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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.

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How African leaders steal money from the national treasury, and store it in European countries:

The country of Switzerland has returned $1.2bn looted from the national treasury of Nigeria:

1s July, 2018

By Mohammed Momoh of the East African newspaper

 

 

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

 

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 


The Swiss government has to repatriate Nigeria’s stolen funds totalling $1.2 billion, officials have confirmed.

Switzerland’s outgoing ambassador to Nigeria Eric Mayoraz said the European state first repatriated $722 million to Nigeria in 2005 and $322 million of the looted assets of former military ruler Sani Abacha.

Mr Mayoraz praised Switzerland's contribution to the anti-corruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The envoy, who was addressing a visiting Swiss trade delegation at the Consulate-General of Switzerland in Lagos, said that Nigeria and Switzerland would continue to enjoy good bilateral relations.

“I am very proud to say that Switzerland is the first country that helped in bringing back to Nigeria all looted funds,’’ he said

The first quarter

President Buhari signed an agreement in the first quarter of 2018 with the Swiss Federal Council and International Development Association on the Return, Monitoring and Management of Illegally-Acquired Assets Confiscated by Switzerland, to be returned to Nigeria.

The Nigerian leader has also taken the battle to the US and the UK, which have agreed to collaborate in loot recovery.

Abuja was collaborating with the US to repatriate over $500m stolen from Nigeria.

President Buhari in May discussed with his US counterpart Donald Trump at the White House, the Nigerian money stashed in banks across the world.

Fear of mismanagement

“Our two governments have put the machinery in place for our respective attorneys-general to collaborate in ensuring the return to Nigeria of over $500 million looted funds stashed away in banks around the world, President Buhari announced after the meeting with the US leader.

Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki said on Saturday said that the fear of mismanagement of looted funds had delayed the return of the money stashed abroad.

Mr Saraki stated that foreign countries were afraid the funds would be re-looted, hence their reluctance to return the money.

The stakeholders

“Nigeria is finding it difficult to convince other nations to return funds looted from our treasury. This is because of the other nations’ exasperation over the management of returned assets.

"Only recently, Mr President inaugurated a committee to audit all assets recovered by various government agencies. The National Assembly has been strident about the management of recovered funds which in many cases get re-looted by the agencies that investigated and recovered them,” he said

Nigeria's Money Laundering Prevention bill, being considered by the senate, has been delayed because the stakeholders raised constitutional issues, which Mr Saraki said have been forwarded to the Executive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abawayirizibwa governmenti ya Uganda okwetaba mu kutta Omugenzi Mukyala Magara bemulugunyiza Poliisi okubayisa obubi enyo(torture) nga bali ku police remand:

By Musasi wa Bukedde

Added 29th June 2018

 

Omulamuzi alabika nga ebyo byebemulugunyamu tebimukwatako era omusango addamu okuguwuliriza nga 12 July, 2018:

 

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Ssali (mu kakobe) ng’aliko by’ategeeza omulamuzi.

 

ABASIRAAMU abaakwatibwa ku by’okutta Susan Magara batadde akazito ku poliisi ebalage bakyala baabwe gye bakuumirwa bukya bakwatibwa. Bakulembeddwaamu Muzamiru Ssali eyagambye omulamuzi nti: “Oweekitiibwa nsaba poliisi etubuulire gy’ekuumidde bakyala baffe ne bannyinaffe kubanga awaka tebaliiyo ate ne mu kkomera tebaliiyo.

Poliisi bwe yazinda omuzikiti gwa USAFI yakwatiramu abooluganda baffe n’abaana naye tetuddangamu kubawuliza. Ebintu byaffe okuli emmotoka n’ebintu ebikalu byonna poliisi yabiwamba era kati ebikozesa mu bukyamu.

Ssebo omulamuzi njagala poliisi etutegeeze kati omuzikiti gwaffe yagwezza kubanga yakuba ekkubo mu lugya lw’omuzikiti, tetumanyi oba n’ekifo kyennyini oba nakyo yakyezza”, Ssali mu bwennyamivu bwe yategeezezza omulamuzi.

Ssali yazzeemu okulumiriza poliisi nti yabateeka ku mudumu gw’emmundu n’okubakuba ng’ebakaka okukola sitatimenti nga bakkirizza emisango ate n’obujjanjabi teyabawa!Ssali avunaanibwa ne banne okuli Musa Abas Buwembo, Yusuf Lubega, Miiro Kato, Hussein Wasswa omutembeeyi.

Hajara Nakandi omusomesa, Ismail Bukenya ne Imaam w’omuzikiti gwa USAFI Mahad Kasaliita, baakomezeddwaawo eggulo mu kkooti ya Buganda Road okumanya okunoonyereza we kutuuse mu musango gwabwe. Bano baakwatibwa nga April 27, 2018, poliisi n’ebitongole ebikessi bwe byazinda omuzikiti gwa USAFI.

Ku mulundi guno abawawaabirWa tebaabadde ne balooya kyokka nga mu lutuula lwa kkooti olwayita balooya abasiraamu abeegattira mu kibiina kya “Uganda Moslem Association” beeyama okubawolereza era ne bategeeza nga bwe bagenda okuggula ku Gavumenti omusango olw’okutulugunya abasibe.

Wabula omulamuzi Robert Mukanza yabawadde amagezi bafune looya anaasobola okukola obulungi ku kwemulugunya kwabwe. Omulamuzi era yayongezzaayo ekibaluwa ekikwata Partick Kasaija (Pato) ali mu South Africa wadde ng’oludda oluwaabi terwategeezezza wa we lutuuse ne kaweefube w’okumukomyawo.

Kasaija nga waaluganda ku mugenzi Magara, kigambibwa nti ye yaluka olukwe lw’okumuwamba ng’alumika n’ebyali awaka ng’abitegeeza abatemu kigambibwa ne ssente obukadde 700 ezaasasulwa abatemu ye yasinga okugenda n’ekitundu ekinene.

Magara yawambibwa nga February 10, 2018, abatemu ne bamutta nga February 27, 2018 omulambo gwe ne bagusuula e Kigo ku lw’e Ntebe. Omusango guddamu nga July 12, 2018.

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Abasibe abamanyi mumitima gyabwe nga tebaza nga musango twabagambye mulekerawo okulya emmere yomuwi womusolo. Mpoozi abawaka babaleetere nga emmere. Ate muyinza nokuzira emmere nemukola Hunger Strike okwetaasa. Kubanga omusango gwebabalanga guli mu ttuluba lye nsonga zabyabufuzi bwa Uganda. You are political prisoners.

 

 

 

 

 

The President of Uganda has criticised the late Gadaffi’s efforts to attain a United Africa:

 

1st February 2018

 

Written by Alon Mwesigwa

President Museveni at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa last week

President Museveni has told a meeting in the UK why he never supported former Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi’s push for African federation.

“I did not believe in the federation of the whole of Africa that the late Muammar Gaddaffi sought because the whole continent does not have sufficient compatibilities,” Museveni said in a speech read on his behalf by army chief political commissar, Brigadier Henry Masiko.

This was at a summit on Africa hosted at the University of Warwick, Coventry on January 26-28. Gadaffi was a strong advocate of one Africa. At the time of his death, he was mobilising support for the idea amongst African leaders.

 

Instead, Museveni said, regional federations should be looked at as a more acceptable option.

“Having suffered for 500 years, the African people are entitled to a strong shield to insure their future,” he said.

The president, who at the time of the summit was attending an AU meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, said Uganda regarded groups which advocate identity politics as working against the prosperity of citizens.

“Since the internal market of Uganda is not enough to support our prosperity, we tell our people that our future lies in an integrated East Africa and African markets,”  he said, adding, “Because economic integration creates a bigger market and more opportunities.”

Museveni also said he regarded human resource more important than natural resources.

“It is on account of the fact that human resource is creative, conscious and also consumes goods and services while the natural resources are inert unless they are worked on by the very human resource,” he said.

He said African countries are now even more vulnerable with the Americans talking about “superiority on land, in the air, at sea and in space”.

This leaves Africa nowhere, he said. Museveni wondered how Africans can survive as free people, if we survive at all, only with the permission of others. He said Africa’s elite populations are making the same mistake as the African chiefs who failed to unite people for decades as Europeans took over the whole continent.

amwesigwa@observer.ug

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This seems to be an African political scientist, and a self-styled African leader, who wishes to live on for another 500 years on the African continent! As he grapples with owning ultimate power, the man is dreaming bigtime.

 

 

 

 

 

The Uganda citizens are suffering more in health with indoor air pollution than with outdoor pollution:

By Agnes Kyotalengerire

 

Added 27th September 2017

 

According to Emmery Mbaha, the president of the Environmental Health Workers’ Association of Uganda (EHWAU), air pollution is an issue neglected by people.

 


Inside a smoke-filled hut, Jane Rose Kataihe, in her late 50s, struggles to blow into the fireplace to fan the flames. Amidst bouts of coughing, she chokes on the smoke and her eyes turn teary.

In the adjacent room that is partitioned off to create a bedroom, Kataihe’s two granddaughters sit, rubbing their eyes. “Kaaka! (meaning grandmother) Our eyes hurt, the smoke is too much!” one of them, a four-year-old, complains.

On a Saturday afternoon, Ronnet Luswata, a resident of Kinawataka village in Mbuya, a Kampala suburb, struggles to remove the soot covering the ceiling of her two-roomed house.

“One would think I cook in this house, yet, all this soot comes from the paraffin lamp I use for lighting,” she says.

A hundred meters away from her house, Luswata’s children gather around a burning heap of rubbish, with thick smoke billowing from it.

It is from such air pollution conditions that this year’s World Environmental Health Day theme “Indoor and outdoor air quality” was drawn.  

According to Emmery Mbaha, the president of the Environmental Health Workers’ Association of Uganda (EHWAU), air pollution is an issue neglected by people. Globally, air pollution is a challenge, although people in developed nations are affected more by outdoor pollution as opposed to Uganda, which is grappling with indoor air pollution. 

Mbaha says about 80% of Uganda’s population uses paraffin lamps and candles for lighting. Most rural homes use firewood for cooking, producing a lot of smoke and ash, which is harmful to health. Equally, burning of paraffin produces soot, which is a pollutant.

He says the soot produced after burning wood and paraffin is as sticky as tar, and has the potential to cause cancer.

He says when soot goes in one’s eye, it irritates and causes itching. As one rubs the eye, the lens gets damaged, leading to sight problems.

Mbaha adds that some building materials, like paint and varnish, contain LED, a chemical that is dangerous. Sprays, insecticides and perfumes contain heavy metals that are also poisonous to the body.

The common cause of outdoor pollution is exhaust fumes, Mbaha says, adding that some fuel on the market contains LED, which burns and becomes gaseous. Some studies show that crops grown by the roadside contain LED.

Racheal Apolot, a fellow of Makerere School of Public Health, says often, the community engages in bush burning, which leads to air pollution.

She says burning of waste such as plastics and polythene at less than 10,000°C produces dangerous chemicals such as dioxins, which are associated with cancer, birth defects and death, if inhaled in high concentration.

She is keen to point out that most industries in Uganda do not meet emission standards. As a result, they release potentially cancer-causing pollutants into the air. In addition, some organizations, including health facilities, burn waste using substandard burning chambers.

Against this background, Mbaha and Apolot think air pollution has been neglected in Uganda, justifying this year’s World Environmental Health Day theme. But they are optimistic that talking about pollution will draw policymakers into action. 

Background of the celebration

The International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) designated the day in 2009 and asked nations, including Uganda, to come up with different programmes for the annual event. Countries have since commemorated the day, but at national level, Uganda has never celebrated it.

upils of ighfield rimary chool in ayaza ampala burning rubbish during a community sensitisation exercise on sanitation in the area in une 2014
Pupils of Highfield Primary School in Gayaza, Kampala burning rubbish during a community sensitisation exercise on sanitation in the area in June 2014

 
“Uganda was not prepared to take off. However, students belonging to Makerere University Environmental Health Students’ Association (MUEHSA) started off by engaging in community activities such as cleaning,” says Mbaha.

This year, with improved technology, the students formed a WhatsApp group, which has made communication easy.

Challenges affecting environmental health

Mbaha says funding is one big issue affecting environmental health services in the country.

“Uganda does not have a budget line for environmental health, and the little money allocated through the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), called the Sanitation Condition Grant, is not sufficient to address the broad sanitation component of environmental health.

Mbaha says each district is allocated sh20m annually to run environmental health services but that, too, is not enough.

The government has also not procured means of transport for environmental health workers yet by the nature of their work, health assistants, who are the lowest cadres, are assigned to supervise either a parish or a sub-county and sometimes, reach each household.

A health inspector is supposed to supervise a sub- county or a health sub-district to build capacity of health assistants and support them in environmental health service delivery. But MBaha wonders how they can deliver effectively if they have to move on foot.

He says because environmental health workers oversee entire districts and municipal councils in the delivery of services, it is important that they are given motorcycles or vehicles.

The practice of non-governmental organisations recruiting non-professionals in the capacities of environmental health workers also affects the quality and delivery of services. 

“They prefer to recruit social scientists, environmental scientists and people who specialised in development studies, and leave out professionals,” explains Mbaha.

He thinks the practice stems from the background of managers of NGOs, as majority are social scientists and engineers, who prefer to employ people they have been working with previously.

In addition, he says the employment structure of the Government is limiting and has given districts powers to customise the recruitment structure. Consequently, they tend to leave out environmental health workers and opt for other posts.  For instance, the district may choose to recruit 10 medical doctors, 10 clinical officers, 10 nurses and leave out environmental health workers on grounds that they do not have a small wage bill.

There are limited professional development outlets (promotions) for environmental health workers.

“A health inspector is supposed to be promoted to a senior inspector level and then to the level of principal, but the structure at the district does not allow,” says Mbaha.

Way forward

Mbaha says the Government should walk the talk because the president has always said the priority of the Government is preventive health services.

“There is need to allocate money into preventive health services if Uganda is to progress. Our policy documents need to be adjusted to give priority to preventive health services,” Mbaha suggests.

Photo caption

Theresa Katuku cooking inside her kitchen in the company of orphaned children she takes care of Masindi district. Uganda is grappling with indoor air pollution

 

Pupils of Highfield Primary School in Gayaza, Kampala burning rubbish during a community sensitisation exercise on sanitation in the area in June 2014

 

 

Minister Beti Kamya likes President Museveni's Great Intelligence:

September 22, 2017

Written by BETI KAMYA TURWOMWE

 

Mrs Beti Kamya Turwomwe

 

Dr Olive Kobusingye’s Open Letter to Dr Ruhakana Rugunda that was published in the The Observer of September 18, 2017 makes interesting reading.

For the record, Dr Kobusingye is a very special friend to me. When I nursed my late husband, her friendship and professional support were invaluable. Indeed, my children and I hold her in high esteem and will remain eternally indebted to her.

However, reading her article, the analyst in me was amazed at how a biased platform can demean and corrupt an otherwise excellent mind.

The article Open Letter to Dr Ruhakana Rugunda is based on the law of averages where ‘under normal circumstances’ is an assumed preamble. The flipside of the law of averages is the law of exceptions, which Dr Kobusingye chose to ignore.

For instance, hate him or love him, her brother, Dr Kizza Besigye, is an exceptional activist, with exceptional courage and resilience. That is why the opposition functions better with him at the frontline in riots and on the ballot box.

On the other hand, President Museveni is an exceptional 70-year-old whom one cannot and, indeed, must not put on the scale of ordinary 70-year-olds described in Dr Kobusingye’s letter.

Maybe we should ask the Catholic Church why they have popes that are over 70 years or ask the United States of America why Federal court judges in most states have no mandatory retirement age (except in the state of Vermont where the retirement age for federal judges is 90).

Why is there no age limit for that most important office of president of the USA? Could it be that Europe and USA have no knowledge of Dr Kobusingye’s information? Indeed, they do but choose to exploit the advantages provided by the law of exceptions rather than subject themselves to the mediocrity provided by the law of averages.

In her experience as a doctor, how many 50-year-olds or younger, bedridden with chronic and other ailments, has Dr Kobusingye administered? Were we to abide by the law of averages – the average mortality age for Ugandans being 53 – we would place the presidential age limit at 53 so that a president does not die on us.

The Guinness Book of Records lists very young and very old people who have done incredible things. Many people are exceptional in various fields – doctors, lawyers, researchers, teachers, soldiers, race drivers, writers, freedom fighters, etc.

The edge that President Museveni has over most people is that he is an all-round exceptional. Not to belabor the point, sitting with President Museveni every week in cabinet, I am constantly amazed at his knowledge base and intellect in sciences, arts, world affairs, history, geography, archeology, etc.

He knows everything that is written in all newspapers in Uganda every day! He seems more informed about each community in Uganda and each sector of this economy than any minister holding the portfolio.

His knowledge, stamina, resolve and resilience are matched by his wisdom, wit, calmness and tolerance. Love him or hate him, but you can’t place Museveni among averages.

Flashback: I attended the launch of Dr Kobusingye’s book titled The Correct Line? in 2011. The many speakers including our mutual friend Anne Mugisha, who was its chief analyst, heaped praises on the book and author, much of which I concurred with.

In my contribution, though, I thanked Olive for a book well written but reminded her that Uganda did not begin in 1986 and that her book would have been enriched by a synopsis of pre-1986 Uganda.

I could feel the vibes in the room that nobody appreciated any criticism of the book and that everybody in attendance just wanted to enjoy a blanket bashing of President Museveni for all of Uganda’s problems. Perhaps that is the background of the ‘Letter to Dr Ruhakana Rugunda’.

bkamyat@gmail.com

The author is the minister for Kampala Capital City Authority.

 

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Indeed when you place Ms Kamya and M7, M7 is above average and M/s Kamya is 50 by 50. What of Hitler with Churchill, the German man was above average. What of the African man Mugabe who suffered the imprisonment of Ian Smith for years. What of Satan and God. Who of them is above average my dear M/s Kamya? Keep up your African IQ measure. It makes real sense.

The Uganda Police has shoot dead a 3-year-old girl in Mityana

March 20, 2017

Written by URN


Three police officers attached to the Police Flying Squad have shot dead a 3-year-old girl and injured two other people in Mityana district.



The incident occurred today in Buluma village in Butayunja sub-county in Mityana district. According to information obtained by URN, the officers raided the village on the invitation of a resident only identified as Kulumba after he was accused by locals for possessing witchcraft.
 
When the officers arrived on the village, they reportedly attempted to make arrests, but residents put up resistance prompting the officers to open fire. In the process, the officers shot dead 3-year-old Viola and injured her mother Dina Nabakooza and another resident identified as Ivan Kato. The officers fled the scene shortly after shooting their victims.

The Wamala Region Police Commander, Fred Kidima rushed to the area and apologized to the residents. He explained that the officers will be apprehended and arraigned in court for murder and attempted murder.
 
“We regret the incident that happened this morning, where some three officers attached to Flying Squad shot and killed a child, two people went injured. We can say; this was not a sanctioned operation. Nobody knew about it. They organised themselves criminally and executed this operation which was not sanctioned by anybody. Even their immediate commander is not aware…First of all we condemn this act that was done, we have opened up a case of murder, attempted murder and we are hunting for these people," said Kidima.
 
He however, didn't disclose the identities of the irate officers. Joseph Luzige, the Mityana LC V chairperson, also rushed to the area and appealed to the residents to stay calm as police hunts the suspects.

Police handed over the body of the deceased to Mityana hospital for postmortem while the injured were rushed to Mulago national referral hospital for treatment.

The recent Pod Hotel attached to the International Space Station that rotates around the world every 90 minutes.

  

  

In the country of Uganda there is presently a long dry season and several crops are failing:

 

 

Farmers harvest rice in Kayunga District. 

  

By Peter Wamboga-Mugirya

 

Uganda is experiencing a widespread prolonged dry-spell since April-May, whose hardest impact to agriculture is failure of the first-season crops, mainly maize and beans.
This translates into poor food harvests and negatively effects local and export trade, among others.
Climate and agricultural experts report the drought has affected Karamoja, Teso and lower Mt. Elgon (Bugisu and Sebei) in the east, a large part of Busoga, much of central region and parts of western region.

Low yields
Farmers in these diverse regions say they have incurred losses via costs on labour opening up land or ploughing it, purchase of seeds and other inputs, after rains expected to start March-April up to May-June, did not come in sufficient amounts.
If the rains came, they were scattered and thin on the ground.
This led to poor germination especially of cereals (rice, millet, sorghum) and hence low growth rates, that have translated into low yields, including maize and beans—two key crops that constitute most diets in Uganda.
Maize and beans are also a big part of farm produce that traders buy and sell for domestic and export trade. Market vendors and millers also heavily rely on beans and maize, respectively, while poultry and livestock’ feeds have maize as a key ingredient.

Farmers from Teso, Busoga, Central and Bunyoro say they are counting losses at a time when the first season’s harvest is due.
Dominic Etellu, a farmer from Serere, says hunger is now widespread in Teso, especially Katakwi, Amuria and parts of Serere to the extent of some residents steal food from kitchens and gardens.
“Thieves are carrying atapa (millet and cassava bread) from the fire as owners wait for it to get ready. They are also stealing cassava from gardens,” he says adding that a similar scenario played out in 1992, when Teso suffered extensive drought.
“This drought has affected us badly. Greatest loss is to maize, millet, sorghum, beans and peas. We need drought-tolerant varieties and irrigation.”

Worst hit
Alfred Namasa, a district councillor in Mbale, says maize, millet, beans and pastures begun drying from late March and early April for those who cultivated far from wetlands, that enable minimum irrigation. “Much of Mbale and mainly low-lying areas like Busiu Sub-county are worst-hit,” says Namasa also a farmer.

Severely affected
Johnson Kato Tibatya, from Bugabula in Kamuli District, revealed that most smallholder and large-scale farmers have incurred massive losses. It is not only in Kamuli but in Jinja, Luuka, Buyende, Kaliro and Kayunga districts.
He has 13 acres of mangoes from which he usually harvests up to 20 tonnes a season, while for oranges, he has three and a half acres whose yields this season, have been severely affected.

“The oranges have wilted. They had fruited well, but due to poor rains, the fruits are little in size and less juicy. They’ll therefore fetch less money,” says Tibatya, who is also vice chairman, Kamuli Citrus Farmers’ Cooperative Society.
In central Uganda, the cattle corridor—Rakai, Sembabule, Masaka, Kalungu, Mubende, Kiboga, Kyankwazi, Nakasongola, Mpigi, Butambala, Gomba, Kayunga, etc—which suffers seasonal dry spells is the hardest-hit by the current drought.

Calisti Sserwadda, a farmer-trainer at Luweero-Kasaana Catholic Diocese, says Luweero, Nakasongola and Nakaseke districts are also counting serious losses.
Most of the maize and beans have been extensively damaged, including banana plantations.
In the sub-counties of Butuntumula, Luweero, Makulubita and Katikamu, farmers have lost their investments in maize.
“Farmers like me who did dry planting are better than those who waited for rains. First, the rains came late and too little, hence the widespread losses,” says Sserwadda, an official of the Caritas-founded Community Integrated Sustainable Association—which operates in Luweero, Nakaseke and Nakasongola.

Ronald Magado, the Coordinator Nakasongola District Farmers’ Association (NADFA), confirmed Sserwadda’s report. He says all the 11 sub-counties of the district have been affected by drought.
“The first season has been very grim indeed; almost 50 per cent of the farmers have recorded a loss,” he said.
The March rains abruptly stopped in mid-April, seriously impeding production and then the rains resumed in mid-June affecting second season planting.
In southern Uganda, things are not looking any better. Coffee farmers are lamenting too.
Michael Ssali, a coffee farmer in Lwengo District says the little rains have dealt a serious blow.

Produce prices
“There’s a poor harvest of beans and when it comes to coffee, yields are very poor this season. I normally harvest 100 gunny bags that fill a truck.
This season, I forecast 30-40 bags only. Owing to shortages, the price of kasse (unprocessed) coffee is now at Shs5,200 from as low as a Shs3,000,” Ssali told Seeds of Gold.
From Bunyoro, a prominent farmer, Mr Wamala in Kibaale-Kagadi revealed that large hectares of stunted and wilted maize are being slashed away, burnt or fed to livestock.
“Forest encroachers have contributed to poor weather and micro-climate performance. Forest reserves of Kangombe, Kanaga, Muzizi and Rizaire have been degraded greatly affecting their ability to positively influence our micro-climate,” says Wamala, the chairman Kibaale Civil Society Network (KICSON).
“My own losses, he added, are 50-50 percent as I lost 25-acres of maize, out of 50 acres I planted.”

Unprecedented
The neighbouring Kakumiro, Kyenjojo, Hoima, Kyegegwa, Ntoroko and Mubende districts are affected the same way as Kibaale-Kagadi.
An official from the Water and Environment ministry, Paul Isabirye confirmed that Uganda has experienced poor first season rains.
This caused the poor agricultural performance being experienced, adding that while part of the dry season has been the normal annual occurrence, there are some particular cases of unprecedented early or late onset/absence of the rains.
“This scenario was caused by different low and high pressures in the southern hemisphere pulling away rain-bearing winds or pushing them much further beyond Uganda,” he explained.
A case in point, in late 2015, southern Africa experienced El Nino and later Lanina was in the oceans.

Rains diverted
Partly this year, the phenomenon pulled rains southwards from the region, then later high pressures pushed rain-bearing winds to the north.
Then some rain-bearing Monsoon winds from the Indian Ocean blowing towards East Africa, were diverted by high pressures and they shifted elsewhere.
“These activities partly contributed to the destabilisation of the seasons as experienced,” explains Isabirye, a climate change expert.
He relates the spell to already-predicted climate change impacts. Much of western and south-western regions are experiencing a dry spell too.

National concern
State minister for Agriculture, Christopher Kibanzanga confirmed that he has received similar reports.
“Indeed I’ve heard and personally experienced this phenomenon, which has wrecked havoc to the important first-season crop, across much of Uganda. In Rwenzori sub-region where I come from, farmers have mainly lost large acres of maize,” says Kibanzanga.
He adds he would like to get a comprehensive nationwide report from technocrats in his ministry to form a basis for policy-makers’ discussions on appropriate steps to take.
“It’s a matter of national concern,” he said.

To note

Climate and agricultural experts report the drought has affected Karamoja, Teso and lower Mt. Elgon (Bugisu and Sebei) in the east, a large part of Busoga, much of central region and parts of western region.
However, the mid-northern, near north and entire stretch of the Acholi and Lango sub-regions, there are less drought impacts, as the region had relatively better rains than the eastern, central and western regions.

editorial@ug.nationmedia.com

  

 

Emmotoka ya government eyaweebwa ssentebe efuuse ddundiro lya mbaata:

By Musasi wa Bukedde

 

Added 18th

 

 

November 2016

 

Kapyata ye motoka eyo mulembe eyaweebwa ssentebe efuuse ddundiro lya mbaata?

 

 

 

ABAWI b’omusolo mu disitulikiti y’e Buyende banyiivu olwa kapyata ya ssentebe wa LC5 eyagulibwa mu ssente z’emisolo (Local Revenue) ku bukadde 160 okukwama nga kati embaata mwe zibiikira.

Emmotoka eno ekika kya Ford nnamba LG 0176- 16 yagulibwa mu 2013 kati evundira ku Poliisi y’e Kidera okuva mu July w’omwaka guno. Yakwama ezzaayo Sipiika wa disitulikiti era Kansala w’abaliko obulemu, Charles Lwigo mu maka ge e Bukungu.

Kino kyava mu butakkaanya wakati wa ssentebe wa LC5, Robert Ziribasanga (mu katono) n’akulira abakozi, Frances Amulen, ng’emmotoka yeetaaga kutwalibwa Kampala ekolebwe kyokka kino ssentebe yakigaana ng’agamba nti ago malyansimbi, nti ne mu galagi z’e Kamuli kisoboka.

 

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Guno gwe musolo gavumenti ya Uganda gweyewaana omungi okukunganya ate oluvanyuma abakulembeze nga bano nebagwonona!

 
At least four people are reported to have died in Rakai district following Saturday afternoon’s earthquake that was felt in most areas within the Lake Victoria basin.

According to former Kakuuto MP Mathias Kasamba, the dead were residents of Kamuli village in Kibanda sub-county located less than 20kms from the northern Tanzania town of Nsunga, which has been named as the epicenter of the quake.

Over 200 houses were destroyed in Rakai

The US geological survey said the quake measured magnitude 5.7. While reports did indicate no fatalities in Tanzania, on the Ugandan side, there were fears of more casualties.

“We are still assessing the impact but I have confirmed that at least four lives have been lost at Kamuli. There is also an old woman who was hit by falling debris from a house at Kabonera in Kakuuto sub-county,” Kasamba told The Observer on Saturday.

The earthquake was felt in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Congo
and Ruanda

He said that about six people from Minziiro border township in Kyebe sub-county had been rushed to a local health facility with serious injuries.

“At least 10 houses have so far been recorded to caved in at Mayanja village. But the reports I am getting indicate more number of houses in the villages of Kakuuto, Katovu, Muzzi and Kyakawumuza were hit by rolling stones from Simba hill,” Kasamba added.

What is left of Kateera Police Station in Minziiro parish

“The most affected area is Kyebe sub-county, where about 78 houses collapsed at Minziiro and more 40 including a police post at Kannabulemu,” Kasamba said.

Many other houses developed cracks in the sub-county.

sadabkk@observer.ug

 

 

The cost of hydro-electricity in Uganda is too high. The IFC that owns the Bujagali power dam has been asked to reduce its profits for the sake of reducing poverty in the country.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7 2016

 

President Museveni yesterday met with a team of the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. Cheikh Oumar Seydi, the regional director Eastern and Southern Africa, led the group. 

KAMPALA.

President Museveni and a team from World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), have agreed to further discussions on the prospects of lowering the cost of power generated at Bujagali dam from the current $0.113 (Shs411) per unit to at least $0.05 (Shs182).

The resolution was reached yesterday during a meeting at State House in Entebbe between the President and a team led by IFC’s regional director for East and Southern Africa Cheikh Oumar, according to a statement posted on social media by senior presidential press secretary Don Wanyama. IFC is an arm of the World Bank Group that offers investment, advisory, and asset management services to encourage private sector development in developing countries.
“An array of issues was discussed but key being the cost of power from Bujagali that is priced at 11.3 US cents per unit. The President indicated that this price was exorbitant and was hampering the country's industrialisation drive,” the statement read in part.

Located on the River Nile near Jinja, the 25Omw dam is owned by Bujagali Energy Ltd (BEL), a special-purpose vehicle owned in turn by Industrial Promotion Services, which is part of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, and SG Bujagali Holdings, an affiliate of Sithe Global Power, LLC, part of Blackstone, the US-based private-equity fund. IFC was one of the key funders of the project.
The government holds a 4.63 per cent stake in BEL, which has a 30-year build-own-operate-transfer concession over the dam.
For several months now, since the dam was commissioned in 2012, President Museveni has repeatedly complained about the tariffs offered by BEL. In his State-of-the-Nation address for 2015 he said these exorbitant tariffs had distorted electricity prices in the country.

Power from the dam is currently more expensive compared to power generated from from Kiira and Nalubaale hydropower dams.
Recently, there has been corridor talk about the possibility of government buying the dam, however, senior officials in the ministry of Finance in a recent interview with this newspaper disowned the proposal.
Construction of the project was completed in July 2012 and began operations in October 2012. It consists of five 50MW turbines. The project cost estimate was revised from $530m (Shs1.9 trillion) to $900m (Shs3.3 trillion).

Pulezidenti Museveni alumirizza abantu babulijjo nti bebasanyawo entobazzi ze nsi Uganda:

By Ali Wasswa

 

Added 26th December 2016

 

PULEZIDENTI Yoweri Kaguta Museveni alabudde abasaanyawo entobazzi n’abalagira okukikomya kubanga be bavuddeko embeera y’obutonde okwonooneka. 

Museveni eyabadde ne mukyala we mu kkanisa y’e Kyamate e Ntungamo ku Ssekukkulu, yasabye Bannayuganda bonna okukuuma entobazzi n’ebibira kubanga bye bifuula Uganda ekkula lya Afrika.

 Yagambye nti kya nnaku okulaba ng’abantu beefunyiridde okusaanyawo obutonde bw’ensi. Yategeezezza nti entobazzi Katonda yazitonda zikole ng’ebyagi omuterekebwa emmere noolwekyo okuzisaanyawo kikyamu.

Wano kwe kutegeeza nti abeesenza mu ntobazzi agenda kwogera nabo baziveemu awatali kusika muguwa.

 

 Museveni ne mukyala we Janet Museveni mu kkanisa ya Kyamate COU ku Ssekukkulu.

 

Yasiimye abantu b’e Ntungamo olw’okulonda NRM mu bifo eby’enjawulo n’agamba nti kijja kumwanguyira okumanya ebizibu ebibaluma era abisalire amagezi.

 

Museveni yasuubizza okulwanyisa obwavu mu ggwanga lyonna n’akiggumiza nti kino ekisanja ‘hakuna mucezo’.

 

 

Yasuubizza okusomesa abantu okukolera mu bifo ebitono bye balina kyokka bafunemu ensimbi ezibaggya mu bwavu.

Yakubirizza abantu okukyusa engeri gye balima n’okulunda n’abasaba bettanire enkola ey’omulembe.

  

Muky. Museveni era nge ye Minisita w’ebyenjigiriza, yasabye abazadde okusibirira abaana baabwe ebyokulya nga bagenda ku ssomero kubanga omuyizi okusiiba enjala kimuleetera obutakwata bimusomesebwa mu kibiina era kikosa n’obwongo bwe.

 Yasabye abakulembeze b’eddiini n’aba disitulikiti okumukwatizaako okusomesa abazadde omugaso gw’okuwa abaana baabwe emmere. Yasabye abantu okulima emmere egumira embeera zonna omuli n’omusana, beegobeko enjala.
 
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Mbadde nti Uganda amakula eri wakati wa Africa, yesinga okuleeta ba (Sserwajja Okwoota)refugees abangi nga bambi badduka muntalo zino ezemundu ezinyumira Africa. Balina kusenga muntobazzi nga ne governmenti nensi nyingi nga nazo zibaddukirira! Era Abasenga mu ntobazzi, nabo bantu abaalina ewaabwe eyegombesa okubeera!

 

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