Category Museveni

HOW MUSEVENI IS AWARE OF ALL THE POOR SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE COUNTRY


the upmarket acacia avenue is under deluge.

the upmarket acacia avenue is under deluge.


BY SARAH NALUKENGE VIA UAH FACEBOOK GROUP

Having started his political career as an intelligence officer and more especially in a communist background and setting, Uganda’s military dictator, Museveni values the flow of information on all aspects of public affairs right from the smallest unit at village level to the top at national level. All his decisions and policies are based on the information generated in such a way. During the Heros Day celebrations in Busoga in 2013, he asserted that he is aware of everything that happens in Uganda. In order of priority, here below are the different structures and sources through which Museveni gets to know all that is happening in the country pertaining to political, economic, social aspects.

1. Intelligence services
(a) Internal Security Organisation (ISO) has structures spread throughout the country i.e Parish (PISO), Sub-county (GISO), District (DISO), Region (RISO) and national level (Director General) who feeds Museveni.

(b) Military Intelligence – The army has units spread in all parts of the country. Every Unit has an Intelligence Officer and it has even created Zonal Intelligence Officers who man areas that have a small presence of military units. These Intelligence officers are stationed at independent units, Battalion, Brigade, Division up to the headquarters (CMI) who feeds Museveni. In their respective areas of operation, military intelligence officers gather information of political, economic and social nature on top of their military intelligence gathering role.

(c) Police- the police is spread throughout the country. At every police unit/station/post there is a department Crime Investigations and Intelligence (CIID. Traditionally, it was only Criminal Investigation Department (CID) but Museveni disbanded the intelligence branch of the police (SB) and gave the extra task of intelligence gathering to CID making CIID. The police officers in charge of CIID help their commanders to gather intelligence of crime, political, economical and social nature. This information flows from the remotest police post, to the zones, District, Regional, the police headquarters (IGP) who feeds the Museveni.

(d) State House Intelligence – this is an informal intelligence outfit that Museveni personally manages. It has a wide network and well facilitated both financially and logistically. It collects intelligence and inquires into any matter in any government sector.

(e) Army officers under NAADS – under the cover of fighting poverty, Museveni deployed army officers into the agricultural sector under the National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS). The purpose was to widen his intelligence gathering networks. These army officers who are spread among the population throughout the country gather intelligence of military, political, economic and social aspect. Their reporting structures are Sub-county, District, zones, region, up to the national level to Museveni’s brother, Gen. Saleh who in turn reports to Museveni.

(f) Very soon he will have another intelligence outfit crafted out of his close religious allies – the Born Again Christians.

All the above outfits gather, compile, make recommendations and submit reports inform of Special Reports, daily Situation Reports, monthly reports, quarterly reports, mid-year reports, annual reports to the sole consumer who is Museveni. Actually the release of monthly operational funds by the headquarters of the respective organisation is conditioned on submission of these reports. On the contrary, failure to submit such reports calls for serious reprimand including withholding of funding. Intelligence gathering and reporting is heightened during the electioneering period where Museveni is briefed on every aspect before he goes for campaigns in any a given area. The formal of such intelligence reports touches of:
(i) Security – crime, threats, loopholes, successes etc
(ii) political – regime performance, opposition, dirty game – sabotaging of opposition, identifying fence sitters,
(ii) social – operations of NGOs,Civil society, religious organisations, service delivery, complaints from citizens, performance of health, education, agriculture, transport etc.
(iii) Economic – revenue collection, production, infrastructure, designing sabotages schemes for opposition leaning enterprenures, etc.

2. Local Government Structures
(a) Local Council (LC) I at the village, L.C II at the Parish, LC III at the Sun-county, and L.C V at the district all gather, compile and submit information in form of reports bottom-top up to the minister of Local Government who reports to Museveni.

(b) Resident District Commissioners – are the supervisors of all government programs in the district and get reports from all the sectors in the district and fuse them into one report which is submitted to the Minister In-charge of the presidency who in turn reports either directly to Museveni or through the Prime Minister.

(c) Chief Administrative Officers (CAO) – they supervise the different departments of the civil service under that particular district. The heads of different government departments at district level compile reports which they submit to the CAO who in turn also submits to the Minister of Public Service who also submits to the Prime Ministeror and then Museveni. But even the different heads of departments at district submit reports to their regional heads who in turn submit to their line Ministers and then to the Prime Minister who finally submits to Museveni.

With the above functioning structures that gather, compile and submit periodic reports on every aspect government operations at every level and from every corner of the country, Museveni is fully aware of the whole situation pertaining to service delivery and by feigning ignorance,Museveni is just playing on the intelligence of Ugandans.

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MUSEVENI RAIDS COURT AGAIN – FROM BLACK MAMBA TO KIFEESI


BY SARAH NALUKENGE VIA UAH FACEBOOK GROUP

Uganda’s military dictator, Museveni has once again raided courts of law in a wider scheme coerce judicial officers into submission as a judicial arm of his regime. Unlike the Police and Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) which he has fully incorporated into his dictatorial regime, the judiciary still has some pockets of judicial officers who are determined to act professionally. Like in any other African dictatorship, the Museveni dictatorship treats members of the legal fraternity are as enemies of the state simply because they ‘undermine’ his schemes of manipulating the the rule of law. Like has been the case with Journalists, the legal fraternity under Museveni has borne the brunt of the military dictator.

BLACK MAMBA

The name Black Mamba was coined by the members of the public following a nasty incident in November 2005 when Museveni deployed hooded commandos donning black T/shirts and wielding Israel made Macro Garill machine guns raided the High Court to reverse a court order. These were commando soldiers under CMI who had been trained and armed by Israel retired army officers. It was on November 16th, 2005 when the High Court of Uganda granted bail to 14 civilians whom the Museveni regime had been accusing of treason in connection with the shadow PRA rebel group and linking them to opposition leader, Dr. Besigye. Before the suspects could regain their freedom, these heavily armed commandos besieged the High Court premises taking hostage all the top brass of the third arm of the state (judiciary), the suspects, their relatives and friends and other innocent people. The commandos forcefully arrested the 14 suspects and whisked them away before slamming terrorism charges on them before the General Court Martial the following day and remanded. The act received condemnation from all corners of the globe with the donor community cutting some aid. Later in Jan 2006 the the Constitutional Court ruled that the continued trial of the 14 suspects in the military court martial was illegal and ordered for their release but Museveni simply ignored the ruling and continued to hold the suspects in detention. The matter came to pass and it did not take long for Museveni to arrange another raid a year later.
ALLEGORY
On March 1, 2007, Museveni deployed about 50 plain clothed security officers who raided the same High Court and rearrested five men whom court had just granted bail after they had spent 15 months on remand. During the scuffle, Lawyers, Journalists relatives of suspects and top judicial officers were subjected to a scuffle that left Advocate Kiyemba Mutale seriously assaulted by a senior police officer. The siege ended at around 8.30 p.m when the five victims attempted to leave the court premises in the company of the Deputy Chief Justice and the Principal Judge were brutally arrested them. They were taken to Bushenyi and Arua and charged with Murder. All the top Judicial officers condemned the act before they together with the lawyers went on strike for one week. The Minister of Internal Affairs, then Hon Rugunda described the strike as “an unwarranted decision” before adding that the government was investigating the matter and that appropriate action was to be taken after the results. Like had been the case with the 2005 raid by the Black Mambas, this incident was swept under the carpet and no one was made to account.

In July 2013, former Coordinator of Intelligence services, Gen. David Ssejusa while appearing on VOA told the world that the 2005 invasion of the High Court could not have occurred without the express authority and instructions of the highest office (Museveni). The then Chief Justice, Benjamin Odoki in an interview with The Daily Monitor said that “…….if I had been in the country, the situation would have been different. The precincts of the court are sanctified, they are sacred. Its like an embassy, you don’t go to the American Embassy and arrest anybody”.

On 9th July 2016, Museveni deployed unruly youthful urban goons to attack the second arm of government (parliament) in protest against the summoning of his police chief by the parliamentary committee on Defense and Internal Affairs. As they fiercely fought with a rival faction, the brutal police which is usually brutal against other protesters just looked on because the goons had the express authority and instructions of the highest office (Museveni). The incident was swept under the carpet and the following day Museveni organized, facilitated and deployed more goons to attack the Chief Magistrates Court at Makindye. The court was scheduled to hear a matter where Museveni’s Police chief was accused of torturing citizens and he refused to appear in court but instead he implemented Museveni’s instructions of sending goons to terrorize the trial Magistrate and advocates. The goons threatened to lynch the advocates who had taken refuge in the Chief Magistrate and had to only be evacuated by the riot police in anti riot police cars amidst manhandling by the goons leaving their personal cars behind. One Advocate who dared to escape using his personal car had his car stoned and damaged by the same goons. The police just looked on and no such goon has been arrested. The Police issued a statement commending those goons for abiding by the law “The Uganda Police Force appreciates the fact that the group of demonstrators at the Grade I Magistrates’ Court in Makindye today complied with the requirement of the Public Order Management Act (S.5) of notifying the police so as to obtain guidance and security during the demonstration.” The Chief Justice has condemned the raid on Makindye Court “…..whoever is mobilizing supporters to come and disrupt court proceedings should stop”. The Uganda Law Society has also condemned the act and threatened to compile a list of those who are torturing citizens into the book of shame before calling for an expeditious inquiry into the siege of Makindye court. This was the best statement Museveni

Whatever the case, Museveni has realized that Ugandans are hopeless, helpless and toothless and can therefore do any mischief with impunity in pursuit of his hold on power. Fellow country men and women just prepare for more serious mischief as the officers of court prepares more sweet statements.

M7 IS A LIAR!


“The problem of Africa in general and Uganda in particular is not the people but leaders who want to overstay in power.”—M7

“Some people think being in the government for a long time is a bad thing but the more you stay, the more you learn. I am now an expert on governance. African problems are a result of lack of proper research and wrong advice from outsiders.”–M7

“All European countries do not have term limits. Except US, but all the others—Britain, I think even France, certainly I know Israel. So as long as people are electing (the president) that will be the limit. And, if the people don’t want you that will be the end of the story. Therefore, it is a diversion and not a serious issue in my opinion for one to argue that term limits are necessary.”

TAMALE WAS OF LITTLE INFLUENCE IN STATE HOUSE


Folks:I have always been told that Tamale Mirundi, was a man of little or no influence than he would like us to believe. Although he was the ‘Presidential Press Secretary,’ he almost never had an audience with person he was supposed to speak on behalf.

This fact was always lost on the general public due to his(Mirundi’s) bombastic character and the coercive nature of his statements.If foreign journalists wanted to meet M7, Robert Kabushenga, was the man and not Tamale Mirundi.

Tamale Mirundi, is an old school mate of mine and Robert Kabushenga, is an old friend.I remember when he(Mirundi) was ridiculing John Nagenda, about his position and now he is “appointed” to the very position.

The man ‘Upstairs’ has a deadly sense of humor! If M7 has more than ten”Political Advisors,” what stops him(M7) from having more than two “Media Advisors?”

In his previous conversations, Tamale has despised presidential advisors calling the position a consolation dumping ground for the useless.Tamale Mirundi said those posts are there for welfare purposes. so, he is just going to pick a salary but for doing nothing.Tamale Mirundi, forgot one important aspect of politics; everybody and everyone is expendable in politics.

Ocen Nekyon Moses via the UAH forum

HUMOR:UAH’S JOHN NSUBUGA INTERVIEWS PRESIDENT MUSEVENI


This is a serialised interview.

JN- Mr President, thank you for accepting to avail your self for this interview. Let me also use this opportunity to congratulate you for having been re-elected president of Uganda, although I do not recognise your presidency.

Museveni- Thank you JN. By the way, I remember you as a boy during the 1980 campaigns and the liberation war. But what do you mean you do not recognise my presidency?

JN- There is compelling evidence that you rigged this election, Besigye received more votes than you.

Museveni- No, no, no…Besigye is misleading people and he will be arrested if he doesn’t stop. It is actually FDC that rigged in many polling stations around the country.

JN- Which polling stations?

Museveni- For example, in the north they rigged in Ginego, Jal, Macho Myamya, and Obale etc. In the east they rigged Ojame, Jadwong, Pee, Omuhongo, Siriginyi and Ejokuna. They almost rigged Ejakait polling station as well, but Kaihura prevented that in time. Here in central, they went ahead and rigged Mbaliga polling station, Banobasiru polling station, Ndimulimba, and Njochamasiro polling station. In fact we did not gather more than 20 votes at Serwajo’kwota polling station. In the West we were more vigilant so they only managed to rig Rwakitura polling station. As you can see, we’re the victims here, but alhamdulillah, we came out on top.

JN- Alhamudulillah!!!

Museveni- Yes! Seya taught me that.

JN- But the electoral commission is partisan and pro NRM, how did they manage to do that?

Museveni- They were assisted by the conservatives in the UK to print fake ballot papers. We know this.

JN- Lets talk about your rap or crap song as some people call it. Whose idea was it, and how come you claim originality for a song that has been around for more than a century?

Museveni- Oh! actually it was Janet’s idea although I took all the credit. The idea was to educate our youth about product value addition. You see, this song had been exported from Ankore to other parts of Uganda in its raw form for many years. So we added value to it and you saw the results.

JN- How was that supposed to educate the youth about product value addition?

Museveni- I think it was another way of telling them that it is possible to sell sand in the Sahara.

JN- But Otafire publicly called it a “Mavi ya kuku” crap song.

Museveni- No, no, no…what Kahinda proposed in the NRM caucus was that we add those lyrics in the song, to make it national anthem material, but we disagreed on the modality.

JN- What was the disagreement about exactly?

Museveni- I did not attend that meeting my self, but Tamale Mirundi can clarify.

Tamale Mirundi- Mr. pulezidenti, samu membazi insisitedi we insert those words into the song vertically…ie. “Mavi ya kuku” but athazi were saying we do it horizontally….”kuku ya mavi” for example.

JN- Only that?

Museveni- He also felt the song had the potential to become our national anthem, so we forwarded the matter to different party organs for scrutiny.

JN-Why didn’t you record a full album?

Museveni- But it was a full album of one song. I intend to release ten more albums this year to complement the first one.

JN- Ten!!…how are you going to do that in one year?

Museveni- In the second album for example, we shall record the same song backwards. In the third album, I’ll recycle only one line……”kati karara, karara, kati karara x 89 times emphasising the “Rrrrrrrrrr”……..” and crap like that. Eddy Kenzo will assist us with all that.

JN- Mr president, people say you’ve failed to create jobs 25yrs down the road, what do you say about that?

Museveni- Those are lies spread by FDC. How can any body say we’ve not created jobs when companies like MTN, Uchumi, Nakumat, Airtel, Kiboko squad and Kalangala action plan are all recruiting NRM youth? Under the NRM government, we’ve discovered oil and paper ore which we did by adding DDT to paper and some other herbs from Ntungamo.

JN- What is paper ore used for?

Museveni- It is the main ingredient in the production of heart monitoring equipment for hospitals. Last year I directed that we use them our selves at Mulago hospital and that explains why heart related deaths have declined drastically form 2000 a year to only 1997.

JN- But it is said that all these business are owned by your family, disguised as private business owned by foreign investors. They exploit the poor who have become poorer since 1986.

Museveni- JN, I agree, but the bible says…. “Thou who haveth will be giveneth more, but ye who haveneth not, even the little thou owneth shall be takeneth awayeth from themeth”. That is why Haji Kigongo and Seya Ssebaggala are with me because they believe in the same doctrine. I hope that answers your question.

JN- Seya was jailed some years back for money laundering in the USA and he is also on record for embezzling public funds here in Uganda. Is he your friend..

Museveni- Oh!!..no, no, no!…Seya is merely an NRM associate but not a friend of mine. But we have things in common, for example, we both don’t eat pork nor do we drink alcohol, I think that allows us to work well together.

JN- Do you trust him?

Museveni- Yes of course, because with him, maximum secrecy is ensured, unlike people like Mahogany.

JN- Mr president, what do you mean when you talk about “secrecy”?

Museveni- I conduct all my meetings with Seya in English, so there is no chance for leakage. You know the media here would be spreading rumours that I will never retire.

JN- Are you a life president?

Museveni- Ohhh! please!…Now that Besigye is no longer going to seek another mandate with in FDC, there is no threat to the country and the NRM. I’m going to retire ASAP.

JN- When Mr president?

Museveni- Not later than 2062, but if you people push me too hard, agakatonda muguru nyowe naza kubahereza ebifunguro bya state house such that I go to Rwakitura and look after my cows. (I swear to God I’m going to hand over the keys)

JN- Laugh….and laugh again….Mr president, do you expect to live that long?

Museveni- Please do not focus on one individual only “Museveni” when there is a long queue of other capable Ugandans waiting as well. For example, I’ve heard that this young man, Muhwezi is also interested. The other day I was at my daughter’s church, and there was a rumour going on that another Ugandan…I think it is Janet Kataha Museveni who might be considering sacrificing her self for the nation AGAIN. Although we’re opposed to the idea, we also acknowledge that we’re a family that sacrifices, and therefore, can not stop these Ugandans who want to serve their country. Retiring will not be a problem.

JN- In other words you’re going to stand again in 2016. Are you a life president?

Museveni- JN, let us cross the bridge when we get there. I think we should focus on industrialisation and the East African integration process.

JN- But Mr president, do you think Besigye is capable of leading this country?

Museveni- If he becomes president, this country will retrogress. We can not allow that to happen. For example, he has been telling people that he is going to drastically reduce corruption with in five years, how was he going to do that? It has taken us 25yrs to increase it to its current levels, so how does anybody decrease it with in five years??!!!

JN- You seem to imply that corruption is good for this country Mr president.

Museveni- If a cow that gives you milk doesn’t feed well, it will produce less milk. To get it to feed, you must entice it with salt. In Runyankore we call it “ekisura”. In other words, what you people call corruption, for us in the NRM we call ekisura that greases people’s hands such that they do a good job.

JN- Is Besigye wrong to say he wants to eradicate corruption then?

Museveni- Besigye always wants to accomplish things fast. I think you’re aware that he deserted the liberation struggle, but to our surprise, we found him in Kampala with the first group of liberators drinking tea near the old Slow boat restaurant. He actually commanded that battalion, so you can say that he wanted to become president way back in 1986.

JN- So you do not trust him?

Museveni- How can you trust a man who promises a Sunami but then you end up with a La-Nina phenomenon?. How can you trust him when he wanted to give the Banyoganda a district states?

JN- Are you saying Bunyoganda doesn’t qualify for a district status?

Museveni- You can’t do that now, because the minimum requirement in terms of population to qualify for a district status is 25 people, habiting at least an acre of kabaka’s land. The Banyoganda number only 20 according to the last population census. To give them that status now will lead to the Cholangis in the north to agitate for theirs as well. As you might be aware, that action will require us to chop off some parts of Acholiland and Langoland to create a district for the Cholangi people.

JN- Back to corruption, so you do not want corruption to end, is that what you’re saying?

Museveni- Oh! nooo…, the NRM governement has got the will to end corruption, but of courses at a very, very slow pace to enable people to adjust properly.

JN- What do you mean Mr president?

Museveni- What I mean is that, with corruption in place, that is how the NRM succeeds, and not how it fails. For example, how else would I have managed to remove these restrictive term limits?

JN- Are you admitting that you have failed on corruption?

Museveni- Of course not. It is not how you start but how you end that matters. In 2062 corruption will be a thing of the past.

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In my next series, I will interview the president on oil in Bunyoro and the economy in general. Stay tuned.

ON HIS OWN, MBABAZI MAY CAUSE LESS DAMAGE TO NRM


The NRM constitution allows all members with the minimum qualifications (kindergarten) to contest for any position within the party. But because president Museveni is extremely scared of competition, he is not about to allow Amama Mbabazi to stand against him. On his own, Mbabazi may seem insignificant, but it is the fragmentation in support that bothers the strategists.

Remember there is Gilbert Bukenya, Ssejusa, the rebel MPs, JPM’s sister in-low, and then the silent opponents still testing the waters before jumping in. These groups could easily cause a lot of disorganisation within the party, forcing the regime to either use upper hand methods to nutralise the threat, or steal the votes in full view of everybody UPC style. The internal dynamics of the NRM party have shifted towards change, it is that change that scares the president hence the efforts to suppress it through the Kyankwanzi resolution, purging, humiliation, and so on.

There is a realisation by some actors that the NRM political class can not continue to pretend as if all is fine, but because the borrower is a servant to the lender, president Museveni knows that his support on the ground is not solid enough to have others run against him. The bunkum blame game that president Museveni has employed for very many years is tired and has finally outlived its usefulness. 30yrs and you still move around the country blaming the opposition and the thieves stealing medicines and mattresses from Mulago hospital? Is it not because the institutions of government that could have dealt with them have all but been rendered impotent by the president himself?

Considering that both Mbabazi and Ssejusa, but also Gilbert Bukenya are not that popular with the people in the country compared to say Dr. Besigye, but still find considerable residual support here and there is in it’self tantalising. The president doesn’t know what they have in store for him, so why take chances if you can circumnavigate the threat by offering JPAM a prime ministerial position? Ssejusa’s history needs no introduction or explanation to anybody, and so is Mbabazi’s enemies from both within the party and the public. As for Bukenya, that one is a joker, I think he wants to attract Museveni’s attention.

JOHN NSUBUGA VIA THE UAH FORUM

WHY DR. KIYINGI SENDS MUSEVENI PANICKING


BY ROBUKUI VIA UAH FORUM
Introduction

Of recent there has been arrests of Muslims following a spate of murders of Muslim clerics in Buganda and Busoga regions. The regime has linked the murders and arrests to the Islamic aligned Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) based in eastern DRC. Among those arrested are the leaders of the radical Tabliq sect. The ADF came to the scene around 1996 when it struck western Uganda. Its prolonged war with the Kampala regime saw Museveni’s army enter the DRC ostensibly to flush out the ADF but it remained intact as the army instead pursued an imperialistic agenda. The ADF remained active in eastern DRC with clandestine operations in Uganda’s Islamic strong holds of Buganda and Busoga. Museveni managed to have the ADF blacklisted as a terrorist organisation but his tireless efforts to link it to Alshabab and Al-Queda have not been fruitful. Recent report by the UN group of experts found no evidence of any linkage.

Also linked to the murders is Dr Agrey Kiyingi – a prominent Ugandan Cardiologist based in Sydney Australia. He has expressed intentions to vie for the presidency of Uganda. The Museveni regime alleged that he has been funding the activities of the above recently arrested Muslims. Interestingly, for the first time the alleged radical Islamic fundamentalist ADF is a devoted Christian Dr. Agrey Kiyingi!!!!!!!


Dr. Kiyingi – a Muganda

Muganda is the singular for Baganda who are Uganda’s ethinic group that occupies central region. Their geographical location coupled by their administratively superb ancient Kingdom of Buganda, made it the focal point of early European colonisation. The colonialists used the Baganda in their indirect rule in return for preferential treatment. The Baganda spearheaded and bore the brunt of the struggle for independence. The 1966 clashes with the central government led to their much cherished Kabaka (King) to flee into exile from where he died a few years later and the subsequent abolition of Kingdoms in Uganda. These events pitted the Baganda more especially the peasants against the UPC party and President Obote in particular. A series of assassination attempts on Obote by ordinary Baganda were halted by Iddi Amin’s take over in 1971. The Baganda fully embraced Amin’s military take over more especially when he returned the remains of their Kabaka and accorded it a descent burial.

In 1978 when the Obote led Uganda exiles backed by the Tanzanian army were battling to dislodge Iddi Amin, Museveni led a misinformation campaign of how the Obote and the UPC were not popular in the strategic Buganda region. This prompted the UNLF to put forward Prof Yusuf Lule and Paul Muwanga – all prominent Baganda at the top leadership of the post Iddi Amin government in order to win over the Baganda. Even when Prof Lule was ousted six months later, its another Muganda; Godfrey Binaisa who was selected to become President. Still the Baganda led “Twagala Lule” (we want Lule) demonstrations paralised the nation before Museveni who was the then Minister of Defence brutally crashed them.

When Milton Obote won the 1980 elections, the Baganda nder Andrew Kayiira and Prof Yusuf Lule resorted to armed rebellion. Museveni who felt his childhood ambition of becoming President was under threat, moved very fast to neutralize them. He tricked Yusuf Lule into joining hands with him before he embarked on laying the same traps for Andrew Kayiira whose group he openly undermined. He assembled prominent Baganda into leadership positions for his NRA guerrilla outfit’s political leadership hierachy. When the going got tougher, he enlisted the support of the then Buganda Prince Mutebi with promisses of restoring the Kabakaship (kingdom). However, in order to curtail the Baganda military influence, Baganda military fighters were systematically curtailed from advancing to top command positions. No wonder, Prof. Lule had to die so that Museveni becomes the President.

Since taking over power 30 years ago and restoring of the Buganda Kingship 25 years ago, Museveni has had fragile relationship with Buganda. The Baganda realised that Museveni had duped them by restoring a quasi kingship. The devastating five years war fought on Buganda territory coupled by systematic and malicious intervention measures aimed at trimming Buganda’s wings, its past glory has never recovered. The Baganda are losing their much cherished wealth in land to unscruplous regime cohorts leave alone its territory as Kampala was declared not to be part of Buganda. Museveni has consistently through both overt and covert actions undermined the cohesion of Buganda Kingdom. His main worry is for Buganda to produce a potential presidential material. After getting rid of the militant Andrew Kayiira in the late 80s, through the 90s he feared the likes of Mulwanyamuli, Dr Sulaiman Kigundu, Dan Muliika and a few others. He identified and brought on board other prominent Baganda like Prof Nsibambi and Prof Gilbert Bukenya so as to soil their reputations.

Since coming to power the influence of Baganda soldiers in the NRA has been contained. After placing the strategic components of the army under the command of his son Brig Muhoozi, he had to hoodwink the Baganda by appointing a Muganda Gen Katumba Wamala as the Chief of Defence Forces who is a mere figure head. With the new NRA Cadre Buganda Katikiro (Prime Minister) Peter Mayega, Museveni felt that he had now written off Buganda as a potential threat to his life presidency. The coming on board of Dr Agrey Kiyingi – a Muganda who has never been associated with his reign but more so given his international connections, Museveni feels threatened by Buganda once again. Museveni fears that Dr Kiyingi may rally the Baganda whom he thought he had sent into political limbo and was now focusing on northern Uganda. Therefore, he strongly feels that by linking Dr Kiyingi’s political activities to terrorism, he will manage to isolate him locally and internationally.

WAS M7 BAPTIZED OR NOT?


Stories about Museveni are interesting depending on who says it. The other day I got a Somali in a clinic; we greeted each other and exchanged pleasantries; he introduced himself and added that he was from Somalia; I also introduced myself but at first hesitated to mention my country of origin but after assessing his friendliness, I told him that I was from Uganda. Oh, immediately said, “Museveni?” and I said, yes!. The old man told me of his friend in Mogadishu who slept in the same room Museveni had used in Sweden; that the man often brags that he is the only one who has shared a room with a president! But that his friend whom he visits yearly whenever he goes to Mogadishu says that Museveni is a pagan, has no religion and his actions are ungodly. Oh, I stopped him there and told him that Museveni is a Christian and that his name is Yoweri; the old man argued saying Museveni picked that Yoweri name for “Survival” and challenged me to name other Christians that behave like Museveni. I was going to argue further but my appointment to see the doctor came, I was called and that was it.

Later I pondered over the “survival” issue and wondered about its possibility; might it be true that my president wasn’t baptized but picked the name “Joel” in order to feel welcome as getting services during his time was pegged onto somebody’s religion. Another question that has kept me preoccupied is to unearth how the Somalis came to that conclusion, might have somebody tipped them of that secret, and if so, who was that person with Somali connections, could that person be Salim Saleh who has businesses in Somalia? My president is a pagan and yet he preaches in churches?

Peter Simon Okurut via UAH Forum.

WAS M7 BAPTIZED OR NOT?


Stories about Museveni are interesting depending on who says it. The other day I got a Somali in a clinic; we greeted each other and exchanged pleasantries; he introduced himself and added that he was from Somalia; I also introduced myself but at first hesitated to mention my country of origin but after assessing his friendliness, I told him that I was from Uganda. Oh, immediately said, “Museveni?” and I said, yes!. The old man told me of his friend in Mogadishu who slept in the same room Museveni had used in Sweden; that the man often brags that he is the only one who has shared a room with a president! But that his friend whom he visits yearly whenever he goes to Mogadishu says that Museveni is a pagan, has no religion and his actions are ungodly. Oh, I stopped him there and told him that Museveni is a Christian and that his name is Yoweri; the old man argued saying Museveni picked that Yoweri name for “Survival” and challenged me to name other Christians that behave like Museveni. I was going to argue further but my appointment to see the doctor came, I was called and that was it.

Later I pondered over the “survival” issue and wondered about its possibility; might it be true that my president wasn’t baptized but picked the name “Joel” in order to feel welcome as getting services during his time was pegged onto somebody’s religion. Another question that has kept me preoccupied is to unearth how the Somalis came to that conclusion, might have somebody tipped them of that secret, and if so, who was that person with Somali connections, could that person be Salim Saleh who has businesses in Somalia? My president is a pagan and yet he preaches in churches?

Peter Simon Okurut via UAH Forum.

NRM WIN IN BUSIA Was Due to the Good Campaign run by the Party


NRM campaign team being supported by NRM Diaspora League under the Leadership of Mr Abbey Walusimbi led a winning campaign in Busia LC 5 by-election which saw the NRM candidate, Stephen Oundo Wanyama, win the Busia District leadership.

Mr Wanyana got 31,443 votes defeating is closest rival Mr Deo Hasubi who garnered 21,844 votes, the NRM campaign was well organised and well managed; the door to door campaign was very effective and productive.

A team of NRM Diaspora league members led by their Chairman Mr Walusimbi worked hand in hand with local NRM leaders to campaign for Mr Wanyama, by informing voter the benefit of voting in NRM and the achievements of NRM in the District.

Voters in Busia took the message at heart and voted in the NRM man with great support. Credit must go to Secretary General Hon Justine Lumumba, Deputy Secretary Richard Todwong and NRM Diaspora League for the good campaign they run in the District and the effort they put in.

The people of Busia had a choice and they took the opportunity by choosing a progressing NRM candidate, this can be attributed to the good campaign by the NRM Team being supported by NRM Diaspora league, now the party must continue to support the league and work hand in hand for the good of the party in and outside of the Country.

It will be better if the League Chairman can represent all is members and all NRM supporters in Diaspora at the high level of the party Structure. The League Chairman must have a seat at the party Central Executive Committee (CEC) in order to act on Diaspora members concerns and issues.
This will improve the support of NRM in Diaspora and market the achievement of NRM party to Ugandans in Diaspora.

Written By Peter Marco Via UAH FORUM

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