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LET US REMEMBER BUKENYA:THE HYPOCRITE, THE CONFUSER, THE NRM EXPERIMENT.


pecadilloesThis Bukenya is a confused man. According to Joachim Buwembo, ‘When he got opportunity to be hosted by Tim Sebastian on BBC’s Hard Talk in 2004, Prof Gilbert Bukenya used the occasion to appeal to the world to award the Nobel Peace Prize to President Yoweri Museveni(Instead they gave it to Prof Wangari Mathai.)’

Ask for his opinion now; he might say m7 should be indicted and taken to the Hague.Mbu “mahogany”, kumbe he’s a mere shrub.

I remember In one interview when he was asked about the hat and opening his eyes wide like Kaguta, and the bent hand, and he said and i quote, verbatim “..Yes, I ape him coz i admire him..” who does that? How can you admire a fellow man so much that you start copying the physical characteristics of his person? what other manners have you learnt and copied from him, that are hidden from us? That just shows a WEAK and SPINELESS, UNIMAGINATIVE man, who defines himself by another man.

Typical degree holders: Professor Sebuwufu (also a doctor) did similar things as Bukenya under Obote 2 when he crossed from DP to UPC.CNN once had a programme about such intellectuals engaged in saying things that dont measure up to their expected standards. Guess what its title name was? ‘USEFUL IDIOTS’.

I remember yet another time when during an interview he said that ‘Mutebi is my friend’. Then the statement I will never forget soon after the 2009 Buganda riots and how he said ‘The Kabaka’s wings have to be clipped’.

Remember in Buddu, he decided to go into a “ssabo” ostensibly to show how he valued African-Kiganda culture. It earned him the ire of the Catholic Church of which he is a member and which regarded him as one of theirs. It was game of playing both the populist and the loyalist card, which left people wondering who exactly Bukenya was.

May 10, 2004: “Museveni is Buganda’s best friend. I have been in meetings and you see that he listens to issues of Baganda.”

“I support President Museveni wholly and nothing can change me from that,” Bukenya said in 2007. “Wherever I go, I talk about him in my speeches. Even if they stab me in the back and I am no longer the vice president, I will continue supporting him.”

Bukenya said in July 2008: “Mr Museveni is still strong. So, why should we let him go? Let us support him. I cannot compete with Museveni. How can I turn against my mentor?”

All former DPs are confused and have been used by Museveni and dumped them where they belong. The late DP enigma Ben Kiwanuka’s son Kagimu Kiwanuka. The lad riding on his dad’s name won the Bukomansimbi seat back from the NRM in races that were tightly contested. After securing the seat on a DP platform(parties I think were not yet officially back) then naively thought that by joining NRM he would anchor the NRM supporters to the assured DP support he had. He has since then been relegated to the dustbin of Uganda’politics and the last we got to hear of him was when he was an Ambassador of sorts and said things that were very bogus at a UN assembly-things like ‘back home where I come from, we dont value time……’ Oba ani aloga Ganda politicians?

HANNAH OGWAPITI

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RESIDENT DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS (RDCS) NOT NECESSARY!


Uganda has more than 110 districts and each district has an RDC, and his/her deputy and all of them earn Salaries from tax payers Money. Below are the constitutional roles of an RDC, But what is the role of an LCV Chairperson in the District, can’t he/she monitor government programs, can’t district internal security officers head security together with District Police Commanders? Why waste money that would provide health services to the rural poor in paying salaries to these idle and nothing to do RDCS?

ARTICLE 203. Resident district commissioner:

(1) There shall be for each district a resident district commissioner who shall be appointed by the President.
(2) For a person to be appointed a resident district commissioner he or she shall be a citizen of Uganda and qualified to be a member of Parliament.
(3) The functions of a resident district commissioner are—
(a) to monitor the implementation of central and local government services in
the district;
(b) to act as chairperson of the district security committee of the district; and
(c) to carry out such other functions as may be assigned by the President or prescribed by Parliament by law.

In principle the RDC office at districts enjoy a luxury life with two vehicles and their drivers, 2 armed security guards!!

We spend about 6.4M each month and in every 112 districts of Uganda on RDCs just to do three things. No wander they are always in every funerals!

I hope u are already aware that come this coming financial year, an RDC will pocket 5 million + and a deputy will bounce with 4+!!, secretaries and an office team of more than 5. Allowances, medical insurance for seven members of their families, and a classified budget that is never known or audited!! What is this?? A lay man in Rubirizi calls him “entuumwa ya prezidenti” or a representative of the president, and who gains at the end of the day?? The answer is M7 and this will deepen political patronage and if u dream of regime change soon, please rest yo case and focuss on something else. Move on, Uganda is under siege and only God can save u by soon recalling these hijackers to hell!!!

H.O

Gay oral sex can give you worms: Museveni


With all due respect to His Excellency, I think he was terribly wrong about the role of the mouth – that gadget has as many uses as a computer. It simply shows how he is living in another century and how many things have changed since he gained power. In reality, if M7 kissed Janet in public, Besigye and Amana would be history because he could get an unprecedented number of votes! Not with the many people who believe that his marriage is sexless and dysfunctional.

I use the mouth for the following:
– PowerPoint Presentations – most of my income now is tied strongly to my ability to speak
– Expression of disdain – in a situation where I cannot voice my disdain, I use the mouth and eyes to send a strong message of ‘don’t mess with me’
– I use my mouth and vocal cords to send a tirade of words or to jeer at those who malign me
– I use the mouth to make faces and entertain my little boys
– U can use the mouth to point
– I often whistle to myself when happy or bored or when there is a tune in my brain

A mouth is also used for expression, convincing, castigating, entertainment, fighting, smocking, smuggling, inciting, advising, consultancy, education, vomitting.

If only people worried about oral infections/cancers & were just as concerned about more serious & burdensome diarrhea related illnesses & deaths whereby efforts such as boreholes in constituencies held by so called MPs would help. Worrying about attributable death risk of oral cancers etc is searching for a straw man… Something politicians have been successful in drawing an easily diverted & uninformed population to…I’m amazed how many people become excited about relative non-issues while they meekly head towards some more serious impending health & environmental disasters.

H.O

Uganda during Amin was far much better than Uganda now


pecadilloesAmin was more productive in his short reign than Museveni in 30 years.Uganda during Amin was far much better than Uganda now during his regime. U only have to drive along Salama Road Makindye to Munyonyo, better still after 6pm, to experience HELL on earth aka Uganda under the delusional guidance n vision of Museveni.

The IDIOT Amin left Us with the only international airport we have to date ” Entebbe International Airport.” – he also created the Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) after the 1977 dissolution of East African Railways & harbors Corporation, which had begun after world war.

Early 1970, according to National Housing Statistics, NHCC built flats, marionettes and bungalows in top class residential areas of Bugolobi (872). Bukoto White (130), Bukoto Brown (180), Kololo (80), Nakasero (44), Wandegeya inter alia (136). Middle to low housing estates were built in Luwafu (51) and Mulago. Idi Amin had plans of having apartment blocks like those in Bugolobi in places like; Kawempe, Mutundwe & Kansanga.

Amin hosted the Organization of African Union (OAU): No one seriously believed the Organization of African Union (OAU) heads of state would come to Uganda so soon if ever.

Credit goes to President Idi Amin Dada for the Creation of Uganda’s first and only national flag carrier, the Uganda Airlines Corporation. He rescued ‘The Flying Crane’ out of the wreckage of the East African Airways, and the Crane proudly traversed the international skies and landed at the world’s airports to the admiration and envy of many. All this was for the purpose of ensuring availability of air transport for Ugandans, visitors and air cargo at affordable charges.

Amin saw to it that Uganda Airlines started to the Middle East and Nairobi. Uganda Airlines flew to Nairobi, Rome, Frankfurt, London, Dubai – ETC

Amin the Idiot built more hospitals, roads, airports, schools etc in such a short time than M7.

The man he calls an idiot never sold his country to himself like the idiot Museveni.

One day some one will cal him an idiot, but how will muhoozi feel!!? Oh, i just called him so. Kanve wano tebansiiba.

HANNAH OGWAPITI

List of famous quotes by Kenya’s Joseph Ole lenku during the Westgate mall terror attack.


Forumists,
Now that we have seen quotes by our Nabakooba, let us a list of famous quotes by Kenya’s cabinet secretary Joseph Ole lenku during the Westgate mall terror attack.That guy made Comical Ali a pedestrian! Just like Nabakooba, he deserves to be the minister of fortportal, i mean without portfolio!

Joseph ole Lenku

Joseph ole Lenku


1. All the suspects have been arrested. police are looking for them

2. I can confirm, although I am not certain, that we have very good reason to believe that tomorrow is Monday.

3. Yes there were 15 to 20 terrorists. We managed to capture both of them!

4. We killed 5 terrorists, one committed twicide, the other 2 have been blocked by twitter.

5. One of the terrorist who was shot dead last week led us today to the hide out of the other 3 suspects.

6. KDF didn’t steal they just held the valuables hostage

7. We recovered 4 bodies from the rubble. Forensic investigation will determine whether they are really dead or pretending

8. We had control of the building except for 4th floor,3rd floor and 2nd floor, but I THINK we had control of the building.

9. There were 15 terrorists, We killed 3 suspects, building collapsed on 5. All of them are dead.

10. All the terrorists were men except about three women

11. We managed to kill all the 5 terrorists, they were 15 in number”

Access the full Draft Report on Kibwetere Massacres


Access the full Draft Report on Kibwetere Massacres which is finally out. On the 17th of March 2000, a cult leader burnt over 600 people in what came to be known as the continent’s biggest religious murder. The man behind the killings, Kibwetere, has continuously eluded arrest and his whereabouts remain unknown

http://www.scribd.com/doc/234081640/Draft-Report-on-the-Kibwetere-Massacres

On the 17th of March 2000, a cult leader burnt over 600 people in what came to be known as the continent’s biggest religious murder. The man behind the killings, Kibwetere, has continuously eluded arrest and his whereabouts remain unknown.

This report is government’s first effort at documenting what happened on that day 14 years later.

The report comes in the wake of a petition by the orphans of the people killed in the massacre demanding to know exactly what could have happened to their parents.
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EXCLUSIVE: Kibwetere Kanungu Massacre Report Leaks

Elusive Kanungu cult leader Joseph Kibwetere relied on the low literacy levels of his followers and their “unwavering commitment and belief in its leader’s belief system, ideology, and practices as the truth” to massacre 600 people at a ‘church’ in Kanungu district in 2000, Parliament has revealed.
By Kenneth Kazibwe 46 minutes ago
Over 600 people were killed in the Kanungu massacre of 2000 (Internet photo)
Over 600 people were killed in the Kanungu massacre of 2000 (Internet photo)

Parliament also discovered that government authorities had been tipped that Kibwetere was engaged in mass murders of his followers but fell short of taking a robust action to stop him.

At one time, Kibwetere’s church was closed by a Resident District Commissioner only to be reopened after his transfer to another area, paving way for the brutal Kanungu massacre that sent shockwaves across the world.

The details of these findings are contained in the leaked report prepared by the Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs following the petition by the orphans of the victims of the Kanungu church infernos.

On March 17 2000, a tragic fire broke out at the premises of the church of the Movement for the Restoration of the 10 Commandments of God at Nyabugoto in Kanungu district claiming an estimated 600 people.

This Church is said to have been led by a one Joseph Kibwetere. Further investigations prompted by this inferno unearthed hundreds of other cases of cult related deaths exemplified by graves in Bushenyi and Kampala districts bringing the cumulative death toll to about 1000.

Seven months later on December 2nd, 2000, the Government of Uganda instituted a seven-member Judicial Commission of Inquiry led by Justice Augustus Kania to investigate the inferno but their findings have never been made public.

Available information indicates that those who joined the Membership of this ill-fated Church, many of whom perished in the aforementioned inferno, were either influenced by the Church authorities to sell off their personal property and hand over the proceeds there-from to the church leadership allegedly in preparation for the end of the world or voluntarily did so.

Having perished in the inferno, the said Church’s followers are said to have left behind no property at all for their surviving family members. The petitioners claim to be part of the surviving family Members of some of the victims of the inferno.

Having allegedly attempted to seek help, albeit in vain, from various public offices including, Kanungu District Local Government, the former Ministers of Internal Affairs and the one of Disaster Preparedness, as well as from the President, the petitioners opted to petition Parliament, hence this petition.

During their investigation, MPs met President Museveni, senior security officials, NGO leaders among others.

What really happened?

MPs discovered that the infamous Church of the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments (CMRTC) right from inception was premised on the calculated belief that the end of the world was imminent hence the need to prepare for this apocalyptic end.

Perhaps the most elaborate historical perspective of the CMRTC was provided to the Committee by Hon. Muruli Mukasa-the Minister for Security who traced the evolution of this church to 1980 with the alleged reception of a vision from the Virgin Mary by a one Bulandina Buzigye at Nyabugoto Rock in Rwanyabingi Hills, Nyakishenyi, Rubabo, Rukungiri district and the subsequent emergence of the Nyabugoto Sisters who later metermophosized into the CMRTC.

This vision was about the end of the world by the year 2000.

Available literature indicates that the early founders of the Movement included; Angelina Migisha, Credonia Mwerinde, Gaudensia Kamuswa, Fulumera, Robert Mugisha, Gaudensia Rutandekire and Ursula Kyomuhangi.

Between 1989 and 1995 the Movement attracted more recruits including Joseph Kibwetere, Fr. Dominic Kataribabo, Fr. Joseph Mary Kasapurari and John Kamagara and witnessed tremendous growth as evidenced by establishment of branches in neighbouring areas of Rutooma, Rugazi, Kyaka, Rubirizi to mention a few.

Whereas doomsday was initially declared for 31st December 1999 and that the Church was akin to Noah’s Ark1, that prophesy proved futile prompting deferral to the period 16th – 18th March 2000 and indeed 17th March 2000 became the date for the now infamous Kanungu inferno.

One of the reasons that explain why Kibwetre was successful to woo followers was the “Unwavering commitment and belief in its leader’s belief system, ideology, and practices as the Truth. From the preceding narrative, the dogmatic belief in the prophesy about the apocalyptic end of the world is symptomatic of the cultic orientation of the CMRTC.”

The second was the discouragement and punishment of questioning, doubt, and dissent.

“It is noteworthy that in the aftermath of the inferno, several mass graves were discovered in various premises of the cult leaders. The Police report for instance reveals that; 1 Noah’s Ark is the vessel in the Genesis flood narrative (The Biblical Book of Genesis chapters 6–9) by which Noah saves himself, his family, and a remnant of all the world’s animals from the flood,” the MPs observed in their report seen by Chimpreports.

Dissent

It has been argued that the futility of the initial prophesy of the end of the world on December 31st 1999 precipitated various questions and doubts among some followers and it is believed that such doubters were brutally murdered to stem any possible dissent.

In fact the Committee was informed that in the aftermath of the futility of the initial prophesy some doubters demanded for a refund of the proceeds of the sale of their property, one of the Church leaders – Credonia Mwerinde initiated the recording of the names of those who were demanding such refunds.

MPs suggest that it is highly possible that some of such records were used to systematically identify and eliminate dissenters.

Strictness

Another factor that enabled Kibwetere to kill his followers in large numbers was the reliance on mind-altering practices (such as a strict rule of silence, meditation, chanting, speaking in tongues, denunciation sessions, and debilitating work routines and impoverishment of followers) to suppress doubts about the group and its leader.

“Available information shows that the CMRTC instituted a strict rule of silence among its members and this is believed to have been a strategy to curtail any questions or propagation of any potentially questionable ideas among its Members,” said MPs.

Other salient features of cults that fit within the nature of the CMRTC include; the elitist nature of its leadership that often predetermines how the rest of the Members should think, as exemplified by the highly educated leaders such as Joseph Kibwetere and Dominic Kataribabo who were accomplished and highly learned people.

The Committee is strongly of the view that the CMRTC was indeed cultic and therefore a lot of its activities should be construed as such.

Mass Murders

It was discovered that before the Kanungu inferno, he had already engaged in atrocities.

I55 bodies were exhumed at the residence of Rev. Fr. Dominic in Kataribaho in Bushenyi district, 153 bodies were found at Buhunga cult church in Rukungiri, 81 bodies at Rushojwa cults church in Bushenyi and 55 bodies in a residence at Buziga in Kampala

“The Committee found no evidence that the Members of the CMRTC were coerced into joining that particular belief system. Whether or not they were aware of the Church’s cultic orientations may be debatable but that does not in anyway relieve the victims of the inferno, save for the child victims, from the responsibility of using their discretion to either exit the Membership of the Church or alert law enforcement authorities,” the report adds.

NGO

It as for instance been argued that the CMRTC was registered as an NGO in the mid 1990s and therefore the NGO board had the responsibility to effectively monitor and regulate the activities of the Church. But the Committee notes that in the case of this Church, it overtly exuded signs of being law abiding and its proximity to some people in positions of authority aided its registration as an NGO.

The report of the Uganda Human Rights Commission titled “The Kanungu Massacre”, states that; “Originally, the state did not approve of Kibwetere cult activities.

As far back as 1994, Yorokamu Kamacerere, the RDC of Rukungiri, refused to support the cult’s registration as an NGO. He had also closed its school but when he was transferred to Kasese, within two months of his departure, the cult’s leadership had already convinced his successor, Kitaka Gawera into supporting it and laying a foundation stone on one of their buildings at the cult’s headquarters.

The leaders and followers appeared to be law abiding citizens yet with inherent deception. They participated in various community and civic activities including voting during elections.

The Cult was registered as an NGO in 1997 and later incorporated as a company in 1998. It appears that the relationship between the cult and Mutazindwa Amooti was mutually beneficial. It is common knowledge in Kanungu that the cult had assigned two “nuns” to do domestic work at A/RDC Mutazindwa’s residence permanently.

MPs confirmed that on the fateful day Rev. Mutazindwa had travelled to Kanungu from Lyantonde – his new station – to attend a farewell party organised for him by the cult leadership.

Bribery

The cult leaders were known for their “generosity”. Former RDC Kamacerere informed MPs that after closing their school and refusing to support their application for registration as an NGO Kibwetere, Mwerinde and Kataribabo tried to bribe him.

They went to his office and offered him “a big envelope” which he rejected. Presumably this was extended to other leaders/authorities in Kanungu and Rukungiri.

After registration as an NGO, the cult was free to legally operate in different parts of the country like Rutooma, Buhunga, Nyakishojwa, Rugazi and Buziga in Kampala. These centres were used for retreats and seminars to indoctrinate the followers of the cult.

“But it was also in these places that people were killed and buried secretly. What is astonishing is that the cult carried out its murderous activities without state detection and people’s slightest suspicion,” the MPs observed.

In the circumstances, the Parliament committee stated, it was therefore incumbent on the individual members of the Church except the Children to notify law enforcement authorities of the downside of this ill-fated church to enable timely state intervention.

Literacy

The Committee further noted that the relative ignorance and low literacy levels of most of the Members of this Church as compared to its highly elitist leaders, created a dogmatic environment where the followers hardly questioned the values the Church was imparting unto them.

This coupled with the fact that the Members were under instruction not to communicate verbally rendered any viable form of information collection by the agencies tasked with monitoring the NGO futile.

The committee notes the need for “stronger monitoring of the work of such groups that may use the banner of faith to mete catastrophic danger unto unsuspecting members of the public,” considering that the “CMRTC presented itself as a service delivery and faith based organization.”

While the service delivery component projected it as a good organization, the faith-based dimension was shrouded in secrecy.

The Committee notes that even when the officials from the National NGO Board visited one of the sites of the CMRTC prior to the inferno, the followers could not communicate verbally.

On April 6, 2000, International Warrants of Arrest were issued against all the six suspects but to date they have not been arrested.

These are; Joseph Kibwetere, Rev. Fr. Dominic Kataribaho, Rev. Sr. Cledonia Mwerinde, Rev. Fr. Joseph Mary Kasapurali, Rev. John Kamagara and Rev. Sr. Ursla Komuhangi.

Early warnings

The Committee also pointed out that prior to the inferno, in January 2000, a complaint by a one Mr. Conrad Baryamwisaki to the then Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police John B. Okumu, a Private Secretary to the President responsible for CID Affairs that there was an illegal existence of a cult known as Nabagoti religion and that the sect was operating within Kanungu, Bugongi and Kashewahero.

He alleged that the sect headed by a one Kibwetere was kidnapping and retaining young children against their will as well as those of their parents. He stated that the children who passed away were buried in a mass grave.

In his letter dated 25th January 2000, SACP J.B. Okumu directed the DPC Rukungiri to find out the truth about the activities of the ring leaders of the cult and to ascertain whether the sect is registered or not.

The then DPC Rukungiri-SP Mugizi Patrick in his response letter dated 5th February 2000 to the Private Secretary to the President responsible for CID Affairs, copied to the RDC and LCV Chairman Rukungiri stated that the sect was not illegal and was registered as an NGO.

He also stated that there were cases of children joining the organization voluntarily without the consent of their parents and that it was not true that the children were killed and buried in mass graves.

However not long after the DPC’s report, there was an inferno on 17th March 2000.

Consequently inquiries were instituted into the allegations that the DPC Rukungiri had not carried out thorough investigations into the activities of the cult.
– See more at: http://chimpreports.com/index.php/special-reports/24473-exclusive-kibwetere-kanungu-massacre-report-leaks.html#sthash.j4mB6F8y.dpuf

FAMOUS QUOTES FROM JUDITH NABAKOOBA


Former Police spokesperson, Judith Nabakooba the newly elected Woman MP Mityana District

Former Police spokesperson, Judith Nabakooba the newly elected Woman MP Mityana District


1-We know that Al-Shabab is going to attack Nakumatt over Christmas and we advise everyone to be ready

2- The child drank poison (DOOM) and died on the way to hospital, however Police are now investigating the cause of the death.

3-Police recovered nothing from the site. Relatives of the victims should collect their personal effects at police

4-We are closely monitoring the situation and shall update you at a the inconvenient time

5-The armed robber was shot dead and is now in critical condition fighting for his life.

6-The Vehicle was burnt to recognition.

7-We cannot disclose their identity because it will jeorpardise our investigations, however one of the gang members is Siraj Namanya who is popular around Katanga.

8-The vehicle rolled five times killing all the passengers, however three of them survived and are now recovering in hospital.

9-Police is in the know of a plot by Lukwago and Kasibante to insight people but we shall be there to support them

10-All the 5 robbers were shot dead but we have apprehended one and he is undergoing questioning

11- A famous prostitute has been chloroforming drinks with drugs!

In Uganda, the Uganda police is the only effective ambulance service!


University Hospital in Uganda

University Hospital in Uganda


There is a lot of wastage of life due to these bogus health systems, and leaders who are selfish. The irony is that while it is the peasants who suffer most our leaders are also not immune to the stupid health systems they’ve set up – as in the case of Bingu wa Mutharika – a man who one time worked for the World Bank.

What makes African leaders so myopic and selfish when they assume power? The funny thing is that ‘individualism’ (the highest form of capitalism nurtured by the likes of Margaret Thatcher) results in creation of an elitist middle class that has too much money they do not know what to use it for – and one of their indulgences is chronic over-nutrition, sedentariness, money related stress and obesity – all these are a good recipe for a heart attack! But can our health systems handle the increasing burden of Non-communicable diseases, when even Panadol is a luxury in Primary Health Care facilities?

A “peasant” in the UK will get a heart attack, and he or she will have a mandatory trained paramedic crew get to him within the govt targeted 8 min on board with a defribrillator. He will also have an ECG telemetry monitor that will relay the ECG to a cardiologist to the designated coronary care Unit by bluetooth technology.So if there is need for intervention its in minutes or an hour at least.Compare this to our system, and you will understand why Abbey Semuwemba, George Okello, and others in the UK don’t want to move their families permanently back in Uganda.

Compared to UK, In Uganda, the Uganda police is the only effective ambulance service because at least they try their best to rush injured persons to hospitals – albeit on the back of a pick-up, their necks twisted, bleeding, with no first aid measures. All those at the brink of death end up dying anyway. I wish our leaders would focus on building a system, rather than the reactionary measures.

In 2012, Uganda hosted the IPU. The theme was on maternal and perinatal mortality. Alas! You can all see what the bald and wig heads discussed. Went off topic.

In Uganda its to be better to be a teagirl than to be a medic or teacher. KCCA reviewed its salary structure. Mbu, the lowest paid person, a tea-girl, gets 1.2 Million per month. However, there was only one exception – Health workers and teachers will not be entitled to this salary structure – mbu ‘it will destabilize the economy’. How can we have such a mindset! Is the input of a health worker and a teacher that much less important than that of a tea-girl. Is the government serious about social services? I think we have parasites, prostitutes and irritants instead of leaders. How many macro-economic mishaps have been bred through mismanagement, corruption, poor planning etc, all the while telling the teachers and health workers to be patient.

In almost all government hospitals, every Medical Officer has had to do a caesarean section using the light from a Nokia telephone – because there was no fuel in the generator. Dr. Obote constructed these hospitals in the late 60s and early 70s. He might have been another bogus leader, but at least these structures are there. All are is a pathetic state of disrepair, while billions are spent on reactionary programs that have no results. None of these hospitals have a reliable water supply, yet at the time they were constructed, they each had a water supply unit – the water pumps have broken down, and nobody is interested in their repair. The only thing they keep blubbering is that the Basawo are stealing drugs – are drugs the only ingredient to a health system, stupid.There are no drugs to steal. No anti-Kochs and no ARVs. Have they been stolen by health workers? Its a gimmick to cover up the lack of delivery.

There’s an extortionist team from state house traversing the country arresting petty drug thieves. Everything leans towards political gain but the reality is different. The real drug thieves are white collared and the president knows them from way back,they prop his government. They arrest doctors if they think you support FDC or Besigye.

Most hospitals under Obote and Amin had a hospital tailor. All doctors needed was to buy a roll of cloth and he would make the theater linen. Now these tailors have been replaced by contractors, who deliver more bogus items at 10 times the cost. The same contractors who constructed bogus theaters in Health Centre IVs. If I had the means, I would slap the Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi. But the last time a man went over his fence to slap him, the man ended up 6 feet under, and Nina Mbabazi defended this action on UAH using all her brain parts before she left the forum.

I onetime saw on TV Police rescue at an accident scene at the crested towers round about, a poor woman with a broken leg was lifted like a hip of ” kasasiro” meaning Police can not even afford a stretcher on their patrol cars!!!!! Ambulances making noise around town without a paramedic or even the lightest first aid equipment!! Then you hear leaders moving around telling the world that it is the west that is keeping Africans backward! Our leaders are worse than the colonialists! that the reason I despise the Pan African movement which destroys what is African ( kingdoms) and puts in place nothing apart from rhetoric,chest thumping, wolokoso

Until Ugandans recognize and acknowledge that a good health system is the key to economic prosperity, then the rest is down the toilet. Pay the health workers what the rest of WHO does, good governance, respect the law of the land ,and cut down on those bureaucrats. Oh! Sorry I was just dreaming.

It seems to me all African leaders except a few are actually extra-terrestial,coz what they are doing shows as if one day they wil run off with all their loot to another planet where they came from!and they call themselves pan Africans,SHAME ON THEM!

R.JABENDO
USA

RESPONSE TO SARAH BIREETE ON POWER OF THE PRESIDENT VS WEAK INSTITUTIONS


In an article titled “Uganda’s problem is weak institutions, not the powers in our constitution” published in The Daily Monitor of 8 September 2014, Sarah Bireete, disagrees with my contention that the problem of Uganda is the immense authority bestowed on the Presidency by the National Constitution. She counter-argues that Uganda’s problem are weak institutions and recommends their strengthening. Sarah rightly notes that nowhere in the constitution is the president empowered to appoint public officers on his own, but upon the recommendation of appropriate statutory institutions and the approval of parliament. What she did not say is that the Parliamentary Acts that create those statutory institutions, also mandate the President to appoint the commissioners of those institutions, i.e. appoint his/her own “checkers”. So, WITHOUT BREAKING ANY LAW, President Museveni nominated ONLY NRM cadres who lost elections, as commissioners and board members of all statutory institutions, and they were all (except Hon Nantaba) duly approved by parliament. I meet them every day, most being former colleagues in parliament, and when I ask, “Hon. did you make it back to Parliament?” The standard answer is “No, I lost the election but Mzee helped me, am on this commission, that Board, RDC, ambassador, minister, Chairperson of this / that, Presidential Advisor…..” Tell me Sarah, which of these people would upset the president by rejecting his nominee when he gave (and can un-give) them the job they so desperately need? In not standing up to the president they are not weak, stupid, sycophants or intimidated, it’s old fashioned, commonsense, self-preservation.
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In case parliament rejects a presidential nominee as happened to former Kampala Mayor Nasser Ssebaggala, the president just replaces him / her with another NRM cadre of requisite qualifications which parliament cannot challenge, ultimately rendering parliamentary approval of no consequence! Of consequence though, is that the entire executive, judiciary, public service and 20% of the legislature (10 soldiers, 80 ministers) are made up of NRM cadres appointed by the president and approved by parliament!

Sarah argues like an academic, I argue like an analyst. Academics stop at facts and figures; analysts go further and examine causes, consequences and effects. The cause (or source) of presidential authority in Uganda is the constitution, the consequences are patronage, influence and power, while the effects are impunity and dictatorship – all invisible forces, yet no one can deny their impact on the quality of governance. This is not unique to Uganda. Israel’s lobbyists in the USA may not have constitutional authority but they wield undocumented influence and power – hence the USA’s irrational policy on the Middle East, down several Presidents, where Israel gets away with everything, with impunity. Never under-estimate the far-reaching effects of patronage, power and influence, undocumented they may be, but they can be more lethal than book authority!

The opposition in Uganda can’t engage in peaceful political activity because Parliament passed the draconian Police Act, Political Parties’ And Other Organizations’ Act and Public Order Management Act. When their turns come, the Electoral Commission doctors election results, Bank of Uganda releases public money through the back door and the judiciary doctors judgments. Sarah argues that these institutions need to be strengthened in order to give us better value for money, but is it for lack of constitutional mandate and technical know-how, that they so abuse public trust or is it not the undue influence exerted by their appointing authority?

The constitution provides everything the institutions need to operate effectively, the only impediment they face is the power and influence of the presidency, trim it, and the institutions will be ok!

Beti Olive Kamya

PRESIDENT OF UGANDA FEDERAL ALLIANCE

CHIEF PETITIONER FOR A NATIONAL REFERENDUM TO TRIM PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY

A SACRILEGE THROUGH ALLEGIANCE


By Njalwe Desire

During the French Revolution, had a contract either civil or natural still bound the king and his people, there would have been a mutual obligation and the will of the people would not have set itself up as an supreme arbitrator to pronounce absolute judgment. Abnegation from the seemingly ‘sacrosanct’ views of total loyalty to the king proved to be principal in the sequence of the events that punctuated the revolution, hence, its success.

Man, as it has always been, is called to distance himself from such bounding views and, in the end, embrace his true nature; that is to say, a call to self –awareness.

Without self-awareness, man is dragging himself under repressive leaders in whose draconian laws he wallows. A call to self will rupture these imaginary chains wrapped-up in self-told-contracts that bind and exiges him to submit to these coldblooded rulers.
Today, total allegiance, as earlier mentioned, is making man to forget the self and the world in which he lives. The will to serve humanity is being replaced by him trailing and submitting to principles that dehumanize his resemblance and negates what embodies the eternal truths; The General Will (the will of the people)
Allegiance to these ruthless rulers, who in simple terms are rebels against the people whose absolute sovereignty they usurp, is not just a crime, but crime itself.

Since, according to Montesquieu, “no one rules innocently,” a despot, in making himself enemy of the people, hence, their will, has become a blasphemer whose sin is unforgettable and unpardonable. Such sinner is sinning against the ultimate nature of things (The General Will); and so is allegiance to him. Even Christ himself, writes Camus, though he can forgive sinners, cannot absolve false gods.

By violating human nature, the despot is alienating himself from this all powerful will, therefore, unable to participate in the “divine dispensation.” At the end his crime is becoming inextricable bound to his person; to his very existence that in setting a new order, to end such crimes equals to end the despot.

Let us all remember that The People are inviolable and sacred and can only be constrained by the law, which is supposed to be an expression of their common will. Once The People are free, they will be infallible. And once these imposed chains are thrown away, The People will express what, at all times and in all places, is, has been, and will be the truth. They will become the “oracle that has be consulted to know what the eternal order of the state demands, hence, the universal tendency towards the Good.” In this way, their nostalgic views will be brought to life; rendering the beautiful motherland once again a better place to live in.

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