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Day August 11, 2017

The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age?



BY JOHN NSUBUGA VIA UAH FORUM

Don’t you know that, the secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age? That is what some of our leaders are practicing. Old age is not a sin, but it’s not a joy either, any one can get old, all you have to do is live long enough. So, I’m not here to despise our elders, because I know they can be useful, but not every where. Once upon a time, whenever president Museveni was addressing Uganda, every citizen of East and Central Africa tuned in to listen to this sharp Munyankore son of Africa roar. Today when he speaks, cows, pigs, goats, birds, babies, money lenders, eeeeeverything goes to sleep.

Surely when your steak has to be put through a blender before its served, or when you wake up as many times during the night, but not for the same reasons, you know you’re too old to be president. When you put on a thick winter jacked and hand gloves like our president does in temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius, you know you’re too old to be president. Haven’t you heard that every thing that goes up must come down, but that there comes a time when not everything that’s down can come up?

What I’m saying is that, when age catches up with you, there are many warning signs, you will know it, therefore, you do not need a piece of paper to be reminded how old you’re. The excuse that some people do not know when they were born, is one of the very reasons we have “prohibitive lines in the holly constitution” for checks and balances purposes. Removing age limits will attract interested candidates in their 90s, being aided by push chairs. What do you do then, especially in our corrupt infested Uganda, where money changes hands in exchange for power?

Please be reminded that, it is very important that a country keeps on introducing fresh blood into the political system to maintain a healthy country. If these 90yr old somethings cling on to power, then I ask you, will Abbey Ssemuwemba ever contribute as president of Uganda? I know you mean well, but ours is a unique political environment, dominated by dictators and thieves. He rules you for 50yrs, he dies and his son takes over, and the sequence goes on.

We must maintain both age and term limits.

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Akena and his wife have sold UPC to Museveni but we shall resist them!


Jimmy Akena and Betty Amongi

BY GEORGE OKELLO VIA UAH

It is really mystery how a mental midget like Akena could ever aspire for leadership of a great party like UPC. let alone be a national leader. The man does not have the intellectual capacity to be even a village leader. Just look at is record as a member of parliament. In more than 8 years sitting in that bogus house, have you heard Akena move a motion on any economic or social policy, or even debate on anything of substance? He has been telling his psychophants that kayibanda has promised to hand over power to him, just like Moi annointed Kenyatta’s son Uhuru as his successor. He clearly does not understand Kenyan politics- and the fact that Uhuru tred to create his own power base, seperate from KANU, which was already a badly soiled brand in any case. he does not understand Kemya politics. His only selling point is that he is the son of president obote. beyond that he does not have a clue as to what he would do with power, should he accidentally stagger into it.

The debate inside the UPC is very necessary at this moment in time, because I dont think we can carry on with Akena and his wife any longer. The two are scum, and make our task even more difficult to rebuild the party and get back to power and to where we belong.The issue here really is if James Akena and his wife Betty Amongi are beyond redemption or reached a point of no return..

I sincerely hope Kenya is on the eve of joining her sister Ghana


By Noc’la gaumoy

I sincerely hope Kenya is on the eve of joining her sister Ghana (which does have fairly very identical structural bases) as the vanguard of African democracy development.

Both countries had innitially strongpre independence leader gestalter but, who upon achieving independence, were transformed into monsters that beasted the populations.

In both countries, the leadership torch has been relayed to the sons and daughters of those former heros. In Ghana you had the BIG SIX while in Kenya you had the Mau-Mau bunch.

I believe Ghana has now jumped the hurdle and Kenya soon follows.
But this could be wishful thinking. I never ever underestimate the animal in man of the African!
Hmm, a son of the soil can short circuit just like that and refuse to understand a thing!!

A crook does not need the land bill to grab your land



The first noted case of land grabbing in Uganda’s history, happened after the signing of ‘The Buganda Agreement of 1900.’ The biggest beneficiaries were English Crown and Buganda Chiefs, who practically took land from the peasants and claimed “custody ” over those lands.

That “custody” has now turned into ownership of those said pieces of land that cover whole villages. Some or many of those new owners who are all Baganda, have being selling the land to other Ugandans and are now claiming “we grabbed the land‎;”

Related to the above points; Buganda was rewarded with land from the Bunyoro Kingdom, for collaboration. Those lands became known as the ‘Lost Counties‎,’ and to date are owned by landed gentry from Buganda;

A large section of Mt Elgon is settled by people from Central who live in peace with the Bagisu

What I am trying to tell you is that; in the greater scheme of things, Africa does not matter or matters little in the Global market.

A crook does not need the land bill to grab your land.Most land is stolen using a pen and paper.What your missing here is that the most valuable are the ones with mineral resources and that is what the new Land Bill is about.It’s not about grabbing land in Buganda but in North.

The main reason that tensions levels have kicked a up a notch is specifically because of Northern MP’s going postal about the proposed constitutional clause.

What both sides are not saying publicly is that there is more oil to be found and a new mineral of epic proportions, has been added to the economic equation. Uranium!

‎Enough said.

The Reasons why some Bahima, Itesos and Karamajongs fear using toilets!


BY SIMON OKURUT PETER VIA UAH

The practice of latrines was alien to our cultures and even today, there are people who fear to use latrines because of cultural taboos. For instance, women in some cultures refuse to use pit-latrines because they believe such women will not produce.

In some parts of Teso people still use bushes as latrines. Some dig latrines but never use them. The same applies to Karamoja, no big deal. I went to one home with a beautiful latrine but when I went to use it, the padlock had rusted meaning it was there but never used; the key-hole was blocked completely; they had to break the padlock but by then the wasps that had colonized the room were disturbed, so when the door opened, we had to run away and I forgot about using the latrine until I reached Moroto Town.

From the professional point of view, we should not judge other cultures using our cultural lenses; every cultural group is right in its ways and a person from a different culture needs to understand why certain practices take place in other cultures, there is usually a good cultural reason.

It is not the hate of hard labour involved in digging pit-latrines or graves that force people to seek self-exile; rather the taboos associated or reasons undisclosed with the practice. Some cite barrenness if women use latrines. Even men squatting to aim the holes will have their male organs pointing at the holes sucking “bad air”, the same organ used for producing so why risk not bearing children they reason?

The other often undisclosed reason is that feces and decomposing bodies are good manure producing materials- scattered allover the bushes around provide natural fertilizers- compost manure – bumper harvest as a result.

A well to do family from western Uganda invited the father to a Kampala posh home. The old man wanted to use the washroom; he was shown a clean room beside where he sleeps, close to the kitchen. The old man protested bitter saying, ” You people are bastards; you cook and eat here, you sleep here and you also defecate in the house, no way, take me to defecate outside” they compromised with mzee so they took him to a neighbours to use a pit-latrine that was outside the man house. Cultural beliefs are very strong and it takes much education and patience to change some of the beliefs, some persist.

POPULATION VS EDUCATION: Jews are few in numbers but literally control the world


A MUST MUST READ PLEASE MAKE TIME!

Extracts of speech by Hafez A.B Mohamed: Director-General, Al Baraka Bank.

Demographic
o World Jewish Population. 14 million
o Distribution: 7 m in America
5 m in Asia
2 m in Europe
100 thousand in Africa
o World Muslim Population: 1.5 billion
o Distribution: 1 billion in Asia/Mid-East
400 M in Africa
44 M in Europe
6 M in the Americas
o Every fifth human being is a Muslim.
o For every single Hindu there are two Muslims
o For every Buddhist there are two Muslims
o For every Jew there are 107 Muslims
o Yet the 14 million Jews are more powerful than the entire 1.5 billion Muslims

Why?

Here are some of the reasons.

Movers of Current History
o Albert Einstein Jewish
o Sigmund Freud Jewish
o Karl Marx Jewish
o Paul Samuelson Jewish
o Milton Friedman Jewish

Medical Milestones
o Vaccinating Needle: Benjamin Ruben Jewish
o Polio Vaccine Jonas Salk Jewish
o Leukaemia Drug Gertrude Elion Jewish
o Hepatitis B Baruch Blumberg Jewish
o Syphilis Drug Paul Ehrlich Jewish
o Neuro muscular Elie Metchnikoff Jewish
o Endocrinology Andrew Schally Jewish
o Cognitive therapy. Aaron Beck Jewish
o Contraceptive Pill Gregory Pincus Jewish
o Understanding of Human Eye. G. Wald Jewish
o Embryology. Stanley Cohen Jewish
o Kidney Dialysis Willem Kloffcame Jewish

Nobel Prize Winners
o In the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 180 Nobel prizes whilst 1.5 billion Muslims have contributed only 3 Nobel winners

Inventions that changed History
o Micro- Processing Chip. Stanley Mezor Jewish
o Nuclear Chain Reactor Leo Sziland Jewish
o Optical Fibre Cable Peter Schultz Jewish
o Traffic Lights Charles Adler Jewish
o Stainless Steel Benno Strauss Jewish
o Sound Movies Isador Kisee Jewish
o Telephone Microphone Emile Berliner Jewish
o Video Tape Recorder Charles Ginsburg Jewish

Influential Global Business
o Polo Ralph Lauren Jewish
o Coca Cola Jewish
o Levi’s Jeans Levi Strauss Jewish
o Sawbuck’s Howard Schultz Jewish
o Google Sergey Brin Jewish
o Dell Computers Michael Dell Jewish
o Oracle Larry Ellison Jewish
o DKNY Donna Karan Jewish
o Baskin & Robbins Irv Robbins Jewish
o Dunkin Donuts Bill Rosenberg Jewish

Influential Intellectuals/Politicians
o Henry Kissinger , US Sec of State Jewish
o Richard Levin, PresidentYaleUniversity Jewish
o Alan Greenspan , US Federal Reserve Jewish
o Joseph Lieberman Jewish
o Madeleine Albright , US Sec of State Jewish
o CasperWeinberger , US Sec of Defence Jewish
o Maxim Litvinov , USSR Foreign Minister Jewish
o DavidMarshal , Singapore Chief Minister Jewish
o Isaacs Isaacs, Gov-GenAustralia Jewish
o Benjamin Disraeli, British Statesman Jewish
o Yevgeny Primakov, Russian PM Jewish
o Barry Goldwater , US Politician Jewish
o Jorge Sampaio, President Portugal Jewish
o Herb Gray, Canadian Deputy – PM Jewish
o Pierre Mendes, French PM Jewish
o Michael Howard, British Home Sec. Jewish
o Bruno Kriesky, Austrian Chancellor Jewish
o Robert Rubin , US Sec of Treasury Jewish

Global Media Influential
o Wolf Blitzer, CNN Jewish
o Barbara Walters ABC News Jewish
o EugeneMeyer , Washington Post Jewish
o Henry Grunwald, Time Magazine Jewish
o Katherine Graham , Washington Post Jewish
o Joseph Lelyeld, New York Times Jewish
o Max Frankel, New York Times Jewish

Global Philanthropists
o George Soros Jewish
o Walter Annenberg Jewish

Why are they powerful? why are Muslims powerless?
Here’s another reason. We have lost the capacity to produce knowledge.

o In the entire Muslim World (57 Muslim Countries) there are only 500 universities.
o In USA alone, 5,758 universities
o In India alone, 8,407 universities
o Not one university in the entire Islamic World features in the Top 500 Ranking Universities of the World
o Literacy in the Christian World 90%
o Literacy in the Muslim World 40%
o 15 Christian majority-countries, literacy rate 100%
o Muslim majority – countries , None
o 98% in Christian countries completed primary
o Only 50% in Muslim countries completed primary.
o 40% in Christian countries attended university
o In Muslim countries a dismal 2% attended.
o Muslim majority countries have 230 scientists per one million Muslims
o The USA has 5000 per million
o The Christian world 1000 technicians per million.
o Entire Arab World only 50 technicians per million.
o Muslim World spends on research/development 0.2% of GDP
o Christian World spends 5 % of GDP

Conclusion.
o The Muslim World lacks the capacity to produce knowledge.

Another way of testing the degree of knowledge is the degree of diffusing knowledge.

o Pakistan 23 daily newspapers per 1000 citizens
o Singapore 460 per 1000 citizens.
o In UK book titles per million is 2000
o In Egypt book titles per million is only 17

Conclusion.
o Muslim World is failing to diffuse knowledge

Applying Knowledge is another such test.
o Exports of high tech products from Pakistan is 0.9% of its exports.
o In Saudi Arabia is 0.2%
o Kuwait , Morocco and Algeria 0.3%
o Singapore alone is 68%

Conclusion.
o Muslim World is failing to apply knowledge.

What do you conclude? no need to tell the figures are speaking themselves very loudly we are unable to listen
Advice:
Please educate yourself and your children. always promote education, don’t compromise on it, don’t ignore your children’s slightest misguidance from education (and please, for God’s Sake, don’t use your personal contacts or sources to promote your children in their education; if they fail, let them and make them learn to pass; b/c if they can’t do it now, they can’t ever).
We are World’s biggest and strongest nation, all we need is to identify and explore our ownselves. Our victory is with our knowledge, our creativity, our literacy…And nothing else.
….Wake up…

An average Ugandan consumes 3.6 kg of meat per year!




By Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

One point of concern with some of you who say you are in the opposition is your triviality.Your concern there is that YK Museveni may be competing with RM Mutebi at getting peasants to genuflect for him. If your concern is merely that, when will you get time to be concerned with policy issues that are the real business of politics?

MAO KNEELING IN FRONT OF THE KABAKA


For example, the WHO tells us that for a human being to maintain himself in good health, he should consume 80 kgs of meat per year. An average Ugandan consumes 3.6 kg of meat per year. What the world health recommends for a year, a Ugandan consumes in 22 years. Ugandans under consume meat to the tune of 2,122%.

In light of that, when we see a whole president in the picture down there spending valuable time visiting a micro-holder zero-grazing one cow, can’t a member of the opposition get an robust angle from which to take on the president regarding his vision for the nation’s agriculture? But what is our concern? A peasant is kneeling! Eh!

If we go with the 2,122% under-consumption of meat, the point that a serious opposition should be quarrelling about is that, instead of seeing a PPU picture of the president squandering valuable time with that peasant, we should be seeing him visiting a commercial rancher with 2,000 head of cattle, if the nation’s protein malnutrition is ever going to be addressed. But what does UAH pick on: “Banange, a kneeling peasant!”

The same goes with milk. WHO stipulation: 200 ltrs per year per person. Uganda: 40 ltrs per year. Presidential visit: small holder zero-grazing one animal. Agricultural policy implications/concerns? None are raised! Opposition’s concern: “Banange, a kneeling peasant!”

Surely, why can’t someone, even a Corporal, rule you for 50 years plus a bonus?

Baganda have the largest population but westerners dominate almost everything!


Allen Catherine Kagina

By Isaac Balamu via UAH

Baganda have the largest population in Uganda but the Museveni govt has deliberately underemployed them.To understand this very well I will take you back to O level Maths and I will use percentage.

If we have a population of 1000 people of which Buganda are 20%, Bahima 8% and 72% all other tribes. If for 100 jobs you have 20 baganda, 12 bahima and the other 68 comprising of other tribe as it is in the majority of parastatals.

If you look at percentage employed which is the only fair way to look at it ,

Buganda , 20/200 *100 = 10%

Bahima 12/80*100 = 15%

Other 68/1440*100 = 4.7%

It is clear from that example that even though Buganda may seem to be many in a company actually due to their population, there are still under employed.

But if we take this argument to those jobs were the president has appointed people to head, there is no comparison, those who have been seconded to UN jobs no comparison, those who have been sent for future studies, no comparison.

I challenge you all to go and do a research on companies, which have won contracts, check their owners and see if there is a comparison.We carried out an investigation on URA and fought it the most tribal,if you want you can try too what we did. First we applied with our real names and we didn’t get any replies, we then decided to change our names to westerner ones, and guess what we got replies.

This is a Uganda we are living in, those who still have a chance are people who went to good schools were they meet westerners who are in good positions, and then you can also get something, that is fact of the matter.

One thing I have also noticed it has a generation swift, I find my classmate who are westerners not to be tribal at all but our parents’ age, there are worse. Our parents have gone through these things and the only lesson we can take from them is to be patient and never to be frustrated.

What we need in Uganda is to play a discrimination act. There should be also an equality and diversify requirement for all government department and those which seek to work for the government. This will safeguard all of us, without this, then we are doomed but I know Ugandans are resilient people we also find a ways

The thieves and murderers in Nansana are home boys!


If you are going to wait for the police to help you over these thieves, you have a big joke on your hands. In early 2000s, we had such a situation in Nansana. Some of us took it upon ourselves to contact the District Internal Security office, and the then Wembly Unit. We wrote to the District Secutiry offices and only copied our correspondences to the Nansana Police Post- reason being, they just cannot do this for you.

You need to organise yourselves. Most of these thugs are sons born in Nansana, the police find it difficult to get some of them and punish them because they are protected- mwaana wagundi!.

If you asked around Nansana, especially around the St. Joseph Primary and Secondary schools Nansana, all that area below the church, the stretch below the Nansana Town Council premises up to Masitoowa, people know about the modolisation we did then. Some of the people who participated in this Mobolisation are still there in Nansana and they are willing to cooperated. Just get up and protect yourselves.

Frank Mutagubya via UAH

ADHOLA SAYS THAT OBOTE WAS NOT A LUMPEN AS CALLED BY MWENDA


Yoga Adhola.

Andrew Mwenda recently wrote: “Our country was handed over to persons who had grown up in grass thatched huts, shared their bedrooms with goats and chicken and who had no previous experience in leadership. When given power, they brought the worst of village habits to leadership. Botswana which got its main king, Sir Tsereste Khama, to lead it after independence bears testimony to the view that you needed grounded leaders to prosper.”

Thereafter he mourned that Kabaka Mutesa should have led the struggle for Uganda independence.

These remarks are clearly in reference to Apollo Milton Obote (RIP).

However, contrary to this opinion of Obote’s political skills, Obote has received very good reviews from people who know what they are talking about.

Ironically, the first good review came from the royal family of Buganda itself. This was in the period leading to independence. Professor Kenneth Ingham, who wrote a biography of Obote has recorded thus: “Obote’s speeches were to have repercussions in an unexpected quarter. Towards the end of the year, Obote received a telephone call from a nominated member of the legislative council, Ms Pumla Kisosonkole, the step mother of the wife of the Kabaka, inviting him to call on her in her office. When he did so she told him that a number of people had been impressed by the tenor of his arguments, among them the Kabaka himself. She thought that much might be gained if Obote were to have a private meeting with her son-in-law. Obote was excited by the prospect, but while recognising the need for a measure of secrecy at this tentative stage in the discussions, he was wary of becoming involved in any activity which might not have the approval of his party.”

More directly, Edward Mutesa was to write in his book, The Desecration of My Kingdom thus: “The opposition party (the Uganda People’s Congress always known as UPC), received more votes than DP, but secured only thirty-five seats. It was led by a man from the north named Milton Apollo Obote. At the time I had heard little of him, and certainly never met him. There were a number of stories about him.

He was said to have been a herd-boy and been wounded by a spear-throw. Deciding that life was too vigorous, he went to school, and followed that with a brief career of one year at Makerere. I do not know why he cut short his studies. A spell in Kenya as some sort of clerk under Kenyatta during the time of Mau mau came to an end, and it was on his return to Uganda that his fortunes began to mend. Up to this point his career had not been a conspicuous one. Elected to the Legco, he became the head of a powerful party, and even then I do not think his undoubted ability was recognised.”

Professor TV Sathyamurthy who wrote the encyclopaedic book on Uganda politics, Political Development in Uganda, had this to say about Obote’s political skills: “Obote’s political enemies, believed that it was a matter of time that he would return to Uganda to assume power. Despite the fact that Nyerere took great care not to be involved in Uganda politics as a partisan of Obote, Ugandan politicians knew that, in experience and organisation, Obote was unquestionably the best of them. While making sure that the interests of UPC were well represented in the UNLF, Obote had nothing to do with it personally. He was shrewd enough to realise that, within a very short time, such a heterogeneous unit was bound to hoist itself with its own petard, thus leaving the way clear for him to re-enter the Uganda political scene at the top. If ever there was a Pereto’s fox in African politics, it was Obote.”

Edward Sheehan, the New York Times correspondent who interviewed Obote in the mid 60s compared Obote’s skills to those of his colleagues, Julius Nyerere and Jomo Kenyatta in the following words: “As yet he enjoys neither the prestige nor the personal fame of East Africans other Presidents Jomo Kenyatta and Dr Julius Nyerere of Tanzania but he probably surpasses both as a tactician and as a pure political animal who posseses an almost mystical understanding of the mechanics and sources of power. He does not inspire the awe and reverence that Kenyatta’s charismatic history commands in Kenya. Nor, despite his intelligence and omnivorous reading habits, can he claim to possess the intellectual brilliance of Julius Nyerere, but then, neither is burdened with the excessive introspection, diffidence and indecisiveness which so often seem to have immobilised the President of Tanzania. “In the misty forests of Uganda’s tribal politics, however, Obote has proved himself a manoeuvrer whose foresight and cunning have invariably overturned the most ingenious stratagems of his enemies. When his political fortunes were at their lowest ebb, and just as it appeared he was losing his grip, not only did he surprise his opponents by creating the commission of inquiry, but he took the brilliant gamble that its composition was beyond his political control, free to scrutinise his personal probity as it pleased. Then he turned the attention of the country from the debate over his honesty to the controversy over his new Constitution.”

“In their repeated confrontations, Obote has consistently outwitted the Kabaka, who never really had the stomach for the power game in the first place. The Kabaka was under pressure from his own people to prove that he was running Buganda, and pushed by foolish advisers to take untenable positions from which there was no retreat.” (Edward Sheehan’s article, “Making of a President, Uganda Style,” in the New York Times issue of January 22, 1967). Another evaluation came from a contemporary who used the pseudonym, Andre de la Rue and published an article, “The Rise and Fall of Grace Ibingira,” in The New African–radical review,” published in Cape Town, March 1967. Andre de La Rue wrote: “Dr Obote, Prime Minister and now President, is an astute and exceedingly able machine politician and not a charismatic leader. He is a pragmatist and in social outlook a moderate–in African terms. Ideology is not of central concern to him; the maintenance, consolidation and use of power are. On the other hand, Dr Obote is deeply dedicated to the Uganda’s unity, social development, and economic progress.

“In political tactics, Dr Obote’s pragmatic idealism takes the form of cautious waiting and quick advances at times of his choice. He allows his opponents to muster strength, to let their aims become known, to build up internal factions within their own coalitions, to over extend themselves in grasping for power just out of reach. Meanwhile, he consolidates strength and removes minor weaknesses. At times he gives the impression of losing control over the situation. Then as rumours begin to herald his coming defeat, he moves rapidly and decisively. His immediate objective attained and the whole opposition thrown into disarray, he gains speedy adoption of major changes whose mere proposals could have cost him his office before the crisis.”

Mr Adhola is former editor-in-chief of The People newspaper and ideologue of UPC.

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