Christianity in Canada is no more as churches are empty on Sundays!


Gwokto La’Kitgum

By Peter Gwokto La’Kitgum VIA UAH FORUM

Canada, this country has its two balls squeezed tight by both Islam and Jews. Rest of us with foreign names are as confused as bees surprised by a fire and smoke in a beehive when a queen bee us left to fend for herself.

Rest of us are tissues left with no supply routes in as far as ideas on resolving their (muslims/jewush) hitherto foreign conflicts. Even the land’s owners – Natives – have scattered away from their concentration camps to blend in.

Canadian policies regarding Muslim-Jewish conflicts are so warped that government itself has none. The can hurl nasty hateful words at one another flying over our heads and all we do is duck as they explode over our heads.

That’s the Canadian way to peaceful resolutions. Silence, according to one of Shakespeare’s works, can speak according to circumstances. There are a zillion Black sheep among Canadian Jews and Muslims.

Christianity in Canada is no more. Traditional Christian churches such as Catholic and Anglican churches are empty. Some have turned into nightclubs. The few that squeal at odd hours are reformed pentecostal and the likes run by baboon daylight robbers preaching nothing else but coming doom and apocalypse. It’s amazing how a devoted African Christian finds himself suddenly with no where to pray except his crib. That also marks the end of one’s faith and yet in Africa we literally adore and admire white preachers not knowing their wells in the west have all run dry.

Nevertheless, we can only hope muslims and Jews tear out their share of balls and leave us alone in whether in peace or pieces.

Peter is Ugandan living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Land in Acholi is the most expensive in the country


Acholi Men dancing

BY AKIM ODONGO VIA UAH FORUM

If it was not for the poor leadership to date, Uganda would have been way ahead of most African countries. As we speak, there are Ugandan entrepreneurs, who have against all odds have made it big, Some are held back by fear of surpassing the leading elites. Infact, i dare say that among them there are Acholis who have overcome the discrimination and and outright animosity from the current regime to do great things.

Despite the vast land in Acholi, per acreage, land in Acholi is the most expensive in the country.In large scale farming, Acholi exceeds all the regions.All this should count for something. That the people are able except for the leaders who simply shoot their way to power and end up not knowing what to do.

I don’t know much about the people in the diaspora, but one thing i know is that the money they remit home is sustaining the limping economy of Uganda and better still the people in the diaspora have taken advantage of free education and as such first generation Ugandans are well equipped, many matching George Okello’s number of degrees. These are the brains that should be fuelling Ugandans progress if it was not for the leadership, who feel threaten and now they have come up with some dubious exercise regarding duel citizenship, an attempt to throw to frustrate Ugandans children who are ready to take their knowledge back home. Smart leadership would given them incentives to entice them home lakini wapiiii!. That is why i think Acholi would benefit more with federalism because our need for federalism is not about “King and us”, but about progress, rule of law, and better still freedom to excel. Acholi at the moment is being held back!

Wwat Uganda needs is good leadership, one that is educated and follows world trend. What we currently have is village material who has no respect for the constitution and who is willing to lie through the teeth, who aids and abets corruption. Take a look at the way MPs are falling over themselves to rip apart the very constitution that they voted for. What hope is there for the country if the leaders can take bribes without shame? I am with Bobi Wine on this. I hope he does not turn out to be another of those you cannot trust.

The actual net problem of Uganda is its population.


73% of Ugandans don’t wash hands

BY EDWARD MULINDWA VIA UAH FORUM

Well, we have a population in Uganda let us critique it to understand how valuable is the population in a national development. Although too many out there love to go after Uganda leaders, the actual net problem of Uganda is its population. The population of Uganda is utter useless, and has failed inside Uganda as it has failed in diaspora. Many Ugandans immigrated into Boston,USA, way back before even Amin came to power, how powerful is Uganda community in Boston? They have sadly started to fly home for they simply cannot fit into senior citizen homes during their retirement age, did they fail to invest for their future due to Iddi Amin’s brutality or for Museveni is a Rwandese? I am not going to dwell so much on Ugandans in diaspora, let us candidly dissect the population at home.

One of the ‘protected camps’ in northern Uganda when it was still populated

Northerners, Karamojong’s, Bakiga and Easterners are a bunch of lazies, that love free things. Let us start with Northerners, they are sitting on the most fertile land on the entire African continent, Acholi and Langi own a plateau that is more fertile than the Buganda soil, stand up and explain to me how they have put a value into it. If only a single Acholi/Langi brain stood up and used that land intelligently, Northern Uganda would have by today been able to feed the entire refugee population in Africa. In 2017 they are still living in huts, they shit on the jungle, and a very few smart thieves like Adoko Nekyon that can loot, live in Kololo and smile for they are smart. It is interesting, there is a war in the North right now, and do you know what they are fighting for? It is the land, do not touch it and never touch it. They will fight to death for that land, a mass they have sat on for decades and failed to utilize. Stupidity has absolutely no climax. Karamojong are sitting on Alivio gold yet they did not wear clothes until when Iddi Amin declared a war on Karamojong walking naked. What I have written on Acholi & Langi matches word for word for Bakiga and Easterners.

The second problem Uganda has today is that it owns a single tribe in the center called Baganda that make almost 7 million people, of whom almost 95% are dumn. Now that is a very bold statement, allow me five minutes to factually back it sir.

Although Buganda was established way before the protection of the British, it stalled its growth for its population is stupid. They have a land that is fairly fertile, they have the highest fertility rate, they own an administrative structure since God knows when, yet Buganda goes nowhere to today when it has reached a point of assimilation. The last number I saw was 75% of babies born today in Buganda are fathered by Rwandese, if that is not assimilation tell me what is. Every population you see out there develops for it backs each other, there is no Muganda that will ever back another Muganda, they try so hard to appease none Baganda by selling each other to the none Baganda, the woman that was killing the most Baganda in Katabi to appease Acholi and Langi in power, was UPC chairman Nalongo a Muganda. Because Mutesa one wanted to appease none Baganda, he tied his fellow Baganda in Namugongo and decapitated them. Uganda Martyrs were never killed by Acholi or Langi, they were actually killed by their fellow Baganda.

When Museveni came to power, there are Baganda is this city that stood up to help their region, sadly Museveni appointed a one Tomusange to be the Uganda ambassador in Ottawa. Well now that Baganda have a Muganda ambassador they walked into universities in this city and collected a trailer of books to be sent to Makerere University library, and handed it to their fellow Muganda ambassador. That container never arrived into Makerere, but the books were seen on Der Es Salaam streets being sold. Those that have lived long in these forums, remember a name Suleiman Kigundu, he introduced the forums structure among Ugandans in diaspora. But Kigundu was a pure Movementist, that was operating in a very volatile environment, for UPC at a time was still sensible and its membership were on the attack. Kigundu as a moderator stood between the two factions, those going after UPC and those defending it. As these factions kept on attacking each other, the Kiganda disease started to eat Kigundu slowly, and he started to attack his fellow Baganda in his own forum, selling them to the UPC none Baganda members, the last story of Ugandanet was told by our grandparents.

Baganda fail every single organization they find functioning, look locally in the city where you live, all Uganda organizations function well, until when a Muganda becomes a chairman, UNAA was a successful story, it was until when Baganda got their hands on it, then it became the single largest Uganda baby factory in diaspora. Today half the UNAA time is spent in courts of law, than serving the massive numbers of population we own in diaspora. Yoweri Museveni is one of those very good days going to stand up and shut off the shame we have in diaspora called UNAA, or all Baganda have to be fired and a team of none Baganda take over. UPC as a political party was created by Baganda, however wars started to walk through them, and they had no hope of ever leading the country, none Baganda took the party, rebuilt it to nationalism and took it to power even twice. And yes they also had their problems, but the total collapse of UPC as a political party in Uganda, became effective for a Muganda Bossa came to the leadership chores and he blew the party from within. There is a school of thought that had Bossa not been brought in, that party would have licked its wounds, and remain kept on a life support than simply collapsing as it did. Stop to change Uganda leaders, what you need is a new population and a cross breed between Kenyans and Pygmies can do you a trick.

If you are serious about fixing Uganda, stop talking Uganda politics and boldly stand up to call for sperm donations sir.

I don’t think Bobi Wine has the mojo!


Bobi Wine: I will not support the age limit bill; the man has ruled us for many years

BY AKIM ODONGO VIA UAH FORUM

You can take a man from the ghetto but the ghetto will never leave them! We have seen the same phenomena in The US where a ghetto fellow who happened to be very rich and managed to etched his way to the statehouse and now what we have a is a state house full of the ghetto stench. Do we want the same for Uganda?

Bobbi Wine is not the first Musician to send political messages through his song, most musicians in the north have been doing that close to a decade, its only that the words may not be understood across Karuma but all along northerners have been dancing to tunes echoing imbecility, ghettoism and corruption in the leadership in Kampala.

I agree with Abbey Semuwemba that Bobi has appeal and youthfulness is on his side and also that he has ambition but that is about all he can deliver. However, Uganda as nation in a modern world, needs more than that and i don’t think Bobi Wine has the mojo, the capacity to deliver that. Albeit, where we are, anything can do at moment!. Any form of transition at this point in time, is better than no transition at all, especially if it inching towards federalism and so i will accept and support Bobi’s ambition. It has to said that, Bobi’s ascendancy will very much depend on the support from the central. As longer Musevenis bread is still being buttered by the untiring hands in the Central, Bobi Wine should content with the wine in his cellar!

WHY LUO WOMEN ARE DRY DURING SEX


by Abdikarim Hussein

Introducer of topic(Man): Why is it that our Luo Women are relatively drier than their Bantu counterparts? One school of thought argues that they’re not “endowed by nature”, while others attribute this condition to the kinds of foods and drinks that our dear ladies consume.
Lady1: @ Introducer…Did you
do your Research very well..?
being dry is not associated with
foods & drinks..some ladies
have lots of water naturally and
others have little that has to be
drained real well..what i mean
here is…You have to do your
work as a man..by romancing
your woman thoroughly….i
promise you water will start to
flow on its on own……most guys
tend to ignore fore play & yet its
very important for
ladies……Cheers!
Man1: How universal is this
claim that ‘Luo women are dry’?
I want to be that the maxim is
false. What litmus test did the
explorers of ‘dryness’ of Luo
women use to arrive at this
discovery. If it is a resaerch,
what sample of women was
selected and how was the
sample arrived at?? Anyway we
shall se the arguments………..
Lady2: Majority of the taps will
flow if opened the right way.
Maybe this reflects more on the
men docking at the stations of
these women. For me, my tap
can even overflow when tapped
right (lots of foreplay even
when not in the mood or if for
any reason I am already in the
mood) but with no foreplay, as
dry as the desert!
Man 2: Seems Introducer has
found the ultimate answer just
from our dear ladies 1 and 2.
It’s a proven fact that any well
aroused lady or man through
foreplay must wet up. @
Introducer, take your time with
our dear sister, working on her
gently b4 penetration and I
promise to prove your theory
wrong.!
Any more Luos sisters out
there!!!!
Man 3: True i agree. If you pay
peanuts, u get monkeys to work
for u. if u cant get a lady in the
mood, expect sahara desert?
Men have to take time and really
get the ladies to also enjoy. it is
a two way traffic.
Man 4: I totally disagree with
this argument of our beautiful
ladies being dry, I also agree
with other members who
argued that with foreplay u get
wet whether u lyk it or not. Ppl
who complain that our ladies hv
this problem r ppl who shoot
first n ask question later. My
bros first u must ask question
then shoot as much u lyk,
assuring ur self total
submission.
Man 5: Thnx guys 4 your
threads to the topic I posted.
Much as I wouldnt talk up my
prowess between the sheets
(coz no1 can testify to that); it is
a fact that ladies arent equally
blessed along those lines.
Although lack of vaginal
lubrication is mostly highly
attributed to limited excitement
during foreplay, other factors
also come into question, e.g
levels of estrogen, birth control
pills, diet,stress, nature etc.
It is from the last point tht i
based my topic.
Lady 3: Introducer, I am actually
very offended by your
generalizing question. Not even
to say “SOME” luo women but
just “LUO WOMEN” in general! u
make it sound like most of us
are dry all the time. Well, u have
tried more luo women while i
have not even tried one. But let
me speak for myself and
hopefully give you some tips
that might work for your Luo
woman that you ave tried who
apparently seems always dry.
First of all, my Acholi/Luo darling
is called Ocibo, What a
coincident…huh?
let me share with you what
works for me in regards to
getting me wet.
1. A combination of me sucking
Okello and an epikack.
2. Ocibo fingering me
3. Ocibo massaging my clits
4. Ocibo sucking my boobs.
5. A comibination of Ocibo’s
tongue in my mouth and his
finger in my vagina
These small interaction that may
not worth much to a man might
mean life or death for a
woman’s orgasm. Now men,
don’t think any of these would
automatically work at night
when during the day you were
being a jerk and she is probably
so pissed of at you…no it may
not work.
Well Introducer, good luck with
your next luo catch.
Man 6: haahhh u luos that topic
is very sickening .dont u think u
r talking to minors,
as well or is “Achilimit” is about
obscenity?
Man 7: We are made of what
we eat!!!! May be i should ask
the same question from a
different angle! ”WHY ARE LUO
WOMEN VERY PHYSICALLY
STRONGER THAN THE BANTU
WOMEN’
Am sure many of u will agree
that it is because of what they
eat and that the Bantu eat
Matoke and that is why they are
physically weaker.
But they are not totally dry like a
desert! i would rather say they
just have enough
Introducer: lol@ Lady3
Lady 3 : Gwokto, you are very
welcome to Acholimit: The best
page on facebook.
Whatever we discuss here on
Acholimit, I am just glad that it
brought you on our Luo Jets.
now, lets take off together
brother.
Enjoy Acholimit.
Man 8: to condemn all our lovly
ladies as dry is not right. I tend
to believe that alot of factors are
in play.Man 3 summarised it all!
By the way are Kenyan Luos
included? and they are the best
in bed!
Lady 4: so true Lady 3, on the
massaging of th clits, boobs and
all th foreplay.
of course not all luo women are
dry…for me its sumtyms even
just th mental foreplay that gets
me dripping. talking dirty to my
man over th phone (calls/
txts)…or dirty chatting wth him
online…
THAT alone can get me so
aroused that i need a fresh set
of panties. lol
all th same, theres nothing that
beats some slow, gud
foreplay…so that by time he
can’t hold it anymore, am also
ready (& wet enuf) for sum
mindblowing lovemaking ;-))
Intro: And the award goes to
Acholimit….. The most interactive
page on FB
Man 9: Luo women lack fluids
but are strong. Bantu have
basins of fluids but are weak.
Thats Gods perfect plan.
Ok, ladies who are bitter here.
Try out a three some.
Bring a Mukiga lady and
yourself and get a man to hack
u both. You will see who has
more fluids!
THERE U WILL SEE THE FACT OF OF
MR DON.
Don I think u brought out this
topic after experimenting-
right?:)
Man 10: Kamba ladies are said
to be the wildest in bed but in
playing the game, iuo ladies r
the best so far….
Ladies who eat a lot of cabbage
and potatoes tenp to be
unplesantly wet. i mean
overfowing. luo ladies only
come good enourg to lubricate
the shaft and wet the sheets a
little, which i find very nice
Lady 4: now therz a luo man
who appreciates his luo
women! 🙂

Hon.Nabila is being fought because she’s a social person who associates with anyone!


Nabilah Naggayi Sempala

By Isaac Balamu via UAH forum

Hon. Naggayi Nabilah’s problem with Besigye dates back long time ago, these are not new unless you are just hearing these issues, but i have put all these issues on the forum before, the reasons why Nabilah is being fought is her closeness to Nasasira, at one time they wanted even to expel her from the party claiming she was soon going to join NRM and this is the problem Besigye has, how can someone not associate with anyone from NRM yet represents a constituency with NRM members. Why should people be divided on such lines?

For those who know Nabilah she was like that right from school days, she was an outgoing person, she is a social person, and why should she change just because she is in politics. Some of the people she is being accused to associate with she knew them long ago before even Besigye run away from NRM, now does she have to drop her friends just because Besigye says so.

It is like a person who falls out with his galfriend and tells all his friends not to associate with the gal as if it concerns them. NRM is the sitting government, MPs have to associate with minsters who are policy makers to bring services to their people. What is happening to Nabilah is the same what happened to the Kumi woman MP.

Wakiso murders: Know the complexity of dealing with terrorism


By Bryan Nuwagira

Esther-Nalwadda was found in dead and raped in a plantantion in Entebbe


There has been a wave of murders and homicides recently in Entebbe in particular and Wakiso at large. The perpetrators or serial killers have been consistent and systematic. In all the murders which are somehow similar, the motives of the murderers are still a mystery. However, the manner in which they have taken their victims’ lives leaves readable signals and a traceable cause.

In all these, unusual to his style, the FDC cult god is reasonably silent, not because he is shocked, but perhaps because he is silently cheering on his scouts. This would not be surprising bearing in mind that after the elections, the self-made “people’s president” painted a clear writing on the wall. Make UGANDA UNGOVERNABLE. I shall link the message to the messenger later on.

With these gruesome murders still ongoing, the residents need answers, the victims’ justice and the entire country needs reassurance that our security machinery is in charge. These demands are justified and asking the police to account to its client which is the population is not too much.

However, in such situations, when pressure mounts, concentration is compromised and in the quest to find quick answers when concentration is compromised, unauthenticated reports and counter reports, contradictions and falsehoods become the order of the day.

Ultimately when the public sniffs any slight lack of co-ordination, trust and confidence in the police wanes.

In the absence of effective communication between the police and the public, theorists’ analysts and liars take the day.

I have no doubt that the police have the will and the capacity to carry out a quick and professional investigation into these murders to bring the perpetrators to book and restore calm in Entebbe.

The IGP and his team, however, have to understand the complexity of dealing with terrorism. The terrorist is still masked and can hit at any hour, any day and anywhere in the world later on Entebbe. Once this basic fact is appreciated, police will resort to working professionally and effectively without pressure.

World over, the media is obsessed with numbers and Ugandan media in particular with death. Police and security organs should not leave the work of informing the public to the media, it’s the work of PROs in these organisations to update, calm the public and inform all and sundry of the progress of efforts in place.

The public will understand that much as the police is working 24/7, the war on terror and operations in this war are not subject to timetables or fixed dates.

The terrorist is and continues to be innovative, high tech and evolves daily almost mutates like viruses in pathological warfare. There is no antidote to terrorism, yet given the required resources, skills and patience we can ably fight it and keep it in check. The police and its sister security organs have made huge strides in this war and Ugandans and their properties are secure now more than ever.

Needless to say, in a world infested with corruption, a sensational media, uncontrollable social media and unpatriotic power hungry colonels, the police has to be smarter and always on top of their game.

Now linking these events to the doctor of defiance does not need rocket science neither is this theory baseless. Coming to 2011 elections, the entire country was at peace for the first time in many years. ADF had been defeated decisively way back, Joseph Kony and his LRA had been relegated to tourists in CAR and the DRC and the Karimojong cattle rustlers were checkmated too. That is why President Museveni and NRM candidates garnered votes in Northern Uganda which had been an opposition stronghold. The FDC had lost the blue districts in Northern Uganda to its nemesis. With peace and sanity restored and communities back on the road to economic recovery, the opposition web of lies were unsustainable.

Fast forward to 2016 elections, President Museveni’s most powerful piece on board was the security of all Uganda and he didn’t shy away from using this to deliver a humbling mate to the designated loser Col. Besigye. With no more lies to peddle in the north and an eminent defeat in a general election, the prophet of tsunami went to the drawing board and came up with the defiance campaign. The best way to discredit the NRM administration was to dent its security legacy and not wanting to disappoint, the Colonel hit the ground running.

The Kasese insurgency was a brain of the FDC to bring the country to its knees, Winnie Kiiza and her bosses in Najanankumbi cared less about the numbers of the dead and in fact they wanted dead as many as possible including the Musinga. As fate would have it, good prevailed over evil and the NRM leadership had a solution.

With little public support and members of his own party worn out from empty promises, what remains of the hopeless Col. Besigye is to make true of his mission, MAKING UGANDA UNGOVERNABLE. When you look at the victims in Entebbe, you realise that the main aim is to make the murders as horrific as possible, as similar in fashion as possible and as close to one another as possible. Ultimately, this sows seeds of terror in the populace, women are petrified and President Museveni’s ability to protect Ugandans and their properties is brought into disrepute.

I, therefore, strongly believe that Col. Besigye is not just watching. If he is not actively financing and coordinating this anarchy, he is morally supporting his scouts who are doing the dirty work for him.

My appeal to the police is to co-ordinate all your operations, open the communication channels, desist from trying to fix dates and timetable to this problem and keep the populace calm and as sure as night follows day, good shall prevail over evil.

The writer works with consumer protection at the ministry commerce in Doha Qatar

Kenya should just revert back to manual counting at the polling station!


Protests in Kenya follow election hacking claim

By George Okello via UAH

I will never trust computer managed elections in Africa. These systems depend on the integrity of the individuals managing them. I can see in the IT network we use here in the UK for the NHS. We workers are just very tiny operators behind a screen connected to a very huge and complicated cyber and digital jungle- there are only a handful of people who really know how the system works and how to use, manipulate the data it contains and makes available for staff as well as for public consumption. These few key people, located at its strategic nerve centres, can do what they want with it. No one can stop them.

Digitally managed elections work in the developed countries because of two factors:

1. The staff managing elections are generally non-partisan civil servants with undoubted integrity and with no personal interest in massaging the results of the elections. Compare to Africa where money can buy anyone who is located at a key point in the delivery and tallying process.
2. The moral compass in the developed countries, the difference between right and wrong, has very little comparision with what that in Africa where people carry their biases to their jobs and will not hesitate to massage a situation if it benefits his preferred candidate- and will not see anything wrong with it..

You already know for a fact every Elections Commission in Africa is appointed by the government in power, and its primary purpose is to manage the process so that the appointing authority wins. Most Elections commissions act just like an appendage of the regime or the ruling party and do not even pretend to be non-partisan. Just look at the IEBC, even before the elections. The opposition had to take it again and again to the courts, even before the elections, to get it to clean up its system- a process it vehemently resisted.

The IEBC was a partisan agency from start to finish. Its Chairman, Chebukatti was appointed by Jomo Kenyatta just 7 months before the elections with a brief to deliver victory, but to make it uncontroversial and as smooth as as possible, using digital computer generated skullduggery. Unfortunately for him, his running dogs or field officers did not know how to use computers, and were so inept at cheating even a child could detect their scams.

Kenyatta should have hired foreign computer experts from London- the 16-25 year old hackers who are running rings around,and playing havoc with,computer networks and businesses here in the UK, and costing companies millions of pounds to protect themselves.

I think Kenya should just revert back to manual counting at the polling station and submission of the results to the tallying centres by hand. That would deliver a more credible result, although it would take more time. Or else, commission an independent western polling agency to manage the process.

Would Daudi Ochieng, an Acholi, have made an excellent Katikiro of Buganda?


Daudi Ochieng

By Ssekajja via UAH forum

A true Muganda nationalist, should embrace the idea of even a non-Muganda, to be presented as Katikiro of Buganda, as long as they truly subscribe to the notion of defending and promoting the interests of the Kingdom.

Would Daudi Ochieng, an Acholi, have made an excellent Katikiro of Buganda? There’s no doubt in my mind, that this non-Muganda by birth would most probably, indeed, have been a better Katikiro, than the master of cozenage, Mayiga, who is cajoling the sons and daughters of Kintu out of the land of their grandfathers.

“Bano be bamu ku baana ba Sir Edward Gavumenti ya Uganda b’eweerera, okuva ku ddyo: Omumbejja Kagere, Nassolo, Sir Edward, ne Mutebi”
From Musizi, November 1968


Mayiga, himself, once described Daudi Ochieng as a true nationalist, with good leadership qualities, who defended Buganda kingdom interests in Parliament faithfully without any fear. Try and compare that Acholi with our real born Baganda in Parliament today.

Prof.Nsibambi warned me off his daughters but he’s a good man!


Apolo Robin Nsibambi is a Ugandan academic and politician who was Prime Minister of Uganda from 5 April 1999 until 24 May 2011


By George Okello, London, via UAH forum

Professor Apollo Nsibambi, rather bizarrely, was a friend of mine when I was at universityy, mainly because of the intellectual debate taking place at the time, pitting him on one side and professor Mahmood Mamdani on the other, which I followed with close interest. I usually participated in the annual Mawazo Conferences which their faculty organised and every year brought together African intecletuals in debate.

Before I left Uganda, he warned me about showing interest in his daughter, saying he would never allow her to get married to a “marxist”. I wonder why he got into bed with the NRA because at the time I knew him, he was a staunch monarchist, but I understand he is no longer close to Kabaka Mutebi and Mengo. I wish I had stayed long enough to win over his daughter- maybe Mutebi would have appointed me his Katikiro.

He is a very warm and friendly man, even though some may not like his views. A bit pompous but in a nice way. Very bubbly and arguementative! And he likes making jokes about everything under the sun.

I last worked with him shortly after the NRA came to power in 1986 and set up a Commission on Local Government which included Professors Mamdani, Mwaka, and Karugire among others. Our commission was to find out what was wrong with local government and recommend a new philosophy and system. This was before the NRA settled on what is now known as ‘the system’.

I was the youngest member of the commission as well as it’s lawyer, and I must say also its heart and soul, having to keep all these makerere dons in check.

We travelled throughout the country, living in beautiful hotels, gorging on the fat of the land, eating sausages for breakfast and roast lambs for dinner,but working in the day talking to the great and the good. I was supposed to be the secretary of this collective of academics and civil servants so I leave it to you to guess how productive we were!

But anyway, Nsibambi and I got on well, but I got on even better with Karugire because we both liked a drink! Every evening Karugire and myself would disappear into the night out of the reach of the group and discover the watering holes of the towns we camped in and would return in the early hours , mostly leg less!!!

Anyway the jokes about girls came about mainly by way of a public fatherly advice by professor Nsibambi, I think he had seen me slip girls into my room in some of the towns we passed through , one girl I met in Fort Portal had surprised me by coming to Kasese without my knowledge or agreement and almost caused a scene, and the professor was getting concerned that I was leading a reckless life style; so that’s why he probably brought in the joke about his daughter, he always thought Marxists were aliens with weird habits !

Any way I left the Commission midway and left the country altogether soon after. Looking back, I frankly don’t think I would be alive today if I had not left Uganda at that time. Either a bullet or HIV would have seen me off. So in some bizarre way I thank kayibanda for kicking me out of Uganda!!!

As for Nsibambi’s time as PM, I think the only thing he brought to the role is dignity as he carried himself well and was scandal free. He is way ahead of the fat arsed ruhakana rugundu who has been kayibanda’s doormat or rug for neon years and still no one knows what he really does, apart from eating himself silly.

Dr.Rugunda is one of the worst buffoons the NRA has created and I don’t see how president Obote could have been taken in by such a fat crook, with hardly any grey matter in his cranium. I would allow Nsibambi to keep his pension but the fat boy would have to pay back all he has looted as well as eaten all these 31 years of gangland rule!

HUSSEIN KYANJO ON THE CURRENT MOVES BY DR. MUSEVENI TO SOLVE THE LAND EQUATION


HUSSEIN KYANJO


It is now official that Dr.Museveni is embarking on a national radio campaign to explain his position on land matters i hope and pray that he gives his honest opinion. This is the third approach on the same subject in recent times.

He started with the obvious formality of going through cabinet to send an amendment bill to Parliament which move hit a dead end only to be prematurely withdrawn.

The second approach was the Bamugemereire commission which is gathering views from the public while sunctioning drastic actions along the way. After all its findings slightly before giving recomendations the commission will as is now known practice visit the great leader for his input. He will get hold of the entire report, get his legal and business experts to find areas where he will twist Ugandans to get hold of their land a thing he has wanted in vain since the bush war times.

It is alleged that during the war in Luwero Dr Museveni travelled extensively and he saw miles of bush land whose owners he couldnt figure out exactly. The story goes on to say that he promised him self to fix the question of land once he got his way. Now there is no doubt he arrived and it is about time to deal with the problem.

During the course of time new discoveries have been made on land in Bugerere, Busoga, Bunyoro and northern Uganda in general and it all adds up to the same un answered question hence the multi faceted approach.

The third attempt as i said is the radio arrengement. The President will be received by hired crowds as he visits different radio stations and after his presentation again pre organised callers will weigh in to emphasise or just support the big mans position. After he is done with the mock excersise official recordings will be made and combined with the Bamugemereire final report a new bill will be proposed and sent to Parliament and the expected result will be got using the numbers in the house.

Mean while there is a hanging dilema of big chanks of land owned by different people from the fevored class Dr Museveni him self is one of them his puported farmland at Kisozi was once a property of the Ministry of Defence. He has never explained him self on how the same farmland ended up in his private hands.

There are several strong men in the current Rwandan establishment who own square miles of land in Uganda and the explanation to this is not yet available.

Then there are investors who want to make development projects in Uganda but they want sizable land. Aparently some registered owners are in government or some how connected to it. I once came across such investors in Turkey three years ago who were complaining of having delt with one big man in government who promised them land for an industrial park in Luwero. On intorogating them deeper they admitted that they had paid big sums to the person but the promised land was un available to them.

There is another group of new players in this question of land and these are Balalo who have invaded Bunyoro with large hards of cattle. They occupy settle and graze their animals and when the owners make attempts to remove them they are confronted by armed personnel.

Recently there was a PR excersise where
Dr Museveni handed over a heap of land titles to the Katikkiro of Buganda but ever since those returned titles have never been transfered instead what we had was that the land on which state house sits does not belong to the Kingdom.

You have all seen reports of Gen. Akandwanaho giving back land to government in return for a fat pay. And here the fat pay is not important but how he obtained that land in the first place is the explanation every one would like to hear.

The above complicated scenario needs a scintific answer and the President in his characteristic style is trying all ways to reach to what he thinks will be the final position in regularising the questionable owners using the law.

My story is aimed at two groups one the general public to know the hiden intentions of the President so you dont get taken by suprise. Group two is that of Dr Museveni and his sellected beneficiaries. Dont waste your valuable time and resourses to manually fix land by twisting laws because this will not last and after a short while the true status will prevail and your efforts will have ended in vain.

The efforts we make to worn Ugandans and in this case none Ugandans are deliberate so that no one comes up in future to say WE DIDNT KNOW!!

Muslims are to blame for rapes in Sweden—George Okello!


Sweden now has the second highest number of rapes in the world

BY GEORGE OKELLO, LONDON, VIA UAH FORUM

Sweden Seems To Be falling Apart So Quickly and before our very eyes. It is really shocking. It is the soft polices that they have taken on muslim immigration that is bringing Sweden down to its knees. It is shocking that a major European nation cannot protect its children from Muslim rapists. It is unbelievable. No wonder buffoons like Trump will begin to appear again and again. The right wing fascists, and Hitler’s heirs,will emerge again in Europe, if the Swedish approach of neglecting its own citizens continues.

Sweden is the second in the world rape league!!!! Only South Africa beats Sweden in the number of reported rapes!! The USA is far behind Sweden, and the UK, Germany etc are far, far behind Sweden. the only other country with a high reported rape is France, and that is because France has a very big muslim population- almost 3 million.

The problem Sweden has is that its figures are doctored. As you can see in the video, the police are not allowed to say it is Muslims who are committing a majority of the rapes. So the published figures are often meaningless- all you get are statistics without the names, religion or ethnicity of the perpetrators.

Iam sure you have also read of the shocking case in Sweden as well where an Afghan muslim boy raped a Swedish girl in his school. He was tried and convicted of rape, but instead of being sent to prison, the courts decided that he would be put on a course of “rehabiiltation”. The court said it was lenient after taking into account the fact that the boy was a refugee, his parents were killed in Afganistan, he had been tortured and that sending himto prison would not serve a purpose. The boy was then allowed to return to the same school, with a court appointed “counsellor” to help him in his “rehabiiltation”

In the meantime, the Swedish state did absolutely nothing for the girl victim.HEAR ME OUT HERE. THE SWEDISH STATE OFFERED NO COUNSELLING TO THE GIRL. SHE WAS LEFT COMPLETELY ON HER OWN!!!

Sweden rape, Europe rape, a slowly dying culture


Completely outraged, her parents removed their daughter from the school. They said their daughter could not even just set her eyes on the boy. Why a rapist was allowed by Sweden to walk openly in a school, and to mock and laugh at his victim is what you have to explain to me..Sitting here in London, I can not see any justice or logic in what Sweden did to this young girl. It is as if Muslim lives matter more than Swedish lives.

I certainly would not follow the Swedish policy of appeasing rapists and killers. In my book, all rapists must know there is only one end- and that is the DEATH PENALTY.

When the first signs of rigging surfaced in Kenya’s 2017 elections!


Officials from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) records finger prints of a man as they collect data from the electorate during the launch of the 2017 general elections voter registration exercise within Kibera slums in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, January 16, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya – RTSVQJV

BY MOSES NEKYON OCEN VIA UAH FORUM

If New York Times could apologize for the rush to judgment about Odinga and the election, why wouldn’t we be wrong to blame the Observers?

ODM and Raila Odinga made a legal mistake in 2013 by concentrating on the ‘Numbers’ instead of the ‘Proces‎s’ of how those numbers were acquired.

This whole ‎snafu arose because the IEBC decided to reinvent the process during the transmission of the results.

There is no mystery to the process because it is well defined and not in dispute. The first collection of the data is collected through form 34A, which is at the polling station. It’s important to note that the results on 34A are final and cannot be altered once signed by the polling agents.

Then it’s where the 34B’s which compiles data from all polling stations in a particular constituency are ‎collected.

The two documents are then transmitted simultaneously to Bomas of Kenya. If you notice, IEBC was announcing results without the 34A’s.Some of the results were being announced while counting was still going on in many of those polling stations‎. So where was IEBC getting its numbers from?????

And then there is the business of Military Intelligence going native‎.Someone needs to go to jail for all this monkey business!

Rejected votes disappearing in “thin air” was extremely relevant.While counting was going on, the IEBC tallying systems publicly showed spoiled votes of over 400k votes. At the end of counting, spoiled votes “miraculously” went down to 80k votes.

The main question is how and why‎????

The Judges question on ‘Stray ballots’ which the IEBC and Jubilee lawyers failed to answer may point out what may have happened.Those votes and ballots were moved to benefit someone and take one guess as to who could that be? Listen to the summation of NASA lead lawyer Otiende Amollo, on Youtube, very carefully and all the details of discrepancies between the 34A and 34B’s are presented by Constituency.

All the things I describe were a result of IEBC being taken to court by activist, Maina Kia(sp?).Maina Kia, is a Kikuyu, and is considered a traitor by his tribe.

IEBC was forced to adopt those procedures I describe by the High Court but as you can see, they tried to change things midway.

My advice to NASA is that they should go to court again and lock down any loose ends‎.I can almost bet unlike the last time, they will find a more compliant IEBC.

By the way,Uhuru Kenyatta is not as nice people make out to be.No one gets to the top by being nice‎.Both UK and WSR are Moi’s orphans.

Pride is what the Bakopi benefit from Buganda kingdom right now!


BY DR.EDWARD KAYONDO VIA UAH FORUM

To me it all begins with the fact that the Kingdom is bound to loose its grip even more with the generations to come for lack of relevancy. Historically there was a reason to be part of a strong Kingdom and part of it was fear of reprisal if you didn’t support the King or the hope of getting financial gains part of which was land. Apart from Land the other main pride the bakopi have for the kingdom is the cultural practices which are also being degraded with time.

Steeping back a little I also can argue that the so called Buganda land is individually owned by different entities in the Kingdom including the royals and other powerful entities in the kingdoms, which means that the benefits a mukopi will get from Buganda re-acquiring this land are still a mystery to me.
So to me the story of Buganda land issues is a story of one of a few remaining Kingdoms in Africa, one that I am proud to be part of, a Kingdom that has its one of the two remaining valuable assets being systematically sold off to the highest bidder, a Kingdom that is now more so concerned with power and financial gain at the expense of culture and historical preservation.

The government as a leech to Buganda property was on the other side a custodian of Buganda property as many Bakopi like me tend to address these individually owned pieces of land. My main concern is that as these individuals get what belongs to them ( ironically a self defeating point to my discussion) there will be no reason why they cant turn around and sell this land to the highest bidders which most likely its going to be the rich and famous in Uganda, most likely not within the Baganda and with these legal transactions the Kingdom will find its self even much weaker and less relevant to the bakopi who are the bedrock of its existence.

Katikkiro Mayiga


We all know all men are not equal in all Kingdoms , and we all know depending on who you are the benefits are different. That’s why many baganda don’t have land while others do. Some one referred to it as those who don’t have being jealousy and another member gave an examples where squatters who included Baganda were kicked of some land.

Pride is what the Bakopi benefit, pride to be a muganda, pride to share history of once a very powerful kingdom in Africa, Pride nothing more.
Now in todays world, when one has no financial benefit their royalty is on a short and weak string. Baganda have not proved to be so royal when money gets in the mix. The kingdom has no financial incentives I know of todate to excite the bakopi in particular. So then Pride is the savior of the kingdom, unlike the past times where Kings could use threats, weapons, gifts to bring people into submission this era is a different one. That’s why the Kingdom leadership is pushing towards a Federo system for some power to control its people but this was immunized in the constitution as they are banned from holding any political position.

Now as I see it if the Kingdom take building Bugandas pride back as its main goal which will entail preservation of History and Culture they have a much better chance of strengthening the Kingdom.Now that’s where the Land issue comes in, Land is the cultural bedrock of the Kingdom, and my worry is that what is regarded as Bugandas land is disappearing at a very first rate in the middle of the night. The government as a custodian of Buganda land had a siphone on the rate of disappearance, when it gives this up, I only hope that Buganda has a plan at least where the rate of disappearance can be controlled.

I am Proud to be a Muganda, my son however cares less, he sees no relevance of the Kingdom in his life , my grandkids who will most likely be mothered by a pretty American girl will even be father away from the kingdom that’s why I have a feeling that I will be the last Muganda standing in my nuclear family.

Occasionally my theories on this forum have been wrong, and I hope and pray that this one is wrong too.

Where in the Bible Does it Say Anything About Priestly Celibacy? Does the Catholic Church Contradict the Bible by Requiring Celibacy for its Priests?


BY PAUL MUGERWA VIA THE UAH FORUM

There are two main Scripture passages that I turn to for support of the Church’s teaching on priestly celibacy. The first of these is Matthew 19:12, “For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to receive this, let him receive it.”

When Jesus says that there are those who have “made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven,” He is speaking figuratively, not literally. He is referring to those who live a celibate life in order to better serve the kingdom of heaven. Who do we know who fulfills these words of Christ? Who do we know that has taken a vow of celibacy – who has made themselves eunuchs – for the sake of the kingdom of heaven? Baptist ministers? Evangelical pastors? Episcopal priests? No, no, and no. No slight intended to the aforementioned ministers, but Catholic priests are the only ones I know of who fulfill these particular words of Jesus.
Here in Matthew 19:12, we see Jesus Christ saying something that applies most directly to Catholic priests. So, the discipline of priestly celibacy – and it is a discipline, not a doctrine – is indeed biblical
.
Now, the other Scripture passage I mentioned in support of priestly celibacy is 1 Corinthians 7:32-34, “I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to please the Lord, but the married man is anxious about worldly affairs, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided.”
Paul is telling us that one can best serve the Lord, and His people, by remaining unmarried. Not to say that you cannot serve the Lord while married, but rather to say that you can be more single-minded in serving the Lord if unmarried. It is simply a matter of common sense that when a person is single, they have more time to be about the affairs of the Lord then they do when they are married, and certainly when they are married and have children. The married man is indeed anxious, as Paul says, about worldly affairs and his interests are indeed divided.

So, in 1 Corinthians 7, we have another passage from the Bible that supports the practice of priestly celibacy. For those who argue against the Catholic Church’s practice in this regard by saying it is unbiblical, what they are actually doing is showing their lack of knowledge in regard to what Scripture really says.

It is also worth noting that a life of celibacy – priestly or otherwise – is a sign pointing to the hereafter. As it says in Matthew 22:30, “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.” So the example of celibacy given to us by our priests is a foreshadowing of our life to come.

As I indicated, celibacy is a discipline enforced by a vow; more to it – it is a gift from God which must not be thrown back into His face especially given the undeniable evidence that it is a saint generating machine (the main mission of the Church). When a man decides to enter the seminary, he undergoes a long period of descernment until the day he is ordained a priest. So such a man has plenty of time to opt out if he determines that actually priesthood is not his divine calling. Therefore, the Church does not find it necessary to reform the vow in order to accommodate human weaknesses.

The Church allows already married men to join priesthood, especially those clergy coming into the Church from other Christian denominations. Yes it is true the first pope St. Peter was believed to have been married as the scripture testifies, most probably so were other desciples. However, this is not something they may have chosen to do on their own. Since later they complained to Jesus; “Then Peter said in reply, “Lo, we have left everything and followed you. What then shall we have?” Jesus said to them, … every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold, and inherite eternal life.” (Matthew 19:27-29). As in 1 Corinthians 9:5, St. Paul and other desciples indeed had a right to get married, but they renounced it. St. Paul even did exactly the same thing regarding remuneration for missionary work (which he write about in the same chapter), for the sake of the gospel – “above and beyond the call of duty,” so to speak. This is perfectly harmonious with the Catholic position. In Luke 18:29-30: Same massage by Jesus, “There is no man who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive manifold more in this time, and in the age to come – eternal life.

Museveni has reached his sell by date and everybody knows that but there is no alternative at the moment!


BY AKIM ODONG VIA UAH FORUM

The composition of the opposition leadership is vital to the current politics but not the party they represent. It is common knowledge that Ugandans overall are fed up with the NRM and they want change. Unfortunately, none of the opposition leaders seem capable of convincing the masses that they are agents of change, worse still the masses belong to different parties and crucially, alot of them are floating as a result of discontent, this is the crucial mass that is able to sway to the oppositions. The fact is, should they turn to the multiple opposition, their vote will still count for nothing. This is the reason why it’s crucial that the opposition merge, into one with a single head inorder to capture this floating voters, who could be the determinant of the outcome of the next election.

The opposition without wasting time should temporarily suspend their individual status and form a single body manned by a dream team under a charismatic leader. A leader who is able to articulate the issues that matters to Ugandans most and able to take on Museveni. The new interim body set for the sole purpose of fighting the election should then be the one challenging the EC and other issues there on. The performance of the new body pre-election, will be determine who wins the election.
The present arrangement, means that the opposition are all speaking, albeit the same subject but as individuals. This to many, does not mean alot and may not sway them as long as they still have Olara,Akena,Besigye, Mao and Muntu as heads of individual parties.

Ugandans are desperate for change and anything could do at this point. Its a question of getting the right person to lead a united front and this what the opposition are failing to deal with, creating a united front for fear of losing the dimmest chance to be seen to stand up to the ogre.
Museveni has reached his sell by date and everybody knows that but there is no alternative at the moment. Ugandans are looking for united alternative capable of sweeping them all and jenka an opposition strong enough to defend them from an NRM backclash once defeated. The fear ofcourse is that should the NRM loose power, then the LRA may return or even Amin might just resurrect to torment them all over again. So without a united and strong enough opposition then, its a question of better the devil you know.

The current Buganda leaders should listen to ideas from online forums!


Mr.Enock Kiyaga is the current Kabaka Representative in Manchester and surroundings

BY DR. EDWARD KAYONDO VIA UAH

The issue with African leaders that includes those in the Kingdom is that when you bring ideas that one are competing with what they already have or two that they dont see any financial gain from in the immediate future those ideas will be dead on arrival or you will be labeled as challenging leadership.. That’s why cultural issues and that’s how I personally define Buganda ( a cultural entity because for the longest even on this forum I have asked for a definition of who a muganda is and no single person has given me any convicing answer) only exist as long as the numbers of those who practice them are enough to sustain them. Failure of Buganda to address this issue first as I explained before puts all other Buganda plans in jeopardy because its all about numbers and unlike what the Kingdom would like to depict those who care about the issues of Buganda are decreasing in number especially because very few gain from the Kingdom as it is.

I agree and we can get more than one example about ideas that sprouted from people and found their ways up the Kingdom but for sure there was some pillar within the Kingdom that worked hard on them too. But back to the cultural definition, and back to the Kanzu, when the King started putting it on it became part of our culture. Where the King goes masses follow, so if you want an idea to be big and have the full participation of all the people as a unit the gwanga mujje has to originate from the center of the kingdom.

Baganda are not short of ideas, those who are at the center of the kingdom however have their personal battles to fight and the royals as we know them also have different strategies as its survival for the fittest and scrambling for financial candies . In such a state nothing unifying can come out of the Kingdom. We also write about Buganda because we care its not complaining as such because our survival doesn’t depend on the existence of the Kingdom which takes us back to the issue of pride. Mengos full participation at any stage gives any project the legitimacy it needs and participation of all the people of Buganda.

Not so sure what Buganda development has done for ll these years, I can also point out that Buganda has a prime piece of land within the City that’s the Lubiri but for years now i am not sure what has transpired, just as an example.

It would have been good if the Kingdom is open to ideas because so many good ideas have been floating on these forums. However the mentality of the Lukiko and our King know it all complicates everything and unless they decide nothing will be done.

The main issue is that as Buganda tries to maintain its Culture and strength its leaders want to keep everything as it was longtime ago, the mentality that cultures dont change is what eventually leads to the eventual extinction of the same. I always ask my fellow baganda how the White Kanzu became the Buganda tranditional male wear and they dont want to discuss it because way back that wasnt part of our culture, but we all know how it crept in but that doesn’t matter any more because now it is.

What is next for Buganda however good the ideas we table on these forums are has its roots in the Lukiko and the Kabaka. If they so choose to open up this debate and are willing and open enough to work with the people openly and publicly on the ideas presented with a propbable chance of votiong for these changes in some way, then we all will feel part of it these changes and will work towards that.

We all know the constituion prohibits the cultural leaders from participating in political issues, but who needs a political party if you can get your cultural members to accomplish what in many cases politicians should cover? Lets say you have quarrels about markets in the city, Buganda has land, opens up several markets baganda markets, opens up several mini Bulange offices, Buys more Bus zabaganda, eventually becoming one of the largest employers of people in Buganda all within the constitution, who do you think will be the strongest political force? But as I have asked before on this forum in the current Buganda Kingdom omukopi afunilawa? Your ideas will never get to the top and there is no financial gain so what you have as a mukopi is just pride in being omuganda, and some time the force behind that pride carries you only far.

So in brief what is next for Buganda to me is the Lukiko and the King to find ways of engaging the Baganda, and its willingness to change some cultural practices that are unfitiing in this current world, changes that must come from the King him self. With this kind of engagement not only will our culture be preserved but the pride of the Baganda will have justification and participation will; increase and ideas will flow in endlessly.

Awangale Ssabasajja, magulu nyondo chu chu, abakyala bona babe ! ( okujako owange).

This is what we must do to rescue our healthcare!


Women waiting to deliver at Mulago’s labour suite

By Bwanika Nakyesawa Luwero via UAH forum

When growing up in a medical family – I remember when Medical Doctor Samson Bbabbi Kiseeka arrived at one of the health center facility unexpectedly – it was a chaotic scene as all medical workers and support staff started running up and down whispering Dokita Kiseeka yazze (it is MD Kiseeka visiting).

Uganda Medical system can be rescued – and this is what happened 1960- 78 or ought to be done

a. Resurrect regular medical facility Inspection by the Ministry of Health Inspection Unit. These inspectors must have a list of items listed they have to look at. That form must be returned every month the an independent inspection team – i.e. Accounting General strict not MoH

b. Resurrect regular medical worker transfers. All categories of medical workers MUST not work in any single medical facility for more than one year. Ministry of health had a transport system to transfer medical workers. This too meant that all health facilities had houses for medical workers. A letter for transfer came from Kampala.

c. Outlaw patient – relative support from all healthy facilities. This implies the patient will solely be attended to by qualified medical workers only. This is the norm world over and it will also reduce on corruption where relatives have to pay for services rendered to patients in public medical facilities.

d. Private medical facilities should strictly be regulated – that is they should meet all world standards. Medical workers must work in a form of cooperatives, instead of turning the scared medical profession and facilities into money making facilities.

e. Resurrect medical equipment manufacturing and research – TAMPECO. All health facilities must order through such an entity.

f. Out-law foreign material likes clothes, bed sheets, mattress not approved, outside cooking at health facilities by the MoH from all medical facilities. That means MoH must provide patient cloth , workers uniforms, badges,food etc.

g. Turn regional hospital into teaching University hospitals

h. Lower medical staff (nurses, medical officers) salaries should be increased to a living wages. But ethic first.

State House must fall under a government department with a permanent secretary


BY GEORGE OKELLO VIA UAH

State House must fall under a government department with a permanent secretary who deals with all management and disciplinary matters in his department. It is truly shocking that an employee takes it upon herself to report suspected criminal conduct or serious misconduct to the police authorities. Are there no management systems, including investigatory and disciplinary procedures in place? Why does it have to be the police or the president to deal with minor administrative matters? I work in the civil service myself and on a daily basis, we get reports of serious failings in NHS hospitals and GP Surgeries. But it is not my job to report these incidents or in fact any incident of a criminal nature to the police. If I did it, I would be sacked on the spot. A few weeks ago, we had an incident where a surgeon removed a patients testes, mistaking them for a gall bladder. Obviously this was serious negligence or even potentially criminally negligence. But it is not the role of my office to deal with criminal matters. We only deal with contract matters.The NHS has a specific office that deals with such matters and it is to that office that we quickly sent the complaint. Museveni’s penchant for micro management has totally destroyed the Ugandan civil service, It can no longer function normally, if at all. A matter that these women are feuding about at State House would normally be resolved by Supervisor or Line Manager as it is so minor it would not even require the attention of the HR or Personnel Manager, let alone the Permanent Secretary, and god forbid, the President. But you have the unbecoming spectacle of a whole President sacking an employee on social media, and threatening her in the process.

My sister died of HIV/AIDS and the govt could do nothing for her!


By George O.Pacu-Otto via UAH forum

On changing or reforming the healthcare system in Uganda, I have total loss of confidence in the NRA doing it. I am not going to talk about the corruption and shenanigans that go on everyday. What I will do is to repeat the tragedy of my own sister, who died of AIDS in 1986. It was her fault that she got HIV, she was only 19 years old. But throughout the time she battled with the disease, the healthcare system was not there to support her. The family quite often had to buy drugs, some totally useless. Towards the end of her life, she was not even admitted to Mulago Hospital because they wrote her off, so she spent the last weeks of her life in my brothers home in Nakulabye, being fed on a drip by a sister in law who is a nurse. Eventually it was my brother who pulled the drip off and said let her go, she has suffered enough.I had lost another sister before who was murdered by NRA soldiers in Dokolo, but she is not the one I focus on.

AIDS Patient in a hospital


My burning and continuing anger against the NRA regime is why my young sister, who I loved, would be turned away from Mulago hospital, denied medical help and die at home, with just a nurse caring for her, without any medication of any kind.So I look at these issues politically.It was the neighbours, baganda people, who comforted the family and assisted in repatriating her
body to Dokolo for burial. That day when I arrived in Nakulabye when my sister died, most of the mourners were Baganda neighbors. I will never forget that .

What was the purpose of NRA coming into power if they can not provide even the very basic care for a young girl who was dying? Why would a national referral hospital turn away a critically ill patient? Why should my sister have died at home rather than in the care of the medical services?

That’s why I have so much contempt and indeed hatred for this NRA regime. May be other people have better examples , but permanently my hatred of the NRA became cemented that day when I rushed from London and saw her in her coffin, serene and beautiful and as lovely as we used to play around together as children , but she was dead.

We need to have a national democratic revolution in Uganda. We should never again have millions of people going through the trauma that I have gone through.

The Kenyan media generally did a good job during the presidential campaigns


BY W.B. KYIJOMANYI VIA UAH FORUM

Dr Wandia Njoya


Dr. Wandia Njoya is an associate professor at Daystar University in Nairobi is the daughter of Reverend Timothy Njoya. I have seen her speak before on Citizen TV and is passionate about social justice . Let me just point out the irony of Kenyan civil society-read neo colonial agents-now complaining about the actions of their funders. Part of what has kept me away from this UAH forum has something to do with investigating civil society in Africa. It is a massive study by a group of f us whose findings we are compiling in a book. Stay tuned.

Anne Kiguta, arguably, one of the best news readers in Kenya


Let me point out for the benefit of UAH readers that NASA actually had two manifestos. When Dr Ndii, NASA’s chief economic adviser, was confronted on Citizen TV by Anne Kiguta arguably, one of the best in Kenya, he blew it when Ms Kiguta (again for the benefit of readers Ms. Kiguta is rumoured to be romantically linked to Jomo Gecaga , President Uhuru Nephew and his personal assistant) showed her the other manifesto. Dr Ndii disowned it that he had not ben party to it. well the other manifesto had been prepared by Jimmy Wanjigi -he was NASA’s chief financier-and his NASA team under the lead of lawyer Willis Otieno. After Kiguta’s interview, RAO acknowledged that indeed NASA had two documents.

Ms Kiguta was armed with NASA’s two manifestos. Actually it was Ndii who was surprised that NASA had prepared two documents one against his back. After that interview,RAO himself confirmed Ms. Kiguta’s document as genuine. You know that most of the civil society types John Githongo, George Kegoro, Maina Kiai, were working for NASA. That second manifesto shocked them because it was prepared under the guidance of tender entrepreneur Jimmy Wanjigi, so civil society groups felt betrayed. Poor Ndii.

Ms. Kiguta is one of the best and even brightest of the Kenyan TV personalities, who never suffers fools. the other really good and sharp presenters are KTN’s Aisha Mwiru, Sophia Wanuna and especially Michelle Ngele who is very sharp.

People: NASA sharpened their blades. To see and hear them lash out at International observers and even the media with Orengo calling on NASA readers to boycott Daily Nation and Nation TV is hilarious. The same Daily Nation that has given space for NASA adviser to write regular columns: Ndii, George Kegoro and Maina Kiai among others. Now suddenly daily nation is o be boycotted. How sad.

The Kenyan media generally did a good job during the presidential campaigns. One mistake was how the presidential debates were prepared. It was wrong and very unethical for the media houses to contract Katherine Openda-famously Nyayo’s mpango wa kando-who was working on RAO’s campaign to arrange the debate. That is why UK boycotted because intelligence revealed the selected presidential debate moderators, known NASA sympathisers intended to humiliate UK. He boycotted and RAO got 90 minutes of free airtime. Funny, many talking heads claimed that UK would pay heavily for skipping the debate. Alas, even with 90 minutes of free TV publicity NASA still lost!.

This is why I think Raila Odinga was Rigged out again!



BY MOSES OCEN NEKYON VIA UAH FORUM

You know that elections, especially in Africa‎, how one wins or loses an election depends on what you do or don’t do before and after the event.

Here are a few of my views that will provide a clearer picture on the above point;

1) Prior to the August 8th elections, KPMG did an audit of the voter register and found over 1 Million dead voters. This audit was not done voluntarily but was a result of street protests.

The question again is why would there be 1 Million dead voters in a new voter register???? The specific number was actually 1,037,260;

2) Tendering of who prints the ballot papers is Classic case of how things are done in Kenya. There was a huge fight that ended up in court that you are praising here‎, where the Court threw out the case over the objections of NASA;

3) Well it didn’t take long for NASA original fears about the firm given the tender to print to come to fruition. The IEBC in conjunction with the firm, decided unilaterally decided to print an extra 1.2 Million ballots.

Coincidence????

4) ‎In order to protect its votes, NASA tallying centers and imported IT experts and volunteers, from Canada, USA and Ghana.

Is it a coincidence that on the weekend before the polls, the police deported all the NASAIT experts, who built and were supposed to man NASA’s tallying centers and prevented‎ the ones from Ghana from even getting out of the airport after they landed;

5) Related to the above, while the deportations were happening, members of the flying squad raided NASA’s main tallying center in Westlands and destroyed vital computers and carried off vital pieces of the mainframe.

After the elections, IEBC asked‎ NASA to provided proof of its allegations, and when they(NASA) sat down and started collecting whatever evidence they could with their remaining tallying center, the Flying Squad pounced again.

Coincidence????

5) ‎ Two weeks before the elections, the Head of ICT, IEBC, one Chris Musando, is “disappears.” The likes of Moses Kuria, start claiming they know where he is and that he(Musando) was only hiding. All hell broke loose when they found his body and Moses Kuria, with his wild theories shut up.

Well a funny thing started to happen,‎ when vote counting started; Chris Musando, started signing in……

6) Add the almost astronomical 400k “spoiled ‎votes”…..

All the above did not just happen without a reason, so don’t misjudge those who are silent. Add the extra ballots printed ballots, dead voters and the spoiled voters and one sees a lot of “coincidences.”

NASA were only good at dancing on the podium instead of articulating alterative policies


BY W.B.KYOJOMANYI VIA UAH FORUM

“To my most worthy competitor, our elder brother Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga, I extend a hand of friendship and partnership and to your supporters, let’s work together. Kenya needs all of us” – President – Elect Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta.

People:
Greetings. I decided to break my long silence to try and educate UAH members about the Kenyan elections won by Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee party with 54.29%. For starters’, the Kenyans elections was free and fair. NASA lost the election pure and simple because they ran a very dumb campaign. Dumb as hell. The big question I want members of UAH to ponder is this: maybe, just may be RAO is the problem. The defeat of NASA was a rout, so severe as they say in Uganda “bawunze/confused” as they try to understand the loss.

You will hear a lot of lies about rigging but here are the facts

1). All Kenyan media houses undertook to tally the elections results. May be I should take you back a bit.

2) Several NASA affiliated civil society activists, Maina Kiai, Tirop and another went to court. What were their prayers? That election results should be announced at the constituency level and should be FINAL. That whatever was counted at the polling station was FINAL and IEBC could not change them even if they contained errors, those errors could only be subject to a court process aka petition.

3) The IEBC appealed to the Court of appeal-their appeal court is very strong- where a 5 judge bench agreed with the high court that the elections announced at the polling station are final and that the IEBC’s role was to simply add results from the 290 constituencies to determine the winner. Obviously each constituency returning officer would have simply added results from the polling stations in their respective constituencies. The IEBC agreed with the Court of appeal.

4) Before voting, the IEBC had said that it would take time to add results from all the 290 constituencies and would simply make one final announcement, declaring the winner. NASA, civil society and the Kenyan media/journalists (many of whom were pro NASA) protested that IEBC was being opaque and urged the IEBC to stream live results as they were fed into the system from the BVR kits immediately after counting. IEBC agreed and went along.

NASA, media houses, Jubilee, civil society groups, NGO etc. had their parallel tallying centers, with computers and IT specialists to ensure the election was credible.

5) When NASA and affiliated civil society saw the live streams and DID not like the figures, they protested that what the IEBC was doing was not proper because they results could not be verified or lacked forms 34Bs. Remember the Court of appeal ruling that whatever was counted at the polling station was FINAL.

6) NASA then claimed that the IEBC system had been hacked by someone using the late Msando’s password. They produced a document purporting to support their allegations. But folks, the document was so sloppy that an average first year law student would have questioned. Whoever prepared the document could not make simple additions. For example, they document claimed that Nyamira-won by UK- had over 2 million voters, which was simply not true. The IEBC rebutted that document so thoroughly and NASA simply could not defend it anymore.

7) NASA then made demands that the IEBC should declare RAO and Kalonzo Musyoka the winner. Apparently NASA had ‘confidential’ information from an insider source within the IEBC that RAO had won with over a million votes. When Musalia Mudavadi made that claims, celebrations broke out in Kisumu.

8) The IEBC chairman, the soft spoken Mr Wafula Chebukati-a Bukusu-addressed the media that NASA’s election claims were NOT true. But think about it. NASA demanding that their candidate be declared the winner without any evidence

9). All candidates were called to the Bomas of Kenya on Friday morning for final briefing on the elections based on the results contained in forms 34Bs from the 290 constituency returning officers. RAO, WSR and others showed up at Bomas.

10), NASA made more demands including a demand to access the IEBC servers. Again no basis in law. FYI, what NASA-a parade of the deplorable-was asking for could only be done with a court order. No such order was presented.

11) RAO and his team left Bomas. WSR too left for KICC.

12) James Aggrey Orengo, Musalia Mudavadi and others addressed a press conference where they attacked the IEBc but most surprisingly the elections observers from the USA/Cater centre, led by Mr John Kerry former secretary of state, Commonwealth Led by Mr Mahama former President of Ghana AU led by Thambo Mbeki and others. It was the lowest moment from NASA. Why did they attack the observers? Because they dismissed their hacking claims and pronounced the results credible. NASA declared they would not be part of the declaration process so they left Bomas. As they say in Uganda, ommuzizzi azimba twe, their departure was not a big deal. Mr Oregngo also declared that NASA would not challenge the results in the supreme Court as advised by Mr John Kerry/ In truth, they had no ground because the election was so transparent that a P 5 chap in Uganda given all the 290s form 34Bs , could add and determine the winner!.

13) Mr Ezra Chiloba-the CEO of the IEBC addressed the media that the Chairman would be making an address to declare the presidential winner.

14) Shortly after President Uhuru Kenyatta left his Gatundu home where had been staying since voting for KICC. Jubilee supporters at KICC and abroad broke into celebrations.

15) The IEBC chairman Mr Wafula Chebukati started addressing the country. He read the results received by each candidate from all the 47 counties plus the Kenyan diaspora in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, TZ and South Africa. That is required by law.

16). Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta and VP William Ruto left KICC for Bomas of Kenya where the y were declared winners and received their certificate.

17) Celebrations and riots broke out simultaneously as Jubilee supporters danced while some, NOT ALL NASA areas rioted.

18) Now some observations.

Given that all political parties ad agents at almost all polling stations, though not all, what did NASA agents witness? What did the civil society document and record? What did their tallies based on tallies from their agents in the field reveal? Again remember the IEBC chairman’s role was to simple add election results as submitted and witnessed by party agents and others observers.

So folks, in a way, the process was very simple: each party to add their figures and compare with what the IEBC would announce at Bomas.

I can tell you for free that the results announced by the IEBC chairman were almost similar to what most media house, political parties at least Jubilee and other interested parties tallied. Today ELOG released their final tally see here

http://www.nation.co.ke/news/ELOG-tally-matches-IEBC-count/1056-4054744-f2vnf3z/index.html

19). How did Uhuru Kenyatta and Jubilee pull it off? They held their strongholds in central, Rift valley, Embu and Meu. They won the small communities in upper Eastern-Isiolo, Marsabit. They won North Eastern, they won Samburu. They won the Masai vote in Kajiado and Narok-UK was endorsed by former TZ PM and opposition leader Mr Edwrda Lowassa, a Masai. They won the Kissi vote in Nyamira and did well in Kisii. Jubilee also did well in Bungoma, and even Kakamega. In many ways, Jubilee flipped former NASA areas. That is why NASA are left wondering what hit them and sulking, like crybabies. Come on.

Bottom line. Mr Uhuru Kenyatta won the Kenyan elections fairly and decisively.

So why would NASA cry foul? Apparently they wanted and may be still want to create chaos to demand a coalition but that won’t happen. Mark you the international community whom NASA is now attacking has said the election was fair, transparent and credit. That sounds like a seal of approval.

Now the big losers. RAO, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula and Issac Ruto. Collectively they form the parade of the deplorable, whose presidential chances are dead as DODO. But NASA folks relax. Kenyan elections are predictable. RAO will run again in 2022 possibly with Joho as his running mate. Musyoka too wil run because Mutua the Machakos Governor who won his seat and now threatens his grip on Ukambani politics. Musallai Mudavadi too will run. And perhaps Wetangula who may be Kalonzo’s running mate. For Jubilee it wil be William Ruto perhaps with Mr Eugenie Wamalwa as his running mate.

The biggest winners: of course Mr Uluru Kenyatta and Jubilee who won the presidency, a majority of seats for governors (25 plus two friendly independent governors in Isiolo and Laikipia, majority of seats in Senate, 25 plus Jubilee friendly seats from KANU two, PDR one and one independent A majority of seats in parliament with several seats by KANU, Mutua’s; chap chap and several friendly independents.

Other big winners include Anne Waiguru ‘minji minji” as Governor of Kirinyaga, Charity Ngilu of NARC as governor of Kitui, Joyce Laboso, Governor of Bomet, and Joseph Ole Lenku as Governor of Kajiado.

It was only Jubilee which won seats across the country. It won parliamentary seats in all communities expect Luo Nyanza. In fact, Jubilee won the second most seats 8 in Western Kenya, more than RAO’s Odm and Wetangula’s Ford Kenya. It won 5 seats in Kisiii. It won 3 or there about seats in Ukambani. It won two governorships in Coasts, Lamu and Kwale.

There you have the facts. Do not listen to lies that Jubilee rigged. It was impossible to rig.

Final though, be careful with opposition politicians in Africa. They are clueless to appoint where it isnt funny. NASA were only good at dancing on the podium instead of articulating alterative policies. They paid heavy price, so heavy in my assessment it may have single handedly ended the presidential ambitions or should we say pretense of 5 men! Incredible.

Their loss illustrates the Ugandan saying ‘kyotonorya tokyesunga”/you cannot admire what you have not yet swallowed because it may kill. NASA was so sure of victory apparently on the basis of voter registration in their perceived strongholds that at their final rally at Uhuru Park urged their supporters to vote on August 8 and then go to Uhuru Park to prepare for the celebrations and match to state House.

Oh, even their crooked sponsors nicknamed tender entrepreneurs like Jimmy Wanjgi started threatened nation media journalist who did an expose on his corruption scandals that they would see once NASA took office. Pole.

WBK

The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age?



BY JOHN NSUBUGA VIA UAH FORUM

Don’t you know that, the secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age? That is what some of our leaders are practicing. Old age is not a sin, but it’s not a joy either, any one can get old, all you have to do is live long enough. So, I’m not here to despise our elders, because I know they can be useful, but not every where. Once upon a time, whenever president Museveni was addressing Uganda, every citizen of East and Central Africa tuned in to listen to this sharp Munyankore son of Africa roar. Today when he speaks, cows, pigs, goats, birds, babies, money lenders, eeeeeverything goes to sleep.

Surely when your steak has to be put through a blender before its served, or when you wake up as many times during the night, but not for the same reasons, you know you’re too old to be president. When you put on a thick winter jacked and hand gloves like our president does in temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius, you know you’re too old to be president. Haven’t you heard that every thing that goes up must come down, but that there comes a time when not everything that’s down can come up?

What I’m saying is that, when age catches up with you, there are many warning signs, you will know it, therefore, you do not need a piece of paper to be reminded how old you’re. The excuse that some people do not know when they were born, is one of the very reasons we have “prohibitive lines in the holly constitution” for checks and balances purposes. Removing age limits will attract interested candidates in their 90s, being aided by push chairs. What do you do then, especially in our corrupt infested Uganda, where money changes hands in exchange for power?

Please be reminded that, it is very important that a country keeps on introducing fresh blood into the political system to maintain a healthy country. If these 90yr old somethings cling on to power, then I ask you, will Abbey Ssemuwemba ever contribute as president of Uganda? I know you mean well, but ours is a unique political environment, dominated by dictators and thieves. He rules you for 50yrs, he dies and his son takes over, and the sequence goes on.

We must maintain both age and term limits.

Akena and his wife have sold UPC to Museveni but we shall resist them!


Jimmy Akena and Betty Amongi

BY GEORGE OKELLO VIA UAH

It is really mystery how a mental midget like Akena could ever aspire for leadership of a great party like UPC. let alone be a national leader. The man does not have the intellectual capacity to be even a village leader. Just look at is record as a member of parliament. In more than 8 years sitting in that bogus house, have you heard Akena move a motion on any economic or social policy, or even debate on anything of substance? He has been telling his psychophants that kayibanda has promised to hand over power to him, just like Moi annointed Kenyatta’s son Uhuru as his successor. He clearly does not understand Kenyan politics- and the fact that Uhuru tred to create his own power base, seperate from KANU, which was already a badly soiled brand in any case. he does not understand Kemya politics. His only selling point is that he is the son of president obote. beyond that he does not have a clue as to what he would do with power, should he accidentally stagger into it.

The debate inside the UPC is very necessary at this moment in time, because I dont think we can carry on with Akena and his wife any longer. The two are scum, and make our task even more difficult to rebuild the party and get back to power and to where we belong.The issue here really is if James Akena and his wife Betty Amongi are beyond redemption or reached a point of no return..

I sincerely hope Kenya is on the eve of joining her sister Ghana


By Noc’la gaumoy

I sincerely hope Kenya is on the eve of joining her sister Ghana (which does have fairly very identical structural bases) as the vanguard of African democracy development.

Both countries had innitially strongpre independence leader gestalter but, who upon achieving independence, were transformed into monsters that beasted the populations.

In both countries, the leadership torch has been relayed to the sons and daughters of those former heros. In Ghana you had the BIG SIX while in Kenya you had the Mau-Mau bunch.

I believe Ghana has now jumped the hurdle and Kenya soon follows.
But this could be wishful thinking. I never ever underestimate the animal in man of the African!
Hmm, a son of the soil can short circuit just like that and refuse to understand a thing!!

A crook does not need the land bill to grab your land



The first noted case of land grabbing in Uganda’s history, happened after the signing of ‘The Buganda Agreement of 1900.’ The biggest beneficiaries were English Crown and Buganda Chiefs, who practically took land from the peasants and claimed “custody ” over those lands.

That “custody” has now turned into ownership of those said pieces of land that cover whole villages. Some or many of those new owners who are all Baganda, have being selling the land to other Ugandans and are now claiming “we grabbed the land‎;”

Related to the above points; Buganda was rewarded with land from the Bunyoro Kingdom, for collaboration. Those lands became known as the ‘Lost Counties‎,’ and to date are owned by landed gentry from Buganda;

A large section of Mt Elgon is settled by people from Central who live in peace with the Bagisu

What I am trying to tell you is that; in the greater scheme of things, Africa does not matter or matters little in the Global market.

A crook does not need the land bill to grab your land.Most land is stolen using a pen and paper.What your missing here is that the most valuable are the ones with mineral resources and that is what the new Land Bill is about.It’s not about grabbing land in Buganda but in North.

The main reason that tensions levels have kicked a up a notch is specifically because of Northern MP’s going postal about the proposed constitutional clause.

What both sides are not saying publicly is that there is more oil to be found and a new mineral of epic proportions, has been added to the economic equation. Uranium!

‎Enough said.

The Reasons why some Bahima, Itesos and Karamajongs fear using toilets!


BY SIMON OKURUT PETER VIA UAH

The practice of latrines was alien to our cultures and even today, there are people who fear to use latrines because of cultural taboos. For instance, women in some cultures refuse to use pit-latrines because they believe such women will not produce.

In some parts of Teso people still use bushes as latrines. Some dig latrines but never use them. The same applies to Karamoja, no big deal. I went to one home with a beautiful latrine but when I went to use it, the padlock had rusted meaning it was there but never used; the key-hole was blocked completely; they had to break the padlock but by then the wasps that had colonized the room were disturbed, so when the door opened, we had to run away and I forgot about using the latrine until I reached Moroto Town.

From the professional point of view, we should not judge other cultures using our cultural lenses; every cultural group is right in its ways and a person from a different culture needs to understand why certain practices take place in other cultures, there is usually a good cultural reason.

It is not the hate of hard labour involved in digging pit-latrines or graves that force people to seek self-exile; rather the taboos associated or reasons undisclosed with the practice. Some cite barrenness if women use latrines. Even men squatting to aim the holes will have their male organs pointing at the holes sucking “bad air”, the same organ used for producing so why risk not bearing children they reason?

The other often undisclosed reason is that feces and decomposing bodies are good manure producing materials- scattered allover the bushes around provide natural fertilizers- compost manure – bumper harvest as a result.

A well to do family from western Uganda invited the father to a Kampala posh home. The old man wanted to use the washroom; he was shown a clean room beside where he sleeps, close to the kitchen. The old man protested bitter saying, ” You people are bastards; you cook and eat here, you sleep here and you also defecate in the house, no way, take me to defecate outside” they compromised with mzee so they took him to a neighbours to use a pit-latrine that was outside the man house. Cultural beliefs are very strong and it takes much education and patience to change some of the beliefs, some persist.

POPULATION VS EDUCATION: Jews are few in numbers but literally control the world


A MUST MUST READ PLEASE MAKE TIME!

Extracts of speech by Hafez A.B Mohamed: Director-General, Al Baraka Bank.

Demographic
o World Jewish Population. 14 million
o Distribution: 7 m in America
5 m in Asia
2 m in Europe
100 thousand in Africa
o World Muslim Population: 1.5 billion
o Distribution: 1 billion in Asia/Mid-East
400 M in Africa
44 M in Europe
6 M in the Americas
o Every fifth human being is a Muslim.
o For every single Hindu there are two Muslims
o For every Buddhist there are two Muslims
o For every Jew there are 107 Muslims
o Yet the 14 million Jews are more powerful than the entire 1.5 billion Muslims

Why?

Here are some of the reasons.

Movers of Current History
o Albert Einstein Jewish
o Sigmund Freud Jewish
o Karl Marx Jewish
o Paul Samuelson Jewish
o Milton Friedman Jewish

Medical Milestones
o Vaccinating Needle: Benjamin Ruben Jewish
o Polio Vaccine Jonas Salk Jewish
o Leukaemia Drug Gertrude Elion Jewish
o Hepatitis B Baruch Blumberg Jewish
o Syphilis Drug Paul Ehrlich Jewish
o Neuro muscular Elie Metchnikoff Jewish
o Endocrinology Andrew Schally Jewish
o Cognitive therapy. Aaron Beck Jewish
o Contraceptive Pill Gregory Pincus Jewish
o Understanding of Human Eye. G. Wald Jewish
o Embryology. Stanley Cohen Jewish
o Kidney Dialysis Willem Kloffcame Jewish

Nobel Prize Winners
o In the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 180 Nobel prizes whilst 1.5 billion Muslims have contributed only 3 Nobel winners

Inventions that changed History
o Micro- Processing Chip. Stanley Mezor Jewish
o Nuclear Chain Reactor Leo Sziland Jewish
o Optical Fibre Cable Peter Schultz Jewish
o Traffic Lights Charles Adler Jewish
o Stainless Steel Benno Strauss Jewish
o Sound Movies Isador Kisee Jewish
o Telephone Microphone Emile Berliner Jewish
o Video Tape Recorder Charles Ginsburg Jewish

Influential Global Business
o Polo Ralph Lauren Jewish
o Coca Cola Jewish
o Levi’s Jeans Levi Strauss Jewish
o Sawbuck’s Howard Schultz Jewish
o Google Sergey Brin Jewish
o Dell Computers Michael Dell Jewish
o Oracle Larry Ellison Jewish
o DKNY Donna Karan Jewish
o Baskin & Robbins Irv Robbins Jewish
o Dunkin Donuts Bill Rosenberg Jewish

Influential Intellectuals/Politicians
o Henry Kissinger , US Sec of State Jewish
o Richard Levin, PresidentYaleUniversity Jewish
o Alan Greenspan , US Federal Reserve Jewish
o Joseph Lieberman Jewish
o Madeleine Albright , US Sec of State Jewish
o CasperWeinberger , US Sec of Defence Jewish
o Maxim Litvinov , USSR Foreign Minister Jewish
o DavidMarshal , Singapore Chief Minister Jewish
o Isaacs Isaacs, Gov-GenAustralia Jewish
o Benjamin Disraeli, British Statesman Jewish
o Yevgeny Primakov, Russian PM Jewish
o Barry Goldwater , US Politician Jewish
o Jorge Sampaio, President Portugal Jewish
o Herb Gray, Canadian Deputy – PM Jewish
o Pierre Mendes, French PM Jewish
o Michael Howard, British Home Sec. Jewish
o Bruno Kriesky, Austrian Chancellor Jewish
o Robert Rubin , US Sec of Treasury Jewish

Global Media Influential
o Wolf Blitzer, CNN Jewish
o Barbara Walters ABC News Jewish
o EugeneMeyer , Washington Post Jewish
o Henry Grunwald, Time Magazine Jewish
o Katherine Graham , Washington Post Jewish
o Joseph Lelyeld, New York Times Jewish
o Max Frankel, New York Times Jewish

Global Philanthropists
o George Soros Jewish
o Walter Annenberg Jewish

Why are they powerful? why are Muslims powerless?
Here’s another reason. We have lost the capacity to produce knowledge.

o In the entire Muslim World (57 Muslim Countries) there are only 500 universities.
o In USA alone, 5,758 universities
o In India alone, 8,407 universities
o Not one university in the entire Islamic World features in the Top 500 Ranking Universities of the World
o Literacy in the Christian World 90%
o Literacy in the Muslim World 40%
o 15 Christian majority-countries, literacy rate 100%
o Muslim majority – countries , None
o 98% in Christian countries completed primary
o Only 50% in Muslim countries completed primary.
o 40% in Christian countries attended university
o In Muslim countries a dismal 2% attended.
o Muslim majority countries have 230 scientists per one million Muslims
o The USA has 5000 per million
o The Christian world 1000 technicians per million.
o Entire Arab World only 50 technicians per million.
o Muslim World spends on research/development 0.2% of GDP
o Christian World spends 5 % of GDP

Conclusion.
o The Muslim World lacks the capacity to produce knowledge.

Another way of testing the degree of knowledge is the degree of diffusing knowledge.

o Pakistan 23 daily newspapers per 1000 citizens
o Singapore 460 per 1000 citizens.
o In UK book titles per million is 2000
o In Egypt book titles per million is only 17

Conclusion.
o Muslim World is failing to diffuse knowledge

Applying Knowledge is another such test.
o Exports of high tech products from Pakistan is 0.9% of its exports.
o In Saudi Arabia is 0.2%
o Kuwait , Morocco and Algeria 0.3%
o Singapore alone is 68%

Conclusion.
o Muslim World is failing to apply knowledge.

What do you conclude? no need to tell the figures are speaking themselves very loudly we are unable to listen
Advice:
Please educate yourself and your children. always promote education, don’t compromise on it, don’t ignore your children’s slightest misguidance from education (and please, for God’s Sake, don’t use your personal contacts or sources to promote your children in their education; if they fail, let them and make them learn to pass; b/c if they can’t do it now, they can’t ever).
We are World’s biggest and strongest nation, all we need is to identify and explore our ownselves. Our victory is with our knowledge, our creativity, our literacy…And nothing else.
….Wake up…

An average Ugandan consumes 3.6 kg of meat per year!




By Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

One point of concern with some of you who say you are in the opposition is your triviality.Your concern there is that YK Museveni may be competing with RM Mutebi at getting peasants to genuflect for him. If your concern is merely that, when will you get time to be concerned with policy issues that are the real business of politics?

MAO KNEELING IN FRONT OF THE KABAKA


For example, the WHO tells us that for a human being to maintain himself in good health, he should consume 80 kgs of meat per year. An average Ugandan consumes 3.6 kg of meat per year. What the world health recommends for a year, a Ugandan consumes in 22 years. Ugandans under consume meat to the tune of 2,122%.

In light of that, when we see a whole president in the picture down there spending valuable time visiting a micro-holder zero-grazing one cow, can’t a member of the opposition get an robust angle from which to take on the president regarding his vision for the nation’s agriculture? But what is our concern? A peasant is kneeling! Eh!

If we go with the 2,122% under-consumption of meat, the point that a serious opposition should be quarrelling about is that, instead of seeing a PPU picture of the president squandering valuable time with that peasant, we should be seeing him visiting a commercial rancher with 2,000 head of cattle, if the nation’s protein malnutrition is ever going to be addressed. But what does UAH pick on: “Banange, a kneeling peasant!”

The same goes with milk. WHO stipulation: 200 ltrs per year per person. Uganda: 40 ltrs per year. Presidential visit: small holder zero-grazing one animal. Agricultural policy implications/concerns? None are raised! Opposition’s concern: “Banange, a kneeling peasant!”

Surely, why can’t someone, even a Corporal, rule you for 50 years plus a bonus?

Baganda have the largest population but westerners dominate almost everything!


Allen Catherine Kagina

By Isaac Balamu via UAH

Baganda have the largest population in Uganda but the Museveni govt has deliberately underemployed them.To understand this very well I will take you back to O level Maths and I will use percentage.

If we have a population of 1000 people of which Buganda are 20%, Bahima 8% and 72% all other tribes. If for 100 jobs you have 20 baganda, 12 bahima and the other 68 comprising of other tribe as it is in the majority of parastatals.

If you look at percentage employed which is the only fair way to look at it ,

Buganda , 20/200 *100 = 10%

Bahima 12/80*100 = 15%

Other 68/1440*100 = 4.7%

It is clear from that example that even though Buganda may seem to be many in a company actually due to their population, there are still under employed.

But if we take this argument to those jobs were the president has appointed people to head, there is no comparison, those who have been seconded to UN jobs no comparison, those who have been sent for future studies, no comparison.

I challenge you all to go and do a research on companies, which have won contracts, check their owners and see if there is a comparison.We carried out an investigation on URA and fought it the most tribal,if you want you can try too what we did. First we applied with our real names and we didn’t get any replies, we then decided to change our names to westerner ones, and guess what we got replies.

This is a Uganda we are living in, those who still have a chance are people who went to good schools were they meet westerners who are in good positions, and then you can also get something, that is fact of the matter.

One thing I have also noticed it has a generation swift, I find my classmate who are westerners not to be tribal at all but our parents’ age, there are worse. Our parents have gone through these things and the only lesson we can take from them is to be patient and never to be frustrated.

What we need in Uganda is to play a discrimination act. There should be also an equality and diversify requirement for all government department and those which seek to work for the government. This will safeguard all of us, without this, then we are doomed but I know Ugandans are resilient people we also find a ways

The thieves and murderers in Nansana are home boys!


If you are going to wait for the police to help you over these thieves, you have a big joke on your hands. In early 2000s, we had such a situation in Nansana. Some of us took it upon ourselves to contact the District Internal Security office, and the then Wembly Unit. We wrote to the District Secutiry offices and only copied our correspondences to the Nansana Police Post- reason being, they just cannot do this for you.

You need to organise yourselves. Most of these thugs are sons born in Nansana, the police find it difficult to get some of them and punish them because they are protected- mwaana wagundi!.

If you asked around Nansana, especially around the St. Joseph Primary and Secondary schools Nansana, all that area below the church, the stretch below the Nansana Town Council premises up to Masitoowa, people know about the modolisation we did then. Some of the people who participated in this Mobolisation are still there in Nansana and they are willing to cooperated. Just get up and protect yourselves.

Frank Mutagubya via UAH

ADHOLA SAYS THAT OBOTE WAS NOT A LUMPEN AS CALLED BY MWENDA


Yoga Adhola.

Andrew Mwenda recently wrote: “Our country was handed over to persons who had grown up in grass thatched huts, shared their bedrooms with goats and chicken and who had no previous experience in leadership. When given power, they brought the worst of village habits to leadership. Botswana which got its main king, Sir Tsereste Khama, to lead it after independence bears testimony to the view that you needed grounded leaders to prosper.”

Thereafter he mourned that Kabaka Mutesa should have led the struggle for Uganda independence.

These remarks are clearly in reference to Apollo Milton Obote (RIP).

However, contrary to this opinion of Obote’s political skills, Obote has received very good reviews from people who know what they are talking about.

Ironically, the first good review came from the royal family of Buganda itself. This was in the period leading to independence. Professor Kenneth Ingham, who wrote a biography of Obote has recorded thus: “Obote’s speeches were to have repercussions in an unexpected quarter. Towards the end of the year, Obote received a telephone call from a nominated member of the legislative council, Ms Pumla Kisosonkole, the step mother of the wife of the Kabaka, inviting him to call on her in her office. When he did so she told him that a number of people had been impressed by the tenor of his arguments, among them the Kabaka himself. She thought that much might be gained if Obote were to have a private meeting with her son-in-law. Obote was excited by the prospect, but while recognising the need for a measure of secrecy at this tentative stage in the discussions, he was wary of becoming involved in any activity which might not have the approval of his party.”

More directly, Edward Mutesa was to write in his book, The Desecration of My Kingdom thus: “The opposition party (the Uganda People’s Congress always known as UPC), received more votes than DP, but secured only thirty-five seats. It was led by a man from the north named Milton Apollo Obote. At the time I had heard little of him, and certainly never met him. There were a number of stories about him.

He was said to have been a herd-boy and been wounded by a spear-throw. Deciding that life was too vigorous, he went to school, and followed that with a brief career of one year at Makerere. I do not know why he cut short his studies. A spell in Kenya as some sort of clerk under Kenyatta during the time of Mau mau came to an end, and it was on his return to Uganda that his fortunes began to mend. Up to this point his career had not been a conspicuous one. Elected to the Legco, he became the head of a powerful party, and even then I do not think his undoubted ability was recognised.”

Professor TV Sathyamurthy who wrote the encyclopaedic book on Uganda politics, Political Development in Uganda, had this to say about Obote’s political skills: “Obote’s political enemies, believed that it was a matter of time that he would return to Uganda to assume power. Despite the fact that Nyerere took great care not to be involved in Uganda politics as a partisan of Obote, Ugandan politicians knew that, in experience and organisation, Obote was unquestionably the best of them. While making sure that the interests of UPC were well represented in the UNLF, Obote had nothing to do with it personally. He was shrewd enough to realise that, within a very short time, such a heterogeneous unit was bound to hoist itself with its own petard, thus leaving the way clear for him to re-enter the Uganda political scene at the top. If ever there was a Pereto’s fox in African politics, it was Obote.”

Edward Sheehan, the New York Times correspondent who interviewed Obote in the mid 60s compared Obote’s skills to those of his colleagues, Julius Nyerere and Jomo Kenyatta in the following words: “As yet he enjoys neither the prestige nor the personal fame of East Africans other Presidents Jomo Kenyatta and Dr Julius Nyerere of Tanzania but he probably surpasses both as a tactician and as a pure political animal who posseses an almost mystical understanding of the mechanics and sources of power. He does not inspire the awe and reverence that Kenyatta’s charismatic history commands in Kenya. Nor, despite his intelligence and omnivorous reading habits, can he claim to possess the intellectual brilliance of Julius Nyerere, but then, neither is burdened with the excessive introspection, diffidence and indecisiveness which so often seem to have immobilised the President of Tanzania. “In the misty forests of Uganda’s tribal politics, however, Obote has proved himself a manoeuvrer whose foresight and cunning have invariably overturned the most ingenious stratagems of his enemies. When his political fortunes were at their lowest ebb, and just as it appeared he was losing his grip, not only did he surprise his opponents by creating the commission of inquiry, but he took the brilliant gamble that its composition was beyond his political control, free to scrutinise his personal probity as it pleased. Then he turned the attention of the country from the debate over his honesty to the controversy over his new Constitution.”

“In their repeated confrontations, Obote has consistently outwitted the Kabaka, who never really had the stomach for the power game in the first place. The Kabaka was under pressure from his own people to prove that he was running Buganda, and pushed by foolish advisers to take untenable positions from which there was no retreat.” (Edward Sheehan’s article, “Making of a President, Uganda Style,” in the New York Times issue of January 22, 1967). Another evaluation came from a contemporary who used the pseudonym, Andre de la Rue and published an article, “The Rise and Fall of Grace Ibingira,” in The New African–radical review,” published in Cape Town, March 1967. Andre de La Rue wrote: “Dr Obote, Prime Minister and now President, is an astute and exceedingly able machine politician and not a charismatic leader. He is a pragmatist and in social outlook a moderate–in African terms. Ideology is not of central concern to him; the maintenance, consolidation and use of power are. On the other hand, Dr Obote is deeply dedicated to the Uganda’s unity, social development, and economic progress.

“In political tactics, Dr Obote’s pragmatic idealism takes the form of cautious waiting and quick advances at times of his choice. He allows his opponents to muster strength, to let their aims become known, to build up internal factions within their own coalitions, to over extend themselves in grasping for power just out of reach. Meanwhile, he consolidates strength and removes minor weaknesses. At times he gives the impression of losing control over the situation. Then as rumours begin to herald his coming defeat, he moves rapidly and decisively. His immediate objective attained and the whole opposition thrown into disarray, he gains speedy adoption of major changes whose mere proposals could have cost him his office before the crisis.”

Mr Adhola is former editor-in-chief of The People newspaper and ideologue of UPC.

A LEADER FROM A PRIVILEGED BACKGROUND WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER FOR UGANDA!


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By Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba via UAH

‘I don’t think that the current crop of Baganda are taking themselves to be a superior tribe. Baganda of today even allow intermarriages which used to be rare in the past. Baganda of today are a little bit more understanding than our forefathers when it comes to issues of integration. Their only main weakness is just being too money minded, but they like integration. Baganda of today are not like Jews who are convinced that they are the Master Race, superior, god souls living amongst inferior beasts, such that Israel does not sanction or allow mixed marriages.Historically, some tribes were inferior to others and this was caused by a lot of factors: from collaboration with colonialists to just the cultural set up. In Saudi Arabia, Muhammad (SAW)’s tribe, the quraish were among the more powerful and superior tribes at the time. This claim gave the Quraish a self-righteous divine supremacy over “inferior” tribes, and that’s who the prophet managed to stay safe for a long time because the other inferior tribes could not just attack him without the blessing of the Quraish.

In Africa, some of the superior tribes enslaved other blacks to sell to the white man and these were some of the fiercest defenders of slavery when whites tried to outlaw the practice in the 19th century.

This issue of Obote and most of Uganda’s long serving leaders coming from inferior backgrounds and how it has had an impact on Uganda politics, was extensively written about by Andrew M. Mwenda before he was ‘saved’. While Andrew was more academic in his article because he did not want to step on some toes, I can categorically be honest with you that if probably Uganda had had a PM at independence from a privileged or superior background, we would probably not be in this mess. For instance, when Ben Kiwanuka was the leader in 1961, the Uganda army was kept intact as a professional army, but when Obote entered into the swing of things, he made a mess by upping the number of Langis and Acholis to be recruited in the army. This was the start of tribalism in the army. Now, Museveni is making the same mistake Obote made.’

Could the re-introduction of Swahilli as second official language be part of political-placating in E.A. Community…??


BY HANNAH OGWAPITI VIA UAH

I understand that in 1995 they abolished Swahili as the second official language, though a decade later it was re-introduced. Still, I did not find widespread use of it even in 2017.Could the re-introduction as second official language be part of political-placating in E.A. Community…?? You never know..!!

It is unfortunate that Swahili was associated with the military which for long had been an institution of oppression.When soldiers came to loot,rape,kill they spoke swahili,thus it has been hard to convince people especially in the central/south region to speak swahili.

Furthermore luganda being the language widely spoken in kampala,you can be understoood in many parts of uganda when you speak it,since it is widely used in commerce and in Kigali(Rwanda) you can hear luganda spoken.Personally i would advocate for swahili because of its wide coverage,you can hear swahili in kenya,tanzania,comoros,mozambique,rwanda,burundi,congo,mozambique and i hear even namibia!!!!not for getting sudan,somalia.

The language itself developed from the intermarriage of the dialect of these dwellers with Arabic. For historical reasons the language then spread further along the coast as well as in the interior, where it became lingua franca in one version or another.

But it remained a foreign language to most of the population in all places except the coastal origin. During the politicisation of the language issue during the mid-sixties, to a proposal for making Swahili as the sole national language of Uganda, Obote is reported to have asked: “Why Swahili? Why not Gujarati? Both are non-indigenous”.

With a number of their own local languages, Ugandans did not seem to want to put Swahili on a pedestal, especially if it was at the cost of abandoning English as the language of official communication. In academics, there were many with a view similar to the reason for Obote’s rejection of the proposal for making Swahili as the national language.Only political sloganeers loved to promote Swahili on to a pedestal.

MUSEVENI SPEAKS POOR ENGLISH AND ITS EMBARRASSING!


By George Okello Via UAH

I think a leader should be able express him/herself in their chosen language of fluency in an impeccable manner. They do not have to use English, because there are now translators who can do voice-overs. I don’t think Uganda can go on with semi literate leaders like Idi Amin, Tito Okello and Yoweri Museveni, whose mangled attempts at speaking English are just so embarrassing to our younger generation. Of Uganda’s leaders, only Milton Obote could speak perfect English. Therefore, why would Idi Amin not speak in Swahili, Tito Okello not speak in Luo and Museveni not speak in Kinyarwanda and then make use of voice-overs, interpreters and translators?

Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, speaks good English and German, but when he is addressing international audiences, he speaks in Russian and his speech is translated because he does not want to be misunderstood. So does the new French President Francois Hollande who speaks both English and German but makes all his public speeches in French, which is his native language.

So why can’t Museveni speak in Kinyarwanda and make use of interpreters and translators and voice-overs, instead of embarrassing Ugandans with his very poor grasp of the English language?

ITS TIME TO SUPPORT A MUGANDA PRESIDENT!


Sam Kutesa (L) and Yoweri Museveni at a function in the 1990s.

By Haji Moses Ali Sebunya via UAH

‘As a natural principle, people tend to gravitate towards those that are like them, in Uganda it is only the Baganda that violet that principle, we supported Obote, Amin and Museveni, all of them, in my opinion are Uganda’s mistake. The time is now to find a Muganda who could care less about tribal foolishness and lead the country, until that happen no peace will ring in that country. All the tribes tested have shown us that they canot lead beyond their home villages. Remember Saban Opoloto was an Iteso Daudi Ocheng, Tiberio Okenyi and Semei Nyanzi were Acholi not forgeting Mao in a Buganda strong hold party. The point I am trying to make is that those names were so close to the Buganda politics not forgetting the traitor who is an in-law of the Ngeye clan Baganda that i belong to. Buganda is less tribalistic than any tribe in Uganda, and for that reason they are the ones that hold the key to peace in Uganda. If all Ugandans want peace agitate for a muganda to lead that country this time around we will not regret.The Baganda that exhibit their anger do it rightfully so. I was in Uganda during the panda gali time I am victim of that time as innocent as i was. If the Baganda want to be left so be it, because being nice to you all has yielded nothing but use, abuse and pain in Buganda. ‘

moseskali@yahoo.com

I stood for Guild Elections in 1980 but stood down for Werikhe—-UAH’s George Okello


Uganda Peoples Congress’ Milton Obote is sworn in as president after the disputed 1980 general election

About Makerere politics and the so-called interference by the UPC government. I was heavily involved in it between 1979-1981. I was elected, not appointed, as Chairman of Livingstone Hall. The person who stood against me was one Mwene Kahima, a Munyankole who up to today is my very close friend. I got elected on the basis of the Baganda vote because they were the majority of the students in the hall. I had the total support of the students from the north and east, and Kahima had support from the students from the west, so the Baganda were going to determine the outcome of the election and they decided to vote for me.

Of all of the Chairmen who were elected that night, 5 were from my law class, and apart from Werikhe Watuwa in Mitchell Hall, Christine Lakidi, none of the other chairmen were supporters of the UPC. We were the only three that were elected. DP got elected in one hall(can’t remember its name), the NRA got elected in Nkrumah Hall and the others were not supporters of the UPC. So how come you say UPC interfered in student politics?

In the Guild elections of that year (1980) for the Presidency, there were three candidates from the UPC, ie Werikhe Watuwa, Yoga Adhola and myself, and then Herbert Wamala standing for the DP. The NRA never put up up a candidate. After much discussion in the UPC, Yoga Adhola withdrew and I also withdrew because if we had three candidates standing for the UPC, Herbert Wamala would win. The UPC put so much pressure on me to stand down because President Obote was campaigning to be President of Uganda and they said it would not look good for two Lango people to campaign for symbolically powerful positions in Uganda.

The same night I withdrew from the race, an NRA delegation came to my room and told me to stand as an independent candidate, and that they would get the western vote for me, but that would have meant splitting the alliance I had created in Livingstone. Besides, I thought what they were engaged in was spoiling tactics.
I was the one who negotiated the deal for Mugisha Muntu to stand as Vice-President alongside Werikhe Watuwa in the Guild elections, because Wamala had the solid backing of the Baganda students and I had to deliver the northern and eastern students to secure their victory. Talk to all these people before you make your wild statements Abbey.
You better talk to people like Mugisha Muntu and Henry Tumukunde about this.

The politics at Makerere University Guild presidential elections was fought on purely party basis. I was myself a candidate, standing for the UPC. Herbert Wamala was standing for the DP. The elections in Livingstone Hall were not held on a party political basis, it think it was more personal because we were living together and the students could see who interacted better with fellow students and who would best stand for their interests. This was not the case in the Guild presidential elections. Herbert Wamala is my friend up to today, we were together at King’s College Budo, and I stood against him in the elections for head prefect of the school but I lost. In fact I owe him some money, one day in Kampala, I had no money at all on me and I bumped into him and he lent me maybe 200 shillings which I have never repaid. That is how close we were as friends. I like the Baganda, but particularly the Baganda peasants. They are going to be engine for social change in Uganda.

In my time at Makerere as a leader for three years, there was no political interference and the elections were democratic, free and fair. There was no student killed or murdered in my hall, where they still remember me to this day as their best chairman for all time.We were the people so active in student politics at the time, with Ateenyi Ndamuranyi at Northcote and remember all of my brothers and sisters happened to hold positions, with Augustine Omara a minister in Nkrumah Hall, Helen a minister in Mary Stuart and Christopher a minister in Lumumba Hall.
When I moved to the Philippines I was the same, unfortunately I learnt a very hard lesson when my wife was abducted and then disappeared. I think we took left-wing politics as a joke at the time, but I have changed now completely.Infantile proclivities will never work. It will only lead to the murder of innocent people and will never serve the long term interests of the people we are committed to serve and to liberate.

George Okello-Pacu-Otto via UAH forum

M7 KILLED MUSLIMS IN MBARARA NOT RURANGARANGA!


President Milton Obote with Rurangaranga (immediate left).

BY SUNDAY GEOFFREY VIA UAH FACEBOOK

Why are the Baganda people so consumed by wolokoso, by hatred of Ugandan nationalists, by envy, etc.

When did you see Rurangaranga killing people from home to home; where did this take place, who are your witnesses, etc

How come Eriya Kategaya who was the DC of Bushenyi never captured the actions of his Deputy DC Edward Rurangaranga anywhere in his writings?

If he killed people in Bushenyi, how come when he was released he was given a rousing welcome back home after spending 5yrs in luzira on tramped up charges…and then he went on to contest in the politics, where he passed unopposed.

How come court threw out the NRA charges against him, because they were baseless, vindictive and out of malice. You mean to say he killed everyone in Bushenyi to the extent that there were no witnesses and the graves of the dead could not be traced?

Maj Edward Rurangaranga was one of the commanders in Kikosi Ma’alumu, who had Tito Okello and Oyite Ojok as the two senior Ugandan soldiers.

They went to Masaka and Kampala.

He was not on the group that went to Mbarara. This was under Museveni’s group. It’s the group that went and killed people in Mbarara. Immediately they got the information that Museveni had caused a massacre, they dispatched a bigger group of Tanzanians helped by Rurangaranga to go and stripe Museveni of his authority. The Tanzanians took over and with Rurangaranga as the local commander towards Bushenyi, and Mpambara as the local leader towards Former Kigezi. They were scared what Museveni will do if he went to Bushenyi or Kabale. Museveni reappeared in Fort Portal…

However, the damage had already been done. The group under Museveni destroyed mbarara even when the Amin solder had already withdraw and ran. This group killed the Muslim on the way towards Bushenyi…this forced the Tanzanians to take over overall command of the western axis

Funny enough, Museveni destroyed the palaces in mbarara and Fort Portal.

Amin solders tried putting up a stiff resistance in Ishaka. That is when they were overwhelmed by the Tanzanians.

In Bushenyi, Amin solders were locally referred to as “kikito or kijambia”. They had no where to hide. They cursed people…they were forcing people to give them civilian clothes as they threw their uniforms.

The danger was in Ishaka. We had some fanatical Muslim supporters of Amin in that town (predominantly Baganda and Nubians) and they wanted to join the Amin solder and they were slaughtered by a superior Tanzanian group.My grandfathers home is right next to the Banyankore Kweterana coffee factory between Bushenyi town and Rusinya St Kagwa…before you reach Ishaka town.

The only person who is known to have ordered the killing of Muslims in Ankole is Museveni and his western axis of the liberators in the 1978-79 war… Killed many in Mbarara and the neighbouring towns. Amin’s soldiers withdrew from the Baracks and ranafter they were defeated.

At that time of the mbarara falling, Edward Rurangaranga was heading to Masaka with the big Kikosi Ma’alumu. He was not anywhere near mbarara. He could not be implicated in those mbarara atrocities.

It was after the Kikosi Ma’alumu heard of the atrocities in mbarara that they asked both Tito and Oyite to select some Ugandans from their ranks to go with the Tanzanians to stop the indiscipline that has been reported in mbarara and surrounding area.

That is how Rurangaranga ended up in the drive to capture Ishaka because there was a military camp near there. Bushenyi was untouched.

In the last general elections, Museveni was reminded of the plight of the Muslims of mbarara who were murdered by his own Fronasa group in 1979..how many Muslims were never compensated and how many left and migrated to Ntungamo. Majority were Baganda and Nubians. Did you hear what he said? That he will personally handle the matter and ensure that they are compensated.

He said something similar when he was pinned on the atrocities in Teso and how the NRA stole people’s cattle. This was in the last elections campaigns.

He said something similar when the NRA was pinned on atrocities in Acholi-land in the last elections campaigns.

But this reminds me of what Milton Obote said about Museveni. Wherever he goes and in whatever military theatre, the same thing is constant: mass killing of the innocent, destruction and atrocities. Everywhere he goes. Not least in Luwero where the Baganda hid him when the UPC led government had declared him a bandit / rebel.

The NRA arrested him on tramped up charges. They knew very well that he was a clean man. His crime is sensitising his people to reject and denounce NRA and Museveni. And because of that, a campaign was directed at the local political and religious leaders from Bushenyi and Mbarara by NRA thugs like Museveni and his group, tarnishing the names of people but, they were found not guilty and eventually released. Many were kept behind bars, but eventually pardoned. Museveni did pardon them because he knew they were maliciously framed and thrown in jails.

In 1992 this man stood for a political office in his home area. Guess what?! He was unopposed. Only dimwits would want you to believe that the people of Bushenyi underwent a brain transplant in order to make a 360 degree Turn to love this man so much after being released from jail that everyone decided to stand down in favour of him.

This guy was a teacher by profession. He taught in Uganda and also taught in Kenya while in exile. He became speaker of the parliament of Ankole. He also became an Assistant District Commissioner to Eriya Kategaya in Bushenyi. He eventually became district Commissioner. Was made minister for local government. The he ran for parliament in 1980 and became an MP. Then appointed minister of state in the office of the Prime minister.

When did this man kill the Baganda and Muslims? Where and what dates?

The NRA made allegations against him and was thrown in jails from 1986-91. The Courts threw out the case against him due to lack of evidence, lack of witnesses and stated that the case was without any merit and was a witch-hunt.

But you still have these thugs on line saying that he killed people… Including Lumumba Amin (Son of Idi Amin) who says he will rot in hell because he (Rurangaranga) used to make statements implicating his father in atrocities in Uganda.

That is the class of mentally retards we are dealing with on this issue.

“I would be a PhD holder now if it wasn’t for the sufferings brought by UPC government.” Mp Bakireke Nambooze


“I would be a PhD holder now if it wasn’t for the sufferings brought by UPC government.” Mp Bakireke Nambooze

“I would be a PhD holder now if it wasn’t for the sufferings brought by UPC government.” Mp Bakireke Nambooze
She’s 48 years now. UPC left power in 1985 when she was 16 years old.

Members,

I am really sorry if our government sabotaged MP Nambooze’s education! Exactly what did UPC do to young Nambooze? At her age, there were thousands of young Ugandans in primary and secondary schools who later proceeded to various higher institutions of learning with strong academic background attained during the time.

It is not enough to blame a regime for all problems unless there were particular issues affecting the individual or community. Can Nambooze explain how she missed her Ph.D or what has prevented her from pursuing her dreams over this 31 year period (1985-2017) the infamous UPC lost power? I see many Ugandans taking advantage of their backgrounds and the mushrooming institutions and online/distance education to graduate with higher qualifications these days, why hasn’t the legislator follow suit?

I hope it not the case of scapegoating around UPC when there are hidden problems elsewhere, or instance upstairs!

Peter Simon

I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS MURDERER IS DEAD!



BY EDWARD MULINDWA

Rurangaranga should have been thrown to the Dogs and eaten piece by piece already. This man has sat in Uganda all this long and he failed to be arrested let alone charged? And for some very unknown reason, I even thought he was dead long ago, this is a man that simply did not deserve to walk free. The man just did not have that right. Honestly who stands for his victims? Rurangaranga murdered people from a home to a home and he has lived this long without any one charging him for murder? Seriously ? Who else is still out there? And talking about the Muslims he butchered, why didn’t the Supreme council go after him, for at minimum he butchered Moslems officially? It is so appalling for we have dropped way lower than I ever expected, I thought all along that he died with the Topachos, I simply do not know how I lost the ball on this one. The brutality Rurangaranga did in Uganda, is the one that built the thesis of the death of UPC as a political party, he is the single man that murdered more Ugandans publicly than any UPC goon out there, he simply does not deserve a grave on Uganda soil. Rurangaranga actually killed more people than Nalongo that was the chairman in Katabi. By the way is that Nalongo still in Uganda too when we are at it? It is very sad that Chris Rurangaranga’s name has even popped on my screen for it brings such terrible memories on Uganda violence, and I simply cannot be alone on this one. Who else is still out there if Rurangaranga has been walking that free in Uganda !!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ.

Not standing up to the powers that be over the $750 Million will be part of Mutebile’s legacy.



By Moses Nekyon via UAH

What he (Mutebile) forgets is that a person can be fired for only one decision. Not standing up to the powers that be over the $750 Million will be part of his legacy.

If I as a laymen could question the pricing of the 6 jets; which should have not cost more than $350 Million, how about him as Governor?

The Bank of Uganda (BOU)as an institution ‎does not lend money to individuals or companies. It’s relates only to other Banks or Financial institutions.

How is it possible for almost $140 Million being lent to a company (Haba) that exports Hides and Skins?

Someone pulled a fast ‎one us all, because I am yet to find a Hides and Skins company in East Africa or Africa in general that can generate or warrant that kind of money.

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By George Okello via UAH forum

Is it not brazen corruption or highway robbery going right up to Mr Museveni himself? Why would any central bank lend $140 million to a private company? A central bank is not a commercial or investment bank that can lend money. A central bank is the financial arm of any economy, its role is to mainstain fiscal discilpine, harmonise monetary policy and supervise financial institutions. It can lend money or guarntee borrowings by financial institions like commercial banks etc but it is totally unheard of for any central bank anywhere in the world to lend money to individuals. It is regarded as a very serious act of indiscpline and monetary folly for any bank governor to authorise any such lending. What makes it even very difficult to fathom is that Mr Museveni, in his personal capacity, because the articles of presidency do not allow him to issue illegal or criminal orders to any public official, orders Mr Mutebile to lend Mr Bassabababalba such a huge sum of money. This crook would never have been able to borrow such a huge sum of money from a normal lending institution eg commercial bank or investor. because the money was not lent on usual commerical terms, it had no guarantor or security so it was on the personal guarantee of Mr Museveni that the bank could lend such a huge sum of money. Dont you see this is not just sheer incompetence or naivette but wilful corruption?

Secondly, why would the central bank be directly involved in the purchase of military jets to the tune of $740 million? Why would any central bank governor lend even just one dollar to a private company, even if there is an emergency, or war situation?The purchase of these jets was not budgeted for, so the Ministry off Defence did not have it in its annual spending round. Parliament was not aware of it and was generally kept in the dark, again in breach of the law, both constitutional and criminal. What should have happened is, as soon as Mr Museveni recognised an urgent need for military jerts, he should have instrcuted his Ministry of Defence to put such an urgent remeasure before the Ministry of Finance so that an urgent Supplementary Request would be submitted to parlaiment for approval. As an urgent measure, this should not take long to go through the parliamentary process. The expenditure having been approved by parlaiment, the whole deal would then be passed on to the Government Procurement Directorate ( either the natioanl one in the Ministry of Fianance, or the one in the Defence Ministry) to carry out the tendering exercise and then final purchase of the military jets. All of these would not involve Mr Museveni as President, because I am assuming the Procurement Directorate employs competent and honest people.

As it is, Mr Museveni by-passed all of the above normal procedures for procurement of governmenet materiel and/or services and got directly involved. he decided to ignore all the government offices, preferring to handle such a potentially huge contract almost as if if it was his own private purchase, as if he was buying his underwear or nappies from the super-market. I am aware, the military market is very complex and competitive and is heavily populated by crooks, so a government like the one in Uganda will often need external advice as the people employed for military procurement often do not have the expertise or knowledge of the market. The UK Ministry of Defence advises many governments of its former colonies on defence procurement: Even though they may end up recommending purchase of British products, but atleast they will give a professional assesment of the military value of the proposed purchase as well as its cost, so the potential buyer has an accurate view of the market and the actual cost of the intended purchases. Transpareny International also now advises African governments on major purchases, including purchase of arms. The African Union, in collaboration with the African Development Bank, has set up a specialist Contract Advisory Unit, made up of eminent lawyers and allied professionals to advise African governments on major purchases and international agreements they may want to engage in. So why did Museveni not take advantage of these instititions if not because he wanted to engage in a corrupt deal?

This fact is borne out by the fact that the British Minsitry of Defence said at the time that the 6 jets Museveni bought for $740 million could have been bought from its own Defence Procurement Unit for $450 million. Transparency International said the same 6 jets could have been bought from Ukraine for $180 million if all the middlemen men were cut off. In otherwords, a government that exercised due diligence and acted in the national interests could have saved the Uganda treasury at least $500 million

What a bunch of heartless fellows these KCCAs are


Ms Madina Namutebi whose child was knocked dead in Kampala mourns after she was released by KCCA yesterday. The two-year-old baby was knocked dead by a KCCA vehicle while the mother was under detention after having been arrested for vending on the streets. PHOTO by STEPHEN WANDERA

The reports over the tragic death of a two-year baby at the hands of KCCA law enforcers were quite telling. (See: KCCA vehicle kills two-year old baby at City hall after mother’s arrest. Daily Monitor, Nov. 19th).
http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Grief–chaos-as-family-dumps-body-at-city-hall/-/688334/2528554/-/2km6yqz/-/index.html

It was reported that while arresting a woman for hawking merchandize in the city, the KCCA law enforcers made her abandon her baby! What cruelty? I would expect that our law enforcers take a human face to their work. These people have been arresting these women for long and by now they should know that some of them have babies they come along with. This means therefore that in the process of arresting them, care should be taken to ensure that the babies are not hurt in any way in the process. That should be the civilized way of doing this kind of work.

It is so unfortunate that KCCA has not managed yet to devise alternative means of stopping street vending several years since it took on this task. Arresting people engaging unlawful conduct is right but the manner in which they are arrested should not in any way dehumanize them, like where a woman is forced to abandon her child to no one and even the arresting officers do not see reason or sense in protecting the child. Arresting the mother should not mean denying the child her right to protection from any danger, an obligation KCCA law enforces must fulfill while on duty. What a shame! Ugandans deserve far better than this from these people, after all, they are paid far far handsomely compared to other Ugandan public workers who even toil far more that them.

By the way, it was said that the baby’s body was carried on top of one of KCCA’s trucks that ferry rubbish! Poor baby, crashed like rubbish and delivered to its ancestors burial grounds on a smelly, filthy truck! What a bunch of heartless fellows these KCCAs are.

So, Ugandans can see what comes out of paying some people too much money for doing so little. They end up being so insensitive to other people’s feelings.

May the poor little kid’s soul rest in eternal peace.

Frank Mutagubya via UAH

Guerrilla governments in Africa have failed in social services


By Simon Peter Okurut via UAH forum

I think the guerrilla governments in Africa have failed in social services delivery yet Cuba for example was/is able to serve its people very well.

To prove that observation, at 5;10 a.m.this morning, I listened to a BBC documentary on the state of health services in Ethiopia. The health services in Ethiopia are more sick than the sick Ethiopians, to say the least. The BBC program presenter interviewed medical students about their concerns and 80% of them planned to leave Ethiopia immediately they graduate because of several reasons including poor pay ($300/month), lack of facilities, overcrowding in hospitals and too many students in medical schools about 30 times the original planned number with many sitting on the floors when attending lectures, lack of further studies etc. Practising doctors prefer to work in urban areas because at least they can “moonlight” to supplement the meagre pay. One doctor decried the poor services in the main hospital ( their Mulago) where in one ward, there are only 11 beds for mothers delivering yet they admit over 50 per day so the rest just deliver on the floor and this doctor says that they helplessly watch patients die because of lack of nearly everything. Next the minister of health was interviewed who said that they are trying, that their priority is on primary health care which he said would reduce the number of those seeking treatment; and that the problem is compounded by doctors who leave Ethiopia for greener pastures elsewhere especially in eastern USA where there are more Ethiopian doctors than the total number of doctors in Ethiopia and they receive a salary of not less than $5,000/month. In his view he wanted the US to pay Ethiopia $200,000 per one Ethiopian doctor employed in the US since it costs the US government that amount to train one doctor. I failed to see his logic, at least if he had proposed the US to pay the equivalent that Ethiopia had spent training that one doctor, it would have some good argument. I was surprised to hear Ethiopians decry the poor health services now, and those interviewed calimed that same services were better some time back.. This revelation made me turn on my bed terribly wondering what curse had befallen Africa. I wondered how governments led by visionaries can fail to foresee shortages and plan accordingly in order to avert the crisis.

This is exactly what happened to Uganda when Idi Amin chased non-citizens (Indians), the government proceeded to allocate the well stocked shops to soldiers and those sympathetic to the regime; slowly but surely, the shops became empty and emptier and by 1978, most shop counters/shelves were filled with bananas, banana leaves or kabalagala with many shopkeepers yawning and sleepy early morning.

While we can suggest good ideas that could improve the social services ( medical services) in Uganda, I think the first thing we should do is to get the government directly involved by it spearheading the discussions so that we are sure that the policy makers and implementers are all on board and are ready to move forward. We need to engage various stake holders so that a strategy can be developed, otherwise none of the brilliant suggestions can be implemented or even discussed. I am not suggesting that we leave it all to government, no, what I am saying is that we need government to be a participant in the discussions so that whatever is agreed upon is put into practice; for we cannot achieve much without the government’s participation since it (govt) has more mobilization groups/resources.

Leaders should ensure that institutions are developed, strengthened and allowed to be independent. What you are talking about qualified ministers is the tendency to depend on individuals which has caused failures. Obviously, it was Idi Amin’s mistake to give out property to people who did not own it in the first place and the policy of sending non-citizens was wrongly done/implemented:this should have been in phases while local people were being trained to take over.

It would be a mistake to expect any president to know everything under the sky! And this is exactly the problem we face; our leaders assume that they know everything and when challenged, they get jittery. Politicians’ role is merely to oversee work done by technocrats. There are many ways of monitoring developments in constituencies not necessarily being there physically, though NRM government has found pleasure in dishing out millions of shillings to MPs during elections for “monitoring developments” in their constituencies some of which were abandoned for nearly 5 years!

Hillary-Onek saved the Energy Ministry but other ministers are lazy and useless!


Hillary-Onek

Isaac Balamu via UAH forum

Was it Amin’s fault that those he gave the shops ended up filling them with bananas? That man should be given credit for transforming Uganda .

You see I have said this man times and I get attacked but I think we Ugandans and I could generalise and say Africans in general are a lazy lot. We don’t want to be innovative, we don’t think about tomorrow.

Sometimes I even don’t get mad with Museveni for the failures of his ministers but for keep appointing them, that is the only problem I have with him, though of course he would tell you that he picks from the people sent to him and if we are to get good leaders we should pick well, in a way I agree with on that.

It is not the problem of leader for the failure of those they put in place to act, if you look at health, it is being lead by a qualified doctor. Now,can we ask him what has he done to improve health care in Uganda ?

Doesn’t he know that those companies they have given tenders to produce malaria tablets are producing substandard ones that many people are dying every day of just malaria, and can we blame that on Museveni?

The only minister who tried to do some work in the last cabinet is Onek, the Energy man, in fact he was God sent, if he hadn’t taken over that ministry all these oil issues would not have been uncovered. My brother Migereko was just sleeping when these guys were planning to rob the country dry!

When you talk of roads, I think you are some how unfair to the minister of transport because actually the truck roads are not that bad, it is only the KCC roads which are in a mess and even if you don’t want to agree like most people have clearly refused to accept it, those city roads are not his jurisdiction, in fact around Kampala the roads the ministry looks after are in a decent condition. I know I will get people attacking me on this but unfortunately that is the fact. In fact all roads looked after by UNRA and Works have no potholes, that is a fact, I’m just coming from Uganda recently just two weeks ago and I drove on the network and it was not that bad.

Yes Kampala still has its issues and we pray that the new authority will do something about it , but I think the problem of Kampala more is to do with the large volumes of traffic, in that the loading on the road structure can’t withstand any more load. I think the solution to potholes in Kampala needs a more strategy plan than just a quick fix of filling holes would not work. I understand some people claiming this authority will do nothing, I disgree, when UNRA was formed those in works thought there wouldn’t be a change but actually there was.

But to go back to your point, I think these ministers are the drivers of gov’t policy, they have to formulate those policies which they take to cabinet to be agreed upon. Now unless when we have one minister who can tell us they have made proposals and the president has refused to approval those changes then we can’t blame him. It is true some of our so called visionary leaders are visionless but they have given jobs to those they think have a vision but they have also failed.

Trust me many countries don’t have all their leaders knowing all the solutions to all problems but the people they put in places of responsibility work out these things and convince the leaders that these things are not going to be political suicide for the gov’t. when I look at Cameron and George Osborne here in the UK these guys have no clue about the economics, but they are gambling with it some things work others are not working, but I suspect by two years done the line they would have formed a solution.
The good thing with some of these leaders in these countries, is that when the make a mistake they admit it and actually change cause. In Uganda there are even too dumb to recognise this and the media who would help them out by analysing thing, are also clueless. I think the biggest problem we have in Uganda is this uninformed media, they can’t even sharp a debate. Just look at them here on this forum, they have no clue whatsoever.

We also have a problem of many lazy people hiding behind the president, if you look at men like Kahinda Otafiire, really what has he ever done in gov’t apart from antagonising public servants?

And by the way this disease of laziness has spread to even offices of public delivery. I went in one office, where I spent around four hours, and here I saw five workers sitting in one office chatting. Some on facebook, others on youtube and the rest just talking.

For the time I spent there I didn’t see any of them doing any work at all, and what even surprised me the CEO of the company entered the room and they seemed not even to recognise his presence. This is one of the high profile authorities in Uganda mind you.

Now if that is the mind set, how can we see any progress and improvement? We can blame all we want on the president but if you look at it well I think he is the only person who works for his seat, some of these MPs do a lot of nothing, and because they are NRM, they have been given small constituencies. Some even don’t go back at all but are always elected.

So we should not only focus on the top leadership, we should also demand accountability from some of these ministers, they can’t just draw high salaries and keep doing a lot of nothing and it is the role of the media to put these people to task.

Kampala authorities should copy the London Model of Bus Services!


A bus in central London

By George Okello via UAH forum,

I have a suggestion that would help solve the matata and boda boda menace on Kampala streets. Why can we adopt the London model where all transportation services, apart from taxis, and centrally controlled by the Mayor and provided by the London Transport Authority? If London allowed any bus company to operate on its streets, this would create chaos of unimaginable proportions. As it is all transport companies have to apply for a tendered contract to run bus services on specific routes.All the contractors work under the flag of the London Transport Authority. They have very strict regulations, as to fares, time tables, reliability, conduct etc.

If we had Kampala Transport Authority, it would award contracts to about 5 companies to operate on agreed routes. Like the LTA in London,we would subject these contractors to very strict performance outcomes, relating to over-crowding, time table, health and safety, standard fares etc. No other transport operators would be allowed on
such routes so the contracted companies have the advantage of a reliable income while the passengers have the quid pro quo of a relaible service with controlled fares.

Matatus and boda bodas should be restricted to 15 miles of the perimeter outside Kampala and must not be allowed inside the city perimeter because there would be busese operating services every 5-10
minutes.

Alternate streets should be made one way streets to reduce traffic congestion and speed up bus transportation. Cycle Lanes should be opened alongside these lanes.

A Congestion charge should be imposed on all other private vehicles, so that every private car enterring the 10 mile perimeter of the City would have to pay a charge of $10 between 7AM-7PM. In turn, about 4 huge parking stations would be opened outside of the city to provide parking space for private cars.

Such a policy would ease traffic congestion, reduce the number of cars on the streets, reduce the number of fatalities on the streets, be environmentally friendly and save the city from massive pollution.

But the government would have to be serious with its implementation.

Kampala Politicians and leaders aren’t bothered about our health!


Breast Cancer patient Jessy Acen, 30, is examined by Dr. Victoria Mwebe,

The habit of using polythene bags to cook food (Kampala is a model for Uganda) might be one of the causes for both cancers and neurological diseases, which are becoming rampant in our communities.

For motorised gas fumes – I know for a fact that they kill very quickly and quietly. I did extensive research about the same among mothers living on a heavly motorised street in Europe.

Unlike in Europe/USA cancers appear to be among lower age groups. We need a map of the population affected.

In half a year, I know more than six people who have either died from stroke or gotten paralysed! It is terrible and Ministry of Health and Environment appear not to be concerned. Those perishing in cancers we only hear of high profile who seek money to go to Nairobi or India.

The deaths and disease prevalence, can’t be a coincidence. Of course there might be a mechanism generating those two problems – I suspect high on the list being environmental pollution (VOC) and second excessive use of pesticide/herbicides.

The conditions are very bad given the fact there are dense population in filthy dirty town slums everywhere.

More threatening is what becomes of the people who acquire these diseases and then pass them on to their children as encoded genes?

Prof. Emeritus Calvo of Molecular Biology has told me that the next epidemiological concern in Uganda if not carefull will be genetic diseases – and getting therapy for these diseases might prove cumbersome as parents are now passing on cancers to their siblings as encoded genetic diseases!

I had decided not to write more about the subject. But then I remembered meeting Rwandese students who had come to Uganda, specifically to study Kampala environment. All of them were chemistry graduates as I discovered later.

They collected samples of soil and water and upon laboratory analysis, the discoveries were shocking to them. Indeed one of them went on to write a book. Fascinating so, some of these students, initially doubted their government’s stance on environment but by the time they left Uganda, they had become willing converts and unflinching disciples of Rwandese government urban and environmental policies!

Well for Ugandans it is business as usual, let us sleep on.

Now there is a high level of cadmium and ammonia (ammonia water) in all Kampala spring water. And we are increasingly having chlorinated water due to heavy Lake Victoria pollution! Can you imagine heavily polluted water springs? Reading from the causes, it is apparently clear all Uganda towns are affected in exactly the same way.

Kampala is a double tragedy.Once I suggested that Ministry of Health declares Kampala a poisoned region, unfit for human habitation so that as such funds could be committed for a #special status clean up#. Well my arguments were not politically threatening and as such irrelevant.

The burden as Prof. Emeritus Calvo asserts, is on the future generation genetic defects children and health issues that will emerge then!

Once again the poor picks the bills as usual as the rich head to India and South Africa riding on the poors back.

Bwanika Daniel via UAH forum
(B.Sc. Environmental Sciences – Linköping University Sweden)

This is why Cancer is rampant in Uganda now!


Only 25% of children with cancer complete treatment


Forumist

A childhood friend who has been working with government here, passed away instantly after he was found to have cancer, last friday.
He has not been sick and I talked to him just a week ago but instantly fell ill and died shortly afterwards! This the seventh person I have know closely, in six month who has died either of cancer or a stroke.

Data from Mulago shows that;-

a. Cervical Cancers as other cancers are remarkably increasing (VOC air pollution particulates and other causes)

b. More people are dying and paralysed from neurological diseases – stroke (may be chlorine in water?)

c. Kampala temperatures have risen from the average of 18 – 22 degrees Celsius to between 27 – 30 degrees Celsius today, indexically serious implication for Uganda as a climate, vegetation region.

d. Severe wet and dry seasons, as we recover from February , March dry spell/season that has seen food scarcity pushing food prices up, crops planted during April are being destroyed by unpredictable torrential rains similarly causing food scarcity pushing food prices up.

e. Severe coughs flu and burning throats, asthmatic diseases among children – result of sulphur dioxide in Kampala City air

Solution:

The Blue green Algae in Lake Victoria, first and foremost survive and depend basically on two nutrients; Sulphur and Nitrogen compounds. The question is where do these two compounds come from?

a. There is atmospheric sulphur but not in sufficient amounts which can pollute the lake

b. There is sulphur and nitrogen in food we eat, like beans and maize – the concentration are high to pollute the lake if let us say latrine content are released into the lake.

c. There are very high concentrations of sulphur in gasoline like petrol and diesel. Motor vehicles burning make it even more concentrated and very unstable resulting into complex compounds. In fact, if one is quite observant sulphur and nitrogen concentration in the city are so high to such an extent that if one is new to Kampala, s/he will chock on this sulphur gas.

The only way therefore, to save Lake Victoria is through, eliminating the sources, high level of motorized concentration into the city. The city which is hills and valleys allow gases to hang over Lake Victoria in both dry and wet seasons.

It will be near miracle to rescue Lake Victoria. Every single day that passes the Lake is continuously polluted since government action is very slow. There is need for pragmatism.

Daniel Bwanika via UAH forum

Resisting Electoral Reforms alone confirms that Museveni has been rigging elections!


New Electoral Commission, Old Problems


NRM has constantly been accused of election rigging. Wouldn’t that allegation call for caution when priding yourself about President Museveni’s high percentage points? Perhaps real competition would be realized if all there is a free and fair election.Personally, I can support any person who emerges victorious on a free and fair election.

While the Opposition is advocating for Electoral Commission overhaul, NRMO is always resisting the change and want the president who is also a candidate to appoint the members of the commission? Why does it resist the change if it has no direct benefit? Sometimes I wonder if we understand what we do. Under the “Conflict of Interest” clause, the president who is also a candidate should have been aware of the seriousness of conflict of interest and set an example for others to follow.

I see the government not respecting the “Conflict of Interest” when the president who is always the candidate does the selection process of the EC members. In this regard, I see no fault with the Opposition. In parliamentary democracy, it is not the loudness but the quality and respect of arguments that is important. Why should the Opposition work so hard to create the necessary EC reform, doesn’t government have a greater responsibility to ensure free and fair elections?

For me I hold the government responsible for failure in reforming EC; the Opposition and Civic leaders have pointed out the anomalies so it should be the government to rectify them; the Opposition in a democracy puts forward alternative working policies and if there is respect and will to see democracy working, then the government in power implements those suggestions.

Pointing out the merits and demerits of a candidate choosing the referee without soliciting input of the other candidate is wrong.

If government was indeed interested in reforms, I suppose the simplest thing it could do was to ask each Opposition party to nominate persons they think can in the EC and submit all those names to the parliamentary committee to narrow down the list and if they failed in the elections then they would have none but themselves to blame!

The commission is not about one person, the boss. It is the entire body. Our government is not interested in doing a good job. One other approach is to advertise the positions for interested persons to vie for and the best candidates taken, that would somehow make the process of appointment transparent.

Election problems don’t just appear during election day, by that time, all has been done. It is in that respect that foreign election observers often report that the exercise was orderly, peaceful as they declare the results as the reflection of the electorate. On the contrary, the local or national observers cry foul yet both groups observed the same elections. The difference comes from when the rigging started. And often the foreign observers are easily identified because of the colour of their skin so good conduct is encouraged if only to ‘fool” them.

I have always argued that the international community should make use of the nationals of the countries’ they intend to serve, those are people who know the geography, history and tricks of their people and can easily do a better elections or projects’ monitoring, but such exercises attract hefty money, which the foreigners also want.

Suppose the Commonwealth recruited regular members of the UAH forum,and if those are not enough they included Simon to go to monitor elections in Uganda on its behalf, I am sure the report would be different from what their white counterparts report. Because if I am monitoring elections in Teso, nobody would care or identify me as I would get on a bicycle and go to a slum like Campswahili like any ordinary person and I would hear from the people what they did. I say this because this is exactly what happened in 2001 when Mike Mukula mobilized the headmistress of one high school to take girls to vote for President Museveni. These were students who had not been registered and they were under age. What we did was to monitor them take the students and we got the kids arrested and they had to beg us to get the kids released. Yes, when they were doing, they thought nobody could find out what they were doing, they were shocked! They panicked as to what parents would do but on our part, we did not want the kids to suffer in police cells or be produced in court for they were innocent, what we did was to expose them and also to teach the kids not to ever accept to be used.

There many ways rigging takes place, that is why an independent and trustworthy commission is necessary but of course it doesn’t mean it will be 100% good; we acknowledge human error but let it be an error.

I guess we have spent a fairly long time on this issue, people of all walks of life have addressed themselves to this issue and it is up to government to hear their calls or reject it, at the right time, it will be called to account for its actions.

Peter Simon via UAH

Party President should only act as a party manager, and not stand for presidency!


Uganda has a million potentials, many of whom can do better than the President but the way all party systems in Uganda are set you cant have any of them just show up on the radar, that’s why I have always advocated for a change within these party constitutions so that the party president acts just as a party manager and not be allowed to stand as a presidential candidate because then he will be working for the whole party not for his own interest such arrangement makes it possible for people like Obama in the US to come out of the shadows and stand. But try coming up before Hon.Mao or his Holiness Ottunu, or the President him self, and they will use all their powers as party leaders to trump you down least you take the flag.

About the EC reforms I clearly pointed out that before anything else the opposition should work on the EC and I predicted that they wont until the last year towards elections. Guess what, we are back to square one and they have behaved the same each and every election period. If the best plan to protect your self from the rain is to build a roof when lightening starts striking and the clouds getting darker and heavier then let them face it.

So it goes every time the opposition won during the by-elections they said the elections were fair, every time they lost they said the elections were rigged, we have hard enough of that until they make up their minds what it is then their better of holding free and fair elections in their parties as they chose their candidates.

The conflict of interest goes as far as the “choice”, there after the Parliament has to approve that person, and past that the Constitution clearly mentions the Independence of this person.

Dr. Edward Kayondo via UAH

The Luwero Bush fighters are are the biggest winners and landowners in Uganda today



BY SSEKAGA VIA THE UAH FORUM

I believe we all know where the cause, the fault and Achilles’ heel are, when it come to the land issue, in Uganda, and especially in Buganda.

The land issue is tightly intertwined with Museveni/ NRM bigger political outlook, – land-grab, from the bona-fide owners and transfer to preferred persons/ tribes, at a cost of nothing/ near to nothing. In the process enrich and empower those tribe/s or groups, at the expense of the ones deliberately left landless and impoverished.

Saleh is now among the biggest land owners in Uganda


This is not a policy that has evolved over a few years, but one that was at the centre to waging a phoney guerrilla war against Obote. It’s no surprise that those who engaged in that “fighting Obote’s dictatorship” charade, are the biggest winners and landowners in Uganda today. Is it not preposterous that by the time Rwigema died, not long after the bush war, he had already carved off a few square miles of land in Mubende. The Rwadese tyrant, Kagame, has his chunk put to one side. The Gestapo Commandant Kale sits well on substantial acres of lands some where in Lyantonde area.

It’s all a joke!!!!

The Achilles’ heel in this whole land grabbing affair is none other all cultural leaders, and the big religious denominations leaders, who are sitting pretty, accepting gifts from the tyrant, while turning a blind eye to what is going on. Mengo is at fault, just as any other significant centre of influence is, in Uganda.

However, we can all sit back, huddle together and morn as the beast picks off one at a time, until the return of Christ, or stand up and put right the injustice, claim back what is rightfully ours, if need be forcefully!!

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