A lot of things have changed in Uganda since the Obote and Amin days. The NRM revolutionaries brought their fundamental change and the population is paying a huge price. Schools are bad, hospitals are bad, the climate is getting worse, e.t.c. Human Instinct and Acclimatisation is so amazing and profound, imagine; by the time one of my grannies (RIP) died in 2004 aged 86, she would perfectly predict whether the coming months were going to be rainy or shinny with great precision. She would do this depending on the night roars from the mighty Bujagali falls, a stone-throw distance from our homestead.But today, people hardly make reliable predictions on weather, despite de availability of technical equipment.
The opposition is now aware of how M7 steals the elections but their hands are tied with ropes. Like they say: “When the hunter learns to shoot without missing, the bird learns to fly without flapping”
Lukwago was elected by the people not to dance to political m7 and his cronies but to put into force wat he promised them in his Manifesto. His “ceremonial role “is o open car parks and markets! Instead the president has taken over his duties and now declared him incompetent!!! Why would a judge, Catherine Bugemereire ( a true cadre of the nrm era) become a laughing stock all in the name of throwing some stubborn lord mayor who is simply ceremonial? And if he is ceremonial as it’s said then why move earth on heaven to uproot him? Why disrupt his champagne popping evenings, and corporate dinners because according to law that’s what’s he is “supposed” to do.
Surprisingly even now that they call him ceremonial, he has been barred from attending ceremonies. The latest being Musisi’s Kampala festival.
The battle in Kampala is not about politics. It’s about the funds. You see KCCA is collecting a lot of money in taxes, the money according to the political leader (Mayor) is being mis-used. The roads are being done BUT at a bloated cost. The KCCA Public Accounts Committee that would deal with accountability has not been put in place despite the Lord Mayor appointing several people including Oduman Okello to that crucial committee. The minister of Kampala refused to approval the names for his own reasons. KCCA has no substantive contract committee.
The Lord Mayor was found guilty for inciting Tax drivers not to pay the 250,000 Shs Tax, BUT he called council to discuss the tax matter so that an amicable solution could be found.The council meeting was sabotaged and it flopped. Court later ruled that the levy was illegal and that it was important that council approves it just as the Lord Mayor had argued. So the tribunal report writers were even too blind to see that??? But surely, who wrote that report?
Secondly, the report ignored all evidence from the cross examining. Musisi and other councillors made fools of themselves during the tribunal and it was watched on TV, but all this was scrapped from the report. What kind of report is this? What was it reporting?
Lastly, the report notes that Musisi made mistakes but it concludes the she should go ahead with her team to correct them! So the mistakes of Lukwago were grosser?? Why was Musisi left in office??
The committee of parliament on Government Assurance and Implementation says it has discovered that KCCA is spending exorbitant money to carry out several road projects in Kampala. The committee carried out an inspection of several road projects in Kampala including the construction of an underground drainage tunnel on Kafumbe-Mukasa road and according to the committee chairman also Aruu county Mp Odonga Otto the cost quoted is too high
Otto says that their report to be tabled in parliament shows that KCCA is paying 3 billion shillings for repairing a kilometer of a road which is above the average figure of 1.8 billion paid when a new road is being opened up
He also says that KCCA is paying 3.2 billion shillings for the construction of 300 meter underground drainage channel along the Kafumbe Mukasa road
If m7 is interested in the mayorship, it’s simple, let him declare his intentions, go thru the party primaries, pick the form and seek for votes instead of dragging the city into chaos, tukooye. De plans to unseat lukwago started be4 de birth of the tribunal. There is evidence dat lukwago’s work was being antagonised by musisi. Meetings were convened but being blocked by the director. Each city Councillor who went to state house returned home with a personal bodyguard this can’t get any better.
We are tired of M7’s dictatorial tendencies. Ugandans elected their mayor and his ego is telling all of them that they are idiots. Enough is enough!
Most people were already well aware of what has transpired. The Banyoro and Batooro people have an old saying: “ekiija omanyire kitwaara bike” which similar to our old Luganda proverb: “ekijja omanyi kinyaga bitono” similar to the English proverb “forewarned, forearmed.”
it is a poorly rehearsed coup against the 229,325 voters who chose Lukwago.For all intents and purposes, the purported report is misconceived, unfounded , lacks legal merit and unknown in law. Delay defeats equity and does not afford justice. What a shame it is to de tribunal members. From the public order management bill to the recommendations to impeach Lukwago and appoint a mayor, this regime has reached its peak.There is no single convincing evidence which shows that the body of six(6) panel members namely Daniel Rutiba, Catherine Bamugemereire, Ocaya Lakidi, Alred Okello Oryem, Titus Kamya, Robert Kirunda, which was appointed by the MP for Kibale MP County and Minister for the Presidency and Kampala, was an impartial, independent and competent “judicial tribunal” established by law.
It’s findings are legally inconsequential and cannot be legally enforced. The attempts to use the legal process to achieve improper political objectives, was a sheer wastage of public time and funds.
It’s very shameless for the Head of the State to stoop this low to meddle in the affairs of the city of Kampala. In all aspects of life it always a good thing to have opposing forces bse they help one discover the hidden issue. The difference between madam Musisi and the previous leaders is that she’s entirely enjoyed the full backing and support of HE.