Baganda dominate Uganda’s ambassadors


Forumists,

One Ugandan lady posted a query asking why there are more Rwabyomeres and not Nakigandas as Ugandan ambassadors abroad. Personally I don’t mind about the tribe of whoever is appointed Ugandan ambassador so long as they do their job well.

This lady’s  insinuation is that there are more Banyankole or westerners than Baganda appointed as ambassadors. Facts are stubborn things and I list below, all Uganda’s ambassadors for you to make your judgements.

1-Denmark:        Ambassador Joseph Tomusange (Muganda)
Deputy Ambassador Danny Ssozi (Muganda)
2-UN Geneva:     Ambassador Maurice Kagimu Kiwanuka (Muganda)
3-Australia:        High Commissioner Dr James Lukabwo (Muganda)
4-Ethiopia/AU:    Ambassador Mull Katende (Muganda)
Deputy Ambassador Edule Amoko (Lango)
5-Egypt:            Ambassador Umar Lubulwa Migadde (Muganda)
6-Iran:              Ambassador Mohammad Kisule (Muganda)
7-Japan:            Ambassador Wasswa Biriggwa (Muganda)
Deputy Ambassador Princes Ndagiire (Muganda)
8-Libya:             Ambassador Moses Kiwe Ssebunya (Muganda)
Deputy Ambassador Aisha Ismail (Nubian)
9-UAE:              Ambassador Prof. Semakula Kiwanuka (Muganda)
10-Tanzania:     High Commissioner Ibrahim Mukiibi (Muganda)
11-Saudi Arabia: Ambassador Aziz Kasujja (Muganda)
12-DRC:            Ambassador Maj. James Kinobe (Muganda)
Deputy Ambassador Nurhu Byarufu (Munyoro)
13-Belgium/EU:  Ambassador Katenta Apuuli (Mutoro)
Deputy Ambassador Mirjam Blaak (Dutch-Madi Ugandan)
14-Italy:           Ambassador Deo Rwabiita (Munyankole)
15-France:        Ambassador Elizabeth Napeyok (Karamojong)
Deputy Ambassador Philip Odida (Acholi)
16-Canada:      High Commissioner George Marino Abola (Acholi)
Deputy High Commissioner Alex Mukubwa (Muganda)
17-China:        Ambassador Charles Madibo Wagidoso (Mugisu)
Deputy Ambassador Solomon Rutega (Mukiga)
18-Germany:   Ambassador Francis Butagira (Munyankole)
Deputy Ambassador Joseph Omodo (Lango)
19-India:        High Commissioner Nimisha Madhvani (Indian Ugandan)
20-Kenya:       High Commissioner Angelina Wapakhabulo (Tanzanian-Mugisu-Ugandan)
Deputy High Commissioner Agnes Kalibbala (Muganda)
21-Russia:      Ambassador Dr Moses Ebuk (Lango)
Deputy Ambassador Sam Barteka Sakajja (Sebei)
22-Sudan:      Ambassador Betty Akech Okullu (Acholi)
Deputy Ambassador Ahmed Ssenyomo (Muganda)
23-Burundi:    Ambassador Brig. Matayo Kyaligonza (Munyoro)
24-Rwanda:    Ambassador Richard Kabonero (Mukiga)
25-UK:           High Commissioner Joan Rwabyomere (Mutoro)
Deputy High Commissioner Mumtaz Kassam (Indian Ugandan)
26-S. Africa:   High Commissioner Kweronda Ruhemba (Munyankole)
Deputy High Commissioner Kayiza Matovu (Muganda)
27-Nigeria:     High Commissioner Davit Etuket (Teso)
28-USA:         Ambassador Prof Perez Kamunanwire (Munyankole)
Deputy Ambassador Charles Ssentongo (Muganda)
29-UN:          Permanent Representative Dr Ruhakana Rugunda (Mukiga)
Deputy Permanent Representative Patrick Mugoya (Musoga).

Fact 1:  Out of 29 ambassadors, 12 are Baganda while 7 deputy heads of mission are Baganda.
Fact 2:  Out of 29 ambassadors, 4 are Banyankole, 2 are Acholi, 2 are Bakiga; the rest you can calculate.

Bottom line: Museveni must hate Baganda so much to give them such a disproportinately high number of ambassadors.

Lesson: Rehema, when you see tribalism in everything, you are either a hate-monger or an obscurantist. You can build Uganda without distorting facts!


I rest my case, for now!

Billie Kadameri

Comments

33 Comments so far. Leave a comment below.
  1. ugandansatheart,

    Mr Kadameri:

    As always thanks for that posting. Now who are these people? Many are actually failed politicians and trouble makers as you can tell from the list.

    Check about Mr Kabonero, I believe he is a Muhororo. Mr Patrick Mugoya I believe is a mumasaba from Sironko district and not from Busoga, so Busoga has no one in the senior ranks of diplomats. That one is a real diplomatic who spent some time at the School of Diplomatic Studies at the University of Nairobi.

    But are there are no reps in South America at all? What about Cuba?

    WBK

  2. ugandansatheart,

    Correction the name of High Commissioner to Australia is
    misspelled. It should be Dr. James Lukabyo and not Dr. James
    Lukabwo. If I am not mistaken he is a Musoga and not
    a Muganda.

    Semei

  3. ugandansatheart,

    People:

    How many of Uganda’s ambassadors/High commissioners are carer diplomats? And how many are failed politicians?

    Finally, does Uganda have a foreign service training institute?

    WBK

  4. ugandansatheart,

    Gentlemen,
    Do not forget that in many countries, Ambassadors’ positions are used as “honorable exile posts” where the President sends people who could be viewed as possible or potential political challengers in order to shut them up. It is a kick upstairs where the fellow has no real political powers and is away from his/her political grounds. Besides, an Ambassador makes no decisions but carries out orders from home as they come. Such a person is a true HMV (his master’s voice). Trying to be anything else spells trouble for him/her. We have also seen in previous regimes that among the embassy staff there is usually a junior officer who has the ear of the boss at home and often is out there to report on the activities of the so-called window dressing “Ambassdor”. Such a junior officer reports constantly and directly to the boss at home.. bypassing the poor ambassador. If you want to know more about this, ask Mr. Wapenyi when he was at the U.N. in 1980.
    Remigius Kintu

  5. ugandansatheart,

    Billie? Can you not figure out who gets appointed Ambassador? Its a kind of marooning and being kept out of reach? Do you now understand why the Baganda predominate? Revolutions are such that those that fall out with it are permanently or conveniently silenced,

    Village boy

    Peace & Tranquility 2 the World

  6. ugandansatheart,

    Baganda Brothers and Sisters,
    The Baganda are well represented in NRM/O, atleast lets leave it at
    that.
    I don’t want to quote the Uganda Revenue Authority figures
    paynerama

  7. ugandansatheart,

    Billie,

    Well done by exposing the composition of our in charge of various missions abroad. Rehema’s point in spite of the error, remains valid. Why should one ethnic group dominate such offices? Imagine for the whole Teso region, there is only one miserable Etuket in Nigeria. He must have been given that position by accident thinking that he was from somewhere not Teso. We have names such as Egonda, Eriko which sound to be from Teso yet they are not. Most likely Etuket fluked the appointment in that way. I am just kidding, of course the president must have considered certain criteria when appointing, but as I said in my previous posting, in a multi-ethnic country such as ours, it is important that the appointing oficer considers demographic representation. I would not mind being appointed ambassador, I have the credentials to enable me serve my country may be with a difference, why not?

    Simonm okurut

  8. ugandansatheart,

    My friend Billie,

    I have found your forensic research sobering and yet shocking. Could you do one as well on the composition of the cabinet? Some one tried to do it a few weeks ago, but I did not think it was very reliable. It would give us a pointer and also shed more light on what I have been arguing all along. This ethnic imbalance is going to imperil the nation. By Mr Museveni showing such obvious and rotten bias and corruption in his appointments, he plants everyday IEDs, ie Improvised Explosive Devices that are bound to explode sooner or later.

    George O.Pacu-Otto

  9. ugandansatheart,

    Mr Kadameri:

    I believe Mr Mugoya is a mumasaba from Sironko. About the Mugoya name, it is found among Basoga, Banyole and Bamasaba from Sironko/North Mbale. But he should be a full ambassador by now. Yes, the numbers do not lie. This is what I keep telling your media colleagues in Uganda: to tell full stories.

    WBK

  10. Top Dog,

    Hello,
    I want to add to George’s (above) request. On top of giving the composition of the cabinet, why dont you add all those positions of power – political, economical, security? I think you will be supprised at the findings, which could suggest that people from Ankole in particular and western Uganda in general, are the only ones capable of managing those positions. Of course everyone who has been around knows that abassadors are toothless dogs most of the time. Thus the reason for M7 to appoint Baganda.

  11. Wendal,

    The conclusion in your “Lesson” was well said. I couldnt have put it any better. I still fail to see why everything must be about tribe !!!

  12. munabuddu,

    Can we have a list of all the ministers we have now,and what do the do mr Billie, since you have your ear on the groung please.and thanks!!

    munabuddu Abbas

  13. Pyati Sololo,

    Yeah, the Baganda are well represented everywhere. In the Uganda Revenue Authority for example, most of the drivers are Baganda. In the UPDF, most of the potato peelers are Baganda. Even close to the seat of power, you have the Vice President and the Prime Minister, even though both of them are toothless and can do nothing for Buganda, at least they are Baganda. Give me a break!

  14. David Ndyagenda,

    Some Ugandans think to be appointed a minister you become rich and influence development of your people(ethnic group). This is wrong thinking. People must work hard and create employment for their fellow Ugandans. The men whom we respect are the Mulwanas; the Mukwanos; people who have industries tend to command respect from Politicians because :they have the money and the jobs. They employ qualified staff from that will deliver and not just their tribesmen. They want the job done but not balance of ethnicity. For your information very few if any of the ministers appointed benefit their so called people. They are there to be the only bulls in their ethnic kraals and will never allow any other to rise. I wish the appointing authority would look for men?women with Uganda at heart as make them ministers instead of the hopeless adventure of balancing ethnicity. Remember we are over 30 ethnic groups in Uganda. I wish every Ugandan Gods grace to learn to be Ugandan and not for example Mukigan. David

  15. I think the issue of tribalism and who dominates appointments is public offices is quite double edged for someone like you. That parliamentary demand for a list of who occupies which position has suddenly gone quiet.

    Why do you think so and why do you think people like Hon Hussein Kyanjo have suddenly gone quiet over the issue? It is because, if my sources are right, the majority of the positions, from permanent secretaries to heads ofd state corporations like Electricity Regulatory Board and many others were found to be actually, Baganda, more than their ‘fair share’ of being 20 percent of the population.

    However, I believe that let the best Ugandans do the job as long as they are doing it well.

    Billie Kadameri
    Journalist

  16. Billie,

    You have rendered this debate useless. If Hussein Kyanjo has gone quiet because Baganda are dominating juicy civil service positions, then we have a problem. You seem to be happy with this arrangement, because it exonerates the Hima, Tutsi/Westerners from hogging. But let me ask, what happened to equitable distribution of our resources?

    Neither the Baganda nor Hima should dominate others, is that correct?

    John Nsubuga

    FDC FOR FEDERAL!!

  17. Nsubuga,

    Yes that is correct. Neither the Baganda nor the Bahiima should dominate the country. For once you have put your tribal lenses aside and are determined to win the argument by reasoning reasonably. This really is how it should be!

    The problem I have with you people is that you only castigate the Bahiima dominance and not Baganda one. You even go ahead to endorse Waf s insinuated final solution to the Bahororo, Batutsi, Bahororo and Bahiima without a similar stand on how Baganda should be handled. Should we adopt Waf s medicine?

    If I hear one of you demanding the ending of Baganda dominance of the cabinent, civil service, diplomatic service and URA then I would say now we are talking . But Musisi only on cites the percieved Bahiima dominance in the army and then makes a pointed conclusion about how the Bahiima should be dealt with. He never tells us how Baganda who dominate several sectors of the public service cited above should also be dealt with! It is just double standards!!

    When Baganda dominate something that is okay, no problem. But when the Bahororo, Batutsi and Bahiima dominate somethings then all hell breaks lose and tongues are wagged dangerously.

    No Professor Latigo, has emerged from oblivion and joined the fray in defense of Waf.

    Peter Okello Maber

  18. Billie/Peter_Patrick

    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
    ISAAC BALAMU

  19. Balamu,

    1. What tribe are the Bahima?

    2. ****************(question about your O-level maths deleted)

    3. The Population of Buganda is 20% of the population of Uganda. You seem to tell us that everybody in Buganda is a Muganda. Did you learn “sets and logic” in Senior Three? In my S3 days we used to do that topic in Term II, week 4.

    4. From way back, even in the pre-colonial days, the population of Buganda has always been ethnically heterogeneous. For example, the 1959 census tells us that of the 1,834,128 people in Buganda, 45% were non-Baganda. Trends have remained that way over the years. How many of those non-Baganda people of Buganda are represented in the line-up at Mmengo?

    NB…..Banyankore (mainly Bahima) are about 4.8% population of Buganda, Banyarwanda about 12% etc

    Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

  20. Mw. Patrick Otto,

    You write: “For example, the 1959 census tells us that of the 1,834,128 people in Buganda, 45% were non-Baganda. Trends have remained that way over the years. How many of those non-Baganda people of Buganda are represented in the line-up at Mmengo?”

    You are again displaying your ignorance, which Mw. Pilipo Oruni right classifies as intellectual stupidity. There are 18 counties in Buganda and they are all represented at Mengo, unless you are telling me that they reside outside these counties regardless of tribe, religion and loyalty to the Monarch. For practicality reasons, you can have all the tribes representated in a dozen positions of cabinet. How many of the 50 or so tribes are represented in your NRM cabinet? Why don’t you think before you utter nosense? No wonder you are more inclined to copying and pasting than thinking, as Mw. Pilipo Oruni pointed out. Independent think is not your cup of tea, even where basic thinking would be sufficient. You can take a soldier out the barracks but never the barrack mentality out of him. Thanks Mw. Patrick Otto for yet again confirming that old adage.

    MB
    Auckland

  21. Mr Musisi,

    Any bit of detail on how the 18 counties of Buganda are represented at Mmengo?

    Bear with my “intellectual stupidity”…normal oxymorons that go with any “Musiru Kale” like me….I am reminded also of “military intelligence”.

    On the cabinet posts, if I am not mistaken, Uganda now has 72 portifolios. A cursory glance at those portifolios reveals that 20.8% are occupied by ethnic Baganda, if my plagiarisation is not doing me in. Some of you have been arguing that since Baganda are 20% of the national population (which is questionable), that figure should be reflected in public life. Since you have referred us to the cabinet, what is wrong with 20.8% representation for a 20% (?)….actually 17%….demographic representation?

    Back to my original question, Banyarwanda are about 12% of the population of Buganda. Why don’t we have a Munyarwanda anywhere in the Mengo line-up? You know that Buddu county has anything upto 40% Banyarwanda, and the national legislature has every now and then had Buganda Banyarwanda being representatives of constituences (Higiro Semajege, Nshiimye Buturo, Claver Mutuluza…..). Now, how about Mmengo?

    Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

  22. Mw. Patrick Otto,

    You write: “Any bit of detail on how the 18 counties of Buganda are represented at Mmengo?”

    You can surely readily plagiarise that info – it is public information, if I can remind you.

    You write further: “On the cabinet posts, if I am not mistaken, Uganda now has 72 portifolios. A cursory glance at those portifolios reveals that 20.8% are occupied by ethnic Baganda, if my plagiarisation is not doing me in.”

    I asked you whether all the 50 something tribes are represented in the NRM cabinet, not the percentage of Baganda there. Focus on the question – forget the Baganda for once.

    You write further: “Back to my original question, Banyarwanda are about 12% of the population of Buganda. Why don’t we have a Munyarwanda anywhere in the Mengo line-up?”

    Really? Why don’t you really try and plagiarise the info from the many public sources on that score? That is also public info.

    Please now answer the original question – how many of the 50 or so tribes in Uganda are represented in NRM’s cabinet?

    MB
    Auckland

  23. Mr Musisi,

    Any bit of detail on how the 18 counties of Buganda are represented at Mmengo? That question should not be answered with other questions and excuses of Otto’s plagiarism skills. Where in the public realm can I find that information? I would love to plagiarise it!

    Yes indeed: you asked about 50+ communal groupings in Uganda and their representation in the cabinet but that I thought was an attempt by you not to address my initial question. If representation is such a big issue as some of you want to portray it then in fact Buganda is in fact over-represented on the national executive. As you know, the Baganda are thought to be about 17% of the population but they hold 21% of the overall portifolios on the national executive. Of the 28 full ministerial/presidential/primeministerial level portifolios, they occupy 6 out of 28 posts, i.e., 21%. So……….?

    You have now gone ahead to twist the argument to make sit sound as if we were talking about everybody being represented. No! The argument here has been about over-representation by favoured ethnic groups.

    And of course references to 18 counties does not help your case: those counties are geographical entities and you are not going to try to make us think that geography and ethnicity coincide. If that were the case, we would include SB Kutesa among the Buganda representatives. But as you know, the whole thing always boils down to ethnicity.

    You are not going to reduce the lack of representation of the Ik or Batwa on the national executive as a basis for white washing Mmengo’s failure to ensure that it truly reflects Buganda’s demographic texture. When we talk of Buganda Banyarwanda, we are talking about 12% of the population of Buganda. Banyankore are about 4% of the non-immigrant population of Buganda. Those are not insignificant proportions to such a point that they should be completely invisible at Mmengo.

    At the national level, there is only one ehtnic group that is higher than 12% of the total population. The rest are on average 6%, yet they are represented.

    What causes a group that is 12% of the Buganda population to be completely absent at Mmengo?

    Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

  24. Mw. Isaac Balamu,

    I see you getting sophisticated in trying to pump the message in the 3 NRM operators, but do you really hope to make them see sense, if other people have tried and failed with basic day-to-day examples? As I have always said, it must be a requirement for NRM operators and spin doctors to be either mediocre or down right dense. I advise you remove any sophistication in our arguments – it is not their cup of tea. Just direct Mw. Patrick Otto where he can copy and paste, he will be eternally grateful to you, for that is his specialism. As for Mw. Peter Okello, I am lost for words. You wonder where you can start explaining anything to a person who thinks that all countries with federo are apartheid states. Mw. Billie Kadameri will confidently tell you that the Military High Command is dominated by Baganda. So, you see the task before you and the fulilty in trying to complicate things any further for our NRM operators.

    MB
    Auckland

  25. Bosco Musisi,

    Unlike you, I am not a dimwitted tribal bigot; that’s why you will find people speaking Luganda in my houshold.

    Idiotic tribalists like you try to take us back but you won’t succeed. I follow my arguments with facts, not uninformed infantile emotions. You and Rehema recently claimed that Westerners and Bahima dominate the diplomatic service and I posted for you facts that in fact, out of 29 ambassadors and High Commissioners, only four were from Ankole while Buganda has 12 ambassadors and 7 deputy ambassadors.

    So, stop labelling people with idiotic innuendos if you cannot defend your genocidal views properly.

    Billie

  26. My friends,

    On a completely different question, I ponder about the population of Rwanda origin citizens in Uganda. Over the weekend, I met up with some Rwanda colleagues trying to set up a political party in Rwanda in opposition to that led by the RPF/M of Kagame. My role basically wss that of a sounding board and to help in drafting the manifesto and party programme. My confreres are on this forum, so they will read me, but the one thing that struck me most was when we came to a discussion of the population of Rwanda, and I was told, it is 30 million, of whom 10 million live in Rwanda and the rest of the 20 million live in Uganda, Congo, Tanzania and the wider diaspora. I was shocked because I did not know this. So when Corporal Otto says that 12% of Buganda population is Banyarwanda, is this empirical evidence? Has anyone really ever studied the history of Rwandan immigration into Uganda- in the document we were working on, we looked at various stages of turmoils in Rwanda forcing migration but also the one sticking point my confreres kept hammering that the partition of Africa short-changed Rwanda in that it parcelled out large chunks of its territory to Uganda and to Congo although Rwanda is not making any territorial claims on these territories at the moment.
    Maybe corporal Otto can turn his radar screen on to this and concentrate on it for once, rather than Buganda because it is actually a serious issue for me as a pan-afrinanist who wishes freedom for all african peoples.

    George O. Pacu-Otto

  27. Otto, being multicultural or multi-ethinic for that is neither new nor strange and Buganda is Buganda for just this reason. Every Muganda is sufficiently represented at Mengo by the Clan leadership. The council of representatives from the Masaza is not to represent ethnic strains, but to advocate/lobby for ‘geographical’ needs and services, Bulungibwansi Roadways and waterworks, schools and hospitals as well as correctional facilities. Buganda may be a concoction of bu-bundles, but boy… it works very different from your hallucinations man.

    Village Boy

  28. WB Kyijomanyi,

    Mr. Kadameri:

    Some corrections to the list. I believe Mr. Kweronda Ruhemba is a mukiiga not a munyankole. That is the impression I got from his days in Buru Buru Nairobi. I hope he is still married to his dear Peace who worked so hard to take care of the family. .

    Without trying to stir trouble, most of those Baganda and actually others are nobody’in their home regions. Many are political rejects or traitors to their people who had to be sent abroad as a reward.

    The exceptions are the career diplomats like Mr Mugoya who is a mumasaba (not Musoga) from North Mbale. Incidentally, he may be the only career diplomat on that list. The other one may be Mr Kabonero assuming he joined the diplomatic corps. Which raises the question, what happened to the diplomatic corps in Uganda? Are there no career diplomats fit to be named ambassadors or high Commissioners in the ministry of foreign affairs?

    WBK

  29. kipenji Owor,

    Mr.Kyijomanyi:
    If the career diplomats were to be named ambassadors or high commissioners,that list would not be recognisable.
    It would have names of people from regions who never fought and who were till yesterday mere biological substances.
    The ambassadorial/high commissioner appointments are now political rewards for those who have accepted to play
    safe with NRM read Museveni.
    I am wondering how Dr Moses Ebuk suddenly became an Ambassador?
    Do not forget that the constitutional requirements for some of these positions including RDCs has never been followed.
    All that matters is the political connections and opportunity costs associated with the appointments that plays a big role.
    Retirement age at one time was put at 60 years then reduced to original 55 and now put at 50 as part of planning by the
    Government of correct political thinking.What is amazing is that there are people who have served the NRM government
    in positions where by law they should have retired and yet they remain untouched.
    So why make laws that one is not going to follow?
    This is the dilemma that the post Museveni Ugandan administration must tackle and very fast.
    Kipenji

  30. WB Kyijomanyi,

    Messrs Kipenji and Semuwemba:

    Regarding retirement age, you touch on an important question: are ambassadors and High commissioners civil servants and therefore subject to retirement age or political appointees who serve at the pleasure of YKM? It is likely the later. I am pretty sure Mr. Butagira who was a High Court judge under Amin (RIP), Hon Speaker under Dr Obote 2 (RIP) and God Knows what under YKM is way past retirement age. And so is Mr. Kamunanwire for sure. They are there on ethnicity grounds period.

    Many of our fellow forumists in UAH may actually be running with an eye for an ambassadorship here or there.

    But the thesis remains: most of them are nobody’s, political failures, troublemakers and a bunch of suckers. Mr. Richard Kabonero who used to defend NRM in online forums and has famous in laws may be one of the younger ones. To be fair to him, he is better than an awful bunch of them

    Mr. Semuwemba: the only criteria that is firm is that one MUST be Muslim to be named to certain postings and so that is why he was named to Egypt. Uganda even has the equivalent of Minister Nasasira-permanent works minister -in Foreign Service in Haji Ibrahim Mukiibi who has served in that post forever.

    About professional diplomats I am not sure they recruit and train them anymore. Can anyone in the know clarify for us?

    It would be nice to have a mixture of career diplomats and failed politicians in key stations. My heart goes out to the chaps who joined the Foreign Service before and must be depressed to see political mediocrity ‘eat’ all the diplomatic postings.

    WBK

  31. Mugerwa Ronald,

    Me i think we should also consider the majority.That can clearly explain why it is as it is.

  32. cb tambula,

    Correction Patrick Mugoya is a munyole ,Agnes Kadaama Kalibbala is a musoga married to a muganda

  33. Joseph Kambugu (Bahrain),

    Tribalism!!…, i think we should put our focus on our country’s development, we need to work hard in hand with our foreign representatives, regardless of tribe, religion, and sex. by making sure we strengthen our relationships with foreign countries. Instead of discussing about who has been appointed here and there, I think we should discusss about economic growth, Education, infrastructure and security. These people are far beyond us in those sectors!!, so we should learn from them and apply that some knowledge at home in Uganda for the purpose of developing our pearl country. No one will ever do it for us, we need to wake up and take a step. Tribalism is everywhere!!…, but it’s not an issue. But friendship and economic ties are the issue. Not forgetting to extend our embassies abroad.

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