The Ugandans banned from USA due to the anti-gay bill include:


The Ugandans banned from USA due to the anti-gay bill include:

– MP David Bahati, who tabled the bill before parliament
– Hon Rebecca Kadaga who presided over the enactment of bill
– Ofwono Opondo, Gov’t spokesperson
– Stephen Tashobya, his committee prepared a report on anti-gay bill in May
– Simon Peter Lokodo supports the law
– Pastor Martin Ssempa, strong anti-gay activist
– Pastor Solomon Male is a strong ally of Pastor Ssempa.
– Pastor Michael Kyazze is also an anti-gay activist.

The above mentioned people have been banned from entering USA.

I respect the right of the US or any other country, for that matter, to ban any foreigner it so wishes from its oil.

However, in this case, I think the US is being unfair in singling out a few individuals, some of whom had no role in enacting the controversial anti-gay laws.

This law arose from a Private Member’s Motion (David Bahati), and so, it was not a government-sponsored bill. That should send a glaring distinction between the two versions of laws passed in Parliament.

The MP (Bahati) successfully canvassed for enough votes to bring his Bill to the Floor for debate, where it received a thunderous support and was overwhelmingly passed.

So, to fault Ugandans who are not MPs, and who, therefore, had little influence in the passage of this Bill, is a bureaucratic overreach. Instead, the US should have limited its anger to;

1. President Museveni – for accenting to the Bill, thus making it the law of the land,
2. All MPs who voted in its support

Speaker Kadaga could not, despite her office, throw out the Motion or its Mover; her role is to moderate debates in Parliament. Ofwono Opondo is a government spokesman; his role is to communicate government positions as directed by his appointing authority.

A government spokesman is like a well-trained robot: he’s not supposed to think independent of what he is supposed to relay to the public. US has richer history of government spokespeople – remember Larry Speakes of the Reagan days – who have served like such robots.

EDWARD POJIM
UAH member in USA

Amin’s son writes to President M7 Over NAADS!


Gov't used alot of money to save children from malaria bt parents now using mosquito nets donated by Gov't to save chicks from Eagles! Ugandan's?? NAADS at work

Gov’t used alot of money to save children from malaria bt parents now using mosquito nets donated by Gov’t to save chicks from Eagles! Ugandan’s?? NAADS at work

Dear Mr. President,

Kindly allow me to raise the current issue of NAADS.

Since your recent announcement during the State of the Nation address that the UPDF would get involved in the NAADS agricultural support program, there have been many comparisons between Idi Amin and you.

The main theme of the complaints is militarization of government.

I am not sure many young people have the correct, practical knowledge to discuss Amin.

However, it is that comparison that has prompted me to react, primarily on government support to agriculture, and secondly, the economics of privatization (a related issue involving government assets,many of which were put in place to support sectors like agriculture in the first place).

UPC and NRM, the two main parties that have largely run this country since Amin left, have unashamedly blamed his government for the appalling state of the economy that I recall discovering in shock when I returned to Uganda in 1994.

Yet I can clearly confirm that Amin left a country that was intact in terms of government assets, roads, buildings, satellite television, world radio, public transport and many other services including those intended for farmers.

These assets included government parastatals,cooperative unions, and major technological capacities that were literally looted, run down or destroyed by the “Liberators”.

But let me start with a brief look at today’s NAADS, the now failing government program for agriculture.

This program has failed for the same reasons as all other government companies since”liberation”: Corruption.

Mr. President, the NRM followed the recommendations of the IMF and World Bank in getting government out of industry and business. The argument was that government didn’t know how to handle business (basically the endemic corruption) and therefore would do better to leave all sectors of the economy
in the hands of the private sector that would then have to fend for itself.

To put it bluntly, the poverty stricken population was told “adapt or die. We won’t help you.”

This decision, Mr President, has directly affected agricultural output and productivity as the government subsidies have literally been reduced to seedlings.

Yet the same mismanagement continues in NAADS and many other government programs
(i.e. Global Fund program, OPM…etc.).The perception out there is that the introduction of the military in the running of government programs is equivalent to taking the country back to when Liberators took over these companies, run them down, then sold them under the privatization program of the
90’s to themselves and their friends.

You may be aware of those in your government that escaped being held accountable for mismanagement. To them, the privatization program must have sounded like the salvation enabling them to escape accountability as government parastatal companies were privatized, and their mismanagement, theft and plunder therefore erased.

In regards to NAADS being militarized, many arguments have been put forward by all kinds of political analysts.

But to me, the most shocking visionary was a seemingly ordinary government official at a hotel reception. He had taken a break from an ongoing ministry workshop and was discussing agriculture. He then said; “This NAADS militarization is just Museveni saying “entebbe ewooma.”

His proof was that today you seek to increasingly re-intervene in the agricultural sector with the military.

However, we should again question sweeping privatization.

It now seems that it isn’t the best economic remedy for any country. The efforts government put in taking control of the oil sector is evidence that points at the necessity for state control in sectors of strategic economic interest. Like agriculture.

If Uganda had the required logistical capacity, government could actually have done oil extraction, refining and transportaion by itself.

But todays government obviously can’t achieve that. Corruption is just waiting for the opportunity to jump in. We here from parliament that it already did.

Britain had always regarded nationalization as a problem since post independence Uganda.But they were doing this for their self interest: continued control of Ugandan resources and supremacism ideologies. The companies that Apollo Milton Obote wanted to nationalize back then were mostly British.

So what else could anyone expect from them besides condemning nationalization.

We can therefore assume that privatization was your way of bowing to colonialists interests so as to access their aid cash.

It is public knowledge that Western aid has strings attached. The elections that Uganda has these days was a positive condition though for western aid. Without that clause in exchange for aid, I still wonder who would have ushered democracy to this country.

But getting back to my initial point, if officials already exterminated governments capacity to intervene in selected crucial market sectors, I wonder what miracle this lone UPDF “askari” per district is going to achieve upcountry under NAADS.

The fellow doesn’t have a single tool, let alone ideas on modernizing agriculture.

When Amin appointed senior army officers to oversee government parastatals as exclaimed in the comparisons being made between you and him, his was a security matter: Preventing sabotage.

Your book ‘Sowing The Mustard Seed” is one clear collection of long standing clandestine efforts to undermine his government.But the important point here is that the parastatals and government entities during Amin’s time had adequate assets (offices, heavy duty harvesting equipment, tractors, lorries, bank accounts, vehicles, telecoms, staff…etc).

They worked with cooperative unions and other organizations that also had their assets,funds and a local agricultural management structure where state equipment could be utilized by farmers grouped in districts.

It was also common knowledge that Idi Amin would immediately procure whatever else was lacking in the field as soon as it was requested for.

In case of emergencies, officials and citizens could dial 20241, his publicly known telephone number back then, and trust me issues would be dealt with promptly.

His intervention in the economy simply provided strict security oversight against saboteurs and that is how government companies were able to do exactly what they were meant to do.

Back then, much as an essential product like sugar was problematic for Ugandans to get because of the economic embargo to get spare parts for industries, the agricultural sector functioned.

Coffee, tea and cotton continued as exports. Other agricultural products for local consumption continued being produced, and had their immediate market.

Farms and fields were producing milk, vegetables and other staple foodstuffs across the country.

I remember attending the launch of Kibimba Rice Scheme, a vast rice plantation that was being operated by Chinese government experts in order to produce and supply rice locally, then export any excess to neighboring countries.

But today, if truth be said, there is chaos in the emptiness of governments’ logistical capacity to massively and decisively develop agriculture, yet we hear officials talk rhetorically of food security.

Just last month, a news program was presenting ongoing famine in Napak, Karamoja. Famine is unheard of ever in Uganda.

Yet we have an entire disaster preparedness ministry and another specifically for Karamoja. If that isn’t incompetence, what is?

Mr. President, as you rightly diagnosed, almost the entire budget of the NAADS program goes to pay salaries of its employees.

Virtually nothing is left for actual agriculture development in terms of equipment, storage & processing infrastructure and agricultural inputs like seeds, pesticides and fertilizers.

Looking at a surviving government organization like the Coffee Marketing Board, it is a skeleton of its former self.

The department can’t achieve a tenth of its goals because of lack of funding and the inherent absence of honest, decisive political will to develop the sector.

What we hear in seminars and news stories has started sounding like empty rhetoric by so-called brilliant specialist officials.

Yet the Coffee Marketing Board has a major role that they used to proudly perform back then as they processed, marketed and exported quality Ugandan coffee. They were heavily supported by government and the country was behind coffee as our star product.

Today coffee is still a big Ugandan international export product, and therefore still requires special preferential treatment.

Particularly with the fluctuating coffee market abroad and the sometimes virulent coffee wilt disease that affects farmers productivity.

Today, it is a handful of enterprising private individuals who are using their own creativity and meagre resources to try and improve the image of Ugandan coffee abroad.

Obviously, talking to government departments is like talking to a brick wall. So these individuals have focused on using foreign platforms available for developing countries.

Their government just doesn’t care.So looking at the current NAADS militarization, it is difficult to expect economic wonders from the UPDF officers. The uniform alone can’t help and the NRM already sold the required
assets/technical capacity that could have allowed a robust intervention.

You rightly said that we needed more tangible agricultural assistance to the farmers and less administrative costs. Therefore you have correctly diagnosed the problem Mr. President.But your treatment is tantamount to re-injecting viruses back to the patient.

In fact, on top of that, the country could now also brace itself for another humongous financial loss due to corruption.

The people are aware in advance that funds will surely vanish mysteriously under this newinitiative. It’s as sure as the rising of the sun tomorrow morning. Your guys just can’t help it being corrupt when money is in front of them. Honestly!

The kind of fundamental change that government needs to undertake within its ranks and its policies to meaningfully develop this country’s economy are the kind of things I can’t waste time mentioning here.

Officials are known to simply pay lip service to important initiatives and only act when it suits their ulterior self seeking purposes.

Yet there are so many brains out there and they aren’t necessarily NRM. Most are actually young, professionally motivated and apolitical when it comes to partisan politics. They are interested in serving government, having a family, educating their children, building a house and getting treatment for their grandparents.

They would actually want to avoid the headaches of having to serve in politically charged working environments.The same can be said of the private sector.They are good at courting government only to protect their commercial interests. Let it be clear that they will definitely continue doing the same with the next administration.

Ideally, they would be glad to avoid government officials altogether, because some are said to have become worse than pests, constantly extorting money.

Investors themselves have complained openly to you about this Mr. President. They are tired of being turned into piggy banks where so-called “respectable” officials smilingly extort hard-earned cash on a regular basis while withholding government services that are either supposed to be free-of-charge or at a publicly fixed nominal cost.

The private sector is the main source of income for government and should therefore be allowed to grow without undue interference.

This reminds me Mr. President, sometime last year during a live press conference in Kampala, you mentioned the creation of NRM companies. I looked for details of the announcement in the press the following day to no avail. It then dawned on me that the herd of journalists that were present during the
briefing were completely oblivious of a historic U-turn in economic policy that was happening right in front of them. Your initiative was in total contradiction with the purpose of the privatization program.

If government couldn’t make state companies successful in the 90’s, how could anyone expect the same people to make NRM companies successful.

Even opposition parties have smaller but better maintained party headquarters.But let us take a closer look at how leading world economies have strategically avoided privatization in crucial designated sectors that remain firmly under government control.

The EU for example, has a budget that goes almost entirely to subsidizing their economies, particularly agriculture with almost 80%, science & technology/research and education.

Many Western flagship companies (i.e General Motors in the US, Peugoet/Citroen in France, Rolls Royce vehicles and aviation engines in the UK…etc.) are either government owned, have government as their major client, or receive heavy subsidies from their respective governments, particularly in times of economic recession.

Airbus industries, a world leader in civil and military aviation construction, is another example of a common EU governments effort.They build the state-of-the-art Euro-fighter jet that we can’t even afford to dream of.

The point is that certain industries are important and wouldn’t exist without
government leadership and direct investment.The space industry is another example. It is globally controlled by US, EU and Russia.

But this specific investment has enabled all the telecommunications, digital television & radio, Geo-positioning services, research of all kinds on populations, resources and environment via all sorts of satellites orbiting
the earth.

And the countries involved in this sector are seeing a return on investment as major corporations hire their services for transporting private satellite payloads.

Mr. President, these are momentous government initiatives from the very people who successfully told your government to divest from government enterprises. Their misleading argument was that the private sector will handle it.

When? From the examples above we see that markets can be directly created by governments.Particularly when innovation is a policy priority.It also requires that government be bold enough to invest and provide visible, tangible leadership in crucial sectors of a countries economy.

In the meantime, allow me to call upon the media to objectively report back to the people in a years time on how the UPDF/NAADS initiative is progressing.

We wouldn’t want to read headlines like “NAADS Staff Face Military Court Martial For Treason, Sabotage, Misappropriation Of Funds”. Would we?

As to the current comparisons between yourself and Idi Amin, they have reached beyond 70’s levels.Your Uganda is now also referred to as a nepotist and sectarian gross abuser of human rights and involved in the killing, rape and butchering of over 6 million congolese.

Your Uganda is being called a police state that is imprisoning, torturing and killing political opposition.A British commentator recently said that the “fundamental change” you announced in 1986 has indeed turned into “No change”, which happens to be your NRM party motto today.

The international press is now regularly talking of “Dictator Museveni and his henchmen”. The one who gave himself the presidency for life by forcing the lifting of term limits in the constitution.

Soon someone will go a step further and give you the title of “Supreme Leader”. Dont smile when you hear it. They are being sarcastic. That was the title of your “friend” Ghaddafi.

Sincerely,

Hussein Juruga Lumumba Amin

Prince Semei Kakungulu from Obwakamuswaga bwa Kooki is both a colonial collaborator and a nationalist


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Prince Semei Lwkairenzi Kakungulu from Obwakamuswaga bwa Kooki is both a colonial collaborator and a nationalist.He was a colonial collaborator because he, Apollo Kaggwa and Andreya Luwandagga captured Kabaka Mwanga ll and Omukama Kabaleega in Lango, on orders of the British.However the trio and others had realized that the British were determined to colonize Buganda, as a result of 1886 and 1890 Anfglo0Gemran Agreement and Berlin Conference of 1884-86. So why do you fight a war you would now win. They managed to ensure that the Buganda nation survived colonialism, 1,000 indigenous people acquired land when else where like Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa, land was given to White settlers, etc…

They contributed to the modernization of this country and Kakungulu is remembered for having exported Buganda’s local administration to Eastern Uganda. In the eyes of Muca Encweru, where Kakungulu stopped is where civilization stopped, and had he stepped in Karamoja, the karamajong would not have remained walking naked and rustling cattle.

Ahmed Kateregga Musaazi.
UAH MEMBER IN KAMPALA

Agriculture can be Boosted in Uganda – the deal


Bananas being cooked, and usually they are tucked in with banana leaves and steamed...beautiful taste. This Matooke prepared this way is called 'emeere ebobedde. Or etooke eribobedde' in Luganda.cooked matooke is referred to as emeere...although that is a collective term for all foods. But in Baganda most people refer to matooke as the mere and the other foods by their names. If there is no matooke on the menu, then people will say that there was no food. Meaning nothing worth mentioning.

Bananas being cooked, and usually they are tucked in with banana leaves and steamed…beautiful taste. This Matooke prepared this way is called ‘emeere ebobedde. Or etooke eribobedde’ in Luganda.cooked matooke is referred to as emeere…although that is a collective term for all foods. But in Baganda most people refer to matooke as the mere and the other foods by their names. If there is no matooke on the menu, then people will say that there was no food. Meaning nothing worth mentioning.


Forumists,
Forget NAADS and bring the peoples cooperatives back to grantee quality and access to inputs: funding, warehouses and processing machines.

Uganda can become a net ecological food export to four continents. Here is the deal.

1. Total Urbanisation of Uganda with cooperative food stores for food stuffs produced in Uganda.
2. Uganda Government getting involved in food export through European franchises (super markets and distributors).

Uganda and East African countries will have to seek out European big supermarkets and beg them, to allow East African food items to have special shelves in their supermarket chains.

If they agree – then there will be no need to spend money on marketing, creating distribution and supply chains.

The state of Uganda should then set up or buy warehouses in New York; Brussels alternatively Frankfurt; Stockholm, Dubia and Mpigi.

a. New York can supply the rest of North America and Canada.

b. Brussels or Frankfurt is ideal to supply the rest of mainland Europe.

c. Stockholm is well suited to supply Nordic countries, Russia and Baltic countries.

d. Dubia will supply Middle Eastern Countries and Asia.

Mpigi warehouse is a collecting centre in Uganda before dispatch to the world.

All the above cities are well connected to Entebbe with daily flights lest Uganda fails to secure cargo planes – Uganda Airlines – Cargo.

Uganda then should buy 3 cargo Hercules C-130 /Antonov AN-124 planes (for passengers and cargo)and set up 4 distribution centers in North America, the Middle East , Europe Main land and Nordic Countries. Tokyo can be added on the list

I do not know about the logistics of such huge planes landing in Europe on a regular basis from Africa.

Mukwano, Maganjo, Jessa, Uganda Diary Corporation, Britania, Riham which are typically and wholly Ugandan should be given incentives and called upon to work with the government, Norway government, which is already on ground in meat processing, and other European regulatory food inspection to see if these entities, can work together to export selected fresh food stuffs and packed food items to these warehouses for distribution to respective geographical regions.

Southern Sudan will be ideal to work with Uganda in establishing commercial farms extending into Northern Uganda on specific and selected products on demand in Europe and the Middle East. Remember Europe wants ecologically produced food items.

Makerere, Busitema, NARO food science technologist must be involved in all sections of the project.

Uganda food exporters would also benefit from this arrangement that might take Kenya by storm if well thought out and implemented in 8 month.

The University agricultural programs must change with every student working with five rural farmers right from his or her first year to the last.

All people involved in agriculture as it is in Denmark and Sweden must undergo basic agricultural training – certificate or diploma.

DANIEL BWANIKA
LUWERO

David Oyite Ojok and Yoweri K. Museveni frequently entered Uganda during their intelligence missions!


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Fellow UAH,

The situation between ‘Idi Amin’s’ Uganda and Tanzania was very interesting. At times, Tanzania extended a gesture of good neighbourliness to Uganda, but the Ugandan authorities reciprocated with caution and with an act of intimidation to Tanzania.

In 1977 Tanzania sent their Footbal team to play against Uganda’s Lint Markerting Board Football Club at Nakivubo Stadium. President Idi Amin with his usually unpredictable sense of humour said, “We shall welcome our Tanzanian brothers with our Ugandan hospitality. They will see Uganda motto.”

President Amin then ordered some Jet fighters to fly over Nakivubo Stadium a few minutes before the match commenced. It was a spectacle that left some people shaken, as some Jets flew over the stadium and rotated as though they were about to fall in the centre of the field.

Anyway, the match was as friendly as it had been intended. Several hours after the game, the President’s Office was notified that one of the dignatories at Nakivubo Stadium during the Tanzania / Uganda’s Lint M. B. Football match was Lt. Colonel David Oyite Ojok.

Shortly afterwards, the main roads to Jinja and Masaka were blocked by a heavy military presence. All vehicles leaving the city of Kampala had to be searched. It seemed as though even some of the military personnel at the Road blocks did not know what they were searching the vehicles for.

Oyite Ojok in 1979

Oyite Ojok in 1979

Hours later, the ‘Road blocks’ stories were part of the amusement for the Taxi drivers. A Taxi driver claimed to have asked soldiers at several Road blocks what they were searching for, and that the soldiers’ response was simply, “We have been ordered to search all vehicles.” Asked what they were actually searching for, the answer was, “We don’t know.”

The purpose of this reminder is to inform you that David Oyite Ojok and Yoweri K. Museveni frequently entered Uganda during their intelligence missions. When the UNLF came to power, that’s when some people got a shock of their lives. When Yoweri K. Museveni was introduced as a Minister of State for Defence, some people in the former Simba Mechanized Regiment, Mbarara recognized him as the “Milk boy who usually brought milk on a bicycle to sell to the soldiers.”

I feel sad though, that Uganda has lost such gallant soldiers as David Oyite Ojok, but even so that all those who contributed to bring about change in Uganda, did not get along well. Lots of what they passed through that we may never know.

Byaruhanga Jonny Rubin.

IS WAFULA OGUTU IN IT FOR PERSONAL GAINS TOO? WHO ISN’T?


Wafula Oguttu is still at his game of trying to get to the top. In 1980 Wafula Ogutu left UPC Party and joined UPM.

I can remember when Museveni went to the bush Wafula was a big sympathiser. Wafula was a friend of my by then. I can remember him telling me during that time that within fifteen years he would be president of Uganda.

I am sur Wafula is still pursuing that dream. With Wafula there is no permanent friend or enemy in politics as long as you keep your objective in sight. He is now a leader of opposition in Uganda Parliament so you can see he is not very far from reaching his ambition set many years back.

I wish him the best of luck.

John Ojok-Akona
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Wafula Oguttu responds:” Naked Lies.I have never told anybody that I wanted to be President. And two, I have never been a UPC member.My first Party was UPM.”

BETTY NAMBOOZE IS SEEKING CHEAP POPULARITY


Oil and other minerals are national assets and wealth. What exactly does Buganda mean by demanding a share? You see, Baganda, like any other peasants in Uganda, will enjoy emancipation the day they free themselves from the eating feudalists posing as their leaders. In the case of Buganda, it is Mmengo and then the Baganda elite. These simply shout for ‘Buganda’ kumbe they are simply self-seeking.

The land tenure in Buganda renders the mukopi a pauper serf, yet the ‘leaders’ are ever inciting peasants into rioting over Ebyaffe, as if the peasants have anything to gain. Nambooze, Mmengo Clique et al should be seen for what they are: opportunists, who distract attention from their failures as leaders, to ‘the eating’ regions and tribes. The very same way national leaders blame every one of their failures on colonialists and imperialists, who in essence are their partners in crime. Uganda’s question is a class, not ‘tribal’ one.

A peasant in Rwamahembe, is as suffering as one in Baamusakata, Oloitok or Akwara….ONLY MYOPIC SELFISH LEADERS see their ‘own people’ as marginalised. BUGANDA WOULD ACTUALLY BE WORSE OFF WITH A MUGANDA PRESIDENT than it is today. M7 is the greatest gift to happen to Buganda: he erased the age-old nonsense of ‘Mwana w’ani’, ‘mwan w’eng’oma’ …he simply proved that 2st century royalty is royalty by ability, not blood, which in any case is all the same.

Instead of rants, Nambooze and ilk should be focusing on what wealth Buganda sits on, and mobilise their people to work. The disservice the colonialists did to Buganda was to make them believe that there are jobs and tasks Baganda cant do, meant for ‘bapakasi’. There is no tribe as abapakasi…it is a class, which one can transcend…and this is what happened, while Buganda is still stcuk in illusions

Sandra Birungi

KLA

Museveni has invested in politics more than any other president Uganda has had!


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The president is “Most Admired Political Investor.” Get the area of investment, “Politics.” Which other president has made such political investment in Uganda? None, I can see. In order to come to power, President Museveni used all political tactics and acumen to slowly but sure ascend.

To help readers trace the political investment follow this:
In the 1960s he gets a few boys (Eriya, Black etc) from the west to discuss small politics and in 1966 complains of abolition of kingdoms so he gets political capital from those disgruntled, a base he carefully monitored and controls to date.

After Dar University he goes to work in president’s office as a research officer ((don’t again say he went to see how the office is organized and I know you, you already suspect he used to sit on the president’s chair “testing” its sweetness; pretending to be cleaning it or looking for something that dropped on the flow; you have wild ideas H.O)).

Already he had visited the Mozambique Frelimo freedom fighters, a visit that earned him military expertise which he uses during the overthrow of Amin when his FRONASA participated along with TPDF but not commanding as we are told (recent interview of TPDF commanders’ claims). He continues with his political investment project that took him to western Uganda where he meets Jeje Odongo (then a teacher in Kyembabe Girls in Fort Portal) recruits him to join UNLA; a cadre who later played a crucial political/military role in Kabamba MTS attack in 1981 ( Jeje Odongo was arrested on suspicion of aiding attackers and sent to Luzira Max. Security Prison but gets released under dubious circumstances- Col. Omaria vouches for him, home boy).

We see the peak in 1980 when his real ambition gets exposed i.e. he stands for presidency fully aware he is the best choice for the office in the race that had Museveni, Mayanja Nkangi, Ssemwogerere and Obote all vying for residency in State House .

Elections are rigged and he protests by going to the bush where he mobilizes his support base (those who had been wronged in the past); he smuggles in Prince Ronald Mutebi to Buganda to prove to his supporters the kingdom loyalists. After seeing Prince Mutebi, the loyalists throw their support fully, what more proof do they need from Museveni? They even risk their lives for the good cause of having Museveni lead Uganda ( Lutamagezi died for him).

Pick on from here, this is a familiar route.

Investment advisers inform their clients to take risks and go for huge ventures that promise higher rates of return, those are the ones that bring huge profits in a short time. As the best political investor, President Museveni took that advice seriously, he took a risk all along. He took risks and has reaped greatly. But look at people like Allan or Abbey, they work so hard but have remained poor and only complaining of brown envelopes; to be rick or known you have to take risks and make use of your acumen to succeed; poor Allan!

I must salute the organizers of these Awards for their intelligence in crafting such events; I think they have followed President Museveni’s politics with an eagle’s eye to make them come up with such a title; I may be wrong but I read the message written between the lines.

Congratulations, Mr. President!

Peter Simon

African teams do not do well at World Cup due to tribalism


I don’t think that was the best Algeria would have played. Some of us are very concerned at the way African teams play, for when you follow them in their clubs they are very good players, but the moment you throw them into a single team to defend their individual countries they drop the standard of play. Go back and look at the games Ghana played, and look specifically at the game of United States and Germany, why did they play stupid with Americans but played better the Germanys? Why such a change in the play?

The players Ghana had in this team had the ability to beat both United States and Germany, yet they lost and very badly to Americans. If Ghana played Germany stupid as it so did to United States they would have been beaten by some 10 goals yet they never did. Why the difference?

Why do we fail to work together as Africans? It is not the money it is no the training, it is a failure of a Luo to understand that he can play with a Kikuyu. That is a DNA problem that money will never take away. Go back at the winning of Kenyan girl in the Oscar, it was never a Kenyan win but a Luo win.

When you follow closely the discussion we have about Amin, there is no way Edward Pojim can see any good thing about Amin his fellow Ugandan. None. Look even though Eastern hospitals today have Bats, still Gwokto Peter preaches how East is better today than it was under Iddi Amin. Are you furkin kidding me !!!!!!

If Americans wanted intelligence from Ocen Nekyon to send a drone and it blows up Ugandans during Amin’s time, Ocen would have offered it for free, even though his fellow Ugandans will die in the process. Why? Because the beating up of Amin’s government puts a morning glee on his face. So you can throw as many facts on the table as you so want on how Amin was an effective leader and how he saved the lives of Ugandans in the war, to Ocen Nekyon John Ogole is the best soldier that Uganda has ever had. Both Ocen Nekyon and Ogole are Langis yet Amin is a Lugbara, so don’t bother debating with facts.

And I opine that even if you throw ten million dollars to Uganda players, Gwokto can never score a goal as a striker because Barigye the defender he has is a Mukiga and if Gwokto scores a goal from a ball sent by a Mukiga that will make Bakiga look good. Instead of scoring in the goal Gwokto will send the ball far wide off the goal. Yup let us all loose. So if you need an effective team from Uganda get a team built by all Luos or all Bakiga or all Bakonjo. Then the win will be for all of them. The Ghana team must teach us a lesson on how tribally divided we are and how these very minor details are of a greater value to us as Africans.

The manner at which UAH’s Edward Pojim attacks Kenyatta refers.

Edward Mulindwa.
Toronto.

Museveni is the biggest promoter of tribalism in Uganda!


No greater in the history of Uganda has ‘tribe’ become more significant, than under Museveni. Some of you may be living in your own political closet, unaware of the feelings among the people, but it is an open secret that the people have developed this distinct hatred for certain tribes. We are sitting on the powder keg. The pictures of C.A.R, South Sudan and other similar conflicts based on tribes keep coming to mind.

There is no class in Uganda as we understand this section of society in economics, but just a small bedrock of evil individuals (common thieves) whose sole interest is to steal resources from the nation.

‘Mwana w’ani’, ‘mwan w’eng’oma’ is what a real Muganda wants. The ordering of society worked for us for hundreds of years to become a better organised society, than the one from which come from. Attacking it as age-old nonsense is a choice of words to demean the worth of Buganda and reduce it to your relatively less organised society. This is the usual Buganda bashing tirade.

Museveni gift to Buganda and Uganda has been murder and worse government since independence. He makes Idi Amin look like Mother Teresa of Calcutta. In the place of ‘Mwana w’ani’, ‘mwan w’eng’oma’, it is now Munyarwanda, Mututsi, Munyarwanda, Mututsi. He is using the Banyarwada’s old enemy (Banyankole) as the vanguards of dictatorship. In the 1980s the Banyankole made these Banyarwanda march back to Rwanda. Museveni may be using them, but surely he is a dimwit to forget what the banyankole did to the Rwandese. It is a marriage of pure convenience to accomplish the subjugation of the entire nation.

If there is a chink in the behaviour of Mengo, it should be no surprise, as this wouldn’t be exclusive to Buganda, but is the society’s norm. Who isn’t touched by “nfunirawa” mentality? The dictator has ‘farted corruption’ pervading society’s air. We all smell and breathe it. Some of us have constantly highlighted this problem as a means that Museveni is using to stay in power. Are you the blind one who has not seen the dictator carrying around of sacks and brown envelopes of money to big favours.

Museveni has purposely distorted the systems to ensure that he rules until he is forcefully pushed or dies. Accusing others as incapable of leading is hollow and unfounded. Is it not ridiculous to suggest that one can’t cook when the tools to do so are denied him/ her? Mengo would be happy to be out of the political chaos prevailing in the country, and manage it’s own affairs.

Ssekajja.
Kampala Uganda.

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