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WANKULA SSEJJEMBE LIMU TAKYUKA


Obuvuna
nyizibwa ku kivundu ekiri e Muyenga
Kampala, Uganda.
 
Mar 22, 2015
 
Amazzi g’omwala
(omugga) gw’e Nakivubo mu bitundu by’e Bukasa, mu kiseera kino maddugavu bwe zzigizzigi 
 

Bya KIZITO MUSOKE


MINISITA omubeezi avunaanyizibwa ku butonde bw’ensi, Flavia Munaaba Nabugere, agenze buku¬birire e Muyenga awali ekivundu ekisaanikidde ekitundu n’atuula n’abakulembeze b’ekitundu ne bayisa amateeka amakakali aga¬naayamba okunogera ekizibu kino eddagala.

Olukiiko luno olwatudde ku Muyenga Community Hall, ku Lwokuna lwetabiddwaamu n’abakungu okuva mu bitongole nga KCCA, National Water n’ekya NEMA, ekivunaanyizibwa ku kukuuma obutonde bw’ensi.

Olukiiko lwakubiriziddwa, Yasin Omar, ssentebe wa LC 1, owa Muyenga Hill. Minisita yennyamidde olw’ebitongole bya gavu¬menti eby’enjawulo okuba nga biremeddwa okukolera awamu okulwanyisa abantu abazimba mu ntobazzi.

Yanenyezza KCCA okuwa abantu pulaani z’okuzimba mu ntobazzi. Minisitule y’ebyettaka y’efulumya ebyapa ku ttaka ly’entobazzi ate ekitongole kya NEMA kiwa abazimba ebbaluwa ezibakkiriza okuzimba mu nto¬bazzi kuno gattako ekitongole ky’amazzi ekya National Water, ekitafuddeeyo ku kukuuma ettaka eririna okulekebwayo nga tonanatuuka ku mazzi.

Abakulembeze ba LC okuva mu bitundu by’e Bugoloobi ne Bukasa ebisinze okukosebwa baategee¬zezza minisita nti wadde bulijjo embeera ebadde mbi, mu kiseera kino olw’okuba ng’omusana gwase nnyo, beesanze ng’amazzi tegakyasobola kutambuza bikyafu ebitambulira mu mwala ekivundu ne kyeyongera.

Ssentebe Yasin yagambye nti, baasazeewo okutandika kaweefube w’okuggya abantu mu ntobazzi gavumenti enaatandikira awo. Kaweefube waabwe ono baamutuumye ‘Bukasa - Bu¬goloobi Wetland Relocation.’

AMATEEKA GE BAAYISIZZA

1 Bannannyini mayumba agali mu ntobazzi bagenda kutandika okuwa omutemwa buli mwezi era ssente ze banaasonda, gavumenti kw’egenda okwongereza okugulira abatuuze bano ekifo ekirala gye banaasengukira.

2 Abakulembeze bagenda kukola ebikwekweto nju ku nju , nga bafuuza buli mutuuze alage kaabuyonjo ye. Abanaasangibwa nga tebalina, bagenda kuweebwa ebibonerezo omuli n’okugobwa ku kyalo.

3 Abalimira mu lutobazzi, balagiddwa okukuulayo ebirime byabwe mu bwangu.

4 Abazimba amayumba nga tegasussa ffuuti 200 okuva ku nnyanja, bayimirizibwe. Ate abazimba nga tebasussa mmita 100 okuva ku mwala gwa Nakivubo bayimirizibwe.

5 Aba LC tebagenda kuddamu kuteeka mukono ku ndagaano yonna egula mu ntobazzi. Ebyapa by’abo abaagula mu ntobazzi, minisita alabe nga bisazibwamu.

6 Minisita yalagidde ekitongole kya KCCA okuteekawo olusalosalo olwawula ekitundu ekitakkirizibwa kukoleramu kintu kyonna n’abantu kye bakkirizibwa okusengamu.

Minisita yagambye nti amateeka gano singa tegassibwa mu nkola, eggwanga lyolekedde okufuuka eddungu kubanga mu kiseera kino ennyanja evunze, nga yeetaaga okutaasa mu bwangu okusinziira ku mbeera y’omugga gw’e Nakivubo nga bwe guli. Kibi nyo okutabula amazzi amabi namalungi awamu.

MAY NGA 24 BULI MWAKA OMUGANDA ALINA OKUJJUKIRA OLUTALO LW'OBOTE OKUWAMBA OBUGANDA. OBWAKABAKA BWA BUGANDA BWAVAWO. ENSI REPUBLIC NEYIYIZIBWA. 
Mmengo erabudde abawandii
sa abantu abali ku Ttaka ly’Obwa
Kabaka
May 05, 2015
Kyewalabye (ku ddyo) ng’ayogerera mu musomo.
 

Bya Musasi waffe


AKULIRA ekitongole ky’ebyettaka mu bwakabaka ekya Buganda Land Board (BLB):


Kyewalabye Male, alabudde abaami ba Kabaka abagenda okwenyigira mu kuwandiisa ebibanja by’abasenze ku ttaka ly’Obwakabaka beewale obukumpanya n’emivuyo kuba bayinza okusibwa.

Yagambye nti wadde ng’enteekateeka eno egenderedde kuyamba bantu ba Ssaabasajja kufuna biwandiiko ebituufu mu mateeka ku bibajnja byabwe, wandibaawo bannakigwanyizi abayinza okukozesa omukisa guno okwenoonyeza ebyabwe.

Bino Male, eyabadde n’abakozi ba BLB ne katikkiro w’ebyalo bya Kabaka,  Lubega Mutunzi, yabyogedde   mu kuggalawo omusomo ogwetabiddwaamu Abaamagombolola, Abeemiruka n’Abatongole mu ssaza ly’e Kyaggwe ku mbuga ya Ssekiboobo e Mukono ogwategekeddwa okubabangula ku nkola gye bagenda okugoberera nga basomesa n’okuwandiisa abasenze ku ttaka ly’Obwakabaka. Enteekateeka eno yatandika nga May 4, 2015.

Ssekiboobo Benjamin Kigongo yagambye nti ebibanja ebitalambuddwa si bya kuwandiikibwa olw’okwewala enkaayana.

Nb: Ekizibu ky'abaami ba Ssabasajja kyelaga kyoka. Baddidde abobuyinza babiri babateese mu kalo ka Buganda akedda. Ebyawandiikibwa bitugamba ki? Toyinza kuwuliriza bakama bo babiri. Oleka ko omu okumuwulira nowulira omulala. Tugambe ki? Mufumbiro bwemufumbiramu abafumbiro abangi Mmere kiki eyo evayo?

Genda mukalo kafe wano e Buganda. Owe Gombolola atuuka okubuuza ettaka lye kitebe kye werikoma. Bamugamba kimu. LC 1 yaliteekako ba Investor abava e Buyindi. Ate ekubo elyaffe eryedda elyayita wano ku Saza lya Kangawo. Olwo Kangawo abuuza: Bamugamba kimu. Disi yasibawo Sengenge ensonga zino ziri mu National Land Board. Okunsiba Sebo Mwami tekulimu. Tonda bwatakuuma abakuuma bakumira bwerere Jjajja. Kugwa mubunya bwewesimira nga olaba. Kitalo nyo.


Bazudde obulyazama

nyi bwe ttaka lya Buganda  mu ofiisi ze Wakiso:

By Rogers Kibirige

Added 30th September 2016


Ying. Sabiiti (owookubiri ku ddyo) ne babaka banne nga baliko bye babuuza omukozi mu minisitule y’ebyetta e Wakiso (ku ddyo).

Bya ROGERS KIBIRIGE

EMIVUYO egiri mu ofiisi ya  minisitule y’ebyettaka esangibwa  e Wakiso ku kitebe kya disitulikiti  giwuniikirizza ababaka.

Ng’oggyeeko okuba ng’abakozi  abamu tebasobola kunnyonnyola  ngeri gye bakolamu emirimu,  bangi mu ofiisi zaabwe bawunyamu  mpunye. Batuuka kikeerezi  ate bwe ziwera 6:00 ez’omu  ttuntu ng’abamu bannyuka.

Bakozesa bboggo eri abatuuze  ate abalala empapula zaabwe  teziwera.  Ono ye kacica muyite cculugu  ababaka ba palamenti abaalambudde  ofiisi za minisitule  y’ebyettaka zino ku Lwokusatu  gwe baasanzeeyo.

Ababaka abaakulembeddwa  ssentebe w’akakiiko akalondola  enkola y’emirimu aka (Physical  infrastructure Committee) Ying.  Denis Sabiiti (Rubanda) baategeezezza  nti kyannaku okulaba  ng’abakozi ba Minisitule ab’e  Wakiso babonyabonya abantu ne  babatambuzanga okubakolera  ku nsonga z’ettaka kyokka bwe  bamala ne babamma ebyapa.

Sabiiti yayongeddeko nti baazudde  nti abakozi ba Minisitule  balina obutakkaanya n’abakola  mu ofiisi y’ebyettaka eya disitulikiti  y’e Wakiso ekireetedde entambuza  y’emirimu okuzingama.

Kwe kusaba minisitule  n’abakulembeze ba disitulikiti  okugonjoola ensonga eno mu  bwangu.

Yayongeddeko nti n’abakozi  abasangibwa mu kifo abantu we  batuukira, engeri gye bakwatamu  bakasitoma n’abagenyi eraga nti  si batendeke kimala era beetaaga  okuddamu okubangulwa mu  bwangu.

Yategeezezza nti byonna bye  baasanze e Wakiso, bagenda  kubikolamu lipooti bagitwale mu  palamenti y’eggwanga ekubaganyizibweko  ebirowoozo.

 Baalabudde nti ssinga minisitule  y’ebyettaka tetereeza bizibu biri  Wakiso, eggyibwewo kuba ebeera  tegasa Bannayuganda.

Ye ssentebe  wa disitulikiti  y’e Wakiso,  Matia Lwanga  Bwanika yategeezezza  nti ebbanga lyonna abadde  yeemulugunya ku ngeri abakozi ba  minisitule gye bakolamu emirimu  nga teri avaayo.

Yasabye nti ababaka bye bazudde  bireme kukoma mu lipooti,  wabula abavunaanyizibwa ku mivuyo  egiri mu minisitule ne ofiisi  y’e Wakiso, bakolweko.

Nb

Abakozi bano batukiriza mulimu gwa Bible ogwayogerwa ko Jjajja Isa Masiya 10/40 AD. E Buganda nakatono kolina nako kalikujjibwako nekaweebwa alina ekingi enyo.

Buganda Land Board’s Chief Executive Officer Kiwalabye Male

The Buganda Land Board wrote to the Uganda National Roads Authority (Unra) commission of inquiry raising concerns on land compensation.

The board noted that the Kabaka has never been compensated since the inception of Unra and that they demand nearly Shs 10 billion for Unra’s failure to pay the Kabaka. This prompted the commission to ask the Buganda Land Board chief executive officer, David Kyewalabye Male, to re-appear at the inquiry.

The inquiry, chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, has commissioners Patrick Rusongoza, Abraham Nkata, Ben Okello Luwum and Richard Mongati, with Andrew Kasirye as lead counsel. ZAHRA ABIGABA brings you excerpts from the proceedings:


Kasirye: What is your name?

Kyewalabye: I am David Kyewalabye Male.

Kasirye: How old are you?

Kyewalabye: I am 46 years old.

Kasirye: What do you do for a living?

Kyewalabye: I work as the chief executive officer of the Buganda Land Board.

Kasirye: When did you join the Buganda Land Board?

Kyewalabye: Since February 2007.

Kasirye: What is the Buganda Land Board?

Kyewalabye: The Buganda Land Board is a company mandated with the management of all the land vested in his royal highness the Kabaka of Buganda. This mandate includes the collection of all rental and related income accruing from the use of the Kabaka’s land, including compensation by the state and related organs or bodies.

Kasirye: What are the complaints you are bringing on behalf of the Kabaka and the Buganda Land Board against the Uganda National Roads Authority?

Kyewalabye: Our complaint as the Buganda Land Board on behalf of the Kabaka is with regard to the failure and the refusal by Unra to provide the Kabaka with compensation for the use and acquisition of large tracts of land in spite of various demands and reminders to pay. My lord, what puzzles us is that leasehold tenants and bibanja tenants continue to be compensated while the Kabaka is completely ignored.

Kasirye: Do you know the roads /areas affected and Unra never compensated?

Kyewalabye: The areas include Kibuye-Entebbe phase 2 which was completed in 1998 but up-to-date we have not seen any attempts at payment for Kibuye-Zzana (a 5km stretch), Kampala Northern bypass, Masanafu-Bukalagi-Namungona-Kasubi; all these have not been compensated yet works are going on. Then we have got the Entebbe expressway, which also includes the Munyonyo spur, Kigo, Lunya, Buggu-Kibiri-Kirindi and Mutungo, Mpigi-Maddu, Sembabule road, Lukalu B, Kiriti Sabwe hill, Kabasanda, Mirembe and Ngomanene villages. Mukono-Kyetume [the famous Katosi road], Kisoga-Nyenga road and the affected areas include Kiyola, Katosi central and Kiwologoma villages.

Kasirye: Are there any other complaints you have to table before the commission?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. There are titles given to third parties on the Kabaka’s land without going through the normal process and the areas affected are Munyonyo block 255 and plot 98. The Uganda land commission issued these titles [but] they were fraudulently acquired.

Kasirye: What does that particular road have to do with Unra?

Kyewalabye: The claimants at Munyonyo road have already contacted Unra with their fake titles and compensation is done. Again, the same block 93 where the Catholic shrine is, Mr Obey got the titles on the same piece of land and claims have been passed on to Unra and Unra seems to have recognised it and we are asking for the titles to be recalled and cancelled.

We, therefore, request the commission to go on with the investigations and verify all titles issued on this land before any payments are being made. Otherwise, we will suffer irrecoverable damages if these dubious payments are made at our own expense. And our humble prayer to the commission is that, ‘make all necessary recommendations to enable the payments of all dues that are by law ours.’

Kasirye: Is there any other thing you would like to add?

Kyewalabye: The issue with Kampala northern bypass, Unra took titles and has not returned them. Unfortunately, the Kabaka’s land titles comprise huge chunks of land, like 300-600 acres of land. Unra takes land titles and takes ages without returning them and this affects other tenants on the Kabaka’s land.

Kasirye: Do you know how much Unra is supposed to pay Buganda Land Board?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. It is close to Shs 10 billion.

Kasirye: And do you know the acreage of land to be compensated?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. It is close to 70 acres of land. And if Unra fails to pay the Buganda Land Board in the given time we have given them, then the matter will be taken to court.

Mongati: Mr Kyewalabye, I just want clarification. The normal procedure is that when they are paying kibanja owners, the mailo owner or superior owner must approve. Has this been done?

Kyewalabye: In some cases, my lord, but not all.

Mongati: So, are you saying that bibanja owners have been paid sometimes without the consent of the owner?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord.

Mongati: Do you know these cases?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. We have evidence, for instance on the Mpigi-Maddu road, but I think they are quite a number of them.

Nkata: Is the Kabaka’s land, wherever it is available, well demarcated? Are there maps and plans one can see?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. We have titles and in some areas the boundaries have been opened, but various consultants have been involved in these processes. They know how best you can arrive at this.

Nkata: For the interest of the general public, do people know where the Kabaka’s land starts and stops, especially in the central region?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord, they do.

Nkata: Soon Salama road is going to be worked on and I am aware that there are multiple land tenures on that road and the issue that has always been contagious is people claiming that they are on Kabaka’s land. Then there are also princesses and royals on that land that claim that it is their land and also landowners. Has this matter been clarified because, as the Munyonyo road will be worked on, this matter is likely to delay the public good because of that unclear demarcation of land? Can you assure the public that this matter has been sorted?

Kyewalabye: Thank you, my lord. As you are aware, the Kabaka is a land title holder, not kibanjas holder; so, once it is titled land, it is very clear with demarcations and we work with land surveyors. And even the various royals who hold land, they are also indicated on the titles and the 1993 Act that invested the land to Kabaka indicates the royals; either it’s the Namasole, Katikkiro, Omulamuzi. But once we have the titles, that is no problem.

We have always requested Unra to work with Buganda Land Board when it comes to Kabaka’s land. The Kabaka is a very big landlord, not somebody who just holds two or three acres of land. We are very committed to this because we are interested parties to the development of this country and, in any case, when these roads are done, the Kabaka benefits more because it uplifts the value of the land.

Bamugemereire: Thank you very much and we appreciate that you have found the commission useful in assisting you to investigate this matter further. We will do our best and I hope that you find the answers.

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Kattikiro wa Buganda akyaye okwanirizibwa nga Kabaka wa Buganda---Owebweru?
 
On January 28, 2015, in a move that may surprise both his admirers and detractors, the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga announced that Buganda chiefs and other hosts must stop welcoming him to their areas in a manner which should be reserved for the Kabaka. The televised announcement came after more than a year of complaints by Baganda of different walks of life that the Katikkiro was trying to replace centuries-old Baganda cultural institutions and traditions by expanding his powers and responsibilities beyond what the Baganda constitution (Ennono) allows.
 
 

Addressing Ssaza (county) and Ggombolola (sub-county) chiefs, at Bulange Mengo, the Katikkiro told them that going forward, they must stop welcoming him in a style that befits the Kabaka. People must stop erecting archways (ebiyitirirwa) for him, prostrating before him and doing other things that should be reserved for welcoming the Kabaka. Speaking in Luganda, Mayiga said, “In the past I have been to many events where I am inappropriately welcomed, although I cannot blame you because of the high excitement you may have. However, you must reserve those types of welcomes for the Kabaka.”

Since he got his job, Mayiga has endured frequent criticism from members of the Buganda royal clan (Abalangira), Baganda youth organizations (Nkoba za Mbogo, BANGAWA and Ffe Buganda Nze Buganda), Baganda groups in Diaspora and many ordinary Baganda who accused him of, among other things, attempting to destroy Buganda’s cultural foundation. The fact that Katikkiro Mayiga has been a key player in several widely unpopular Buganda deals with President Museveni (Regional Tier and MOU) and, recently, the Aga Khan plan to commercialize the Kabaka’s Palace, has widened the divide between the Katikkiro and traditional Baganda of all shades.

One of the most visible and contraversial practices by Katikkiro Mayiga is his use of a large motorcade, with a heavy detail of AK-47 totting Uganda Special Forces soldiers which project military power on his tours around Buganda. And the fact that the tour organizers often erect archways (ebiyitirirwa) and hire boda-bodas (motorcycle taxis) to enhance crowds and excitement.  Many traditional Baganda allege that this is clear evidence that Mr. Mayiga is trying to overshadow the Kabaka and isolate him from his people. Mr. Mayiga’s announcement on Wednesday seems to have been directed at addressing this issue.

Notably, one group of people that has consistently stood behind Mr. Mayiga and his programs are certain Kampala traders, money lenders, sports betting operators and local real-estate investors. And for the most part, Mr. Mayiga’s wealthy supporters have helped him raise billions of shillings under his Ettofaali campaign. Even most of his detractors privately admit that Mayiga has done an impressive job in inspiring Baganda to wake up and believe that they do not want to be victims forever. Lately, however, there are signs that both Baganda and other Ugandans are starting to develop Ettofaali fatigue and the awakened Baganda seem to be expecting Katikkiro Mayiga to start delivering from the billions of Shillings that he has collected.

The audio recording below is one example of the many speeches that have been made in protest of  Mr. Mayiga’s policies. Ow’ek. Ssewava Sserubiri, former minister in Buganda Government, made that speech in mid-2014, at a party organized by Nkoba za Mbogo student’s organization.

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Arch-Bishop we York, Ebulaya akakasi

zza nti Ssekaba

ka Daniel Mwanga II Basammu

la

Butagali, talagira nga kutta kwa Bishop Hanning

ton omwaka 1888:

 

Archbishop of York commissions Hannington sanctuary in Busia, Uganda.

L-R: Tororo Catholic Diocese Bishop Emmanuel Obbo, Bukedi Diocese Bishop Simon Bogere Egesa, Archbishop of York John Sentamu, chairperson of the Uganda Judicial Commission Justice James Ogoola and former Bishop of Bukedi Diocese Nikodemus Okille pose in front of a tree in Budimo village, Busia District, where the remains of the bishop were kept for four days during 1888.

PHOTO BY DOMINIC BUKENYA


By Henry Lubega


Posted  Friday, February 20  2015


Traditional, religious and political leaders in Uganda, Kenya and York in Britain have paid homage to the late Bishop of the Equatorial Africa James Hannington at the Hannington Shrine in Budimo village, Busia District.

Religious leaders led by Archbishop of York John Sentamu, Bishop of Bukedi Diocese Simon Bogere Egesa and Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo Emmanuel Obbo among others, attended the function on Wednesday.

For the first time in more than a century, the great grandsons of the chiefs of the two kingdoms where Bishop Hannington was loved and where he was killed, met.

Chief Luba Munulo Juma, the great grandson of chief Luba in whose dominion (Busoga) and on whose orders Hannington was killed, met with chief Peter Mumia II, the great grandson to Paramount chief of the Wanga Kingdom Nabongo Mumia, who had given Hannington porters and guides to Kabaka Mwanga’s palace.

The paramount chief later allowed Bishop Hannington’s remains to be buried in his territory at the cost of his people.

During his visit to the shrine, Archbishop Sentamu commissioned the construction of the administration block of Bishop of York Bible College, Canterbury Square, Hannington Tabernacle Chapel and the York Gardens in Budimo.

Sentamu’s visit was crowned by the ecumenical service conducted by bishops Bogere Egesa and Obbo.

The head of the organising committee, Justice James Ogoola, said Archbishop Sentamu’s visit was not only a religious symbol, but a reconciliation ceremony between the people of Luba in Uganda and their counterparts from Mumias in western Kenya.

“I wanted to reconcile the descendants of the two dramatists in Hannington’s last days. One gave him escorts and guides, the other killed him. The two families met for the first time and I made sure I gave each of them a Lusamia Bible and asked them to shake hands as a sign of reconciliation,” Justice Ogoola, also the chairperson of the Uganda Judicial Commission, said.

The place was first dedicated by then Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey in 1998, as a Hannington shrine.

Chief Luba Munulo Juma in his remarks said: “I don’t feel guilty for what my great grandfather did, the bishop died because of his stubbornness before the cultural leader.”

Chief Peter Mumia II said Bishop Hannington was a Christian not an explorer, killed by those who did not understand him.

More developments

According to Justice Ogoola, plans are also underway to make the shrine a national pilgrimage for Christians to remember Bishop Hannington for his sacrifice for the new Christian faith that had just arrived in the middle of the continent of Africa during 1888.

hlubega@

ug.nationmedia.com

Nantaba wants elderly scheme probed

Outgoing Lands state minister Ida Nantaba (in gomesi) celebrates with the newly elected Kayunga speaker Saleh Balinsoni (2nd left) during the swearing in of district leaders for the Republican government of Uganda May 2016.

PHOTO BY FRED MUZAALE

By Fred Muzaale


Posted  Monday, May 30   2016

Kayunga. Outgoing Lands state minister Ida Nantaba has asked the Inspector General of Government to investigate how the outgoing Kayunga District leadership selected beneficiaries of the Senior Citizens Grant given to elderly persons.

Ms Nantaba, who is also the district Woman MP, claims the 100 elderly persons per sub-county in the district were selected based on sectarian and political grounds.

“It hurts me as a leader to find that more than 900 beneficiaries of the senior citizens’ grant in this district all come from the same area and are from almost one tribe. I ask the IGG to take interest in this matter and probe how these beneficiaries were selected,” Ms Nantaba said on Tuesday.

Take oath

This was during the swearing-in of the district LC5 chairperson, Mr Tom Sserwanga, and his councillors at Ntenjeru District headquarters.

The grant, one of the core components of the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment, started in 2010 with financing by government and development partners.

Kayunga is among the districts where the programme will be rolled out during this financial year.

However, the Elderly and Disabled Affairs State minister, Mr Sulaiman Madada, dismissed the claims by Ms Nantaba, saying beneficiaries had been selected on merit.

The former district LC5 chairman, Mr Steven Dagada said: “The selection of beneficiaries was based on age, but also on who is in more need for assistance.”

fmuzaale@ug.

nationmedia.com

 

Omusolo ku ttaka lye Buganda ne bizimbe gwakwo-ngera ku nnyingiza ya Central Gavume
nti
 
Feb 17, 2015
BAMMEMBA ku lukiiko olufuzi olw’ekitongole ky’emisolo mu ggwnga (URA) bwe baabadde basisinkanye akakiiko ka palamenti akavunaanyizi
bwa ku byenfuna wabaddewo okugamba nti omusolo ddala mutono oguva mu byobulimu bw’ogeraagera
nya n’ensimbi eziva mu makubo amalala agayingiza ensimbi mu ggwanika ly’eggwanga.

Nzikiriza nti ensimbi entono eziyingira mu ggwanga zisobola okwongerwako singa tugaziya amakubo agayingiza. Nategeezezza olukiiko nti Uganda yeesinga okuyingiza ensimbi entono bw’ogigeraageranya n’amawanga amalala agali mu mukago gwa East Africa.

Singa ekirowoozo kyange kibeera kiguliddwa kisoboka gavumenti n’erifuula etteeka ne liyambako okugaziya amakubo mwe bayingiriza ensimbi mu ggwanika ly’eggwanga. Kyokka kino nsaba kimanyibwe nti kirowoozo kyange ng’omuntu, sinnaba kukyanjula eri gavumenti wadde minisitule y’ebyenfuna n’okuteekeratee

kera eggwanga.

Oluvannyuma lw’abantu ab’enjawulo okuwa endowooza zabwe ku nsonga eno ndowoozezza nti kyetaagisa okwongera okutangaaza ensonga eno ey’okuggya omusolo ku ttaka libeere nga waliwo emirimu egikolerwako oba nedda.

Ekiseera ekiyise Uganda eyongedde ku sente zeeyingiza nga tetunuulidde bagabi ba buyambi waakiri ebitundu 7 ku 100 buli mwaka gwa byansimbi  kyokka ekizibu kikyali nti emikisa egiriwo tegikozeseddwa kugafuula makubo agavaamu omusolo okwongera ku nnyigiza y’eggwanga.

Ekiseera kino sente eziva mu musolo ng’ozigeraagera

nyizza n’ennyingiza y’eggwanga yonna zeeyongedde nga kati ziri ebitundu 11.7 ku 100 mu mwaka gw’ebyensimbi 2013/2014 era sente zino ziri wansi bw’ogeraageranya n’amawanga agatwetoolodde wamu ne ku mutendera gw’ensi yonna.

Enkyukakyuka mu nnyingiza ebaddewo okuva mu mwaka gwa 2000/01 eraga nti ennyingiza y’eggwanga ekyali wansi bw’ogeraageranya n’omutindo gw’ensi yonna. Uganda eteekwa okwongeramu amaanyi ku musolo gw’esolooza munda mu ggwanga okugatta empungu eriwo wakati waayo n’amawanga amalala mu byensimbi bwetubeera nga tuli baakugenda mu masso nga tuvuganya.

Etundutundu lya 27.21 ku 100, ku byenfuna bya Uganda liva mu byabulimi ebikolerwa ku ttaka kyokka ekkowe lino livaamu omusolo mutono nnyo era wano wensinziira okuwa ekiteeso nti eggwanga liteekewo enkola ennambulukufu esobola okuteekawo omusolo omulambulukufu okuggya sente mu by’obulimi n’okussaawo omusolo ku ttaka.

Amakowe amalala agasaana okutunuulira mu mbeera eno kuliko: eby’okuzimba, ebyenjigiriza n’obusuubuzi bw’ettaka  kubanga ennyingiza yabyo eri wagguluko.

Enkola eriwo ewa amakubo gavumenti geetaddewo okuggya omusolo ku kkampuni ezisuubula ettaka n’amasomero g’obwannannyini era wano wensinziira okukidding’ana nti mu nkola yeemu n’ebyobulimi bitunuulirwe. Okulemwa okuggya omusolo ku nnyingiza mu byobulimi kiraga nti wakyaliwo obuzibu mu mitendera gy’okunoonya omusolo ekivaako okuyingiza sente entono mu ggwanga.

 Amawanga nga Denmark, Estonia, Chile ne South Africa zitumbudde nnyo omusolo ku byobulimi ne kiyambako okuyingiza sente mu gavumenti zabwe. Endowooza yange ng’omutuuze, nkiraba ng’okuggya omusolo ku ttaka kisobola okwongera enkulaakulana kubanga kijja kuwaliriza bannannyini ttaka okulikulaakulanya baleme kuliragajjalira.

Ndowooza nti kino ekirowooza gavumenti esobola okukigula n’ekiteekako amateeka agakifuga okusobola okwongera ku makubo mw’eggya omusolo. Amawanga mangi gavudde ku kusolooza obusuulu ne bateekawo emiwendo emirambulukufu ku musolo gwe baggya ku ttaka. Endowooza eno esobola okwongerwako n’ekulaakulanyizi

bwa gye bujja.

Biwandiikiddwa Gerald Ssendaula sentebe ku lukiiko olufuzi olwa Uganda Revenue Authority.


The government of Uganda has been found guilty of putting a 2009  curfew on the King of the State of Buganda. The case has taken the Ugandan Courts six years to come to an agreed judicial Judgement. 

President Yoweri Museveni (L) shaking hands with Buganda king Ronald Mwenda Mutebi at some function.

File photo

By Juliet Kigongo


Posted  Saturday, December 19  2015

KAMPALA, UGANDA.

The Constitutional Court has ruled that police was wrong to prevent the Kabaka of Buganda from visiting his subjects in Kayunga district on September 12, 2009.

In a majority ruling of three to two, Justices Remmy Kasule, Egonda–Ntende and Rubby Opio Aweri concurred with the four petitioners, all Buganda kingdom subjects, that it is everyone’s right to move freely, reside or settle in any part of the country. The judges concluded that the Kabaka was exercising his constitutional right of free movement.

“The role of the Uganda Police was to regulate and put in place security measures to ensure that both Baganda and the Banyala who had threatened to demonstrate over the said visit are safe,” the judges noted.

The judges ordered government to pay costs of the case to the petitioners. There is no compesation whatsover for those who lost their lives and property. Mr Edward Lugonvu, Dr Adam Kimala, Mr Charles Ssenkungu and Ms Saida Najjuka. However, two of the judges - Eldard Mwangusya and Prof Lillian Tibatemwa, dissented and agreed with the government that blocking the Kabaka’s visit was to ensure peace because there was imminent chaos.

jkigongo@ug.

nationmedia.

com

In Uganda, the Catholic Church needs to embrace modern technology:

November 7, 2018

Written by Denis Jjuuko

 

Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the archbishop of the Kampala archdiocese, was quoted in the mainstream media over the weekend as having requested government to collect tithe on a monthly basis on church’s behalf. 

 

 

Tithe, if we are to go by the English dictionary, is ‘one tenth of annual produce or earnings, formerly taken as a tax for the support of the church and clergy.’ Although there are many verses in the bible on tithing, it can no longer be taken as tax. It has become voluntary.

Dr Lwanga’s concern is that people don’t pay tithe anymore or pay little, which affects the running of the church. He might be right but also Catholics give a lot to the church. In almost every Sunday mass, apart from offertory, there is some sort of fundraising.

 

Either there is need for new pews, music organs, new fancy church, fees for some seminarian who is returning to the seminary after their ‘internship’ or something of the sort. Parishioners willingly give to these ‘causes’ and maybe that leaves little money to tithe.

The other issue that is affecting the Catholic Church is what I will call ‘districtlism’ — the allure for creation of districts that can hardly support themselves. The Catholic Church is creating a new parish almost everywhere just like the central government is creating districts in places probably where they don’t need them. I know that Uganda’s population is one of the fastest-growing in the world but should that be matched by a new parish everywhere?

In a radius of just 20km, you can easily find five to 10 parishes. For example, between Kampala city and Namugongo, there are the following parishes: Christ the King, Naguru, Ntinda, Kiwaatule, Kigoowa, Mulago, Mbuya, Kireka, and Namugongo. Like with ‘districtlism,’ there are many delegations to Lubaga lobbying for new parishes.

‘Districtlism’ enables some people become chairpersons, resident commissioners and the like. In the church, a new parish enables one to become a parish priest, head of the laity, head of women’s league, and many other fancy titles. That shouldn’t be a big problem but it comes at a high cost.

For any sub-parish to be turned into a parish, there is need for construction of the priests’ house and they come storied these days. The priests’ house must also include a fancy apartment for the diocese bishop just in case he visits and decides to spend a night. I don’t see any reason why a bishop who has a house in Lubaga would ever spend a night at Naguru or Kiwaatule, which is less than 20kms away.

Once a sub-parish becomes a parish, some people, including those positioning themselves to be on the construction committee, will demand for a grandiose church structure that ‘befits the status of the parish.’ It will need new pews, stained glass windows, and terrazzo floors. The priest may need a car as well. All that money comes from the parishioners. So, instead of tithing, they use the money for building the parish and looking after the priests.

Although the church is very quick in building imposing structures, you hardly see any projects that are meant to lift people out of poverty or for it to survive beyond tithes and offertory.

Most parishes hardly have income-generating projects to ensure sustainability. It is not unusual to find a beautiful church in a place where poverty stinks. It is not unusual to find people dressed in their Sunday best, which are faded NRM campaign tee-shirts, returning from praying from a grand structure.

The church is supposed to be people, not magnificent structures on a hill surrounded by poverty. I know that the Catholic Church tries as much since it builds schools and health centres in some of these communities but there is need to do more. When did you attend church and the fundraising was to create a credit institution from which parishioners can borrow money at low interest rates?

Almost all fundraisers are consumption-based or don’t directly contribute to the incomes of the communities. If parishioners are poor, they won’t be able to tithe. But also the church needs to change the way it is doing business today.

It must use technology to enable people tithe. For example, Ugandans in the diaspora may want to tithe in Uganda than in Boston or East London. This is because parishes in Chicago or Johannesburg may not have the same needs as here.

However, they don’t have an easier way to do it. They may have to send the money directly to their relatives or some committee members and they aren’t sure whether that money will reach the church.

The church must think of an enabling way offered by technology for people to tithe. And this includes people in Uganda. Delivering an envelope to the church office may not work. And sometimes when you tithe, you never get any response from the church.

Church administrators can easily send out messages and thank those who have given and periodically give accountability of what the money was used for. I have heard, though, conflicting positions from priests on what tithe is supposed to be used for.

djjuuko@gmail.com

The writer is a communication and visibility consultant.

Nb

Much advice has come out to advise the church in Africa to embrace  human religion updates. Too bad that some are even making up points not to download the bible on smartphones. It interests many Christians where in some cities, church buildings are rented out to neighbourhood Muslims to go in there and make their hourly prayers to Allah.

 

 

 

 

 

In Uganda, the Protestant Archbishop Mr Stanley Ntagali’s Christian political teachings are against the interests of an anticipated national dialogue:

Church of Uganda Archbishop Stanley Ntagali in purple robe(R) commissions Kitagata Secondary School bus in Kitagata Archdeaconry, Sheema District on Sunday. Photo by Zadock Amanyisa 



  Morrison Rwakakamba

By Mr Morrison Rwakakamba

 

7 September, 2018 

In the wake of Arua by-election chaos and pain, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, head of Uganda’s Anglican Church, was quoted in the press telling clerics to ‘go slow on politics’. From Ugandan speak, it sounds like a father telling his adolescent son; don’t look at those girls. In-effect, the dad is saying don’t go there! Therefore, the ‘go slow’ ‘directive’ is a bold censorship of clergy from commenting on politics.

Because of tumultuous history of interaction between politics and religion in Uganda, falling in trap of long held and mostly condescending narrative parroted by politicians in pursuit of expediency is easy. 
Every corner you will hear mostly in-power politicians saying; “politics and religion don’t mix”, “clerics should not use the pulpit to talk politics”, etc. Yet, these mostly in-power politicians, through action, overtly schmooze religious leaders with gifts and use pews and pulpit to channel political messaging and gain political advantage.

Vendors of the “don’t mix politics and religion” narrative, knowingly frame politics as earthly, divisive and a bad thing that men and women of God should not be party to. This is a well-oiled and calculated blackmail. They, for example, knowingly portray politics and partisanship as one thing. Unfortunately, Archbishop Ntagali is lending this unfortunate line credibility!

The archbishop is a principal in the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda, a platform that is central to organising and leading the national dialogue process. The core object of dialogue is to settle Uganda’s unanswered political question since independence - peaceful transition of power from one leader to another. The national dialogue process seeks to embrace and convene all Ugandans in a conversation about the nations’ values and future. The dialogue is, therefore, essentially political – and not partisan. Pointed attempt at silencing voices of clerics will reinforce narratives that have over the years undermined the spirit of national dialogue and envisaged consequence of total peace and prosperity in Uganda.

I agree with those who argue that pulpit should not be used to drive partisan political interests – because the flock is a collective with non-homogeneous political persuasions. It would, therefore, be wrong for clerics to be partisan. However, it is right for clerics to be political. Why? Because politics arrange the earth and if clerics have to be useful on earth, they have to take on and moderate political issues. We often talk of world order, and this is the earthly political arrangement of who makes decisions that generate, hold and reproduce power; engender world peace and a functioning dominion over earthly life (from humans to trees, reptiles, insects, etc.).

When politics is mishandled, we see deadly wars that decimate peace and decisions that accentuate destruction of life and Mother Nature – terrestrial, extra-terrestrial, nomos and cosmos. The working language through which these political issues are arranged on earth is social justice, economic justice, environmental justice, etc. What then is the role of clerics on earth if they can’t moderate politics? What is the bible for if it cannot guide and deepen social justice, justice this and justice that? To say that clerics should not talk about politics is the same as asking the Anglican Church why it is involved in building and running schools? Building and running health facilities? etc. Quite often, politicians are elected on the basis of who has superior health or education plan.

To further put the foregoing in context, we should look at the social teachings of the Catholic Church and how they addressed the ideological and philosophical underpinnings of the capitalist world and offered guidance to those facing the Industrial Revolution, the rise of market capitalism, and social unrest throughout Europe.

Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical letter Rerum no varum (On the Condition of Labour), 1891 - considered the first modern social teaching document - heralded themes that have remained constant over the past 140 years: The rights and duties of workers, the right of workers to form unions, the right to private property (against emerging fascism or communism), and a critique of unbridled or unregulated capitalism (a form of capitalism today advocated in libertarian economic philosophy). The tradition of Papal teaching continued to unfold in 12 major encyclicals in the next century, with the most recent being Caritas in veritate (Charity in Truth), the acclaimed letter of Pope Benedict XVI issued in 2009.

When the pastoral letter ‘Economic Justice for All’ was published by the US bishops in November 1986, its release was both the culmination of years of work and the beginning of a sometimes-heated public political debate. The principles of the pastoral letter were clear; Every economic decision and institution must be judged in light of whether it protects or undermines the dignity of the human person; human dignity can be realised and protected only in community; all people have a right to participate in the economic life of society; all members of society have a special obligation to the poor and vulnerable; human rights are the minimum conditions for life in community; and society as a whole, acting through public and private institutions, has the moral responsibility to enhance human dignity and protect human rights.

Again, what the foregoing demonstrates is that, for church to be relevant to its flock, it must address justice and rights issues faced by its followers. Christians expect Archbishop Ntagali to issue pastoral letters guiding on current issues that Ugandans care about like; right to assemble, right to conduct processions, right to free speech, rights and responsibilities of journalists, right to education, economic justice, inclusive growth, right to decent health, environmental justice etc. 
By doing the aforementioned, Archbishop Ntagali will not be breaking from Uganda’s rich tradition. Luminaries like Archbishop Janani Luwum and Bishop Kivengere eloquently guided their flock towards political freedom and justice. Faced with clear and present life taking risks, they provided and natured the soul of this nation. In a seminal book, The Sacred Canopy (1967), Peter Berger puts this poignantly:

He argues, “Religion implies the farthest reach of man’s self-externalisation, of his infusion of reality with his own meanings. Religion implies that human order is projected into the totality of being. Put differently, religion is the audacious attempt to conceive of the entire universe as being humanly significant” - I agree.

Mr Rwakakamba is a coffee farmer in Nyeibingo village in Rukungiri District. mrwakakamba@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

The five-day hajj pilgrimage represents one of the world's biggest gathering every year, a trip required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life.

 

This year authorities in Saudi Arabia have pledged to make the event safer and modernise it, spending large sums to ensure the comfort and safety of worshippers.

 

The hajj offers pilgrims an opportunity to feel closer to God amid the Muslim world's many challenges, including the threat of extremists in the Mideast after the Islamic State group was beaten back in Iraq and Syria and the plight of Burma's Muslim Rohingya minority.

"We are very blessed by Allah to be in this place, and we pray to Allah to make the Islamic nations from the West to the East in a better situation," said Essam-Eddin Afifi, a pilgrim from Egypt.

 

"We pray for the Islamic nations to overcome their enemies."

The Kaaba represents the metaphorical house of God and the oneness of God.

Muslims circle the Kaaba counter-clockwise seven times while reciting supplications to God, then walk between the two hills travelled by Hagar.

Mecca's Grand Mosque, the world's largest, encompasses the Kaaba and the two hills.

Before heading to Mecca, many pilgrims visit the city of Medina, where the Prophet Mohammed is buried and where he built his first mosque.

Muslims believe the hajj retraces the footsteps of Mohammed, as well as those of the prophets Ibrahim and Ismail, Abraham and Ishmael in the Bible.

 

After prayers in Mecca, pilgrims will head to an area called Mount Arafat on Monday, where the Prophet Mohammed delivered his final sermon.

From there, pilgrims will head to an area called Muzdalifa, picking up pebbles along the way for a symbolic stoning of the devil and a casting away of sins that takes place in the Mina valley for three days.

At the hajj's end, male pilgrims will shave their hair and women will cut a lock of hair in a sign of renewal for completing the pilgrimage.

 

Around the world, Muslims will mark the end of hajj with a celebration called Eid al-Adha.

The holiday, remembering Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son, sees Muslims slaughter sheep and cattle, distributing the meat to the poor.

Major General Mansour al-Turki, the spokesman of the Saudi Interior Ministry, told journalists Saturday that over two million Muslims from abroad and inside the kingdom would be taking part in this year's hajj.

For Saudi Arabia, the hajj is the biggest logistical challenge the kingdom faces.

Its ruling Al Saud family stakes its legitimacy in part on its management of the holiest sites in Islam.

 

King Salman's official title is the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, at Mecca and Medina.

Other Saudi kings, and the Ottoman rulers of the Hijaz region before them, all have adopted the honorary title

The kingdom has spent billions of dollars of its vast oil revenues on security and safety measures, particularly in Mina, where some of the hajj's deadliest incidents have occurred.

The worst in recorded history took place only three years ago.

On September 24 2015, a stampede and crush of pilgrims in Mina killed at least 2,426 people.

The official Saudi toll of 769 people killed and 934 injured has not changed since only two days afterwards.

The kingdom has never addressed the discrepancy, nor has it released any results of an investigation authorities promised to conduct over the disaster.

 

 

 

 

 

Muslim husband who left his wife of 25 years, to die for FIVE DAYS after she suffered more than 100 injuries is jailed for just eight years:

The Australian mother blames Islamic brain washing about 'honour killing'

  • Ashlee Brown told mum she was converting to Islam to wed Mohamed Naddaf
  • Siobbhan Brown gave her daughter her blessing and never heard from her again
  • Five years later Ashlee was found dead on the bathroom tiles of her marital home
  • Ashlee, a mother-of-three, had been alive in the bathroom for four or five days
  • The 25-year-old had been bound, gagged, stabbed and had her long hair cut off
  • Naddaf says he found his wife in that state and tried for days to keep her alive 
  • He did not call 000 and pleaded guilty to manslaughter based on negligence 

  

A Muslim man who left his wife to die for five days after he said he found her tied up and badly injured in their home has been jailed for at least eight years.

Mohamed Naddaf pleaded guilty to the criminally negligent manslaughter of Ashlee Brown, 25, who died in their 'unkempt and dirty' Craigieburn home in Melbourne's north in November 2016.

Justice John Champion said Ms Brown was found in the passenger seat of the couple's car after having been subjected to a 'deliberate and frenzied assault' and tied up with clothesline wire.

The mother of three children under five had been bashed, stabbed, gagged and had her long strawberry blonde hair cut off. 

 

Mohamed Naddaf is escorted from a prison van to the Victorian Supreme Court on Friday ahead of his sentencing over the manslaughter of his 25-year-old wife Ashlee Brown in 2016
Mohamed Naddaf is escorted from a prison van to the Victorian Supreme Court on Friday ahead of his sentencing over the manslaughter of his 25-year-old wife Ashlee Brown in 2016 
 
 
Siobhann Brown waves an Australian flag at a protest organised by the Australian Liberty Alliance ahead of the sentencing of Mohamed Naddaf over Ms Brown's daughter's death
Siobhann Brown waves an Australian flag at a protest organised by the Australian Liberty Alliance ahead of the sentencing of Mohamed Naddaf over Ms Brown's daughter's death
 
 
Ashlee Brown suffered more than 100 blunt and sharp force injuries. The mother of three children under five had been bound, gagged and had her long strawberry blonde hair cut off
Ashlee Brown suffered more than 100 blunt and sharp force injuries. The mother of three children under five had been bound, gagged and had her long strawberry blonde hair cut off
 
 

Siobhann Brown, whose daughter Ashlee was found dead in the home she shared with her husband Mohamed Naddaf, told Daily Mail Australia she believed Islam killed her daughter

Naddaf helped Ms Brown to the bathroom, putting her down on a flannelette sheet on the floor, and fed her water through a syringe for five days.

He finally called triple zero on November 6 after Ms Brown died from complications arising from more than 100 injuries including internal and external bleeding.

Right-wing activist group, the Australian Liberty Alliance, staged a protest outside the Victorian Supreme Court, condemning what Ms Brown's mother Siobhann believed was an 'Islamic honour killing'. 

 

Justice Champion said he did not accept Naddaf's claim that Ashlee asked him not to call for help in case their three children were taken by authorities.

'All that was required was a phone call,' Justice Champion said. 'Her death was slow, avoidable and miserable.' 

Justice Champion said Naddaf's motivation was unclear. The court heard Naddaf had a significant criminal history and was a long-term drug user, taking heroin, marijuana and ice.

'The Crown is not in a position to prove who inflicted the injuries upon Ms Brown,' Justice Champion said.

 

Siobhan Brown told reporters after the sentencing she believed Naddaf should have instead faced a murder trial for the death of her daughter, who had converted to Islam and had not spoken to her for five years.

'I am here today to raise awareness to the horrific, torturous death that Ashlee endured,' Ms Brown said outside court.

'My daughter's injuries and circumstances surrounding her death had all the hallmarks of an Islamic honour killing.' 

Naddaf was sentenced to 11 years' imprisonment and must serve at least eight years before being eligible for parole. He has already served 621 days in pre-sentence detention.

Ms Brown told Daily Mail Australia last week she had had not heard from her eldest daughter since a phone call five years before she died.

Her daughter told her she was marrying a Muslim man and was three months pregnant with her first child.

Ms Brown had met Naddaf when Ashlee visited the family's home in country Victoria when she was about 18.

Ashlee was a fun-loving girl,' Siobhann Brown told Daily Mail Australia. 'She was giving. She was loving. She loved the sun, the beach. She loved singing, dancing, having fun'

'She introduced him as "Macca",' Ms Brown said. 'It was very brief.

'He seemed like a nice, very polite, young man. It pains me to say that. I didn't see him again after that.'

HOW DID ASHLEE BROWN DIE?

Ashlee Brown was found dead on her bathroom floor at Craigieburn, in Melbourne's north, on November 6, 2016.

Her husband Mohamed Naddaf, 37, told police he had found Ashlee bloodied and beaten in their garage four or five days earlier.

Naddaf said he had 'cared' for Ashlee instead of calling an ambulance because she had asked him not to.

A post-mortem examination found Ashlee had suffered more than 100 injuries to her head, torso, buttocks and limbs.

She had been stabbed in the thighs and had bruising to her right side, including her breast.

Naddaf was originally charged with assault and false imprisonment.

He was later charged with killing his wife but pleaded guilty to manslaughter based on negligence.

Naddaf is not accused of causing any physical harm to Ashlee.

 

There was no communication for some time before a phone call came 'out of the blue' that would mean the end of all contact between Ms Brown and her daughter.

When Ashlee was about 20 she rang to say she was pregnant and wanted her mother's blessing to convert to Islam and marry Naddaf.

'She said to me, "Mum, I need your blessing to become Muslim". She said "I'm three months' pregnant and I'm engaged to Mohamed. I would really like to marry him, mum, and settle down and have a baby".

'I said to her, "Darling, I don't know anything about the Muslim religion. As long as you know what you're doing".

'I said, "Do you have to wear one of those burqas or hijabs?" I didn't know what they were called.

'She said, "No mum, only when I go into the mosque because it's disrespectful for a woman to show her face before God".

'I said to Ashlee, "As long as you're making a fully informed decision and it's what you really want".'

Ashlee said that it was.

'There was a pause after that,' Ms Brown said. 'She said. "Thank you, mum". And then her voice seemed to change and she said, "It's Islam". That didn't mean anything to me at the time.

'We said goodbye to each other and we hung up and I didn't hear from Ashlee again.'

Ms Brown said she was convinced the lack of subsequent contact with Ashlee was solely down to her religious conversion and Rannaf controlling his wife.

'I believe Islam killed my daughter,' the 46-year-old said.

'If I could have taken that phone call back I would have not have given her my blessing. I would have said "No, sorry love".

'I'm not against Muslims. That's not what it's about.

'I'm not telling Ashlee's story to make friends. I don't want to tell lies, I'm not going to sugar coat it. I'm telling Ashlee's story for it to be known.'

Ms Brown could not believe her daughter would willingly cease all contact with her mother and three siblings who are now aged 11 to 22.

Ms Brown also believed the legal system let her down.

'It was explained to me that they didn't have enough evidence to successfully convict him of murder,' she said of Rannaf's manslaughter plea.

'I feel let down. I feel there should have been a trial. Where was our fight? We didn't have one.

'The offence of murder needs to be redefined.'

 

 

 

 


     

CASTING OUT THE DEVIL ON THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA

Shocking pictures show mass exorcism in Ethiopia where 150 people paid a month’s wages for priest to ‘banish their demons’:

Hundreds of people paid vast sums to take part in an exorcism in Ethiopia where the Orthodox church still holds a strong power over worshippers:

 

 A man gets sprayed with holy water as part of the exorcism
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A man gets sprayed with holy water as part of the exorcism

Up to 150 people waited in line at Yerer Selassie church near the capital Addis Ababa to have the exorcism ritual performed on them by Ethiopian Orthodox priest Memehir Girma Wedimu.

A man gets sprayed with holy water as part of the exorcismPictures taken by Czech photographer David Tesinsky, 28, show people being held in place as they scream when holy water is sprayed on them or a cross is placed on their forehead.

Other striking shots show a woman’s face being held as she lets out a loud shout, a priest touch a young man’s head during the ritual and hundreds of people being sprayed with holy water at once.

Tesinsky said: “People were crying, screaming and Memehir was punching them.

 

“Memehir was rejected by all other churches because he earned more money than the church itself.

 A woman screams out as the exorcism takes place
 
A woman screams out as the exorcism takes place

 

 The priest performs an exorcism on a young man
 
The priest performs an exorcism on a young man

 

 A woman is restrained as she has her evil spirits expelled in the exorcism
 
A woman is restrained as she has her evil spirits expelled in the exorcism

 

 

 People wait in line to be exorcised
 
People wait in line to be exorcised

“He kept asking for money – I saw one very old woman give him $100 (£76) to ‘expel’ her of demons and he still wanted more, even though $100 was most likely all she could earn in one month.

“These exorcism rituals are usually performed if someone is not responding to modern medicine or if they are misbehaving, as it is thought they are possessed by a ‘demon spirit’ or ‘buda’.

“They must be performed by a local priest.”

The Ethiopian Orthodox church was considered the state church until the fall of Haile Selassie in 1974.

In many villages, the people have lived in fear of certain curses and demonic powers that have kept them in bondage and terror for generations.

According to a 2010 Pew Research Center study, 74 percent of Christians in Ethiopia claim to have experienced or witnessed an exorcism.

"Demon-possessed" persons are brought to a church or prayer meeting.

Often, when an ill person has not responded to modern medical treatment, the affliction is attributed to demons.

 

 People are doused in holy water in the mass exorcism
 
People are doused in holy water in the mass exorcism

 

 A woman takes part in the exorcism in Ethiopia
 
A woman takes part in the exorcism in Ethiopia

 
Exorcisms are not an unusual event on the African continent. Belief in the 'evil eye' is still widespread in the country. The mass exorcism took place near the modern African Union Capital of Addis Ababa:

 

 

 

 

 

The African Grand Children of Kakungulu in Bugisu Province, Uganda, have been refused entery visa into Israel as they are not Jewish enough:

June 4, 2018

Written by URN

The Jewish community in Uganda, locally known as Abayudaya say they are unbothered by the Israeli government decision not to recognise them. 
 
Last week, Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper carried a story indicating that Israel had ruled not to recognise the Ugandan Jewish community. The paper showed that Israeli's Interior ministry had denied the first and only request of a Ugandan Jew, Kibitz Yosef, to immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return and asked him to leave the county by June 14, 2018.
 
Abayudaya conducting prayer. Photo: www.richardsobol.com
The same report quoted a government representative, saying the decision represents Israel's stance on the Ugandan Jewish community, not just the applicant in question.

Joab Jonadab Keki, the chair of the council of elders of the Jewish Community in Uganda, says they are not bothered by the decision of the Israeli government not to recognise them because the only recognition they want is from God and not by any state on earth.
 
"For me, if I am recognised by God, I feel like that would be the best - not for me to be recognised by the state of Israel or any state. For me, I believe that God knows what I am. So if I get a call from God that you’re not recognised then that would be hard for me," he said. 
 
Asked what he thinks could have prompted the Israeli government to reject them, Keki pointed to their conversion by Conservative rabbis.
 
"The jews of Uganda are denied in Israel because their conversion was not made by the Orthodox rabbis, it was made by Conservative rabbis. Aand in Israel, the recognised section is Orthodox and that might be the reason why the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda are not recognised." he said. 
 
He also explained that they don't claim any blood lineage to Israel as it is believed by some people.
 
"We don’t claim of blood lineage, we’re just converts. So our conversion might have been illegal. That is what I know, but maybe they have other reasons." he added. 
 
However Rabbi Gershom Sizomu wrote on his Facebook page that "We have for the past 99 years been living as Jews in both form and practice and we are not about to change that.” 
 
"The Jewish Agency has a partial mandate to determine who qualifies for Aliya [migration to Israel]. The interior ministry will have to justify their disagreement with the JA (Jewish Agency) recognition of the Abayudaya community. The question should be “who is a Jew” and not “who is Jewish enough” which the Interior ministry seems to be answering."
 
The Jewish Agency for Israel recognized the community in 2016 seemingly opening a path for its members to immigrate to Israel. However the decision to give visas and citizenship lies with the Interior ministry.
 
The Abayudaya community, which is comprised of approximately 2000 members, is led by rabbi Gershom Wambedde, the Bungokho South member of parliament. The group members congregate every Saturday at Nabugoye hill in Namanyonyi sub-county in Mbale district.

The Abayudaaya community split from Christianity led by former colonial chief Semei Kakungulu in the 20th century and started identifying themselves as Jews. According to Hareetz, a rabbinical court sent to Uganda by the Conservative movement in 2002 formally converted most of the 1,500-strong community. 
 
 
 
 
 

Katikkiro atenderezza Ssaabasumba we Kelezia enkatoliki ku nsonga za Buganda:

By Musasi wa Bukedde

 

Added 24th February 2018

 

 

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Katikkiro ng'asika Ssaabasumba mu mukono.

 

KABAKA w'ensi Buganda asabye Klezia eyongere amaanyi mu nteekateeka ezigenderera okutumbula enkulaakulana mu Buganda era Obwakabaka bwetegefu okugikwatizaako mu ngeri yonna esoboka okulaba ng’abantu babeera mu bulamu obweyagaza ng’ate bwe batendereza Omutonzi waabwe.

Obubaka buno bwaweereddwa Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga bwe yabadde omugenyi omukulu ku mukolo gw’okujjukira ensisinkano ya Ssekabaka Muteesa I n’Omuminsane Fr. Simeon Lourdel Mapeera ku Lwokuna February 22, 2018 mu Lutikko e Lubaga.

“Kabaka ayagala enkulaakulana yeeyongere mu Buganda era asaba Klezia ebeere kitundu egende mu maaso ng’etwala enkulaakulana gy'ezze ekola bukya etandika mirimu kuno kubanga bw’otunuulira embeera mwe tuli, Klezia ekoze ebintu bingi ebikyusizza obulamu bw’abantu b’eggwanga lino okuli ebyenjigiriza, amalwaliro kyokka ekikulu olw’enkolagana y’enjuyi zombi, ettaka erisinga klezia kw’ekolera lyaweebwayo Kabaka,” Mayiga bwe yayogedde eri Abakristu.

Ensisinkano eno yaliwo February 23,1879 mu Lubiri lwa Muteesa I nga lwali Lubaga mu kifo kyennyini awatudde Lutikko. Omukolo gwajjukiddwa wansi w’Omulamwa “Eklezia Katolika n’Obwakabaka bwa Buganda 1879-2018:Tukwatire wamu mu kuweereza abantu ba Katonda” bwatyo Mayiga n’ategeeza nti ebigendererwa by’Obwakabaka ne Klezia bye bimu era ne yeebaza Ssaabasumba Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga olw’okuvangayo ku buli nsonga ezinyiga Obwakabaka. “Ku lw’Obwakabaka nneebaza Ssaabasumba Lwanga olw’okuvangayo ku nsonga enkulu ezinyiga Buganda ate n’okwagala Kabaka we ng’Omusajja eyeddira emmamba.

Nneebaza Ssaabasumba n’abamuyambako olw’okubbula ekaddiyizo lya Klezia mu Ssekabaka Muteesa I,” Mayiga bwe yeebazizza Ssaabasumba. Ye Dr. Lwanga yategeezezza nti enkolagana wakati wa Klezia n’Obwakabaka ezze yeeyolekera mu bintu bingi bwatyo n’atendereza Muteesa I olw’okukkiriza Klezia okutandika okubuulira enjiri.

 

 

 

 

 

Abakristayo abasinza mu Lulimi Oluganda e Bulaya baniriza omwezi gwa December

(Mukutula ssanja)nokuyimba Carols za Christmas

By Teddy Nakanjakko

Added 5th December 2017

 

 


 

 

ABAKULISITAAYO abeegattira mu kibiina eky'okusinza mu Luganda e Waterloo ne Manchester ku ssande ewedde beegasse wamu mu kusaba okw’ennyimba n’ebitundu okwaniriza amazaalibwa ga Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo.

 
Abakrisitaayo nga bayimba ennyimba z'amazaalibwa mu St Johns' Church e London, Waterloo.
 

Okusinza kuno okwabadde okwebugumu kwabadde mu kkanisa ya St. John’s Church e London Waterloo era nga kwakulembeddwa omusumba Rev. Dr. Godfrey Kaziro ng'ayambibwako ababuulizi, Ester Kawooya ne Alex Mutyaba, Ssentebe era Omuwanika Timothy Musajjakawa, omukubi w'ennanga Michiah Mukiibi wamu n'omuyimbisa Timothy Kimuli

 

 

Abaweereza abalala abeetabye ku Kusinza kuno mwabaddemu, Revd. Stephen Nshiimye akulira Okutendereza mu Luganda ku St. Alfege e Greenwish wamu ne Ssabadikoni w’ekitundu The Venerable Simon Gates eyabadde omugenyi omukulu.

 

 

Ate bbo abakristaayo be Manchester bakulembeddwa Omukubiriza,Omukungu Enock Mayanja Kiyaga, omubuulizi Isaac Jakira wamu ne Choir eyakulembeddwa Omutendesi Michael Mukiibi, abakulira Choir Mwami Edward Kayemba ne Muky. Lydia Kiyaga.

 

 

Abalala ab’ebitiibwa bangi omuli Omubaka wa Ssaabasajja e Bungereza ne Republic of Ireland Ronald Lutaaya wamu n'abamyukabe, Omulangira Herbert Kateregga, Omulangira Mawanda Jjuuko wamu ne Munnamawulire omugundiivu Joel Kibazo

 

 Yabadeyo nokusanyusamu Abagenyi mungeri ya Ganda culture.

 

 

 

 

Shia Islamic leaders on Sunday stepped up their condemnation of the Saudi execution of the prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, urging a robust response from Riyadh’s western backers, who are yet to fully address the issue.

David Gauke, financial secretary to the Treasury, became the most senior UK figure to react to the execution, which has led to clashes in Tehran, and prompted widespread denunciation elsewhere. He said that al-Nimr’s death was a “worrying development”. The US State Department had said earlier that the move risked “exacerbating sectarian tensions at a time when they urgently need to be reduced”.

Anger remained palpable on the streets of the Lebanese capital, and in Bahrain and Baghdad, hours after the Saudi Embassy in Tehran was torched by protesters angered by the execution of a senior cleric who had been championed by Iranian leaders.

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However, in what appeared to be a move to calm tensions, the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, said the attack on the Saudi Embassy was unjustifiable, and urged that the perpetrators be dealt with.

“I have no doubt that the Saudi government has damaged its image, more than before, among the countries in the world – in particular (among) Islamic countries –by this un-Islamic act,” Rouhani said.

Taking a cautionary tone, he added: “We will not allow rogue elements” to use the incident and “carry out illegal actions that damage the dignity of the Islamic republic establishment”.

“I call on the interior minister to identify the perpetrators of this attack with firm determination and introduce them to the judiciary ... so that there will be an end to such appalling actions once and for all.”

Iran’s Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called on Saudi Arabia’s western backers to directly condemn the execution, which came three years after al-Nimr was arrested ollowing his vocal support for anti-government protests in Bahrain and Riyadh.

“This oppressed cleric did not encourage people to join an armed movement, nor did he engage in secret plotting, and he only voiced public criticism ... based on religious fervour,” said Khamenei, who criticised “the silence of the supposed backers of freedom, democracy and human rights” over the execution.

“Why are those who claim to support human rights quiet? Why do those who claim to back freedom and democracy support this government?”

Pressed on the development, Gauke repeated a government line that Riyadh had passed on information that had been critical to stopping terrorist plots in the UK. “We have a relationship with Saudi Arabia where we are able to speak candidly to them, where these issues are raised on a regular basis by the foreign secretary and the prime minister and our representatives in Riyadh.

“We are able to have that relationship where we can tell them what we think and, clearly it is a worrying development, what we have heard from Saudi Arabia in the last few days.”

Riyadh, meanwhile, stuck to its position that al-Nimr had committed acts of terrorism. He had been executed along with 46 others accused of terrorism in the early hours of the new year, many of whom had been convicted for bombings, or assassinations. One of those executed had allegedly been part of a team of gunmen who had shot the BBC correspondent Frank Gardner on the streets of Riyadh, leaving him paralysed.

Al-Nimr’s execution could have been stopped by royal pardon, and clemency had been repeatedly sought by officials in Tehran. However, in a sign of Riyadh’s hardening position towards its arch regional rival, the Saudi monarch, King Salman, refused to intervene.

Saudi officials had been convinced that al-Nimr was a central figure in attempts to stir dissent among the country’s Shia minority, which accounts for around 15 per cent of the population and is viewed by Riyadh as a subversive threat, urged on by the Iranian leadership.

The move also reflects widely divergent positions on broader conflicts in Syria, where both Iran and Saudi Arabia have been fighting a proxy war, and in Yemen, where the Saudi military has been fighting against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Both sides also have strong stakes in the political futures of Lebanon and Bahrain, and to a lesser extent in Baghdad, where Riyadh opened an embassy last week for the first time in more than a decade.

The Christian Anglo Protestant church at Namirembe hill in Buganda state marks 100 years as a National Cathedral:

By  Ephraim Kasozi 


Posted  Thursday, September 24   2015 

Buganda, Kampala

From a mud-and-wattle grass-thatched building to a grand Cathedral standing tall on a hill over-looking the capital city, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe, will mark a century of its existence this year.

The fifth church building constructed between 1915 and 1919 using mud bricks and earthen roof tiles is the oldest cathedral in Uganda.

It served as the Provincial Cathedral of the Church of Uganda between 1919 and 1967 and the diocesan cathedral for Namirembe Diocese, the first one to be founded in the country in 1890.

The Rev Can Benon Kityo, the Dean of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, yesterday appealed to Christians to join the church leadership in the preparations for the week-long centenary celebrations starting from November 8 to 15 this year.

“Christians should donate to this cause because the celebrations will comprise meals and drinks and also facilitations to make it a success.”

“Namirembe hill and the church is very important to the country because it is the base for Christianity which brought development in the country in the fields of education, medical, business and leadership,” the Rev Can Kityo told journalists at the diocesan offices in Namirembe.

He said the celebrations would include thanksgiving services by the Sunday school children and their parents, matrimony ministries, Christian men and women ministries, the East African Revival Ministry, Youth and Choir, Mothers’ and fathers’ union ministries, the ordained and appreciation of three former bishops, Hanington, Danstan Nsubuga and Misaeari Kawuma.

The Rev Can Kityo explained that the celebrations are meant to recognise the late Kabaka Muteesa I, who invited missionaries to preach the Gospel that has changed peoples’ lives; “All the achievements have been realised due to the presence of missionaries and we shall pray for the country ahead of the general elections.”

However, the priest observed that despite the continued preaching of the Gospel, “the devil has not rested because people still worship idols and spirits, unfaithfulness and homosexuality is on the rise.

The Catholic Pope in Rome, Italy has offered pardon to scandal-tainted Legion of Christ catholic sinners:

Pope Francis

By Agencies

Posted  Friday, October 30  2015 

Pope Francis has granted a "plenary indulgence", or religious pardon, to the ultra-conservative Legion of Christ movement, mired in a paedophile scandal, provided its members perform acts of penance, Vatican Radio said Thursday.

The Legion of Christ has for years been beset by accusations of sexual abuse.

The order's founder, Mexican-born Marcial Maciel, stepped down in 2005 amid allegations of paedophilia and fathering several children. He died in 2008.

In August the Chilean government decided to deport Irish priest John O'Reilly, the local Legion head who was convicted of sexually abusing a young girl.

"After the huge scandal provoked by its hellish past," the Legion of Christ group "has begun a period of purification and renewal," Vatican Radio said.

The "jubilee" indulgence is offered to all the group's members for a period beginning next month, during the 75th anniversary year of the Legion's founding and will conclude next June.

Jose Barba, one of the sex abuse victims, criticized the pope's decision, saying it was being used by the Legion to "return to the spotlight" ahead of Francis's visit to Mexico next year.

However, the "indulgence" comes with conditions attached.

"The plenary indulgence will be granted if they dedicate a sufficient amount of time to the corporal or spiritual works of mercy," Vatican radio said.

It will also be granted "if the members dedicate time to learning or teaching Christian doctrine, or if they participate in evangelisation missions," it added.

The announcement comes as Pope Francis prepares for his first visit to Mexico, the bastion of the Legion of Christ.

Italian Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Vatican tribunal that deals with the forgiveness of sins, issued the decree following a request from the Legion of Christ's new general director Eduardo Robles Gil.

Ekijjukizo nga kigaziyizibwa n'okukizimba

e Namugongo.

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Abaganda wano wetugambira ensi nyingi nti Obwakabaka bwa Buganda budirwemu olwa Ssekabaka Mwanga II okutta Abajjulirwa be Namugongo olwe ddini. Mwanga yabatta kulya munsi ya bajjajja be olukwe.

 

 

In Uganda an African Christian Catholic priest attempted suicide over his lover:

Posted  Saturday, August 22   2015 

Soroti. Northern Province, Uganda:

A Catholic priest has allegedly attempted to kill himself after receiving numerous calls to his lover’s phone from an unidentified man.

The incident happened in Kengere Ward, a suburb of Soroti Municipality, on Thursday.

Police identified the Catholic priest as Fr Deogracious Opio, 38. He was admitted to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital in a critical condition with deep knife wounds inflicted on his body.

Police said they received information that the priest had been jilted by a girlfriend.
Fr Opio told Saturday Monitor at his hospital bed that he was in severe pain but declined to disclose what had happened to him.

Nurses administering treatment to Fr Opio said they were waiting for an X-ray report to ascertain his condition.
Police spokesperson Juma Hassan Nyene said they had registered a case of attempted suicide against the priest at Soroti Police Station.

Mr Nyene said Fr Opio is attached to Soroti Catholic Diocese.
“The priest will be charged with attempted murder and produced before court after investigations,” Mr Nyene said.
Neighbours to Fr Opio’s Kengere residence told Saturday Monitor that the priest had a scuffle with his girlfriend before the attempted suicide.

The man of God has been on suspension for over one year, after he allegedly held a secret birthday party in Ngora for his child he fathered with the girlfriend.

editorial@ug.nationmdia.com

 

 

 

 

 

Ekkanisa Museveni gye yataddeko shs obukadde 60 e Mpigi olwokunoonya obululu bwokufuga, egudde:

Mpigi | Nov 29, 2015

 

Bya Paddy Bukenya

 

EKKANISA Pulezidenti Museveni gye yazimbira ab’e Mpigi egudde nga yaakazimbibwa ne kyewuunyisa abatuuze.

 

Kkanisa y’obusumba bwe Mbaale Mpigi Town Council y’egudde nga yaakamala okuzimbibwa akulira akakiiko akazimbi ne yeekwasa nti, abazimbi be baavaako obuzibu.

Museveni gye buvuddeko yakyalira Abakristaayo mu kkanisa eno n’abawa 60,000,000/-nga zakugimaliriza kyokka abatuuze beewuunyizza ng’eguddeko ekitundu kyokka nga tewali na kibuyaga wadde enkuba etonnye.

Beebazizza Katonda kuba tewali gwe yakubye kuba abayizi bonna baabadde mu bibiina mu ttuntu.

Akulira akakiiko akazimbi mu kkanisa eno, Joseph Sserunjoji yagambye nti, abazimbi obutakwatagana kye kyavuddeko kkanisa eno okugwa ng’abamu bagamba nti yazimbibwa nga nnyimpi ate abalala nga bagamba nti yazimbibwa mpanvu nnyo.

Omusumba wa Mbaale Mpigi, Rev. Emmanuel Kakooza yagambye nti tamanyi kyavuddeko Kkanisa kugwa wabula mu kiseera kino batandikiddewo okugizzaawo wadde nga balinamu obuzibu bwa ssente za seminti, amadirisa n’enzigi.

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