March 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm #1289
Uganda’s reputation has been put at risk again, after it emerged that the country is failing to use or properly manage donor money meant to contain three of its leading killers – Aids, malaria and tuberculosis.
In recent months, the country has suffered acute shortages of life-saving drugs for people living with HIV/Aids, while northern Uganda is now being battered by an epidemic of malaria.
But on Friday, the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria released an audit report that amounts to a stinging indictment of the Ugandan government. Uganda’s capacity to promptly take up, efficaciously use, and credibly account for millions of dollars was found to be largely ineffective.
Created in 2002, the Global Fund is meant to be a rapid fund-raising and disbursing mechanism supporting initiatives to contain malaria, HIV/Aids and tuberculosis mostly in poor countries. Grants are received by the ministry of finance in Kampala, which passes them to the ministry of health that oversees the programmes, working through structures such as the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) and the Focal Coordination Office.
Uganda, which had otherwise won global acclaim for containing the cureless HIV/Aids pandemics, is no stranger to scandals involving Global Fund money. In 2005, the fund suspended nearly $370 million worth of grants, after a whistleblower exposed cases of systematic theft and mismanagement. The grants were eventually reinstated, after Uganda launched a judicial probe and put in place strategies to prevent a recurrence of the graft.
However, while that scandal was largely about outright theft and misappropriation of money meant to save lives, last week’s audit exposed systemic inaction that could be just as fatal.
With an HIV prevalence rate of 7.3 per cent, the country has about 1.5 million people living with HIV, the virus that causes Aids. The Global Fund estimates that in 2014, HIV killed 33,000 Ugandans.
In a risk-oriented audit in November 2015, the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) looked at grants dating back to January 2013. Auditors particularly looked at the chain for medical supplies paid for by the Global Fund, quality and timeliness of data from programmes, robustness of accountability mechanisms, and quality of governance and oversight.
In the findings, the country is accused of dawdling in procurement processes that drag on for years while patients die, deprived of critical drugs and supplies – yet money is waiting to be used.
There are cases of theft of drugs, irregular sale of condoms meant to be free, use of expired HIV test kits as well as unexplained mismatches between inventory figures on the one hand, and actual stocks and disbursements on the other – amounting to $23.7 million.
SHORTAGE AMID PLENTY
The OIG audit says that although Uganda does not have the money to fund key health activities, it has failed to organize itself to use the little money available. Of all the money sent to Uganda between January 2013 and June 2015, only 46% had been used by the time of the audit last November.
But while money lies idle, patients have no medicines. Out of 50 hospitals and health centres visited by auditors, 70 per cent had experienced shortage of HIV/Aids drugs and test kits, and 68% had reported stock-outs of malaria medicines for various periods of time.
The report blames the Uganda government for lowering the threshold for starting HIV/Aids treatment without ensuring that there is a matching increase in the funding. This reportedly led to the acute shortages of drugs in recent months.
The report also points out that several staffing positions critical to effective administration of the grants have not been filled, even where Global Fund has already committed to pay their salaries.
On the current malaria epidemic in the north, the report says that Uganda mismanaged the transition from use of indoor residual spraying to universal use of bed nets.
The phasing out was reportedly meant to be accompanied by behavior change communication but this was not done, according to the report, – leading to a surge in malaria cases.
“The epidemic has resulted in available anti-malaria commodities under the grant being ‘front-loaded’ and unless additional funding for medicines is secured, this is likely to result in national stock-outs of anti-malarial medicines in the medium term,” the report says.
The audit report concludes that Uganda’s administrative structure for the grants is way too weak and crying out for leadership. For instance, the ministry of finance, which is the principal recipient of the grants, is accused of failing to offer due oversight over what happens to the money once it is passed to the ministry of health.
Unnamed top health ministry officials are accused of even failing to attend key meetings. The implicit suggestion is that given the amount of “investment”, Global Fund grants do not get “commensurate” attention.
The report recommends a raft of interventions, including meetings to harmonise funding and HIV treatment numbers, as well as demanding specific plan of action from the CCM.
Reacting to the report, health rights activists have demanded that the ministry of health should be removed as the main implementer of Global Fund programmes. A statement sent to The Observer this week lamented that many of the flaws in the Global Fund management system had been raised earlier but no action had been taken.
Joshua Wamboga, executive director of the Uganda National Aids Services Organisations, is quoted as saying that there is “no sign that government is taking these problems seriously.”
Speaking on condition of anonymity, one of the health rights activists said that it is because of the problems between the ministries of finance and health that Professor Vinand Nantulya recently tendered his resignation as chair of Uganda Aids Commission and of the CCM. That resignation has not been yet accepted, leaving him as the outgoing chair.
On Monday, Prof Nantulya refused to comment on the report, saying he had not read it yet. By press time, the ministry of finance, the principal recipient of the grants, was yet to come back to us with a response to the issues raised in the audit report.
Key figures from the report
$1 bn Worth of Global Fund grants agreed with Uganda since 2002 $623m Total amount of money sent to Uganda by Global Fund since 2002 46% Of Global Fund money sent to Uganda between January 2013 and June 2015 has been spent 90% Of Global fund money goes to buying drugs and other health commodities 1.5 million Ugandans with HIV 7.3% HIV prevalence in Uganda 800,000 Estimated number of Ugandans on anti-retroviral treatment 70% Health facilities reported stock-out of ARVs 54% Of health facilities had accumulated expired medicines 5.3% Of budget is allocated to the health sector 2012 The year when the procurement process for food packs for TB patients started. The procurement had not been completed by November 2015 36% The figure by which locally-bought ARVs are more expensive than internationally-procured ones Shs 200bn The money in the health budget that activists want to be allocated to HIV treatment – up from the present Shs 100 billion 40 Cartons of malaria drugs reportedly stolen from Mulago hospital last October $90 million Funding gap for HIV treatment for the year 2016 created by scaling up of ARV access 16.5 million Condoms that should have been distributed for free were sold through social marketing 32 Gene-Xpert machines for testing TB are in use out of the 102 that were bought. 12% Of the 50 facilities visited were performing HIV tests with expired test kits 14% Of facilities visited did not perform confirmatory tests on clients diagnosed as HIV-positive, increasing the risk of clients getting false results.March 4, 2016 at 2:42 pm #1293
The United States Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac has Friday expressed alarm at the theft of funds and medicine under the Global Fund programme, remarks that point to a possible future punitive action by the donor.
The Global Fund was previously suspended over corruption and misuse by Health Ministry officials.
In a brief statement, the new U.S. envoy said the latest Global Fund report on Uganda “demands the immediate attention of anyone concerned with country’s health and prosperity.”
She said the Global Fund audit of Uganda notes ineffective supply chain, theft of medicine, and failure to spend millions of dollars in assistance on drugs.
Malac said she was “truly dismayed to read the shocking details of Global Fund audit of Uganda’s health management systems.”
In an audit of Global Fund grants in Uganda, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found the following problems: pervasive stock-outs of key medicines, unexplained stock differences, funds that could not be accounted for, lapses in services provided to patients and poor grant oversight by the Ministry of Health.
The case has been referred to the OIG’s Investigations Unit for further review and the Global Fund is putting in place a number of corrective measures.
The Global Fund has disbursed US$623 million to the Republic of Uganda since 2002.
Officials say the country has made significant headway in the treatment of the three diseases, for example: new HIV infections have decreased from 140,000 in 2010 to less than 100,000 in 2014, the number of people receiving anti-retroviral treatment for HIV has gone up from 21 percent in 2010 to 50 percent in 2014; and malaria prevalence in young children has decreased from 42 percent in 2009 to 19 percent in 2015.
The OIG auditors identified stock-outs of key medicines; particularly those to treat HIV, in 70 percent of 50 health facilities visited which could result in treatment disruption for patients.
Furthermore, 54 percent of the health facilities visited had accumulated expired medicines. 68 percent of facilities reported stock-outs of anti-malaria medicines and test kits and 64 percent of the facilities reported stock-outs of tuberculosis medicines of between one week and three months.
The OIG concluded that the supply chain system does not “effectively distribute and account for medicines financed by the Global Fund.”
There were reported cases of theft, including 40 cartons of artemisinin-based combination therapies; an unexplained difference of US$21.4 million between recorded and actual stocks at the central warehouse; and a difference of US$1.9 million between commodities received and actually dispensed to patients from January 2014 to June 2015 in eight high-volume facilities visited by the auditors.
The OIG also noted problems around the data which are essential to ensure quality of services and to inform decisions to fight the three diseases.
For example, 30 percent of facilities visited had either under or over-reported results related to malaria; 43 percent of patients were treated for malaria without a confirmed diagnosis and/or with negative results.
Twelve per cent out of the 50 facilities visited were testing for HIV using expired test kits and, contrary to national guidelines, 14 percent of facilities visited did not perform confirmatory tests on clients diagnosed as HIV positive. This increases the risk of patients getting false HIV results.
Uganda has aligned its anti-retroviral therapy policies to the latest guidelines from the World Health Organization and UNAIDS. This has not only increased the number of people qualifying for HIV treatment (estimated to be 260,000 in 2016) but has also resulted in a funding gap of US$92 million for HIV and 9 million for tuberculosis. If unaddressed, this funding gap will result in treatment disruption in the future.
Despite this under-funding, the authorities also have difficulties in using the money that they receive.
The OIG noted that only 46 percent of funds disbursed to the Ministry of Finance between January 2013 and June 2015 had been spent at the time of the audit. This low absorption rate is attributed to protracted procurement and recruitment processes.
The Ministry of Finance is a pass-through Principal Recipient and has delegated most of its role to the Ministry of Health. The OIG noted lapses in Principal Recipient oversight and inadequate financial management by the Ministry of Health.
Financial transactions are recorded using basic software which is prone to human error and not secure. The current financial management system has also been unable to effectively support processes such as budget monitoring, advance management and tracking of value-added taxes paid with grant funds.
The Global Fund is working with the Ministry of Health to address the implementation problems identified by the OIG as well as seeking to recover any lost assets.April 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm #27205
Modern day church, we go with time bearing in mind that God does not look at your physical outlook but He is interested in our hearts!April 5, 2017 at 4:03 pm #27206
EVERY PATRIOTIC AFRICAN LEADER HAS BEEN ELIMINATED. IT IS ONLY PATHETIC RUNNING DOGS OF REACTION AND IMPERIALISM LIKE RWANDAN OUTLAW KAYIBANDA MUSEVENI WHO CONTINUE TO RULE THE ROOST. THE BEAUTIFUL ONES ARE NOT YET BORN.April 5, 2017 at 6:11 pm #27222
CAN WE DO AWAY WITH WARS IN THE OPPOSITION PARTIES AND FOCUS ON UNITY OF OPPOSITION FOR 2021 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS?
On Friday, 31st March, Hon. Betty Nambooze had her meeting at Sharing Hall failed simply because of misunderstandings within the Democratic Party. The question is: Was Nambooze’s meeting necessary in the 1st place given the circumstances where Uganda’s main problem is management at State House? Whatever has gone wrong and continues to go wrong is basically due to the management of State affairs. It is true that some Members of Parliament, because they have resources due to them by virtue of being MPs, this drives them into micro schemes which may benefit them but not the nation at large, hence ignoring the bigger picture of unity of the opposition.
It is simple logic that the opposition needs one front to confront the 2021 Presidential elections. Why is it that this simple logic defeats the understanding of many of the opposition leaders in Uganda? The answer is that they are selfish. In the circumstances, did Hon. Nambooze need to convene the Buganda conference? If the conference sees her potential, will that be the starting phase in eventual preparations for Nambooze to contest for DP Presidency? What next if she were elected President General? Can Ugandans as of now endorse Nambooze for President of Uganda?
I wish to advise the opposition to come up with one front. I have heard Dr. Besigye’s wish to move to various parts of Uganda educating the locals about land issues. The question that comes to my mind is: Since when did Besigye become an authority in land matters? Secondly, Besigye should stop making missions as an entity. He stood on the ticket of FDC. It is the party that should sponsor these missions assuming they are relevant. And as the matters are, instead of each of the opposition political parties doing their own thing, what makes sense is a common front that can pave way for unity in having one person being seconded for President
The truth is that as of now, these parties continue to convince Ugandans that each of them is capable of making it for President, yet this is hot air.
I have always wondered how an opposition political party with a bank balance that can never be Shs 1bn dream of taking political power. Why should parties eying to take power cry to Government for funding? As far as I see, this is all lack of seriousness.
My conclusion is that micro opposition party operations will not help the opposition. It is true some MPs are comfortable given the huge sums they enjoy from the taxpayers, and this induces them to sponsor micro projects which help them individually, but the people remain at a loss. The way forward is to look to one front to steer the opposition to victory. Secondly, it does not make sense to keep in wars with the Police. It is possible to get to an understanding on programs to be implemented instead of keeping on the run all the time.April 7, 2017 at 5:32 pm #27237
corporations built under the leadership of President Milton Obote
List of some of the corporations built under the leadership of President Milton Obote in the period 1962-1971: Can Museveni also show us what he has built in 31 years?
Uganda Spinning Mills
Uganda Securiko Ltd
Agricultural Enterprises Ltd
Uganda Tea Corporation Ltd
White Horse Inn
Blenders (U) Ltd
Mt. Moroto Hotel
Uganda Cement Ind. -Hima
Uganda Fishnet Ltd
Crested Crane Hotel
Mt. Elgon Hotel
White Rhino Hotel
Uganda Leather and Tanning
Uganda Meat Packers Ltd
Lake Victoria Hotel Ltd
Uganda Hardwares Ltd
Winits (U) Ltd
Uganda Cement Industries
Tororo Phosphates Ltd
Mweya Safari Lodge
White Horse Inn
Mountains of The Moon Hotel
Uganda Motors Ltd
Uganda Hire Purchase Co.
African Textile Mills
Fresh Foods Ltd
Foods & Beverages Ltd
African Ceramics Co.
Uganda Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Uganda Commercial Bank
Uganda Development Bank
Housing Finance Bank
Kibimba Rice Co. Ltd.
Uganda Grain Milling
Soroti Meat Packers
Uganda Meat Packers Ltd
National Housing and Corporation
Uganda Industrial Machinery Ltd.
PAPCO Industries Ltd.
Ug. Consolidated Properties
Uganda Development Corporation
Uganda Hotels Ltd
Uganda Clays Ltd.
East African Airways
Soroti Flying School
Uganda Transport (Bus) Corporation
Peoples Transport (Bus) Corporation
Uganda Posts and Telecommunications Corporation
Central Purchasing Corporation
Steel Corporation of EA
Uganda Garment Industries UGIL
Apollo Hotel Corporation Ltd. (Sheraton)
Transocean Transport Ltd
Associated Match company
Uganda Electricity Board
Nile Hotel and International Conference Centre Ltd
Uganda Electricity Board
National Insurance Corporation
National Housing and Construction Corporation
Uganda Railways Corporation
Kibimba Rice Scheme
Coffee Marketing Board
Lint Marketing Board
Produce Marketing Board
Asasira Ustus uganda tear gas fresh factory for his regime
Faizal Mukasa Jeff zaadawa
Frank Prince Mclamagi Nothing.
Remianso Austin Brian what a leader!
Hafizu Ismail Mpoomya MUSEVEN CAN ONLY STEEL OUR PROPERTIES 100%
mubuulire kujinika bi……..’
Remianso Austin Brian what a leader!
Stuart Clive Wiz Jackie uganda yellow t-shirts manufacturing ltd
Omumba Rolex Ihihihahahaha, Wen He Goes 4 Campiagn, Dumps His Yellow Cabbages Bribin D Narrow Minded Pipo N Says He Z Fightin Poverty N Corruption
Sunday Joseph Kabata Dairector What you have listed here none is helping me.
Malumba Derrick Rogers i think he was intrested in only eating!!!! cz it seems he built mo hotels
Tukamushaba Wilberforce Ssebo olimba
Malumba Derrick Rogers According to wat he listed here. Thats wat I see….
Muhereza Nicholas All Are Sold By M7
Mabele U. Felix In less than 10yrs obote did that, 30yrs of fighting 4 freedom, the results is, ..Ugandans are starving 2 death,… No helping hand allowed 4 them!..
Godfrey Ndawula Mbiriizi Ate Anga Akyatukalakata
Otim Onesmus Ones watsap!
Mohamedi Addam Abatamanyi kisanja kyekitegeza / kumaliriza bulikimu. Kikare
Magunga Friday What have you contributed to your country?
Ojede Denish Deno Ugandans will still regreat aleader who had laid asolid foundation,lot of jobs 4 youth just 2 be embezzled by this pipo
Senfuma Clement Hoo pipo don’t you fear to be cained even on yo stomach “mwe muzanyise Jaajamwaami”
Kahuju Jackson Twaleri ebinyindo.
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soroti university,soroti factory,rolex making,mbarara university,stable security,operation wealth creation,and many others……..
Ojede Denish Deno Agricultre,health and education, was considered more imporntant than other sectors. ” state house consumption” homm..
Kamugisha Phillo He only sold them
Mustapha Mukiibi The problem is that Ugandans are so forgetful. Do you remember when he said he is not any bodies servant. Then y should he put things in place to benefit other people ?
Kahuju Jackson The man came to eat and will be surtsfied
Wasswa Ssesanga Juniour Peter GUNDI U KNOW HISTORY, MOST OF DAT IS HISTORY washed away
Joseph Lukwago To hell with your Obote the goon that created Uganda political Frankensteins.
Prince Ndibarema Comrade really shall GOD relieve us ov this burden?
James Francis Oriekot May someone tag Jimmy Akena. May the soul of Obote RIP.
Kasingye G Barigye we ve the platform to air out our norsence one gets to kno tht the old creppaled dad has da role he \ she plays whn she dies to me much has been done en acheived but we ar myopic en whn a country is yet to go to next level ov dvlpmt we expect such post of comparision,
Mustapha Mukiibi Can’t blame you coz you are kasingye.
Mustapha Mukiibi We expect this from names like such.
Ayebare Iginitius But still we shldnt forget the policy of liberalisation by IMF and World Bank. And remmember uganda is not a socialistic economy
Rashid Ibraheem He can only say they were not performing..
“Twebaka kutulo” rhetoric
Martin Nzangabo After all he is not anyone’s servant here in Uganda
Mubiru Samuel Naye muli bimenya nga agenze nga obote.Musiimeeko
Eric Lusiba obote was a fool he attacked Mengo and abolished cultural institutions.
Ojede Denish Deno what is da cultural institution helping us with now, instead promoting traibolisum,nepotisum etc. he was right 2 abolish
Mutudo Albert M7 Came To Steal Ugdns.
Francis Wanyela M7 Is The Founder Of Corruption In UG Please Remember That And Obote Was ugan While M7 MBU Is RAWANDAN So I Don't See Season Why M7 Can Built UG Instead To Sell Off UG Eeee Poor UG. Neumbe Esther Nuxh Rashid Nura Wanyela Fred Modern Wanyela Denis Neumbe Joy Mary Geff Harshy Classic TZ Kilara Charles Mukhisa KituyiApril 8, 2017 at 9:01 am #27238
Uganda ICT goes wild
DUE TO CHANGE IN TECHNOLOGY,PARENTS HAVE STARTED NAMING THEIR CHILDREN NAMES LIKE:
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Allan voice bundles
Pliz comment with the latest names….
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Katrina Tihan Jovan Social Bundles
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Musinguzi Edgar Tugume Ipad
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Hillary Muhumuza Nico iPhone.
Kityo Henry Nabukera flash
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Fredrick Balamu Ssengendo Amanya Android
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Prudence H Kemigisa Ampaire Viber
Fredrick Balamu Ssengendo Kabagenyi Appstore.
Kazoora Fred Namukasa Smartphone
Bombokah Juan Mauxycieh Ainebyona pakapaka
Kato K Yusuf kato itel
Ngobi John Tumwebaze samsung
Prudence H Kemigisa Kiberu Online
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Kamini Isaac Moreen memory card.
Aruho Joshua Turinawe Scard
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Aruho Joshua Katushabe profile
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Ruhinda Alex Annet Kawa
Moses Richard Ssengendo Kiberu Hacked
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Denis Kiryanovic museveni pakalast
Agnes Natukunda In my village there is a famous man whose children are,wise,answer,time,bless,so this is moving with fashion no problem
Zein Kanx Nephious So Fartestic
Johnson Sabagabo We also have one whose children were given names like Why, Because, etc
Herbert M. Masaba Hahaha…..nice one
Grac Apoo Museveni Paka paka
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Mwesigwa Maxwellah Josha network faild…
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Mwesigwa Maxwellah Daniel hard.disk.
Benon Lukabwe Bakashaba brown evelop
Neville Robert Ojambo Okello pork poked
Hush Julius Okello da virus
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Akampa Dennis Akampa Facebook
Rukundo Adams Halima Shutdown
Awori Betty EMILY TIMELINE
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Mayega John Bosco JB Mayega 2GB,Bosco Hard diskApril 21, 2017 at 6:55 pm #27260
19 Democratic Party NEC members who on Thursday voted with Party President Norbert Mao to suspend his Buganda region Deputy were each paid an “allowance” of 300,000/= The SpearNews can exclusively reveal.
Also read: Conspiracy: NRM bankrolls “Good DP” for a smear campaign against Buganda figures opposed to Museveni
Mao and Mbidde through DP National Executive committee [NEC] on Thursday suspended for 90days the Vice President of Buganda region, Betty Nambooze Bakireke for organizing a Buganda region delegates conference on 31st March 2017.
Police brutally stopped the meeting on orders of the two party leaders.
The SpearNews has learnt that the executive members who supported the motion were each given a “voting allowance” of three hundred thousand Uganda shillings and a meal worth 35,000/- at pope Paul hotel each.
The executive members who abstained from voting on the matter were paid 70,000/- transport refund plus a plate of food while those who voted no and those who walked out of the meeting went home empty handed.
The money was paid to the delegates by party accountant Mr. Wakooli. The SpearEye wasn’t able to establish how much was paid to the top officials.
DP NEC has forty four members and those who voted in favor of Nambooze’s suspension were 22 including the Acting Party Secretary General who at the same time conducted the proceedings.
Members who Opposed the suspension
1.Hon.Kakande Kenneth [Publicity secretary]
2.Hon.Sulaiman Kidandala [national organising sec
3.Mr. Samuel Muyizzi [Legal adviser]
4.Mr.Kijjambu Deogratias [Member]
6.Mayor Kasirye Nganda Mulyanyama
Among those who voted for suspension are:
1.Hon. Florence Namayanja
2.Hon.Mary Babirye Kabanda [
7.Dick LukyamuziApril 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm #27261
THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES
I have been receiving many calls since morning as the Democratic Party’s National executive committee (NEC) sat at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel.
I did not attend the meeting because my doctor had put me on bed rest because of a condition known as Hypoglycemia which has been disturbing me since last year. I got an attack on good Friday soon after participating in the way of the cross.I henceforth informed the acting party secretary Mr Siranda.
Although the NEC agenda never spelt out that, that I will come up for discussion in my individual capacity, I understand that I turned out to be the only item the NEC handled for the whole day.
I however salute the wise counsel of the Legal Advisor Mr Sam Muyizzi for reminding the party leaders that what they have done today, Thursday April 20, 2017, was illegal and inconsequential before the rules of natural justice and our party constitution hence a nullity.
I also thank the leaders from Western Uganda for standing on the principle of Truth and Justice upon which our party swears to abide by in all circumstances.I also thank the NEC members who walked out for distancing yourselves from these disgraceful and cowardly acts of attempting to threaten and gag party members who stand by what is right.
Undoubtedly this is neither the spirit of the DP we inherited from our forefathers nor the DP we want today and in the future.
I will address myself to the matter in detail on Monday if my health permits.
For now, I would like to tell the millions of DP members and supporters that our struggle has not been hindered by an inch. We want a strong, better governed, reformed, and transparent DP.
Such intrigues as seen today, have only exposed the enemy within. It reassures us that we are on the right side of history and we should match on. We are invigorated.
For the party that believes in Truth and Justice, this exposes our President Mr Norbert Mao as being far short of that maxim, although I find his move sincere that people soul searching on how to make the party great again have no place at his table.
That DP is in the state of captivity is no longer a matter of debate. We cannot relent until we liberate our party from the dark forces that so desire to annihilate it.
The enemy is within sight. We are building for our final stand.
Keep the messages coming. And I welcome your advice and support as usual as we take our struggle forward. Masaka we are coming.
For Truth and justice as we strive to make DP great again.April 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm #27262
SHOCKING :DANIELLA DIVORCES JOSE CHAMELEON
In a stunning breakdown of Uganda’s most celebrated musician Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone’s
abusive side, his estranged wife Daniella Atim has filed for
The stunning mother of four has asked the Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court to annul her marriage on grounds of cruelty.
Chameloene is blaming personal friend and music promoter Ronald Sipapa for failing his marriage after finding out that Sipapa is giving Daniela upkeep money.
Now, Atim stated that in 2013 Chameleone started physically torturing her and sometimes he would go home drunk and beat her up without any reason. In order to hide the bruises and wounds on her face, she would allegedly go to hospitals for treatment, veil herself and sometimes run to her friends’ homes to hide from her husband. Daniella told court that her husband is ill-mannered and to protect herself from being killed, she has separated beds with him. Chameleone disrespects her before her children, is verbally abusive, constantly belittles her before them and physically abuses the children too.
That means her singer husband, Chameleone has been given two weeks to respond to a divorce petition number 72 of 2017, filed on April 18, 2017, through Okurut and Company Advocates and has been assigned to Margaret Aanyu. Daniella has been a strong mother … for what that’s worth. They have been married since 2008.April 21, 2017 at 7:14 pm #27263
WATS WRONG WITH MIRUNDI
Besigye** I Want Every Ugandan To Treat Me Like Nelson Mandela
Tamale Mirundi** I Agree With You My Friend But First Lets Begin With 27yrs In Jail
Besigye**[in A Low Voice] Katerwe Enkuba Rwata WeeApril 21, 2017 at 7:23 pm #27264
Uganda Pastor Burns Thousands of Holy Bibles
Pastor Bugingo Burns Thousands of Holy Bibles at Makerere Kikoni
City Pastor Aloysius Bugingo of House of Prayer ministries located in Makerere, Kikoni, on Easter Monday set thousands of Holy Bibles ablaze because they are ‘misleading’ his congregation.
The congregation consists of people from all walks of life but has a majority of campus students that hail from Makerere University and institutes of higher learning in Wandegeya.
The Salt FM and TV proprietor has over time condemned the use of ‘edited’ versions of the Bible. He says that Bibles like The King Jame’s version, the New Testament, The Good News Bible have been tampered with and some verses omitted.
Pastor Bugingo says that the lines talking about the Fasting and Lent, in general, were erased and that the word “Holy Ghost” appears a whopping 99 times yet the word “Holy Spirit” appears only seven times. He, therefore, requested members of his congregation to collect all the said Bible versions and set them ablaze.
Pastor Bugingo enjoys a crowd of between 3000 to 6000 people who attend prayers at his church on a daily. Bugingo also says that he has a crowd of between 10,000 to 15,000 followers in his congregation on Sundays.April 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm #27271
UGANDAN DRUNKOS FINANCE MUSEVENI DICTATORSHIP
UGANDAN DRUNKOS FINANCE MUSEVENI DICTATORSHIP WITH OVER $240M PER YEAR.
If you are in opposition singing “Museveni must go” yet you drink booze everyday then you are fool of the highest order.
Every year beer and waragi(buvera & crude) pay to Museveni government over shillings 1 trillion (1000,000,000,000/=) in taxes to buy teargas and bullets that have kept you a poor slave in your own country!
-On every beer you buy, you contribute to Museveni government 1000- 3000 shilling depending from where you’ve bought it!
– If you drink yourself silly and sleep in a bar, you are just extending Museveni stay by spending the whole night contributing to Museveni power project. In fact its just like spending the whole night singing and shouting “museveni abeewo paka last”
CUT MUSEVENI FINANCE by;
-Reducing on amount of beer you drink.
-Drink non taxable, affordable, nutrious, fresh and chemical free local booze like Ajono(malwa), Tonto(mwenge bbigele) etc..
-Invest the booze saved money in non taxable ventures like churches, (start small churches) agricultural projects, traditional herbal business etc….April 22, 2017 at 12:59 pm #27272
Nakaseke South Mp(s) Woman Mp Sarah Najuma And Lutamaguzi Semakula
Nakaseke South Mp(s) Woman Mp Sarah Najuma And Lutamaguzi Semakula.Am Reminding You People To Remember Watever You Promised To Your Voters.Lutamaguzi You Said To Kisega Parish Voters That If They Vote You Your To Use Any Possible Mean To Extend Electricity Power And U Clearly Said In Just 3moths We Ar To See Rorries Carrying Poles And Wires But We Have Noticed Ur Lies.Anyway Thanks For Using Your Voice In Parliament.Najjuma.! Kisega Okyajukira Byewetema Nkujukize Nyabo.April 22, 2017 at 1:02 pm #27273
Dear UCC ED Mutabazi,
I’m sure you’ve seen the shambles that is your attempt to promote the registration of national IDs.
If we’re going to have a frank discussion, let’s call it what it is! This is NOT a SIM registration exercise.
If it were, then valid forms of identification like Passports, Voters Cards, Financial Cards, Driving Permits and Birth Certificates would be recognised with a view to registering sim cards.
This is a National ID registration exercise. PERIOD.
Sooooo, nowwww that we’re clear what the end is? Let’s discuss the means.
If fishing is an effort to catch fish then your method of an ad hoc illegal ultimatum to the general public is akin to throwing sticks of dynamite in a lake in order to catch fish! We all know that’s hardly the best fishing method. The stampedes and hullabaloo of the last few days can surely attest to that.
I’m sure there have been many suggestions. Here’s mine.
1. Get Ministry of Internal Affairs to give NIRA access to all passport files and the Driving Permit databases.
2. For every file that has a travel document that’s still valid, check the National ID, Voters Cards and Driving Permits databases
A. If there’s a National ID/Driving Permit/Voters Card issued to an individual with the same name, date of birth and place of birth? Link the documents to the Internal affairs file reference number.
B. If there’s no national ID issued to this individual, assign an ID number and link ANY/ALL other available documents to the Internal Affairs file reference. eg I have a Passport, Driving Permit, Voters Card. I should be able to present my known and valid documents to NIRA and pick a valid ID as long as I appear in person with my original document and have my signature witnessed and verified.
I shouldn’t have to line up for donkey’s years filling forms with information already in government’s possession
And neither should I be able to bribe a random LC with ugx 5,000 to give me a letter that says I’m Nancy Mukisa of Lyantonde, go to Amamu house and claim I was born in Lyantonde in 1992 and get a birth certificate issued to that effect and fill a form with falsehoods and get assigned a National ID in an alias – as is the case right now! Sooooo many criminals hold IDs in multiple aliases because of the slipshod approach you’re pursuing!
C. For those that don’t have passports but hold other verified valid forms of ID, those with National IDs should have ALL their existing documents linked to these aforementioned pre-existing documents and those without should be able to present their known original identification document and pick a national ID that’s been printed on the strength of these background documents! This would give the national ID a legitimacy it currently lacks!
D. A further link of all historical Candidate Numbers held in UNEB at PLE, UCE and UACE levels from 1917 to 2017 would help with verification of false academic credentials and falsification of age. Imagine Steven Kavuma swearing an affidavit that would imply that he was assigned his PLE candidate number at 3yrs of age!!! Imagine all the court cases of Parliamentarians with false documents! THAT is a document I’d carry proudly. The current mockery you’re vending is unattractive and irrelevant and superfluous in its current highly flawed stand-alone unverifiable form!
E. A national ID with an expiry date is STUPID.
It makes forgery easier and tracking harder! The strength of the UK NI and the US Social Security Number is that they’re unique to a single individual for the duration of the person’s life! They link everything from a birth certificate to education from elementary to college, they link to tax and criminal record, they link to vehicle ownership, home ownership, credit history, bank accounts, credit rating, they link to marriage, Passports and finally death! That’s whyyyy it’s hard to evade authorities in these countries. It’s not impossible, MIND YOU. But it’s very hard.
F. On that note, extend your data integration to FINANCIAL CARDS and NSSF Account Numbers.
G. This is work YOU the government and PARTICULARLY a framework you our regulator ought to do YOURSELVES. NOT lazily fobbing it off on the general public with juvenile ultimatum that aren’t grounded in either law or policy!
You’re essentially asking the muderers and fraudsters among us to tell you what aliases they’d like to use to perpetrate their crimes! All they have to do in this hullabaloo is patiently apply as many times and in as many locations and with as many aliases as they can to acquire a stash of disposable pseudo identities with which to commit crimes!
Good luck! I hope you listen and I expect you to consult security experts in organisations like interpol and FFB- Financial Fraud Bureau to build a robust framework to underpin these National ID cards.
In summary : A document or card is only as good as the 3rd party verification of its source data! Unless you strap a polygraph on every applicant for these adhoc ID cards, you’re essentially a factory for potential fraud aliases! The way forward is use as much verifiable 3rd party data as possible and people who are already “known” entities get pre-vetted PRE-ALLOCATED ID cards on successful identification. Thereafter, the rest who did not previously hold any other identification document can apply in the blind application process you’re currently modeling.
Going forward, the registry of births should be built up into a database that will track the PLE/UCE/UACE candidature of the OVER 70% Ugandans who are currently under 18! They should be able to acquire their voters card and national ID after their 18th birthday without having this farce re-enacted every year! Ugandans are born daily and many are turning 18 even as I speak nowwww! I’ve already registered my sim card 6 times since I acquired it!! This can’t go on! Get serious!
You’re welcome! It was a pleasure! ? ? ?
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