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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.

MAY NGA 24 BULI MWAKA OMUGANDA ALINA OKUJJUKIRA OLUTALO LW'OBOTE OKUWAMBA OBUGANDA. OBWAKABAKA BWA BUGANDA BWAVAWO. ENSI REPUBLIC NEYIYIZIBWA. 
Mmengo erabudde abawandii
sa abantu abali ku Ttaka ly’Obwa
Kabaka
May 05, 2015
Kyewalabye (ku ddyo) ng’ayogerera mu musomo.
 

Bya Musasi waffe


AKULIRA ekitongole ky’ebyettaka mu bwakabaka ekya Buganda Land Board (BLB):


Kyewalabye Male, alabudde abaami ba Kabaka abagenda okwenyigira mu kuwandiisa ebibanja by’abasenze ku ttaka ly’Obwakabaka beewale obukumpanya n’emivuyo kuba bayinza okusibwa.

Yagambye nti wadde ng’enteekateeka eno egenderedde kuyamba bantu ba Ssaabasajja kufuna biwandiiko ebituufu mu mateeka ku bibajnja byabwe, wandibaawo bannakigwanyizi abayinza okukozesa omukisa guno okwenoonyeza ebyabwe.

Bino Male, eyabadde n’abakozi ba BLB ne katikkiro w’ebyalo bya Kabaka,  Lubega Mutunzi, yabyogedde   mu kuggalawo omusomo ogwetabiddwaamu Abaamagombolola, Abeemiruka n’Abatongole mu ssaza ly’e Kyaggwe ku mbuga ya Ssekiboobo e Mukono ogwategekeddwa okubabangula ku nkola gye bagenda okugoberera nga basomesa n’okuwandiisa abasenze ku ttaka ly’Obwakabaka. Enteekateeka eno yatandika nga May 4, 2015.

Ssekiboobo Benjamin Kigongo yagambye nti ebibanja ebitalambuddwa si bya kuwandiikibwa olw’okwewala enkaayana.

Nb: Ekizibu ky'abaami ba Ssabasajja kyelaga kyoka. Baddidde abobuyinza babiri babateese mu kalo ka Buganda akedda. Ebyawandiikibwa bitugamba ki? Toyinza kuwuliriza bakama bo babiri. Oleka ko omu okumuwulira nowulira omulala. Tugambe ki? Mufumbiro bwemufumbiramu abafumbiro abangi Mmere kiki eyo evayo?

Genda mukalo kafe wano e Buganda. Owe Gombolola atuuka okubuuza ettaka lye kitebe kye werikoma. Bamugamba kimu. LC 1 yaliteekako ba Investor abava e Buyindi. Ate ekubo elyaffe eryedda elyayita wano ku Saza lya Kangawo. Olwo Kangawo abuuza: Bamugamba kimu. Disi yasibawo Sengenge ensonga zino ziri mu National Land Board. Okunsiba Sebo Mwami tekulimu. Tonda bwatakuuma abakuuma bakumira bwerere Jjajja. Kugwa mubunya bwewesimira nga olaba. Kitalo nyo.


Bazudde obulyazama

nyi bwe ttaka lya Buganda  mu ofiisi ze Wakiso:

By Rogers Kibirige

Added 30th September 2016


Ying. Sabiiti (owookubiri ku ddyo) ne babaka banne nga baliko bye babuuza omukozi mu minisitule y’ebyetta e Wakiso (ku ddyo).

Bya ROGERS KIBIRIGE

EMIVUYO egiri mu ofiisi ya  minisitule y’ebyettaka esangibwa  e Wakiso ku kitebe kya disitulikiti  giwuniikirizza ababaka.

Ng’oggyeeko okuba ng’abakozi  abamu tebasobola kunnyonnyola  ngeri gye bakolamu emirimu,  bangi mu ofiisi zaabwe bawunyamu  mpunye. Batuuka kikeerezi  ate bwe ziwera 6:00 ez’omu  ttuntu ng’abamu bannyuka.

Bakozesa bboggo eri abatuuze  ate abalala empapula zaabwe  teziwera.  Ono ye kacica muyite cculugu  ababaka ba palamenti abaalambudde  ofiisi za minisitule  y’ebyettaka zino ku Lwokusatu  gwe baasanzeeyo.

Ababaka abaakulembeddwa  ssentebe w’akakiiko akalondola  enkola y’emirimu aka (Physical  infrastructure Committee) Ying.  Denis Sabiiti (Rubanda) baategeezezza  nti kyannaku okulaba  ng’abakozi ba Minisitule ab’e  Wakiso babonyabonya abantu ne  babatambuzanga okubakolera  ku nsonga z’ettaka kyokka bwe  bamala ne babamma ebyapa.

Sabiiti yayongeddeko nti baazudde  nti abakozi ba Minisitule  balina obutakkaanya n’abakola  mu ofiisi y’ebyettaka eya disitulikiti  y’e Wakiso ekireetedde entambuza  y’emirimu okuzingama.

Kwe kusaba minisitule  n’abakulembeze ba disitulikiti  okugonjoola ensonga eno mu  bwangu.

Yayongeddeko nti n’abakozi  abasangibwa mu kifo abantu we  batuukira, engeri gye bakwatamu  bakasitoma n’abagenyi eraga nti  si batendeke kimala era beetaaga  okuddamu okubangulwa mu  bwangu.

Yategeezezza nti byonna bye  baasanze e Wakiso, bagenda  kubikolamu lipooti bagitwale mu  palamenti y’eggwanga ekubaganyizibweko  ebirowoozo.

 Baalabudde nti ssinga minisitule  y’ebyettaka tetereeza bizibu biri  Wakiso, eggyibwewo kuba ebeera  tegasa Bannayuganda.

Ye ssentebe  wa disitulikiti  y’e Wakiso,  Matia Lwanga  Bwanika yategeezezza  nti ebbanga lyonna abadde  yeemulugunya ku ngeri abakozi ba  minisitule gye bakolamu emirimu  nga teri avaayo.

Yasabye nti ababaka bye bazudde  bireme kukoma mu lipooti,  wabula abavunaanyizibwa ku mivuyo  egiri mu minisitule ne ofiisi  y’e Wakiso, bakolweko.

Nb

Abakozi bano batukiriza mulimu gwa Bible ogwayogerwa ko Jjajja Isa Masiya 10/40 AD. E Buganda nakatono kolina nako kalikujjibwako nekaweebwa alina ekingi enyo.

Buganda Land Board’s Chief Executive Officer Kiwalabye Male

The Buganda Land Board wrote to the Uganda National Roads Authority (Unra) commission of inquiry raising concerns on land compensation.

The board noted that the Kabaka has never been compensated since the inception of Unra and that they demand nearly Shs 10 billion for Unra’s failure to pay the Kabaka. This prompted the commission to ask the Buganda Land Board chief executive officer, David Kyewalabye Male, to re-appear at the inquiry.

The inquiry, chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, has commissioners Patrick Rusongoza, Abraham Nkata, Ben Okello Luwum and Richard Mongati, with Andrew Kasirye as lead counsel. ZAHRA ABIGABA brings you excerpts from the proceedings:


Kasirye: What is your name?

Kyewalabye: I am David Kyewalabye Male.

Kasirye: How old are you?

Kyewalabye: I am 46 years old.

Kasirye: What do you do for a living?

Kyewalabye: I work as the chief executive officer of the Buganda Land Board.

Kasirye: When did you join the Buganda Land Board?

Kyewalabye: Since February 2007.

Kasirye: What is the Buganda Land Board?

Kyewalabye: The Buganda Land Board is a company mandated with the management of all the land vested in his royal highness the Kabaka of Buganda. This mandate includes the collection of all rental and related income accruing from the use of the Kabaka’s land, including compensation by the state and related organs or bodies.

Kasirye: What are the complaints you are bringing on behalf of the Kabaka and the Buganda Land Board against the Uganda National Roads Authority?

Kyewalabye: Our complaint as the Buganda Land Board on behalf of the Kabaka is with regard to the failure and the refusal by Unra to provide the Kabaka with compensation for the use and acquisition of large tracts of land in spite of various demands and reminders to pay. My lord, what puzzles us is that leasehold tenants and bibanja tenants continue to be compensated while the Kabaka is completely ignored.

Kasirye: Do you know the roads /areas affected and Unra never compensated?

Kyewalabye: The areas include Kibuye-Entebbe phase 2 which was completed in 1998 but up-to-date we have not seen any attempts at payment for Kibuye-Zzana (a 5km stretch), Kampala Northern bypass, Masanafu-Bukalagi-Namungona-Kasubi; all these have not been compensated yet works are going on. Then we have got the Entebbe expressway, which also includes the Munyonyo spur, Kigo, Lunya, Buggu-Kibiri-Kirindi and Mutungo, Mpigi-Maddu, Sembabule road, Lukalu B, Kiriti Sabwe hill, Kabasanda, Mirembe and Ngomanene villages. Mukono-Kyetume [the famous Katosi road], Kisoga-Nyenga road and the affected areas include Kiyola, Katosi central and Kiwologoma villages.

Kasirye: Are there any other complaints you have to table before the commission?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. There are titles given to third parties on the Kabaka’s land without going through the normal process and the areas affected are Munyonyo block 255 and plot 98. The Uganda land commission issued these titles [but] they were fraudulently acquired.

Kasirye: What does that particular road have to do with Unra?

Kyewalabye: The claimants at Munyonyo road have already contacted Unra with their fake titles and compensation is done. Again, the same block 93 where the Catholic shrine is, Mr Obey got the titles on the same piece of land and claims have been passed on to Unra and Unra seems to have recognised it and we are asking for the titles to be recalled and cancelled.

We, therefore, request the commission to go on with the investigations and verify all titles issued on this land before any payments are being made. Otherwise, we will suffer irrecoverable damages if these dubious payments are made at our own expense. And our humble prayer to the commission is that, ‘make all necessary recommendations to enable the payments of all dues that are by law ours.’

Kasirye: Is there any other thing you would like to add?

Kyewalabye: The issue with Kampala northern bypass, Unra took titles and has not returned them. Unfortunately, the Kabaka’s land titles comprise huge chunks of land, like 300-600 acres of land. Unra takes land titles and takes ages without returning them and this affects other tenants on the Kabaka’s land.

Kasirye: Do you know how much Unra is supposed to pay Buganda Land Board?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. It is close to Shs 10 billion.

Kasirye: And do you know the acreage of land to be compensated?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. It is close to 70 acres of land. And if Unra fails to pay the Buganda Land Board in the given time we have given them, then the matter will be taken to court.

Mongati: Mr Kyewalabye, I just want clarification. The normal procedure is that when they are paying kibanja owners, the mailo owner or superior owner must approve. Has this been done?

Kyewalabye: In some cases, my lord, but not all.

Mongati: So, are you saying that bibanja owners have been paid sometimes without the consent of the owner?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord.

Mongati: Do you know these cases?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. We have evidence, for instance on the Mpigi-Maddu road, but I think they are quite a number of them.

Nkata: Is the Kabaka’s land, wherever it is available, well demarcated? Are there maps and plans one can see?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. We have titles and in some areas the boundaries have been opened, but various consultants have been involved in these processes. They know how best you can arrive at this.

Nkata: For the interest of the general public, do people know where the Kabaka’s land starts and stops, especially in the central region?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord, they do.

Nkata: Soon Salama road is going to be worked on and I am aware that there are multiple land tenures on that road and the issue that has always been contagious is people claiming that they are on Kabaka’s land. Then there are also princesses and royals on that land that claim that it is their land and also landowners. Has this matter been clarified because, as the Munyonyo road will be worked on, this matter is likely to delay the public good because of that unclear demarcation of land? Can you assure the public that this matter has been sorted?

Kyewalabye: Thank you, my lord. As you are aware, the Kabaka is a land title holder, not kibanjas holder; so, once it is titled land, it is very clear with demarcations and we work with land surveyors. And even the various royals who hold land, they are also indicated on the titles and the 1993 Act that invested the land to Kabaka indicates the royals; either it’s the Namasole, Katikkiro, Omulamuzi. But once we have the titles, that is no problem.

We have always requested Unra to work with Buganda Land Board when it comes to Kabaka’s land. The Kabaka is a very big landlord, not somebody who just holds two or three acres of land. We are very committed to this because we are interested parties to the development of this country and, in any case, when these roads are done, the Kabaka benefits more because it uplifts the value of the land.

Bamugemereire: Thank you very much and we appreciate that you have found the commission useful in assisting you to investigate this matter further. We will do our best and I hope that you find the answers.

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Kattikiro wa Buganda akyaye okwanirizibwa nga Kabaka wa Buganda---Owebweru?
 
On January 28, 2015, in a move that may surprise both his admirers and detractors, the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga announced that Buganda chiefs and other hosts must stop welcoming him to their areas in a manner which should be reserved for the Kabaka. The televised announcement came after more than a year of complaints by Baganda of different walks of life that the Katikkiro was trying to replace centuries-old Baganda cultural institutions and traditions by expanding his powers and responsibilities beyond what the Baganda constitution (Ennono) allows.
 
 

Addressing Ssaza (county) and Ggombolola (sub-county) chiefs, at Bulange Mengo, the Katikkiro told them that going forward, they must stop welcoming him in a style that befits the Kabaka. People must stop erecting archways (ebiyitirirwa) for him, prostrating before him and doing other things that should be reserved for welcoming the Kabaka. Speaking in Luganda, Mayiga said, “In the past I have been to many events where I am inappropriately welcomed, although I cannot blame you because of the high excitement you may have. However, you must reserve those types of welcomes for the Kabaka.”

Since he got his job, Mayiga has endured frequent criticism from members of the Buganda royal clan (Abalangira), Baganda youth organizations (Nkoba za Mbogo, BANGAWA and Ffe Buganda Nze Buganda), Baganda groups in Diaspora and many ordinary Baganda who accused him of, among other things, attempting to destroy Buganda’s cultural foundation. The fact that Katikkiro Mayiga has been a key player in several widely unpopular Buganda deals with President Museveni (Regional Tier and MOU) and, recently, the Aga Khan plan to commercialize the Kabaka’s Palace, has widened the divide between the Katikkiro and traditional Baganda of all shades.

One of the most visible and contraversial practices by Katikkiro Mayiga is his use of a large motorcade, with a heavy detail of AK-47 totting Uganda Special Forces soldiers which project military power on his tours around Buganda. And the fact that the tour organizers often erect archways (ebiyitirirwa) and hire boda-bodas (motorcycle taxis) to enhance crowds and excitement.  Many traditional Baganda allege that this is clear evidence that Mr. Mayiga is trying to overshadow the Kabaka and isolate him from his people. Mr. Mayiga’s announcement on Wednesday seems to have been directed at addressing this issue.

Notably, one group of people that has consistently stood behind Mr. Mayiga and his programs are certain Kampala traders, money lenders, sports betting operators and local real-estate investors. And for the most part, Mr. Mayiga’s wealthy supporters have helped him raise billions of shillings under his Ettofaali campaign. Even most of his detractors privately admit that Mayiga has done an impressive job in inspiring Baganda to wake up and believe that they do not want to be victims forever. Lately, however, there are signs that both Baganda and other Ugandans are starting to develop Ettofaali fatigue and the awakened Baganda seem to be expecting Katikkiro Mayiga to start delivering from the billions of Shillings that he has collected.

The audio recording below is one example of the many speeches that have been made in protest of  Mr. Mayiga’s policies. Ow’ek. Ssewava Sserubiri, former minister in Buganda Government, made that speech in mid-2014, at a party organized by Nkoba za Mbogo student’s organization.

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Arch-Bishop we York, Ebulaya akakasi

zza nti Ssekaba

ka Daniel Mwanga II Basammu

la

Butagali, talagira nga kutta kwa Bishop Hanning

ton omwaka 1888:

 

Archbishop of York commissions Hannington sanctuary in Busia, Uganda.

L-R: Tororo Catholic Diocese Bishop Emmanuel Obbo, Bukedi Diocese Bishop Simon Bogere Egesa, Archbishop of York John Sentamu, chairperson of the Uganda Judicial Commission Justice James Ogoola and former Bishop of Bukedi Diocese Nikodemus Okille pose in front of a tree in Budimo village, Busia District, where the remains of the bishop were kept for four days during 1888.

PHOTO BY DOMINIC BUKENYA


By Henry Lubega


Posted  Friday, February 20  2015


Traditional, religious and political leaders in Uganda, Kenya and York in Britain have paid homage to the late Bishop of the Equatorial Africa James Hannington at the Hannington Shrine in Budimo village, Busia District.

Religious leaders led by Archbishop of York John Sentamu, Bishop of Bukedi Diocese Simon Bogere Egesa and Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo Emmanuel Obbo among others, attended the function on Wednesday.

For the first time in more than a century, the great grandsons of the chiefs of the two kingdoms where Bishop Hannington was loved and where he was killed, met.

Chief Luba Munulo Juma, the great grandson of chief Luba in whose dominion (Busoga) and on whose orders Hannington was killed, met with chief Peter Mumia II, the great grandson to Paramount chief of the Wanga Kingdom Nabongo Mumia, who had given Hannington porters and guides to Kabaka Mwanga’s palace.

The paramount chief later allowed Bishop Hannington’s remains to be buried in his territory at the cost of his people.

During his visit to the shrine, Archbishop Sentamu commissioned the construction of the administration block of Bishop of York Bible College, Canterbury Square, Hannington Tabernacle Chapel and the York Gardens in Budimo.

Sentamu’s visit was crowned by the ecumenical service conducted by bishops Bogere Egesa and Obbo.

The head of the organising committee, Justice James Ogoola, said Archbishop Sentamu’s visit was not only a religious symbol, but a reconciliation ceremony between the people of Luba in Uganda and their counterparts from Mumias in western Kenya.

“I wanted to reconcile the descendants of the two dramatists in Hannington’s last days. One gave him escorts and guides, the other killed him. The two families met for the first time and I made sure I gave each of them a Lusamia Bible and asked them to shake hands as a sign of reconciliation,” Justice Ogoola, also the chairperson of the Uganda Judicial Commission, said.

The place was first dedicated by then Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey in 1998, as a Hannington shrine.

Chief Luba Munulo Juma in his remarks said: “I don’t feel guilty for what my great grandfather did, the bishop died because of his stubbornness before the cultural leader.”

Chief Peter Mumia II said Bishop Hannington was a Christian not an explorer, killed by those who did not understand him.

More developments

According to Justice Ogoola, plans are also underway to make the shrine a national pilgrimage for Christians to remember Bishop Hannington for his sacrifice for the new Christian faith that had just arrived in the middle of the continent of Africa during 1888.

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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.”

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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.

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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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Gavumenti etadde amaanyi mu masannyalaze g’enjuba

By Dickson Kulumba

 

Added 12th September 2018

 

OMUMYUKA wa Pulezidenti wa Uganda, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, agambye nti Gavumenti egenda kukulaakulanya buli kintu ekiyinza okuvaamu amasannyalaze aganaayamba okutumbula enkulaakulana mu ggwanga.

 

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Ssekandi (wakati) ng’ayogera eri bannamawulire. Ku kkono ye Jose Luis Moya, akulira kkampuni ya Ric Energy, ate ku ddyo ye Pawana Sharma owa Great Lakes Africa Energy.

 

Ekimu ku bino ge masannyalaze g’enjuba Uganda g’erina mu bungi kyokka nga gabadde tegakozesebwa wadde ng’eggwanga lirina obwetaavu bw’amasannyalaze.

Ssekandi yagambye nti Gavumenti emalirizza okukola entegeka z’okukwanaganya bamusigansimbi okuteekawo ekifo ekinaakola amasannyalaze gano e Kabulassoke mu ssaza ly’e Gomba.

“Tulina ddaamu naye n’enjuba gye tulina wano esobola okutuwa amasannyalaze ne tugakozesa nga tetutaddeewo waya oba emisoso emirala ng’egibeera ku masannyalaze ga ddaamu,” Ssekandi bwe yategeezezza.

Yabadde asisinkanye ekibinja kya bamusigansimbi abagenda okuteeka ensimbi mu pulojekiti y’e Kabulassoke ey’amasannyalaze g’enjuba, mu ofi isi ye Nakasero E Kabulassoke, Kabaka gye yawadde bamusigansimbi ettaka okuteekako pulojekiti esuubirwa okusinga obunene wansi w’eddungu Sahara, ng’ekifo kino kisuubirwa okufulumya amasannyalaze agawera ‘megawati’ 20.

Dr. David Alobo nga y’akulira emirimu mu Xsabo Group, yategeezezza nti kkampuni nnyingi ezeegasse okussa ensimbi mu pulojekiti, era bwe banaamaliriza Kabulassoke, baakugenda mu bitundu ebirala.

Pulezidenti Museveni y’asuubirwa okutongoza enteekateeka eno ku nkomerero y’omwezi gwa November.

Ng’oggyeeko amazannyalaze, bano bagenda kuwagira ebintu eby’enjawulo ng’emizannyo, abakyala, okutumbula obulimi bw’emmwaanyi mu bitundu ebitali bimu mu ggwanga, n’ebirala.

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Mukifo bano abayaye abazunga okukolagana ne UMEME bakwataganye amasanyalaze ga damu yamazzi nagabwe aga solar bazze mugovernmenti eno etalina ttaka okugisaba ettaka!

 

Kwegamba omusana gwaka Gomba woka gyebaba bateeka solar panels miles ne miles ezettaka lya Buganda? Oluvanyuma amasanyalaze ga solar e Gomba gaveyo gajje ewaffe wano e Lubaga? Kubanga wano e Lubaga omusana tegwaka yo okusobola okukola Solar Energy?

 

Omuntu alina okwegendereza enyo abali mukintu kino. Kirungi nyo okufuna amasanyalaze ga Solar. Kubanga buli muntu yenna kukasolya kenyumba ye omusana gwaka notekayo solar plates kunyumbayo amasanyalaze negatuuka munyumba yo. Kakati bano abagenyi babuuzibwe nyo, ttaka ki erya mailo ne mailo lyebagaala e Gomba okutekayo solar panels? Era nga kundagaano ki ezo Ssabasajja kwabaweerako ettaka lya Buganda?

 

 

 

 

 

The new technology of Low-cost, printable solar panels is offering better options to install and use solar energy in the world:

Australian physicist says technology could make signing up for energy accounts as easy as a mobile phone subscription:

 

Paul Dastoor believes printed solar cells will help change the way consumers think about renewable energy
 Paul Dastoor believes printed solar cells will help change the way consumers think about renewable energy. Photograph: Newcastle University

An Australian physicist is leading a push to pioneer a new type of low-cost solar energy he believes could make signing up for energy accounts as straightforward as taking up a mobile phone plan.

In May last year, the University of Newcastle professor Paul Dastoor used organic printed solar cells to power screens and displays at an exhibition in Melbourne.

Less than one millimetre thick and held down with double-sided sticky tape, the panels are similar in texture to a potato chip packet and can be produced for less than $10 per square metre.

Dastoor has been working on the technology for more than a decade, but has now begun a 200 square-metre installation – the first commercial application of its kind in Australia and possibly the world.

“The low cost and speed at which this technology can be deployed is exciting as we need to find solutions, and quickly, to reduce demand on base-load power – a renewed concern as we approach another summer here in Australia,” he said.

Organic printed solar cells on sub-millimetre thin plastic sheets being installed at the pilot project
 
 Organic printed solar cells on sub-millimetre thin plastic sheets being installed at the pilot project. Photograph: Newcastle University

And as Canberra is again gripped by energy policy inertia, he said the commercial pilot was an example of industry and academia “just getting on with things”.

 

“If we reflect on where we’ve come from in the last decade and what we’ve seen in the last couple of weeks in Canberra, one of the things this project highlights is that universities and industry are coming together to just to get on with things and that’s exciting.”

The printed solar technology is not as efficient as the silicon-based one, and degrades much faster.

 

But Dastoor believes its low production and installation costs would make it competitive.

“The point of this technology is that if you look at it in terms of raw efficiency numbers, it’s much lower than typical silicon cells [and] it doesn’t last as long but actually those aren’t the important numbers,” he said.

“The question is how much does the energy cost? These materials are so cheap to make, manufacture and install that when you calculate the total cost of energy when manufacturing at scale, it’s going to give you a competitive product.”

Dastoor said it would be easy for companies to sell energy “plans” for consumers to sign up in the same way they do with mobile phones.

The commercial installation was completed in a day by five employees, and a lab-size printer can produce hundreds of metres of the product in one day.

the panels are similar in texture to a potato chip packet and can be produced for less than $10 per square metre
 
 The panels are similar in texture to a potato chip packet and can be produced for less than $10 per square metre Photograph: Newcastle University

“The caveat to that is I’m obviously not sure exactly how the commercial reality will manifest, but if I was going to guess I would say that this technology is one that does not last an extremely long time [but] is also likely to improve rapidly,” he said.

 

“Both of those factors are similar with what we faced with mobile phones [so] I think it points to a model where you will simply have all of that done for you – it will be some sort of plan with constant upgrade and replacement.

“The cost to produce it is so low and to roll out another set of solar cells is going to be extremely easy. I think over time our current picture of how we view solar energy and cells is going to fundamentally change.”

The pilot installation is due to last six months, and is the final stop before the technology becomes more widely available in the next few years.

 

 

 

 

 

Ebbibiro lya Isimba libuzaako nnaku okuggwa. Ebbeeyi y’amasannyalaze yaakukka - Governmenti ya Uganda esubizza:

By Musasi wa Bukedde

 

Added 31st August 2018

 

Amasannyalaze ge tukozesa mu ggwanga gagenda kweyongerako obungi n’okwongera okubuna mu bitundu by’eggwanga eby’enjawulo olw’ebbibiro lya Isimba erinaatera okuggyibwako engalo. Kino kyakuyamba okukendeeza ku bbeeyi yaago buli muntu gy’akaaba.

 

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Ebbibiro lya Isimba erinaatera okuggulwawo. Mu katono ye Ying. Kiggundu

 

 

Ebbibiro lya Isimba, Gavumenti ly’ezimbye lisuubirwa okuggulwawo mu October omwaka guno kuba ebitundu 80 ku 100 biwedde.

Ebbibiro lino lizimbiddwa Abachina nga lyali lyakumalirizibwa mu August omwaka guno.

 

EBBIBIRO LISANGIBWA WA

Lisangibwa ku mugga Kiyira ku kyalo Bugobero mu muluka gwa Kasana mu ggombolola y’e Busaana mu disitulikiti ya Kayunga.

Lyesudde kkiromita 15 okuva mu kibuga Kayunga. Oyita mu bubuga obutonotono omuli Busaana ne Kasana okutuuka we liri.

Ebbibiro lino liriraanye omwalo, ekidyeri ekiyunga Kayunga ku Busoga we kisimbula n’okugobera.

Oluguudo olutuukayo terunnaba kukubibwamu koolaasi wabula nga baalulima bulungi era temuli binnya.

OBUSOBOZI BWA KKAMPUNI EYAWEEBWA KONTULAKITI

Gavumenti yakola endagaano ne kkampuni ya China International Water & Electric Corporation mu 2013.

Kkampuni eno erina akakwate n’eya China Three Gorges Corporation eyazimba Three Gorges Dam esinga obunene mu nsi yonna esangibwa e China.

Kino kyoleka obumanyirivu, abali ku mulimu gw’okuzimba Isimba bwe balina.

Isimba Dam egenda kuba nga ekwata ekifo kyakuna mu bunene ku mabibiro agali mu Uganda.

Yatandika okuzimbibwa nga April 30, 2015 yadde endagaano yakolebwa mu 2013.

Ekyalwisa omulimu okutandika, baalina okulinda gavumenti ya Uganda okusooka okuliyirira abatuuze abaalina okusengulwa ku byalo ebyasendebwa.

Gavumenti yakola enteekateeka z’okusengula abantu okuva mu byalo bisatu omuli Nampanyi, Nakakandwa ne Kiteredde. Abatuuze baalinako ennimiro, amaka n’ebifo ebisanyikirwamu.

 

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Emmere bagiguza abakozi b’omu Isimba.

 

OBUNENE BW’EBBIBIRO LYA ISIMBA

Ying. Badru Kiggundu, eyali ssentebe w’akakiiko k’Ebyokulonda y’avunaanyizibwa ku kuzimba amabibiro n’okufulumya amasannyalaze mu ggwanga.

Yagambye nti ebbibiro lino kuliko emiryango gya mirundi ena nga kuliko ekyuma obwaguuga ekikuba amazzi agagenda okuvaamu amasannyalaze agenkanankana ‘Mega watts’ 183.

Pulojekiti eno ewemmense ddoola obukadde 550 nga za bbanja eryaweebwa Uganda okuva mu bbanka emu mu China.

Wabula emiryango ebiri gye gigenda okusooka okuggulwawo olwo egisigadde giggulwewo mu March wa 2019.

Kiggundu yasuubizza nti ebbibiro lino ligenda kuyambako okwongera ku bungi bw’amasannyalaze mu ggwanga lyonna n’okukendeeza ku bbeeyi yaago.

Kino kitegeeza nti ebitundu ebibadde tebirina masannyalaze nabyo bigenda kugafuna olwo enkulaakulana yeeyongere.

Yawadde amagezi abantu bonna amasannyalaze gano gye gayita okwetandikirawo emirimu emitonotono egikozesa amasannyalaze galeme okubayitako ate gagende awalala bagaganyulwemu.

 

ABATUUZE BAFUNYE EMIRIMU

 

Ebbibiro lino liwadde abantu emirimu. Abakozi bonna awamu basoba mu 3,000. Ku bano kuliko Bannayuganda 2,708 abakola emirimu egyenjawulo okuli okwokya ebyuma, okubajja, okuzimba, bamakanika n’abakola ebyamasannyalaze, abafumbi n’abalongoosa.

Joseph Lutalo: Nali mulimi naye ebirime bibeera bya sizoni. Nasaba omulimu mu kkampani eno era nayigira ku mulimu nga nsasulwa 10,000/- buli lunaku.

Emirimu gye tukola gya maanyi kubanga okola omugongo ne gukufuuyirira. Kati nafuuka kafulu mu kuzimba. Olw’obukugu bwe nfunye wano, kati abantu bampa n’okuzimba amayumba gaabwe.

Ebbanga ery’emyaka ebiri lye maze wano nfunyemu. Nange nsobodde okwegulirayo ekibanja we hhenda okuzimba amaka gange. Wycliff Bwire, mukuumi: Batusasula wakati wa 6,000/- ne 7,000/- buli lunaku.

Okutandika okukola wano kyannyamba kubanga saalina mulimu gwa nkalakkalira. Kati nsobola okuyimirizaawo amaka gange.

Omu ku bakulira emirimu Li HongXu, yagambye nti batendese Bannayuganda mu mirimu egyenjawulo.

Bayinginiya ba Uganda 40 baabasindika e China bongere okubangulwa mu mirimu egy’enjawulo.

Ebikozesebwa ng’enkokoto basooka kugikebera mu ggezeserezo lya ssaayansi (laboratory) ne bapima seminti alina okukozesebwa, obuzito enkokoto bw’erina okwetikka n’obugumu bwayo okwo ne bagattako okugyekebejja okukakasa nti bwe bamala okuzimba ate tefuna nnyaafa.

Bayiwako amazzi buli kiseera okukikuuma nga kiweweevu.

 

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DDAAMU ENNENE

Isimba eriko obuwanvu bwa kkiromita 42. Yaakuyungibwa ku Bujagali bongere ku bungi bw’amasannyalaze agafuluma n’ebbeeyi esobole okukkako wansi eri abo abakozesa amasannyalaze.

Ate ddaamu ennene zino zaakuliikirizibwa ddaamu entono ezizimbiddwa mu bitundu by’eggwanga eby’enjawulo okuli: Kisizi (0.26MW), Bugoye (13MW), Buseruka (9MW), Nyagak 1 (3.5MW), Mpanga (18MW) ne Ishasha (6.5MW).

BYE BAKOZE OKUKUUMA OBUTONDE

  • Bataddemu ebyuma ebikwata amaloboozi okukendeeza ebireekaana ebiyinza okutaataaganya abantu abaliraanye ebbibiro.
  • Baakuzimba oluguudo olunene emmotoka ezibadde zisala ku kidyeri nga kwe ziyita.
  • Baakuzimbawo ekifo we bakunganyiza kasasiro, okumusunsula n’okumukolamu ebintu eby’omugaso.
  • Okuzimbawo ebitangira ettaka okutwalibwa amazzi naddala mukoka.

EKITONGOLE EKIVUNAANYIZIBWA KU BUTONDE BW’ENSI KYOGEDDE

Tony Achidria, omwogezi wa NEMA, ekitongole ekivunaanyizibwa ku butonde bw’ensi yagambye nti, “Nga tetunnaba kuwa kkampuni eno lukusa okuzimba ebbibiro lino twasooka kunoonyereza ku mbeera y’ekitundu kino.

Twatunuulira embeera yaakyo ne tukuba ne ttooci mu biyinza okuddirira ng’ebbibiro limaze okuzimbibwa.

Twasangawo amaka, ennimiro n’ekifo ekisanyukirwamu nga byonna byalina okuvaawo. Era abakola ebbibiro lino gavumenti yalina okubawa ejjinja ery’okwasa basobole okufuna amayinja agasobola okuzimba ebbibiro. Ejjinja baalifuna wansi mu ttaka mu kifo kino kyennyini.

EBYENNYANJA BISENGUSE

Ekitundu we bazimbye ebbibiro baavubangawo ebyennyanja ebyenjawulo omuli empuuta, engege, ekisinja (kino kibeera ne langi eyeefaananyirizaako kyenvu oba golodi).

Wabula byataataaganyizibwa ne biddukawo olw’amaloboozi agava mu mayinja agayasiddwa. Ebyennyanja bitya nnyo ekintu kyonna ekibikanga era kino kyabiwaliriza okusenguka.

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Twabagamba dda nti Uganda nga bweri mu tropics ematizze ensi nyingi okulaba nga efuna amasanyalaze agava mu solar energy afubutuka mumusana buli lunnaku. Awo no amasanyalaze agava kumazzi nago agava kumusana bweganegatta ebbeyi yamasanyalaze wagya kubawo esuubi lingi bbeyi yago okukka wansi enyo. Olwo no Omuntu wabulijjo ave mukukozesa amanda nokutema ebibira okwagala okubimalawo mu ggwanga.

 

Kizibu nyo okusuubira nti nga waliwo okusasula ebbanja eddene bwelityo erya dollars 500 ate ebbeyi ya masanyalaze nayo neka wansi. Mpozzi nga waliwo okusubira nti mumwaka 2060 nga nabazzukulu bayambye ko okusasula olwo no ebbanja lino nerilyoka liggwayo okulisasula!

 

 

 

 

 

Wano e Buganda, aba UMEME bagudde mu bukodyo abatuuze b'e Mulago bwebakozesa okubba amasannyalaze:

By Moses Lemisa

 

Added 9th August 2018

 

Aba UMEME bagudde mu bukodyo abatuuze b'e Mulago bwebakozesa okubba amasannyalaze

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Aba UMEME nga basima waya ezaaziikibwa mu ttaka

 

UMEME egudde mu bukodyo bakamyufu b’e mulago bwe bakozesa okubba amasannyalaze waya baziyiza mu payipu z’amazzi  balina n’obudde obwenjawulo bwe bakozesa okwerabula ng’aba Umeme bagenze mu kitundu kyabwe .

 

Ab’ekitongole kya Umeme nga bakumiibwa poliisi ye Mulago ku kapapaali  bakoze ekikwekweto e Mulago  mu zooni ez'enjawulo okuli Katale zooni, Nalwewuuba, Kafeero , Bekeeri   gye baasanze waya eziyisibwa mu payipo z’amazzi , mu nguudo wakati, mu myala , mu kazambi, mu birime  nga bwoba tokigenderedde tosobola kumaanya nti waliwo waya ezitambuza amasannyalaze, bakozesa ne waya z’ebyempuliziganya .

 

 

E Mulago bakamyufu balina obude (Alarm ) bwe bakozesa okwerabula nga waliwo aba umeme abali mu kitundu kyabwe  wabula abamu ku batuuze baategeezezza nti emiruka esatu egikola Mulago  gikwata gisooka mu Kawempe mu bubbi bw’amasannyalaze ng’eno buli muzigo ogukozesa amasannyalaze amabbe gusasula 10,000/  okudda wagulu.

Justine Nabatanzi ow’omu Kafeero zooni yategeezezza nti singa Umeme esitukiramu n’eteeka mu nkola etteeka ly’abakwatibwa nga babba amasannyalaze kyandiyambako naye abantu bangi bazze bakubwa amasannyalaze agatali mu mateeka ne bafa kyokka abantu ne bagalemerako .

Christopeher Muhwezi  akulira ebikwekweto by’ababba amasannyalaze mu Kawempe , yategeezezza singa okukwatibwa ng’obba amasannyalaze otwalibwa mu kkooti nga y’esigama kuteeka lya 1999 Umeme Act osibwa  emyaka etaano okudda wagulu.

 

 

Yayongeddeko nti  wiiki ebbiri emabega  baakola ekikwekweto e  Mulago  ne basalako amayumba agawerako kyokka baakyewunyizza okuddayo ne basanga bakamyufu bazzaako dda amasannyalaze

Yayongeddeko nti ebitundu ebisinga okubba amasannyalaze mu kawempe kuliko  Mulago  , Kyebando Nsooba , Bwaise , Kawempe mu katale zooni, Nabweru , Kisowera , Kiganda , Kizza , Kagoma , Kawanda , Mpererwe , Kanyanya , Makerere kikoni, Makerere mu kikumi kikumi  , Kaleerwe , Makerere kavule , Katanga n’ebirala.

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Muyige nga okuteegera abantu abanaku kyebabagamba. Okusinga okuwuliziganya abagagga abali obulungi!
 
Olwo mwe aba UMEME amasanyalaze agava mu mugga Kiira wano e Jijja nawano e Bujjagali munagafuna wa nate nga Nalubaale akalidde? E China?
 
Ebibira byonna biwedewo ensi yaffe egenda kwambalibwa ddungu ne Nyanja nyaffe Nalubaale etandike okukalira.
 
Mutujeko obanga temutegeera technology gyagenda munsi yonna!
 
Ggwe UMEME lekerawo okulamba abatuuze ababbi. Twabagamba dda muwe buli maka agabba amasanyalaze account ya Solar energy. Solar panels zitekebwe waggulu ku roofs. Mwe na bakola Solar wano e Buganda, mulabe nga abatuuze amasanyalaze ga solar bwebaba tebagakozesa nyo bagabaguze ku grid yammwe. Ensi nyingi kakati bwezikola okulwanyisa ebbeyi enenne erinye mukugula amasanyalaze munsi zonna.

 

 

 

 

 

How the Parliament of Uganda made dodgy mistakes to legislate  Mobile Money tax rates:

A mobile money transaction. The 1 per cent tax

A mobile money transaction. The 1 per cent tax on mobile money caused an uproar among Ugandans. PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA 

By Frankllin Draku

UGANDA, Kampala. A fresh controversy has emerged over how the rate of a proposed excise duty on Mobile Money transactions was secretly doubled in law to 1 per cent, sparking a nationwide chaos and slowing businesses.
The impugned rate, which President Museveni on Wednesday said should have been 0.5 per cent, has raised questions about the internal workings of government and concentration of officials and legislators to scrutinise official documents and draft legislation requiring attention to detail.
Members of Parliament passed the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2018, by voice voting on May 30, introducing, among other taxes, multiple 1 per cent excise duty on Mobile Money transactions --- deposit, transfer, withdrawal and payment --- and Shs200 per-day social media tax.
“This is to clarify that there is no tax on mere depositing money on a mobile phone account. That confusion should be clarified. The half -per cent tax, not 1 per cent, is only on the sender and the receiver of money through Mobile Money,” President Museveni noted in a statement on Wednesday.
Days after Parliament enacted the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2018, Finance minister Matia Kasaija disclosed publicly that Cabinet had agreed on 0.5 per cent as the rate and that one of his colleagues, whom he did not name, took advantage of his travel abroad to alter the figure.
The State Minister of Finance for Planning, Mr David Bahati, was an understudy at the time Mr Kasaija travelled to South Korea, and he presented the Bill for the First Reading on April 3, 2018 and later defended it when MPs debated and enacted the law on May 30.
We were unable to reach Mr Bahati, whose mobile phones were switched off and who was out of office when this newspaper visted yesterday, for an explanation on how and at what stage the figures changed.
“I am not aware that Parliament has approved 1 per cent tax on Mobile Money. I apologise for that because it contradicts what we agreed on in Cabinet. What we agreed on was a half of one per cent. I will ask the responsible officer how 1 per cent tax on Mobile Money was approved,” Mr Kasaija said early last month.
He promised to take up the matter up with the President, who by law is technically the Minister of Finance, but no adjustment was made until implementation of the tax triggered a backlash that has beaten the government to retreat.
Mr Jacob Oulanyah, the deputy Speaker of Parliament, who chaired the May 30 session, told this newspaper yesterday that they only processed figures as submitted by the Finance ministry.
“Check the original Bills to see where the problem came from; it will give you a clear picture of where the figures came from,” he said.
The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr Keith Muhakanizi, did not answer our repeated telephone calls, but one source familiar with the internal discussions said a “head may roll” over the politically-costly error that has also embarrassed government.
According to the Hansard, Parliament’s Finance committee vice chairperson Loy Katali reported to the whole House that “the Bill proposes to impose Excise Duty of one per cent on the value of mobile money transactions of receiving, payments and withdraws”.
Use of Mobile Money is an efficiency gain and should be taxed, Ms Katali argued, adding that money has migrated from the traditional payment systems like banks to the digital platforms.
“It is, therefore, important that taxes be levied on such platforms. Using mobile money is a choice as there are other methods of payment which are already attracting taxes,” she said.
Twenty-eight out of 38 MPs who spoke on the tax proposal opposed it, but it passed when the consolidated Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2018, which contained other tax provisions and exemptions, was put to voice voting.
Mr Ignatius Wamakuyu, the vice chairperson of House Budget committee, said Finance must take responsibility for the wrong figures.
“The original draft Bill brought to us indicated one per cent tax on mobile money. At Parliament, we had discussions on its affordability and we thought it should be brought down to 0.5 per cent. However, on the day of passing the Bill, when the (deputy) Speaker posed a question on whether it should remain one per cent, or be reduced, no one rose to challenge the one per cent and that’s how we passed it.”

 

 

 

 

 

In Uganda, UMEME the energy distribution company, has opened a new Pallisa service centre so that it can work better with the communities in the Eastern Provinces:

The modern international race for cheap, environmentally friendly energy generation and distribution:

1st June, 2018

Written by Jonathan Kamoga

In a bid to improve its customer experience in Eastern Uganda, UMEME the country's electricity provider has today opened a new service centre in Pallisa town.
 
“Our service strategy has always been focused on process simplification, automation and investments to improve network performance,” Selestino Babungi, the Umeme managing director, said.
 
The new Umeme service centre in Pallisa
He added that new service centres will be opened in Kapchorwa, Sironko, Bubulo and Kumi as part of the company’s grand plan to bring services closer to the customers. The eastern part of Uganda has over time been facing power thefts with many making illegal connections that have caused some deaths.
 
The Mbale Umeme office, the only one in the region has previously served 15 districts, including Mbale Municipality, Pallisa, Budaka, Bulambuli, Bukedea, Kumi, Kapchorwa, Bubulo, Manafwaa and Sironko among others.
 
“We have 37 service centres across the country, but some of them stretch over a radius of up to 80km, which makes it difficult for our customers to access some of the services. The opening up of several satellite offices will bridge this gap,” Babungi said.
 
In 2017, Umeme rolled out customer outreach programmes in rural areas with the aim of bringing services closer to customers including education on dangers of power theft and vandalism, safe use of power, energy efficiency tips and e-payment options.
 
Mobile service desks were set up in high growth areas and potential customers engaged to connect electricity to their homes. Before these initiatives, illegal connections in the sub-region cost Umeme an estimate of Shs 20 billion annually.
 
In a move to avert the situation, the company launched operations against illegal power users in the area at the start of last year.
 
Paul Ssempira, the Umeme Mbale district manager, notes that there has been a 30 per cent increase in the number of new connections to 8,431 in 2017 from 3,541 in 2016.
 
The region also contributed up to 10 per cent of the 19 per cent losses that the company registered at the end of 2016. However, partly due to the interventions, the company recorded lower energy loss of 17.2 per cent in 2017.
 
“The region alone registered up to 60 per cent energy losses in 2016, but this dropped to 45 per cent in 2017. The 60 per cent of the losses are categorized into 45 per cent commercial losses (power theft) and 15 per cent technical losses,” Ssempira adds.
 
The company’s losses in the region also dropped to Shs 15 billion in 2017 from Shs 20 billion after the utility intensified its operations against illegal users and vandals.

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To improve net work performance for this Hydro-electricity company such service stations should be working alongside Solar powered electricity companies.
UMEME does not want to see any other energy competitors come on the market. If all these illegal users and vandals in other words (customers) are encouraged to put up solar panels in the hope of selling part of their solar output to UMEME such losses would be history in terms of modern environmentally friendly technology. Customer is always right.

 

 

 

 

 

A Uganda government Communication regulator has shut down 23 digital FM Radio Stations for ‘promoting witchcraft’ on the African continent:

 

A radio studio.

A radio studio. Ugandan regulator UCC shuts down 23 radios for ‘promoting witchcraft’. FILE PHOTO | AFP 

By The EastAfrican

Uganda’s communications regulator, UCC, has ordered nearly two dozen radio stations to be taken off the air over what it calls “lack of minimum broadcasting standards.”

The directive to shut down 23 stations has sent shockwaves in the broadcast industry.

Pamela Ankunda, a spokesperson for the UCC, told The EastAfrican that the decision was taken after the stations ignored incessant warnings against advertising and promoting witchcraft.

The commission makes reference the public notice of 27th March 2014…where all broadcasters were warned against advertising and promoting witchcraft.

The commission has noted with concern that despite these several warnings your undertaking not to advertise and promote witchcraft…and the public outcry against such misuse of the airwaves, your station has continued to advertise and promote witchcraft in contravention of section 2 of the witchcraft act,” states a letter from the commission.

The regulator also accused the stations of aiding and abetting fraud by allowing fraudsters to use their airwaves to con people through promotion of healing powers.

 

Ms Ankunda said the stations will resume broadcasts if they comply with the broadcasting standards.

Uganda has a vibrant FM radio segment, with more than 270 radio stations on air. The stiff competition for a limited advertising pool has left many broadcasters with little option but to accept advertising from whoever can walk into the studio with some money.

Some of these advertisers are herbalists and sellers of lucky charms, the practice the regulator has interpreted as promotion of witchcraft and fraud.

 

 

 

 

 

Vodafone in Uganda files for bankruptcy because there is not enough modern Information Technology coming out from this African country:

Actually Uganda in East Africa was the leading country in IT during the 1960s:

February 22, 2018

Written by URN

Telecom operator Vodafone has collapsed and consequently applied for bankruptcy protection.

In a notice of issue of an interim protection order, the Civil Division of the High court has appointed Donald Nyakairu as Vodafone's provisional administrator.

 

The African Vodafone IT staff that are likely to loose their jobs that are very crucial to the country's modern development.

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The notice reads thus: "Take notice that on the 15th of February 2018, the High court of Uganda (Civil Division) issued an order confirming the application of Mr. Donald Nyakairu as the provisional administrator of Afrimax Uganda Limited, and an interim protective order was granted to the company for a period of three (3) months pursuant to Section 139 of the Insolvency Act, 2011".
 
Afrimax is the holding company of the Vodafone brand in Uganda. A protective order is a request to a court to issue a legally enforceable document preventing a person or entity from taking a specified action.

Protective orders are often used in bankruptcy to bar unsecured claims by creditors or the release of confidential or potentially harmful information. In the Vodafone case, for instance, a protective order may bar any collection activities by creditors against the debtor.

Vodafone posted a statement on their website today saying the provisional administrator manager is to help the company improve commercial and operational efficiency.
 
"Dear customers, this is to inform you that the directors of Afrimax Uganda Limited T/A Vodafone Uganda recently appointed a provisional administrator manager, Mr. Donald Nyakairu, who has been charged with restructuring and reorganizing the company in a bid to improve commercial and operational efficiencies."
 
In the interim transition period, the statement says, customers will experience a temporary deterioration in the quality of network services as the administrator implements the required changes and negotiates with suppliers.
 
"We apologise in advance for any disturbances and inconveniences caused and reassure all customers that any unused data will be reimbursed once our network is fully restored," the statement reads further.

In another statement, also posted on the website today, February 22, the telecom company describes Donald Nyakairu, the newly appointed provisional administrator, as "a highly experienced corporate commercial lawyer with particular expertise in the information technology and telecommunications sector, with over 29 years' experience, has been appointed provisional administrator of Vodafone Uganda."
  
For a while now it had been known that Vodafone was in turbulent water, owing to a small subscription base and high cost of doing business.

Vodafone customers have been experiencing regular service downtimes since last year after the company was reportedly taken off masts after failing to pay rent fees. 
 
The company that had positioned itself as the leader in internet and data services found stiff competition from established players like Africell, Airtel and market leader MTN.
 
In addition to having a nationwide coverage unlike Vodafone which operated in Greater Kampala, the three competitors have embarked on a cut-throat competition leading to lowering of prices, especially for data.
 
Recently, government came to the rescue of Uganda Telecom, cutting its massive debt and ordering government ministries, departments and agencies to subscribe to its services, further narrowing the market for Vodafone.
 
The collapse of Vodafone points to the ruggedness of the Ugandan market which is increasingly becoming a graveyard for many a telecom operator. The company also recently reportedly suffered from internal fraud when its system was hacked into and over Shs 700m worth of airtime serial codes stolen. 
 
Vodafone's crash comes hard on the quiet bow-out of Smart, a telcom owned by the powerful and wealthy Aga Khan Foundation.
 
Another telcom, K2 Telecom, linked to Buganda Kingdom is also struggling to penetrate the market dominated by MTN, Airtel and Africell.
 
Telcoms that have either collapsed or sold out include Celtel, Zain and Warid.

 

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This is an international company that can do better if it can amalgamate with Uganda Telecommunication Ltd to try and up grade Information Technology on the African Continent in a big way. The poor people of Africa badly need the IT services as well as the so called government made bourgeoisie in these difficult economic times. China now  has its own lookalike Google(Alibaba) with a very big market on the Asian continent. This technlogical insight was the future for Uganda Telecommunication Ltd in real IT software systems when the EA community was first established during the 1960s. When the British colonialists established these institutions, they had no idea what they were putting up. The African counterparts are indeed now struggling while most modern countries are determined to stay put in IT systems whatever the cost.

One NRM diehard reckons M7 is the one who created and brought IT to the country of Uganda.

 

 

 

 

 

President Museveni of Uganda was ready for a civil war if the age limit was not removed from the Nation's Constitution by the National Parliament he controls:

The world over in fireworks, celebrating the new year 2018 in great technological output.

The Military President of Uganda feeling happy with himself, as he addreses the Nation.

1st January, 2018

By The President of Uganda's 2018 New Year Message.

President Yoweri Museveni has hailed parliament for passing the controversial age limit bill last year, saying in doing so, they cleverly averted the country from descending into a repeat of past "complicated paths".

Although he did not mention these "complicated paths", Museveni in his New Year's address forced upon broadcasters on Sunday seemed to indicate that, had parliament not passed the age limit bill, those complicated paths "would have been required" as "the destiny of Africa can't be under-cooked or be badly cooked."

Uganda has never had a peaceful transfer of power since independence in 1962, with presidents literary having to bomb their way into power. Without the constitutional amendment, Museveni would have been ineligible to contest for presidency in 2021 after the expiry of his current term.

"I want to salute the 317 MPs who defied intimidation, malignment and blackmail and opted for a flexible Constitution to deal with the destiny issues of Africa instead of maintaining Uganda on the path of unimaginative, non-ideological, neo-colonial status quo. By so doing, they enabled us to avoid the more complicated paths that would have been required.  We cannot kukonesa (under-cook or badly cook) the destiny of Africa." he said. 

A total of 317 MPs last month passed the age limit bill which lifted the upper 75-year age cap and also lowered the 35-year lower cap to 18 years for those contesting for presidency. 97 MPs voted against the bill while two abstained. 

The MPs, mainly ruling party MPs, voted to remove the upper age limit and also extended their term of office by an extra two years claiming the five years are not enough for service delivery in their constituencies. 

“The 317 MPs have played a crucial role at this historical junction (masanganzira) just like the 28 cadres of Montepuez, Mozambique played in the formation of the Fronasa army, the 43 fighters with 27 rifles played when they attacked Kabamba and the 232 MPs of the 7th parliament played in opening up the term limits that have enabled Uganda to cover more ground," Museveni added. 

Museveni also hit back at his critics who accuse him of being greedy for power and selfish by hanging unto the presidency of the country.

Now into his fifth term of office, the recent constitutional amendment to lift the age limits was seen by many analysts as Museveni's latest move to circumvent the only remaining legal barrier to what some call his ‘life-presidency’.

Museveni said he is not greedy for the presidency as some suggest because he gets no material benefits for being president of Uganda. He said his, is more of greed for sacrifice rather than greed for power.

“I heard some people talking of “greedy” politicians. Greedy for what?  What material benefit do I get from being involved in government?  In the last 52 years, I have either been working for no pay or for little pay. May be those people talking mean “greedy” for sacrifice,” he said.

On the perceived ‘life-presidency’ project, Museveni said those accusing him of harbouring such a scheme, are either uninformed or enemies of progress for Uganda and Africa.

“Those liars who talk about “life-presidency” of Museveni should be exposed for what they say. They are either un-informed individuals talking about things they do not know or evil schemers who do not want Uganda and Africa to succeed.

When Mwalimu [Julius Nyerere] was advocating for the East African federation, some would malign him saying that he was ambitious and he wanted to dominate East Africa. Mwalimu is now long dead.  What would have happened if the other leaders had gone along with his vision? Whom would have East Africa benefited? Obviously, we who are here and the future generations,” said Museveni.

 

THE BETRAYING CLERGY AND THE MEDIA

 

As expected, Museveni did not spare the media and clergy, whom, he accused of working with the groups they 'fancy' to make them get political power instead of working for the independence of Africa.

“The real democracy we fought for provides that:  “all power belongs to the people”, they are the ones to decide their destiny through universal suffrage at regular intervals or through their elected representatives.  Some of the elements, however, mainly working with foreigners, try to impose pseudo-democracy where the power of the people is constrained by term limits, age-limits, even educational qualifications,” Museveni said.

Museveni accused the clergy of playing the ‘know-it-all’ role, speaking authoritatively almost on everything. The clergy have been critical of parliament for passing the age limit bill. Even in their Christmas prayers and messages, many of them accused the MPs who passed the bill of being greedy and short-sighted. They asked Museveni not to assent to the bill.

“Some of our religious people are so full of arrogance. They talk most authoritatively on all and everything even when they have not bothered to find out the truth. This is assuming they do not have evil intentions which would be worse.  That would make them into the Kayaffas, the Chief Priest, that betrayed Jesus.

This is in the Book of Matthew Chapter 26:57–75. It says: “And those who had laid hold of Jesus led him away to Caiphas the High Priest where the Scribes and elders were assembled. Now the Chief Priests, the elders and the Council sought false testimony against Jesus to put him to death” he said.

Museveni accused the media of being the “devil” that is holding back the continent by harbouring non-African interests. He particularly accused New Vision CEO Robert Kabushenga of using the state media to specialise in writing trivialities.

"The Monitor [news] paper is always working for non-African interests. Nevertheless, recently, Mr. Kabushenga was persuaded to publish, in his Christmas paper, the Uganda Argus of the 6th of June, 1963. I will never forget that issue of the 6th of June, 1963.  I was in S3 at Ntare but already very much involved in politics. I had never been so happy nor have I been so happy since as I was happy on that day and for some months afterwards", he said.

"The headlines on the front page of the paper, with the pictures of Mzee Kenyatta, Mwalimu Nyerere and Mzee Obote, shouted: “Federation This Year”, “Top-level talks end in Nairobi”.

Ugandans this is the Photostat copy of that happy newspaper issue. Has any of our media houses that are supposed to “inform”, “educate”, “entertain”, ever mentioned this to you?  After a few months the devil that is always the enemy of Africa had killed this effort.

"Had this effort succeeded, East Africa would possibly today be where India is. Certainly, there would have been no Idi Amin, the genocide in Rwanda would never have been allowed to take place, the endemic problems of Burundi would have been contained, the problem of South Sudan would have been easier to solve and even the problem of Somalia would have been solved."

 

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It is all about wishful political living. What has the liberation of Mozambique, a former Portuguse colony got to do with an African civil war in Uganda, an independent and Ancient country, that had previously made a temporary international agreement with Britain for military protection?

 

Wishful thinking indeed that if one had all the world in one's grasp, what favour would one like to do for God?
That is why everybody loves to build beautiful castles in the air!

 

 

 

 

In Buganda and Uganda, Umeme calls for more domestic unit discount as forest resource for fuel continue to disappear in the countryside:

Mr Sam Zimbe, the deputy Managing Director of UMEME in Uganda, has said that about 17% of the power that the company gets is lost through theft and the company’s focus is to reduce that level.

Loading. A Yaka subscriber loads prepaid power

Loading. A Yaka subscriber loads prepaid power units to the metre. FILE PHOTO 

10 December, 2017
By Nelson Wesonga

KAMPALA. Electricity distributor Umeme has suggested that the government increases the number of discounted units of electricity for households from 15 to 50.

Umeme said this will enable many rural households to start businesses that need 50 units in a month.

Currently, home owners pay Shs150 for each of the first 15 units they consume and Shs685.6 for each unit above the 15.

Mr Sam Zimbe, Umeme’s deputy managing director, said about 100,000 of Umeme’s one million customers would benefit if the lifeline band is increased to 50 units.

“…consider extending that coverage to, say, 50 units, that will cover a wider population,” Mr Zimbe said yesterday in Kampala.

He said this would enable many a household to use electricity to power a refrigerator to preserve some perishable goods for sale.

Mr Zimbe said this during a public hearing, organised by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), on power utilities’ 2018 tariff review applications.

During the hearing, the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd, Eskom Uganda Ltd, Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd, Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (UEDCL) and Umeme presented their budgets for 2018.

According to a July 2012 paper by Maria Vagliasindi for the World Bank, for countries with high connection rates, lifeline tariffs offer the advantage of much higher coverage of the poor than other existing targeted programmes.

The report said where access is an issue; lifeline electricity tariffs have been regressive.

The UEDCL’s chief technical services officer, Mr Franklin Kizito Oidu, said those who are capable of paying the full cost of each unit should be excluded from the lifeline units/tariff.

“From our interaction with people out there, they were saying that even those who are capable [of paying the full charge] are benefitting from [the lifeline tariff],” Mr Kizito said.

“The proposal was that those who are capable should not benefit from it at all. So a mechanism should be put in place to…only the designated poor people should benefit from it.”

In its tariff review application for 2018, Umeme proposed an increment of the lifeline tariff from Shs150 per unit to Shs200.

It argued that the 150 has been applying since 2014, thus, given, among other factors, inflation, it is time for review.

ERA board would, within the next 21 days, have decided on the power utilities’ applications for tariff review and set the base tariff for 2018 and the retail tariff for the first quarter of 2018.
nwesonga@ug.nationmedia.com

 

 

17% of generated electricity is lost in theft:

 

During the sidelines of the public hearing meeting organised by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Zimbe explained that this year, court has addressed over 20 cases related to power fraud.

Sam Zimbe speaking during the meeting

Sam Zimbe, the deputy Managing Director UMEME has said about 17% of the power that the company gets is lost through theft and the company’s focus is to reduce that level.

“One percent reduction in losses equate to about $3m so the impact is huge to the economy, to consumer. We believe that we can reduce those loses but we have to work with public; legislative framework must be proper. The Judiciary has done its work to have a special court for those caught stealing power,” he stated.

During the sidelines of the public hearing meeting organised by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Zimbe explained that this year, court has addressed over 20 cases related to power fraud.

“Over a year ago, we were experiencing a lot of power theft in Bugisu area, Mbale. 60% of the power that was dispatched in that area was lost to power theft but I am glad to tell you that with alliance with local leaders, we have reduced those loses up to about 35%,”he noted.

George Rwabajungu, the manager corporate services at the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited highlighted on some of the challenges facing the company in power transmission such as vandalism of lines especially in Mabira Forest, court injunctions and delay in remittance of funds by the Government.
 
He also highlighted on some of the company’s achievement in 2017 such as the commissioning of the Queens Way substation, Fort portal substation and maintenance of transmission grid availability by 98%.

 

 

 


 

 

Bamukutte lubona ng'abba amasannyalaze ku kikondo

By Moses Lemisa

 

Added 27th November 2017

 

OBUBBI bw’amasannyalaze obweyongedde mu Kawempe, abatuuze babutadde ku bakamyufu abakolagana n’abakozi ba Umeme.

 

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Bukenya ng’ali ku muti gw’amasannyalaze kwe baamukwatidde. EKIF: MOSES LEMISA

 

Ebizimbe bingi mu kawempe bikozesa masannyalaze agatali mu makubo matuufu. Bano kuliko eb’ebibanda bya firimu, ebyuma by’obuwunga, ebbaala n’ennyumba z’abapangisa.

Abatuuze mu miruka; Makerere i-iii, Mulago i-iii, Bwaise I, Wandegeya, Kyebando ne Kanyanya omusango bagutadde ku bakozi ba Umeme be balumirizza nti balina bakamyufu ababasoloolezza ssente ne bazibawa ku buli nkomerero ya mwezi. Obubbi bw’amasannyalaze mu Kawempe abamu baagufuula mulimu.

Amasannyalaze bagayisa mu ttaka, mu kaabuyonjo, mu myala era gasse abantu abawera.

Wabula omu ku bakozi ba Umeme eyatidde okwatuukiriza amannya ge, yategeezezza nti ssinga Palamenti teyisa tteeka ku babba amasannyalaze, tewali kijja kukyukako.

Yagasseeko nti wadde mu UMEME mulimu abakozi abakolagana ne bakamyufu, waliwo ababba amasannyalaze ne batwalibwa ku poliisi n’ebayimbula olw’okubulwa etteeka mw’ebasibira.

Yagambye nti okunoonyereza kulaga nti mu Munisipaali ezikola Kampala, Kawempe ekwata kisooka mu kubba amasannyalaze ng’eddirirwa Nakawa, Makindye ne Lubaga.

BAMUKWATIDDE KU MUTI

Abaserikale ku poliisi y’oku Kaleerwe baakutte Everisto Bukenya 37, ow’e Katooke A ng’ono yasangiddwa waggulu ku muti ng’alina amayumba g’azzaako mu bukyamu.

Bukenya yagambye nti mukozi wa kkampuni ya Aso esangibwa e Kiwaatule era bakolagana n’aba Umeme.

Abatuuze baawadde obujulizi ku Bukenya nti alina bakamyufu b’akolagana nabo okubba amasannyalaze.

Bukenya ekyasinze okumuloopa, yasangiddwa ku muti nga talina kikoofiira, ttaawo wadde giravuzi ebikozesebwa abakozi ba Umeme.

Jane Nakandi ow’omu Kirokole yategeezezza nti mu Kawempe bannannyini mayumba beggyako obuvunaanyizibwa bw’amasannyalaze ng’omupangisa y’alina okwesalira amagezi.

Yagasseeko nti ebikwekweto bya Umeme ku babba amasannyalaze tebikyalina makulu kuba bennyini abagasalako ate babalaba nga bagazzaako.

 

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Government yetalina busobozi ku technologia aliwo ebiro bino. Erina endowooza nti bwenaleeta ba investors bamasanyalaze ate era bebajja okwota amasanyalaze. Kigamba nti amasanyalaze ga ba investors okukozesa nokwota.
Ekirala buli nyumba bwesasula amasanyalaze (hydro-electricity) ga mitwalo 6 buli mwezi nga erina namasanyalaze ga solar waggulu kukasolya, esobola okuguza UMEME amasanyalaze ga solar ga mitwalo 5 buli mwezi. Kino ekibalo ku bills zawaka mu Uganda kyangu nyo okubalamu.

 

 

 

 

 

In Kampala city, the Street solar lights are vandalised as they are installed:

 

Destroyed. Some of the vandalised street lights

Destroyed. Some of the vandalised street lights on Kampala Road.Many street lights have been stolen hardly a year after their installation. FILE PHOTO 

28 October, 2017
By AMOS NGWOMOYA

 

KAMPALA. UGANDA.

Unknown people have started vandalising street solar lights in Kampala City barely a year after their installation.
Daily Monitor visited Mukwano Road and found out that the solar lights have been vandalised, leaving Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) counting losses. 
The vandalised solar lights have left the road in the dark again.
Reliable sources told this newspaper that thugs steal bulbs and sell them cheaply downtown, Kampala.
Ms Juliet Bukirwa Muwanguzi, the KCCA acting public and corporate affairs manager, confirmed the development. 
She said the contractor, Zhenjiang Holley International, should take responsibility.
“It is true the newly installed solar lights such as those on Mukwano Road are being vandalised by unknown people. However, the project hasn’t been handed over to us because the installation in the city is still ongoing and this means that the contracted company will still foot the bills to replace the stolen lights,” Ms Bukirwa said.
She said KCCA plans to light up the entire city using solar lights because they are more durable and sustainable compared to LED bulbs that are deemed expensive.
The contract to install city street solar lights was awarded to Zhenjiang Holley International, a Chinese company, after the cancellation of Phillips East Africa Ltd’s contract in June last year over performance.
The Shs7b project will see at least 906 street solar lights installed in the Central Business District (CBD) and the other four divisions of the city: Makindye, Rubaga, Nakawa and Kawempe. 
She said the solar poles will also be fitted with CCTV cameras to mitigate crime in the city.
Daily Monitor understands that KCCA is currently racing against time to complete the stalled installation of street solar lights whose funding from government was released in 2015 ahead of the Pope’s visit to Uganda. 
The vandalised solar lights pose a threat to the security of city residents and motorists, especially at night.
An official from Zhenjiang Holley International, who declined to be named because he isn’t authorised to speak to the press, said although they anticipated to handover the project to KCCA in the next two years, the project could stall if more vandals continue.

Extra cost
He is also worried that the vandalised solar lights could cost them extra money, which isn’t in their budget.
“We want to do a decent job and KCCA contracted us because of our quality services. However, the vandalised solar lights threaten the progress of the whole exercise yet we really want to deliver on time. However, we have beefed up security in the hot spots to curb down such vandals,” he said.
The installation is being done in line with the newly constructed city roads under the Kampala Infrastructural Institutional Project (KIIDP-2), a five-year project funded by the World Bank.
Dr Steven Jeremy Ntambi, the KCCA operations manager in the directorate of engineering and technical services, told Daily Monitor recently that the installed solar lights have a capacity to light a distance of 30 metres.
“We are currently at the installation stage and after that, we shall go to the testing stage and finish up with the commissioning stage. Although some are already lit, we haven’t officially commissioned them,” he said.
He noted that when charged, the new street solar panels have the capacity to provide light for three days. 
However, he said one of their challenges is the developers, who build in road reserves where the solar lights are supposed to be installed.

Installed lights
While inspecting the ongoing works of the project recently, KCCA executive director, Ms Jennifer Musisi, expressed shock that some landlords have illegally used up the spaces meant for the installation of the street solar lights. 
“I would like to caution city landlords against creating parking spaces on pavements because it’s where we install poles for solar lights, and also used by pedestrians. We shall not hesitate to prosecute any landlord, who blocks this exercises because we want to have it completed,” Ms Musisi said.
Some of the roads with installed street solar lights include: Bombo, Kyagwe, Kampala, Speak, the Constitution Square, Nakasero, Lumumba Avenue, Kintu and parts of Makerere Hill.

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