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    There has been an attempt to “philosophize” the argument for the cash bonanza—which argument, critically examined, is an insult to the study and body of philosophy. Many public servants—almost every day—engage in, and encounter—potentially life-ending situations. Others toil for the sustenance of our country. Spies disrupt illegal mind-altering drug deals worth billions of shillings, preserving our society. Doctors battle deadly epidemics or work in unsafe conditions. Yet others subvert terrorist plots for the good of millions of their fellow human beings. Teachers—working for a “dying” wage—go to great lengths to nurture a future doctor, engineer, and teacher. etc. In short, patriotic citizens contribute to the well-being of their country out of love, honor and duty. They do not blackmail or hold their country hostage through farcical philosophy in the course of doing their everyday job or in providing service . In return, the government or employer compensates them in a way commensurate to the cost of doing such ordinary duty so they can sustain themselves, family and use those proceeds to survive or for the better of their country. This story exposes yet again how some and increasingly most public servants in this country—now look to money as an epitome of excellence, as a symbol of achievement and not a reward for normal and ordinary service. Our Ugandan society—especially in the last twenty years—has monetized what would otherwise be commonplace morals. We are in a deep immoral abyss for which we require a different thinking, prayers and honestly, a new government and governance system. Musevenism and NRM have failed. Period. There is, however, a very simple and short-term solution to this problem. Very simple. The government should rescind the decision, recover the money and put it back to the coffers. The government can then reward these few extra-ordinary ”hard-working” Ugandans—some imbued with “philosophy”—with MEDALS OF EXCELLENCE. (I personally do not think this is worth any medals. This was an everyday desk job requiring best effort).
    Otherwise, Ugandans are in increasing danger that some other “lazy” public servants will receive more “philosophical” fuel—through this bonanza—to continuously “reward” themselves “privately” almost to an equal or worse level. In other words, these “lazy” Ugandans may justify revving up corruption. But the larger question—all Ugandans of goodwill must revisit and debate following this outcry—is how this country got to “philosophizing” greed and materialism. We all must weep for the country our children will find—if ever there will be anything left of it.

    #27374

    These top government officials earn salaries, bonuses and incentives, besides the loot and envelopes that are constantly shared behind closed doors. Its so painful to see how Impunity has been elevated, government officials steal at will without shame. We the Tax payers are taken for granted to extent that these looters spit in our faces.

    The CIC, has clearly demonstrated to UG’ns that he owns UG, its people, and resources to a point that he dishes out cash to whoever and whenever he deems fit..uhmm!!! its so shameful and disheartening to see how our beloved country has been dragged down the sewage.

    With all these root going on, i think the issue of National dialogue is imperative UG’ns should use this forum to bring the ship back on course unfortunately i dont think the dictator will heed to this noble cause because he clearly knows power transition is a dream to those lobbying for it.

    National dialogue is so overdue, the country is bleeding, people are suffering,wounded and broken, un employment amongst the youth have sky rocketed, institutions are crumbling and painfully speaking the ruling party on the other hand don’t seem to be bothered leave alone being interested for this subject to be tabled, we need a truth telling moment where all Ugandans come out and speak their mind.

    It my prayers that NRM and all UG’ns will embrace the idea of ND and steer its cause for the better good of our beloved country.

    #27375

    That money is ours and was blessed by the President to be given to us,” the official reportedly said, according to our sources.

    They can divide and plunder the country all they want. The future government– in the post-Museveni era, which God permit, should come soon– will recover this money and all the money stolen in the past 30 years, and the underlying assets.

    We should see a future accountable, truly democratic, law-abiding/upholding government handing out long jail sentences to these individuals (nein, criminals) for open robbery of this country’s resources. What is important to remember is that the records and the minutes undergirding this crime are not a subject of statute of limitations. Crime does not rot. Never has. Justice is a slow beginner but will always arrive.

    What a yet another terrible example (nein, crime) to set for this country ! What is so unconscionable is that a chicken thief will get a comparatively long jail sentence, and yet the same system approves and green lights these elite daylight robbers to flounder “their” money and assets without consequences. Do these criminals know that Mulago hospital patients sleep on concrete? Have no drugs? Teachers take months to get a mere 300,000 shillings ($100) per month? That children study under trees? That teachers sometimes use cassava as a substitute for chalk? Has this country completely lost morals that there is no longer self-introspection? What sewage of nonsense to peddle that the national motto is “For God and my Country” when the broad sentiment among those who love this country believe that the motto should now be “For yellow pigs and their country”.

    #27376

    The President says the officials “requested to be considered for a reward in appreciation of the work done”.
    My God – or Whatever – !! Were they motivated by a potential special reward or by the fact that it was their job to do so? Does this mean if the Heritages of this world had dangled a sufficiently juicy bribe, these people would have taken it?

    Allen, Doris and Jennifer: All along I have been proud of you – but this statement from your boss – if true, worries me. Really, can it be true that from your salaries and whatever allowances, you cannot build “something tangible” enough to distinguish you and your descendants from the rest of the Ugandan working crowd?
    And to our dear President – if those officers ‘convinced’ you, why expose them like that? You have the prerogative to reward whomever you want: Why not simply say “By the powers entrusted to me, I direct that so and so be given so much money – as an example to what can happen to others, if they properly do their jobs”?

    #27377

    Man buried with Shs200m bribe for God

    Charles Obong, 52, who worked as a senior personnel officer in the ministry of Public Service from 2006 to 2016, reportedly wanted to use the cash to redeem his soul before God.

    The hereafter, more so meeting the Creator on Judgement Day, is without a doubt a spine-chilling thought.
    This was the terror-provoking imagination that tormented a former Public Service officer who saved more than Shs200 million to bribe the Almighty Father on Judgement Day so He could forgive his earthly sins.
    Charles Obong, 52, who worked as a senior personnel officer in the ministry of Public Service from 2006 to 2016, reportedly wanted to use the cash to redeem his soul before God.
    Obong died on December 17, 2016, after a long illness and was buried at his ancestral home at Adag-ani village, Bar-pii parish, Aromo Sub-county in Lira District, on Christmas Eve.
    Obong was buried in a metallic coffin estimated to have cost Shs20m.
    The Aromo Sub-county chairman, Mr David Elic, said his brother-in-law had left behind a Will, dictating that upon his death, his wife Ms Margaret Obong should deposit huge sums of money in his coffin.
    He planned to convey the money to God as an offertory so that the Almighty Father could forgive his sins and save him from hellfire.
    He reportedly also instructed his brother Justin Ngole and sister Hellen Aber to bear witness to ensure his wife follows his testament to the letter and secure the money in his coffin.
    But relatives and local leaders who attended the deceased’s sendoff said the Will was mute on the sins Obong wanted to make amends for as he served in public office, including at the Public Service ministry.
    Public service has been engulfed in pension scam scandal which cost government about Shs257 billion. The money was stolen by senior government officials.
    But Mr Obong’s Will was violated as his body was exhumed last Saturday and the money withdrawn from the grave and his would-be planned penitence before God frustrated.
    Somehow, Mr Obong’s clan members of Okii me Okabo, got wind of the planned heavenly restitution and forced his wife to reveal everything during a heated meeting at the home of the deceased’s father, Mr Meceli Ogwal, last Saturday.
    Obong’s wife reportedly confessed that her husband had told her to bury him with huge sums of cash, which he would carry to heaven to offer God on Judgement Day. Ms Obong, however, declined to reveal the sums of money her husband asked he be buried along with.
    Ms Obong further stunned clan elders when she said her husband had also instructed her to ensure Mr Ngole, her brother-in-law, and Ms Aber, her sister-in-law, should witness her placing the money in the coffin.
    The witnesses (Mr Ngole and Ms Aber) also confessed that their brother was buried with countless sums of money.
    The widow, who had hired funeral services from Kampala to open up the grave to put in more money, revealed she had in her possession another Shs180 million which she intended to stash in the coffin.
    During the Saturday’s meeting, the Okii of Okabo clan chief, Mr Mike Gulu, ordered the exhumation of the body forthwith.
    And when the clan members started exhuming the deceased’s body, Ms Obong refused to hand over the Shs180 million top-up and reportedly sped off in her car towards Lira Town.

    Witnesses
    Mr Elic, who witnessed the exhumation of his brother-in-law’s body, confirmed that when the coffin was opened, US$ 5,700, in the denomination of 100 notes, was found in the coffin. The money was removed and was being kept with the Okii of Okabo clan leader.

    “The funeral service van also left hurriedly with the grave construction material when the situation became very tense,” Mr Elic added.
    The area LC3 councillor, Richard Ecel, confirmed the exhumation. “I witnessed everything because I was invited there officially. When the clan elders ordered the exhumation, the widow resisted but was overpowered and eventually the body was exhumed and the money recovered from the coffin.”
    Mr Jimmy Maxwell Auci, the chairperson of Adag-ani village, said the body was exhumed after the widow revealed she had placed some money in the coffin used to bury her late husband.
    The body was reburied on Saturday evening and grave reconstructed on Sunday.

    According to Mr Gulu, burying a person with money is a taboo among the Langi.
    When contacted, Mr Ngole said his elder brother told him that he had left behind more than Shs6 billion.
    “He did not tell me where the money was kept, but his wife had told me on phone prior to Saturday’s incident that she would bring again more Shs300 million to add in the coffin so that my brother could also enjoy,” Mr Ngole told Daily Monitor on phone on Sunday.

    “When she was placing the first batch of money, the woman called me to witness it but I could not inform my people. I was afraid they could harm her but I broke the silence after I consulted widely.”
    According to Mr Ngole, his brother was earning a salary of more than Shs3 million monthly. His widow works at Entebbe Airport as a principal immigration officer.
    The Rev Joel Agel Awio clarified that no amount of money can buy eternal life, adding that God cannot accept such a golden handshake.

    “The price for eternal life is the blood of Jesus. If you want your sins to be forgiven, do it when you are still alive,” the Anglican priest counselled.
    Mr Dila Maxwell, the officer in charge of Aromo Police Post, said the widow admitted to having placed the money and clothes the deceased loved in the coffin.
    He said the money was worth about Shs20.7 million.
    The widow could not be reached for a comment by press time while Mr Ngole, her brother in-law, did not pick up our repeated calls to his mobile phone.

    #27378

    well the most confused clan in Uganda is Baganda , however they will abuse me and talk much about this statement but lets go in History the Kabaka of Buganda and that was Mutesa who collabrated with wagereza over Kabalenga (Nyangire rebellion) to make matters worth even Baganda rebeled against their young King Mwanga during wageleza and wafaransa wars. the Baganda are the people captured Kigezi and they tortured our warriors like tokibiri, Nyindo, Ruhemba Muhumuza,and Ndungutse to they are complicated they even rebelled against their fellow Buganda Bedicto Kiwanuka and supported Obote that was demise of their political career . So Baganda stop misleading us that you know politics and complain that your left aside all these problems we have its because of you. your sons has put Uganda in chaos. see in 2005 it was Kakooza James MP Kabula ounty who propoed for removal of term limits,and you complain? why you by the way? you claim to be supporting opposition as if your the ring leaders , I hear now you complaining about Silanda because is not a muganda and is not supposed to be general secretary of DP.. Back to recently Gilbert Bukenya talked ill words about NRM and where is he now? you can witness my fellow friend Betty Kamya and Jenipher Musisi!!!!!haaaaaaaa can you Imagine what Justice Kavuma is doing? but anyway am happy to be a Ugandan!!!

    #27379

    And someone shouts Museveni is not tribalistic?! He is a tribalist, chauvinist and a parochialist all at the same time…He commands the army, his son advises him, his wife is degrading our education, his brother is an advisor, his son in law is getting most of the juicy contracts, his brother in law Kuteesa is minister for over 30 years and what do u call Uganda? A Kaguta family SACCO? The UPDF reshuffle portrays him contrary to his Father Nation image. This is indeed a very wonderful way of clearing bush war heroes and bringing the officers loyal to the son..Nabasa, Mbadi, Muhoozi all Keireguba blue eyed boys…Byaruhanga, Tumwebaze are the political wingers…I hope Ugandans are not sleeping.

    #27380

    We all know how lovely the murderer Kanyamunyu is to madam Winnie Byanyima Besigye but why would she come to bail out these internationally known killers, and how necessary was it at the time.

    Where does this put Besigye and generally FDC the most powerful opposition party

    Kanve wano nga …….

    #27381

    Useless Katumba Wamala

    He was useless to democracy and the rule of law. He always acted like Sekandi and or Kavuma . I can not fault m7 for firing him from holding a watching brief. He seemed like a business man. Mwalyako byemwalya ebyasigalila bya ……

    What was your role in the struggle for rule of law and democracy? Was it to watchover the growth of Dictatorship until it swallowed you?
    Go dig.

    His duty was not to serve the dictator as he did and serving the nation entails promoting the rule of law and democracy. He stood for dictatorship not knowing that time will come when the rightful owners of power will claim their entitlement and he will become another useless and disgruntled general. Ugandans should stop allowing to live in arrival-ism then afterwards they cry foul .he chose to live as a bishop in the army living on the policy of dont talk as long as u r eating. It was his favourite slogan entebbe ewoma.

    #27382

    Gen wamala swore an affidavit in support of sham elections the fool called cained pipo forcing them to vote Hon Alice Alaso out as a reward the fool was kicked out of Parliament and demoted Baganda have finally been wiped off the army!!!

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