And how can we not thank m7 for the joy ride?
M7 now graduated from 27 guns to using swams of tanks, mambas and battalions of both militarized police and army combined in all regions in Buganda to solve simple issues like one barring one single Cultural leader of the freedom to travel from one place to another. Mark you the person is traveling in only one direction from Kampala to Kayunga and fro. It may happen to anyone as long as you are in the opposition or if you are not known to be an nrm sympathizer, Wait when Lt Musisi former UNAA president visits Uganda, a sledge hummer will be used to crack a nut, (okukozesa embazi okwasa ekinazi).
To me those are acts of cawardness not bravity as we are meant to believe without queries. It sounds like an animal farm story by George Orwell. m7 & his short sighted government continues blundering on issues as put down for you as below; because doing so though, makes him unpopular among the masses he can now embark on a hundred percent on rigging elections come 2011 as he has always done clandestinely this time around it will be done in the open.
The key issues are:
1. The Buganda issue of Federo, confiscated property and Land in the hands of govt.
2. Lynching of Land lords in Buganda which resulted in formulating the killer wanainchi squads as in bibanja holders
3. The takeover of Kampala by the central government
4. The divisions among the Muslim community (Pro-government Mubajje) verses (Pro-Kayongo faction)
5. Militarization of the Police
6. Safe houses & extra judicial security groups like K.A.P of Kakooza mutale
7. The unending government deals (AGOA, Diary cooperation and the kichupulistic sale of Entebbe International Airport)
8. The sale of government parastatal bodies and the money is fully un accounted for
9. Famine especially in Teso,
10. Government excessive expenditure and International Relations.
The m7 govt. is faced with a lot of dilemmas too from different regions rendering him unfit to stand for 2011 elections.
11. The issue of what the people in the north commonly call genocide, the camps, Kony war, the promises that Kony will be no more and yet he is still around and alive.
The following are some of the problematic regions:
a. The Buganda issue. Because there is no known solutions available, the m7 man came out to tell Buganda that it won’t discuss any more federo, because Buganda was offered a regional tier that even does not make sense to m7 himself, this agitated Mengo and caused unrest to the central government. The government has put its foot down and told Mengo to go and hang, thus the recent clashes between the militarized police, the army and the people in Buganda region for refusing the Kabaka to travel wherever he chooses.
b. The recent discovery of Oil in Bunyoro, On the whole it is good news for the country, and the people of Bunyoro where the oil has been discovered. Bunyoro Kingdom believes it should have a stake in the Oil business and the government has been playing hide and seek, by not being too open about the discoveries, the prospects and its plans for the oil revenue and when to take off, it seems like high profiled nrm stalwarts have a big stake in the oil and have land in the oil rich region before the indigenous people of Bunyoro even got wind of it..
c. The issue of “Bafuruki” immigrants and the unti-intellectual advice given by m7 has set bad blood brewing between the indigenous Banyoro aand the Bakiga (Bafuruki). The Bakiga have amassed chunks of land slowly but surely in (Bihanga, Kamwenge, Kasese, Mubende and now in the Bunyoro areas of Kibale). This is a highly contentious issue and needs a sober and realistic approach by the m7 government. M7 has to play safe and also solicit for allies in this “Bafuruki” Saga. It has to bank on its allies in leadership who hail from Bunyoro region.
The Issue of government taking sides, has set the Bakiga, to put up offence and are not ready to let go without a fight. The Bakiga are highly placed in several Ugandan positions, in government, civil service and government bureaucracy as you can tell.
Those who are closer to the Mafioso govt. say, a cross-section of Bakiga in Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja and Kabale were not over-joyous when Dr. Ndugu Rugunda was forced out to represent Uganda at UN headquarters in New York because they view it as no less than a naked demotion.
It is highly believed that the NRM government enjoys a majority vote of the Bakiga women while the opposition FDC has a good number of votes among men and those who repelled the blackboard.
d. The Politics of Teso has also been so dear and sends chills to the NRM leadership. Political observers believe that in order to rejuvenate the Teso region back into the fold, a new strategy is has to be devised so that the Iteso and arrow groups get a fat position, Mike Mukula could be the man to talk to since he rose above the corruption allegations or in simple algebra was let off the hook, it does no good to castrate our signature values as in corruption, since also one of our corrupt man by the fine names of Amama mbabazi was left with his loot intact.
e. The issue of the return of Olara Otunu to the Political arena in Uganda is another puzzling factor that is keeping the inept corrupt regime on its toes. Otunu has served as a leader at University (NUSU Makerere University), Uganda’s permanent representative to the UN as an Undersecretary for children affairs and Minister of Foreign Affairs under his Uncle the late General Tito Okello Lutwa. He is from the Acholi tribe which is dominant in Northern Uganda. The Acholi cover the current Gulu, Kitgum, Pader and Amuru districts. His entry onto the Political scene is likely to set other forces in motion like the strong links with the Catholic Church in the Acholi region and rejuvenation of the old UPC party network at the rural and urban north level.
f. It is also believed that Otunu is a close associate of HH the Kabaka of Buganda.The FDC’s strong working relations with Mengo will be boosted by Olara Otunu’s entry and Mushega has been tasked to win the entire Ankole and Rukiga sectors of southwestern Uganda. Political strategists say, the Political ground is now pregnant with high expectations and the drawing board has predictions that: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” after the regime seems to have failed to win back Nuwe Amanya mushega to the rails of corruption, bribery and Mafia style of group of companies as in nrm/o.
g. Many observers believe m7 is poised to pull a quick one and surprise Ugandans with a reshuffle in the cabinet and the army hierarchy in order to build a winning team. Talk is ripe that there is going to be a combination of forces to prepare for 2011.
h. The issue of disgruntled NRM historical, DP, FDC, UPC and all other playing forces like the Federo, the Pro-Kayongo Muslim force will all aim at bringing down the NRM rotting regime. Keen observers believe that we shall have a unity government come 2011 with many opposition forces in the new government of National unity.
i. The issue corruption & bribery; the issue of highly corrupted nrm cadres and bribery has also discredited the m7 govt, wastage of tax payers money like ferrying voters from Kampala to the recent UNAA elections has seen nrm extending its testicles sorry tentacles to USA, and waiting for dual citizenship, so much rigging is being planned.
j. The issue of Land; and who should own which property or business and where is a silly take over of private entrepreneurs way of conducting business. M7 has meddled with independent people’s business, m7 in his own understanding believes people should be made poor in order to respond to his politics of backwardness and thus if you open up to his inept ideologies then you should be rewarded in terms of cars, a govt post or chairmanship Bitature style, get business and pay allegiance to him as a mafia style kind of business or govt. in Uganda’s case.
m7 has belittled himself as a commoner that he is and has gone too far below in using his common sense and the way he hundles very common issues and blows them out of proportion has for example seen people like Ken Lukyamuzi become MP’s. that they wouldn’t have been in the first place to Ken Lukyamuzi’s daughter now as MP uptill to campaigning for Sematimba as a mere LC5.
The man is like he expects no more Heaven after death and has decided to build his own heaven on earth and everyone is expected to worship or else risk loosing your freedom of movement a name that we now know means a lot to him so as to be included in his own party nrmovement.