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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.

Audio Player
  

EKIKA NJOVU.


OMUZIRO:NJOVU


AKABBIRO

NVUBU.


OMUTAKA

MUKALO


OBUTAKA

KAMBUGU

Buliji.


ESSAZA

BUSIRO


OMUBALA

Esimbye amasanga, Nakate ajja.



EKIKA MBWA


OMUZIRO:MBWA


AKABBIRO

Kyuuma kye basiba mu Mbwa.


OMUTAKA

MUTASINGWA.


OBUTAKA

KIGGWA


ESSAZA

BUSUJJU.


OMUBALA

Goba Omukazi oleete Embwa.


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.

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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.

Ugandans in Europe have celebrated Martyrs day at Mapeera’s home

Ugandans and other London- based Africans

Ugandans and other London- based Africans that visited the White Fathers headquarters in London. COURTESY PHOTO 

3rd June, 2018
By Robert Mugagga

 

 

They may be a thousand miles away from motherland, Uganda but will not be left out. Some Ugandans and other Africans based in Europe will find it difficult to make it back home and join the rest of the world in celebrating the Uganda Martyrs Day on June 3 at Namugongo.

This is one reason they have decided to honour the man of God who brought Catholicism to Uganda in 1879, Fr Simeon Lourdel.
United in their association, named Lourdel Mapeera and Ugandan Martyrs (LOMUMA), Ugandans residing and working in Europe notably in the UK are to be joined by fellow Uganda martyrs admirers from Rwanda, Congo, Kenya, Malawi and Zambia, among other African countries in paying tribute to the French priest who is popularly known as Mapeera.

Ricardo Mulinda, a Ugandan residing in London, UK and the central propagator of LOMUMA, said they will celebrate the Ugandan Martyrs Day by visiting and holding Mass at Mapeera’s birth place at Dury in the Pas-de-Calais region of France.

“We cherish the great role played by Mapeera and fellow missionaries in the evangelisation of Uganda and other African countries. We have decided to honour them and this will be done annually on Uganda martyrs day,” Mulinda said.

According to Mulinda, the early Christian missionaries endured difficulties like the hostile African weather, language barrier, cruel tribal chiefs to bring Christianity to Uganda.

“By visiting Mapeera’s childhood home and interacting with his descendants we are demonstrating our appreciation for what these missionaries did for us by not only bringing the Catholic faith but by helping to build hospitals, schools in addition to civilizing the people of African,” he said.

Another Ugandan religious group in London, Christ The King Uganda Catholic Fraternity, has for many years been celebrating the arrival in Kigungu, Entebbe of Fr Mapeera and Brother Amans every February 17. This year the celebrations took place at the Our Lady of Assunpta parish, Bethnal Green.

At the same time the LOMUMA members made a pilgrimage to the UK headquarters of the missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) located at Little Easling lane in West London.
The Ugandans were joined by fellow Africans from DR Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, Zambia and Malawi to celebrate 139th anniversary of the Catholic faith in Uganda.

The main celebrant was Fr Terence Madden, the White Fathers UK provincial delegate.
He praised Fr Mapeera and colleagues for spearheading the teaching of Christianity in Africa despite encountering many hardships.

Mulinda remarked that travelling to the UK missionaries of Africa house was symbolically an act intended to commemorate the journey and arrival of Fr Mapeera and others to Uganda.

On behalf of Congolese faithful, Prof Noel Mbala, the LOMUMA Congolese coordinator, narrated the virtuous life of Mapeera and the wonderful work of the White Fathers which included fighting slave trade.

Prof Mbala urged Catholics to pray for the beatification and canonisation of Fr Mapeera and Brother Amans.
C. Sahogateta on behalf of the Rwandese community, commended the White Fathers, their founder Cardinal Charles Lavigerie and bishops Lavinhac and Jean-Joseph Hirth for the evangelisation work done all over Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

Ey'obugagga bya Ben Kiwanuka birugenze: Amaka g'e Kabusu bagasenze:

By Musasi wa Bukedde

 

Added 5th June 2018

 

Ey'obugagga bya Ben Kiwanuka birugenze: Amaka g'e Kabusu bagasenze

 

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Amaka ga Ben Kiwanuka ge baamenye.

 

EBYOBUGAGGA bya Ben Kiwanuka eyali Ssaabalamuzi wa Uganda era Pulezidenti wa DP, omuli ettaka, amaka ag’ebbeeyi e Lubaga, Masaka ne Kampala bamanerenda ababanja famire basuliridde kubitwala.

Bamanerenda baasoookedde ku maka amakulu era ag’ebyafaayo agabadde e Nalukolongo ku Musigula ne bagakoona ne gagwa ku ttaka oluvannyuma lw’omusika wa Ben Kiwanuka, Maurice Peter Kagimu Kiwanuka eyaliko Minisita era omubaka wa Palamenti akiikirira Bukomansimbi, okwewola ssente ne zimulema okusasula.

Bawannyondo ba kkooti baagenze n’ebimotoka biweetiiye ku Lwokutaano lwa wiiiki ewedde ne basenda amaka agabadde gapangisibwa ekibiina ky’amawanga amagatte ekivunaanyizibwa ku banoonyi b’obubudamo ekya UNCHR.

Ekyasinze okwewuunyisa be bawannyondo okumala ennaku bbiri, ku Lwokutaano ne ku Lwomukaaga nga basenda amaka ga Ben Kiwanuka nga tewali abakuba ku mukono era Kagimu Kiwanuka teyalinnyeewo kubaako ky’akolawo okubatangira.

Bwagenze okuziba ku Lwomukaaga ng’agabadde amaka ga Ben Kiwanuka kifuuse kyangaala era amalaalo ya muka Ben Kiwanuka, Maxencia Zalwango gaasigadde mu bbanga. Loodi Meeya Erias Lukwago ye yadduse n’ataasa ebintu bya Ben Kiwanuka eby’omugaso okuli ebiwandiiko, ebitabo n’emmotoka ye eyali yafuuka eky’obulambuzi.

Amaka gano agabadde ku bugazi bwa yiika nnamba n’omusobyo nga we wali n’amalaalo ga Nnamwandu wa Kiwanuka, Maxencia Zalwango Kiwanuka eyaziikibwawo mu 1992, gaasigadde mu bbanga ng’abantu batya nti abaasenze ennyumba nago bagenda kugasenda. Kagimu Kiwanuka bwe yatuukiriddwa eggulo yasoose kussa kikkowe oluvannyuma n’asaba omusasi ono okumukubirako mu ddakiika 40 kyokkabwe zaaweddeko n’amukubira teyazzeemu kukwata ssimu.

 malaalo ga mukyala wa en iwanuka exencia iwanuka agaasigadde mu bbanga Amalaalo ga mukyala wa Ben Kiwanuka, Mexencia Kiwanuka agaasigadde mu bbanga.

 

Kyokka ensonda zaategeezezza nti Kiwanuka yali yeewola ssente okuva owa Manerenda eyategeerekeseeko erya Mugabo era ssente zibadde zitutte ebbanga ddene nga we baasendedde amaka ng’ebbanja likunukkiriza mu kawumbi.

Atwala ebyokwerinda mu Zooni eno, Yoweri Yawe yagambye nti, tewali nkaayana yonna ku ttaka ly’omugenzi Ben Kiwanuka wabula Kagimu ye yasalawo okulitunda era bawannyondo baabatuukiridde nga tebannakoona nnyumba ne babalaga empapula ezibawa olukusa nga ntuufu. “Twabalagira okusenda ng’obudde misana era baatandise ku Lwokutaano ne bamaliriza ku Ssande nga tewali yavuddeyo kukaayana era tewaabaddewo wadde poliisi”, Yawe bwe yannyonnyodde. N’agamba nti aba famire ya Kiwanuka babadde tebabeera mu maka gano wabula nga bagapangisa abanoonyi b’obubudamo okuli bannansi ba Somalia ne Ethiopia.

EBYOBUGAGGA EBITUNDIDDWA

• Amaka ag’ebbeeyi e Kololo ku Wampeewo nga waaliyo amayumba ga mirundi ebiri okuli eyali ku Plot 5 ne 6 nga gano gombi gaatundibwa.

• Ettaka lya yiika 20 e Munyonyo lyatwalibwa.

• Big Ways mu Ndeeba. Eno yatwalibwa abantu ba mirundi ebiri oluvannyuma lw’okusingibwa mu bamanerenda.

• Amayumba amalala ga mirundi ena okuliraana Plan B nga wano we wali n’amaka Kagimu mwasula nago ebyapa byago tebakyabirina nga byasingibwayo. Engeri kagi mu gye ya funamu obuyinza ku bintu Abaana b’omugenzi Ben Kiwanuka okuli; Regina Kiwanuka (abeera London), Musoke Kiwanuka, KagBano baasalawo okukuba akalulu ku Kagimu ne Musoke akalulu ne kawangulwa Kagimu n’atwala obuyinza kubintu.

Amaban ja ga Kagi mu Mu kiseera we baamulondera, Kagimu Kiwanuka yali asoma bwafaaza wabula bwe yamala okusika n’alagirwa Kalidinaali omugenzi Emannuel Nsubuga obuteeyongerayo kumaliriza kubanga yali ayolekedde obuvunaanyizibwa bw’okuzimba ekika kye. Mu kiseera kino yali talina kyakola kwe kuyingira ebyobufuzi mu kibiina kya DP, kitaawe kye yakulemberako.

Ebyobufuzi byamuleetera okutandika okwewola ssente engeri gye yali talina mulimu nga talina waggya ssente kwe kutandika okugenda nga yeewola ku bamanerenda. Ssente zaawera okutuuka bwe baatandika okutwala ebintu bye.

BEN KIWANUKA Y’ANI

Amannya ge mu bujjuvu ye Benedicto Kagimu Mugumba Kiwanuka

• Yazaalibwa mu 1922 ku kyalo Kisabwa, Bukomansimbi. Kitaawe yali munnaddiini omukuukuutivu nga naye yali ayitibwa Kiwanuka

• Yasoma amateeka mu Pius XII University College Basutoland mu Lesotho okuva 1950 okutuuka 1952.

• Yeenyigira mu ssematalo owookubiri ng’ali mu kibiina kya African Pioneer Corps ekyamuleetera okukolerako mu mawanga omwali Kenya, Misiri ne Palestine era olutalo we lwaggweera ng’atuuse ku ddaala ly’amagye erya Ssaajenti Meeja n’agawummula.

• Bwe yamala okusoma yakomawo mu Uganda n’atandika okukola nga munnamateeka eyeekozesa okuva 1956 okutuuka mu 1959.

• Mu kulwanirira okufuna obwetwaze mwe mwava okutandikawo kw’ekibiina kya Democratic Party (DP) era Kiwanuka n’afuuka Pulezidenti waakyo mu 1958. Olw’okuba omuyivu mu by’amateeka kyamwanguyiza okuyingira ebyobufuzi n’afuuka munnabyabufuzi ow’amaanyi.

• Mu kalulu akaasooka okukubwa mu 1961, waaliwo ebibiina by’obufuzi bibiri DP ne UPC era DP kyafuna ababaka abasinga obungi mu lukiiko lwa Legco. Kiwanuka yalonda Gavumenti eyasookera ddala nga July 1, 1961.

• Nga March 1, 1962 Kiwanuka yafuulibwa sKatikkiro wa Uganda eyasooka.

 

 

 

 

 

Uganda’s oil sector is on the right economic track:

February 14, 2018

The sketch map of the Great Western Rift Valley in the middle of the African Continent 

The Uganda oil Installation well built in the Great Western natural Rift Valley of the Continent of Africa.

Kampala, Uganda: 

Susan Eckey is Norway’s ambassador and spoke to The Independent’s Ronald Musoke on the growing bilateral relations between the two countries.

Tell us about your impressions of Uganda since you arrived in 2015?

Uganda is my first posting as a bilateral ambassador. I am a career diplomat and I started my foreign service in 1991. I have brought family and friends here to see all the beauties of Uganda. I love it very much here. My biggest impression has been meeting and speaking with people around Uganda to get an idea of what life is like for Ugandans and I have found that very interesting.

How would you describe the current relations between Norway and Uganda?

 

Our bilateral relations are excellent. We opened our embassy here in 1996 but we had had relations with Uganda since the 1960s when young Norwegian Peace Corp volunteers came here and made life-long friends. Uganda is a well-known country (in Norway) and there are many families and private citizens who have friends and relations with their counterparts in Uganda. We cooperate very well at the United Nations and in the regional organizational frameworks. In terms of bilateral cooperation, we have supported Uganda in many sectors; especially in the energy sector, and also have engagements in human rights, good governance, democracy and women’s and girls’ rights. In terms of trade and investment, that too is increasing. We see more Norwegian companies, in particular those in the renewable energy field, looking for opportunities in Uganda. We have had several trade and investment delegations to Uganda over the past two years. We have a Norwegian company that has shown interest in exporting Ugandan coffee to Norway in an innovative way – by subscription. They want to have as much as possible of the value added here. Instead of just exporting the beans, they want to roast the beans here, package and market so Norwegians can pick the coffee in their mail boxes. There is also a company with Norwegian investors which provides sophisticated software to the financial sector in Uganda and in Norway.I am very much excited about all these commercial contacts.

How else have you been promoting trade between the two countries over the time you have been here?

In Norway, there is what we call the Nordic African Business Association (NABA) which gathers high level participants from Africa every October. This association is very active and they really try to promote Africa in the Nordic countries. I know that Uganda gets invited and Ambassador (Zaake Wanume) Kibedi who is based in Copenhagen is very active. In 2016, Hon. Peter Lokeris, the Minister of State for Energy represented Uganda as well as the State minister in charge of Kampala. This year the Minister for the Presidency was among the invited dignitaries. We have had trade and investment delegations come here in both 2016 and last year. But don’t forget that many more Norwegian companies come in just on private initiative. In Uganda, the Nordic Embassies (Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland) cooperate very well with the Nordic Business Association (NBA), composed of Nordic business interests.

It has been 25 years of Norway assisting Uganda develop its electricity sector. What have been some of the highlights of this cooperation?

We have been in Uganda’s energy sector contributing to the generation, transmission, distribution as well as the legal framework and technical cooperation. We have had Norwegian experts advising the Ugandan government in terms of the energy and petroleum and environmental laws. Norwegian companies, with or without Norwegian aid money, have assisted in the work on the Bujagali, Karuma projects and many other hydro power developments here in Uganda. We have financed quite a bit the renewable energy sector, including transmission and distribution, such as the Nkenda-Hoima line. Lines must not just go from one part of the country to the other, but also reach the people. This is of great need for Uganda so we hope that we will continue to cooperate with the government on those issues. I think that the bigger picture of this cooperation has been that the energy sector has been and remains a key priority for Uganda.

 

 

 

 

 

 'Put down those smartphones!' The Pope rebukes snap-happy Christians:

 

By AFP

 

Added 8th November 2017

 

Recently, Pope Francis warned that the death of face-to-face conversations could have dire consequences for society.

 

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Pope Francis took snap-happy bishops, priests and pilgrims to task on Wednesday, telling them mass was a time for prayer, not an opportunity to whip out camera phones.

"At a certain point the priest leading the ceremony says 'lift up our hearts'. He doesn't say 'lift up our mobile phones to take photographs'," he chastised those gathered in Saint Peter's square for his weekly audience.

"It's so sad when I'm celebrating mass here or inside the basilica and I see lots of phones held up -- not just by the faithful, but also by priests and bishops! Please!" 

The 80-year old Argentine pontiff is no stranger to the world of social media, boasting over 14 million followers on his English-language Twitter account alone, and often posing for selfies with enthusiastic young pilgrims.

But he has a conflicted relationship with mobiles.

In February he told youngsters to get off their cell phones during family meals, warning that the death of face-to-face conversations can have dire consequences for society, even resulting in wars.

He has called the internet, social media and text messages "a gift of God" if used wisely, but has also tried to persuade today's youth to swap their smartphones for pocket-sized bibles.

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This is a leader who knows very well that one can download the bible into the smartphone. If your eyes are closed in deep prayers, how do you manage to see the audience, photo taking your angelic face?

 

 

 

 

Retracing the footsteps of Catholic missionaries with colonial influence in the making in the ancestral Kingdom of Buganda:

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By NELSON WESONGA

Posted  Wednesday, November 25  2015 

 

IN SUMMARY

 

This year, the Catholic Church in Uganda celebrated 136 years of existence. There are many accounts of how this Christian faith found its way into the country.

 

On February 17, leaders and laity of the Catholic Church in Uganda congregated at Kigungu in Entebbe, Wakiso District, to commemorate 136 years since Catholic missionaries arrived in Buganda Kingdom.
The White Fathers missionaries comprising Fr Simon Lourdel and Brother Delman Amans docked at Kigungu following the journey from Tabora mission station through Lake Victoria.
They sought to meet Kabaka of Buganda, Muteesa I, to seek his permission to convert Baganda from paganism to Christianity.

Uganda was unborn
In his book The Evangelization of Uganda, Challenges and Strategies 2003, Fr Frederick Tusingire states that the February 24, 1878 papal decree entrusted the White Fathers with evangelising in the Victoria Nyanza Mission.
Fr Lourdel and Br Amans were two of the five Cardinal Charles Lavigerie, the Archbishop of Algiers and the Apostolic Delegate for the Sahara and Sudan, dispatched to Victoria Nyanza Mission.

The other missionaries were Livinhac, Girault and Barbot.
“The rest joined them on 25 June 1879 and thus the remarkable work of planting and nurturing the Catholic Church in Uganda started,” Tusingire, notes.
Lavigerie is credited with founding the White Fathers, now referred to as the Missionaries of Africa, in 1867.
According to Tusingire, two years earlier, Lavigerie had met Daniel Comboni in Paris where the latter shared his ‘plan for the regeneration of Africa’.

Lavigerie, like many Europeans then, believed that European Christians, and particularly French civilisation, was superior to that of other continents and religions.
“He was convinced Christianity had duty to bring civilisation to the pagan world of Africa. The Africans had to be evangelised in order to be saved from the fire of Hell,” Fr Tusingire writes.
When he got to Buganda, Lourdel wrote a letter to Alexander Mackay, one of the Protestant missionaries in Buganda.
He requested Mackay to help the White Fathers get audience with Kabaka Muteesa.

However, Mackay, aware of the White Fathers’ French roots, told the Kabaka the ‘French do not like kings at all’ and that they had even killed all their kings many years ago.
Mackay added that Catholics demand obedience to the Pope, their spiritual head.
He made these statements to discourage the Kabaka from meeting the Catholics whom Mackay saw as rivals of the Protestants.
The Kabaka consulted
The person he turned to was Toli who was teaching the Kabaka Arabic.

Toli had accompanied the Sultan of Zanzibar to France. So, Muteesa thought him competent to advise about French missionaries.
Toli advised the Kabaka to ignore Mackay. And the Kabaka did.
The Mackay group then turned to blackmail; they told the Kabaka that if he did not send Catholics out of Buganda, Britain would stop protecting him from his northern enemies.
Tusingire notes, “This was counterproductive for the Protestant[s]. It in fact caused the king to doubt their reliability and pushed him to befriend the Catholics.”

It was a godsend to the Catholics
As the book points out, Lavigerie had earlier told the pioneer White Fathers to always aim at winning over the local leaders.
“Much depends upon gaining the goodwill of the native princes…if only one chief is brought over to the side of the Christians, more good results will accrue to the mission than if a hundred ordinary natives had been converted.”
In case, they couldn’t win over the king, they were to target the king’s mother since any influence on either of the two ‘was bound to influence the subjects’.
But even before the Protestant-Catholic wars, the Muslims, who were in Buganda earlier than the Christians, went to war with the Catholics.

The Muslims, who had for long focused on getting slaves to sell to Arab traders, now realised the Catholics, who were against slave trade, were winning over converts.
Two years later, the Muslims fought, and defeated, the Catholics, forcing them to flee from the king’s court to elsewhere.
In 1890, the Protestants and the Catholics united to fight the Muslims, and defeated them.
With the Muslims defeated, the Protestants turned their attention and guns on the Catholics.

In 1892, war broke out
The Protestants’ firepower eventually won them the day, and occasioned the flight of Catholics, many to Buddu.
The French White Fathers then requested the British Mill Hill Missionaries to evangelise the British protectorate.
According to Kevin Ward’s A History of Christianity in Uganda, the Catholics decided to eschew politics to concentrate on their religious tasks. “This allowed them to evangelise freely throughout the country, whatever the denomination of the local ruler or chief,” Ward notes.
To “soften” the natives, the missionaries taught them how to read and write and provided health services.

“Western education and culture quickly made their presence felt, making it easier for Ugandans to embrace certain aspects of the Christians teaching,” Tusingire notes.
Once a Christian community was nurtured, the missionaries went on with the construction of church structures.
Unlike the Muslims who antagonised the natives, Catholics often pointed out the concepts common to them and the traditional religions.
They took up words like Katonda and Ruhanga, the Luganda and Ankole words for God.

The differences
Still, the natives found it hard to stop respecting their ancestors, wife inheritance and polygamy, which the Catholics said were against Christian principles.
To the natives, Tusingire adds, there was no distinction between religion and culture.
In 1894, the Victoria Vicariate, which covered Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania and then Zaire was divided into three.
The southern part was named South Nyanza Vicariate. The northeastern part was named the Upper Nile Vicariate. The other was the North Nyanza Vicariate.
The Mill Hill Missionaries were entrusted with the Upper Nile Vicariate and the White Fathers the North Nyanza Vicariate which was was renamed Uganda Vicariate in 1915.
In 1910, the Comboni Missionaries were put in charge of northern Uganda.

More changes followed in 1934, with the Rwenzori Vicariate being carved out of Uganda Vicariate.
In 1939, Masaka Vicariate was hived off Uganda Vicariate.
And in 1953, all vicariates became dioceses, something Tusingire says, marked an epoch in the Ugandan church’s history. It symbolised the establishment of the church hierarchy that was believed to be mature to determine its own affairs.
It is the same year that the Archdiocese of Rubaga was created.
In 1958, the Holy Cross Fathers took over the evangelisation of western Uganda.
The Rwenzori Diocese was later split into three: Hoima, Kasese and Fort Portal dioceses.

How the catholic church in Uganda has changed over the years

According to information on the Uganda Episcopal Conference Website, the Catholic hierarchy in Uganda was established on March 25, 1953 and the Vicariates of Uganda became the dioceses of Uganda.
Rubaga became an Archdiocese with 5 suffragan dioceses namely Gulu, Masaka, Kampala, Mbarara and Tororo.
The first Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Rubaga was Archbishop Louis Joseph Cabana (1947-1960) who died in retirement in 1981.
He was succeeded by Archbishop Dr. Joseph Kiwanuka (1960-1965).

On August 5, 1966, the Holy See joined together a section of the Diocese of Kampala and the Archdiocese of Rubaga to create the Archdiocese of Kampala.
It was covering most parts of Central Uganda.
Emmanuel K. Nsubuga (later Cardinal) was consecrated on 30 October 30, 1966 to become the first Ordinary of the newly created Archdiocese of Kampala.
He was elevated to the rank of Cardinal on May 24, 1976.
He retired on Feb 8, 1990 and died on April 20, 1991. His Eminence Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala was succeeded him (1990-2006).

In 1999, Uganda reverted to ecclesiastical provinces and the Gulu, Mbarara and Tororo were elevated to archdioceses – putting them at the same level as Kampala.
Gulu, like all the territories along the Nile Valley, belonged to the Apostolic Vicariate of Central Africa created in 1846, and which had been suspended because of too many deaths of missionaries; Fr. Daniel Comboni had been there for a while, up to Holy Cross, North of Juba and Gondokoro.
On March 15, 1996 Pope Paul II elected John B. Odama the first Bishop of the newly created diocese of Nebbi and on May 26, 1996 he was consecrated at Nebbi Cathedral as Bishop by His Eminence Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala.

The Holy Father, on the Jan 30, 1999 appointed Bishop John Baptist Odama as the first archbishop of the newly created Archdiocese of Gulu with Arua, Nebbi and Lira as Suffragan Diocese. He was installed as first Metropolitan Archbishop of Gulu on 10th April 1999. Soon after his installation as the Bishop ordinary of the newly created Archdiocese of Gulu, John Baptist Odama, in the year 2000 divided the Archdiocese into two vicariates.

The Story of the Archdiocese of Tororo is closely linked with the development of the Vicariate of the Upper Nile. This Vicariate was established by Pope Leo XIII in 1894 and entrusted to the Mill Hill Missionaries. It comprised the area stretching from St Peter’s Church, Nsambya (Uganda) to St. Patrick’s Church, Naivasha, (Kenya).

Its subsequent history can be looked at in four phases. The first phase (1896-1924) saw the building of mission stations in East Buganda, Busoga, Bukedi, Bugisu and Teso. The second phase (1925-1950) was marked by the creation of the Vicariate of Kavirondo (later Kisumu) in 1925, thus cutting off the Kenyan portion of the Vicariate.
Beginning in the 1930s, there was an increase in the number of people asking for Baptism, to which the Mill Hill Missionaries responded by sending more priests and brothers and doubling the number of parishes.
The Ordinary, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Obbo, AJ was born in Nagongera Parish in Tororo (Archdiocese of Tororo) on 7th Oct. 1952.

He was ordained priest of the Congregation of the Apostles of Jesus (AJ) on 13th Dec. 1986 in Nagongera Parish. He was appointed second Bishop of Soroti Catholic Diocese on June 27, 2007.
He was ordained Bishop and installed as the second Ordinary of Soroti Catholic Diocese on October 6, 2007. He is the Apostolic administrator of Soroti.
The Holy Father accepted the resignation of Archbishop Denis Kiwanuka of Tororo, and appointed him the new Archbishop of Tororo. The installation of the new Archbishop of Tororo took place in March 2015 at Uganda Martyrs Cathedral - Nyangole, in Tororo.

On January 30, 1999, Mbarara was elevated to an archdiocese and Metropolitan See of the Western Uganda Ecclesiastical Province, with Paul Bakyenga as its first archbishop. The installation ceremony of Archbishop Paul K. Bakyenga took place on July 11, 1999. Mbarara Archdiocese shares borders with Fort Portal and Kasese Dioceses in the north, Bukoba Diocese, Tanzania in the south, Masaka Diocese in the east and Kabale Diocese in the west.
Bakyenga was appointed Bishop Co-adjutor of Mbarara March 6, 1989. He was ordained bishop on June 24, 1989 and succeeded Bishop of Mbarara Diocese on November 23, 1991. On January 2, 1999 He was Appointed Archbishop of Mbarara (former Rwenzori Vicariate comprising the dioceses of Kabale, Kasese, Fort-Portal, Hoima and Mbarara).

nwesonga@ug.nationmedia.com

 

 
The Namugongo Anglican shrine

In a historic ceremony, the archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, will tomorrow (Saturday 28) lead Anglican Church leaders to welcome Pope Francis to the Nakiyanja Anglican shrine of the Uganda martyrs in Namugongo.

All the martyrs, save for Charles Lwanga, were killed at the site of the Anglican shrine, where the pope will briefly pray for the crowd assembled. He will then head to the Catholic shrine, where he will celebrate a commemorative mass.

The head of the Catholic Church in the world is expected in the country at 4:30pm today.

Ntagali told journalists on Wednesday that Anglican Church leaders would be expected at the shrine by 7am before the start of the official programme at 8am.

“We are expectant of many things from Pope Francis, who is clearly a man of the people. We expect him to meet, pray for and encourage thousands of youths and also pray for the needy,” Ntagali told a press conference at Namirembe.

Cleaning Namugongo road ahead of the papal visit

The archbishop was unveiling a major youth initiative dubbed, ‘Provincial Annual Youth and Students Convention’ shortened as PAYSCO. It will take place between December 9 and 14 at Mengo senior school.

Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu said that by visiting the Anglican shrine, Pope Francis will demonstrate the spirit of ecumenism, the promotion of unity among world churches.

Security personnel deployed in Namugongo. Photos: Nicholas Bamulanzeki

The pope is here to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the canonisation of the Uganda martyrs. His visit to Uganda is the third papal visit after Pope Paul VI who visited the country in 1969 and Pope John Paul II in 1993.  He will leave the country for Bangui in Central African Republic on November 29.

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