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    A woman cannot be scared by 10 impotent men



    A UPDF captain, a major and a lieutenant have been arrested by police on suspicion of masterminding robberies in Kampala and its suburbs, The Observer has learnt.

    The detainees include an army captain attached to the phone-tracking unit at the Mbuya-based Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI); a one Major Mushabe, who was found with two illegal guns at his home in Mbarara; and a one Lt Karanzi.

    The captain, according to security sources, was arrested two weeks ago by officers from the Police Flying Squad, acting on tip-offs from suspects arrested earlier. The arrests are some of the results of a month-long operation to tame robberies and murders in Kampala.

    “During the operations, over 14 UPDF and police officers were arrested and seriously interrogated to reveal how they were stealing from the public,” a security source said.

    During interrogation, the suspects said they gave the captain telephone numbers of rich people in Kampala. According to the suspects, the army captain used the official army tracking system to monitor the rich people and later pinned down their actual location at any given time.

    “[The captain] would give us the location of the rich people and we would follow them,” a source quoted one of the suspects as having told his interrogators.

    The source further told The Observer that after the captain was implicated, the CMI boss, Brig Charles Bakahumura, ordered his arrest. The captain is currently detained at Kampala’s Central police station (CPS), with sources saying he could appear before the General Court Martial.

    Contacted for a comment yesterday, the Flying Squad boss, Maj Herbert Muhangi, confirmed the arrest of the captain.

    “We received intelligence information from our sources that [the captain] would get numbers of rich people in the city and later track their movements and location,” Muhangi said. “He [the captain] is with us now and he is under serious investigations.”

    Muhangi also said that so far the captain has revealed 14 police and army officers who have also been arrested.

    “We have arrested them and they are also under investigations,” he said.


    Meanwhile, Flying Squad operatives on Tuesday evening shot dead three thugs believed to have killed policemen and stolen their guns.

    The dead have been identified as Fred Mugisha, John Kabuye Mpoza and Moses Kayiga. The three were shot dead in Ndejje, Wakiso district, as they plotted to rob a businessman. According to Muhangi, police received information and trailed the thugs from Kampala to Ndejje.

    He said the robbers were shot trying to enter the gate of the businessman.

    “When we ordered them to stop, they fired bullets to scare us and in return we shot them dead,” he said.

    He said police recovered two guns and a pistol with several rounds of ammunition. Muhangi said one of the recovered guns belonged to police. It was the gun gabbed from the guard of former deputy chief justice Seth Manyindo.

    He said police highly suspects that the dead robbers could have killed the police officer who was guarding the home of presidential advisor Chris Rwakasisi.


    the gang shot and killed a boda boda rider

    Police and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) are investigating whether some top police officials and soldiers were engaged in the recent spate of robberies and murders in and around Kampala.

    Most of the officers under investigation, The Observer has learnt, were implicated by low-ranking soldiers and policemen arrested during operations in December and January.

    Speaking to The Observer during the parading of suspects at police headquarters Naguru on Wednesday, Fred Enanga, the police spokesman, said if investigations establish a link between the senior army and police officers to the robberies, “the accused officers will be arrested and prosecuted because no one is above the law.”

    “When murders and robberies escalated in Kampala and other areas, security made joint operations to have the culprits arrested…,” said a high-ranking security officer.

    He said the crackdown was carried out by teams from the police, Internal Security Organisation (ISO), Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), and Special Forces Command (SFC).

    In interviews, security officials who declined to be named said during the joint operations, most of the arrested suspects were police and army officers.

    “We have so far arrested 10 suspects but four are police officers and three army officers and only three are civilians but who have knowledge of guns,” one detective attached to CMI said.

    “When these suspects were seriously interrogated, they revealed to us that they have been working on orders from top security bosses who they mentioned,” another source from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) at Kireka said.

    “These [implicated] officers are of high ranks and if we mention their names, they can interfere with our investigations and eventually kill the whole file,” the source said.

    In interviews at Naguru on Wednesday, some of the suspects paraded at the police headquarters confirmed working on orders from high-ranking officers who they declined to reveal.

    “I was lured into this business by my boss who has a high rank in police and I was handing all the money to him and he was paying me only 20 per cent of the collected money,” Corporal Tito Lutwa said.

    He said his boss even gave him an extra gun and 60 rounds of ammunition. Lutwa, however, said that his boss warned him that in case he is arrested, he should never tell on him.

    “I gave you the weapons but in case you are arrested in the act, you will carry your own cross,” Lutwa quoted his boss as saying.

    He said by the time he was arrested, he had been involved in robberies for close to six months.

    “I have earned money close to Shs 80m and have constructed a house, bought four plots of land, one special hire [vehicle] and three motorcycles,” he said, adding that he made over Shs 300m for his boss.

    Police spokesperson Fred Enanga (L) parades suspected thugs

    In an interview on the same day at Naguru, Enanga said: “It is true that since November last year robberies and murders in Kampala have increased and people have lost their lives and properties.”

    He said the secret joint operations have yielded good information about the robberies and lots of properties have been recovered. He said 10 suspects had been arrested, including  four policemen; Corporal Lutwa Tito, PC Ochom Isaac, PC Ojok Michael and PC Ahimbisibwe Bernard alias Pastor.

    Others are Alibun Ismail, Hajji Umar, Okabo Lowela, Mulongo, Tumukunde Geoffrey, Abusa Manisoor and Basiri Paluku, among others. Enanga said they have recovered an AK47 gun with 1,100 rounds of ammunition, phones, military shoes, TV screens and cutting materials, among others.The police is also investigating whether the robberies and murders are politically motivated to instill fear and panic among people. He said the suspects face charges of murder and aggravated robbery.


    Enanga said armed gangsters dressed in military uniform on November 15 at around 11pm in Kawempe robbed six people including a pharmacy, mobile money shop and over Shs 3m.He said on January 3, the same gang killed Stephen Kasirye before taking his motorcycle. On January 4 the gang also robbed Mugisha Umar, a businessman in Kawempe, of Shs 10m.

    Enanga also said the gang shot and killed Darius Tukwase, a boda boda rider in Kazo, on the same night after he refused to surrender his motorcycle. And on February 4, the same gang robbed one Tumuhimbise of Shs 24m and two phones in Bukoto.


    contradiction within the NRM

    The NRM has always been a revolutionary organization, aiming at four principles: patriotism (non-sectarianism and no gender chauvinism), Pan-Africanism, social-economic transformation and democracy.

    We started by conducting, successfully, two wars of resistance (1971-79 and 1981-86). We won those wars because we had a correct ideology, strategy and a just cause. Since 1986 we have successfully defended the revolution against a whole spectrum of counter-revolutionaries and terrorists, many sponsored by external forces. We, therefore, as in the resistance wars, used bullets to successfully defend the Revolution. Since we were in the open society by this time, we had also, through democracy, to defend the Revolution using ballots. In the election for the CA (1993), the General Elections of 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011, the people, working with the NRM, successfully defended the Revolution. Even in the present exercise, again, the people of Uganda, so many petty contradictions notwithstanding, have stood with the NRM to defend the Revolution. We have won a resounding victory of about 65% in the Presidential elections and 282 NRM MPs elected. We have delivered a knock-out in spite of the evil-minded falsehoods and demagoguery of the opposition. I say 65% because many of the 455,175 invalid votes were NRM votes. How did I know this? I knew this because at Mafudu, the Late Wapa’s place, my young brother Mbabazi beat me by 5 votes. Yet 45 invalid votes were all mine. How were they invalid? It was because my supporters ticked on the symbol (the bus) or even on the candidate. The intention of the voter would be clear.

     This was due to not sensitizing our agents and even the election officials. This ended up taking away about 5% of our votes. This, however, is not a new phenomenon. Even in the past elections, we got these types of losses for NRM, probably not on the same magnitude. Without this organizational weakness, our vote should be around 65% for the President in this week’s vote. Even then, that should not have been the vote we should have got given the work NRM has done, especially in the area of infrastructure (roads, electricity, schools, health centres, piped water, etc.) and also in the area of peace and security. We should have got 80% in my opinion. However, that potential high score was undermined by some mistakes of some of our leaders. One long standing mistake has been poor supervision of government services e.g. health care and the stealing of drugs from health centres. Wherever I went during the campaigns, the youthful population of our children and grand-children was complaining about this – stealing of drugs by health workers, absenteeism by the same workers, negligence and even asking for bribes. In Kassanda Health Centre, these accusations were confirmed when I sent, subsequently, an investigation team. We were about to arrest the health workers but the public forgave them. This is all due to poor supervision by both the technical staff (PS, CAO, Gombolola Chief, Town Clerk, etc.) and also by the political class. Why should it be difficult to check on the drugs even by the political class in the area? The argument that health workers are poorly paid is nonsensical because the workers in private hospitals are paid less than in government hospitals. Yet they work efficiently. This irritates the public alot in spite of their support for the NRM. Dr. Diana Atwiine’s Unit has arrested 227 health workers. The problem, however, is the leniency of the Courts. They release these people. I have talked to the Chief Justice about this.

    The other contradiction within the NRM was on account of the Primaries. There was alot of alleged rigging by some of the actors. To compound this problem, our Electoral Commission did not get time to exhaustively investigate and rectify these allegations. Sometimes, it would involve the misuse of the security forces or bias by the RDCs. I, personally, investigated two situations and provided some remedy which stabilized the political situation in the two areas. One situation was Kanungu (especially Kinkizi West) and the other situation was in Bukono Constituency of Namutumba. In Kanungu, it was clear that the Primaries’ results of the MP candidate for Kinkizi West and the LCV Chairperson had been altered in favour of other people because the winners were thought to be “pro-Mbabazi”. This was very wrong. How were they “pro-Mbabazi”? The allegation was that during the day, they are pro-NRM but during the night they are pro-Mbabazi. Even if that was the case, this was not the correct way to handle it. The correct way would have been to patiently investigate these allegations and, if confirmed, discipline those leaders, including expelling them from the Party – transparently and openly. Any other approach is wrong and clique-formation. I caused Tanga- Odoi and some other people to investigate and establish the truth. Josephine Kasya and Kaberuka had won the primaries and were, therefore, the flag-bearers. The good vote we got from Kanungu has confirmed the correctness of this truthful approach.

    My first rally in the Busoga area was at Kibbale Primary School, Kibbale sub-county, Bukono Constituency. As I was departing from the rally, the flag-bearer, Micheal Saire, told me that “a woman” who had stood in the primaries had caused a section of the constituency to boycott the rally that had just ended. I did not pay much heed because the rally was, in any case, massive as most of our rallies were. It was only some days later that somebody else told me that “the woman” that had caused a section of the constituency to boycott my rally was my own daughter, Namuganza, that had been one of my most loyal youth cadres for a long time. On account of that, I had appointed her Deputy RDC, Luwero. I, however, did not even know that she had resigned the Deputy RDC-ship. When I addressed my very first campaign rally at Zirobwe, I had searched for her in the crowd by looking around (Kurondesa amaisho) without seeing her. I thought that she may be sick or something and did not think much about it. Only now to hear that she was “the woman” that had ‘Kujemesa’ people (make people boycott) from attending my rally at Kibbale Primary School. I, immediately, looked for her and she came to see me in Jinja only to tell me of stories of bias by the concerned officials and even Police arrests of her supporters, etc. To complicate matters for the Kaliro – Namutumba area, there was also the issue of the Kyabazinga where some of our leaders in the area had taken sides in that non-political issue. The area had become very hostile politically to the NRM on account of the mistakes of our actors. The rally I addressed at Kaliro on the 24th of December, 2015, was the worst of the whole campaign. Probably, only 5,000 people attended – almost similar to the one of the IK people in Kaabong where there were only 2,051 voters. I sat with Namuganza and we talked. Eventually, she brought me all the youth that had been alienated (their leaders) and the royal councils of Busiki and Bukono to whom I explained that the NRM never involved itself in the issue of whether there should be traditional leaders in any area and, if so, who? These were none of our business and have never been. It was for the wanainchi of the concerned areas. They only needed to follow the law. These groups, whom I met while in Masindi, were satisfied and went back to clarify the situation. Our recent scores in Namutumba and Kaliro of 81.86% and 70.14% respectively, were a direct result of this. Namuganza had been told by some persons in the NRM that if her group wanted to go away, they can go away. The NRM will continue, without them!! Why should any NRM person alienate anybody because of the selfishness of the individuals? This is not acceptable.
    The other mistake is the selfishness and dishonesty of some of the NRM leaders. When money is sent to do political work, these leaders steal it. The money that was sent to help the Village Committees to buy stationery was stolen by some leaders. The masses come to know about it and they, really, get annoyed. Those who stole that money must refund it or be arrested. It is not only the dishonesty; but there is the attitude of only undertaking missions for money. No money, no mission. This mercenary attitude is un-NRM and not acceptable.

    No sooner had I pacified the Namuganza group than the youth that had remained loyal to the NRM started complaining as to why I had met the “bad” group, etc., etc. I had also to meet this group and talk to them about winning back anybody that may be disgruntled or even the ones who had never supported us before.

    That is the correct politics: “unite the many, to defeat the few and isolate the enemy to the maximum”, Mao Tse Tung used to say. Yet here in Uganda, some groups seem to say: “alienate as many as possible and remain with a few”. I reject that mistaken view. I am for the Maoist principle of uniting the many.

    It is some of the leaders that demand money. The wanainchi walk to and from the rallies on foot. They demand nothing; they stand in the sun while the leaders are in hired tents. Of course, we could not manage tents for everybody. What is interesting, however, is that the masses are hungry for the word of the NRM while some of the leaders are hungry for money. To show that the masses are hungry for the word of the NRM, even the rallies that were held on Sundays, were massively attended. The thirst by the leaders for money through politics needs to be rejected totally. In a few cases, we need money if the distance is far; no more than that. Politics is about mission, not money. It is voluntary association of people who share the same mission. It is not employer-employee relationship. We must be sisters, brothers or comrades-in-the struggle for the mission of patriotism, Pan-Africanism, social-economic transformation and democracy. This, indeed, was the spirit during the bush war and soon after. Our people would work voluntarily because they could see that we were working voluntarily – we, the leaders. This spirit was undermined by the ego-centric MPs that were misusing their presence in Parliament and the vague Constitution of 1995 on the issue of remuneration for Public Servants to award themselves huge salaries. This selfishness and short- sightedness transformed the MP job from being a mission – oriented job to being a rewarding job for the individuals involved. This caused the others, the generality of our membership, to say that if politics is for personal gain, we need our own share. This mercenarism must be wound backwards, starting with the leaders.

    Nevertheless, there is need to use production to cater for the welfare of our long serving cadres and leaders at the local level, the army veterans as well as the Luwero war civilian veterans. The Secretary General should take the lead in this as should have been the case in the past. The districts are now, mainly, small: Lwengo, Kalangala, Buvuma, Kyankwanzi, Kiboga, Buyende etc. The Aruas, the Kaseses, the Mubendes etc. are few. There is an Administrative Secretary, fulltime party worker, in each district. Why does not this Administrative Secretary have the record of these long time mobilisers, party workers and local leaders (especially the past ones) so that wealth creation programmes are organized for them and, if necessary, they are guided in those programmes. With the lists, the Administrative Secretaries should work with the Secretary-General who should, in turn, work with the Wealth Creation department to engage all these leaders and party workers in gainful production. The disgruntlement of many of these party workers also ate into our support. This should not be the case.

    Then, there is the problem of selfish leaders who undermine fellow Movement leaders from their common areas so as to remain “the only bulls in the kraal” so that they have better chances of becoming Ministers. This is not a good sign in leaders. You should not think about your own promotion but about the mission and all those who support that mission you regard as your comrade – in- arms. If you come from the same constituency, you should have peaceful competition championing the same mission. You tell the voters that you share the same mission but they can choose whoever they think can better execute the mission. This should be in the primaries. Whoever is chosen in the totally free primaries, should get all your support. You should be totally neutral among all the other contenders in the primaries in your area and only support the flag-bearers chosen transparently.

    Then, there is the practice of some individuals trying to be King-makers in their zones. They divide our Movement people by taking sides among individuals and trying to force candidates on the electorate. This is very wrong. It is the NRM members who are electing their flag-bearers – not you. Neither in public nor in private should you ever express a preference. As long as they publically declare loyalty to the Movement, you welcome all of them. That is the cut-off point for you – loyalty to the Party, publically declared. No other consideration should enter your assessment of our members.

    The issues of “efficiency”, “morality”, “presentability”, “reliability”, should be none of your concerns as a senior leader in the area or a co-leader. Those aspects are for the public to determine – not you, not me. Our only yard-stick for the NRM members should be loyalty publically declared. The rest should be for the NRM membership. Once the membership have made their choice, you should, unreservedly, support that choice.

    Above, we have dealt with governance, organizational and ideological issues. There are, however, social-economic issues that also affect the politics. There are, in particular, two issues that the opposition, opportunistically, exploits. These are the issues of poverty and jobs for the youth. The NRM has for long had answers to these two problems. The problem was that in the past, we did not yet have the basics, the foundation, to tackle decisively these two problems. We did not have the infrastructure (the roads, the electricity etc.) that was a necessary pre-condition for more private investments, that would, in turn, widen the tax base that would generate more revenue for the Government to tackle some of those problems.

    By our correct policies, our tax collection now stands at Shs.13,000bn which is about US$4bn. This is a decent level of resource mobilization. It is not like in the past when we had to depend on the donors for the whole of the development budget. With the increasingly more decent level of revenue collection, in 2006, I insisted on prioritizing electricity, the roads, education, health and defence. It is this decision that has won the recent General Elections. Although the opposition, supported by the Aga Khan’s Monitor newspaper and NTV television, would do everything to paint a bleak and deteriorating situation in Uganda, the population, with our explanations, would, instead, see hope and progress.

    If the tarmac road has reached Oraba, Moroto, Bundibugyo, Kisoro and the electricity has reached all the 112 districts of Uganda except four (Kaabong, Nwoya, Kotido and Buvuma), things people never dreamed of, surely other problems will also be addressed. That was, indeed, my message. The eight words: unity, strength, peace, development, wealth, skills, jobs and political stability. Had the political class been more focused on the issue of the wealth funds, our task of winning by 80%, instead of the present 65%, would have been very easy. In the new budget, we must, therefore, ensure the Shs.1000bn for NAADS (wealth creation), Shs.234bn for the Youth Fund, Shs.234bn for the Women Fund, Shs.180bn for Micro-Finance and Shs.500bn for the Innovation Fund. This is, in addition, to the present level of funding for the roads Shs.3,400bn, Shs.2,900bn for electricity, etc.

    We were able to give a knock-out on the first round to the opposition, as we always do, because of, mainly, four factors: promoting unity among the people; peace; electricity; and the new tarmac roads in areas that had never seen much development. These gave hope to the people that even what is not done will be done. Hence, the 65% support for the President and 70% support for the NRM MPs and NRM leaning independents. The huge masses of our children, our grand-children with our great- grand children in tow that I addressed in 305 rallies and 290 constituencies, plus a few elders in attendance, were, on the one hand, happy with these factors: unity, peace, tarmac roads and electricity. On the other hand, however, there were problems of the corruption of Government accounting officers, poor supervision of schools and health centres, badly managed primaries, greedy politicians trying to be warlords and hijack the authority of the people to elect leaders of their choice, the moneylessness in many families, the lack of jobs for the university graduates that did Social Sciences and the poor communication by the NRM Secretariat, the RDCs, the Ministry of Information, etc. In some areas, there was the question of cattle compensation for cows lost in the wars, veterans pensions and the chasing of hawkers from selling at the road sides without an alternative. It is these weak points that reduced NRM’s support from 80% to 65% – 70%.

    The opportunistic and unserious opposition could not realize that their demagoguery would be seen through by the wanainchi. The NRM won in the following zones: Karamoja – 91.4%; Bunyoro-76.4%; Ankole – 74.8%; Sebei – 72.8%; Toro/Rwenzori – 69.7%; Busoga – 64.9%; Kigezi – 64.6%; West Nile – 63.5%; Bugisu – 55%; Bukedi – 53.2%; Buganda – 52%; Teso – 52% and Lango– 50.7%. It only lost in Acholi – 41% against FDC’s 42%. By solving the residual problems, the opposition will be deposited where it belongs – the dust-bin of opportunism. The masses could see the irreversible steps achieved. Why could not the elite of the opposition do the same?

    In this article, I talk of moneylessness, rather than poverty. This is because the poverty statistics are not easily understood by the public. Drawing the poverty line is done scientifically, especially biologically. They ask the question: What is the necessary calories intake per person per day? They then, add education, health access etc. and monetize those elements. Obviously, food in Uganda is not such an absolute unavailability. Yes, there is stunted growth not because there is no food but because people do not know what to eat because of the lethargic Ministry of Health. Otherwise, the food is there or can be there. That is absolute poverty, scientifically defined, as at 56.4% in 1993 in the whole country and at 19.7% today. The problem, therefore, is moneylessness. That is what people call obwavu, obwooro, can- not lack of food – nutritious or otherwise.

    Social – political – economic poverty means lack of money. The poverty line of the IMF and the Ministry of Finance is a biological categorization. The NRM has established a strong base. The people saw that base, recognized its importance and supported the NRM, not just in the Presidential vote but with a whooping number of 282 NRM MPs and scores of NRM leaning Independents.

    There is also the question of land grabbing by some thieves and blind landlords that collude with some authorities to evict bibanja owners. This problem has two sides that must be handled correctly. First of all, nobody should get land illegally. The five legal ways of getting land are: being allocated a kibanja by the mailo-owner or his agent (omusigire); buying a kibanja from the one who got it from the first method; the bona-fide occupants that were on that land by 1983 or before; being the first to settle on the public land (kutembuura) or buying from the one who did that; and having a leasehold or milo title. The leasehold could only be acquired on uninhabited land. A lease hold should not be acquired on a piece of land that is occupied; unless the occupants are few and, on a willing buyer-willing seller basis, are ready to accept compensation. If you do not fall in these categories do not tell lies. We can look for other ways of helping you legally – e.g. a soft loan to buy a few acres, etc. Myopic and opportunistic politicians must be warned about encouraging people to invade any land illegally. During the campaign, for instance, I had two pieces of land that had been occupied by people. One was the National Housing Corporation land at Kasokoso. This is easier to deal with. NHC got this land in September, 1966 but did not develop it on account of the chaos in the country. Meanwhile, the wanainchi came and settled there, built permanent houses etc. Nobody was there to restrain them. NHC is a public corporation. The Government could assist to compensate them so that they get other land to go on with their projects. There is, however, the question of the railway land that people settled on. We have much less room for manoeuver here. The country must have the railway. Nobody who claims to be Ugandan should, either in public or privately, think that Uganda should not have a modern railway because people illegally encroached on the railway land and they “are our voters”. “Our voters” or those who “vote for the opposition” must be the first to realize that Uganda needs a modern railway. Anybody who does not see this, is an enemy of Uganda’s future. If there is no other route for the railway, then the encroachers must leave. Some assistance can be given to them if feasible. These people should, however, have been talked to and even the timing should have been agreed to and discussed with them.

    As far as the Forest Reserves are concerned, they fall into two categories: the ecologically sensitive that may be protecting rivers or part of the high rain forest or the ones that were just gazetted for producing fire-wood and timber. The latter are easier to deal with – a compromise should be found with the bona-fide encroachers. However, the ecologically sensitive forests must be protected.

    Nevertheless, no politician should encourage or cover up illegal land-grabbing because endangering security of legal owner-ship of property is a great disservice to Uganda. It will discredit Uganda internally and internationally. Our present success and strength is, precisely, due to a good business reputation. When we returned the 4000 properties of the Asians, Uganda gained a good reputation internationally. The infrastructure funds, the Wealth creation funds and the Social action funds (health, education, pay for the elderly) are possible because of these taxes. Anybody who endangers this potential is an enemy, knowingly or unknowingly.

    The NRM Secretariat must be very active in sensitizing our masses.

    We have the capacity to resolve the residual problems, one by one. That is why the opposition in Uganda is an endangered species.

    Yoweri K. Museveni


    It all started a few months ago when Malac hosted friends, Embassy officials, diplomats and government representatives at her residence in Kampala during her welcome party.

    Malac, who arrived in Uganda a few weeks to the general elections, invited President Museveni for the function.

    It was Vice President Hon Edward Ssekandi who appeared at the residence for the ceremony.

    Interestingly, before Ssekandi gave his speech, Malac blasted the Ugandan government for abusing human rights, suppressing civil liberties and failure to tackle corruption among other things.
    “Most of us who attended this function were embarrassed. Malac had not even spent a month in the country but she was already berating its leadership,” said a diplomat who attended the function.

    “It appears she arrived in Uganda with a preconceived attitude towards government.”

    The source, who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely, said Ssekandi did not respond to the accusations but chose to read from the prepared speech.

    “If it were in other countries, Malac would have faced a barrage of criticism from government. She has expressed determination to order government on what to do which is not acceptable here,” a source at the Foreign Affairs Ministry told ChimpReports on Monday morning.

    It is understood that while in Liberia before being posted to Uganda, Malac was being consulted by the heavily-donor-dependent country on most of its major decisions.

    “When Malac came to Uganda, she did not fully appreciate the background of the country’s leadership and how things run here. We have taken steps to educate her and improve relations but it appears our efforts are not paying off,” the concerned official added.

    Uganda’s ties with U.S. were further strained during and after the elections.

    After the February 18 polls, Malac attended the Post-Election Symposium on Youth, Democracy and Governance where she blasted government’s actions against opposition.

    “The social media shutdown, the detention of opposition figures, the harassment of media – all of these things combined with the poor organization of the election have weakened Uganda’s democracy and tarnished Uganda’s image as a strong democracy in a turbulent region,” charged Malac.

    She added: “We have spoken out because we believe that the Ugandan people deserve to live in a country where every voice is heard and matters. That can only happen when citizens have a say in how their country is governed. It can only happen when government is held accountable. It is the democratic process that we support…”

    In her conclusive remarks, Malac hit the nail on the head: “But the bottom line is that you must do something and take the responsibility upon yourselves to make things happen. I challenge all of you today to try and put your ideas into action, because by simply accepting the status quo, you only guarantee that things will remain the same.”

    Government officials protested the remarks which they said bordered on interfering with Uganda’s internal affairs.

    Plan B

    Sources said government is considering bypassing Malac and the U.S. embassy in Kampala in its dealing with Washington.

    “We shall have to deal directly with Pentagon on defence issues and White House on matters to do with foreign policy,” said a high ranking official.

    “Malac will end up being isolated and inconsequential. We will make her deal with junior officials because of her attitude towards us,” the source confirmed.

    Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said in a statement that since the publication of the Uganda Presidential Election results, none of the observer groups has come with credible evidence to challenge the results posted by Electoral Commission.

    “We therefore wish to ask them to either adduce evidence or keep their peace for good. Otherwise, we know that some groups in the US and EU, including diplomats accredited to Uganda, funded and are still funding opposition elements in Uganda to cause government change outside the constitutional framework but are disappointed this hasn’t been successful as yet,” warned Opondo.

    “The U.S., which uses raw power to project its influence and interests around the world, is the least competent to ask other nations for democratic accountability. Uganda’s democracy is progressing well and we are satisfied with both the pace and achievements registered so far.”

    In reference to accusations of interference, Malac recently observed:” Let me reiterate, however, what we have said before: We respect the sovereignty of the government of Uganda, and we do not support any one individual or political party.”

    She added: “We have spoken out because we believe that the Ugandan people deserve to live in a country where every voice is heard and matters. That can only happen when citizens have a say in how their country is governed. It can only happen when government is held accountable. It is the democratic process that we support.”

    U.S. spends millions of dollars every year on Uganda’s healthcare system.


    When was the last time an African ambassador went to the U.S and complained about; the prison industrial complex system, the unfair incarceration of blacks and latinos in America, police brutality against blacks and other minorities, the un-democratic election system that puts the vote of ” delegates and super delegates ” ahead of everyday citizen’s votes ; when was the last time that African ambassadors interfered with the American electoral process, where a citizen’s vote doesn’t count? When?? When was the last time??? When Ms. Ambassador, when???

    And since she added: “ We have spoken out because we believe that the Ugandan people deserve to live in a country where every voice is heard and matters. That can only happen when citizens have a say in how their country is governed. It can only happen when government is held accountable. It is the democratic process that we support…” ; We as Ugandans, have spoken out because we believe that the African American and Latino people deserve to live in a country where every voice is heard and matters. That can only happen when citizens have a say in how their country is governed. It can only happen when government his held accountable. It is the democratic process that we support…as Ugandans. Now what?

    Ms.Ambassador, no disrespect, but you need a piece of humble pie. Why would we allow you to jeopardize the peace that we have in our country. You just came to Uganda, and you need to humble yourself and take time to understand our culture. We are a humble people. Uganda has come a long way and this is not a zoo.Your zoo to play with. We elected our President through democratic means. Who do you think you are to get involved in our politics?? What makes you, a foreigner, better than us that you can come to our country and tell us what to do??? You would never let us come to your country and tell you what to do, so why would you come to our country and tell us what to do? When you had the occupy wall street demonstration, did you see any African ambassadors getting involved in that situation? No. It wasnt their place to comment on that because they were diplomats and thats not what diplomats do.Who do you think you are??? What gives you the right? the jurisdiction? …Something tells you that we’re savages??? and that we need your 2 cents??? and that unless you’re involved, then its not democracy etc ???….Seriously, who do you think you are??? What makes you think that you’re better than us??? You think you’re David Livingstone? Or Stanley?….and this is the 1900’s???….Who do you think you are???!!! You’re just an ambassador. You’re a guest. Have respect for Uganda and our democratically elected President!
    Proud Citizen of Uganda


    Two weeks ago 400 Americans were arrested in New York for protesting peacefully against too much money being used in politics.
    Last week also USA presidential candidates cried loudly against what they termed “rigging” and unfair habits by their political parties. Ask Trump, for example.
    You are barely a year in Uganda, and you are quick to lecture us on democracy and freedom of association And tell us to rise and defend human rights, madam ?


    Recently, a flight was delayed by USA security agencies for almost a whole day in a US city because an “Arab-looking” Italian professor of economics aboard the plane was reported to have been scribbling some “terrorist looking ” Equation on his notepad. He was due to deliver a lecture at a prestigious US University.

    Talk of citizens having a say in how their country is govern!!


    You all know that my father Dusman Okee who was in many ways also my mother died on 3rd January 2016.

    His 74th birthday celebrations were planned for 5th January 2016. By the time he died he had remarried more than once. Hence the title of this tribute. So now my current mother is my father’s surviving widow.

    She’s from Serere. She is the matriarch at our family home in Bukaya, Njeru, Buikwe. I pay tribute to her today because she is the one holding fort at home and makes our family house a home. She gives warmth to the cold steel, brick and mortar of the house.

    These days those who come to see me get surprised that I have an English-Ateso dictionary on my living room table. Though my current mother is fluent in English she is not able to speak Luo fluently.

    So I want to meet her half way by learning some Ateso. After all in 2011 during my presidential campaigns the Itesot credited me for being like a burglar proof for my people in terms of defending human rights, land rights and peace. They named me Ekirigi – or something like that. Loosely translated as a strong impenetrable door.

    But I am digressing. Let’s me start from the beginning. My biological mother only looked after me for eight months. Naturally that is on top of the nine months she nurtured me in her young seventeen year old womb. When I was about eight months, my father who was then in the army, returned home from work and found me all alone in the house. I must have cried, slept, cried again and slept again, soiled myself over and over. He looked around and my mother was nowhere to be seen.

    My mother, Christina Bitwababo, had decided to leave. If she had carried me along perhaps I would have grown up in her home village of Ngarama in Bukanga, Isingiro. Maybe my story would have been very different from what it has been so far. Maybe I would have been a Kadogo in the NRA etc etc. Sometimes I think about all these things.

    So my father cleaned up his first born son and considered his options. Given how close my father and I were, we have discussed these matters in detail including my early years and why my mother left. Both those and more will be detailed in my book which will likely come out next year if and when, God willing, I clock the half century mark next year!

    The next day, my father put me in his Volkswagen Beetle and we started the journey to Gulu. One day as we talked about my early years he confessed to me that he stopped the car at Karuma Falls bridge and considered letting the torrential waters of the River Nile end what in his view was a life likely to end in a few months. In those days infant mortality rate was very high.

    But he reconsidered and we continued the journey to Lacor in Gulu where my grandmother, Yunia (an anglicized Luo version of Eunice) Lakop, a widow by then lived. The year was 1967. I used to joke with my father that if it was God’s will that I live the waterfall would have lifted me instead of drowning me and depositing me safely like the Nile waters guided Moses to safety. The only difference is that unlike Moses I would not be in a basket and would be entirely at the mercy of the elements.

    So from the cutting of my umbilical cord to the time my mother and I parted was about eight months. As I grew up in the care of my grandmother assisted by my uncle’s wife, Regina, the mother of Rt. Hon. Dan Kidega, I obviously wondered who my real mother was. I concluded that it was my grandmother. After all she suckled me.

    I have made some inquiries as to whether an old woman’s breasts can produce milk and the answer astounded me. I used to think I was probably contented with swallowing my own baby saliva while purporting to be suckling but I have since been told that the mammary glands of a woman of advanced age can actually be stimulated to produce milk. My father and I used to joke that we were like brothers because we suckled the same breasts!

    So today I pay tribute to my grandmother who in many ways was my mother. I also pay tribute to Regina Oballim Agol who used to take me to her house to feed me with porridge. The milk from my grandmother’s breasts needed to be supplemented.

    When I came of school going age, I was taken to the village of Bwobo some seven miles west from Gulu. There I lived with my aunt Christine Amoo Lalela Obwona. She was a tough one, that aunt of mine. N

    o nonsense in every sense. But extremely loving. She is the one woman who is responsible for looking after me in my early formative years. She taught me hard work, discipline and the value of education. Together with my grandmother, they always told me, “…education is your mother, education is your father”.

    That became my mantra. I excelled so much in my primary school that the teachers used to pick me from my P3 class and take me to the P5 class to solve mathematical problems to the great embarrassment of my seniors.

    I wasn’t even tall enough to reach the blackboard well so I would stand on a stool. Eventually the school saw that I was spending too much time in the P5 class and decided that I may as well join the P5 class for real. So that is how I leapfrogged to P5 from P3.

    My aunt, my mother, believed in a good fight. One day a bully had clobbered me and I came home crying. She was not sympathetic at all. “Aren’t you a man?”, she exhorted me, “You have to fight back”. I gave the matter serious consideration and came up with a radical solution. In fact the solution was rather too radical. It almost got me expelled from the school. Suffice to say that the bullying stopped. I have occasionally told that story. More will be in the book.

    So today I pay tribute to my aunt, my mother. She still lives in Bwobo, Gulu. A widow of great moral courage, character and intelligence.


    As I grew older my father felt that I should now start spending time in Jinja where he was now working having left the army (saying he left the army is actually an understatement because the circumstances which I’ll narrate in the book are more complex). In Jinja, actually Bukaya, there was another mother. Yudaya Namiiro, daughter of Hajji Saad Kizito of Ruti, Mbarara. I don’t call her step mother because she was a real mother to me.

    As I grew up my confusion about my maternal origins also mounted. In Gulu the local kids whispered that my mother was dead. Others said I was just some abandoned Munyankole kid my father picked up from a rubbish pit in Mbarara! All these confusing thoughts were boiling inside me like a volcano.

    I wondered what to believe. So when I reached Jinja, I thought finally I had been reunited with my biological mother. But soon I knew that she was not the one. I could also overhear her telling her relatives who I really was. The relatives treated me adoringly. “He’s a beautiful child”, they would tell my mother.

    From this I realized that my biological mother was still somewhere out there. Still, this mother of mine was a real mother in every respect. She spoke Luo fluently, of course with the accent of her mother tongue. One day she came to visit in Gulu and saw my condition in the village. It was normal for the village kids to have lice in their hair.

    She found it abhorrent and told my father that I should immediately be placed under her care. She started the care immediately by giving my head a clean shave leaving the lice with no sanctuary. Then we boarded the train to Jinja and then the Victoria Nile Bus Town Service to Njeru.

    She was a bundle of energy. She demanded that we worked hard. No loafing in bed in the morning. Many as we were in our double decker beds, she ensured that beds were made properly and bed wetters reprimanded and punished. We nicknamed her “Inspector”. We thought she was behaving like the Marine Corps Drill Sergeants in the movie “Full Metal Jacket”, but now we credit her for making us who we are.

    She seemed to have eyes in the back of her head. Nothing escaped her eagle eyed vigilance. She taught us housework. Indeed she had no choice. We the older children were all boys. We mopped the floor, washed dishes, washed clothes and ensured the food did not get burnt. At an early age we learnt how to make porridge.

    But she was also a community person. She would frequently send food to others in the neighborhood. She would gather young people and they would dance traditional dances. Those were the days I first encountered the Kiganda dances and the language. One day I overhead her sending one of the kids to go and bring Gitta.

    I thought she meant a guitar! So I waited to see the traditional dancing metamorphose into a jazz festival but nothing changed. The Kiganda dance continued. Later I asked my younger brother Jimmy about the guitar that was supposed to be brought and what had happened to it. He burst into laughter and told me that Gitta is a Kiganda name. Talk about learning the hard way. I had lost sleep waiting for a guitar that never came.

    So today I pay tribute to Yudaya Namiro. I learnt Luganda thanks to her. She disciplined me and taught me self reliance. I remember during Amin’s time, when sometimes our father would be taken away for days and weeks. She would ensure that at least we had one hearty meal. Things would become clear when she would say during a late lunch “muliire ddala”, meaning this is a once and for all meal for the day.

    Eventually our father would return and normalcy would return in terms of regular meals. We had our arguments with my mother but never did I answer her back disrespectfully. As the urge to rebel, which is a characteristic of adolescence, took over there were tense moments. One time I even fled home for two weeks and became a full time gambler playing cards in a bid to raise money and buy a train ticket to Gulu. Of course that episode ended in an interesting way but the details have to wait.

    When I became Makerere Guild President in 1990, she prevailed upon my father to host my entire cabinet and core campaign team members to a massive feast at home. She sent a coaster to ferry us to Jinja. Upon graduating with a law degree she threw me the mother of all parties at Crested Cranes Hotel.

    The cake must have had about two dozen tiers shaped like law books with the subjects written on. It was big. An all night affair. In her speech she said my siblings now had no excuse to say they don’t have a role model. They had to excel in whatever field they choose.

    Her death saddened me extremely. By then I was in parliament. I did all I could to keep her alive but eventually she succumbed. I made sure she had a befitting send off. She lies at Lacor next to her husband, my father. To date she is the mother I talk about most.

    Biological mother

    Now back to the tale of my biological mother. Through twists and turns and the pressure I mounted on my father eventually he was persuaded to take me to see my mother. We got into his Land Rover Defender 110 and headed to Isingiro. I was eighteen and a student of Namilyango.

    We got lost a number of times, taking wrong turns in the hills of Isingiro but men never forget the paths they tread in the heat of young love. They know where the women who once quickened their pulses reside. We reached my grandparents home. It was very different from Gulu, Bukaya, Bwobo.

    The language was also different. My mother hugged me. She broke down in tears saying she thought I was dead! I felt awkward. Here was the woman who carried me in her womb for nine months and later walked away. I could have crawled to the fireplace getting fatally burnt, I could have crawled outside and been overran by a vehicle, anything could have happened.

    My heart and mind were in turmoil. But like one of my professors used to say, ‘text without context is pretext’. Who was I to judge my mother! What would I have done in her shoes? I found the grace, courage and compassion to tell my mother how grateful I was to see her finally and that I was doing fine thanks to the kindness of so many mothers and other people. I told her I understood.

    She looked relieved. Fear and guilt was drowned by forgiveness and the joy around us. She introduced me to everyone as her long lost son. Then she sat down and symbolically carried me on her lap rocking me like a baby. Tears flowed freely from her eyes. That is how I found the courage to forgive my mother and make meaning of a phase in my life that had been a puzzle.

    I gave my mother one last hug because we had to leave. As we left Isingiro late afternoon, I tried to make sense of it all. I had met my biological mother. What disturbed me was that there was no real glue between us beyond the fact that she had carried me in her womb, delivered me and cared for me for eight months.

    Today I pay tribute to my mother. My biological mother. My real mother. She was only seventeen when she met my father. She remarried and had other children. I have so far managed to trace three of the children from my mother’s womb. I traced one of them all the way in Baghdad, Iraq and finally got to see him when he returned from his tour of duty. I encourage them to come home whenever they can. I love them because they are the only link I have with my mother who died about thirteen years ago. God bless your soul mother.

    So, again, Happy Mothers Day! I mean it. All men are a work in progress. Ask your mother, or sister or wife. Every calendar day should be Mothers Day.


    Justice dismissed this application with costs, stating that the constitution protects the sitting president from being subjected to any proceeding before any court of law, except during the time when he/she is running for the office, which case can only be heard by the Supreme Court.

    Justice Musota ruled that if the applicants were not contented with Museveni’s age, they should have challenged it earlier during the campaigning period which they didn’t.

    “This is a case with no merit which is aimed at wasting court’s time and abusing court’s process,” he said.

    The judge added that interim orders are issued only when there is a main suit pending but in this matter once it is issued it will appear like a final ruling since there is no pending suit.



    “Being a lay person shouldn’t be a basis to abuse court process, I summarily dismiss the matter with costs,” ruled Musota.

    On receiving the ruling, President Museveni’s lawyer Kiryowa Kiwanuka applauded Justice Musota for being just and thereby warned all people against abusing court processes in disguise of being lay people

    Bigirwa and Kizza who represented themselves in court said that after being let down by court now they are going to mobilize Ugandans to defend their constitution.

    “We have enough evidence to prove that Museveni is above 75 years of age and since constitution provides us with an option of defending our rights we shall utilize it


    Beti Olive Namisango Kamya Turomwe

    It seems Ugandans had different reactions to the appointment of Beti Olive Namisango Kamya-Turomwe, also known as Betty Kamya and Beti Kamya as Dictator Yoweri Museveni’s Minister.

    Daizy Nasamula Kino kinakola oba kwogera bwogezi
    Matsiko Confie Cong’s hope rubaga county will benefit much, it has all leaders of Kampala city wish to see those roads worked on.
    Sheillah Powers Congrats brave woman
    Alfred Baryah The road is round
    Osalah Moses Lets wait en see whether thy wl work 4 kla.
    Timothy Tindimureka We are expecting a lot from you Maama
    Bukenya Edywin As beautiful as her character, i have liked the President’s choice may the Lord help her to serve responsibly in Jesus’s mighty name i pray Amen:
    Kabugo Prossy congratulations! now I get the reason why she kept attacking Dr . Besigye after the elections. game well played.
    Ahurra Nicholas Cong’s
    Mwondha Peter Good idea that the President considered working with the people who we thought were so critical to him and the system.
    Pretty Pat Hope he considers taking their advice (if they intend to offer any) other than xpecting them to dance to his tune!!
    Ruryaija Collens Vumilia So da problems dat kamya was fought for wz Government u mean is solved what i see is dat kamya still has a lot to do
    Pretty Pat Hope Maureen Kyaalya will b appointed RDC
    Mwondha Peter No. Maybe to be included in the coming reshuffle and Dr Bwanika
    Pretty Pat Hm Uganda zaabu
    Mwondha Peter Congz. madam Betty. Am very happy you were appointed you are very hard working. You will deliver
    Ben Mugarura Congratulations Hon Betty Kamya
    Asiimwe Nathan Y its only laddies who can manage Lukwago very well
    Mwondha Peter It is not all about who can manage who but who can do what and who is kepable of what. We don’t need wars but service and besides these days women have proved to be more hard working and faithful in their way of execution of work than men. Check out and prove it for your self
    Asiimwe Nathan Who ever can clear a hindrance in the line of development is a hard working person so if i said she can manage Lukwago who has been a problem to Kampal’s development then i mean she is hard working (Those laddies).

    Mwondha Peter You are So myopic. You seem not to be knowing what you want and the reasons for people to be in leadership. But you must know that leaders serve people and their interests not the party as FDCs and others think. And in politics the difference between two parties is just ideology not enemities and permanent. So mean those opposition MPs in the house are not serving in the govt.? Now you will say no. There are 3 arms of the govt : Parliament, executive, and judiciary. Here I mean MPs with the opposition inclusive. So for your information Hon Betty is here to serve her people under the nrm using the ideas she is gifted in as other people do like Lukwago, Winnie Kizza etc

    Mugenyi Patrick Katemba just
    Semugabi Bams Seth #Nathan wht do u mean by managing lukwago? lukwako is just a ceremonial lord mayor,which powers does he posses? his powers were diluted 2 zero,and u keep talking??
    Asiimwe Nathan Lukwago and other political failures have always been mobilising people to go on streets and demonstrate and the city comes to a stand still for days. Do u say he has no powers???? He has powers of distraction plz
    Semugabi Bams Seth HAHAHAHA
    Mugenyi Patrick Besigye bamuwe obwa voice president
    Mwondha Peter If only he can accept as you feel for him
    Mat Baker Indeed ha own
    Jacob Kaguta #Betty_kamya
    When a poor jobless widow needs attention from a black spotted god #Leopard,she turns shameless even at the cost of making her husband’s politically upright mind weep to the tears of marrying a money minded lupen,i pity the sorrow his ghos…See More
    Mwondha Peter When I read your submission I find none other than the real a sorrowful hopeless ghost call it Satan who is known for being jealous and in a deal all the time planning to let down, bring down all that tend to gain achievements. I likened Satan to you. So hopeless and jealous that you even feel bad about where you are not even concerned and where you even earn anything for for undermining Hon Betty’s achievement.
    Jacob Kaguta peter..Am not comfortable with her means of earning that post,dissing fdc!!!no..So think be4 u comment
    Natembo Angella @ Osalah Moses not waiting whether Beti Kamya will work for Kampala,live alone ur beef,BETI KAMYA IS A VERY HARDING,COMMITTED WOMAN,just look back the success she gave Rubaga North during her term,I know she’s going to do wonders for kampala and I wish her the best ever,Ameen.
    Jacob Kaguta angella,the tactics she used to earn that job is wat got me shaking my head
    Moses Lubega They just don’t understand who’s Mr Museveni en what’s capable of????
    Daniel Cents hmmmmm
    Mwondha Peter Yes she is
    Daniel Karts Cong’s
    Christine Nantume Thanks museveni 4 not giving a certain lunpen anypost in minister line,
    Tonny Atuhairwe Ok!! That is why she was opening her stinking mouth with open nose on FDC party.
    David Karame Tricks she used to snick into soup are questionable.
    Dickens Okello By The Way, This Is The Time Understanding The True Color Of M7 Can Bit Some NRM Pigs, Let Them Feel M7
    Nakakyango Annet congz madam Beatty kamya
    Semugabi Bams Seth all of u shd learn a lesson,no permanent friend no permanent enermy in politics(2006) and 2011 Amaama mbabazi of then 2M7 is not the one 2him now,Beti of then,z not of now!so plz esp fdc supporters en yo top master(Besigye)remove that kind of hatred in politics.hating singers,bishops,and katikiro!!!
    Tumusiime Mozzy Congs Madam
    Stuart Cavendish eniwe she iz juhst tryng to sketch for a living…anti she is a widow!!! She shud mind her business n leave the opposition alone
    Mwondha Peter Opposition without a mission. Just to oppose
    Pretty Pat Real men and women stand by their words. From fdc she formed Federal Alliance Party where she used to abuse m7 like her life depended on it. She wd rather go into business than allowing to dance to the tune of some dictator she so much despised. #EatingHerVomitIndeed!
    Abdul Wahab Muhamad CONGRATULATIONS
    Echegem Okia Ridicule ridicule and get
    Jacob Kaguta poor sexually starving widow
    Robert Wafula Congz, honorable
    Naika Charles You earned what you have been longing for after criticising our own pipoz president,exhibiting all your selfish interest and opportunism.Congs for betraying the country.
    Johnmary Kibuule Oyo alese mese yenyini
    Tumwine Peter Congz Madam Betty kamya
    Kisakye Justine Congs my friend God bless I
    Kisakye Justine Whether you abuse nothing u can do the lord has chosen her
    Tuhairwe Richard Congz mura
    George Bossa Luzige Nothing to do she can’t stand on her own I call her undrfeed lion
    Mubiru Kenneth Finally late Turyomwe remembered,
    Douglas Ainebyoona I knw it she’s so selfish to the point of accusing opposition yet she was planning this? let us see agame
    Geoffreybyaruhanga Ntangare Goals and blessings of FDC were gone if they made kamya the vice-president. Twakuwona.


    MY FELLOW COUNTRYMEN AND WOMEN: Today, l may use words that seem heavy but l need you to understand what l mean. MY HOMELAND KASESE IS UNDER ATTACK AGAIN. I do not know why the Govt has decided to wage War against the people of Kasese. l call it that way because of the statements POLICE give after the killing. Most of have bn following that instability since the spark. police have been lying the country that they are the people attacking it, BUT the truth is; IT’S THE POLICE ATTACKING THE PEOPLE OF KASESE. This last incident of BIGANDO-HIMA SHOOTING was in a HOME not even outside but in a Kitchen! Shamelessly, again the your police have lied the country that the people they killed wanted to grab guns! that those people (R Guards) injured a police officer and he is admitted in kilembe Hospital. I AM NOT A RICH MAN BUT I OFFER 1 MILLION FOR ANYBODY WHO CAN COME TO KILEMBE HOSPITAL TO FIND OUT If there is any policeman admitted there. EVEN right now l am in BIGANDO at the SCENE. No quarrrel happened it is just that the 2royalguards are born here in bigando. So they had just come home from the PALACE and one enemy called Katsuro Ezra went and called Your police that he has Rebels. They immediately came and surrounded these royal guards and shooting them. Eyewitnesses including our neighbors from the RIVAL BANYARWANDA based here in Bigando confirmed it to me. So when police talk of grabbing a gun each time them kill innocent people, then the BAKONJO think of late 1960. Our ancestors managed the war for 20yrs with out even a single gun… If police and the NRM need war, They should remember that BOTH SIDES SHALL WEEP.


    Support a farmer: Why you need to buy locally grown food

    You have probably been told many times that you should buy locally grown food. You have been hearing the campaign “Buy local, buy Ugandan” many times. And, you have also probably seen local farmers’ markets sprout up around your neighborhood or even the local produce being sold in the supermarkets.

    Uganda is witnessing an unprecedented growth of supermarkets, and this can be partly attributed to the country’s favourable investment climate.

    Another key factor for this growth is the rise in urbanisation and a growing middle-class. But why should you buy local? What is the benefit to you, your community and the environment?

    More nutritious
    Local food tends to taste better. By buying local, you are receiving fresh produce, picked just hours before delivery to your local market or store.
    Produce that travels long distances is days older. Sugars turn to starches, plant cells shrink, and produce loses its vitality and flavour.

    When you buy locally, you know you are buying fresh food for yourself and family.
    Local food is more nutritious. Once harvested, produce quickly loses nutrients.
    Since local produce is sold right after it is picked, it retains more nutrients. A good example is the fruits and vegetables, which have a high nutritious level when still fresh.
    Many local foods preserve genetic diversity. Large commercial farms that tend to export food, grow a relatively small number of hybrid foods for example, fruits and vegetables because they can tolerate the rigours of harvesting, packing, shipping and storage.

    This leaves little genetic diversity in the food supply. Small holder farms or local farms, on the other hand, grow a huge number of varieties to extend their growing season, provide eye-catching colours and great flavour.
    Local food uses less packaging material. Buying produce from a farmers’ market or from a farm itself is a less costly process that involves less packaging.
    Buying local food helps in supporting our farmers. By buying locally, the middleman disappears and the farmer gets full retail price, in turn helping farmers continue to farm.

    Buying the local food also makes a lot of economic sense. When you buy fresh produce at your local market, your food shillings go directly to the pockets of the community.
    The money stays in the local economy, helping to keep our communities stay vibrant and strong.
    Keeping the money also in turn means greater job security for everyone as money circulates in the community.
    By buying local food, it helps in building the community around you. By getting to know the farmers who grow your food, you build understanding, trust and a connection to your neighbours and your environment.

    The weather, the seasons and the science of growing food offer great lessons in nature and agriculture.
    When you buy from the farm, the visiting of the local farms with your friends and your family brings that education and appreciation.
    Local food is in most cases GMO-free. Although biotechnology companies have been trying to commercialise GM fruits and vegetables, they are licensing them only to large factory-style farms.
    Local farmers do not have access to GM seed, and most of them would not use it even if they could. Local food in a way also supports the environment and benefits wildlife.

    Many smallholder farmers in Uganda tend to be good stewards of the land – they respect and value fertile soil and clean water.
    And their farms provide the fields, meadows, forests, ponds and buildings that are the habitat for many our beloved and important species of wildlife.
    In addition, buying local also reduces the use of fossil fuels and in turn helps to protect the environment from harmful exhaust fumes.

    So, let us go out there and support our local farmers by buying their products.


    GOOD MORNING YOUNG FEARLESS FIGHTERSTO DAYS TOPIC IS ON HOW TO DEFEAT YOUR ENEMY:WHO IS AN ENEMY?an Enemy Is Any Thing It May Be Aperson, Animal, Weapon, Object, Words, Birds, Etc That Interupts, Hinders, Disorganises, Kills, Discourage, Stops, Delays Your Objectives And Goals . the Following Are Various Ways Of Defeating Or Overcoming Your Enemy1. Befriend Him2.talk To Him Or Her3. Take Him To Courts Of Law4. Ignore Him5. Give Them What They Want 6. If All Fails Kill Him Or Her To Give You Abreathing Space.comrades Younge Fearless Fighters Our Enemy Is Museven And Group So Look For Asuitable Way On How To Deal With Themstay Tuned Iam Coming Back With Tricks On How To Apply Those Methods Thanks BY JOHN KATO MADE IN MUBENDE

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