BAZUUKULU BA BUGANDA RADIO INTERNET.COM 88.8/89.2

OMUZIRO:NGEYE


AKABBIRO

KKUNGUVVU OR

EMMUNYUNGU


OMUTAKA

KASUJJA NKALYESIIWA


OBUTAKA

BUSUJJU


ESSAZA

BUSIRO


OMUBALA

Tatuula asuulumba busuuluumbi


Tewali nsonga eneetulemesa kumaliriza Masiro - Katikkiro
Feb 02, 2015
Bya DICKSON KULUMBA

KATIKKIRO Charles Peter Mayiga agambye nti okusoomoo

zebwa kwayolekedde kwe kutaasa Bassekabaka abagalamidde mu Masiro e Kasubi omusana mu kiseera kino ogubookya ate n’okuteeka ekifo kino ku mutindo gw’ensi yonna.

Yazzeemu okuwera ng’Amasiro gano bwe galina okuggwa mu mbeera yonna n’agamba nti, “Nziramu okuwera nti tewali nsonga egenda kutulemesa kumaliriza mulimu guno. Enkuba ketonye, kibuyaga kaakunte, omusana ka gwake, tulina okumaliriza amasiro.”

Bino Katikkiro yabyogedde bwe yabadde alambuza Obuganda omulimu ogukolebwa ku Masiro e Kasubi eggulo ku Ssande n’asiima bonna abali ku mulimu era n’agamba nti omulimu guno gulina okutambuzibwa okusinziira mu mitendera.

Ssentebe w’olukiiko oluvunaanyizibwa ku kuzzaawo Amasiro, Al- Haji Kaddu Kiberu yategeezezza ng’okutusibwa kwa langi ebadde emaze ebbanga eddene ng’erindirirwa bwe kiguddewo essula empya mu kuzzaawo Amasiro gano.


Kaddu yagambye nti “ Essa kwe tutuuse, omulimu guno gusigadde mu mikono gy’abantu babiri ate bonna nga bataka; Kasujja ne Muteesasira era mubadde mugamba nti tubadde tutambudde mpola naye nange ngenda kubakanda ebyetaagisa ebirala okuli essubi, emmuli, amavuvume n’ebirala.

Omutaka Muteesasira Tendo Keeya yagambye nti ttiimu ye ey’Abagirinya yamaze dda okugitendeka era yeetegese okutandika omulimu gw’okulasa akasolya k’enju Muzibu Azala Mpanga ate n’oluvannyuma akwase Wabulakayole ( Omusige okuva ewa Kasujja), omulimu gw’okusereka.

“ Omulimu oguddako muzito era muzibu. Mu mbeera eno gugenda kutambula mpola kubanga eby’obuwangwa tebikubibwamu mavuunya n’olwekyo tulina okugendera mu mitendera,” Omumyuka owookubiri owa Katikkiro era Minisita w’obulambuzi, obuwangwa n’ennono Haji Muhamood Sekimpi bwe yagambye.

Langi ebadde erindiriddwa okuva e Girimani yatuusibwa wiiki ewedde nga kwajjirako omukugu era nga gulondoolwa aba kkampuni ya langi Peacock ng’olunaku lw’eggulo ( Ssande) baalaze abantu abaabadde e Kasubi engeri langi eno eyatereddwaako gy’egenda okutaasaamu Amasiro.

Allan Kibirige ku lwa Peacock yannyonnyodde nti, “ Langi eno eyamba okutaasa omuliro ne gutasanyawo Masiro okumala essaawa bbiri ng’abazinyamwoto bwe bajja. Mu ngeri

y’emu egenda kuyamba okuwangaaza enju eno.


Omuwanika w’olukiiko lw’Amasiro, Gaster Lule Ntakke yalangiridde ensimbi 5,019,700/- nga ku zino Pius Mugalaasi n’omutuba gwa Katulami e Kisunku mu ssiga lya Jjumba mu kika ky’enkima gwakulembera yaleeseeko obukadde buna. Ntakke yagambye nti ensimbi zino zigenda kusigala Kasubi okukola ku nsonga ez’enjawulo okuli amasannyalaze n’amazzi agatawaanya abagasulamu.

Uganda Senior Police officers are facing eviction from Buganda State Police Barracks:


By Simon Ssekidde

Added 31st May 2016

Currently Mpigi Central Police station is faced with the challenge of housing


Officers at Mpigi Police Station gear up for deployment recently. (Senior officers have been told to leave the barracks).

Senior Police officers at Mpigi Central Police Station have been asked to vacate houses in the police barracks and rent rooms outside the barracks.

In the letter dated 23rd May 2016, authored by the District Police Commander, Ahmad Kimera Sseguya, he directed all officers from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and above to immediately vacate the houses where they are currently staying.

According to Kimera, all officers from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police and above are not allowed to sleep in the police barracks because they receive housing allowance in their salary every month.

“We have junior officers who are renting outside the barracks yet they are supposed to sleep inside the Police barracks, these senior officers are supposed to sleep outside the barracks and not inside because their housing allowances are consolidated in the salary” Kimera said.

Currently there are nine Senior Police officers sleeping in houses inside the barracks at Mpigi Central Police station who are facing eviction according to Kimera.

Kimera added that Cadet Officers are however excused because they are not yet confirmed ASPs and therefore they do not receive housing allowances.

Currently, the station is faced with the challenge of housing.

One of the officers who is facing eviction but preferred enormity, said the directive came at a time when they have no money to rent rooms outside the barracks and that they are expensive which they cannot afford now.

“We cannot afford to rent rooms outside the barracks now because they are expensive, we are still looking for money to take our children to school and they are now asking us to leave the barracks” he said.

'Paasita' eyeeyita Yesu bamugga-lidde: Agaana abagoberezi be emmere enfumbe, okugenda mu ddwaaliro, n'okusoma

By Musasi wa Bukedde

Added 1st July 2016

POLIISI mu disitulikiti y’e Nakaseke ekutte ab’enzikiriza egaana abantu okulya emmere enfumbe, okugenda mu malwaliro n’okutwala abaana ku ssomero abaabadde bakubye olukuhhaana okusaasaanya enjiri yaabwe

Emu ku makanisa amanji agagoberera ISA MASIYA mu nsi Buganda.

POLIISI mu disitulikiti y’e Nakaseke ekutte ab’enzikiriza egaana abantu okulya emmere enfumbe, okugenda mu malwaliro n’okutwala abaana ku ssomero abaabadde bakubye olukuhhaana okusaasaanya enjiri yaabwe.

Baakwatiddwa ku kyalo Tongo mu ggombolola y’e Kapeeka mu disitulikiti y’e Nakaseke.

Omwogezi wa poliisi mu kitundu kya Savana, Lameka Kigozi yategeezezza nti abaakwatiddwa baggaliddwa ku poliisi e Kiwoko ne mukama waabwe Emmanuel Semakula 35, ng’ono yeeyita ISA MASIYA era agamba nti agaba n’emikisa.

Nb

Ensi Buganda ejjudde nyo eddini. Ono naye agenda kwefunira linya LYA SADAAKA (ekiweebwayo) MU DDINI ENO EYA TONDA nga Baganda banaffe wano e Namugongo bwebajjukirwa okukamala.


OKUTAMBULA MUNSI BUGANDA, KAMPALA

Posted on 24th June, 2016

Six months since Kampala's pilot train service launched, JONATHAN KAMOGA finds that it just may be proving doubting Thomases wrong.

Musa Kiguli was tired of paying high taxi fares, only to end up in sickening, time-consuming traffic jams; and on December 7, 2015, he had a chance to try something different.

“This was like a turning point for me; as soon as the train started operating, I made a decision to use it to and from work every day,” says the clinical officer who lives in Seeta and works in Kampala.

Kiguli’s decision won him both praise and favours from his bosses, who were happy with his sudden respect for punctuality. I am talking to Kiguli at 6:30am on a cold Wednesday morning, just outside the main building of Namanve train station waiting to board the first train that leaves for Kampala at exactly 7:00am.

A morning train arrives at Kireka

The five-coach train is parked a few metres away, with technicians pulling plugs and tightening bolts. About 20 other passengers are waiting near the ticket office while others are buying their tickets.

About ten minutes later, we are in one of the coaches; Kiguli, who constantly glances at his watch, sits next to me on my right. In a coach meant for 200 passengers, we are about 150. With all the seats taken, some people have to stand.

“I have managed to save a lot on transport, taxis are expensive. At least I can save about Shs 2,000 a day when I use the train,” Kiguli says.

He tells me about the corporate types he finds on the train. These, mostly from Mukono, drive to Namanve each morning, park their vehicles somewhere, and jump onto the train.

“Most people think that using this train is for only poor people but I tell you we move with lawyers, civil servants and other big people,” Kiguli says as the train sets off for Kampala.

Our first stop is at Namboole stadium at 7:10am; a few people dash off as a few more jump on – all within barely 60 seconds – before we set off again. Six minutes later, we stop in Kireka, again for one minute.

“We are going to be in Kampala just in 45 minutes unlike the people who are using the taxis; they have to meet traffic jam and of course they will be delayed,”Kiguli tells me, “Since I have to be at work by 8:30am, I think the best means to help me be there on time is this train.”

Not that it’s all smooth sailing. Kiguli, for instance, hates survival-for-the-fittest commotion as passengers push and shove to enter the train.

“My wife was injured the first time she used the train, the steps of the coaches are of a rare form and are dangerous,” Kiguli says.

As a first-time train passenger, I am nervous. With each bend the train makes, my heart skips a beat. The breeze sweeping in through the open windows joins efforts with the three ceiling fans to make it feel rather cold. I am not the only first-timer here. Seated opposite me is Gertrude Nabukenya, fresh from university heading to town for a job interview at exactly 8:00am.

“I am sure I will be there on time, unlike if I used a taxi. I was afraid of using the train all along and I must admit I am still a little scared.” She says.

Children struggle to get onto the evening train

Two brief stops at Nakawa and Makerere University Business School by 7:35am see a few more people off the train as we continue to Kampala train station. At 7:48am, our arrival at the station is announced by the continuous hooting of the train. Within five minutes, all the coaches, with combined capacity of 100 passengers, are empty as passengers hurriedly walk out to get on with the day’s business.

The train will stay here until 5:30pm, when it makes its second journey back to Namanve.

 

EXPERIMENT

This one-year pilot study train service is run by Uganda Railways Corporation and Rift Valley Railways in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority. Mr Brian Lugwire, the project manager at Uganda Railways, attributes the increasing passenger numbers to intensive marketing – and presumably a good job by its staff of 20 train attendants and cashiers.

“We got a marketing consultant firm on board that did most of the adverts and maybe our own people who have marketed it,” Lugwire says.

He adds that they are receiving passengers from different spheres of life and, therefore, are working on providing means suitable for all.

“We are in talks with Namboole stadium management to help us provide parking space for our clients who need to park their cars and use the train. We have written to them and we await their reply,” he says.

 

SECOND SHIFT

At 5:00pm, I am at Kampala train station to catch the train back to Namanve. Lugwire says this second trip mostly carries middle-class people leaving work. It is not as packed as the morning one, but the numbers are good. Most passengers get seats, although a few are standing as we leave at 5:30pm.

At the defined stopovers, a few get off as others get on. It is a quiet and relatively-smooth ride to Namanve, unlike the bumpy and tense morning shift. A few passengers order drinks like sodas and water on the train, and there is a toilet on board. We reach Namanve at 6:18pm, two minutes after the scheduled arrival time.

After a few minutes of clearing the cabins and switching engines, we are on our way back to Kampala to pick those waiting to take the last shift that leaves at 7:50pm. At the Kampala station, hundreds are waiting for the train: men, women, boys and girls. Some are on the metallic seats in the waiting area. Others are standing by the track, train tickets in hands .

Christine Nakkazi, a 26-year-old hairdresser, is sitting with her mother Stella Atenyi. Both are from work at their family salon in Kisenyi and are heading home to Mukono.

“I really hate the fact that the train station is very far away from the city centre,” Nakkazi tells me. “You have to walk all the way from Kisenyi to here if you do not have money for a boda boda.”

Her mother suggests that life would have been much easier if a passenger spot was fixed in the very heart of Kampala city beyond the train station to help passengers avoid boda boda costs or the long walks to the station.

“It would be even much better if the train goes past Namanve to Mukono,” the old woman says “Most of us who use it daily come from that side,”.

However Lugwire says this is just a pilot study and they are weighting both the positives and the negatives to evaluate it at the end of the one year.

“The marketing firm we hired is also responsible for collecting complaints of the customers so we can work on them after the pilot study,” he says.

As usual, the struggle to get a seat starts as soon as the train arrives. The merciless pushing at the entrance doesn’t spare me this time. Without any journalistic immunity, I instinctively push a few bodies aside – who push back.

“All of us are going to enter, I don’t see the reason why you people should push yourselves,” a female voice behind me shouts.

“Yes all of us will enter but some of us will be seated while others are standing,” says a voice from inside, its owner probably already seated .

Passengers in the 5.30pm train at the Kampala station

 

By the time I get in, all the seats are taken. I have to stand all the way. Having been on all the shifts in the day, the last one is undoubtedly my best. From the look of things, it carries the biggest number of people in the day. A quick head count in my coach suggests we are at least 180 talkative passengers.

Uganda Cranes, Besigye and Museveni dominate conversations, while the quiet passengers lock their tired faces to their mobile phone screens. It is 7:40pm and we have been in the stationary train for 30 minutes now. Many passengers complain because we are not setting off. Others standing with me are already getting tired.

On my right is Justus Okello, a 65-year-old Luweero war veteran, who can’t get anyone to offer him a seat.

“I am from hospital. See, here are my malaria drugs,” Okello says, showing me a white paper bag containing various tablets.

Looking around, I see a wall notice about seats reserved for pregnant women and old people. I approach the young man sitting directly below the notice and explain Okello’s situation and why he needs to give up his seat for the old man.

“Who told him to come in late? Let him stand,” the boy replies.

Just then, at 7:58pm, the train hoots, and we crawl out of the station.

“Is this the speed at which this thing travels?” a woman asked her neighbour who answers jokingly in the affirmative. However a few seconds later, the train gains speed, making the usual stopovers.

Strangely, I feel quietly proud each time the train crosses the road with vehicles stuck in traffic. Quite many passengers alight at Namboole, giving me a seat next to two girls in their senior six vacation. Mariam and Jamillah Ahmed are going to Namanve and have never used the train before but the events of the day forced the sisters to.

“We dropped our money in town, luckily enough we remained with Shs 3,000,” Mariam says. “Because the taxis  were asking for Shs.2,500 from each of us, we decided to use the cheaper train.”

They are surprised that many people use the train which they have always ignored. At 8:40pm, the train, nearly empty, grinds to a halt at Namanve, where it will stay till tomorrow morning. As I walk down a dark road to the Kampala-Jinja highway to pick a taxi home, my mind flashes back to last December.

Not many gave the train a chance when it launched. Indeed, many people still think no one uses the train in Kampala. But today, from clinical officer Musa Kiguli who braves the morning cold, hospital patient Justus Okello, to desperate sisters Mariam and Jamillah, I have travelled with happy train users. For helping them to save time and money, and avoid stressful traffic jams, this train is a blessing.

 

Nb

These African city commuters seem glad that the NRM leadership is steering their destiny to greater heights of technology. One reckons such transport was on during the 1950s and 60s when M7 was a mere shoolboy looking after cattle for his Step father!

Make A Comment

Characters left: 5000

Comments (0)

89.2