I think it’s wise and civil to respond to this story by the virtue that my name has been mentioned as one of the aspiring MP whom Owek. Katikkiro campaigned for in Kassanda South during the ettoffaali project, these allegations are baseless and unfounded.
What happened in Kassanda South on Wednesday 7th May, 2014? Starting with background of this ettoffaali project, all of you remember very well that sometime back last year, Owek.Katikkiro went to Parliament to collect ettoffaali and after the function, The Weekly Observer published a list of names of 88 names out 90 MPs from Buganda who contributed to the Ettoffaali, the two Mps whose names were missing on the list included the one am going to replace come 2016 my elder brother Hon. George William Nyombi Thembo (Later alone he contributed after the weekly observer story ) and Hon.Peter Nyombi of Nakasongola.
After the Weekly Observer story, due my love for Buganda issues since my days at Makerere University days (1996-1999) I was an active member of Nkobazambogo I felt very important to invite the Ettoffaali Committee to Kassanda South so that the Kabaka’s subjects can contribute themselves because their MP had not contributed as per the Weekly Observer story , so I personally approached the Chairman of the Committee Mr. Fred Kiyimba Freeman, my OB at Makerere University and also an active member of Nkobazambogo by then and requested him that let the Katikkiro and the entire committee come to Kassanda South. I even went one extra mile and offered a luncheon to Owek.Katikkiro and his entire group as per our cultural norms that whenever the Kabaka or his Katikkiro tours his kingdom, one of his subjects voluntary offers a luncheon, so I put that offer before the Chairperson of the committee but unfortunately it was seriously fought by someone who looked at it as political capital for Simeo Nsubuga, so he eat the lunch at Kawungera COU Priest’s house which was Okay. But nevertheless he came to our country home and we hosted him, I mobilized over 2000 fellow residents whom he found waiting for him and contributed handsomely towards the Ettoffaali.
Another reason which inspired me to invite the Ettoffaali Committee was about some of our politicians from Greater Mubende (Mubende, Mityana, Kiboga and Kyankwanzi Districts) who have acted contrary to the interests of the Kabaka and Buganda Kingdom in the most critical hour of need.(Okulya mu Buganda olukwe nokuba Kabaka Omugongo) . You remember very well during the CA making process 1994-1995, it was one politician elders from Mubende who nailed the last nail on Federo debate in the CA. The words “Semusota guli muntamu” are still vivid in our mind. Also just recently in 2010 when the Kabaka’s radio CBS was switched off, it was another politician from Mubende who called the radio “NGULI/OMUGENZI CBS” meaning the late CBS. God is great the Kabaka’s radio is now on air now and the same politician is now using it to air out his views. So an upcoming politician I had to use the Ettofaali Project to prove to the Katikkiro that the people in Kassanda South are royal subjects and behind and ready to support any development programmes being speared by the Katikkiro in the Kingdom and Ettoffaali Project is now priority number one.
Even before the Ettoffaali project, my love and support for Kingdom programmes are very clear for everybody to see, if you remember very well in December, 2012 I mobilized the Kabaka’s subjects form Juba, South Sudan and we contributed over 1 Million Uganda Shillings on the Construction of the Kasubi Tombs, we handed it over to then Kingdom Premier J.B Walusimbi at Bulange-Mengo
Members let us face the reality and naked truth, politics is about capturing any available opportunity and get political capital out of it, it’s about marketing yourself to the voters. There is NO politician in Buganda even in Uganda for that matter who doesn’t want to associate himself/herself with the Kabaka, Katikkiro’s and Kingdom Affairs, all of us we have seen this, so I Simeo Nsubuga of Kassanda South aspirating MP come 2016 I could not miss such a golden opportunity. Thus why the other Friday, 13/06/2014 I had to mobiles all my fellow residents in all the trading centers of Kassanda South along Mityana-Mubende Highway to receive his Majesty the Kabaka on his way to Mubende to open the Massaza Cup and they turned up in large numbers, like at Myanzi Trading Center, he found over 5000 waiting for him since morning, drumming and dancing our traditional dance, with a welcoming banner pinned in the middle of the road welcoming him, he stopped and greeted them and he continued to Mubende, the function went on well, despite the fact that somebody had organized another parallel function at Myanzi Play Ground to counteract ours but he cancelled it immediately and took off after sensing that the people busy waiting for their Kabaka.
So to our MPs especially from Buganda Kingdom under chairmanship of my OB Hon.Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubbi (Mityana North) please don’t cry crocodile tears, just concentrate in your respective constituencies, tell the voters what you have done for them so that they can vote you for the next Parliament, In the same currency also leave us alone to market ourselves to the voters using any available opportunity; the voters will decide come 2016. The truth of the matter which you have to accept not all of you, you see the inside of the 10th Parliament of the Republic of Uganda 2016-2012 actually 40% if not 50% you will not come back, we are going to replace you, we do our part and also go, because you’re not the first nor the last. As the saying goes whatever has beginning has also got end. One time you were elected as a members of parliament and one time you have to leave, either you are tiring Honorably like some of you have indicated that you’re not coming back, or you stick on and we retire you through the ballot box come 2016.