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November 27, 2016 at 9:24 pm #27220
Kisanja Hakuna Mchezo (a mixture of Luganda and Kiswahili languages to mean a joke-free presidential term) is a slogan adopted by Museveni to dupe Ugandans in his pretence of fighting corruption, abuse of office and poor service delivery.
In 2014 the Auditor General presented a report with overwhelming evidence of corruption in the country’s tax body, the URA involving loss of billions to tax evasion, fraud, and unexplained payments to ghost suppliers of goods and services. A total of 12.9b shillings for goods and services inclusive of VAT of more than 444.6m shillings had been lost to ghost suppliers. Such ghost companies were purported to be based in the following regions: –
1. Arua, 28 companies paid 1.8b shillings
2. Nebbi, 32 companies paid 1.1b shillings
3. Gulu, 55 companies paid 5.3b shillings
4. Moyo, 33 companies paid 1.2b shillings
5. Central region, 56 companies, departments and agencies paid 3.3b shillings
Another 693.8m shillings was discovered to have been lost to fraud on URA accounts.
The tax body lost another 16b shillings to law firms connected to the regime as professional fees. These firms are the usual ones i.e. Ssebalu Luke & Co. Advocates that among other payments was paid 1.19b shillings in a case that did not even exist; Kampala Associated Advocates of Elly Karuhanga was among other payments, paid 1.4b in a matter that did not even go to court; and they there is this Bitangaro and Company Advocates who at the time was even a cabinet Minister.
Despite the above grave criminality which is just a tip of the iceberg presided over by Allen Kagina as the Commissioner General of URA, Museveni kept praising her for exemplary performance in transforming the tax body which he repeatedly referred to as a “den of thieves” prior to the coming in of Kagina in 2004. In April 2015, Museveni appointed the same Allen Kagina to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) as the Executive Director. The appointment was motivated by the need for the regime to tap into the vast financial resources that it has allocated to UNRA just as a conduit. In this regard, when she took over office her first task was to arbitrarily dismiss all staff and recruited new ones which exercise is being probed by the ombudsman, IGG for alleged nepotism. Like is the case with the Electoral Commission’s Sam Rwakoojo, UNRA has Mary Kuteesa as its Director of Legal Affairs. Kagina said that when she took office she found fear, scandal and highhandedness at UNRA.
In October 2016, during the commissioning of the Jinja-Kamuli newly constructed highway recently, Museveni commended the new UNRA management thus: “I thank the new UNRA management for fighting fraud. They are very intolerant to thieves”. During g the same month of October 2016, the same Allen Kagina while appearing before the parliamentary committee on statutory bodies, she apologized for having paid 21.9b shillings to a wrong construction company that had no contract with UNRA and had done no work. The simply had this to say: ” I apologize for previously misleading the committee, but we made the payment to an account of a company that was not actually contracted to do the work”. The approval for that payment was made by five different top officials of UNRA including Kagina herself.
Just this month of November, the same committee has unearthed another five Chinese companies have been illegally receiving payments from the UNRA without doing any work. One such company is Shengi Engineering Construction (Group) Co. Ltd was contracted for the Kenjojo-Kabwoya road but instead UNRA has been paying Shengi Engineering Construction (Group) company Uganda Ltd. The list of anomalies is endless in this short time Allen Kagina has been at the helm of UNRA and one can imagine how much damage she will have caused a decade plus later or the collateral damage she inflicted on her former office, URA. She is immune to criminal proceedings just because she is under the protection of Museveni.
Police Officers, George Komurubuga and Moses Kato took huge bribes suffocating the 165b shillings pensions scam in order to save Cairo Bank and other well connected regime loyalists. Justice Gidado while convicting three unlucky Public Service officials in another 88.6b shilling pensions scandal had this to say: “……the offence was a syndicate corruption crafted in the Public Service, modified in Ministry of Finance, smoothened in Bank of Uganda and perfected in Cairo International Bank”. The entire scam affected 3,000 pensioners of the defunct East African Community. The two police officers and the officials from the Finance ministry, Bank of Uganda, and Cairo Bank were protected from criminal proceedings.
The Auditor General’s report for 2014/15 reveals that the office of the Prime Minister (OPM) colluded with the Ministry of Luwero Affairs to defraud the government of 6.14b shillings allegedly paid out to ex combatants in a fictitious scheme under the guise of gratuity payments. The officials from the OPM could not explain who was paid. The scheme dubbed Luwero Triangle-Rwenzori Development Programs was started in 2008 whereby NRA historical contacts were supposed to bag 10m shillings each, whereas Resistance Council members were to get 5m shillings each and ex-combatants were to get 1.5m each.
It has been discovered that the Ministry of Defence had for the last 11 years (2005 – 2016) been paying a non existent Russian pilot contracted by the army and was paid US $ 618,000 (2.7b) in monthly salaries and another US $120,000 (402m shillings) in gratuity. The scandal is just a tip of the iceberg in as far as theft of money in the army is concerned under cover of classified expenditures. The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence, Rosette Byengoma is reportedly shielding some of the culprits who also happen to be her blood relatives.
Just recently, army Generals lured a Polish arms company into the boardroom of the tightly guarded army headquarters where they signed fake contracts on behalf of the Ministry of Defence for purchase of billions worth of arms but only to end up conning 2b shillings from the same firm. As usual, Museveni is busy trying to protect the culprits.
In a 2001 commission of inquiry into the purchase of two junk helicopters that caused a financial loss of US $ 7m recommended criminal proceedings against Museveni’s brother, Gen. Saleh for having taken a bribe in the same scandal. However, Museveni shielded him saying: “I think he (Gen. Saleh) told me US $ 800,000. Since I did not want to delay the delivery of the helicopters that were so badly needed to fight Kong, I told Saleh to go ahead and receive the commission but surrender it to the army for special operations in the North”. Since then, Gen. Saleh has been involved in grand financial scandals under the same immunity, became a Minister for Micro Finance and is now managing a one thousand million shillings sham Operation Wealth Creation scheme.
“All Animals are Equal but some are more equal than others” – Animal Farm by George Orwell.January 2, 2017 at 8:43 pm #27327
Put a Dog in Charge of Uganda, and It Would Do a Far Better Job than Rwandan Outlaw Kayibanda Museveni.It Would today Be a Developed Country Rivaling Malaysia and Singapore, countries of a similar level of development at Independence; Instead the uneducated and semi-literate Rwandan Outlaw Kayibanda and his NRA Mafioso have turned Uganda into a failed state that languishes in the backwaters of underdevelopment and Massive Poverty and yet the blood-soaked, hare-brained buffoon promises a fictional middle-income status for the Country by 2010, in a Mere 3 Years!!!January 2, 2017 at 8:44 pm #27329
When CHANGE comes, No CHANGE will CHANGE it! If you think you can change change, change change now! Otherwise, whatever seems invisible will be visible one day!
I know who effects CHANGE will cause CHANGE: life, the earth and its fulness are in His hands!
Truly, we all need CHANGE but what we desire may have negative effects to us too. There is always talk of CHANGE but a change in the bottle shape isn’t a CHANGE in the content just as a CHANGE in contents may not cause a CHANGE in effects!
When CHANGE comes, No CHANGE will CHANGE it! If you think you can change change, change change now!January 2, 2017 at 8:57 pm #27331
A WORD OF SUB ELITE TO ANDREW MWENDA
The elites are an amorphous group of “educated” people Africans, within which there are three classes: the super elites, the professional elites and sub elites. The super elites are the ruling class; heads of state ,ministers and other personalities. The professional elites are those whom administrative and political power are just within reach. Lawyers, medical doctors, lecturers, university graduates and final group is the sub elites composed of secondary school dropouts, ordinary soldiers, clerks and typist among others. Surprisingly in Uganda the sub elites outnumbered the other two groups combined by far.
The professional elites,perhaps because of their educational achievement, have an overrated sense of self-importance ,believing that they are qualified to rule the country. They feel they are the right people to either challenge the legitimacy of the regime in power or not, either to undermine the authority or not. Their primary role in politics is to remove super elites and replace themselves with them. In summary the professional elites consider themselves as the think-tanks of the super elites. to accomplish this goal they may establish “unholy alliances” with political leaders, other professionals, workers or students. This will be exemplified with the emergency of crime preventors( unholy alliances with students), the employment of vibrant Ugandans in government offices likes of Chris obere, Betty kamaya among others.
In need, much of the political instability in Uganda emanates from internal power struggles within the elite class itself. In particular #between the super elites and professional elites. This is works at the detriment of the sub elites who will either turn to kifessi group, or the loyal guards. If profession elites fail in their bid to unseat the ruling elites, the professional elites( likes Andrew Mwenda) may sell off themselves to the ruling elites or engage in acts of collaboration, calculated to win the favor of the government in power. Who remembers the Andrew Mwenda of 2000, who remembers the Chris Obere of 2005, Who remembers Betty kamaya in Democratic Alliance, Who remembers the likes of Ofono opondo, these are professional elites in their acts of collaboration.
The wording of Andrew Mwenda’s messages to Ugandans most especially to FDC supporters clearly shows that this professional elite has reached that stage of failure to unseat the superelites but now selling himself to the ruling class. If you not forget anything I have said don’t for get this Chinese proverb Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.
©Kushaba Marvin’walkerJanuary 2, 2017 at 9:03 pm #27333
If Dogs Can Show So Much Love, Compassion and Loyalty, Why Is Rwandan Outlaw Kayibanda Museveni So Cruel and Heartless? Can Anyone Explain How a Human Being Could Be Created Without Any Milk of Human Kindness and Compassion?January 2, 2017 at 9:07 pm #27335
BANK OF UGANDA HALTED FROM DEMOLISHING MASAKA GOLF COURSE
Do you support Bank of Uganda’s move to replace Masaka Golf course with a building?
Masaka Government officials have come out to block Bank of Uganda (BoU) from occupying and demolishing Masaka Golf Course.
Officials accuse Bank of Uganda of not following appropriate legal procedures before occupying golf course land.
Days after Christmas, a Chinese construction company, China Group of Companies under BoU’s instructions rounded up and dug a foundation inside the only golf course in Masaka district with an intention of building the ‘Currency Center’, a would be BoU branch in Masaka district.
Though various officials, including Masaka district Chairperson Jude Mbabaali and Bukoto East MP Florence Namayanja have come out to condemn this, it’s said that the Masaka town council mayor Godfrey Kayemba is behind BoU’s move to demolish the golf course.
MP Florence Namayanja said that a commission will be out in place to investigate how BoU acquired this piece of land. As of now, all activities on this property have been put to a standstill.January 2, 2017 at 9:17 pm #27337
My Open Letter to Andrew Mwenda.
By Mutebe Henry
Dear Andrew Mwenda
My letter to you is in Dr. Martin Luther king’s spirit who once said that ‘a time comes when silence is betrayal.’ You have spoken; I have read, listened and heard. In your submissions, you raised very important issues which in all fairness deserve a response.
I will try my best, not to attack your character or person, because that is not the ethic of a civilized debate although, I will not shy away from pointing at examples of your own pieces, submissions and words well recorded in history that may be a good mirror for you to do your own self-appraisal on the way you put your ideas forward.
You are no doubt a man of great potential but like all elements of great potential, they can all in the same manner be elements of great danger. The beauty and burden of your gifts is that you can use them for good and bad. You are a man finely gifted in speech and argument. For this, you have been recognized and celebrated in many forums. You have used your gifts to mobilise resources and established great businesses that employ other Ugandans and you must be credited for this resourcefulness. There is no doubt that like many others, you are a useful and active citizen who is contributing to the development of your country.
More significantly, through hard work, exposure and good luck, you have established yourself as a public figure, who is not shy to let those you meet know it. In your famous resignation letter, you quickly reminded your former boss, ‘Almost every year of my work at Monitor, I won a certificate of excellence. I broke the biggest stories in the country, hosted the greatest names on radio, and in many cases even attracted the largest advertisements.’ Andrew, you are a man of great achievement. We thank God for such incredible talent. In a country young as ours, we need those voices that can always disturb the normal course to make us reflect on alternatives and refine our goals and targets. Your contribution in public policy discourse is well profiled and continues to extend the boundaries.
That said however, as I have commented on one of your earlier posts before, I need to remind you Andrew that you have gotten accustomed to being right, being the one with the last word, and the know it all person and Yes, you are the old man of the clan, yes you have the ‘Last word’, yes you are connected and have access to classified spaces where no one else reaches, but even then, you are still one human being born into a world with others who should equally have their opinion treated with respect and who do not need to be tagged as mentally retarded or ‘fanatical’ simply because they do not subscribe to your line of argument.
In recent days, you have been quoted as calling a certain section of people mentally retarded and ‘fanatical’ yet your own history is ripe with examples of a complete ‘fanatical’ in the real sense of the word. The words and tone you use to describe supporters of Besigye or other people who disagree with you is sometimes the real evidence of what may not be good with your form and delivery of ideas.
A couple of years ago, you wrote a stinging piece ‘isn’t museveni fleecing us’ in which you sharply criticized the president for all manner of evil. Thank God the president is a cool headed man, who from his wisdom treated you differently and you can now pass for a business man around town because he can allow a government he leads to give you adverts and also access other opportunities which he has the discretion to have failed you. President museveni is indeed a calm person.
That attack on the President and his family also drew the attention of the usually silent people like Mr. Rwabogo Odrek, who in a response to your letter said, that years of mentoring at the Monitor had ‘…produced a rabid and reckless politician, not a professional journalist’ that he thought you wanted to be. I am sure he reflected very much before he wrote those words and I hope you have the humility to read that letter again and reflect more.
I ask you to read that letter again; because it should tell you so much about how some people genuinely feel about the way you put out your ideas. He added that the newspaper was producing ‘many kids like you who feed us with garbage every day on airwaves and in print and expect the nation to sit and listen’. Like he said years ago, I think it is unfair for you Andrew, to often put opposition supporters into one box and simply regard them as ‘fanatical’ and call others mentally retarded. Odrek called your submissions ‘the daily noise that pollutes the air on the radio.’ And that you have “have learned nothing like the Bourbons in France who ruled the country before the French Revolution.’
I have used those statements just to give you a mirror to look into the past and see how it is dangerous to simply keep peeing on people’s legs and think they are too dump to notice it or simply remain too nice to tell you to stop it. You are good at talking, and sometimes fail to listen to yourself or others. I have heard you on radio several times and many times, your own panelists struggle to find space to make their arguments, you just won’t allow them to put their ideas forward. We have also heard from the corridors how sometimes the studio is charged because you just won’t use appropriate language when referring to others views. This sort of behavior is totally unacceptable Andrew. You may have been used to being right and being told you are the sharpest tool in the box but you need to listen more to others and respect other people’s right to hold their views. I want to imagine you are naturally a fast speaker and that may give you problems holding back when you want to make a rebuttal but you need to learn the patience to listen to others and respectfully disagree using appropriate language.
I will now turn to the contradictions in your ideas. There is a sharp contradiction in your frames of analysis of issues that is recurrent throughout all your submissions. For example, earlier on, you suggested the order by chaos theory as a solution to the conflict in Congo. You have said the same of South Sudan arguing that these regions should be left to fight, kill each other until a winner emerges and establishes order. You are against external intervention but fail at the very beginning of the argument to recognize that there are no arms factories in these regions. Arms are ferried into these regions and the minerals being looted are sold somewhere. So there are already external forces animating the action. Your premise falls when you imagine a domestic solution when there is actually an external cause. You argue that the domestic solution is what will stop the conflicts when you know too well that there are external funders and mineral dealers who are fueling these wars.
Andrew, since 1996, close to 6 million people have died in the conflicts in the non-democratic Republic of Congo. That is precisely about 800 people every day for the last 20 years and in your opinion, and in your righteous mind sir, you think the war should go on until a winner emerges? Really? 800 people should die every day until a winner emerges? Wow. Anyway, I can understand that for you as a journalist that is news and money. War is business and that will be extra money for you since you are always the first to get the news or ‘truth’ as you always say. On those grounds I can understand your argument. However, you need to put yourself in the shoes of those you report about and understand that like your family members at home, they want to live a normal life and not merely be statistics and stories in your newspaper. The death and suffering going in South Sudan is simply untold yet you have said the same for this country. The years selling nothing but words can not give you a slight idea what the heck happens when death violently takes millions leaving behind helpless children and women. You have been lucky not to get the feel of this situation in person but those who have do not wish, even for a minute, to hear the guns roar which for you is news to sell and money to make. I just think that as someone with opportunity and space to shape public opinion and interact with decision makers, it is very regrettable that you hold and defend such a destructive theory. However, it is your opinion and you are entitled to it.
But let’s even assume that such a theory is fine by any standard, order by chaos, why don’t you apply the same theory to the growth and development of FDC or the opposition in Uganda? You have described the opposition as disorganized and unable to take power. You have consistently argued that Dr. Besigye is the problem in FDC who is stifling its growth. By supporting the order by chaos theory, you fundamentally contradict yourself when you seem to suggest to the opposition to have a different growth theory. why is the suggestion different from your usual line of thought in this one?
I thought your school of thought is that order and authority emerge from order by chaos theory? Why don’t you leave FDC to organically go through its own disorder and find its own growth? By extension of your argument, the disorder should be healthy for it re-invent and find what works. Loyalty to FDC as an institution or Besigye as an individual is a matter for the people to decide. They know what they want and will always decide. NRM has fielded president Museveni because he works for them. To the supporters of NRM, it is not a point how many times he contests, all they want is their party to be in power. In the exigency of circumstances, they find him the best player and he has always scored. So I am not sure, as a realist, you should find Dr. Besigye’s commitment to remain active in contesting for power problematic. You have taken Besigye as the principle problem and do not want him to contest for power. I find this very simplistic. To simply wish away one person and think the opposition will now grow and win is to say the least a very laughable idea. I find the contradiction quite interesting. I think as president Museveni has argued, the people decide. That is now the order. Whether is it chaos, it is the order.
In another opinion letter you wrote for Aljazeera, you castigated president Obama for lecturing Africa when the US itself has enough problems. In that article, you write that ‘Obama acted like a colonial headman lecturing the natives on how to behave as good subjects.’ Don’t you think you are doing the same for FDC and the opposition? You had some advice for Obama saying ‘If there are weaknesses in our governance they are ours to struggle against and overcome.’ In the same spirit, if there are weaknesses in the opposition there are theirs, and theirs to solve. You on one side castigate others who you say ‘Lecture’ Africa but forget your own intervention and lectures to others. The lesson we should learn from this is that we need to listen to each other. If you do not want to listen to lectures from the US or Obama, you should in the same spirit not lecture FDC, NRM or the opposition. Or else, you mirror the actions of the ‘colonial headman’ whom you brutally condemn. Like President Kagame advised you, ‘write your stories’ in the independent and leave matters of FDC to FDC (going by your theory of order by choas…they should be left to work it on their own). Fair deal? Your opinion is just but an opinion of Andrew Mwenda. There are 3.5 Million Ugandans who voted for Besigye despite how or what you think of them. You attacked president Museveni for years yet his support continued to go up. Does that tell you something about an opinion?
Millions continued to support President Museveni despite the sharp criticism and attacks you laid on him in the years before. The lesson from this is that at the end of the day, the people decide and while offering our opinions, we must not label, demonise and put people into boxes making them look evil simply because they fall into a different political space.
You accuse Dr. Besigye of turning and not respecting his word, yet in your resignation letter to the MD of Monitor, you start by saying you had resigned from Daily Monitor and from the radio talk show and will not reconsider their request to go back or continue to write! Today, if I am not mistaken, you are back at the radio, what happened? Why did you turn back? What took you back to the radio? See? People change. You changed! The same reasons you had that changed your mind should be the same frames you should use to understand that ideas change, people change, contexts changes and strategies change and it okay for people to change. its a sure constant in life
You are tired of seeing Besigye on the political stage, how about if we also said we are tired of seeing you on TV and hearing your voice on radio, would that be a good deal? You feel the right to occupy the public space but think others should not occupy it? Whats the name given to that kind of behavior? You ought to use the same to understand that Dr. Besigye and others who want to contest need to be left to compete for as many times as they want.You and Besigye are no different. You are all sellers of ideas or opinions. So there is no difference between you and Dr. Besigye. Why do you wish him away while you think its a good idea for you to remain in the public space? You all occupy the same space, the market place of ideas. In my view, as the president has always said, The people decide. The president espouses that idea and in my opinion, it is should be given some thought. The people decide. How they decide, what information they have to decide is a debate for another day, but as a principle the people decide.
You were one of the sharpest critics of President Museveni to an extent of attacking his family in some of your pieces. Today, you are on air defending and praising the very man you said was very bad and leads an ‘illegitimate regime.’ That illegitimate regime you said now feeds you and sustains your business. Is it still bad? were you lying about it or situations change? What happened to the bad Museveni, the corrupt Museveni, the bad man you described, the illegitimate regime? Or maybe you lied about him? What happened Andrew? I think all these situations teach us that people change, situations change and no one should be held hostage to a past. People and organizations must continuously reflect and be left to self-renew. You have changed Andrew. Others too, have changed. That’s just a fact of life. So you ought to be careful when pointing fingers to people for changing when you have taken the same route. No one should be condemned for changing their position as long as they have good reasons to do so. The president has on a number of occasions given his reasons for deciding to run again. On many occasions, many of his supporters find these reasons valid and they do support him again. In the same manner, Besigye has changed positions several times because the situations required that he does. In the end, the Ugandans are the judges, we all have one head…and our opinions should be treated with the same weight as other Ugandans, whether you call them fanatical or mentally retarded. This demonizing of politicians is simply too dangerous and as a journalist, you ought to know that we hold you to a certain standard and we are not dumb to know where the boundaries of journalism and political advocacy and witch hunt start and stop.
Andrew, I will end by re-echoing the words of Odrek who implored us that sometimes someone needs to tell you that you are overly arrogant and self-righteous. I believe Mr. Odrek Rwabogo when he wrote a letter in response to your piece expressing his concern at your ‘apparent negative contribution to the ethics of journalism in Uganda’ and that ‘Many times you act as if you are heartless, not knowing that when all chips are down, Uganda is where all of you belong.’ He also added that he was hopeful that you would grow since you had gotten a fellowship at Stanford. Perhaps now that you call yourself the old man of the clan, may be you feel you have grown, but like he implored us that you had turned from real journalism to ‘witch hunt’ and had become a reckless politician’, I feel the latest attacks are evidence to these concerns that were earlier on expressed and they show your contradictions.
I ask of you to understand that being intelligent comes with some level of responsibility, integrity, honesty and humility. Odrek, years ago but perhaps prophetically put it that ‘You have a highly inflated sense of self exaltation. I guess that is the reason you are a presenter, debater, judge and everything else on your talk show’ And he advised us that ‘Someone needs to tell you that there is a different and better way things are done.’ This is what I am doing Andrew. I am telling you that there is a better way to address people. There is a better way to put your ideas across without abusing people and there is a better way to disagree. Otherwise, like Odrek said, people may continue to take your submissions as ‘the daily noise that pollutes air on radio.’
Mr Mwenda, need I repeat Odrek’s words, that ‘you need some sense of humility and to give people some respect if you want to be respected in life.’ Like you attacked the president and his family years ago through, and now today you find yourself in the not very good position of having to eat from the very people you abused, it is just good to treat people with respect and know that you cannot be sure what tomorrow holds. Those so called fanatical and mentally retarded people may be more useful to you than you may want to imagine. There are so many brilliant Ugandans who can engage in debate but the way you put your ideas forward, your sense of self-righteousness and language does not stimulate such engagement. In the end, Uganda will still be here with or without you, me or Besigye or Museveni. Your opinion is just but an opinion like many others. Do not abuse others simply because they support other candidates. Years ago you called the president illegitimate, today that president gives you bulango in your newspaper! Have you learnt something or as Odrek said, you have learnt and forgotten nothing? A word to a wise, … Andrew, the Ugandans decide. FDC decides. NRM decides. We need to respect all Ugandans and their views. For many people its not even the parties or individuals that matter to them, they just want a descent living and a good day. Whoever speaks to their situation is all that matters to them. The president has done so many incredibly good things. Besigye has also done so many good things to put the government on pressure to deliver and to sometimes bring to the attention of the president things that many around him do without his knowledge and make him look a bad person. Right or wrong has no party. People just want a good country and no body should be simply put into any box as NRM or FDC and labelled simply because they have a different idea. For me it is not important whether is people of FDC or in the opposition you call fanaticals or mentally retarded, or the people in NRM or the government you have earlier on called illigitimate, and other charged words… the point is the language and labelling which can have dire consquences for the people you put in that box. Nobody is fanatical, that’s just their choice. NRM fanaticals or Opposition fanaticals…as long as they are peace loving people, they should be respected. By calling people hooligans, mentally retarded, fanaticals, useless and all the other words you have used on air before, you promote a very dangerous narrative about an undefined group of people who may be mistreated by authorities or whose views may be ignored just because of the way you have shaped the public discourse on the identity of these people. As a journalist, you have the professional responsibility and moral obligation to be careful and selective with the choice of your words. Cant we just live in peace without having to disrespect others. In the end we all mixed but the same. Those who support FDC are our brothers and sisters…and those who support NRM are our brothers and sisters…we are all just Ugandans. Can’t you just earn a decent living without having to demonise others?January 10, 2017 at 7:46 pm #27359
Speaker Kadaga suspends sittings over "the stupid Kavuma Court Order"
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has indefinitely suspended parliamentary sittings until what she called “the stupid Kavuma Court Order” by Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ) Steven Kavuma is reversed.
Kavuma yesterday issued an order against probing, debating by parliament or any person into the Shs 6 billion bonus paid to 42 government officials after winning $700 million in two separate court cases against oil companies that attempted to avoid paying taxes for transactions involving Uganda’s oil wells.January 10, 2017 at 7:52 pm #27360
BAGANDA ARE BEING USED AND DROPPED BY MUSEVENI
HOW ON EARTH COULD INJUSTICE STEVEN KAVUMA STOP PARLIAMENT FROM DISCUSSING 6BILLION THEFT . OF COURSE MUSEVENI WANTS TO KEEP HIS FELLOW WESTERNERS FROM SUCH SHEET HE HAD ALSO WANTED TO USE KATUMBA WAMALA TO HEAD THE KASESE KILLINGS BUT THE GENERAL TURNED THE OFFER DOWN YOU HAVE SEEN WHAT HAS BEFALLEN ON HIM DEMOTION, INFACT NO MAJOR MUGANDA IN NRM THAT IS HAVING AUTHORITY THEY ARE JUST CEREMONIAL MINISTERS AND PERMANENT SECRETARY. MUSEVENI’S LAST MISSION IS TO MAKE 90% DECISION MAKERS WESTERNERS. IT’S. TIME FOR US BAGANDA TO WAKE UP!!!January 10, 2017 at 7:54 pm #27361
This story clearly came out today to divert public from oil cash bonanza
Clearly the last Muganda in the Army , Gen Katumba Wamala has been thrown out. The theory that all all generals are going is now clearly Perfect.
What’s also clear is that Major Gen. Muhozi was not demoted but it’s diversionary . He is now actually the new Chief of Defence forces as he will be consulted before any decision is made.
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