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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.

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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.

In Uganda, the Social media tax demonstrators who have been imprisoned have again been granted conditional bail:

24 July, 2018

Written by Nicholas Bamulanzeki

Four suspects arrested for holding a demonstration against social media tax and mobile money tax in the city centre have today been granted by Buganda Road Court. 

Fred Nyanzi Sentamu, David Lule Ssebufu Edward & Julius Katongole granted Shs 1m cash and Shs 10m non-cash for their securities & barred from holding any demonstration by Grade One magistrate Esther Nahirya until August 24 when their case comes up for mention.

The suspects in court today

It is alleged that the suspects on July 11, 2018 held an unlawful assembly in the city centre to demonstrate against the Shs 200/daily levy on social media usage and 1% charge on all mobile money transactions.

Government has since maintained the social media tax but proposed a revision of mobile money tax from 1% to 0.5% on withdrawals following public outcry against the new taxes that came into effect on July 1, 2018. 

 

Several internet users have avoided paying the social media tax by using virtual private networks (VPN) while mobile money agents have reported a significant drop in the number of transactions carried out.

Telecommunication companies have also reportedly registered a drop in revenues since the introduction of the new taxes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Uganda, there is a dilemma of being a government spy, as well as working in the newsrooms:

The late Teddy Seezi Cheeye and Charles Etukuri

 

 

March 18, 2018

 

Written by URN

 

 

More than a month after Charles Etukuri, a senior journalist at the Vision Group, was allegedly kidnapped and held incommunicado for a week, there is still debate about the conduct of journalists when covering security agencies.
 
Etukuri, a crime reporter with New Vision, was on February 13 picked up by what he later said were operatives of the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) at the Vision Group's office on First Street, Industrial Area.

 

Charles Etukuri  (L) at the New Vision upon release by ISO. The journalist has been accused of spying for the state

 

The arrest came after Etukuri had written a story about the death of foreign nationals in Kampala, in which the police was laying blame on ISO's doorsteps. Two foreign nationals, Sebastien Andreas from Sweden and Terasvouri Toumas from Finland had been found dead in their respective rooms in two different top Kampala hotels. 

 

Upon his release, a week later, Etukuri said he had been held by ISO in a safe house in Kyengera, a suburb in Kampala.  His release came shortly after court issued an order directing ISO director Col Fred Kaka Bagyenda to produce Etukuri dead or alive. Etukuri was dropped at New Vision, the same place he was kidnapped from.
 
Etukuri was later quoted as saying; "They believed I was deeply involved in the matter and that I had closely worked with the killers. That I knew much more than what I had written." 
 
As journalists, civil society and politicians discussed Etukuri's arrest, however, the debate kept touching on his personal character. Some said he was combining his work as a journalist with some "covert" activities as a state spy.

 

Some even suggested Etukuri was spying on fellow journalists. Nevertheless, a last minute call by the media and human rights activists led to Etukuri's freedom, as many journalists wrote "today Etukuri, tomorrow somebody else".
 
Journalist and researcher Angello Izama posted on the Uganda Journalists Facebook page questioning whether Etukuri's personal record should matter to the question of how he was being treated and whether journalists should only defend those they like or trust among others.
 
Julie Nabwire, another senior journalist said she was concerned about Etukuri's whereabouts.

 

"He may have been misguided at some point in his career but let those serve as a lesson to all those in active journalism. Some sources cannot be your friends and make you put colleagues at risk! Do your work not their work," she argued.
 
Taddewo William Senyonyi said no matter the accusations against Etukuri, he stood with him.

 

"I am not saying he is clean, but we share a lot when it comes to farming and development related stories. He should really be produced in court and the law given a chance to take its course".
 
Joe Elunya, also a journalist who once worked with Uganda Radio Network, raised serious ethical questions.

 

"To what extent must a journalist relate with the source? It's a serious ethical question that shouldn't be swept under the carpet. Oftentimes I see journalists including those on this forum relating with sources to the extent that it crosses the ethical line," he said.
 
In the journalism circles, there's been information that Etukuri managed social media accounts for the recently sacked police chief Gen Kale Kayihura and other top government officials. This is after he once posted, and immediately removed, what appeared to be Kayihura's speech in the first person narration on his Facebook wall, something that made many suspect he was Kayihura's account operator.
 
Cover blown
 
Just a day after Etukuri was arrested, a former Vision Group journalist, Fortunate Ahimbisibwe, published a long post on his Facebook wall explaining that he is the one who recruited Etukuri into state intelligence work as a spy. 

 

Ahimbisibwe, who appears to have since fallen out with the government, argued that he and Etukuri were living double lives as an extra source of income.
 
"I started carrying out some 'assignments' for some of Uganda's intelligence agencies. I was young and naïve, I look back and say, some of this, I shouldn't have done," Ahimbisibwe said.
 
He said it is on one of his assignments that he recruited Etukuri for a highly sensitive job, which would also be his first assignment. The assignment involved capturing an army dissident.

 

In 2008, Andrew Mwenda, the CEO of The Independent news magazine, accused Etukuri of spying on fellow journalists and working with the state security agencies to have an army deserter, a one Private Masaba, arrested. It is not clear whether this is the mission Ahimbisibwe alluded to in his narrative.
 
However, it is not only Etukuri and Ahimbisibwe who have been said to have links with the intelligence. Reverend Captain Isaac Bakka, a veteran soldier and journalist attached to Bornfree Technologies Network (BTN), a television broadcaster based in Arua district, went missing on October 9, 2017. 
 
He was produced in Luzira Maximum Prison on February 14, secretly charged with treason, and misprision of treason and remanded.  The details of Bakka's case remain concealed to-date. Just like in the Etukuri case, both the police and ISO denied knowledge of his whereabouts.
 
It is not uncommon for journalists or the media to raise concern about spies in the newsrooms. Charles Odoobo Bichachi, the executive editor of Daily Monitor says espionage is a big challenge in the newsrooms.
 
Bichachi recalls an incident in 2008 about government safe houses.
 
"I encountered it very closely for the first time some 10 years ago when we were working on a project about people who escaped from safe houses. We were trying to locate the safe houses and also tell the story of what the escapees went through. And one of our journalists went and tipped the security, they wanted our recordings, they raided our offices at The Independent, I was the editor and we were charged with possessing seditious material," Bichachi recalls.

 

Bichachi was arrested together with Independent magazine proprietor Andrew Mwenda and journalist John Njoroge. Bichachi says spies in newsrooms is something very undesirable and unfortunate but it is something that happens. 
 
"Sometimes we are in the newsrooms and we are discussing story angles, and someone calls you telling you about what you are discussing and what you shouldn't do. Sometimes editors are told you said this about this story, so obviously somebody internally has leaked the information," he laments.
 
Bichachi explains the dilemma newsrooms find themselves in: "What happens is that they will push those stories that favour certain people, and not put those stories through the rigorous checks. Or sometimes you will find that a journalist who is working for an agency or an individual, will not do the story; they will say there was no story when they were assigned, so you get that the story is everywhere but your journalists can't find it."
 
According to Bichachi, such journalists should not be entertained in newsrooms.
 
Vision stands with Etukuri
 
The New Vision maintains that by being close to security agencies as alleged by some, Etukuri was only performing his daily journalism duties. In an Interview with URN, New Vision news editor John Kakande said their major concern is whether their journalist is able to bring in the story.
 
Kakande says as far as ethics are concerned, Etukuri's stories do not raise any concerns, adding that he used his contacts and position to get vital information. On information that the reporter also has been working as a spy, as Ahimbisiwe revealed, Kakande said all those are unfounded allegations.
 
Asked if they have taken interest in the matter, he said The New Vision has hundreds of journalists and they cannot start investigating all rumours against all journalists.
 
"If Charles was or is close to Kale [Kayihura] or not is immaterial. What we want, [and] what we look at as the media, is the nature of the story you have brought. How many stories have we published against Kayihura?…That is the nature of business we’re dealing in.

 

There are those who can access Kayihura probably there may be need when you want to talk to him and perhaps Charles could talk to him for you. There may be others talking to other security agents. There are those people who trust them. Others talk to them in confidence. How is someone going to tell you something if they don’t trust you and how does one build trust? All of us that is what we do." Kakande added.

Kakande, however, says many other media houses have spies as journalists. He says the trend in the media is that you need to get close to your sources, adding that personal relations with security sources does not necessarily raise professional issues but gets one a good story.

 

"There are reporters armed with pistols [in newsrooms], were they dismissed, you never heard of them? Were they dismissed? I knew of reporters who were very close to very senior people in the army and intelligence. Were they ever dismissed?

 

Because does it in itself present a professional issue? That is the question. The mere question that I’m a friend, if I’m the friend of the army spokesperson and he calls me for a cup of coffee in itself does it constitute an unethical issue? To me no!" said Kakande. 
 
New Vision ethical guide specifies that it is unethical for journalists to be on the payrolls of politicians, businesspersons, and organisations among others.
 
The ethical guide also says journalists shall declare a conflict of interest when it arises and request not to be involved in gathering, processing, publishing and broadcasting content.
  
Media experts weigh in
 
Prof Monica Chibita, the head of mass communication department at Uganda Christian University, who also doubles as Vision Group board chairperson, says journalists should not use their privilege to gather intelligence information for government.
 
Chibita also said it is unethical for journalists to double as security agents. She says there are clear ways to do investigative journalism and there is no need to masquerade. Asked whether as a board chairperson of Vision Group they are concerned about the alleged involvement of Etukuri, she said they are concerned but could not give details.

 

"One, we need to deal with the motivation. If your motivation is to earn money by pretending to be somebody else gathering intelligence and so on feeding the authorities, no. It is unethical. I think journalists can do investigative journalism, there are ethical ways to do it and those ways are known and the ways of not to do it are known in the journalism fraternity. So there is no reason as to masquerade as a journalist as you do intelligence work for whatever agency." she said. 

Dr George Lugalambi, a veteran journalist and media expert who once headed the department of journalism at Makerere University, says a situation of having a journalist operating like a double-agent creates doubt among the audience even if there are only suspicions.

 

He says a journalist can maintain a professional relationship with a source even though they are covering a beat. He says the editors should not only look at the story, but the confidence of the public when the story is delivered.

 

"It also impacts on his ethical standards and profession because if you have a person who can’t execute his duties as assigned to him by the editor it compromises the editorial standards of the newspaper, the editorial content of the electronic media house," said Lugalambi.
 
Lugalambi says the claim that some people work as journalists and spies for lack of money is hollow, arguing that there are better ways through which journalists can get extra money. He says taking money from sources compromises a journalist.
 
Timothy Sibasi, a journalist says the implication of being a spy and a journalist is that one loses balance and objectivity in their reporting. He says in many cases journalists have complained about being spied on by colleagues.
 
Existing path
 
Emmy Allio, then an experienced political and investigative reporter, walked from the New Vision newsroom to become a deputy director of External Security Organisation (ESO) serving until 2012 when he left the spy agency amidst reports that his life was in danger. He was later appointed director for investment under Operation Wealth Creation.
 
Teddy Seezi Cheeye, a fallen journalist and publisher of The Uganda Confidential, put on hold his career in mid 2000s to join ISO as director for economic monitoring.

 

He would end up in Luzira prison where he spent six years on corruption charges. He was released in early 2017, revived his news magazine but died in a fatal hit-and-run accident last month.
 
In the early 1980s, Nelson Okuku abandoned his job as a political reporter at The Star and Ngabo newspapers to join the National Resistance Army rebels as a spy against the Uganda People's Congress. 
 
"I did this so secretly that not even my bosses got wind of it," Okuku would later narrate. 
 
Internationally, some security agencies have used journalists as spies. Operation Mockingbird, for instance, was a campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media in the 1950s. The organization recruited leading American journalists into a network that would help fit the narrative of CIA in the media.
 
Many scholars rightly argue that journalists and intelligence services share a common interest - information - and that the relationship between the two is an enduring one. Both collect information but for different audiences and purposes.
 
While spies are in the business of secrecy, the business of journalists is that of exposure, including watching over the intelligence agencies. Herein lies the line that should separate the two, a line that journalists ought to observe at all times. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The President of Uganda is still campaigning for the  Rukungiri residents to Support his political party so that they can get out of poverty:

17 March, 2018

Written by URN

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has vowed to woo all voters in Rukungiri district, who had defected to the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, back into the ruling NRM party.

Addressing locals at Kasoroza playground in Nyakagyeme sub-county, Rukungiri district, on Friday afternoon, the president said that there is no way voters can remain believing in FDC, yet NRM party is the one that fought for Uganda's stability.

President Museveni addressing residents of Rukungiri

"It’s the Movement [NRM] which fought Amin, Obote, Kony, ADF and brought about peace, what has the opposition done to deserve leadership?”, Museveni asked.

Museveni vowed to help locals in Rukungiri, an FDC stronghold to get out of poverty, the moment they start supporting NRM. He added that he is not working for anybody but is working for heaven. "I'm working for heaven that's why am I using these young people not the district bosses or members of parliament," he said.

Museveni said once he reaches and he's asked what he did for the people back on earth, he will says he got them out of poverty. Museveni said during guerilla war, they never used bishops or other church leaders to penetrate Luwero and capture power.  

"Jim Muhwezi here knows very well we used very small people to penetrate larger group until we reached where we were going, this is what I'm using again to reach FDC power ten who went astray," he said

Museveni re-echoed his advice to locals against splitting land which he said will not work for them. "If you have six children and you divide three acres of land among them, each will get half an acre which can't help them," he said.

Museveni donated Shs 30 million to Nyakagyeme Bodaboda group, Nyakagyeme Development Savings Credit and Cooperative Organisation and Nyakagyeme Banana Traders' Group. He also donated a Fuso truck to Nyakagyeme Banana Traders' Group to help in transporting their produce. He also donated Shs 50 million to a group of onion growers from Ntungamo district.

Rukungiri is the ancestral home of Dr Kizza Besigye, Museveni's former ally and personal physician, but who fell out with the president in 1999 and went on to challenge him in elections in 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016.

On all the four occasions, Besigye has come second to Museveni, garnering millions of votes but not enough to dislodge Museveni's 31-year-rule.

Besigye, who retired from the army in 2000 at the rank of Colonel, has always claimed the ruling party has rigged him out of victory.

He challenged the election results twice, in 2001 and 2006, with each time the Supreme court judges agreeing that there was rigging, but not significant enough to influence the final outcome.

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Many of these residents in the Western Province of Uganda still reside in grass thatched houses a danger to health and safety.

 

 

 

 

 

Poliisi ya Uganda ekunyizza Mr Richard Kayiira owa Bukedde ku bya Kayihura okumusalako ebigambo:

Mr Kayiira ng'ava ku kitebe kya bambega ba poliisi e Kibuli.

By Dickson Kulumba

Added 2nd November 2017

 

Richard Kayiira yatuuse e Kibuli ku ssaawa 5:00 ez’enkya ku Lwokusatu November 1, 2017 ku misango egyamuggulwako egy’okuwandiika amawulire poliisi g’egamba nti gataataaganya eddembe lya Kayihura n’okuyingirira obulamu bwe obw’obuntu.

Omusango poliisi gwe yaggula ku Kayiira guyitibwa ‘Offensive Communication’ era guli ku fayiro GEF 476/17.

Yeeyanjudde mu ofiisi ekola ku misango gya bannamawulire Isaac Oketcho n’amulagira addemu okweyanjula ku Lwokusatu lwa wiiki ejja nga November 8, 2017.

Omusango ogwo poliisi yagwesigamizza ku ggulire Bukedde lye yafulumya nga Ambasada wa Turkey bwe yategeeza nti Kayihura tali Turkey ate ng’omwogezi wa poliisi yali ategeezezza eggwanga nti Kayihura yali agenze Turkey ku mirimu emitongole.

Kayiira yaakeyanjula ku poliisi emirundi egisukka mu 10 ku musango guno era yagambye nti tekikoma ku kumutaataaganya ng’omuntu wabula kikosa n’emirimu gye.

Ku Lwokubiri, omukung'aanya wa Saturday Vision, Felix Osike naye baamugguddeko omusango gwe gumu ku ggulire eryafulumye ku Lwomukaaga lwa wiiki ewedde nga liraga nti obukuumi bwa Kayihura bwongeddwaako.

Munnamawulire omulala Stanley Ndawula naye yakwatiddwa ku Lwokubiri n’aggalirwa ku musango gwa ‘Offensive Communication’.

Munnamateeka w’ekibiina ekirwanirira eddembe lya bannamawulire ekya Human Rights Network for Journalists- Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda), Diana Nandudu eyabadde egenze ku poliisi okutaasa Ndawula naye baamuggalidde ne munnamawulire omulala Francis Timwekwasize.

Abakuhhaanya b’empapula z’amawulire okuli owa Monitor ne Red Pepper nabo batambulira ku kakalu ka poliisi ku misango kumpi gye gimu.

Robert Ssempala akulira HRNJ - Uganda yagambye nti bino byonna poliisi ebikola okutiisatiisa bannamawulire babeeko abantu abamu be batawandiikako.

Omukung'aanya ow’oku ntikko owa Vision Group, Babra Kaija yalaze obwennyamivu olw’engeri poliisi gy’ekuttemu ensonga za bannamawulire.

Kaija yawabudde nti bwe wabeerawo omuntu atakkaanya na ggulire lifulumye, enkola entuufu ya kulambika ebyo by’atakkaanya nabyo oba okugenda mu kkooti okusinga okussaawo embeera enyigiriza eddembe lya bannamawulire.

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Mbadde munamawulire munammwe Mirundi yabafumbira eyo Mutwe wano ku youtube nebane abamuyamba aba NBS. Agamba omukulembeze wa Uganda nti mugezi mulungi nyo naye bakulembera bambi be basiru, bayaga, tebategeera, tebasoma, bankwe, babbi, balimba era si ba Katoliki balungi nga ye ne Maamawe, ne Kitawe ne Papa.

 

Bulijjo muzibikira ebyaffe byetubagamba ebituufu nga tulowooza nti mwagala kusigala mu nsawo za National Resistance Movementi kozzi nammwe banamawulire bali mukubarya nkuta!

 

 

 

The Vice President of Uganda, Mr Ssekandi is in Brazzaville for  talks on the way forward for peace and not civil wars on the continent of Africa:

By Vision Reporter

 

Added 18th October 2017 

 

The meeting that opens on Thursday is based on the 2013 framework agreement established to support the ongoing regional efforts to achieve peace and stability in the DRC and the region in general.

 

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Vice President of Uganda, Mr Ssekandi.

 

The Vice-President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi is in the Congolese Capital of Brazzaville where he joins other African leaders from the great lakes region to discuss peace and security in the region.

The Brazzaville meeting code named the High Level meeting of Regional Oversight Mechanism of peace, security and cooperation framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the region will be the 8th in series.    

The meeting that opens on Thursday is based on the 2013 framework agreement established to support the ongoing regional efforts to achieve peace and stability in the DRC and the region in general.

The AU, International Conference on Great Lakes Region(ICGLR), the South African Development Community (SADC) and the UN are guarantors of the initiative while member states including Angola, Burundi, CAR, Congo Republic, DRC, Kenya, South Sudan, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda are signatories. 

The meeting will among other things take stock of earlier commitments and consider additional measures aimed accelerating neutralisation and pacification of the Eastern DRC and addressing the sticky issue of resettlement of the former combatants.

Ssekandi who is leading the Government delegation to Brazzaville earlier, met with the AU Vice-Chairperson, Thomas Kwesi in Addis Ababa on his way to Congo with whom they discussed the situation in Somalia.

The Vice-President is being accompanied to the meeting by foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa, defence minister Adolf Mwesigye and several senior technical government officials. 

 

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The Regional efforts to achieve peace and stability in all the regions on the continent of Africa have failed. When one looks at the blood letting in Somalia and the failure of democratic elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. What is worse about such failures are these very African countries and their governments. 

Many Africans want to blame their leaders who have taken on the responsibilty of stopping civil wars as only an African problem needing an African solution. Surely these  African problems require all the international communities to come forward and to put up joint efforts to stop this African suffering. Africans are also human beings represented foremost in the United Nations than the African Union.

The African Unity troops must leave these countries in strife since they have failed to stop the blood letting for example in Somalia, and the Sudan. They cannot be seen exporting their own brand of inadequate democratic rule in other African territories.

The so called African democratic countries which are trying to bring peace and sanity to Somalia, Sudan, and DRC are involved in destabilizing their own respective home countries. They are every day detaining the opposition and using military police to stop free speech and a peaceful transition of political leadership in their own backyard. In some of these countries the Military Police is trigger happy arresting women and children and shooting them point blank with live bullets.

This whole African Union political charade in Somalia, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo is like years ago when former Saddam Hussein of Iraq was trying to liberate Kuwait.

Another Protracted civil war is springing up in Masaka, Uganda, as anonymous letters are dropped in the Ganda farming communities:

April 3, 2017

Written by URN

Tension is high in Greater Masaka region because of anonymous letters dropped by thugs threatening to attack residents any time this week.

Greater Masaka is comprised of Lwengo, Rakai, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Masaka districts. In the anonymous letters, the thugs have asked residents to prepare enough cash and more gadgets for them.

The thugs have asked impoverished residents to leave at least Shs 20,000 at their doorsteps while the wealthy residents have been asked to keep more money with them, which they must handover once the thugs strike anytime starting this week.

The anonymous letters have triggered panic among residents. Father John Baptist Kintu, the Kyabakuza parish priest, says they are spending sleepless nights for fear of fresh attacks. Already, last week the thugs struck, robbed and injured over six people in Kyabakuza A, Kyabakuza B and Kyabakuza trading centre.

Fr Kintu wants President Yoweri Museveni to deploy military police to hunt down the thugs.
 
“Civilians cannot manage, and it would seem they [thugs] are many. They first give warnings. They have already made an attack at Serinya, Buyoga parish. They have robbed at Kyabakuza trading and the nearby homes. And they already gave warnings to Kabale-Kisoso, a neighbouring village and it is a worrying situation. First of all, they gave a warning that the poorest should at least put at their door at least Shs 20,000. For the wealthy they want more. That is threatening. It is a big threat”, said Fr Kintu.


Deserted streets in Masaka town. Residents now return home before 7pm in fear of being attacked

Due to the warning letters, most residents return home as early as 7pm for fear of being attacked by the thugs. Joseph Ssenzoga, the Town Yard Ward defense secretary in Masaka, says the failure by police to apprehend those attacking residents means government has failed to protect its citizens and their property.

Joseph Ssekasamba, the Masaka deputy resident district commissioner, says they have confiscated the anonymous letters as part of the investigations. According to Ssekansamba, police are holding six key suspects in connection to the current wave of insecurity.

 “I want to assure them [thugs] that their time is running out. We want to assure everybody that their time is running out because we have started getting leads on how to normalise the situation and even get the thugs where they are. Because when you look at the pattern, when they come and attack, ask you for money when you don’t have they beat you. And it seems they already have prior information that for you are a coffee seller. You sold your coffee during the day, so you must be having Shs 2 million. So you produce Shs 2 million or else you are [stabbed]. That means they have the local agents who have been taking that information”, he said.

According to police, at least 20 people have been attacked and hacked by thugs since January this year. Three people have so far lost their lives in the attacks. The latest attack occurred on Friday last week in Kyabakuza trading center in Masaka municipality where thugs raided ten homes armed with machetes, axes and guns.
 
They hacked eight people injuring them critically and also raped two women before making off with their property. The injured include Prossy Namugerwa, Dorothy Nassozi, Manisuli Kizito, Sadati Namugera and Malic Ntale.

The injured are admitted at Masaka regional referral hospital where they were rushed for treatment. The identities of the rape victims are withheld since they are victims of sexual violence.  Prossy Namugerwa, one of the attack victims, says the thugs stormed their homes at around 1am last Saturday morning.

According to Namugerwa, the thugs hit her door with a strong object to gain access into their house. She explains that three thugs entered the home and started demanding for money. Namugerwa says she pleaded with the thugs not to kill her, saying she didn't have any money on her.

According to Namugerwa, the thugs shot back, saying it was a ‘sin’ not to have money.  They hacked her on the head using a machete. Police is yet to arrest any suspect in connection to the attack despite the fact that Kyabakuza A to B where the attack took place, is just a few meters from a police post.

On March 28, President Museveni grilled Latif Zaake, the Greater Masaka regional police commander over police failure to resolve insecurity in the region. He ordered police to deploy in the affected areas and arrest the masterminds of the insecurity.

 The Inspector General of Police, Edward Kale Kayihura has deployed the Flying Squad to boost the army and police to hunt for the thugs.

 

President Museveni has called on fellow leaders in the UN to respect the rights of refugees in the United Nations member countries.


Speaking at the world leaders' summit on Refugees in New York during the ongoing United Nations General Assembly, the president said that it is wrong to treat African refugees as if they are seeking to consume resources of the indigenous people.
 
"I tell Ugandans that these (refugees) are our unfortunate brothers and sisters having a misfortune, for the moment, being misgoverned or being unprotected against demonic rebels," he said.
 
The president added that while in exile, both out of humanness and far-sight, the refugees need to be treated well and that those with skills should be allowed to find gainful employment.
 
Uganda currently has a refugee population of 690,000 coming from the countries such as Burundi, DR Congo, South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda among others. The president predicts the numbers to increase further to 810,000 by the end of this year.
 
Museveni asked world leaders to stop supporting armed conflicts especially on the African continent which result in an influx of refugees arguing that sponsoring such groups by external forces prevents peace building.
 
"If a conflict is really justified, in order to fight for justice with war being the only means of resistance and national salvation, the people can successfully wage a people's struggle without external sponsorship," said Museveni. He added that conflict situations are being propelled by puppets looking for external sponsors and by chauvinists looking for puppets.
 
He cited what he called sectarian persecution occasioned by the "ideologically bankrupt" groups who rely on undisciplined and criminal armies or militias" as one of the main causes of the refugee problem in Africa. 
 
The president called on refugee hosting countries to ensure that refugees are given the necessary assistance to avoid degrading the environment. He also called on humanitarian organisations to empower refugees through educating the children, imparting skills in order for them to be more advantaged when they return to their countries.

The Inspector General of the National Police in Uganda, General Kayihura has launched an operation to rid the city of Kampala of hard core criminals known as “Kifeesi”

 

The Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura today launched an operation in the suburbs of Kampala to rid the city of a group known as Kifeesi, that have been accused of involvement in criminal activities.

Kayihura, accompanied by journalists, combed several areas, starting at Conrad Street at the ROCO construction premises. The Police chief said he had received many complaints from the public about cases of  murder, theft of property and threats, with groups moving with sharp knives, stones and guns.

He combed railway quarters, where it is said the Kifeesi hide in trenches, Katwe, Base, Kevina, Katenda, Nkere, Ave Marie, Nabisaalu zones in Nsambya and Makindye One.

Aaron Baguma, the area Superintendent of Police assured Kayihura that 36 suspects had just been arrested around Conrad plaza and Clock Tower after they allegedly put up road blocks in the past week.

“We have a problem with the Kifeesi but we try to hand them to police once held. We need to work together with crime preventers and police effectively now that you have visited our premises,” said a Katwe councilor Deo  Kasana.

Kasana tipped the police about the whereabouts of the Kifeesi goons especially in Agape, Kevina Zone.

 

 Some of the youth captured in the city operation PHOTO BY CHARLOTTE NINSIIMA

 

Kayihura was grateful to the media and the area resident for the collaborative effort towards the drive to stop the Kifeesi.

“We shall strengthen policing in slum areas by operating more deployments and rectification of the areas because they are insecure and residential of wrongdoers, until the city is clean.We have hardened criminals who need rehabilitation.”

 

Meanwhile, Kale Kayihura told the press Tuesday that they will enforce a court order prohibiting Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) prayers and assemblies in the city.

“The court order was issued against FDC officials, agents and supporters discontinuing engagements in demonstrations, processions, media campaigns, public meetings or pronouncements in furtherance to defiant campaigns held in the city and other parts of the country,” Kayihura asserted.

“As the country prepares for the swearing in ceremony of the President elect on 12th May 2016, police is bound to ensure law and order, safety and security in the city. The public is asked to be vigilant and cooperate with forces to ensure stability of the country in case of any launch on terror attacks.”

He warned that FDC leaders and supporters that will not comply with the constitutional court order in respect to the defiance campaign will be in contempt of court and shall be criminally liable and face police arrest. “If they aren’t contented with the order, they can still go to court,” he said.

“We inform the media and public that the Tuesday and Thursday demonstrations in form of prayers held at the FDC headquarters are prohibited by a court order.”

 

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What an African Democracy that is exporting the same to all the neighbouring countries on this continent! One day the leadership is running around with taxpayers money seeking a free and fair vote from these young citizens. The next day the same leadership is branding these young citizens hard core criminals of the highest order! They belong to the gutters of the slums. They must be imprisoned and the keys to their locked doors thrown into Lake Nalubaale. Please IGP make out some African common sense out of all this social quagmire?

 

Abatuuze be Kampala abomu Ndeeba municipal town balaajanidde Kampala City Council Authority, ku kasasiro atasombebwa mu kibuga: 

By Vivien Nakitende

Added 5th April 2016

 

 

  

 Kasassiro ajjudde ku luguudo lwa train banabyabufuzi

lwebaddibya edda mukibuga Kampala.

 

Abaganda e Bungereza banaatuuza Abakungu ba Kabaka Mutebi II e Bulaaya:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President wa Uganda owokubiri eyetekako nga ayambibwa

amagye1969 wano nga ayaniriza Pope we Rome, Paul VI awo

Entebbe Airport (waggulu) nemu Kampala (wansi) mu Buganda 

nga Obwakabaka bwa Buganda Obote amaze okubujjawo.

 

 

Uganda, Buganda State, Kampala Oct 27, 2015

 

Bya Musasi waffe

 

Abantu mwenna muyitibwa okubaawo ku mukolo ogwokutongoza olukiiko lw’omukungu wa Ssaabasajja e Manchester n’omwoleso gw’ebyobuwangwa (Buganda Cultural Festival) ku Lwomukaaga nga 14th November 2015.

Omukolo guno mawuuno, gugenda kubeera ku Parrs Wood High School Main Hall, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 5PG okutandika ku ssaawa musanvu (1pm).

Okuyingira kwa bwereere; era mu bitegekeddwa okukolebwa mulimu; Omusomo ogukwata ku nnyanja ya Kabaka, amazina ag’ekinnansi,ebitontome, empaka z’okusiba busuuti/gomesi, empaka z’abaami okuwaata amatooke, okwolesa emisono gy’engoye, empaka z’abaana okulanya n’okuyimba ekitiibwa kya Buganda,omweso, ekigwo ggumbya, okusika omugwa;okugaba ebirabo ne satifikeeti,n’ettoffaali n'era n'era. Eby’okulya n’okunywa ttomooni ate nga byonna bya bwereere!

Omugenyi omukulu ye mubaka wa Ssaabasajja mu Bungereza ne Republic of Ireland, Owek. Ronald Lutaaya ng'ono y’agenda okukola omukolo ogw'okutongoza omukungu wa Ssaabasajja e Manchester n'ebitundu ebiriranyeewo, Enock Mayanja Kiyaga, wamu n'olukiiko lwe.

Guno gwe mulundi ogusoose Manchester okufuna ofiisi y'omukungu wa Kabaka nga kino kyaggyawo oluvannyuma lw'enkyukakyuka Ssaabasajja ze yakola mu baami be abamukiikirira mu mawanga agali ebweru wa Uganda omuli ne Bungereza n'asiima ne Manchester efune omukungu ng’era ababaka abapya baalangirirwa mu mwezi gwa February omwaka guno 2015.

Mu ngeri y’emu, Ssaabasajja yawa abaami be yalonda obuyinza okwerondera obukiiko mu bitundu byabwe bwe banaddukanya nabwo emirimu.

Mu bagenyi abalala mulimu Omubaka wa gavumenti eyawakati mu Bungereza (Uganda High Commissioner mu UK) Polof. Joy Kikafunda, abakungu ba Ssaabasajja abalala mu Bungereza omuli Robert Mukiibi (North London), Kasimu Muguluma (South London) wamu ne Rebecca Lubega-Bukulu (Scotland), abalangira n'abambejja, abakulembeze b'enzikiriza ez’enjawulo wamu n’ab’ebitiibwa abalala bangi.

Omukolo guno gusuubirwa okugatta Bannayuganda bangi ddala okuva mu bitundu eby'enjawulo omuli Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Coventry, Leeds, Derby, London n’ebitundu ebirala byonna mu Bungereza, Republic of Ireland ne Bulaaya ng’era gutambulira ku mulamwa ogw’okwegatta n’obumu okuyita mu by’obuwangwa.

E Manchester awagenda okubeera emikolo, abatuuze mu kiseera kino bali mu keetalo nga beetegekera empaka z’omwoleso gw’eby’obuwangwa ogwesungiddwa ennyo.

Akulira enteekateeka zino, omukungu Enock Mayanja Kiyaga akubiriza abantu ba Ssaabasajja ne Bannayuganda bonna okwetaba mu mpaka zino ez’okwolesa obuwangwa n’obumu mu Bannayuganda e Manchester ne Bungereza yonna.

Kiyaga agamba nti ku mukolo guno, buli muntu yenna ayanirizibwa okujja okwolesa eby’obuwangwa bwe awatali kusosola mu mawanga, eddiini oba enzikiriza mu by’obufuzi.

Kwo okutendekebwa mu mazina ag’ekinnansi n’ennyimba kwatandika omwezi oguwedde era nga kubeerayo buli Lwakutaano ku kitebe ky’ekibiina ekigatta Bannayuganda mu Manchester (UCOMM) ku Surcon House, Copson Street M20 3HE Withington Manchester era ng’enteekateeka zino zikulirwa James Bateeze ate nga ye Martin Pande y‘atendeka abazinyi b'amazina amasoga.

Bbo abaami abagenda okwetaba mu mpaka z’okuwaata amatooke bawandikiibwa Haji Mustafa Ntambi Ssengo, empaka z’ekigwo gumbya zitegekebwa Haji Rajab Bbosa ate ye Kayemba Edward Kayondo n’ategeka omweso.

Omulangira Ronald Wampamba y’avunaanyizibwa ku mpaka z’abaana okulanya n’okuyimba ekitiibwa kya Buganda, Sheikh Mustafa Ahmed Kawooya y’akola ku mpaka ez’okusika omuguwa, Allan Ssemanda y’awandiisa abaami abaneetaba mu kwolesa ekkanzu n’ebyambalo ebirala eby’ekinnansi, ate Betty Mirembe Jjemba ne Sylvia Bateeze be basunsula abakyala abaneetaba mu mpaka z’okusiba ggomesi n’engoye endala zonna ez’ekinnansi.

Wategekeddwawo n’empaka z’abaana okumanya ebikwata ku bika byabwe n’ennono ezikulemberwa Brenda Ssempasa.

Abalala abali ku kakiiko akateesiteesi kuliko; omuwandiisi Isaac Jakira, Ssaabakunzi Joel Kasagga Nyanzi, Ivan Ssonko Lutaaya, Leilah Batamuliza, Adam Lutaaya, Christopher Boma, Cliffe Ndahiro Kyobe, Juliet Boma, Fauzia Namakula Khalid, Fredrick Mubiru,Nnalongo Ritah Mugabo, Maggwa Paul Kale, Damalie Ssentongo,  Rehema Nnabukeera Kawooya, Sarah Mukaaya,  Dickson Wasajja, ne Ronald Kamugisha.

Mujje mwenna twetabe mu kujaguza eby’obuwangwa bwaffe, obumu n’okwegatta ate nga bwe tuyiga tusobole okuweesa Nnyaffe Buganda ne Uganda ekitiibwa.

 

Wangaala ayi Ssaabasajja Kabaka.

 

Abaganda abamu kuffe mubika byaffe twagala kumanya Omulangira asanidde okutukulembera mubuzibu Buganda bwelimu obwokufugibwa amawanga amalala obumbula! Bangi kuffe tukooye kakati emyaka 30. Okuva 1986 okutuuka 2015.

 

Ate nemabega okuva 1900 amawanga mangi ddala gatufuze nga tulinga abakiriza okubeera bwetutyo. Mujja kutusonyiwa abamu kuffe Abaganda bwetutasobole kujja kubegattako mubiseera bino ebilabika nga birimu ebizibu  ebibundabunda enyo munsi nyaffe Buganda.

Essanyu eryomukolo guno nsaba Abaganda banange tulitereke okutuusa ekiseera ekiggya mumaaso.

 

                                                                    

OKWEMULUGUNYA OKULI WANO E BUGANDA KU GOVERNMENTI YA SSABASAJJA KABAKA WA BUGANDA:

 

Posted: 23th September 2015

 

Ssabasajja Kabaka

Muwenda Mutebi II,

Mu Lubiri e Banda

Kyadondo,

 

Ssabasajja,

 

Ensonga:

 

Obukulembeze obuli mu Bulange e Mmengo bulumbye Ennono n’Obuwangwa bya Buganda bwe bujolonze Kabaka w’Empewo(Emisambwa)(spiritual beings) Juma Katebe

 

Mukama wange, tuloopera Ssabasajja Kabaka ebyambyone n’obujoozi ebyakolebwa ku Kabaka w’emisambwa Juma Katebe  gwe mwalya naye Obuganda!!!

          Wemwaliira Obuganda, ng’olubiri lwa Juma Katebe olw’e Kibanga teluliiyo. Ennono elagira nti olubiri lwa Juma Katebe lutekwa kubeera Kibanga. Juma Katebe yasabibwa akkirize wamu n’empewoze okutekebwa mu Lubiri olw’ekiseera obuseela era nakkiriza. Olubiri olw’ekiseera obuseera lwakubwa e Lubaga ewali ennyumba eyali ey’e Ggombalola y’omukulu w’Ekibuga. Juma Katebe yakkalilizibwa n’empewoze mu kifo kino ng’omusingo. Bwe waayita ekiseera ng’olubirilwe e Kibanga telukolebwako, so ng’ate empewo zo zaasigala zimubanja okuzikumira ebyoto, okuzisimbira amafumu n’emikolo emirala egimukakatako; emikolo yatandika kugikolera awo mu kifo eky’omusingo. Era Juma Katebe bwatyo abadde mu kifo ekyo ebbanga lyonna Ssabasajja Kabaka Mutebi ly’amaze ku Namulondo.

          Wano jjo lyabalamu mu 2014, Omulangira Juma Katebe yatandika okunyeenyezebwa abasiigebo abali  mu Bulange naddala aba Buganda land board; nga bamulagira okuva mu lubirilwe olw’ekiseera agende ewalala. Bino byonna nga babikola wakati mu kugamba nti “Ssabasajja Muwenda Mutebi y’abalagidde okumugobawo!!!” Ekyasinga okutumala enviiri ku mutwe, ng’abantu aboogera ebigambo ebyo bebaabo be tumanyidde ddala obulungi basajjabo abakutambulira ku lusegere bootuma okukola buli kimu. Okugeza, Kibuuka ne Musaazi okwo gattako Ambassador SK Matovu, Mpanga Peter ne Katikkiro Mayiga Peter.

          Twatandika okutya nti Ssabasajja Kabaka Mutebi akyaye Ennono n’Obuwangwa ebimufuula Kabaka n’okumukuumira ku Namulondo?!! Ebigambo bingi byayogerwa era n’amabaluwa ne gawandiikibwa. Okukkakkana ng’Abantubo ne Buganda land board eky’okusengulira Juma Katebe mu muzigo, mbu Buganda land board gwe yali emupangisirizza, balabise ng’abakivuddeko.

          Kyokka baasigala batuma mu mpolampola nga bamwogereza okuva mu kifo kubanga bakyagala. Juma Katebe yeerema okuvaawo ng’endagaano y’okumuzimbira Olubirilwe e Kibanga tennaba kutuukirizibwa. Juma Katebe abaddewo mu kifo kino wakati mu kutiisibwatiisibwa okungi!!!

          Ku lunaku lwa sande ng’ennaku z’omwezi 30.08.2015 Ssabasajja Kabaka lwe yali aggalwo omwoleso gw’obulambuzi mu Lubiri e Mengo, Abasiige be kati be tuyita abatujju, baazinda olubiri lw’omulangira Juma Katebe essaawa munaana ogw’emisana tuku; nga bali n’abasirukale abakuumi ba Ssabasajja Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi omuli Kibuuka, Mukiibi, Sempijja, Mutyaba, Musaazi, Semakula ne Abbasi ng’era batambulira mu motoka ezikuuma Kabaka Mutebi!!!

          Abazigu bano abatujju bwe bayingira mu lubiri, baatuukira ku Mulangira Juma Katebe ne bamusiba emiguwa emikono gyombi, nga bwe bamugamba nti Ssabasajja Muwenda Mutebi ye yali abatumye!!! Okwo baayagala bazzeeko okusiba omuzaana naye n’abatebuka ne batasobola kukimukola. Oyo bwe yabalema ne bakkira Abambejja babiri abaana ba Juma Katebe abaali baleekaana nga bawakanya ennyo ebyali bikolebwa. Abazigu abasibuka mu Bulange e Mmengo nga bakulembeddwa abakuumi ba Kabaka Mutebi II, baayuzaayuza engoye z’abambejja ne basigala bukunya. Olwo ne babasibira mu kisenge era ne batandika okukuba Juma Katebe emiggo wamu n’abantu abalala abaaliwo!!!

          Abakuumi ba Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi n’abazigu abava mu Bulange bwe baamala okumatira nti baali babakubye ekimala, olwo ne baggyayo emmotoka ya loole gye baali bakwese ne batandika okutikkako buli kantu ke baasanga mu lubiri, tebaalekawo wadde ekisiimuula. Tebaalina wadde okuwa ekitiibwa oba okutya eby’obuwangwa by’Obwakatebe omulangira by’abadde akuumira Obwakabaka ng’amafumu, ebyooto, embuga, ensolo n’ebinyonyi bya bajjajja. Byonna baabiyoola buyoozi nga bakanyuga ku loole waggulu. Ebintu bwe biggwera ku loole ne batumya tulakita gye baali bakweese n’ekkira okumenya bbuggwe w’olubiri n’enju ya Juma Katebe, era n’esendawo ebifo ebyoto we byali n’okuziika byonna ebyali bikyalabikako.

          Jukira omuzaana wa Juma Katebe yasimattuka okusibwa emiguwa, era ye yaleeta poliisi okutaasa embeera. Abapoliisi baayimiriza tulakita okusenda ne basaba abazigu ekiragiro kya kkooti ekyali kibawa olukusa okusenda amaka g’omuntu nga tebakirina. Abapoliisi baasaba ekiwandiiko okwasinziirwa okumenya n’okwonoona ebintu bya Juma Katebe nga bonna amaaso mpwangali. Poliisi yabagoba obutaddayo kukola kintu kyonna okutuusa nga balina ekilagiro kya kkooti. Olwo abazigu nga beekuba mu motoka zaabwe eziwerekera Ssabasajja Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi nga beggyawo na munyago gwabwe ogw’ebintu bya Katebe byonna.

          Abazigu bano baniigiina ne bagenda ng’abapoliisi babatunuulidde awatali wadde okubakwata okubatwala ku poliisi n’omunyago gwabwe ng’obujulizi!!! Era abazigu bonna baalinnya emmotoka zaabwe ne beggyawo ne batwala munyago gwabwe yonna gye baayagala.

 

Mukama wange Ssabasajja, bino byonna by’akolebwa ng’ekigambo ekiri ku mimwa gya basajjabo bano ababeera mu Bulange n’abakuumibo, kiri ‘Ssabasajja Kabaka alagidde’ oba nti ‘twakulabula dda tosobola ku malako na Kabaka nga wano yatundawo.’ Bino byonna bituleetedde okusoberwa kubanga tusuubira nti Ssabasajja Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi ateekwa kuba ng’amanyi bulungi obukulu bwa Katebe. Naye abakuumibe okulangirira nti ‘Ssabasajja atutumye okusiba Katebe emiguwa, okumukuba emiggo, okunyaga ebintubye n’okwonoona eby’Obuwangwa by’akuumira Obwakabaka bwa Buganda!!!’ Ekyo kyatulema okukkiriza, so ng’ate kyali tekikyabuusibwabusibwa. Ebigambo bya basiige ba Ssabasajja Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi bye bayasanguza mu lujjudde nti ‘Kabaka Mutebi abatumye okukola ebivve ebinene bw’ebityo ku Nnono ya Buganda bituleetedde okwennyamira n’okwelaliikirira. Ate n’etavaayo ddoboozi lya Ssabasajja Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi okubakomako, wabula ne bagendabugenzi mu maaso!

 

Tukwaagaliza obulamuzi obulungi

Wangaala Buganda onunulwe mu Buddu

 

Nze owuuwo,

Jjunju Kamulali

Ssentebe w’Olukiiko lw’Abazzukulu ba Buganda

 

 

Kabaka agenze mu luwummula e Bungereza n'aleka abataka ba Buganda nga bennyamivu:
 
Kampala,Uganda: Oct 14, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, The King of Buganda
 

Bya MUSASI WAFFE:

 

KABAKA Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II agenze Bungereza ku lugendo olw’okuwummulako nga bwakola n’emirimu gy’Obwakabaka emirala.

Mutebi II yafulumye ku Mmande nga yagendedde mu nnyonyi  ya Emirates nga yalese awadde Obuganda essanyu bweyabulaze Omulangira Ssemakookiro.

Olunaku lw’eggulo lwezaweze wiiki bbiri ebbanga Abataka abakulu b’ebika mu Buganda mwebali basabidde okumusisinkana okumutegeeza ensonga ez’enjawulo ezigenda mu maaso mu Bwakabaka.

Okufuluma kw’Omutanda kwalese bangi ku bataka nga bennyamivu nti ensonga zaabwe tezakolebwako n’okwenyamira nti ddala tebakyabalibwa ng’abalina obuvunanyizibwa mu Buganda.

Wabula Olupapula luno lwakitegeddeko nti Kabaka nga tannasitula ku Mmande yasoose kukubira Mukubiriza waabwe Omutaka Kayiira Gajuule Fredrick Kasibante n'amutegeza nti wakusisinkana abataka bano amangu ddala ng’akomyeewo mu ggwanga.

Kabaka yayongedde n'ategeeza Kayiira nti “ Nsubira okukomawo mu wiiki ssatu oluvannyuma mbasisinkane kyokka si bonna, tugenda kusooka kwogera n’olukiiko olufuzi.”

Olukiiko olufuzi olw’Abataka kuliko Kayiira, Kyadondo Kasirye Mbuga ( Omuwandiisi), Omuwanika Lwommwa Daniel Bossa n’akulira ensonga z’abavubuka n’okutumbula embeera z’Abataka, Omutaka Muteesasira Keeya Namuyimba.

Waliwo Abataka abatasanyuse bulungi nti ensisinkano ey’Abataka abana bokka nnungi kyokka kyandibadde kirungi buli Mutaka n'abeera mu Lukiiko nayanja ensonga ye, ensonga ezetaaga okukolebwako mu bwnagu neziva mu ddiro.
Kabaka nga yakakomawo mu ggwanga, asuubirwa okukuliramu entikko y’emikolo gy’Abavubuka mu Buganda egigenda okubeera ku mbuga y’essaza ely’e Kyadondo e Kasangati nga November 7, omwaka guno.

 

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Bano Abataka banonya bigambo ku Kabaka wa Buganda kubanga okulonda kwa M7 kweyabateekamu ne sente zomuwi womusolo kulinga okubasobedde kakati emyaka 30. Ssabasajja takuba bululu buno obwekibbi bbi mu nsi ye? Ate era ne Ssematteeka wa M7 tamukiriza kweyingiza mu byabufuzi bwe ggwanga nga Abaganda bwe mwalagira M7 akikole. Buganda yandiba n'Olukiiko lwa Buganda e Bulange olumala ensonga zino Baganda banaffe! Ekizimbe ky' OLukiiko Ssabasajja tageenze nakyo mu luwumula lwe e Bulaaya.

 

How population pressure on land in Rwanda affects forests in Uganda

 

 

Mediathese Ntamuhera sits beside her sick daughter in Kanaga central

reserve forest in Kibaale District.

PHOTO BY FELIX BASIIME

 
By FELIX BASIIME

Posted  Wednesday, November 4   2015 

 

IN SUMMARY

It is a case of spill over effects, an issue in one country becoming a challenge in another. As the population grows, and the resources become scarce, many come looking for land and their first port of call are the forests.

 
KIBAALE, UGANDA, WESTERN PROVINCE:
It is a sunny morning in a freshly opened up patch of land in Kanaga Central Forest Reserve, Kibaale District. The clearing is about 500 square meters, with gardens of beans, maize and cassava. In between the gardens, stand huge burnt-out stumps and logs.

Close by are newly constructed makeshift structures, scattered all over. Most of them are thatched with grass or covered with old tarpaulins.

In front of one, lies a young girl, Trifonia Tumuramye, 13. She is lying on a mat and covers herself with a cloth. Dirty sauce pans and jerrycans are scattered around the compound.
The mother, Mediathese Ntamuhera, 34, sits beside her with a sorrowful look. They are part of hundreds of Rwandese, who found refuge in Uganda after fleeing land pressure in Rwanda. And that is in the forests of Uganda, especially those in Bunyoro region, particularly Kibaale District. The area is home to 16 gazetted forest reserves.
“I was born in Rwanda in Birungi, Nyamarundi, where our family settled on a small piece of land and we were told that there is land in Uganda,” Ntamuhera says. “We came here in Kibaale about 18 years ago. At the time, the locals were selling a big chunk of land between Shs150,000 and Shs 200,000. We bought a piece of land not knowing that this was a government forest reserve”.

“Since then we have had run-ins with [National Forest Authority— NFA] over evictions. We can neither trace the people who sold the land to us nor is there anyone who can compensate us,” she narrates. “I lost my husband in February; he got sick and died without any medication. In March, we were evicted from the forest reserve by NFA, I have nowhere to go, I am resigned to my fate.”
Despite other challenges faced by NFA to manage forests in Uganda, the country has weak systems that have failed to stem illegal migration, coupled with the refugee settlements around the country, where refugees mingle easily with the nationals.

Over the years, they have come to own property and some are Local Council leaders who at times abet illegal settlement in Uganda’s forest reserves.
Uganda has porous borders that foreigners find it easy to cross and settle in Uganda unlike in any other country in the Great Lakes region.
Between 1995 and 2005, Hoima had a total of 61,170 hectares of forests. Statistics from the district forest office indicate that 38,000 hectares of forests were depleted by 2011.

According to the 2009 National Environmental Management Authority (Nema), in 1990, Uganda had more than five million hectares of forest cover. But by 2005, only 3.5 million hectares (8.6 million acres) remained.
Conservationists estimate that Bunyoro loses about 7,000 hectares of forests annually. So, Nema warns that if deforestation continues at the present rate, Uganda will have lost all its forested land by 2050.
Fredrick Atugonza, the NFA supervisor attached to Kangombe in Kibaale District, points out that deforestation has led to the extinction of important medicinal tree species.
“For instance, the Lovore tree, which we no longer see. It is a medicinal tree and there are many others,” he says.
“The rains have reduced; the seasons have changed in the last 15 years of encroachment”.

The NFA Kagadi Sector Manager, Charles Ariani says, “This sector has 16 forests, but we found all forests were encroached on and cultivated with bananas, maize, sugar cane, tobacco and beans”.
He remarks that he is not convinced about the excuses he gets. “People say that they are hungry and have nowhere to farm. But we tell them they must return to where they were before 1994. So far, more than 1,000 people have left the forests.”

He adds, “We told them that whether you have 20 children or came from Rwanda or Kabale many years ago, and you no longer know where you came from, you must move out of the forests.”
Deforestation cuts across the Albertine basin. As a way to deal with the problem, the Rwenzori Anti-corruption Coalition (RAC) and Joint Effort to Save the Environment (JESE), NGOs based in Fort Portal, have joined hands to help in the management of environment and natural resources particularly forest resources.

“This is been attributed to the manner in which these resources are managed at national, district and sub county levels. This has caused immense destruction of these vital ecosystems especially in the Albertine region,” reads their joint report released in June.
The NGOs have formed an inter-district (Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa and Mubende) multi-stakeholder forestry and environment forum.

It is a coordinating mechanism to promote the sustainable use of environment and forests, proper accountability and advocating for increased investment in the natural resources sector in the three districts.
The forum brings together all key players in environment and natural resources for increased planning and voices in sustainable natural resources management.

In the last decade, civil wars in the neighbouring Rwanda and DR Congo have led to a steady stream of refugees in Uganda.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees has settled hundreds at Rwamwanja, Kyangwali and at Kyaka in Kamwenge, Hoima and Kyegegwa districts, respectively.
Lately, hundreds of refugees especially from Burundi have flocked into Uganda and have easily mingled with Ugandans and settled anywhere they find hospitable.

What others say about forest encroachment in Uganda
“Our preliminary investigations show that the victims were burnt without attempting to escape from the room which rises questions whether the fire started when the occupants were conscious,”’
Elijah Kashija, airtime vendor

“The issue is that people of Rwanda origin who came here for land were duped by the locals who sold to them part of the government’s gazetted forests, some of them have been evicted by NFA and are now landless. Among the forests encroachers, the Banyarwanda are about 45 percent, then the rest are the Bakiga, Bakonjo and the indigenous Banyoro”

George William Bizibu

Speaker, Kibaale District.

editorial@ug.nationmedia.com

 

A long time homeless Islamic African Families originally settled in Ankole, Sheema, demand Shs24 billion compesation:

Posted Friday, November 20, 1015

 

The Sheema Resident District Commissioner,

 

 

The Sheema Resident District Commissioner, Mr Willy Twamuboona,

addresses the aggrieved families at his office on Tuesday.

Photo by Rajab Mukombozi

By RAJAB MUKOMBOZI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Part of the lush fertile lands of Sheema, Ankole that cannot be
given back to these moslem families. It is mixed  farming systems of
rearing cattle and banana cropping.
 
 
 
 
 
 It is reckoned there are plenty of underground minerals under
these rich red soils in Sheema, about only 30 miles from Mbarara.
 
Sheema, Ankole Western Province, UGANDA:

At least 37 families that were affected during the overthrow of the Moslem Ugandan President Idi Amin in 1979 in Sheema District are demanding Shs24 billion from government.

The families, which have pitched camp at the Resident District Commissioner’s (RDC’s) office, say the compensation for the death of their loved ones and property is overdue.

In 2011, the same group camped in Kabwohe Town for three months but only left after President Museveni said his government would compensate them. This is the Province this present President of Uganda came to as a very young refugee boy from Rwanda some 70 years ago. “It is more than 35 years since the violence was meted out on our families. We cannot wait anymore,” Hajj Umar Mutono, one of the leaders of the group, said.

“We have come with two options: the government either compensates us or we will storm our former villages and get back our land.”

Ms Bamwoga Kalamantu, 67, said she lost her husband during the 1979 chaos. “I have been wandering with my family, living as beggars for these years as though we did not have property,” Ms Kalamantu said. “If they don’t compensate us, I will show my children where their dead father’s land is and I am sure they will do all to reclaim it because they are tired of this impoverished life.”

The RDC, Mr Willy Twamuboona, said the matter is being handled. 
“I have talked to the relevant authorities, including the President’s Office and it has confirmed to me that your issues are being handled by the Attorney General. You will be given a response in one week,” Mr Twamuboona said.

However, the families vowed not to leave the place. 
“If we managed to camp for three months in Kabwohe, one week here is nothing. So let us remain here and wait for this person you say you have contacted,” they said.

editorial@ug.nationmedia.com

 

 

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This is only one of the many issues of tribal lands and natural resources in Africa national state governments are determined to take over at any cost.

 

Omukungu Owekitibwa Kaaya Kavuma bamututte mu kkooti lwa kweddiza ebintu byo mufu ggwajjanjabye:

By Ahmed Mukiibi

Added 29th March 2016

 

EYALI omumyuka wa Katikkiro wa Buganda, Godfrey Kaaya Kavuma akubiddwa mu mbuga lwa kwekomya mmaali y’omufu.

 Mr Kaaya Kavuma

 

EYALI omumyuka wa Katikkiro wa Buganda, Godfrey Kaaya Kavuma akubiddwa mu mbuga lwa kwekomya mmaali y’omufu.

Kaaya Kavuma ne Tefiro Kisosonkole bawerennemba mu Kkooti Enkulu y’ensonga z’amaka olw’okwekomya ettaka n’ebizimbe by’omugenzi Stanley Kitaka Kisingiri.

Abamu ku bazzukulu b’omugenzi okuli; Joseph Kiwanuka, Samuel Gitta, Charles Kabenge ne Irene Nabawanuka Kyeyune be baawaabye omusango guno ku nnamba 17/2016.

Stanley Kitaka Kisingiri, omusika wa Zakariya Kizito Kisingiri yafa March 2, 1992, wabula Kaaya Kavuma, Tefiro Kisosonkole n’omugenzi Grace Nalima ne bagenda mu kkooti ne bafuna ebiwandiiko mu 1995 ebibakkiriza okuddukanya ebyobugagga by’omugenzi.

Mu mpaaba gye baatutte mu kkooti nga 11 February 2016, bamulekwa balumiriza Kaaya Kavuma okutunda n’okukyusa ebintu by’omugenzi n’abizza mu mannya ge.

Mulimu ettaka ly’e Munyonyo mu Kampala erya yiika ezisukka mu 4 (Block 255 Kyaddondo), oluvannyuma n’alisalamu poloti kkumi (10).

Ebirala kuliko ettaka n’ebizimbe e Mmengo, ebimu nga yabitunda ate ebirala n’abigabako Liizi awatali kwebuuza ku ba famire y’omugenzi.

Wabula mu kwewozaako kwe, kwe yatadde mu kkooti nga March 10, 2016, Kaaya Kavuma eyayise mu Bannamateeka ba AF Mpanga, Advocates yategeezezza nti abaamugguddeko omusango si baana ba mugenzi Kisingiri era tebamulinaako kakwate konna.

Yannyonnyodde nti ebbanga Kisingiri lye yamala nga mulwadde, yamuwanga ssente z’obujjanjabi ne bakkaanya atwalemu ettaka ly’e Munyonyo.

Yannyonnyodde nti Kisingiri we yafiira mu 1992, yaleka Nnamwandu n’abaana 12 era bonna ebintu bya kitaabwe byabagabanyizibwa.

 

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