there, I think we shall approach the Somali Question differently. There is a lot of research work done on how to broker peace in Somalia, only problem is that it seems the current players have other interests.

Regards
Simon Okurut Peter

PETER GRACE SSERUWAGI IS ANOTHER FORGOTTEN HERO


With this regime under our “dear leader”, any History not connected with him in Uganda is not worth History. Peter Grace Sseruwagi is a forgotten Hero now languishing in a village of Kitonya – Kisolo in Mityana near Kassanda digging barefooted with his family!! The poor forced environment by the government upon him turned his life upside down. Any individual or team work collection help to Peter Grace Seruwagi will be highly appreciated. He was a great Man who at present his expertise and dedication hasn’t been found. During his time Uganda was ranked third in the World of Boxing behind USA, Cuba, Uganda etc.. In Africa we where the best!!

For those who want his contact, I will be able to write it here in due course so that you can talk to the hero your self. It will be great if people of the good heart come and help this great man swimming in object poverty now.

Seldom does one encounter such lucid accounts about extraordinary Ugandans, who have brought great pride to the country. The men whose exploits in the boxing ring are being recalled were not just sportsmen, providing entertainment. They galvanized Ugandans, bringing out the best in us as a united people. Many of these men resided in Naguru, which had a cosmopolitan flare, and the Luo freely mixed with the Muganda, in a brotherly spirit.

When the Museveni of old rhetorically queried: “You say, “This one is for UPC, DP, NRM … My question is, “Who is for Uganda?”. These famed boxers made us feel Ugandan, and we were “for Uganda”. Those of you of a certain age will remember the Radio Uganda boxing match commentary in Runyakore/Rukiga, in the heat of some serious action by the celebrated Begge, as he rounded on his opponent, pounding him with a combination of jabs and upper cuts … Begge, … Begge, … Begge ya’mutera echikonde … Begge afukire Begge … Begge ya’ mutera …”.

And the glowing pride of the radio commentator, whose enthusiasm and excitement carried over to each and everyone of us, did not for a moment think of Begge as anything besides a Ugandan star, who had to be cheered to victory, our victory as a Nation, and as a people. And nobody cared a dime whether his parents were Ja’Luo, originally from Kenya. He was one of us, a son of Uganda.

In the 1990s, working as a young physician in rural Uganda, I had the honor of attending to a distinguished Ugandan. He had arrived at the hospital out clinic, at an early hour. He was once upon a time a bear of a man, a giant that towered over his opponents. He was also a humble man in spite of the major achievements he had realized. He waited his turn patiently in the line, and as he was processed through the system, his name did not register to all that had seen him before he stood in my office. When he entered my office, and after one look at the name written on his “Out Patient Form”, I rose from behind my desk, and almost genuflexed before this Ugandan great. This was Benson Masanda – yes, the one and only Benson Masanda. He was ill, but nonetheless I shook his hand vigorously and called everyone to come and see the great man himself! I must say he was extremely flattered, and surprised … surprised that there was a young Ugandan who had recognized him, for nobody, he said, cared about his past deeds in the ring and the glory that he brought to his country. Needless to say, I provided the care that he needed gratis. He did mention that he was the Sports Officer of Palisa District. But then that was in the early 1990s, when the country was showing little interest investing in developing sports. He was by all accounts a man living in dare depravation.

Uganda has had many a sports hero, and their contribution far out paces what any post-1962 politician has contributed. There were the atheletes (Aki Bua, being the most recognizable. but what about people like Margaret Bisereko? She was a teacher, and once upon a time my geography teacher at Old Kampala Primary School in 1973/74 – when Fagil Mandy was the headmaster – and as coincidences may have it, Mzee Seruwagi’s son was her student as well. I have forgotten his name, but he too, at that tender age, carried quite a weighty punch on his small body. Margaret competed nationally, regionally and internationally, and was an acclaimed track star.

The East African Community used to publish a magazine, and if any of you has an old copy, you will find quite a few photos featuring Margaret at sports championships. I think she got married to a notable Ugandan sportsman. These folks deserve to be remembered and honored. John Rubin has done an excellent job, and it would be most welcome if we could take the time to document some aspects of our Uganda experience for posterity.

ROBERT BWIRE
UAH member in Kampala

REMEMBERING ANOTHER SPORTS HERO- BENSON MASANDA


Benson Masanda is a good person, he is a humble person by nature and not because the times have changed. He is also a kind person. I knew him for many years and had also the pleasure to be in the National Boxing Team with him. At work, he was also with me in the UAF, as I was in-chage of Boxing in the Uganda Armed Forces and Captain for the UG National Boxing Team.

I met him when I left prison and he treated me just like a brother. He was already working with the new Uganda government of the UNLF, just before I had the courage to accept re-enstatement in the new UG military services. He gave me the courage and also advised me that it was the only way for me to be alive. He personally accompanied me to my re-enstatement and as he had advised me, I was grateful that I accepted his advice. I have lost his contact and that of Tom Kawere. I believe that I am alive today because of the brotherhood exhibited to me by Benson Masanda, Tom Kawere and others I shall mention some other time.

Sports in Uganda brought us together, as I stated in my previous article. As sportsmen and women, we simply were as close as a family. In one of my e-mails to the UAH, I wrote about the time I met John Akii-Bua at the Airport in Germany. Akii-Bua had accompanied the father of President A. Milton Obote for treatment. It was joy to meet. The feeling was mutual, although he was close to the family of the President whose government I had fled. As sportmen and women the politics of our country did not concern us personally, or should I state that we did not envolve ourselves in politics, but saw ourselves as a family. Even today, some Ugandans at Heart don’t understand why I show respect to the leaders of Uganda today and always write to discourage violence and find another way to unite our people and work together for the good of our country.

Today, I had the pleasure to talk to Mzee Peter Grace Sseruwagi, thanks to John Nsubuga who availed the contact. The old man has not forgotten my language. We spoke Runyoro / Rutooro throughout our conversation and he never made a single mistake in grammar. We agreed that I call him again tomorrow afternoon. He told me though, that Mityana is the nearest town from his village, but that it is 18 (eighteen) miles away. I told him about the article I conveyed to the UAH and the postive response we have seen from fellow Ugandans who wish him well.

My idea was for Mzee Sseruwagi to open a Bank account to which he could save donations the kind Ugandans at Heart may be willing to send him. As we spoke, I suggested to send him some money by Western Union and he told me that I should call him tomorrow afternoon, so that he will advise me how best we can convey any donations to him. With this e-mail, may I appeal to all of us to kindly help our Mzee. We may keep the discussion here on how best to help, but I promise to contribute Euro 150 at the beginning of this coming week. With this money he may open a Bank account to which he can be able to keep the donations from the Ugandans at Heart who wish him well. I await further discussion with Mzee Sseruwagi, tomorrow afternoon.

Talking to Mzee Sseruwagi on the phone, his voice simply provoked the tears of joy, so that I kept wiping the tears from my eyes as we spoke. All of a sudden, my memory flashed back to the days when we used to sit at the dining table after the evening boxing training, listening to him, as he talked about his past boxing tournaments. I remembered how he used to discourage us from ‘professional boxing’ and perhaps all of us thought that he did not wish us well. At times I thought that he wanted us to remain and keep the UG team strong, therefore to maintain his good name as a successful National Boxing Coach. But today, I know that he wanted the best for us and not simply to keep his good name, as I’ve just stated.

For now, let us discuss how best we can be of help to Mzee Peter Grace Sseruwagi. I shall talk with him tomorrow and perhaps some of you have also spoken to him, or intend to do so.

Byaruhanga Jonny Rubin.
UAH member in Netherlands.

Washington is just bullying ‘poor’ Ugandans as they can’t do this to Saudis


The recently enacted Homosexual Laws in Uganda and Nigeria are within the rights of the nations. If President Obama cannot bully the US congress to enact or repeal laws , the US President is out of order to think he can freely bully African legislatures with Homosexuality as a foreign policy tool. As a matter of principle, Africa should say NO to Obama and the International Homosexual Rights. The mutual respect of the right of nations to make laws cannot be sacrificed at the alter of politicking.

The TransAfrica partner, Frank Mugisha, is a gay man. He is just as entitled to his preference as Saudi Arabia Sheiks in America who desire to have US Embassies grant visas to their more than one wives. Nevertheless, they have to respect American laws. The King Abdullah “has four wives” as far back as 2001. But the King does not use oil or the threat of its embargo to enforce Saudi norms in other countries; neither can any American president be bullish and crazy enough to use homosexual enforcement as leverages in bi-lateral relations in any Middle East sheikdom.

Seriously, this imposition is dared because Africa is considered a weak and vulnerable geopolity, which is susceptible to foreign aid squeeze and psychological browbeating. It raises funds for the “righters.”

Well, please take a poll. The majority of Africans on the Continental and those living abroad believe the West has no right to enforce its homosexual opinions in Africa. Curiously, why have the International crusaders of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and the Trans- gendered culture not made the hue and cry in Egypt or Mauritania, the current chair of the African Union? Both countries are in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Somehow, the social engineers think the sexualized, same-sex population naturally happens in Sub-Sahara?

At the UN Women Conference in Bejing, so-called “third world” women were part of the grand “G77″ coalition and African groups proved pivotal in beating back the definition of “extended family” to include lesbians.

If African nations are not withholding access to Africa’s raw materials unless Western nations accept polygamy (an example), which is criminalized in Western nations, what is the saner reason for the selective application of human rights on sexual liberties?

If the West cannot threaten Russia that recently criminalized kissing by homosexuals, why are threats issued to Africa. The threat to withdraw aid could have been so laughable if the moral hypocrisy did not stink to the high heavens. Have these countries tried this stuff on Pakistan? America threatens to withhold $400,000 from Uganda while freeing up more than $1.6 billion in aid to Pakistan, a country that criminalizes the same homosexuality as Uganda did.

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), consensual sodomy is criminalized under Article 80 of the Dubai Penal Code. However, the bilateral relationship between the US and Dubai cannot be stronger, with UAE ports hosting more U.S. Navy ships than any port outside the U.S. Can Obama go there to talk up homosexual rights ……or esle?

C’mon now. Who is kidding who? This is not a conviction based on human rights as the West is shouting with a conscience that is evidently selective and prone to amnesia.

HASSAN AMINA
ON UAH FACEBOOK

M7 IS AGAIN SPOT ON ORAL SEX!


Friends,
We should all salute President Museveni for the stance he has taken against homosexuality. It takes guts to do what he has done following threats from the most powerful politicians in the world.

I wish the presidents of Gambia and Zimbabwe had handled the issue of homosexuality in the same way Museveni has done so(i.e. telling the world the reasons for their stand instead of calling gay people every name under the sun). A debate has been pumped up internationally on the validity of the scientific research “wrongly” concluding that there is a correlation between homosexuality and genes.

He has also started up a debate among Ugandans on oral sex and it’s impact on our health. In the west, this debate briefly appeared on our TVs after Actor Michael Douglas claimed that his throat cancer was caused by “too much oral sex”. But obviously people addicted to certain things never listen but I think we are getting there. Let us CAUTIOUSLY use our tongues for purposes they aren’t meant for!

In other words, the president is indirectly promoting people’s health and I must say that I’m a bit impressed. I don’t care how much political capital he is getting out of this thing, for now!

Of course, there are going to be consequences for this. Uganda is going to be endlessly in the news because I’m sure gay activists aren’t gonna give up. There will be freezing of aid as a start but I’m sure Museveni must have been prepared for this. But for now, lets raise our glasses to cultural and religious preservation in Africa.

Abbey K.Semuwemba.
UAH MODERATOR

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M7’S STATEMENT YESTERDAY B4 SIGNING THE ANTI GAY BILL:

It seems the topic of homosexuals was provoked by the arrogant and careless Western groups that are fond of coming into our schools and recruiting young children into homosexuality and lesbianism, just as they carelessly handle other issues concerning Africa. Initially, I did not pay much attention to it because I was busy with the immediate issues of defence, security, electricity, the roads, the railways, factories, modernization of agriculture, etc.

When, eventually, I concentrated my mind on it, I distilled three problems:

1. those who were promoting homo-sexuality and recruiting normal people into it;

2. as a consequence of No. 1 above, many of those recruited were doing so for mercenary reasons – to get money – in effect homosexual prostitutes; these mercenary homosexual prostitutes had to be punished;

3. homosexuals exhibiting themselves; Africans are flabbergasted by exhibitionism of sexual acts – whether heterosexual or otherwise and for good reason. Why do you exhibit your sexual conduct? Are you short of opportunity for privacy – where you can kiss, fondle (kukirigiita, kwagaaga) etc.? Are we interested in seeing your sexual acts – we the Public? I am not able to understand the logic of the Western Culture. However, we Africans always keep our opinions to ourselves and never seek to impose our point of view on the others. If only they could let us alone.

It was my view that the above three should be punished harshly in order to defend our society from disorientation. Therefore, on these three I was in total accord with the MPs and other Ugandans. I had, however, a problem with Category 4 or what I thought was category 4 – those “born” homosexual. I thought there were such people – those who are either genetic or congenital homosexuals. The reason I thought so was because I could not understand why a man could fail to be attracted to the beauties of a woman and, instead, be attracted to a fellow man. It meant, according to me, that there was something wrong with that man – he was born a homosexual – abnormal.

I, therefore, thought that it would be wrong to punish somebody because of how he was created, disgusting though it may be to us. That is why I refused to sign the Bill. In order to get to the truth, we involved Uganda Scientists as well as consulting Scientists from outside Uganda. My question to them was: “Are there people that are homosexual right from birth?”. After exhaustive studies, it has been found that homosexuality is in two categories: there are those who engage in homosexuality for mercenary reasons on account of the under – developed sectors of our economy that cause people to remain in poverty, the great opportunities that abound not withstanding; and then there are those that become homosexual by both nature (genetic) and nurture (up-bringing). The studies that were done on identical twins in Sweden showed that 34% – 39% were homosexual on account of nature and 66% were homosexual on account of nurture. Therefore, even in those studies, nurture was more significant than nature. Can somebody be homosexual purely by nature without nurture? The answer is: “No”. No study has shown that. Since nurture is the main cause of homosexuality, then society can do something about it to discourage the trends. That is why I have agreed to sign the Bill.

Since Western societies do not appreciate politeness, let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders. One of them is “oral sex”. Our youth should reject this because God designed the human being most appropriately for pleasurable, sustainable and healthy sex. Some of the traditional styles are very pleasurable and healthy. The mouth is not engineered for that purpose except kissing. Besides, it is very unhealthy. People can even contract gonorrhea of the mouth and throat on account of so-called “oral sex”, not to mention worms, hepatitis E, etc. The Ministry of Gender and Youth should de-campaign this buyayism imported from outside and sensitize the youth about the healthy life style that is abundant in our cultures. We reject the notion that somebody can be homosexual by choice; that a man can choose to love a fellow man; that sexual orientation is a matter of choice.

Since my original thesis that there may be people who are born homosexual has been disproved by science, then the homosexuals have lost the argument in Uganda. They should rehabilitate themselves and society should assist them to do so.

Yoweri K. Museveni Gen. (Rtd)

P R E S I D E N T

24th February, 2014.

REMEMBERING UGANDA’S FORGOTTEN BOXER, MUHAMMAD RAJAB SERUWAGI


I remember in the early 1970s when I had established myself as a potential representative of Uganda, there were names mentioned by the national Coach, Sserumagi of potential re-enforcement of the national squad. One of the names I remember vividly, was a young boxer from the Uganda Army who had made progress and certainly a great impression on the Uganda Amateur Boxing Association, UABA.

The young boxer in question was Mohamed Rajab Seruwagi. By the time the UABA contacted the Uganda Army to release the ‘boxer’ for the National Squad, the Army responded that the soldier in question had quit Boxing to join the Taekwondo and that his Korean instructors could not let go of him.

Mohamed Rajab Seruwagi was reported to have made great success in Taekwondo, but also encouraged sports in the Uganda Armed Forces. Not long, the President of Uganda, Idi Amin personally selected him to become the Chief Sports Officer of the Uganda Armed Forces. Under his supervision, the Uganda Armed Forces Boxing team defeated the Soviet Union Defence Forces Boxing team in a tournament which was held in Moscow. He was also to become the Manager for the Uganda National Boxing Team.

There are as many happy moments of yesterday, as there may be sad ones of today. But, let us learn from the lessons of yesterday the ways we can unite our country and rebuild the spirit of brotherhood we all grew up embracing. I would be happy beyond measure to contribute to this success. I have always believed that Uganda is a family and it is a duty to all the members of our family to work hard towards our unity.
As always I wish our country, Uganda only the best.

Byaruhanga Jonny Rubin.

A UGANDAN CAB DRIVER PROMISES TO SUPPORT M7 AFTER THE GAY LAW


Folks;
After coming off the long train commute from the gym; I just rode in a cab owned by a Ugandan Cab driver and without provocation he told me that ” I have voted in every election since 1995 and I have voted against M7 every single time. In the next election I am going to vote for him for the first time.” And I was like “even with the bad roads and corruption” without batting an eye the fellow was like “yup!”

Has this issue won M7 a new term? 2 years between now and 2016 is a life time in politics.

1) It is only in the past 25 years Gays have made serious advancement in most Western countries. As we speak many states in the United States are still battling with whether to give Same Sex marriage partners Healthcare;

2) So the question then begs: why are Western countries expecting African countries to have a faster trajectory in regards to Sexual orientation advancement? It was only in the late 70’s when many of the laws against homosexuality were repealed, which is yesterday in historical terms.

3) Politics is driving the story on both sides of the divide. The Gay lobby in the Democratic Party is a lot stronger than most Ugandans know. Democrats cannot win in the State with the biggest electoral college (55) voted without Gay support. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to California and New York.

Furthermore; the Democratic Party is funded by a number of Billionaires among whom are Gay. Ever heard of David Geffen? So Barack Obama does not have any other option than to be up front on this issue, especially with the mid-term election at the end of the year.What may happen is that they will cutoff some symbolic stuff in order to satisfy the liberal wing of the party. Guess what they may have been planning all along to cut some of the aid because of budgets cuts in due to the upcoming budget deal.

As long as this Siasa; they will both play to their constituency. I can almost bet you M7 made them aware what he was going to do but due to political theatrics the Democratic Administration had to play as if they are just hearing about.

4) For M7 it is almost a no brainer as to where his political campus will point to. Most of us, me included who find folly with this bill are outside the country and I hate to say do not matter in the long run.

In politics; morally right and politically right are two different things. Not many African leaders are willing to spend political Capital on such an explosive issue. If anything for M7 is going to gain political Capital by being seen as bucking the West on this issue;

5) If you think I am kidding, notice how none existent Uganda’s opposition is in this debate. Their problem is that most of their supporters are with M7 or he is with them or this issue. They cannot take stand supporting this bill because they will upset a US Democratic Administration who are more receptive to them than a Republican Administration, who were warmer to M7. Silence in the meantime wins them no political capital at all.

6) The danger for Uganda and many African countries is that all the right conditions for hysteria are being put in place. When it starts it will be very hard to put the Genie back in the bottle again.

On south Sudan and Uganda involvement,What I am hearing is that:

1) After the dust has somewhat settled, Kiir is not looking very good in many a Western Capital simply because no credible evidence of a Coup by Machar has emerged;

2) To say that M7 saved his skin (Kiir’s) is an understatement. The problem with that is that Kiir when compared to Machar, is now being viewed as the political weakling. That is never a good thing in power politics. Political and economic interests can shift in a blink of an eye;

3) The biggest career mistake Kiir made was to fire Rebecca Garang from Cabinet. The Garang wing of SPLA all shifted loyalties or warm to Machar;

4) Someone told me that there may be 2 Million Ugandans in S.Sudan. I’m a little skeptical of that number simply because that represents almost 5% of the total Ugandan population, but there are people who swear by that number;

5) Those Ugandans have in all intent and purpose have not sent money back home. The harbinger of things to come is felt at many a Forex Bureau.

Some project a Recession in the Ugandan economy very soon.

As for Syria; I think Obama was very smart to stay out of it. Trust me Assad is looking like a better option as every day passes by. The Rebels are all Al Queda affiliated and they have began blowing each other up.

I think the Obama Administration has decided quietly to let Assad survive because he is the less of two evils!

MOSES OCEN NEKYON

AFRICANS MAY BE POOR BUT THEY’RE PROUD PEOPLE


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Folks:The West dared YKM and YKM has dared them by signing the bill into law. No more uncertainties. It is done and it is the law of Uganda. We may not like it but it was a law passed by a majority of MPs.

Folks, this is an example of a backlash against globalization of an idea. It was the same point Mr. Warigi was making in the Nation.

It is now mute. Mr. Obama should take some blame for putting YKM between a rock and hard place. Even poor governments can bite and live with the consequences.

YKM’s signing the bill into law also repudiates neoliberal claims that with globalization, governments are “impotent”. Well YKM just demonstrated otherwise.

So let us wait and see those consequences from Mr. Obama. Many of you may recall his Red line argument against Iran. How did that go?

California not long ago voted against same sex marriage in a referendum . Democrats win California because of others issues including the Latino vote. An the last I checked Latino are not so crazy about gay rights. Actually on that issue many would seem to favor the Republican view. Which is to say they care about other important issues other than same sex marriage.

The West should learn that opening lecturing Africans will backfire. It backfired badly in Kenya when the West including President Obama toiled to tell the “Wanjiku” how to vote. We know what happened.

It is better for the West to be careful. Africans may be poor but they are very proud people. Anyone ignores that at their own risk. And listen to the bumbling Ugandan opposition harping on it to call for sanctions. They look perennial bumbling [fill in]

The West is wrong to believe that Archbishop Tutu can sway public opinion in Africa. Not even in South Africa so go figure. Remove Obama from the equation here for a moment and ask yourself: what is the import of this on Uganda as a society?

Let’s examine the effect that this law will have in the nation. I would argue that homosexuality is a non-issue in Uganda: while we frown about it, we also know it has always existed in our society.

A law is only effective if it’s implemented. Unlike prostitution, homosexuality can be concealed forever. So, how will Uganda go about hunting down gays?

Enacting bad or unnecessary laws is not a sign of strength or independence; this is an opportunistic law aimed at hoodwinking the religious types into siding with Museveni come 2016.

I doubt it that any gays will actually be pulled from under their blankets and charged with engaging in same-sex sex.

Which brings me back to my original question: if you won’t implement the law, why pass it? This kind of bravado to spite critics, is what buffoons do.

WBK

M7 WILL NOT SIGN THE ANTI-GAY BILL. HE IS BLACKMAILING USA AGAIN


Folks:
YKM had said he would not sign the bill. I still think he won’t but is using the threat to get back at the USA for asking him to remove his army from South Sudan. It is a negotiating strategy.At the end of the day, USA will even support YKM to remain in South Sudan and YKM will not sign the bill. In negotiation it is called BATNA: Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement.

Ms. Kennedy is actually pro-gay. She provided YKM with evidence that being gays is genetic.

YKM should actually blame his NRM MPs for putting him into this bind.Now honestly and seriously, there are real problems in Uganda such as the 57% teenage pregnancy rate in Iganga –hello Dr Spe Naigaga Wandira Kazibwe where are you-and Kitgum and certainly elsewhere. That is a problem calling out for attention. And guess what YKM and his cabal of NRM MPs can actually do something about.

For starters and this is why I am baffled by the women MPs, YKM can make UPE and USE mandatory up to the age of 18. That would be default make 18 the age of consent. But I know the religious moralist who are shouting silly while cheating with married women ok, having sexual relationships with several women would have none of it.

I understand YKM will not sign the DRB because it sets the age of consent at 18, something the religious leaders are opposed. And why are they opposed? They want to see women in subservient positions as “mothers of the nation” producing members of their churches and mosques.

They are opposed to making UPE and USE mandatory because faulty a sit is it offers the best shot in the future to liberate women. The day Ugandan women will stand up to their religious leaders and tell them in their face: sir or madam we shall come to your church or mosque but you have no business telling us what to do or put into our bodies body. That is the day the religious leaders and all those conservative men and women will shake and start to take women issues seriously.

YKM’s letter in the Monitor is clear: the bill has not been signed into law.

YKM is trying to show that it is not him, who is unreasonable, but rather the MPs and NRM MPs who put their signature on paper.

And now to Hon Kadaga: she should direct her energies towards fighting teenage pregnancy in her backyard. Granted she is not the women MP for Iganga but Iganga and Kitgum have been reported in the Monitor to have the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the country, at a whopping 57%. We are talking about girls between the ages of 14 and 16 here.

Actually most MPs and perhaps even majority of Ugandans suffer from the same false sense of consciousness. But why is that the case in a country where MPs and other folks are taken to Kyankwanzi for indoctrination. Oh, but is that not the answer! They are indoctrinated so they refuse to see the real problems facing the country and are forced to blame miniskirts, gays etc.

Folks, think about it. How can you mitigate poverty when girls are becoming mothers at 12, 13 14, 16? So Hon Kadaga and yes the women MPs-hello UWOPOA-enough said about non issues that harm nobody. Turn your energy and attention to the real devil in the country; teenage pregnancy.

Yes even YKM. I mean which is more corrupting of Ugandan children he is trying to defend here? And yes which is doing more damage to the fiber of Ugandan society/ Come on YKM and you maziwa lala MPs. And where is Matembe moral outrage on teenage pregnancy?

I wish the Daily monitor could name the rate in all districts of Uganda. So how come the male monsters are not in jail for statutory rape. And yes having sexual intercourse with a 14, 15, 16 or even 17 year old is statutory rape. There is no excuse under the law. The men ought to know otherwise if the law was to be enforced these dudes should be in jail for statutory rape. What is the time for that in that wretched country where judges selectively enforce the law I swear if the law to be enforced Ugandan jails would be full of sexual monsters.

Folks, now it is becoming clear. Ugandan is a country of fornicators. Yep. I mean if 57% of kids who are supposed to be in school under UPE and USE are pregnant where is the NRM? Where are the women MPs? Where are the religious leaders preaching morality to push for the gay bill.

So as we debate the antigay bill and the mini skirt law bear in mind this 57 teenage pregnancy rate. It is real. It harms society in far worse ways than anything else. It is a real problem calling for attention.

And if I may again ask the women MPs, what have they done about age of consent? And what is it anyway given that 57% of girls between 14 and 16 in Iganga and Kitgum have had unprotected sexual intercourse with men.

What is the RDC’s mandate

What is the RDC’s mandate, say in the education sytem? I ask in light of the report in The New Vision about the high rate of teenage pregnancy. Are RDCs empowered to intervene? How come girls, not women, as young as 13, 14 , 16 are getting pregnant after having sexual relations with, a) teachers, b) boda body, c) petty bourgeoisie aka shopkeepers and butcher men, d) taxi drivers/conductors aka manamba, e) air time dealers and other sexual monsters.

What is the government policy on teenage pregnancy? I believe as an RDC you have a role to play one way or the other so what is it RDC can to?

Anybody with Nantaba’s contacts?

Do you have Hon Nantaba’s contacts? She is one of the very few women MPs working for her people. The other credible women MPs seem to be the woman MP from Tororo who told off the men urging her to get married. So is Hon Betty Anywar-maama Mabira-but now should tackle the teenage pregnancy rate in her home district of Kitgum. Hon Brenda Nabukenya-the one who slayed NRM -of Luwero looked promising. The same with Hon Nabillah in Kampala. The rest went AWOL not be heard of until the next election.

W.B.KYIJOMANYI
USA

Nanjing massacre re-done by NRM conspirators at Kyankwanzi


Look, one of them voted while sleeping. ha ha ha ha. Oh, they are two sleeping and moreover seated at the front.

Look, one of them voted while sleeping. ha ha ha ha. Oh, they are two sleeping and moreover seated at the front.


In 1937, the Imperial Japanese Army descended on the then capital of China and ended up taking the lives of about 142,000 people. No one has ever forgotten this blatant war crime.

77 years later, at Nanjing again [belonging to the Chinese too but not in China but in Uganda] a group of conspirators sat to ‘cook-up a creeping coup against the Ugandan constitution through a by-pass action at Kyankwanzi indoctrination centre.

The coup would among other things, sentence suspected pedophiles and deviant ‘behaviorists’ , and by extension political rivals, ‘opposition politicians’, to imprisonment without trial for 180 days. It would also create an apartheid state in Kampala where by, of all the Ugandan citizens of Uganda, only 3 million Kampalans shall cease to elect their own 4th-tear [district] leaders. Most important, it would sanction the installation of an Emperor via a ‘life-presidency.

These actions, Nanking-II enactments in reality, put together may lead to the death of a 15 million Ugandans, making the renown 1937 Nanjing massacre look like child-play.

And see how amazed AM is. Moses Ali seems to be saying to hell with foolish toddlers, they don't know how i was used and left on the sides eventually, let me just enjoy what can help me; sleep.The Princes of Bunyoro seems amused too.The one smiling from ear to ear is Bakabulindi.

And see how amazed AM is. Moses Ali seems to be saying to hell with foolish toddlers, they don’t know how i was used and left on the sides eventually, let me just enjoy what can help me; sleep.The Princes of Bunyoro seems amused too.The one smiling from ear to ear is Bakabulindi.


Young hecklers overthrow own party? The non-agenda item at the NRM retreat to overthrow the competent party organs and therefore confirm the “Life-Presidency” has succeeded in one major aspect: in diverting us from the real issues facing the party and state.

First, the issue was non an agenda item (agendas are prepared by the Sec. Gen; so no wonder as he was the target). at disenfranchised the party faithful and the Ugandan masses.

Second, it helped open the eyes of those who still had hopes in the big man: he’s a conspirator a la Brutus [Vs Julius Caesar] He was the architect of the whole rowdy, blackmailing exercise: proof: He never opposed the motion nor restrained the ‘mad’ youth.

Most important, the 10-day ‘imprisonment’ of 400 productive Ugandans in a backward economy is proof that the NRM top-dogs do not care about service delivery to the citizens. Millions of activities were tied up by their absence from their desk or duty areas [not only MP's but drivers, experts, drivers, cooks, guards, scientists, etc].32 thousand ‘man-hours’ hied up to serve or offer a ‘propaganda stunt’ is no mean waste in a banana republic.

The coup [choosing candidates in a preserve of the delegates conferences, not MP's] by the hired NRM hecklers at state expense , against their own party organs has no basis in law but is a good opener to who is leading us and pointer to where we are headed.


NRM Party MPs resolution in Kyamkwazi in Part:

“We, the undersigned members of the NRM Caucus attending a retreat at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) Kyankwanzi (6th-16th February 2014);

Do hereby resolve;

1. To support H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to continue leading and facilitating our country on its take off journey to transformation.

2. To strongly appeal to and urge H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to offer himself as a Presidential Candidate and NRM flag bearer in the 2016 general elections.

3. To discourage some senior leaders within the party with Presidential ambitions from pursuing schemes that compromise party cohesion, unity, breed factionalism, and instead urge them to use established party procedures in an open manner.


Christopher Muwanga

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