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Day May 28, 2011

Free Advice to Dr.Bukenya: ”No More Media Interviews and Sort out Your Bank Loans”


Listen folks, the toughest job in Africa or for that matter anywhere else is being Vice President, but especially in Africa where dictators are in charge. From the look of it, Minister Mbabazi was promoted to PM, but he actually lost more in the process. He is now out of the security loop and is about to relinquish his position as NRM Secretary General. With him out of security can he command the level of security he commanded before not just for himself but his family at public expense? The other truth of the matter is that he knows it is a loss of powers, but he cannot say, Mr. President let me stay where I was. No.

YKM set out to banish two ambitious people. The irony if you believe it one camp may have gone for Dr Bukenya, but paid the price in the process. So who made the call: was it Hon Janet K. Museveni’s camp-and who is in her camp-or was it YKM?

Folks, YKM feared to fire Dr Bukenya so he asked him to resign. That is another indicator. Was it some quid pro: resign and you could eat a big NRM post? Then YKM called the NRM caucus who were salivating for free food so they went to state house-yes food to endorse YKM’s decision. And listen to the minions that they were consulted.

Did one camp lose more by winning? That is by evicting Dr Bukenya from the VP, did YKM insist that if Dr Bukenya had to go the other-okay mafia camp-too had to give up something? I read somewhere Mr. Mike Mukula saying that if named to the cabinet he would not accept because he wants to serve the party. Why are some people not interested in joining YKM’s 76 plus cabinet? And YKM wonder why service delivery is terrible. Exhibit A: his 76 cabinet contingent that can’t seem to be on the same wavelength.

I suppose NRM is about to call another national delegates conferences to fill top slots. More free food and pocket money for the folks in yellow. I told you that politicking in Uganda is endless hence the hunger, which as far as I know is manmade.

Nonetheless, Hon Bukenya lacks discipline. He should have emulated then VP Mwai Kibaki who was relieved of his duties but never uttered a word. He showed up at Uhuru Park to witness the swearing in of Dr Josephat Karanja and reported at his new posting at the Ministry of Health. That is here VP Ssekandi is very different from Hon Bukenya. The former is mild mannered and not prone to any indiscipline.

It is also true that contrary to what we think; Hon Ssekandi comes to the VP job with a wealth of public service compared to what Dr Bukenya had. Yes both are humble, but Hon Bukenya lacked the discipline and started wearing hats like YKM. I doubt Hon Ssekandi can go that route. If Hon Bukenya is to thrive as per his interview in Newvision he needs to be more disciplined in public and private because the mafia will be going after him. They will tempt him and see how he responds. If I were Dr Bukenya or his handlers I would tell him to chill out and stay away from the media for now. The media is a double edged sword.

The Newvision interview was ill advised, so let it be the last for now to the media. He should refer all media inquiries to his lawyers and restrict his efforts towards Mpigi district for now. YKM can order banks to recall loans Hon Bukenya owes. I am sure YKM and the mafia would like to humiliate him more. I have said before that YKM and Mir have a lot in common. Vengeful yet they claim to be God’s men. Wupuzi. That is what Moi always did: any prominent politician who owed KCB loans, the banks would be forced to recall. He even tried it with Barclays Bank to recall loans held by Mr Matiba but he failed. Although I saw in the news the other that that his Hillcrest schools are being sold.

Here is another advice for Hon Bukenya: if has any loans, he should opt to retire them now before YKM and the mafia ambush him. That is life.

And oh, here is the evidence, Professor Sen Amartya-a Nobel winner- has documented that NO famine has ever occurred in a democracy. NEVER! If famine/hunger occurred in Uganda as acknowledged by YKM then it means-proves- that Uganda is a dictatorship. YKM provided the evidence that he is dictator because famines only occur in dictatorships because in a democracy they would pay the ultimate price of defeat at the polls. The famine in China under Moa killed over 40 million people and he paid no price. If anyone wanted proof that Uganda is dictatorship, the famine sealed it. The proof is the famine.

That said, former PM Nsibambi and Minister Makubuya deserve more scrutiny than Hon Ssekandi as speaker. Prof Nsibambi was the leader of Government Business while Prof Khiddu Makubuya was the Minister of Justice and AG. These two were responsible for ramming through parliament YKM’s agenda. Prof Nsibambi was the one who decided government business. Under the new arrangement PM Mbabazi is going to be in charge of ramming through whatever YKM/NRM wants. I said here that Hon Kadaga will be challenged beyond her expectations. She is going to sweat and regret it given YKM’s musing of what he wants to see amended so he can lord it on Ugandans more.

Show me Speaker Kadaga’s CV. What did she do before YKM? Or is she a product of YKM? If that is the case how can Ugandans-UAH-expect a stronger speaker? That is why we need the media to educate us about the new leaders.

WB Kyijomanyi
DP ELDER IN NEWYORK

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The Real Reason Revealed Why Ssebagala was Appointed a Cabinet Minister


Ugandans have reacted surprised at the appointment of Ssebagala as a minister without portfolio and Otaffire becoming the justice minister. However, one UAH member,Solomon Kibinge, said that there was no need to be surprised at the elevation of seya.

‘’In the process of surveillance by Chieftainancy of Military Intelligence (CMI) on Mr. Ssempebwa (Founder of LDT Party), CMI found a pickup truck full of weapons designated for a rebel camp somewhere in Buganda. The Rapid Response Unit (RRU) moved first and apprehended this man with about 75 youth that night in 2005. It is believed that some moles within Ssempebwa circles were passing on information to Ssebagala who was reporting direct to senior officers within the intelligence community.

‘’This LDT man was sent in the coolers of our infamous safe houses where it is claimed that snakes are used in torturing suspects. It is understood that the LDT boss was brought from the Kololo safe house – (located next to the European Union Representative’s residence) to Jinja Road police Station to be processed to court but instead State house operatives took charge. This caused confusion among security organisations in the process. In spite of tight security, Ssempebwa escaped to Rwanda and ended up in Europe. Though the Kampala Red pepper claims that he is somewhere in West Africa planning to return with a big bang. ‘’

‘’Therefore, Sebagala’s eating big is not a surprise he did quite a risky hell of a job to smash an emerging young Baganda rebel group, that would have destabilised Museveni’s gripe on Uganda. Those who claim that he is going to “put his behind” at Museveni’s cabinet they are joking ,Seya is going to be everywhere in the bush and on the streets Kampala hunting for Ssempebwa’s boys who are more likely to give Museveni a run for his money.’’

UAH moderator, Abbey Semuwemba, was also not surprised that Ssebagala is included in Museveni’s cabinet because he is street smart. Unlike Solomon, Ssemuwemba said:‘’He is gonna sit in that cabinet and he will be under no illusion that he is there because of some ‘smart brains’. He is there to help Museveni make a political statement:’ you cross from opposition, you eat big or you will be rewarded’.

Ssemuwemba also said:’’Ssebagala is likely to contribute in the cabinet because he has got a lot of contacts in the opposition and he is a very calculative business man but I’m sure he will keep other cabinet members a bit ‘’entertained’’. I can see arrogant Mbabazi calling him an idiot at some stage, like he did with Ken Lukyamuzi yesterday, and telling him to shut up.

Ssemuwemba was, however, surprised with the elevation of Otaffire to becoming the Justice Minister but he believes that Museveni is very good tactically and that May be there is something about Otaffire that will help him weaken the judiciary as well.

One female NRM supporter called , Mary Ddungu, defended the appointment of Maria Kiwana kiwanuka as the finance minister to replace Saida Bumba:’ Maria is owner of of radio one, formerly worked at the World Bank in Washington. Well, she has the academic qualifications for sure — I think she attended Harvard Biz school too.’’ But she asked if Otaffire knows anything about the law

A Ugandan residing in Toronto, Mr. Mulindwa Edward, said:’’LOL !!!! Otafiire minister of justice? Geez man it is very sad I was born in Uganda man, this is hilarious. But before I blow up a gasket, let me remember that Kaddafi was almost appointed the leader of the Security Council in the UN. There you go people, Uganda laws have been put under a steward ship of Otafiire.’’

‘’This is the last tenure of Museveni why not? We have truly gone to the Dogs. You know even Iddi Amin respected some posts but Museveni does not. And here is the other danger, under those people you do not have many educated to run the show. How will Otafire run it? But remember as much as we tried to help Kampala city we failed for Ssebagala would not fly to any country to attend the conferences due to his criminal record. And there is nothing powerful today as municipal politics man these cities twin with cities like Kampala and you build them. But Kampala mayoral seat was empty in Vancouver for its mayor has a criminal record. And yes I was ashamed for I attended the God damn conference.’’

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