Abavubuka mwenyigire mu bulimi - Kabaka awadde amagezi:


8th December, 2014


By Dickson Kulumba ne Paddy Bukenya


Kabaka ng’awuubira ku bantu be ku mbuga y’eggombolola y’e Buwama mu ssaza ly’e Mawokota e Mpigi ku Lwomukaaga ku mikolo gy’Abavubuka mu Buganda.


KABAKA Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II alagidde abavubuka okwongera okwegatta 

beenyigire mu bulimi nga balima ebirime eby’ettunzi okusobola okwekulaakulanya.

Omutanda ng’ali ku mikolo gy’abavubuka mu Buganda ku mbuga y’eggombolola y’e Buwama mu ssaza lya Mawokota mu disitulikiti y’e Mpigi ku Lwomukaaga, yawadde abavubuka amagezi okukozesa ebifo ku masaza ne ku magombolola okukolerako emirimu egy’enjawulo egy’enkulaakulana

n’asiima abatandiseewo emirimu ne bayambako n’abalala okwebeezaawo.



Ente Omubaka Kenneth Kiyingi Bbosa (Mawokota South) gye yatonedde 

Ssaabasajja ku Lwomukaaga. 


Kabaka alagidde abavubuka okwekebeza Kabaka yakubirizza abavubuka okwekuuma:


“Omwaka guno tujjukiziddwa ensonga y’ebyobulamu. Abavubuka tusaanye okwekuuma nga tuli balamu, okwekebeza buli mwaka kubanga si kirungi okugenda mu ddwaaliro nga tumaze okugonda ate omuvubuka alina okulya obulungi.”


Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga yakunze abavubuka okukozesa emikisa Kabaka gy’abatee

reddewo; mu by’obulimi beekwate BUCADEF n’okuyingira Ssuubiryo Zambogo SACCO.


Omulamwa gwabadde; Omuvubuka omulamu ate nga mukozi ye nnamuziga w’enku

laakulana mu Buganda, era wano Minisita w’abavubuka e Mmengo, Henry Ssekabembe, we yategeerezza nga bammemba ba Ssuubiryo Zambogo SACCO bwe batuuse ku 1,500 nga kati balinawo n’obukadde 285.


Abamu ku Baamasaza ku mukolo gw’Abavubuka mu Buganda e Mawokota ku Lwomukaaga.


Omukolo gwetabyeko; ssentebe w’abavubuka mu Buganda, Richard Kabanda, Kayima David Ssekyeru, Katikkiro eyawummula Dan Mulika, sipiika wa Buganda Nelson Kawalya n’omumyuka we Ahmed Lwasa, Minisita Amelia Kyambadde, Omubaka Kenneth Kiyingi Bbosa (Mawokota South) ssaako baminisita b’e Mmengo, abakulu b’ebika n’Abaamasaza.

Abayimbi; Mathias Walukagga ne Fred Ssebbale be baasanyusiza abantu ba Kabaka.

The first bank in The Ganda Kingdom:

By Henry Lubega

Posted  Sunday,1 st March,  2015 


Before 1906, there was no banking institution in Uganda until November of the same year when the national Bank of India opened its first branch in Entebbe, and four years later it opened the first bank in Kampala, although it was later taken up to become Grindlys Bank.

The National Bank of India was followed by Standard Bank of South Africa Limited when on September 19, 1912, it opened its first branch in Kampala. And a few years later it opened another branch in Jinja.


Barclays followed in 1927 when it opened two branches in Kampala and Jinja. In 1954 three more banks; Bank of Baroda, Bank of India and The Nedelandsche Handel-Maatschappij M.V (Netherlands Trading Society) opened in Uganda.

According to Saben’s commercial directory and handbook of Uganda, as early as 1949 the banking system had been established in Uganda but did not control much of the financial liquidity that was in circulation across the board in the country.

“Much of the money was controlled in the bazaars and other channels which were predominantly controlled by people of the Asian origin. These people played a key role in the buying of cotton.

However, areas where banks were non-existent, merchants in those areas played the part of the banks. This was through taking drafts in exchange for cash or physical items in exchange for hard cash,” Saben wrote.

By 1950, it was realised that to bring more Africans into the business there was need to provide them with credit. Unfortunately, the commercial banks at the time would not extend credit to Africans because of the nature of their securities.

Under Ordinance number 20 of 1950 the Uganda Credit and Saving Bank was created purposely to extend credit facilities to Africans with the aim of furthering agriculture, commercial building and co-operative society purposes.

On October 2, 1950, the bank was opened and by 1961 it had spread to places like Arua, Fort Portal, Jinja, Soroti, Gulu, Masaka and Mbale, taking only African deposits.

Building Society

Two years later, the first Building Society in Uganda was opened as a subsidiary of a Kenyan owned firm Savings and Loans Society Limited. 

More financial institutions continued to open up in Uganda with Lombard Bank from Kenya, in partnership with Uganda Development Corporation, opening the Lombank Uganda Limited in 1958. It was this bank which first introduced the hire purchase system of shopping in Uganda.

It was not until 1966 that through an act of Parliament that Bank of Uganda was created. Prior to this, issues to do with money were handled by the East African currency board which had its head offices in Kenya.

African Traditional Revenue and Taxation:

Money in dollar bills seized from a home of the Commissioner General of the Tanzania Revenue Authority is pictured down: Over 20 bags of it:








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Nkerebwe nkulu esima nga eggalira

Olukiiko lwa Buganda lwanjudde embalirira ya buwumbi 7



The Kabaka of Buganda launches a book on Ssekabaka Muteesa II struggles:

Posted Friday, 27 May, 2016


By the Monitor, Uganda


Kabaka Mutebi (centre) with Mr Patrick Makumbi (right) and Dr Colin Sentongo (left) at the book launch at Bulange in Mengo, Kampala.


Kampala in the State Kingdom of Buganda:
Kabaka Ronald Mutebi on Wednesday, 25th May 2016,  launched a book about the struggles of his late father and former Buganda king, Edward Muteesa II, touching on Uganda’s history before and after independence.

The book titled The Brave King, revisits the stories of Muteesa’s exiling, first between 1953 and 1955, and again from 1966 to 1969 when he died in London. The author, Mr Patrick Makumbi, drew from the documents preserved by his father, 99-year-old Thomas Makumbi, who was an official at Mengo, Buganda’s power capital.

“I was very happy to write the preface to this book,” Kabaka Mutebi said, adding: “It will help the readers understand what Kabaka Muteesa went through in those days.”

When Mutesa was exiled in 1953, the older Makumbi, the father of the author, led a team of six Buganda officials to negotiate with the British about the king’s return to Buganda, which was secured in 1955. The other members of the team were Mr Apollo Kironde, Mr Matayo Mugwanya, Mr Amos Sempa, Mr Eridadi Mulira and Mr Ernest Kalibbala.

Kabaka Mutebi, while officiating at the function, called on more people to document what they saw during those days, saying “it is a good thing” that some of those who witnessed or participated in the events are still alive. Muteesa himself wrote about the period in question in his autobiography, The Desecration of my Kingdom, and Kabaka Mutebi’s endorsement of Mr Makumbi’s new book will be seen as an extension of the kingdom’s bid to manage the narrative.

Mr Apollo Makubuya, Buganda’s third deputy Katikkiro, at the launch held at Bulange-Mengo said there have been attempts to misrepresent history by “those who do not like us”.

Accusations and counter accusations of betrayal between Buganda Kingdom and Obote are rooted in a rather happy start, when Buganda’s party Kabaka Yekka (KY) teamed up with Obote’s Uganda People’s Congress to defeat the Democratic Party and form government at independence in 1962.

But the two centres of power soon quarrelled violently and were involved in what many have regarded as a critical turning point in Uganda’s history. The army, on Obote’s orders, stormed Muteesa’s palace on May 24, 1966, killing multitudes and forcing the king-president into exile.

Mr Makubuya said his grandfather was among those killed during the attack, an occasion the kingdom commemorates yearly on May 24. He said in addition to explaining how Buganda and Muteesa suffered during that period, Mr Makumbi’s book will clarify a number of other issues, including how colonialism thwarted Buganda’s development efforts.

He said Buganda stiffly resisted colonialism and the demands of colonial governor Andrew Cohen in particular, to the extent of winning a court case in London against the exiling of Muteesa. In all its efforts, Mr Makubuya said, Buganda was consistently seeking autonomy, and that the kingdom can “never” lose sight of this objective.

Mr Makumbi, the author, said his father could not attend the launch due to old age.

The publication of the book was financed by Dr Colin Sentongo, who said at the launch that KY, which ceased to exist in the 1960s, is the only political party he has ever belonged to.

The fathers of Mr Makumbi and Dr Sentongo met with Muteesa as students at Kings College Budo, from where, Mr Sentongo said, the three men forged a life-long friendship. It is probably much for this reason that Kabaka Mutebi warmed up to Mr Sentongo and Mr Makumbi at the launch.



Fiscal Budget y'Ensi Buganda ebiro bino:

Posted 7th July, 2014


By Dickson Kulumba


Omuwanika wa Buganda, Eve Nagawa Mukasa


Omukyala Eve asomye embalirira y’Obwakabaka bwa Buganda eya 2014/2015 nga ya buwumbi 7 (7,411,638,600/-) . 

Embalirira eno eri wansi w’omulamwa 'Okwolesebwa n’Ebigendererwa' egendereddwamu okutumbula enkulaakulana okuli; okumaliriza Amasiro g’e Kasubi ne Wamala, Masengere, okulongoosa Ennyanja ya Kabaka, okussawo etterekero ly’ebyedda, okukulaakulanya ettaka ly’e Kigo ne Makindye 'State Lodge', okuzimba olubiri lw’omulangira Juma Katebe, okuzimba olubiri lwa Namasole, okuddaabiriza embuga z’Amasaza wamu n’okuzimba eddwaliro ly’abakyala.


Nagawa yagambye nti ensimbi zino zisuubirwa okuva mu Buganda Land Board, Amasomero, Minisitule ez’enjawulo, mu bupangisa, amakampuni g’Obwakabaka, ebitongole ebigaba obuyambi n’obuwumbi buna okuva mu Gavumenti eya wakati.


Ng’ayogera mu lukiiko luno, Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga yasabye abantu okutambulira ku kiragiro kya Kabaka eky’abantu okujjumbiro ebifo by’obulambuzi era n'ategeza nti pulojekiti zonna Obwakabaka ze butandiseeko ssi zaakukoma mu kkubo, zirina okumalirizibwa n’olwekyo enkola y’okunoonya Ettoffaali ekyagenda mu maaso kubanga Kabaka ayitibwa mufumbya Gganda n'antabalirira batyabi- ensimbi zikyetaagisa.


Olukiiko luno lwetabiddwamu abakiise bangi ddala ne baminisita ba Kabaka nga lwakubiriziddwa, Sipiika Nelson Kawalya eyagambye nti embalirira eno abakiise basaanye okugenda n’ekiwandiiko kino, bwe banakomawo mu lukiiko luno basobole okugiyisa.

Okufa munsi kitegeeza kiki ebiro bino? 





Buganda nga bweyali emyaka 100 emabega kulugudo lwa Kabaka anjagala.

This is what happens when human death approaches:

This is according to experts;

By Becca Monaghan
Death may be a morbid subject, but a fascination with life’s unanswered questions lies in fear of the unknown. After all, we only truly know what happens to a body physically.

Death may be a morbid subject, but a fascination with life’s unanswered questions lies in fear of the unknown. After all, we only truly know what happens to a body physically.

“Dying is probably not as bad as you’re expecting”, Dr Kathryn Mannix, who specialises in palliative and end of life care, said, comparing death to “a process.”

In a short film for BBC Ideas, Dr Mannix believes society should be open to the conversation about death and change how we speak about it.

“We’ve lost the rich wisdom of normal human dying and it’s time for us to talk about dying and reclaim the wisdom,” she said.

“Dying, like giving birth, really is just a process. Gradually people become more tired, more weary. As time goes by people sleep more and they’re awake less.”

The Daily Star reported on another doctor who believes there are five stages of dying.

With over 35 years of experience as an A&E doctor, Dr Thomas Fleischmann based his theory on conversations with hundreds of patients who have had “near-death experiences.”

“The first phase, there’s a sudden change and, from one instant to another, all pain is gone,” he said in a 2014 TED Talk in Hamburg.

“All anxiety is gone, all fear is gone, all noises are gone – and there’s just peace, calmness and tranquillity. Some report joy.”

He characterised the second stage as an “out of body experience” with people feeling like they are “flying above themselves” and can see their body “lying down on the stretcher.”

This is followed by a “comfortable” phase for around 98-99 per cent of people, adding that 2 per cent often refer to “terrible noises, terrible smells and terrible creatures”.

Stage four is when people see the light, according to Dr Fleischmann. He said this “shines into the complete blackness”, which is “very warm, very bright and very attractive”.

Around 10 per cent of people who have had a near-death experience describe the fifth stage as: “beautiful surroundings, beautiful colours, some say beautiful music and the feeling of unconditional love”.


Some scientists have suggested that people could be aware that they’ve died.

They suggested this is because a person’s brain can still function for a short time after death. More specifically, in the cerebrum, the part that keeps you conscious after the heart has stopped.

In a 2016 study, scientists from the University of Western Ontario examined four people’s bodies whose life machines had been turned off.

One person’s brain waves continued, despite being dead.

Dr Parnia told Newsweek: “What’s fascinating is that there is a time, only after you and I die, that the cells inside our bodies start to gradually go toward their own process of death.

“The cells don’t instantly switch from alive to dead. Actually, the cells are much more resilient to the heart stopping – to the person dying – than we used to understand.”

Meanwhile, over on ConspiracyTok, Brandon Monhollen pondered the concept of déjà vu.

In the viral TikTok clip, he mused: “What if when we die, the light at the end of the tunnel is the light to another hospital,” he said in the video.

“There we are born, and the only reason you come out crying is because you remember everything from your past life and you’re crying at the fact that you died and lost everything.

“As you grow and start to forget your past life, and you focus on the life that you have now, patches of memory stay behind and that memory causes déjà vu.”

An islamic refugee kid is running away from her relatives as a political refugee from Saudi Arabia:


Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has arrived in Canada after being stranded in Bangkok Airport.



The 18-year-old was granted asylum by Canada after she claimed she feared that she would be killed by her family.

Ms Al-Qunun was stopped at Bangkok airport on Saturday by Thai immigration police who denied her entry and seized her passport.


The 18-year-old barricaded herself in an airport hotel room, launching a social media campaign via Twitter and drawing global attention to her case. 


Chrystia Freeland et al. posing for the camera: Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun (centre) is welcomed by Canadian Minister for Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland (AFP/Getty Images)


© Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun (centre) is welcomed by Canadian Minister for Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland (AFP/Getty Images) 


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would accept Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun as a refugee.

"Canada has been unequivocal," Mr Trudeau said. "We will always stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world."  

The office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees welcomed Canada's decision. 

"The quick actions over the past week of the government of Thailand in providing temporary refuge and facilitating refugee status determination by UNHCR, and of the government of Canada in offering emergency resettlement to Ms. Alqunun and arranging her travel were key to the successful resolution of this case," the agency said in a statement.


Ms Qunun’s case has highlighted the cause of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, where women’s freedoms are severely restricted under the country’s guardianship laws.

Several female Saudis fleeing abuse by their families have been caught trying to seek asylum abroad in recent years and returned home.

Human rights activists say many similar cases have gone unreported.






African Refugees are attracted by Uganda’s open policy at a cost:

 “These are the people expected to have the freedom of movement, right to work and establish business... in the poor country of Uganda.


(That is what makes Uganda refugee policy unique compared to other countries.”) 

It is unfortunate indeed for the future of African refugees in Uganda if the government of Uganda thinks so.


In Summary: 


Officials managing refugee affairs in Uganda have told the East Africa Legislative Assembly (Eala) MPs on Regional Affairs and Conflict Resolution Committee that Uganda’s ‘open policy’ is what makes it outstanding in hosting refugees.

The Eala MPs, including Mr Victor Burikukiye (Burundi), Ms Mary Mugyenyi (Uganda), Ms Fancy Nkuhi (Tanzania), Mr Thomas Dut (South Sudan), Ms Francine Rutazana (Rwanda), Ms Celestine Rwigema (Rwanda) and Jean Marie Muhirwa (Burundi) visited Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Isingiro District on Wednesday.

They were reviewing the living standards for the exiles and the services they receive, and whether they conform to international conventions on refugees.

The refugees
Nakivale settlement (71.3 square miles) hosts 10,0262 refugees, while the neigbouring Orucinga settlement (8.4 square miles) has 6,986 refugees.

“What makes Uganda outstanding is its open policy. We receive every one, all refugees are enjoying rights enjoyed by Ugandans,” Mr Mark Mutaawe, the settlement commandant, said while responding to questions posed by the MPs.

“There is free movement policy, they (refugees) can go anywhere as long as they have (identification) documents. They can enjoy education and health services and participate in business except politics,” he added.

Mr Mutaawe further said each household is given a 12x22 metre piece of land for shelter and accommodation and another 50x100 metres for cultivation.

Mr Innocent Kaheirwe, who represented the commissioner for refugees, said: “There is freedom of movement, right to work and establish business... That is what makes Uganda refugee policy unique compared to other countries.”

The officials, however, said there is a lot of pressure on land in Nakivale because of the increasing number of refugees.
The acting western refugee desk officer, Ms Polyne Abina, said they are guiding funding partners to introduce other sources of livelihood for refugees to stop reliance on agriculture and thus demand for land.

The officials also said funding from international partners has also reduced because the donor countries are also now receiving refugees.

Ms Connie Alupo, the protection manager of Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid, said there are many cases of gender-based violence in the settlements.

Women are harassed and beaten mainly by their husbands because the latter control household resources, including food. She said some women are raped.

Whereas some refugees go back to their countries on their own, the officials, however, said majority are not willing to return to their countries claiming they will not be safe.
Burundian refugees in the settlement gave the MPs a petition highlighting human rights abuses back home and asked the East African Community to end the political crisis and restore peace and security back in their countries.

The committee chairperson, Mr Burikukiye, said the information about the refugees will guide their deliberations.

Refugee population. Uganda hosts about 1.15 million refugees; 785,000 from South Sudan, 284,000 from DR Congo, 33,000 from Burundi, 22,000 from Somalia, 14,000 from Rwanda and 14,000 from other countries, including Kenya, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Eritrea and Pakistan.







In Uganda, the retention of the United Nation base at Entebbe International Airport, won’t save a troubled economy:

The International Airport of Entebbe, Uganda.

16 May 2018


Written by Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda 


The effort put in by Uganda to stop the UN from relocating her Entebbe service center to Nairobi could make you think the country’s future depended entirely on it.

Our ageing revolutionary leader and chairman of the movement, Gen Yoweri Museveni, wrote to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, complaining against the planned relocation – pleading to keep the centre.

On Wednesday last week, parliament, through a motion moved by Lwemiyaga MP Theodore Ssekikubo, joined the campaign to save the Entebbe UN base. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga literally shut down all MPs who faulted Uganda for the UN proposal to close the base.


Uncharacteristic of a presiding officer, she also kept volunteering points to bolster the Ssekikubo motion. MPs, one by one, stood to condemn the UN secretary general and the international community for being ungrateful to a country that has contributed troops to keep peace in Somalia, and is hosting 1.3 million refugees.

I didn’t believe in what many of the MPs were saying, but the environment had been so much fouled for any dissenting views. I told Bukedea woman MP Anita Among, one of the sponsors of the motion, that I didn’t support them. She whispered to the speaker not to grant me opportunity to talk.

When Kadaga eventually allowed me to address parliament that had become hostile to alternative views, I informed jeering MPs that I was opposed to the motion.

The motion was just symbolic as it urged government to intensify diplomatic efforts so Uganda could retain the base. That is all it contained.

My view, which I would like to share with those that don’t sit in parliament, is that we must make Uganda competitive lest we lose opportunities. And how do we make Uganda competitive? That is the million-dollar question.

In the last couple of years, Uganda has lost British Airways and Etihad airlines’ business. These two airlines were paying taxes, and their staff were sleeping in hotels in Entebbe. They eventually terminated their flights to Uganda.

I don’t know why Mr Museveni didn’t see value in keeping British Airways and Etihad flights. These two are important for different reasons. Historically, London is very important to Uganda. They were our rulers for a very long time, and that is why we are members of the Commonwealth.

London has also historically been one of our main funders. But also strategically, they are a key global actor with huge influence.

In fact, that is partly the reason Rwanda invested in a Boeing 737-800 in 2016 to begin direct flights to London’s Gatwick airport. Easing communication with London is important for many reasons.

Etihad, on the other hand, is the official airline of Abu Dhabi, the richest place on earth. While our reserve as a country remains just about $4 billion, Abu Dhabi has a sovereign fund of over $900 billion. And of recent, Abu Dhabi has opened her doors to many migrant workers including thousands of Ugandans.

Mr Museveni himself has visited Abu Dhabi and is pleading with them to invest in Uganda. One will wonder as to how we should have kept the two airlines. Government alone spends Shs 113 billion on travel abroad every year, and a bulk of this money is for buying air tickets.

Government can divide this money among key airlines equitably. Difficult to do in a liberalized economy, but possible. I, therefore, didn’t understand why MPs were so obsessed with the UN base meant to facilitate mainly conflict-prone areas and just kept quiet about the closure of these two important airlines.

Someone tells me Uganda has paid for four aircraft and that Uganda Airlines is about to be revived. It is a good move which I hope will not be messed up again.

My view to the jeering MPs was that instead of crying for the $30 million UN base money and about 400 jobs, we must, as of necessity, reconstruct our economy. 

Jinja Municipality MP, Paul Mwiru, spoke about investment in agriculture but was shut down as this was no time to speak about broader issues.

Two Kenyan giant stores have closed shop and left the country because of lack of business. The economy that used to grow at six per cent now averages about four per cent, while our population is also growing at three per cent.

In effect, we are registering just about one per cent growth which explains the alarming rates of unemployment.

Our young people are restless and the revolutionary leader keeps throwing money at them instead of opportunities. The threat by the UN to leave Entebbe should have given us an opportunity to debate broader issues, but instead we ended up joining the mourning.

Last Friday, the local media reported that after all, the UN service center will remain. To be honest, many people in my constituency didn’t even know it existed until its eminent closure dominated our airwaves.

It is good to retain it, but the country must think beyond a small base.

The author is Kira municipality MP and opposition chief whip in parliament.


Uganda does not need the UN African base at its territory other than at the territories of Somalia, South Sudan, Western Sahara and the Congo. That is real luck for Uganda. The work of the UN is on emergency demand world wide in Myanmar (Burma) at Sittwe, Mrauk-U, Lay Taung, Tha Yet Cho and in Palestine.






Uganda Revenue Authority, without trying to provide amnesty to most hard up tax payers in the country, is auctioning off imported goods, worth billions of Uganda shillings:


13 December, 2017




By Dorothy Nakaweesi

UGANDA, Kampala - Are you building a house and need construction materials on the cheap? Or, have you been saving to buy a car, food and drinks for the festive season? The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) on Wednesday auctioned assorted items from vehicles, fridges and washing machines to furniture, electrical appliances, rice and wines.

The sale is taking place the URA Customs Warehouse in Nakawa, east of Kampala City.

More than 50 motor vehicles and 45 motor cycles are on offer.
On sale are 400 bags of sugar imported from Thailand and 600 bags of rice.

Other items on auction include washing machines, fridges, wines and juice, mattresses, cigarettes and microwaves.

Speaking to Daily Monitor, the URA manager public relations, Mr Ian Rumanyika, said: “We auction every quarter, items that have been given the grace period of nine months and the owners fail to pay taxes.”

He said that some of the items being auctioned belong to owners who were dragged to court over various tax related cases while others had been smuggled into the country and the owners are on the run.

Interested buyers were supposed to buy the bid form at Shs10,000 and submit the lot number of item they are interested in.

Mr Rumanyika said: “In order to avoid bias. The bid forms are submitted when the lot number of the item is read.”

He said the interested bidders hand in at that action time and the item is sold off to the highest bidder above the reserve price.

He said it is from here that the highest bidder will be required to pays 25 per cent of the price in cash or by Visa/master card.

He said the remaining balance of 75 per cent on the items bought would be paid within the next 48 hours.

Mr Rumanyika said that they introduced UBA point of sale (POS) payment method which does not require one to carry cash; they only need to come with their visa and master cards.
He said those without the above will be catered for as usual, (the 25 per cent cash will be received by our cash on standby).

Mr Rumanyika said: “The items are worth different reserve prices that are determined by our customs valuation team. We keep them classified because the auction is based on highest bidder and must be above the reserve price.”
On offer
Items auctioned include; tiles, rice, Thailand sugar, motor vehicles, motor cycles, spare parts for Benz, washing machines, fridges, wine, juice, mattresses, solar cables, electrical wires, cigarettes, microwaves, empty containers, scrap, chemical fertilisers, trucks, furniture, scarf folding, steel cabling, wielding electrical, aluminium articles, phone accessories, DVD players and speakers, among others.


This is a government revenue institution that continuously provide amnesty to rich and foreign tax payers without providing them with any legal threats to their financial assets.





Fearful of Trump's America, asylum seekers from across the globe stream into Canada:

24September, 2017
By Alexandra Zavis

HEMMINGFORD, Canada — Every hour or so, a taxi pulls up at the end of a remote country road in upstate New York and deposits another load of anxious and weary passengers.


From here, it is steps across a gully to the Canadian province of Quebec, where police stand ready to arrest anyone who enters illegally.

Undeterred, the travelers drag their suitcases across a makeshift dirt bridge, past a sign that declares in French and in English, "No pedestrians," and surrender to the waiting officers.

They are part of a surge of asylum seekers from Haiti, Sudan, Turkey, Eritrea and beyond who have been streaming into Canada in recent months, hoping for refuge they believe will be denied them in the United States.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police intercepted nearly 3,000 of the asylum seekers at this one illicit crossing in July, nearly four times the number apprehended in June. In the first two weeks of August, 3,700 more were taken into custody.

"We've never seen such numbers coming in," Claude Castonguay, a spokesman for the force, told reporters. "They're unprecedented."

Though the numbers have dropped in the last few weeks, the influx has strained Canada's immigration and refugee services, leaving officials scrambling to find places to shelter them all and causing monthslong delays in the processing of asylum claims.

Canadian authorities set up tents at the border and installed rows of cots at the Montreal Olympic stadium — a jarring sight for many Canadians, who say the scenes are reminiscent of a war zone. Schools, conference halls and an abandoned hospital were also converted into temporary shelters for the migrants.

The rush poses a political problem for the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who faces a backlash from opposition parties and anti-immigrant groups because of his welcoming stance toward refugees.

"We're giving our country away to other people," said Buddy Hampton, an 80-year-old drummer from Hemmingford, the community on the Canadian side of the border where most of the migrants are arriving. He said that he sympathized with those seeking a better life but that Canadians too were struggling.

Government officials have taken to the press and social media in recent weeks to try to dispel the notion — common among the migrants — that anyone who requests asylum in Canada will automatically receive permanent residence.

"You will not be at an advantage if you choose to enter Canada irregularly," Trudeau said at a news conference. "You must follow the rules, and there are many."

Police say they first noticed an increase in illegal crossings around the time of the U.S. election in November, and many of the asylum seekers say they have lost hope that America will accept them as long as President Trump remains in office.

Some are from the six predominantly Muslim countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — subject to a U.S. travel ban imposed by Trump. But they also include many other foreign nationals who are frightened by his crackdown on illegal immigration and vows to slash the number of immigrants admitted to the U.S. lawfully.

The largest share — about 85 percent of those currently arriving — are Haitians who lacked visas to enter the U.S. or overstayed the ones they had and now fear being sent home.

"We went through an epic journey to reach the United States — people died on the way," said Louina St. Juste, a 42-year-old father of five from Haiti who passed through 11 countries, braving vast rainforests and treacherous rivers on a three-month trek from Brazil to San Diego last year. "And now they want to deport us?"

He said he can't return to Haiti, a country assailed by natural disasters, political turbulence, violent crime and a deadly cholera outbreak. So he flew to New York and caught a Greyhound bus to Plattsburgh, about six hours to the north. From there, it was a 20-minute taxi ride past cornfields and apple orchards to Roxham Road, the now-well-known spot in the town of Champlain where he entered Canada.

So many people are using this spot that the Canadian police set up tents on their side of the frontier to search the migrants and verify they don't pose a threat. The tents are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As the nights started getting cooler, heating was added. If the influx continues, there are plans to replace the tents with trailers.

From there, the migrants are loaded into minivans for the 10-minute drive to the nearest official port of entry at St. Bernard de Lacolle, where the army set up more tents to house them while they wait to file asylum claims — a process that was taking up to four days at the height of the influx. Eventually they are bused to shelters in Montreal, where they complete the application process and are given help finding more permanent housing.

Although crossing at Roxham Road is illegal, the exchanges that take place there between police and migrants have the feeling of a well-rehearsed script.

A man from Haiti who looks to be in his 20s hops out of a taxi on the U.S. side of the border carrying only what he can fit into a small backpack.

A Canadian officer calls out to him in French and in English. The legal port of entry is three miles away, the officer says. This is an illegal crossing point. If he crosses here, he will be arrested.

"I prefer to go to prison," the man tells the officer.

Others seem confused by the officer's warning and hesitate. But eventually, almost everyone crosses, some with their hands in the air.

The migrants know that if they request asylum at an official port of entry, they will be turned back and told to apply in the U.S.

The rules, enshrined in a 2002 agreement between the U.S. and Canada, are based on the principle that those fleeing war and persecution should petition for protection in the first safe country they reach. But in a quirk of international law, once the migrants set foot on Canadian soil, legally or not, they can apply for designation as refugees there.

Migrant rights advocates oppose the agreement, arguing that it encourages people to make dangerous illegal crossings. Two men from Ghana lost most of their fingers to frostbite last winter after getting lost in waist-deep snow while negotiating the icy prairies along the U.S. border with the Canadian province of Manitoba.

It's a mystery how people from as far away as Africa and the Middle East first discovered Roxham Road, which cuts through thick forest and is lined with a handful of trailer homes. But once they did, word spread quickly on social media about how easy it is to enter Canada here.

The numbers crossing here ramped up dramatically after the Trump administration said in May that it plans to withdraw the "temporary protected status" that has allowed some 58,000 previously undocumented Haitians to live legally in the U.S. since an earthquake devastated their island in 2010.

Then-Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly extended this special reprieve through Jan. 22, 2018, but urged beneficiaries to use the time to prepare to go home. The announcement spread panic among Haitians in the U.S. who are concentrated on the East Coast, within easy reach of the Quebec border.

"You have to understand, these are people who were already well established in another country," said Chantal Isme, who serves on the board of directors for the Maison d'Haiti, a community center in Montreal that has been helping new arrivals complete immigration paperwork, rent apartments and enroll their children in school.

"Most of these people were working, and some of them were doing very well," she said. "There were children who were born over there and have no roots in Haiti. So it's a big human drama."

What many don't realize, however, is that Canada ended its own temporary protection for Haitians in 2014, and only those who can show they face a risk of persecution or torture will be allowed to remain.

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada accepted about 50 percent of the refugee claims made last year by Haitians. More than 500 Haitian nationals have been deported since January, most of them to the U.S. where they still had at least temporary legal status.

Because of the summer surge, the wait time for a hearing to determine whether an asylum claim is eligible for consideration has stretched from days to months. A final decision could take a year or longer.

St. Juste, who had been living in San Diego, is keeping his hopes up.

When he presented himself to officials at the U.S.-Mexico border, he was placed in detention for six days, then released with no idea where to go. He said he has been treated far better in Canada.

"Here, they welcome us. They give us food, a place to stay. I want to spend the rest of my life here!" he said outside the Montreal Olympic Stadium, where he was living with about 400 other asylum seekers, down from 900.

In a few days, St. Juste was expecting to collect his first government assistance check — typically about $670 a month for a single person or $1,200 for a family of four — and move into an apartment.

Now that the influx has slowed, Canadian authorities are no longer housing people at the stadium. But they say as many as 100 asylum seekers still show up every day at the Quebec border.

Not long ago, a black SUV pulled up to the orange traffic cones at the end of the Roxham Road. Abubaker Ahmed, an Uber driver from New York City, said he had friends with him who had run into political difficulties in Sudan and wanted to cross into Canada.

There was a time when Ahmed would have advised the friends — a couple and their two children, aged 4 and 7 — to apply for asylum in the U.S. But not anymore, Ahmed said as he unloaded their luggage. "America has changed."

The husband, who said he would be returning to Sudan to tend to business interests there, scooped up the children for a farewell squeeze, then wiped tears from his face as he watched them walk to the border with their mother.






Omugenzi Flavia Nakumugonza

Omukyala ono afiridde munsi ye Bungereza nga mutuuze we Uganda oba munsi endala eza East Africa.
27 August, 2017
Omumanyi omukyala oyo? Her name is Irene Nakumugonza she died Sunday morning. She was found in the garage of her clients home while she was working as a live-in aide. 
Does anyone happen to know this lady please publish her picture they need to locate someone who knows her.
This Ugandan lady has been reported found dead in the UK home where she worked as a care live-in aide.
Anyone out there who may know her please reach out to relevant authorities in the UK with information that might be crucial in identifying and tracing the relatives of this lady known only as Irene Nakumugonza.