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Day November 14, 2013

Why is Sudhir above the environmental /building laws of Uganda?


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Fellow Ugandans,

The government of Uganda should stop it’s double faced hypocrisy. If there is a class of people who are above the laws of Uganda that should clearly be stated in law books. It is clearly shown in the picture attached, how the beach at L.Victoria is thoroughly polluted. I saw pipes in the sand but could not determine whether they were depositing waste water or taking water from the Lake to the hotel. Of course Entebbe has piped water, so it will be equally illegal to get untreated water from the Lake to the hotel.

In the attached picture, it is clearly shown how that hotel in Entebbe originally constructed by Dr. Sulaiman Kiguddu now owned by one of the powerful Uganda Indian has a terribly polluted beach. The hotel is fenced and the day I was at that hotel, I got access to the hotel by paying some money yet the law says we have free access to all Lake Victoria shores.

No one can even caution our people not to swim into such a polluted Lake – you can clearly see dead matter. What type of government do we have in this country? With the experience of Wakiso district officials illegally being stopped from discontinuing Sudhir’s rape of Buganda wetlands – neither NEMA nor Uganda Environment police can do anything at all. One people two laws – that is Uganda today.

The Minister for environment ordered the cancellation of land titles in wetlands indeed.For those who the bells toll………….

Let the govt acbolish useless Local Government Act. The sooner the Government and parliament of Uganda abolish the Local Government Act and replace it with the Town and Country planning Act, the faster Uganda will be developing.

Town have to be organised, planned and developed. This calls for housing estates, water, electricity and communication infrastructure, industrial locations, sports facilities and amenities, schools and health care facilities etc

Uganda need to develop and organise small towns, municipalities and cities not so called “local” councils as developed by a primitive NRM system. What is the definition of “local” as opposed to a town council, municipality, city authorities and what are it attributes?

Amuru would in this case work as a town council and will be developed as such . Here there will be a possibility of setting up a high technological center for manufacture of electric cars and city/town buses.

Kirihura can continue developing as a milk and meat producing region as per NRM preference as opposed to human nature.

The Local Government Act is a totally useless law, in face of the Physical Planning Act and Town and Country Act. The Local Government Act has generated stealing on a massive scale.

The Local Government Act is all about allocating peoples power to state functionaries i.e. useless town clerks, local councils chairmen/women, so called development economist, financial officials etc. Every town is a council and Uganda has towns almost everywhere.

What is not a town per definition is a country i.e. a rural area that has to be developed in relation with the town.

The same layer is repeated even at higher level! If we have MP’s equal to towns, municipalities and cities – Uganda will save a lot of money and also see the end of useless politicking that has characterised NRM era of robbery and thuggery.

How do you think a person who turns a Nakivubo National Stadium into a street vendors market will have for a mental map?

When we sit in economics class we believed what is taught – development is about growing a lot of bananas and producing too much milk and getting lots of money – full stop.

Physical planning then ? That is colonialism! Just imagine Entebbe airport an International get way – tells volumes.

If you come from organised societies and just land in Uganda- if it is not your country you will get a shock of your life. Are the politicians aware of any ethical thinking,

Just imagine Oraba or Nimule these are entry points but to get a place to stay in Oraba is a nightmare since there are no houses- National Housing Construction Corporation was sold by government to Gaddafi to pay for guns used in killing people in Uganda.

And even then, as you travel from one place to another in this country the debacle unravels. People are just placing shops and houses anywhere as if it is given that you can just place a house anyhow! Almost in every town – there are dukawhalis (Indian shop design) typifying lack of simple imagination.

Mbarara town is a pile of concrete on concrete – very ugly. Those are very rich men and women. Uganda architects are also very unethical and funny – for they assume urban architecture is the same as any type of architecture. Anything goes! Look at the so called arcades filling up this country – are those arcades by any means?

But more so, this urban architect is a reflection of who is who and blatant violation of all Uganda laws that NRM has presided over. Let me give an example – Uganda Commercial Bank land in Mbarara was once contested by two individuals which meant that the building had to be subdivided in order for the tagiri (rich man) to get their share if the subdivision of land had gone ahead.

Now the government has come with an urban development policy forgetting that they have a very effective law: The Public Health Act 1964 which takes care of how buildings must be placed on land. This law was supported by the Town and Country planning Act 1964. The geometry of building construction is established in the building Act which is part of the Public Health Act. Such matters are not only for aesthetic reasons but a matter of life and death. Imagine fire breaks out, where do you pass with a fire lorry?

All Uganda towns are death traps. These are just slums.So it was easy for Kampala City council to sell off UCB which architecture was hence changed to make for small cubical calling those shops! The building was catching fire just tow days ago – the entry point is confined from the original design!

Please note that NRM is not really concerned, so NRM comes out to allocate a wetland in Lugogo or a golf course for a supermarket just on a busy Jinja road. Can you imagine that way of thinking.

We are in real danger of loosing every little bit of common sense. Lira play ground was sub-divided and allocated for estate development. I have not been in Lira for a while – I hope that play ground still exists. In Gulu town the golf course was a colonial luxury – it is long gone. Remember if land was available in towns i.e. a wetland the British could use it for sports facilities so that it would still have its natural functions. No that was colonialism!

We build houses and super markets – owned by NRM diehard supporters in wetlands and on road reserves! Talk negatively about it – then you’re anti-development of underdevelopment NRM has brought, because investors will run away.

It is a disaster of immense proportions, since our children see and grow up with these sorts of things and believe that that is normal way of doing things. Can you imagine that more than five years when Shimoni teaches college and primary school were demolished – there is no development but only unfinished structures?

For these people the higher up into the sky the building is the better developed we are. It makes no sense to them that buildings too have a life span. No strategic physical planning. The situation will not get better for NRM’s era has its own children who have been socialised into this sort of habits – the slum mentality.

In Gulu town some one puts a shack around the corner and that is city residence!

I can just go on and on – developing? We are not there unless we take physical planning very seriously.

DANIEL BWANIKA

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Mwanga’s Lake on a death bed heavily polluted with latrine and waste matter


Kabaka Mwanga’s Lake wetland almost gone.Mwanga’s Lake is on the threshold. It is heavily polluted with latrine and waste matter that comes from the neighboring residential facilities and the slum. One hostel on the western part of the lake is releasing its waste direct into the Lake. A new development has sprung up on the eastern side. They first dug a trench to release storm water direct into the lake.

Mwanga’s Lake is on the threshold. It is heavily polluted with latrine and waste matter that comes from the neighboring residential facilities and the slum. One hostel on the western part of the lake is releasing its waste direct into the Lake. A new development has sprung up on the eastern side. They first dug a trench to release storm water direct into the lake.

After Pastor Kayanja allegedly fences off the wetland at Kabaka Lake in Ndeeba more people have dug holes to fence off yet more land.Could any person here ask Pastor kayanja to save this lake?

Destruction of the wetland spells danger for the lake for silting and sedimentation with garbage, and mud will go unfiltered from the wetland. People have dug a drainage channels to take rubbish and affluent direct to the lake.

This lake services place as far as Bombo in Luwero.Unfortunately, people at Mengo protect the lake instead of its water sources and drainage (catchment area) which is far more important in the lake preservation.

Hopefully, some one on this forum will ask the environmental police to do something. My interaction with the police post here made me aware that the police was actually very scared to do anything even though they were well aware of what was happening.

Dan Bwanika.

Amazing Facts. You can use them to start a show if you are working on TV or radio


Amazing Facts. You can use them to start a show if you are working on TV or radio, But please tell your listeners that you got them from UAH-

1.The stonefish, which lives off the coast of Australia, is the most poisonous fish in the world.

2. A slug has four noses.

3.Octopuses have 3 hearts.

4. A goldfish can live up to 40 years.

5.A starfish doesn’t have a brain.

6. Only 5 to 10 percent of cheetah cubs make it to adulthood.

7. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal and can reach speeds up to 72mph.

8. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

9. Lions cannot roar until they reach the age of two.

10. An adult lion’s roar is so loud; it can be heard up to five miles away.

11. A lion feeds once every three to four days.

12. Between 1902 and 1907, the same tiger killed 434 people in India.

13. A white tiger can only be born when both parents carry the gene for white colouring.

14. Some wild tigers can eat up to 40 pounds of meat at a time, and not eat again for several days.

15. The female lion does more than 90% of the hunting while the male simply prefers to rest.

16. A cheetah does not roar like a lion – it purrs like a cat (meow).

17. A cheetah can run 76 kilometres per hour (46 miles per hour) – that’s really fast! The fastest human being runs only about 30 kilometres per hour (18 miles per hour).

18. A group of cows is called a murder.

19. A cow releases about 125 gallons of gas per day.

20. A cow averages 40,000 jaw movements a day.

21. You can lead a cow up a stairwell but not down a stairwell.

22. Cows have four-chambered stomachs.

23. Cows can sleep standing up.

24. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Literature and Africa’s networks.


A literary panel at the biennial conference of The African Studies Association of the UK, University of Sussex, 9-11 Sept 2014

Convenors:
Pim Higginson, Bryn Mawr, USA (Fhiggins@brynmawr.edu) and
Ranka Primorac, Southampton, UK (R. Primorac@soton.ac.uk)

The panel invites papers on how Africa’s literatures (in all genres, regions and languages) participate in the cultural and textual networks that span the African continent, and how they cross-link that continent to the rest of the world.

Our understanding of ‘network’ is broad: it may be related (though not limited) to Africa’s histories of regional and trans/continental communication, links of cultural affinity and affiliation, literary and cultural systems and configurations, the circulation of cultural objects and practices, resonances and dialogues between literature and other art forms and discursive linkages forged around common conceptual ground.

In foregrounding the ideas of linkage, flow and cultural connection, we wish to problematize the static and bounded notions of both ‘Africa’ and ‘African Literature’, and we particularly welcome papers involving different media and disciplines.

Please send paper proposals, queries or expressions of interest to both convenors.

Mwenda owes an apology to Nelson Mandela as he plagiarised the last paragraph in his resignation letter from the Daily Monitor


UAH,
On the link below is Mwenda Andrew’s resignation letter from the Daily Monitor but i want to draw your attention to the last paragraph:”As for me, I can never betray the cause of liberty. Liberty is an ideal for which I am willing to live for, work for to see strengthened and if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die”.

http://ugandansatheart.org/2013/11/13/below-is-the-old-andrew-mwendas-resignation-letter-ask-him-if-he-remembers-this-letter/

Mwenda should have attributed that last paragraph to Nelson Mandela. That was Madiba’s declaration at his sentencing before he was shipped to Roben island.That quote was straight from Nelson Mandela’s sentencing defiance. We read it in high school (the great Mbale SS) and, I believe, it’s still taught in some form in secondary schools today.

But what exactly happened to Andrew Mwenda?

Edward Pojim

One Ugandan man called Fahad Kizito (RIP) committed suicide in UK two days


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One Ugandan man called Fahad Kizito (RIP) committed suicide in UK two days ago by throwing himself in the speeding train after his wife, a Jamaican sugar mummy left him with the kids.For some unknown reason, Ugandans in UK decided to refuse to work with fellow Ugandans as they immigrate. Every single report we get of Ugandans getting after each other to a point of even reporting each other to immigration to as far as deportation back to Uganda are only in United Kingdom. It simply baffles me why Ugandans in UK have failed to realize that bottom line we all are immigrants. How does it make sense to you to report a family to the UK immigration and that family gets deported? Of what value is that to you personally? And we have got so many reports of Ugandans immigrating to London and they are asking of how they can be helped for every Ugandan you see in UK wants to get money from you or to report you to the authority. It is appalling how we have demonstrations against these systems deporting our people in many cities and we never see any in UK. And why? Because the Uganda population we have in UK either works for The Movement or is simply anti people. Go back in all forums we have had in these countries and every single time you get an anti-people case among Ugandans, it emanates out of UK.

Now we have a Ugandan in UK that got abandoned by fellow Ugandans, and he threw himself into a train to death. Way to go fellas. Ugandans in UK mwekubeko mukifuba mubuuze Omwoyo. We {The Mulindwas Communication Group} are going to shut down our postings with immediate effect, until tomorrow morning to respect the death of Fahad Kizito who lived in so many Ugandans but only trusted a firkin train than all of them.

Edward Mulindwa.
Toronto

Interesting facts about Africa / African countries:


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The only street in the world to house two Nobel Peace prize winners is in Soweto, South Africa. Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu both have houses in Vilakazi Street

More people are killed in Africa by crocodiles than by lions.

There are about 2000 different languages spoken in Africa.

The sciences of chemistry originated in the land of Khem, i.e. in Africa.

The word “Crossword” in Kiswahili is “chemshabongo” which, when translated, means “boil brains”

Africa’s people have more physical variations than people on any other continent in the world

Africa is almost an island. Its only connection to other land is the tiny Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.

Africa is the second-largest and second-most populous continent after Asia.

Nigeria has three of the four largest ethnic nations in Africa.Yoruba culture can be traced to Cuba, Brazil and other Caribbean countries.

Somalia is the only African country composed of only one ethnic group – Somalis.

Dreadlocks originated from Kenya. The Rastafarians of Jamaica saw pictures in the 1950s of Kenyan Mau Mau freedom fighters with dreadlocks, and adopted the hairstyle.

The World’s tallest and shortest tribes can be found in Africa. The tallest are the Dinka of Sudan, and the tutsis of Rwanda. The shortest are the Mbuti pygmies of Congo.

The Republic of Biafra was a secessionist state in S.E Nigeria. The nation survived for three years (1967-1970.)

In 1492 a Chinese ship was shipwrecked near the Kenyan Coastal island of Pate. A small group of Afro-Chinese families that are believed to be the descendants of the crew and the locals still live there.

Sundiata Keita was the 13th century ruler who united all the kingdoms of the Malian empire. During his reign, he united and ruled over 14 nations of Present day West Africa. He was also known as the Lion King, and the disney character is loosely based on his legacy.

The Kenyan coastal town of Lamu is a UNESCO world heritage site. The city dates back to the 14th century.

Sankore University in the ancient city of Timbuktu in Mali is one of the world’s oldest universities. It dates back to the 13th century.

Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia ruled from 1930-1974. He was a direct descendant of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. His name “Ras Tafari” is the origin of the name of the Rastafarian religion.

The Maji Maji uprising was the greatest resistance to German colonial rule in Tanganyika (Tanzania.) It was led by a medium called Kinjikitile Ngwale who convinced the Ngoni people his magic portion would turn the German’s bullets to water.

The Herero genocide was the first genocide of the 20th century. Between 1904-1907 the Germans killed 70% of the Herero tribe in Southern Africa mostly by starvation and poisoning wells in the Namib desert.

Legendary Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila was the first African to ever win an Olympics medal. He ran barefoot in the 1960 Olympics in Rome, and not only won the gold medal, but set a new world record.

Gambia is the smallest African country.

Sudan is the largest African country.

The great mosque of Djenne in Mali is the largest mud-brick building in the World. The original structure was built in the 13th century.

“Lucy” is the name given to the Australopithecus afarensis specimen discovered in 1974 in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia. She is estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago.

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation and the eighth largest in the world. Based on some estimates, 1 out of every 5 black people in the world lives in Nigeria.

Lukwago is Guilty: Report attached! What Next?


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The tribunal finds the Kampala Mayor, Erias Lukwago, guilty- according to the report on the link below;

http://semuwemba.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/the-guilty-lukwago-tribunal.pdf

The dictator has specialised in manipulating women like this female judge. Her career is gone because she has sold her soul. The report itself was written in statehouse and brought in to sign it.

Look there is nothing to cheer about but abuse of our institutions, judiciary is gone too. The power lies with the people. Now knowing the people will vote Lukwago Erias in again, the stupid judge says that the mayor should be elected by councillors. Is she aware of what the constitution says, power belongs to people and should have the people to elect whoever they want to be their leader?

What is so special with Kampala? The thieves are after Kampala property and Buganda Kingdom, they are stealing everything and Lukwago is the stumbling bloc. Wandegeya market is full of politicians owning stalls; new tax park is gone because they sold themselves the plots on the side in the pretence of renovating it, now the investor of Usafi market is forcing KCCA to send some cars to his car park behind. The stupid ones are celebrating the results from the tribunal but the consequences are greater. The thieves are positioning themselves. It’s everybody’s responsibility now to stop the NRM thieves?

The NRM thieves think that cities are developed by appointed officials only? Why are hospitals empty without drugs yet its appointed officials running them? Why are patients sleeping on the floors when they have their own ministers appointed by the president? They don’t want to say they are interested in Kampala property and land leases that are soon expiring?? They want their people there to sell them land and buildings in the city? Ugandans have got a right to know all this instead of pretending that Lukwago has been a stumbling block to developing Kampala as a capital city.

Why are schools failing and they simply looking on? The force they put on Kampala, if it was the same force they put on corruption, Uganda would be corruption free.They are after Kampala land and the dictator knows it they will use people they can manipulate. New York is not run by the president or Paris or London, people elect whoever they want and Kampala is not special. Long ago when it was cleaner and more organised was it the president running it?? Why can’t they get an appointed mayor in Mbarara and leave Kampala alone?

These silly excuses are there to fool Ugandans that Kampala would be better if run by appointed officials,………. nothing is going to change apart from Sudhir buying all the buildings and land in Kampala. They want to control Kampala land board and this is a war they have been fighting too. These women they are manipulating are weak and very fearful.

The kasubi fire report is gathering dust and u wonder what these thieves are up to. What is important to them, they will spend fortunes to achieve it. The country is gone, gone, failed state kabisa. The man is fighting personal wars using tax payers’ money and the small thieves enjoy it because that money is always readily available whenever they ask for it.

Just imagine those who organising for the election of the 4 councillors…..they are already swimming in money and don’t be surprised when they say they used 800m to organise it.’

JOHN KWITONDA

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