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Abavubuka mwenyigire mu bulimi - Kabaka awadde amagezi.


Dec 08, 2014


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.


Bya DICKSON KULUMBA NE PADDY BUKENYA


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.


INSIGHT

The first bank in The Ganda Kingdom

By Henry Lubega

Posted  Sunday, March 1  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

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.

In daddy’s scientific footsteps: With her 5th degree, Butambala girl lives the American dream:

Written by Joseph W. Kamugisha & Ronnie Mayanja

 Created: 29 May 2012

 

PhD Holder: Dr Sala Nanyanzi Senkayi(centre) and mother(right) and supervising Professor(left)




   Sala and her Daddy.

It is every parent’s dream to see their children grow up and graduate from university.

But often do you meet a five-degree holder, topped off with a Doctorate degree or PhD?

Well, recently the Ugandan community in Dallas Fort Worth not only embraced one, they also welcomed their community’s first and youngest female PhD holder in the names of Dr Sala Nanyanzi Senkayi. It has been a long time coming for the young lady, the daughter of Dr Abu Senkayi (PhD) and Sunajeh Senkayi, having began her humble journey at Texas A&M University, with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree.

She would later pick up two other B.Sc degrees and a Master of Science degree) from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). And then came her PhD in environmental science from the same University of Texas at Arlington, for which she wrote a dissertation on “Proximity to Airport and Cancer Incidences in Texas”.

Many people will be familiar with the adage that it takes a village to raise a child; that is what many friends and well wishers of the Senkayi family said during Sala’s graduation party. The proud parents could be seen beaming with excitement as speaker after speaker, spoke about their daughter’s achievement.

Emcee Frank Sentamu, added excitement to the evening when he suggested that the two doctors should change their names to Dr Senkayi Senior and Dr Senkayi Junior as a way of separating father and daughter.

The journey that first inspired the young Sala could be traced back to her childhood. According to her father, on the day he got his PhD, Sala ran to the stage, grabbed her Dad’s hat and put it on her own head, as if to suggest that one day she would wear her own. Several years passed but Dr Abu Senkayi did not imagine ever having the pleasure of participating in the hooding process of his only daughter.

The hooding process is normally reserved for the graduate’s major professor, but in one of those rare occasions when a parent of the student is a Doctorate degree holder, the pleasure and opportunity of carrying out this exercise is often passed on to the parent, which in this case was Dr Abu Senkayi an environmental scientist himself.

Sala owes her success to the inspiration and support of her parents, and brother Ali Senkayi, an electrical engineer. She is also quick to mention the collective effort of many other community friends and relatives who encouraged her along her academic journey.

Dr Abu Senkayi, an official Buganda Kingdom representative in North America, also mentioned that Sala had been involved in planning for Buganda cultural activities in Dallas. In 2001, young as she was, Sala played a prominent role during Kabaka Ronald Mutebi’s, visit to Dallas. The same was the case when the Nnabagereka of Buganda, Sylvia Nnaginda, visited in 2005.

The Senkayi family, originally from Kibibi in Butambala, left Uganda in the 1970s and settled in the United States. They visit Uganda regularly and were here only last December, to participate in the Ugandan Diaspora conference the Serena Hotel. Dr Sala is also an active community organizer who spends time going to schools and colleges to talk about Environmental protection.

Besides her commitment to the community, Sala maintains a full time job in the same office block and department with her father, at the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Her EPA mentor proudly noted, during the evening graduation dinner, that Sala is “a very dedicated girl, who takes her job very seriously and devotes a lot of time into everything she does.”

Before Sala joined her father as an EPA employee, the father remembers bringing her to the office on special days when employees are allowed to bring their children to the office. One could say that all this gave the little girl some early inspiration to follow in her dad’s footsteps.

But when asked why she chose environmental science Sala said: “I’m not trying to follow my dad’s footsteps per se, because I like Biology and my dad is a soil scientist. But I also like my dad because he is a cool guy!”

Sala says she enjoys her work environmental protection, and her fellowship in the Ugandan community. “Getting a degree is just part of the story” she says. “Making friends, helping each other, as Ugandan community members to advance each other, is what will help us succeed here in the Diaspora.”

With her five degrees, the single Dr Sala intends to keep her job at EPA, although she could go into academia; and she still cherishes working with children on environment-related programmes.

“I can now say that I’m free at last,” she says. “I have all the time I need to live and enjoy my life.”


Pulezidenti Museveni atunze ente 400 mu lufula y’e Luweero

By Musasi wa Bukedde

Added 15th August 2016


 Pulezidebti ( mu byeru) ng’aggulawo lufula.

PULEZIDENTI Museveni mulunzi era mu kiseera kino agamba nti alina ennume 400 ze yamaze okufunira akatale mu lufula y’Abamisiri ey’omulembe gye yagguddewo e Luweero. Lufula eno yagguddwaawo ku Lwokuna lwa wiiki ewedde.

Pulezidenti yagambye nti ennume zino bagenda kuziggya ku ffaamu ye, bazitwale bazirunde zisobole okutuuka ku mutindo oguvaamu ennyama etundibwa ebweru w’eggwanga. Lufula eno ey’omulembe eyitibwa “Egypt Uganda Food Security Ltd “ ng’esangibwa ku kyalo Nyimbwa mu Luweero, yeesudde kiromita 30 okuva mu Kampala.

Erimu ebyuma ebiri ku mulembe ebikozesebwa okulongoosa ennyama y’ente nga bitandikira mu kusalako omutwe, okubaagako eddiba n’okusala amagumba mu bwangu. Mulimu ebyuma ebiyonja ennyama n’ebyenda n’ebitundu ebirala mu ngeri ey’omulembe . Oluvannyuma ennyama eno egenda kutundibwa ku katale k’ensi yonna .

Lufula eno egenda kusala ente 400 buli lunaku ng’ennyama etwalibwa bweru w’eggwanga. Pulezidenti Museveni we yasinzidde okukunga abalunzi abalina ennume bazirunde mu ngeri esingayo okuba ennungi basobole okuziguza Abamisiri bafunemu ssente eziwera.

Bannannyini lufula eno baatandiseewo ekifo eky’enjawulo mwe bagenda okutendekera abalunzi ku mutindo gw’obulunzi bw’ente ogw’enjawulo ezituukana n’akatale kano.

Lufula eno yaakugaziyizibwa epakirenga ennyama mu mikebe gattako okulongoosa amaliba gakolebwemu ebintu ebiralaDayirekita w’ekifo kino, Sherif El Kallini yagambye nti bagula ekika ky’ente zonna omuli maleeto n’ez’olulyo lwa wano. “Wabula tusinga kwagala ente eriko ebiwandiiko ebiraga ebyafaayo byayo nga birungi era nga tesukka myaka esatu wabula ng’erina obuzito bwa kkiro 300 n’okusingawo.

Zino zivaamu ennyama egonda eyeetaagibwa ku katale k’ensi yonna . Buli kkiro tugigula wakati wa 3,500 /- ne 4,000/.,” bwe yagambye. Omukugu okuva mu yunivasite e Makerere, Denis Asizua yagambye nti ente erundibwa mu ngeri ey’omulembe nga ya nnyama, omulunzi alina okugirabirira obulungi.

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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Olukiiko lwa Buganda lwanjudde embalirira ya buwumbi 7

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

Kabaka Mutebi (centre) with Mr Patrick Makumbi (right) and Dr

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

PHOTO BY ERIC DOMINIC BUKENYA

BY  ERIASA MUKIIBI SSERUNJOGI


Posted  Friday, May 27  2016

Kampala in the State 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.

emukiibi@ug.

nationmedia.com

Fiscal Budget y'Ensi Buganda ebiro bino

Jul 07, 2014

Bya DICKSON KULUMBA

 

OMUWANIKA wa Buganda, Eve Nagawa Mukasa

asomye embalirira y’Obwakabaka bwa Buganda eya 2014/2015 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.

 

Omusujja gw’omu byenda
(Typhoid fever) gwesibye mu Kampala, Uganda.
Feb 25, 2015
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Bo abantu mu kibuga Kampala besombye bangi ddala.

Bya HANNINGTON NKALUBO, ERIA LUYIMBAZI NE CHRIS TEBANDEKE

OMUWENDO gw'abalwadde b'omusujja gwa Typhoid ogw'omu byenda] oguzinze Kampala n'emiriraano gweyongera buli lunaku.

Ku nkomerero ya wiiki ewedde abaakebeddwa ne basangibwa n'akawuka k'omusujja guno baweze 170 naye olwa Mmande we lwazibidde nga basoba mu 365.

Kino kitiisizza baddereeva, bakondakita, abasuubuzi n'abasaabaze ne bagamba nti wadde Gavumenti evuddeyo ku bulwadde buno naye tennakola kimala. Abalala balina okutya nti ebyokulya, okunywa n'ebifo bye bagendamu ebyobuyonjo tebinnaba kukyuka bikyali nga bwe bibadde era obulwadde bukyayinza okweyongera.

BADDEREEVA

Ssentebe wa baddereeva e Nakivubo, Mustafa Mayambala yagambye nti gavumenti egezezzaako okulwanyisa obulwadde naye tennakola kimala.

“twetaaga emisomo, mmotoka ya ambulensi okuba okumpi ne ppaaka era bwe kiba kisoboka n'abasawo babasembeze ku ppaaka zaffe balwanyise obulwadde buno.Kizuuse ng'abamu ku baddereeva tebaagala kugenda mu malwaliro era omulala yafudde eggulo,” Mayambala bwe yagambye.

wabula baddereeva bakyagenda mu maaso n'okulya emmere etambuzibwa mu ppaaka, ebibala ebitundibwa, okunywa amazzi agatambuzibwa mu bucupa. Obulwadde buno bwatandikira mu ppaaka ya takisi enkadde ne busaasaanira mu ppaaka endala okuli eya USAFI, Kisenyi, ppaaka empya, mu kizimbe kya Qualicel mu basuubuzi b'omu luggya lwa ppaaka ne mu butale naddala aka Nakasero ne St. Balikuddembe.

Baddereeva be baasooka okutegeera obulwadde buno era we baabumanyira nga bannaabwe bataano bubasse ate ng'abalala 30 bapooca.

Abamu ku baddereeva n'abasuubuzi baasooka kwerumaaluma nga balowooza nti bayinza bannaabwe be babaloga.

EKITONGOLE KYA KAMPALA  CITY COUNCIL

Amyuka omwogezi wa KCCA, Robert Kalumba yagambye nti nga bakolagana ne minisitule y'ebyobulamu, basobodde okwanguyira obulwadde.

‘tutaddewo mmotoka ya ambulansi ku malwaliro ag'enjawulo naddala mu Kisenyi okuyamba abantu abafuna obuzibu. Tuyungudde abasawo abenjawulo okuwa abasangibwa n'akawuka k'obulwadde buno eddagala amangu ddala era bangi balifuna ne bawona,’ Kalumba bwe yagambye.

Yategeezezza nti balondoola nnyo ebyokulya n'okunywa ebitundibwa mu bifo omukolera abantu abangi naddala mu ppaaka za takisi n'obutale. Yagambye nti baludde nga bategeeza bannakampala okwegendereza ebyokunywa n'okulya mu Kampala naye nga tebawulira.

"ebifo bingi omuli kiyosiki tuzze tubiggala naye ng'abamu balowooza nti tubatulugunya kyokka nga tutangira mbeera ya bulwadde ebadde eyinza okugwawo,” Kalumba bwe yagambye.

ABASAABAZE

Ssentebe w'ekibiina ekirwanirira eddembe ly'abasaabaze ekya Passengers Protection association Badru Nyenje yatidde nti embeera y'obulwadde eyinza obutataliza basaabaze. Abamu ku basaabaze bava mu bitundu bya byalo nti bwe batuuka mu ppaaka nabo baagala okugula ebyokunywa n'okulya.

"Abakola ku mutindo batuyambe bakebere amazzi gonna ag'obucupa agatundibwa mu bifo byonna okwetoloola ppaaka n'obutale kubanga agasiga galabika mafu. Bangi bajingirira amazzi ne balowoozesa abaguzi nti malungi ate nga majama. Batuyambe bagakebere ate amalala kkampuni ezimu baziwere" Nyenje bwe yagambye.

AMALWALIRO GA KCCA

Abasawo abasinga babasindise mu ddwaaliro lya Kisenyi Health Centre.

Waliwo erya Kisugu. Naggulu. Kawaala , Kitebi. Kawempe ne Komamboga.

ABAFUDDE

Fred Kato eyali akolera ku siteegi y'e Luzira. 

Jimmy Olando ku Ssembule siteegi.

Diriisa Ssemakula.

Meddie Mutebi ku Bweyogerere.

Jimmy Kijjambu ku paaka enkadde.

SITEEGI EZIKOSEDDWA

Bweyogerere, Luzira, Ssembuule, Kasubi, Namuwongo, Mengo , Nateete, Wakaliga, Nakulabye , Bwaise, Ntebe, Kamwokya, Kikono ne Makindye.

Omusawo ayogedde ku musujja guno

Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Dayirekita w’ekitongole ekikola ku byobulamu ategeeza nti  “omusujja gw’omu byenda buba bulwadde nga bwegaseemu omusujja naye nga guva ku buwuka obusirikitu obuyitibwa ‘Salmonella Tyhi’. Era buyinza okuva ku kawuka akasirikitu akatera okuleeta omusujja ogwamaanyi. Obuwuka buno buteekebwa mu mazzi oba mu mmere nga muntu yabusaasaanya mu bubi bwe.

Bukwata butya?

Obulwadde busaasaana nga buyita mu kulya emmere oba okunywa amazzi agalimu obubi. Kyandibadde kirungi abantu ne bajjanjabibwa mu bwangu okwewala okusaasaana.

Kiki gavumenti ky’esobodde okukolawo

Waliwo ttiimu y’abantu eteekeddwaawo KCCA wamu ne Minisitule y’ebyobulamu okudduukirira omulanga guno. 

KCCA etaddewo ekifo eky’okufuniramu obujjanjabi ku ddwaaliro lya Kisenyi Health Center IV okukola ku balwadde abakakasiddwa nti babulina

. Era abalwadde abasinga bakolwako ne badda awaka era tebaweereddwa bitanda. 

Ekitongole ekibunyisa eddagala ekya National Medical Stores (NMS) kitadde eddagala lyonna eryetaagisa mu kifo okusobola okukola ku balwadde mu bwangu.

Abasawo ku ddwaaliro lya Kisenyi Health Center IV baatendekeddwa okusobola okukola ku bateeberezebwa okuba abalwadde n’abakakasiddwa okuba abalwadde.

Gavumenti esaba abantu bonna okuteeka mu nkola bino wammanga;

Abantu bonna abalina obubonero bw’omusujja naye ng’eddagala ly’omusujja gw’ensiri teribawonya batuukirire eddwaaliro Kisenyi Health Center IV okufuna obujanjabi okusingawo.

Minisitule y’ebyobulamu eri mu kulaba embeera mu disitulikiti endala bwe kiba kyetaagisa bateekewo ekifo ekirala eky’obujjanjabi.

Abantu bonna basabibwa okukuuma obuyonjo okutangira okusaasaanya. 

Abantu bonna balina okubeera abeegendereza okumanya ensibuko y’amazzi ge banywa n’ebyokunywa. Abantu bakubirizibwa okufumba amazzi ge banywa oba okugateekamu ‘water guard’, n’ebintu ebirala ebyakakasibw

okulongoosa amazzi

Abantu bakubirizibwa okwewala okulya emmere ennyogoga, enva endiirwa zirina okufumbibwa obulungi n’ebibala okubyoza ne bitukula bulungi n’amazzi amalungi.

Abasawo bakubirizibwa okutwala obulwadde bwa Typhoid ng’obumu ku bulwadde obusumbuwa abantu. 

Ennamba z’essimu bbiri ziteekeddwawo okuloopa ensonga eno okuli 0794661095 oba 0794661128 mu KCCA.

Abantu bafuna batya obulwadde buno?

Typhoid musujja gwa mu byenda ogufunibwa oluvannyuma lw’okuywa amazzi oba okulya emmere erimu obuwuka oba enjama.

Abantu abalwadde ennyo basobola okubusaasaanya nga bugenda mu mazzi agaliraanyewo nga buyita mu bubi bwabwe obulimu obuwuka obungi.

Omuntu okulya emmere ennyogoga.

Okulya ebintu nga bijama.

Obubonero bw’omusujja gw’omu byenda

Obulwadde busobola okumala ebbanga lya wiiki 3-4 era ng’obubonero bwe buno; 

•Obutayagala kulya

•Okulumwa omutwe

•Obulumi mu mubiri gwonna

•Omusujja nga guweza 104

•Obukoowu oba obunafu

•Embiro

•Okulumwa mu kifuba/ ekifuba 

ky’omunda

•Obulumi mu lubuto

Bujjanjabibwa butya?

Obulwadde buno bujjanjabwa ne n’eddagala eritta obuwuka buno.

Waliwo n’eddagala erigema abo abatambula. Obujjanjabi bumala wakati wa wiiki bbiri n’omwezi era ng’omulwadde ayinza okusaasaanya wakati wa 50,000/- ne 300,000/- okusinziira ku ddwaaliri ly’aba agenzeemu. 


Amataba gagobye ssentebe mu maka ge
Apr 01, 2015

Era emirimu gy’ekyalo n’abagenyi be abalabira wabweru wa nnyumba anti gy’asiiba. Nobala ssentebe wa Central zooni mu Ndeeba.

Twamuguddeko nga bali mu kaweefube wa kusena mazzi nga bagaggya mu nju ne famire ye.

Agamba nti abantu abatadde ebigoma ebitono mu mwala be baleetedde amazzi okwanjaala mu maka ge.


Okulonda obukiiko bwa LC1 ne LC2 kuli mu lusuubo: Tewali ssente
Dec 23, 2015
Eno ye nonda eya bafuzi, Omufuzi ava e Ruanda owa NRM gyeyaleeta mu Ssemmatteeka gweyateeka mu Uganda.

Bya Muwanga Kakooza

OKULONDA obukiiko bwa LC1 ne LC2  omwaka ogujja kuli mu lusuubo oluvannyuma lwa gavumenti okulemwa okussa mu bajeti y’akakiiko k’ebyokulonda ssente ezimala okukola omulimu guno.

Akakiiko k’ebyokulonda keetaaga obuwumbi 44 okutegeka okulonda kw’obukiiko bwa LC kyokka mu bajeti mulimu obuwumbi musanvu zokka!.

Ssentebe w’akakiiko ka palamenti ak’ebyamateeka, Steven Tashobya (mu katono) ye yategeezezza bino mu lipooti y’akakiiko ke  ekakwata ku bajeti y’omwaka ogujja (2016/17) gye yayanjulidde akakiiko ka palamenti eggulo.

Yasabye wabeewo ekikolebwa okulaba nga gavumenti ewaayo ssente z’okutegeka okulonda kuno kuba ensimbi ezeetaagisa bwe zitaweebwayo eby’okulonda obukiiko bwa LC1 ne LC2 tebijja kusoboka.

 Obukiiko bwa LC buludde nga tebukola kuba abamu ku baabuliko baafa, abalala ne bakyusa ebyalo ng’ate n’obuliwo kigambibwa nti bumenya mateeka kuba buli luvannyuma lwa myaka etaano waliwo okubaawo okulonda ku mitendera gyonna egya gavumenti. Kyokka bwo bumaze emyaka egisoba mu kkumi nga tebulondebwa.

Ebyo nga biri awo n’ensimbi  obuwumbi 12 ez’okusasula emisaala gy’ababaka ba palamenti abapya 70 abagenda okwegatta ku palamenti egenda okulondebwa omwaka ogujja emisaala gyabwe tegiri mu bajeti. Palamenti empya egenda kubaamu ababaka 459. Eriwo erimu ababaka 265.

At least 79 dead in Lake Nalubaale(Victoria) ferry disaster – Tanzania state media has stated:

21 September, 2018

 

By the Monitor, Uganda

 

The old ferry as it was during sailing on the famous African fresh water Lake

 

MV Nyerere capsizes in Lake Victoria on

MV Nyerere capsizes in Lake Victoria on September 20, 2018. COURTESY PHOTO 

The number of those found alive after Thursday's disaster remains 37, with no more survivors found since rescue operations resumed Friday morning.

The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers -- double the ferry's capacity - when it capsized close to the pier at Ukara Island on Thursday afternoon, according to state media.

Tanzania's Electrical, Mechanical and Services Agency, which is responsible for ferry services, said it was unknown how many passengers were aboard the MV Nyerere.

The ageing ferry was also carrying cargo, including sacks of maize, bananas and cement, when it overturned and then sank around 50 metres (55 yards) from Ukara dock.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear, but overloading is frequently to blame for such disasters.

Omuyaga gukubye Abamerika ne gubafukamiza

 

By Musasi wa Bukedde

 

Added 6th September 2017

 

 

ABAMERIKA mu ssaza ly’e Texas ne Louisiana, ge bakaaba ge bakomba olw’omuyaga ogw’amaanyi ogubagoyerezza wiiki bbiri ne gubaleka nga bafumbya miyagi.

Omuyaga guno ‘Hurricane Harvey’, ogufukamizza Abamerika ku maviivi gwatandika nga August 13, 2017 nga gwasimbuka ku lubalama lw’oguyanja Atlantic mu West Afrika okumpi ne Senegal.

 

Amataba nga ganjadde mu nguudo ng’abantu bakozesa maato okutuuka mu mayumba gaabwe.

 

Gwatandiikiriza mpolampola nga gukunta ku sipiidi ya mayiro 40 buli ssaawa ne guyita mu mawanga ag’ebizinga eby’e St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent Grenadines ne gutuuka mu Caribbean Sea ne Gulf of Mexico nga August 22, 2017 nga gwongeddemu sipiidi.

Nga August 23, 2017 lwe gwatuuka mu ssaza ly’e Texas. Gwali gwongeddemu amaanyi mu kukunta nga guli ku sipiidi ey’obulabe ya mayiro 130 buli ssaawa era bwe gwegattamu enkuba ekyaludde okutonnya mu Amerika, ne gujabagira!

 

 

Okuva August 23, n’okutuuka eggulo ku Lwokubiri, ze wiiki nga bbiri, omuyaga Harvey kye gukoze Abamerika mu ssaza ly’e Texas ne Louisiana, nkoko baana.

Ebibuga eby’omulembe, eby’ebbeeyi era ebiyooyoote obulungi byonna byabulidde mu mazzi, amayumba g’abantu ago gaakulukuse n’enkuba ey’amaanyi ennyo ebadde telabwangako mu Amerika mu myaka 12 egiyise.

 

 

Ebintu ebyayonooneddwa omuyaga Hurricane Harvey bibalirirwamu doola obuwumbi 75 eza Uganda obuwumbi 270,000.

Amaka agasoba mu 20,000 gaasanyiziddwawo ng’abantu nga 30,000 baasigadde tebalina we beegeka luba.

 

Abantu abaafa bali 66 kyokka omuwendo gusuubirwa okulinnya olw’omuyaga omulala ogujja oguyitibwa ‘ Hurricane Irma’.

Omuyaga Hurricane Irma gusuubirwa okugoyagoya amasaza okuli Florida , North Carolina n’amalala mu nnaku ntono ezijja era abantu baatandise okwetegula amaka gaabwe olwekyo kye baalabye e Texas ne Louisiana.

Pulezidenti Donald Trump yasabye Palamenti ya Amerika ddoola obuwumbi 7 n’obukadde 900 (eza Uganda obuwumbi 28,440) , zisooke zeeyambisibwe mu kudduukirira abantu abaakoseddwa omuyaga e Texas ne Louisiana .

 

Omuyaga oguzze gugoya ensi

 

April 30-31, 1991.

Omuyaga ogw’amaanyi ogwakunta e Bangladesh okumala ennaku bbiri gwatta abantu 131,000 n’okutaataaganya abalala obukadde mwenda ne gusaanyaawo n’amayumba gaabwe.

Bangi ku bantu obukadde omwenda abaawona okuttibwa ate baafa ndwadde nga kkolera n’ekiddukano.

 

 

August 29, 2005:

Omuyaga ‘Hurricane Katrina’ gwagoya essaza ly’e New Orleans mu Amerika ne gutta abantu 1,833 n’okutaataaganya 500,000 abaasigala nga bafumbya miyagi

March 27, 2011;

Omuyaga nga gulimu ne musisi oguyitibwa Tsunami gwayita e Japan abantu kumpi 30,000 ne bafa e Fukushima.

Emirambo 10,668 gye gyazuulibwa, abantu 16,574 n’okutuusa kati tebamanyiddwaako mayitire

 mataba nga gasazeeko ekibuga nenguudo zonna zijjudde amazzi Amataba nga gasazeeko ekibuga n’enguudo zonna zijjudde amazzi.

 

December 18, 2012:

Omuyaga gwayita mu Philippines ne gutta abantu 1,987 n’okusengula abasoba mu 100,000 .

December 26, 2004:

Omuyaga Ssemayaga nga gulimu ne musisi gwakunta okuva mu Gguyanja Indian Ocean ne gukuba amawanga 14 okuli: Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Buyindi, Thailand, Maldives, Malaysia, Madagascar, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania ne South Afrika ne gutta abantu abasoba 280,000 n’okusaanyawo ebintu ebibalirirwa mu butitimbe bwa ssente.

 

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  • Bo mubuyindi naddala mu Bangladesh ensi eri wansi ate oguyanja ogubaliranye gwo negubeera waggulu nenkulabira amazzi bwegagenda okubagoba kulukalu lwabwe. Kigambibwa nti mumyaka 50 Bangladesh egyakubeera munyanja.

  • Bukedde webale kulaga obuzibu obuli mu America. Bazimbye mu ntobazzi zonna eziriko emigga enkulakulana gyebayita suburbia homes. Emiyaga egiva muguyanja atlantic bwegubakuba ate nga nebibira baabitema nyo, amazzi negabayitirirako. Tekako nenkuba okutonya. Entobazzi nebibira byaaali bimanyi okunywa amazzi ago amangi. Kibi nti naffe wano mu Africa twesimira bunya mungeri yemu. Ate President wa America naggagga nyo, embeera zensi nga zino tayagala kumanya.

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

The International Botanical Gardens in the United Kingdom, has discovered about 9,600 tree species that are at risk of extinction on the planet:

By AFP

 

Added 6th April 2017

 

 

This number includes over 300 species that are critically endangered

 

The first ever global database of trees on Wednesday revealed that 9,600 tree species are threatened with extinction and identified a total of 60,065 in existence.

 

Brazil is the country with the most diverse tree population, with 8,715 species, according to the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) group.

 

It also has the largest number of tree species -- 4,333 -- that only exist there.

 

In total 58 percent of trees are so-called single country endemics, with 2,991 species only found in Madagascar and 2,584 only found in Australia.

 

After Brazil, Colombia is the second most diverse country, with 5,776 different tree species, followed by Indonesia, with 5,142.

 

The London-based BGCI, which represents an estimated 2,500 botanic gardens around the world, used data from more than 500 published sources to create the list.

 

Of the 60,065 tree species, only around 20,000 have been assessed for their conservation status -- of which 9,600 are threatened with extinction.

 

"BGCI's main reason for publishing the list is to provide a tool for people trying to conserve rare and threatened tree species," the organisation said in a statement.

 

"Currently, around 10,000 tree species are known to be threatened with extinction, largely by deforestation and over-exploitation.

 

"This number includes over 300 species that are critically endangered with fewer than 50 individuals remaining in the wild."

 

Aside from the Arctic and the Antarctic where there are no trees, the Nearctic region -- comprising most of North America -- has the lowest diversity, with less than 1,400 tree species.

 

The database will be continually updated, as around 2,000 new plants are discovered and described each year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ennyanja Nalubaale ebooze e Kiyindi, Buganda State:
6 August, 2015
               
     
                       Obumu ku buyumba n’emidaala ebisaliddwaako amazzi ku mwalo e Kiyindi.
Bya Henry Nsubuga

 

Emirimu ku mwalo gw’e Kiyindi mu ggombolola y’e Najja mu disitulikiti y’e Buikwe gyesibye oluvannyuma lw’amazzi g’ennyanja Nalubaale okugenda nga gasensera omwalo guno.

Okuva mu mwezi gwa February ow’omwaka guno, amazzi g’ennyanja Nalubaale gagenda geeyongerako ne gagenda nga galya olubalama okutwaliramu n’ebitundu abasuubuzi mwe bakolera.

Perusi Logose, ow’ebyenvuba ku mwalo gw’e Kiyindi agamba nti abasuubuzi abaali bakolera ku lubalama abasinga bawaliriziddwa okusenguka olw’okuba teri kye basobola kukolera mu kifo kino olw’amazzi agaayingira edda mu buyumba n’emidaala gyabwe.

“Tusanze obuzibu nti n’amaato tegakyalina we gasimba olw’amazzi. Tufuba okufuna ekifo amaato we gasimba kuba kati bwe gajja gatomera obuyumba obwaliibwa edda amazzi ekivaako entambula y’oku mazzi okusikattira,” Logose bwe yagambye.

Obuyumba bw’abasuubuzi mwe baali bakolera obuwerako amazzi gaabuyiwa ate awalala gakoma ku miryango kwennyini era mu biseera eby’amayengo amangi, amazzi gasibira mu maduuka ne mu buyumba bw’abasuubuzi.

Abalala abakoseddwa embeera eno be bakanyama abatikkula ebintu n’okusitula abantu okuva mu maato abagamba nti batandise okuvunda ebigere olw’amazzi.

Abakyala abafumba emmere eyaliibwanga ennyo abantu abava mu maato n’abakolera ku mwalo guno tebakyakola kuba ebifo byabwe bicaafuwadde nnyo olw’ennyanja ebooze ate ne bakasitoma tebakyajja.

Agnes Kyaterekera, agamba nti amazzi baagasanga gali wala ne babaguza ebifo ebyo mwe bakolera.

Abasuubuzi abamu bagamba nti ennyanja ebooze olw’amazzi g’omugga Kiyira agaazibibwa nga tegakyatambula olw’Abajapan abakyakola olutindo olupya e Jinja ssaako enkuba eyeeyongedde.

Abavubi abakulembeddwa Fred Kaggwa batandise okugenda nga bajjuza ettaka mu bimu ku bifo awatuukirwa eby’ennyanja okugezaako okutaasa embeera.

Kaggwa agamba nti ebyennyanja ebimu bitwalibwa ebweru era nga ssinga we bakolera wanaaba wacaafu, kijja kuba kibaviirako obuzibu mu katale k’ebyennyanja.

Ye ssentebe wa disitulikiti y’e Buikwe, Mathias Kigongo yagambye nti embeera eno ebeerawo buli mwaka gw’enkuba ng’entabwe eva ku basuubuzi abaazimba okuyita we balina okukoma ne batwaliramu n’aw’ennyanja.

“Ekyeya bwe kijja, amazzi ne gakendeera ng’olwo bagenda bazimba mu musenyu awaba wavudde amazzi. NEMA yasuubiza n’okujja okubaggyawo ate nga nabo bamanyidde ddala nti ekifo mwe bakolera ‘lizaavu’ ya nnyanja,” Kigongo bwe yagambye.

 

 

Ensi nyingi nyo ddala zitawana namataba nga bifubutuka kunyanja nemigga:

 

Ebeera ze nsi zo zeyongera okukyuka  munsi yonna:

 

27 December, 2015

 

 

 

Wano Bungereza Omugga Ouze gwabise olwenkuba enyingi mubiro bya

Ssekkukulu n' Omwaka nga guggwako.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ekiragiro kya RDC kumbeera yo budde ku nnyanja Nalubaale kitabudde abavubi ba Mukenne n'Empuuta:

By Musasi wa Bukedde

 

Added 7th July 2016

 

Abavubi nga bali ku mwalo gw’e Kiyindi.

 

 

EKIRAGIRO omubaka wa Gavumenti (RDC), ow’e Buvuma kye yawadde abavubi ku nnyanja kibatabudde abamu ne bawalirizibwa okuyimiriza okuvuba nga bagamba nti ekyakoleddwa kibanyigiriza.

Abavubi ba mukene ku mwalo gw’e Kiyindi mu disitulikiti y’e Buikwe bagamba nti RDC, okubalagira okusooka okuva ku ky’okugenda mu mazzi ageewala okuvubirayo, okutuukira ddala ku bizinga by’e Lyabaana wasinga okuva empuuta okumala ebbanga lya myezi esatu bakiraba ng’okubalemesa okukola omulimu gwabwe kwe kusalawo okuyimiriza okuvuba okutuusa ng’ensonga zaabwe zitunuddwaamu.

Embeera eno emaze wiiki ssatu yajjawo oluvannyuma lwa RDC Kyeyune Ssenyonjo okuyingira mu nkaayana wakati w’abavubi ba mukene n’abavuba empuuta ezirudde nga ziremeddwa okugonjoolwa.

Mu lukiiko Ssenyonjo lwe yayita olwatuulamu abavuba mukene n’ab’empuuta ku kitebe kya disitulikiti e Buvuma, enjuyi zombi zaavaawo tezikkaanyizza kyokka RDC n’assaawo ekiragiro kye baalina okugoberera ng’abavuba mukene baakiraba ng’okubanyigiriza.

Bagamba nti Ssenyonjo okuwa ensala ye yali akolera ku ntoli z’abavubi b’empuuta nabo kwe kugaana okukkiriza ekiragiro kye. Ssenyonjo yategeezezza nti abavubi ba mukene e Kiyindi balabika balina bye beenoonyeza.

“Ensalawo yange nagyesigamya ku kukuuma obutebenkevu ku nnyanja, abavuba empuuta basigale ewaabwe n’abavuba mukene bwe batyo ng’ensonga zaabwe bwe zongera okwetegerezebwa.

Kino kijja kutwala emyezi esatu gyokka tuddemu tusisinkane tuveeyo n’amagezi ag’enkomeredde,” Ssenyonjo bwe yagambye. Omubaka w’e Buvuma mu Palamenti, Robert Migadde Ndugwa yategeezezza nti enjawukana z’abavubi bano zibadde zisajjuse ne batuuka n’okugenda okuvuba nga bakutte amajambiya n’emiggo nga wabaddewo okutya nti bakyayinza okutihhana.

Migadde yagasseeko nti embeera eyasalibwawo olw’obulungi n’obutebenkevu bw’abavubi ab’enjuyi zombi waliwo abagezigenzi abaagala okugifunamu nga bawubisa abavuba mukene ne babagaana n’okuvuba kye yagambye nti kikyamu.

“Mmaze okukitegeerako nti abagezigezi abo abasinziira ebweru wa Buvuma bagaanye n’abavubi ba mukene okuvuba era babasoloozaamu ssente nga basussizza ne mu bukadde 70 mbu bagenda kuwawaabira RDC olw’okubagaana okuvuba. Nze nsaba abavubi e Buvuma okuwa obudde n’okuteeka mu nkola ekiragiro kya RDC kuba kiriwo ku lwa bulungi bwaffe ffenna okutwalira awamu,” Migadde bwe yagambye.

Abavuba mukene baasabye Gavumenti eyingire mu nsonga zaabwe kuba embeera eyassibwaawo RDC bagiraba nga ey’okubanyigiriza. Bagamba nti si be bafiirwa bokka wabula abasuubuzi naddala ababadde bamutwala ebweru. Gavumenti efiiriddwa omusolo mungi gw’ebadde efuna ng’ate ekyagufiirwa singa tewabaawo kikolebwa mu bwangu.

 

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In Uganda, the Minister of Transport has defended the high cost of Shs 45.6 trillion that will be used to build a Standard Gauge modern Railway without the building-cost of the stop over stations:

There are about 20 major railway stations through which this railway will service the various African communities: 

Left to right: Dr Dorothy Okello, the president Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers, Eng Proscovia Njuki Uganda’s first female engineer and Eng Monica Azuba Ntege, the Minister of Works and Transport during the Female Engineers registration enhancement conference in Kampala last week. PHOTO BY STEPHEN OTAGE

 

7 April, 2017

 

By Nelson Wesonga

 

Uganda Parliament - Works and Transport minister Monica Azuba, has refuted a Parliamentary report that indicates that Uganda’s planned Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), is overpriced.

Ms Azuba in a rejoinder to report of Parliament   says the $12.8 billion (Shs45.6 trillion) that has got many Ugandans hot under the collar is merely a planning estimate.

“It is not the construction price,” Ms Azuba, an engineer, said in a February 14 rejoinder to the House’s Physical Infrastructure Committee December report on the SGR.

“In engineering projects, the planning estimates are refined by feasibility studies, culminating into feasibility estimates,” she said.

She says the feasibility estimates are further refined during design or engineering to arrive at the engineer’s estimates.

“The engineer’s estimates, guides in the bidding, but varies from the final contractor’s price and, therefore, construction price,” Ms Azuba said.

Ms Azuba’s rejoinder comes after the tabling of a report on the project by the Physical Infrastructure Committee to the House on Wednesday.

Among other conclusions, the committee says the cost of the project is very high.

To arrive at the conclusion, the committee based on its findings during benchmarking trips to Ethiopia and Kenya.

While in the two countries, the committee established  that Ethiopia constructed its rail track at the cost of $5 million (17.8 billion) per kilometre, Kenya at $6.23 million (Shs22.2 billion) yet Uganda’s planning estimates each kilometre will be Shs8.42 million (Shs30 billion) per kilometre.

Furthermore, the committee accuses the SGR team passing off a Class 1 SGR as a Class 2 SGR, a charge Ms Azuba rejected.

The committee’s report says whereas Class 1 SGR allows a maximum speed of 100 kilometres per hour (km/h) for the cargo train, the maximum speed for the one Uganda will construct is 80km/h – the latter a feature of Class 2 SGRs.

A Class 1 SGR annual haulage tonnage is at least 25 million tonnes.

But Uganda’s SGR annual tonnage is 20 million tonnes.

The report adds that the [SGR] management team “deliberately misguided and misled the country”.

“Punitive action should be taken against any officials who might be culpable of making misleading claims of the actual work that is going to be done,” the MPs recommended in the report.

They suggested that government should renegotiate the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC).

In reference to classification, Ms Azuba says there is no universally agreed classification.

“Each country has its own classification. American classification, for example, is based on annual revenue it generates...” she said. “China Class 1 is determined based on role of network, annual freight volume, speed, carvatures, among others. Any information contrary to the above facts, therefore, is misleading.”

EMIGGA GYA NALUBAALE

Posted on 21st April, 2016

Omugga Nabajjuzi gubooze ne gusalako amakubo gonna agayingira disitulikiti y'e Sembabule:

BY Vivien Nakitende

 

Added 21st April 2016

 

 

OBUZIBU ENYANJA NALUBAALE BWELIMU

Posted on 6th August, 2015

The lack of modern international investment in the great inland lake of Nalubaale(Victoria):

That sinking feeling; More African citizens are dead in one of the largest fresh water Lakes in the world, Lake Nalubaale(Victoria):

mv nyerere

The uncomplicated Search and rescue after the Tanzanian MV Nyerere ferry capsized in Lake Victoria. PHOTO | COURTESY 

 

By The EastAfrican
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For a fleeting few days, perhaps even weeks, the mounting body count from the MV Nyerere disaster – officially more than 200 – is likely to focus attention of the lack of maritime safety in East Africa.

Because of their carrying capacity – which means shocking numbers of dead – vessels such as MV Nyerere, which capsized off Mwanza on September 20 and the MV Bukoba, which went down with more than 800 people in May 1996, draw attention to the reality that death is routine in East Africa’s inland waters.

At one point, Lake Rescue, a volunteer group that has been trying to promote a safety culture on Lake Victoria, put the annual loss of life there in excess of 5,000.

Most of these deaths occur on small passenger and fishing vessels that barely make a headline, perhaps because they are so frequent that they are no longer seen as an abnormal event.

But death on regulated water transport such as happened in the MV Nyerere and MV Bukoba cases, reveals disturbing gaps in the region’s maritime regime.

One area of weakness is search and rescue, the other is regulation. In both events, the number of victims remained fluid to the extent that the final toll figures are mere estimates. This is because is no robust system for ensuring that operators stay faithful to the manufacturer’s recommended carrying capacity, hence the routine overloading.

The question of numbers featured prominently in this past week’s tragedy as the death toll quickly passed the vessel’s design capacity and yet there were survivors.

Designed to carry just 430 passengers, when the counting stopped, 894 passengers died when MV Bukoba went down in 25 metres of water within sight of the shore. Yet despite remaining buoyant for more than 24 hours, all those lives were lost because there was no way to achieve a safe rescue.

Although it did not involve loss of life, the loss of MV Kabalega, a Uganda wagon ferry, after a collision with sister ship MV Kaawa in May 2005, offers insights into what ails maritime management in East Africa.

An inquiry later established that both Ugandan vessels were at the time of the incident being manned by untrained crew, lacked working communication gear and valid marine insurance.

Regional governments obviously place a higher value on money than human life. Hence while they all jealously guard their fishing zones in the lake, there is no comparable lifeguard service active in any of the three countries.

The colonial-era navigation infrastructure has long been non-functional and moving about the lake is largely a matter of trial and error.

The latest tragedy is an appropriate starting point for the search for accountability for what happens in the lake. At some point, the Lake Victoria Basin Commission said it had secured a $35.8 million grant to improve safety.

Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are supposed to establish a Lake Victoria Maritime Communications and Transport System that would include regional maritime rescue communication centres in Mwanza, Kisumu and Entebbe.

The centres are to be supported by 22 emergency search and rescue stations distributed around the lake, equipped with fast rescue boats and trained crews. What progress has been made towards this?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


City dwellers of Kampala, Uganda have been asked to store water ahead of a planned shutdown of Ggaba plant for engineering maintainance: 

Ggaba water treatment plant. Courtesy photo

Ggaba water treatment plant. Courtesy photo 

Residents of Kampala and surrounding areas have been cautioned to store enough water and use it sparingly ahead of the planned plant shut down at Ggaba water works.

The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) said on Thursday that it would shut down the plant on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 8am to 7pm.

The NWSC Water production manager, Mr Andrew Muhwezi said all machinery, heavy duty water pumps and the various water treatment stages will be shutdown down to allow UMEME Engineers carry out routine maintenance works at the Ggaba Power Substation.

Kampala water general manager, Eng Andrew Sekayizzi said the works when completed will improve power supply at the treatment plant and subsequently improve water production and supply reliability in Kampala city.

“The works will affect customers in Kampala Service area, Mukono, Wakiso and the surroundings,” he said before listing some of the areas to be affected as;

City centre, Rubaga, Mengo, Nakulabye, Kasubi, Nansana, Nateete, Bulenga, Buloba, Kyengera, Nsanji, Nalumunye, Nyanama, Namasuba, Lubowa, Seguku, Bunamwaya, Makindye, Lukuli, Gaba, Buziga, Salaama, Munyonyo, Bunga, Kawuku, Muyenga, Bugolobi, Mutungo, Nakawa, Ntinda, Kireka, Seeta, Bweyogere, Mukono, Kyaliwajjala and Mbalwa.

Others are; Mulaawa, Namugongo, Kiira, Nsasa, Buwaate, Kungu, Kyanja, Kisaasi, Najeera, Kiwatule, Naguru, Kololo, Bwaise, Kawempe, Maganjo, Matuga, Kawanda, Kasangati, Makerere, Kasubi, Kawaala, Masanafu,

Kalerwe, Kyebando, Mpererwe, Nammere, Kiteezi Gayaza, Kungu, Kulambiro, Komamboga, Luteete, Masooli, Kiteetika and the surrounding areas.

 

An ariel view of part of the water treatment system on Lake Nalubaale(Victoria), Uganda

 

"It takes time for the system/pipe network to stabilise after a total plant shutdown. Customers are therefore advised to store water and use it sparingly during this time," he added

NWSC director engineering services, Eng Alex Gisagara said that the water supply interruptions during system upgrade works will be mitigated upon completion of the new Katosi water works.

He noted that the new 240million litres per day (design capacity) water treatment plant will push over 160million litres of water per day to Kampala and supplement Ggaba water works.

The additional 160 million litres of water from the Katosi plant will serve the growing clean safe water needs of more than 7.5million people in Kampala Metropolitan up to 2040.

 

 

 

 

 

Rakai forests supervisor suspended in Uganda:

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25 2016

 

Minister Cheptoris (left) supervises the loading of illegal timber impounded from Malabigambo Forest last weekend. Photo by Al-Mahdi Ssenkabirwa 

By AL-MAHDI SSENKABIRWA

RAKAI- Minister for Water and Environment Sam Cheptoris has suspended the National Forest Authority supervisor in charge of Maramagambo Forest Reserve, Kyebe Sub-county, in Rakai District, over allegedly abetting illegal logging activities in the area.

The ministerial directive followed complaints from residents that Mr Richard Ssentulo was colluding with local police officials to clear truck-loads of illegal timber, with some crossing to neighbouring Tanzania.

“Our forests are disappearing and the President is bitter. These are the people who are letting us down,” he said

The minister issued the directive while meeting residents of Minziro village near Mutukula border last weekend. The minister had rushed to the area on the orders of President Museveni to assess the extent of the destruction in the forest.

While meeting victims of the September 10 earthquake which shook parts of Rakai last month, residents complained to Mr Museveni that the forest reserve was being cut down and NFA officials and police were doing nothing to address the problem.

The minister also tasked the district police commander, Mr Julius Gobolo, to take action against all police officers accused of providing security to trucks ferrying illegal timber out of the forest reserve.

“The district CIID department should investigate and find out the culprits behind the forest destruction and submit a report to my office in one week,” Mr Cheptoris said.

The minister said if NFA officials and police have failed to protect the forest reserve, he will ask the President to deploy soldiers.

Mr Cheptoris later visited the forest and impounded 200 pieces of illegal timber. However, no one was arrested from the forest. The minister donated the impounded timber to Kapangi Primary School which was affected by the earthquake.

NFA executive director Michael Mugisha said no timber dealer was licensed to cut trees in the forest and halted all the activities in the forest.

Mr Reuben Arinaitwe, the NFA manager in charge of Sango Bay Range, said most of the timber is cut at night and smuggled to Tanzania through porous border points.

The 11,173-hectare Maramagambo Forest Reserve borders Kyebe and Kakuuto sub-counties. It is endowed with tree species like measopsis emini (Musizi) and podo which have high demand both in Uganda and Tanzania.

Recent data estimates Uganda’s current forest cover to be at 10 per cent which is worrying and recently Mr Cheptoris revealed that the depletion level had reached 120,000 hectares up from 90,000 in the recent past.

editorial@ug.nationmedia.com

 

In Uganda President Museveni's unfulfilled pledges need Shs 13 trillion for his 2016 General Election:

 

As President Yoweri Museveni traverses the country seeking a fifth elective term in office, he is making many promises to the voters. But there are some unfulfilled promises that date as far back as 1986 when he assumed office. Government spokesman Ofwono Opondo says corruption and failure by State House officials to have a proper monitoring system have left many these promises unattended to. President Museveni has made 12.9 trillion shillings worth of pledges and promises.

 

What Rwanda war cost Uganda

Written by JUSTUS MUHANGUZI
Last Updated: 01 November 2015

RPA fighters in Gishuro commune of northern Rwanda in 1991

Although it has never been officially admitted, the RPA war had a very big financial impact on the Ugandan government coffers, especially on the part of its military budget.

It is suspected that the National Resistance Army’s arsenal of guns nearly got depleted when thousands of men and officers of Rwandese origin ‘abandoned ship’ and carried along the NRA’s army ware and vehicles.

But the apparent silence on the part of the Ugandan government has since, according to military and political pundits, given credence to the suspicion that the government may have been rewarding the Rwandese  men and officers who formerly formed the rank and file of the NRA for their contribution during the bush war.

Be as it may, the RPA invasion of Rwanda created a number of problems for the Kampala establishment. Uganda’s international and diplomatic relations became a subject of debate when President Habyarimana insisted that his enemy had a command centre in Uganda.

And when the RPA adopted a guerrilla war fare, the Rwandan troops pointed their artillery guns into Uganda, where they claimed their enemy had bases and camps. The sad bit about this was that it was the innocent Ugandan villages that were turned into cannon fodder.

The spilling of the war into Uganda was another indirect cost to the Ugandan government. The affected districts (Kisoro, Kabale and Ntungamo) had to contend with the subsequent problems of internally-displaced persons (IDPs) and security issues of abductions and killings by the Rwandan troops.

On November 13, 1990, I got a telephone call from a local contact in Kisoro, who told me that the place was under heavy shelling from Rwanda.

He sounded very worried and I could tell from the way he was heaving that there were, indeed, intermittent thunderbolts, which I suspect to be sound from artillery shells exploding.

“Kisoro town and the surrounding areas have since last night been under heavy artillery bombing. Most people’s lives and properties have been destroyed and people are fleeing with whatever they can pick,” he said.

After replacing my telephone receiver, I decided  to rush to the office/residence  of the then NRA 2nd  division commander,  Col Geoffrey Taban in Kamukuzi to get more information about the Kisoro attack by Rwandan troops.

It was coming to midday when I arrived at Col Taban’s gate which was manned like a quarter guard of sorts and I was told to wait as he was still in an urgent security meeting. I came to learn later that particular meeting was about what was happening in Kisoro.

I finally met him after another hour of waiting; before I could say anything, he said: “If you want any news about the Kisoro attack from me, you will be disappointed because I cannot talk about something I have not personally verified.”

Taban, who is by character  soft-spoken and had been known to me since the NRA bush war days, looked me in the face and read the disappointment I had registered.

To my relief, he added: “If you cannot wait for me to travel to Kisoro first before I give you the updates, let us go together now and you get first-hand information.  Let us meet at the Boma ground in the next 30 minutes and we go to Kisoro.”

Within twenty minutes, I had rushed to my home and picked a few belongings before I went to office and picked my pinhole camera and rushed to the RDC’s building thinking that we were travelling by road. I knew I was  going to spend  several days away but on arrival at the  RDC’s office I noticed that a military helicopter was ‘perching’ on the golf course pitch, on standby to fly us to Kisoro.

I had to abandon my bag at the district information office after being told that we were going to return after all. Our first stop was in Kabale where our chopper landed at the golf course near the administration buildings where Taban had a briefing from the then district internal security officer, Hannington Kakura.

Although I never heard what the discussion was all about, I suspect it was about what was happening in Kisoro, given the body language and movement of their pointing fingers.

When we finally reached Kisoro, we landed at Nyakabande airstrip where we noticed an IDP was in the making. At the airstrip, we were received by Lt Col Anthony Kyakabale who was then second-in-command (NRA 2nd division) to Col Taban and was in charge of operations. When the war broke out in Rwanda, it was Lt Kyakabale who was responsible for the respective deployment and establishment of NRA detaches along the border areas with Rwanda.

Flanked by the then Kisoro district administrator (now known as RDC), Hajji Assad Lutare, Lt Kyakabale later briefed his boss (Col Taban) behind closed doors. It was after that meeting that I was called to join the group for a guided tour of the areas which had been affected by the indiscriminate artillery shelling.

As we drove in a convoy of three four-wheel-drive vehicles around Kisoro town towards the border area of Chanika, we were cautioned about the likelihood of becoming targets of artillery guns. We quickly heeded and with the assistance of a local council official, we abandoned the cars and started walking using  footpaths.

As we walked on, we started to witness the wanton destruction of property (houses and gardens) caused by the shelling. We also got harrowing accounts from the victims and witnesses of the attack.

We visited a primary school where one of the buildings had been shelled but we were told nobody had been injured except for shock and fear that sent the pupils stampeding for safety. The unfortunate thing was that on the fateful day, the primary seven pupils were sitting their primary leaving examinations.

A few minutes later, our tour was abruptly interrupted when one of the military escorts in our group whispered to his boss  that he had heard a sound of gunfire from across the border.

It was at this point that Hajji Assad Lutare advised the group to hurriedly return to Kisoro town for safety in case the Rwandan troops resumed the shelling. On arrival in Kisoro, it was reported that two Ugandan male adults had been abducted by armed Rwandan troops from the border village of Chahafi, just a few kilometres from where we were.

A brief impromptu security meeting in the district administrator’s office was the last business we had in Kisoro before our helicopter returned to Mbarara after another brief stopover in Kabale.

As we flew back to Mbarara, I asked Col Taban what they had resolved to do in respect of the attack during that closed-door security meeting with his commanders and the RDC. Speaking with confidence, he said: “We are going to handle the situation decisively. This will not happen again.”

But as things turned out later, these incursions by the Rwandese troops into Uganda became a common occurrence as the Ugandan government, just like the case of Rwanda, started ‘crying foul’ although no one listened or sympathized.

Interestingly, it was Rwanda’s allegations about Uganda’s complicity in RPA that attracted the attention of the international community. Several days after the Kisoro attack, a high-powered delegation of co-presidents of the then ACP/EEC joint assembly jetted into Uganda and headed to Kisoro to verify the Rwandan allegations that the RPA were operating from bases located within.

This put the Uganda government on the defensive. When he met the team, Kisoro administrator Lutale roundly dismissed Rwanda’s allegations as ‘wild and baseless.’

He instead told the verification team that it was Ugandan civilian population that was bearing the brunt of Rwanda’s ‘unprovoked’ incursions into Uganda. 

He presented documentary evidence to prove his case in a voluminous report in which he reported more than 80 civilian deaths and 125 serious injuries (maimed).

Lutale’s report also said that more than 60 per cent of the residents living in the six counties in Kisoro were affected by the war and  a total of 1,145 homes had been destroyed, leaving about 1,000 people in dire need of resettlement.

But the most intriguing revelation I personally found in Lutale’s report was the adverse effect on   Kisoro district administration’s budget. Later on, as I was writing the story about the ACP/EEC delegation visit to Kisoro, it again dawned on me how costly the RPA war was becoming on the part of Ugandan government.

It  lost trillions of shillings in terms of the military equipment and army ware that the RPA took with them at the time of the invasion. But what was more intriguing was that on top of the financial loss, Uganda  lost innocent lives and properties.

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The author is a public relations practitioner.

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