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August 3, 2016 at 9:15 pm #32744
AMATWIIKIRA GA KYABAZINGA AGOMUKUZI OGWO 3 NGA 13 – 9 – 2016 – BUKOLI. ( Baba Asiimye tubeeyo ).
OBWA GABULA OMUVA KYABAZINGA OKUVA EIRA NEIRA.
1. Kitimbo mutani wa Mukama
2. Mawerere mutaban wa Kitimbo
3. Nadiope Kigweri mutabani wa Mawerere
4. Kagoda mutabani wa Nadiope
5. Kitaamirike Gabulankyo Namugweri mutani wa Kagoda
6. Bwamiki Kadhumbula mutabani wa Kitaamirike
7. Mutiibwa mutabani wa Bwamiki
8. Katalo mutabani wa Mutiibwa
9. Naika mutabani wa Mutiibwa
10. Yosia Mukama Mutiibwa Nadiope mutabani wa Mutiibwa
11. William.Wilberforce Bwamiki Kadhumbula mutabani wa Yosia
12. Wilson Arnold Nadiope mutabani wa W W K Bwamiki
13. William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Nadiope mutabani wa W A Nadiope.
Kyabazinga Press Unit.August 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm #32747
MUSEVENI’S ROLE IN THE UBC LAND SAGA.
Museveni;s rubber stamp parliament and gullible Ugandans are questioning the dubious acquisition of government land by Hon. Margret Muhanga. They are simply wasting their time because land grabbing is a scheme by the Museveni regime to impoverish Ugandans while creating a small class comprised of its cronies who own everything.
Hon. Margret Muhanga is the Woman Member of Parliament for Kabarole District. She is a sister to Museveni’s boot leaker, Andrew Mwenda, Brig. Kayanja Muhanga – the 4th Div. Commander, and Maj. Henry Baguma – a historical Director under the Internal Security Organisation (ISO). She is married to Michael Mugisha the former District Chairman Kabarole and now the Executive Director of National Forest Authority (NFA). She is the Spokesperson of the regime’s defacto parliament, the NRM caucus. Before coming to the political limelight, she was a reporter with the regime owned New Vision newspaper in the late 1980s and 1990s. As a news reporter, she got closer to Gen. Kahinda Otafiire when he was the Director General of External Security Organisation (ESO). Her husband replaced Damiano Akankwasa at NFA, after the later was convicted for abuse of office by causing financial loss of 2.8 billion shillings that came to light following the theft of 900M shillings from his bedroom. Her brother Andrew Mwenda was linked to Lawyer Bob Kasango’s 7.8b pensions scam. She claims to have raised the 10.2b shillings that she used to buy the UBC land by borrowing from her brothers and selling her cows and goats.
Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) was created by the UBC Act of 2004 following the merger of former Uganda Television and Radio Uganda. It now boosts of two TV channels and five radio stations. The past “inefficient” governments that Museveni fought failed to put to use the vast property of UBC and as of 2008 it owned only 35 acres of prime land in Bugolobi alone. Earlier, some of those who has fought the bush like Col. Mushega, Gen. Koreta, Brig. Eric Mukasa and a few others had been given part of the UBC land for free. The land titles for these properties has been mysteriously missing until in 2006 when the then Secretary to the Land Commission, Elizabeth Laker started creating new titles for the remaining land and giving it away to private developers. It took the intervention of the then UBC Corporation Secretary, Francis Gimara who placed caveats on the remaining land but at a heavy cost – his was kicked out of UBC.
In 2009 Minister Karoro Okurut and Margret Muhanga requested Museveni to give them part of the land belonging to UBC so that they could build a gumboot factory that would create 300 jobs for Ugandans. Museveni gave them the land. Their company, Extreme Innovations Ltd acquired two acres of UBC land located on Kibira Road in Industrial Area. Valued at 954M shillings that was supposed to be paid at the signing of the 49 years lease, UBC transferred the said two acres to the two Directors of Extreme Innovations without paying a single cent. In June 2010, Extreme Innovations requested UBC to transfer its (E.I) interests to a Chinese company, Sino East Africa Trading Hub and it was immediately done. SINO intended to set up an administrative and export development center for displaying Chinese products. Karoro Okurut and Margret Muhanga walked away with clean billions of shillings without investing anything. Later on Muhanga claimed that the marshy property that required $500,000 to rehabilitate made no business sense. E.I Ltd was set up in August 2008, it received the lease for the said UBC land on 7th December, 2009, five days later on December 7th it put the said land on market and sold it in July 2010 to SINO. Parliament raised up in army and attempted to censure Minister Karoro Okurut. The Police’s CIID also attempted to investigate conspiracy to defraud but Karoro and Muhanga refused to appear before them. At a caucus meeting in State House, Museveni acknowledged that he had given the two UBC land after they convinced him that they intended to set up a footwear factory. He soothed MPs into abandoning the censure move claiming that he was to handle the matter through the NRM caucus. That was the end of the story and the matter died a natural death. Its this impunity that later lured Muhanga into going for another 18 acres of UBC land that is currently being questioned.
On Farady Road alone in Bugolobi, UBC owned plots 8-10, 12-16 and 18-20 from which it curved out 18 acres that it had earlier intended to use in the construction of the Bugolobi Villa project that would comprise of 89 mansions and a club house. The project that was flagged off in 2008 was supposed to have been a joint venture between UBC and a certain Kenyan company was anticipated to generate US$13M from sale of the houses. The project stalled because of failure to secure the critical clearance and also the said Kenyan partner company gave its interest to Hassan Basajabalaba. In January 2011 Hassan Basajabalabe bought the said UBC 18 acres land though he later claimed to have bought 23.1 acres. In April 2011 Basajabalaba transferred the said land to his Haba group of companies. By August 2011 when the new Executive Director of UCB protested the sale by cancelling the sale agreement, the land had in question had already changed hands with new parties such as Deo & Sons, Margret Muhanga and SINBA (K) Ltd. Consequently, Deo & Sons sued UBC for cancellation of title yet they had brought the land from Haba Group.
The High Court ruled that the sale of land by Haba Group to Deo & Sons was illegal. Haba and Deo appealed to the Court of Appeal which also upheld the High Court’s ruling adding that the same had been illegal and fraudulent. They went to the Supreme Court but before the matter could be heard, they attempted to withdraw it on grounds that they had agreed on a consent judgement whereby UBC had agreed to pay 35.5b shillings but the Supreme Court rejected the withdraw and went ahead to hear the appeal before upholding the rulings of its subordinate courts and ordering UBC to refund Haba with 11.5b shillings. Margret Muhanga claims that it was after UBC had failed to refund 11.5b shillings that Deo & Sons sold the said land to her at 10.2b shillings. She went ahead to claim that Deo & Sons belongs to some army officers that she did not name. However, Deo & Sons Properties is a Limited liability company that was incorporated in Uganda in October 2008. Its Directors are Imam Mwebesa, James Magezi and Deogratius Obeowobusingye. Haba was incorporated in June 1996 and its directors are Hassan Basajabalaba, Muzamir Basajabalaba and Aisha Murungi. Available records show that UBC sold the land to Haba on 10th January, 2014, Haba in turn sold it to Deo & Sons on the same day at 12.46 p.m who in turn also sold it to Margret Muhanga two minutes later at 12.48 p.m.
Whatever the case, Margret Muhanga will retain the land. The regime Mafias have swung into action and the parliamentary committee will have to back off and they should not expect any further cooperation from the key players. The little information that they managed to extract from Margret Muhanga in the heat of passion is all that they will end at. That is what Museveni’s ‘Hakuna Mchezo’ means. Grabbing of public land has been and will Continue to take place by regime cronies. Butabika hospital land was taken by Museveni’s children, Nakasero, Kitante, Shimoni, Kololo, Nsambya railway, Naguru KCCA etc was taken then what is special with the ongoing UBC land saga.
INFORMATION IS POWER AND DEFIANCE IS THE WAY TO GO.August 5, 2016 at 6:09 pm #32748
TOM ISINGOMA MWESIGA
**MY LETTER TO BLACK PEOPLE **
We know well our history, we all know our today but do we prepare for tomorrow??
Everyday we give excuse of yesterday, pin pointing our enemies as those who enslaved us, who are racists and exploiters.
But Jews were enslaved, Chinese were enslaved and colonised, Indians colonised and enslaved Americans were colonised..
Meaning we too share same loss or approximately equivalent.
Read about the economy of China, and India in 1900, 1930,1960,1990,2015 look at Singapore in 1960,1990,2015
Compare it with any Afrikan country except white dominated South Africa.
Let’s not think about unity as a myth
Let’s not enjoy individualism and embrace sole proprietorship
Let’s not embrace worshiping minus entrepreneurship.
Let’s not forget Afrikan family set up.
Let’s look for beauty of Afrika and exploit it.
Let’s consume our food, our clothes our materials.
If we dream of quality, let’s not import it, let’s make it.
Yes we were illiterate but we are now literates.
Why do we love Japan cars, China caps, American guns, Israel technological, English system when civilisation started in Afrika?? Why not partner instead of entirely importing everything and exporting little poor quality to the world market??
What are our standards??
When will Afrika be a source of reference?
When do we produce expertise?
Why should China give us knowledge on agriculture when it’s our backbone??
How did a once colonised China or India became a first world country??
And you think with these tens of political parties in one country we shall think together??
And you think with everyone looking to be employed we shall innovate??
And you think with less trust in our quality we shall stop importation??
And you think with much time on leisure en entertainment of whites we shall protect our heritage??
No and a big NO!!
Unless we developed a standard AFRIKAN system, we build AFRIKAN universities, we teach our children within Afrikan context, we build families on Afrikan context, we produce citizens with spirit of Afrika, men and women working for Afrika. Thinking and acting within the best image of Afrika.
We shall be ruled ideologically, psychologically, physically, economically, religiously, technically, scientifically, socially, politically..
TOM ISINGOMA MWESIGA, shall produce children who are seeing no use in a black skin, who shall dream of USA and UK as dream destinations, who will know that black is dirty, weak, evil and white as pure, perfect and privileged.
Children shall be shy moving with whites on same streets, sitting them on same tables, urging with them or planning with them.
We need Sankara, Nkrumah, Garvey, Luther King Jr, Nyerere, Selassie, Lumumba of 21st century.
This should be a century of black people, a time for peaceful Afrika, a century of Afrik’s recovery from mental distortion, a century of black consciousness, a century of black people speaking and the world listens, a century of Afrikan people eating Afrikan food, watching Afrikan movies, sitting on Afrikan chairs.
A century every human knows about the Afrikan beauty not a century of terrorism, corruption, poverty, coups, rivalry politics etc
When am talking or writing about Afrika, I am sure I am communicating to brothers and sisters who shall listen and understand me because I do likewise.
Long live Afrikan people.August 5, 2016 at 6:12 pm #32749
REIGN OF TERROR IN UGANDA: Rwandan mercenaries loyal to bruital outlaw Kayibanda Museveni kidnap a Ugandan citizen in broad daylight. Dressed in military uniforms, these jack-booted thugs are euphemistically named ” Uganda Peoples Defence Force”. They are anything but a “Defence Force”. A great majority of them are ruthless cut-throats who serve as killing blades of Kayibanda Museveni and his gangster regime of occupation. They are enforcers of an evil regime and brutalise Ugandas on a dialy basis. The scale of their atrocities and human rights abuses have now reached an industrial scale. Under kayibanda Museveni’s fascist regime of tyranny and murder, Ugandans have no where to run and no where to hide.August 5, 2016 at 6:36 pm #32750
Museveni must know that he is in power not because he was voted through a democratic free election but becsuse he usurped the power of people. However, he is scared that this power of people he usurped will turn against his leadership by all possible force. This is why he’s illegally arresting and detaining innocent Ugandans he suspects to be planning for his ejection, carrying out impromptu security meetings etc. The power of people will sooner than later takeover and this takeover is a necessary takeover.August 5, 2016 at 6:52 pm #32751
Forty Four years ago today,4 August 1972, the then President of Uganda, President Idi Amin, ordered the expulsion of Asians from Uganda within 90 days. This was viewed as ethnic cleansing of Indians in Uganda by the international media, in a climate of Indophobia, some media houses put it. Amin rightly observed that the Indians were hoarding wealth and goods to the detriment of indigenous Ugandans and “sabotaging” the Ugandan economy.
Amin’s and Uganda’s adversaries explain the expulsion of Indians from Uganda however they like. Some say his former supporters suggested that it followed a dream in which, he claimed, Allah had told him to expel them, as well as plot vengeance against the British government for refusing to provide him with arms to invade Tanzania. Whatever the case, Amin maintained that the expulsion of Asians was to give Uganda back to the ethnic Ugandans:
“We are determined to make the ordinary Ugandan master of his own destiny, and above all to see that he enjoys the wealth of his country. Our deliberate policy is to transfer the economic control of Uganda into the hands of Ugandans, for the first time in our country’s history.”
It must be noted that before the expulsion, Asians owned many large businesses in Uganda and in total, some 5,655 firms, ranches, farms, and agricultural estates were reallocated, along with cars, homes and other household goods to individuals and the state. For political reasons, almost 5,443 were reallocated to individuals, with 176 going to government bodies, 33 being reallocated to semi-state organizations and 2 going to charities.
The practice of bending government policy towards inclusion of Africans in the economic affairs of their own country was started earlier under President Milton Obote. The 1968 Committee on “Africanisation in Commerce and Industry” in Uganda made far-reaching proposals to Africanise the economy. A system of work permits and trade licenses was introduced in 1969 to check the role of foreigners and Indians in economic and professional activities of Uganda – a practice that exists in almost all developed countries today.
Amin in a sense was only reading into the desires of his countymen, the only difference is that he did not follow the text book rules which in any case would deliver similar consequences.
The biggest winner therefore was the state-owned Uganda Development Corporation, which gained control over some of the largest enterprises up for grabs, though both the rapid nature of the growth and the sudden lack of experienced technicians and managers proved a challenge for the corporation, resulting in a restructuring of the sector in 1974-75.
It turns out that some of these state owned companies are the ones President Museveni has helped himself with giving it to his cronies at give away prices under the guise of privatisation in the 1990s,many of whom still want bailout monies from the state today. You will want to know that the very same Museveni, a few days ago while giving an award to governor of bank of Uganda claims that Amin was to blame for the poor performance of the Uganda economy in the 1990s till now.
True there was economic decline under African ownership of business but how would Uganda be had Amin not expelled the Asians. Ugandans would be visiting Kampala to Admire an Indian city in the heart of Buganda as they enjoyed poverty in the country side. I have met Indians who off the record, admit that Amin inspite of himself was arguably the wisest president Uganda has ever had.
I mean after nearly 70 years of colonial rule and a decade at that time, of independence,what did Ugandans have to show for it, except exploitation and apisement of a previledged minority just as it was under colonial rule.Indeed of the expelled indians, majority of whom had British Passports only 20000 were given refugee status in Britain.The rest were autioned by the British to her former colonies.why???.Even India took back less than 5000.
We must learn to appreciate former presidents if this union of many nations called Uganda is to survive and stay together.My name begins with letter O,i should have so many genuine reasons to detest Amin.Yet i think you and i are lucky that today we stand grateful of African positions in the economy of Uganda.We cannot be on the lamenting side of historical injustices all the way.From Leopold and Belgian robbery in the Congo,white farmers of Zimbabwe,appartheid South Africa and 400 years of black slavery in the Americas.August 29, 2016 at 7:31 pm #32867
MINISTER RONALD KIBUULE A DISGRACE TO UGANDA
We have received concrete reports that the vulnerable female security guard Ms. Obuku was arrested and detained for sometime without being charged! “Minister Ronald Kibuule beaten her and left her unconscious. Surprisingly, the Police detain her until she regained consciousness and charged her with disrespecting a Minister”, an extract from the letter received from our source. How can Minister Kibuule beat up a female security guard who was simply doing her work of checking everybody entering the bank? If President Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye who was voted by Millions of Ugandan People can be subjected to security checkups then who is Mr. Ronald Kibuule? A leader must be exemplary. Mr. Ronald Kibuule is not fit to be a Minister!
I have directed my attorney in Kampala to close all my Family Bank Accounts in Stanic bank with immediate effect. That’s my personal Stanbic bank accounts, my wife Dr. Margaret’s Stanbic bank accounts and the accounts for our two Children. We ceased to be customers of Stanbic Bank Uganda the day they apologized to Minister Ronald Kibuule instead of taking collective civil and criminal action against him. I have also directed all Directors of my Companies and Organizations in Uganda to close all Bank Accounts in Stanic Bank Uganda with immediate effect. We cannot tolerate their actions which is a travesty of Justice! How can Minister Ronald Kibuule assault a female security guard and the Bank doesn’t step in to help her? This is grossly unfair! If President Yoweri Museveni and the Ugandan Parliament cannot take punitive and disciplinary action against Minister Ronald Kibuule then let the general public take action!
Hon. Minister Ronald Kibuule should be urged to end his outrageous behavior which makes a mockery of the government of The Republic of Uganda and which contravenes articles 28(1) and 44(c) of the Ugandan Constitution of 1995, which provisions together guarantee the non-derogable rights and prohibits torture, inhuman and degrading treatment among others.
The Stanbic Bank did not help Ms. Obuku but instead they dismissed her, “The Stanbic Bank said Ms. Obuku must be replaced because she is being held on criminal charges of disrespecting the Ugandan Minister Ronald Kibuule! Ms. Obuku was not even taken to hospital for medical checkup yet Minister Ronald Kibuule beat her up into unconsciousness.” our source added.August 29, 2016 at 7:33 pm #32868
A UGANDAN lawyer has failed to secure a High Court order directing Facebook Ireland to take down alleged defamatory postings about him from its service.
Fred Muwema claimed he was defamed in postings by a blogger called “TVO” who accuses him of accepting a 900 million Uganda shillings (€237,000) bribe and Facebook has a duty to ensure it is removed as publisher of the material.
Mr Muwema strongly denies the bribe claim and also denies another claim he was involved in a break-in in at his own office.
His injunction application was brought here because Ireland is Facebook’s headquarters for its service outside the US and Canada.
Facebook denied it has a duty to remove the material particularly in circumstances where much of it is available across the internet by simply Googling “Muwema” and “bribe”.
It had agreed to provide the lawyers with any details it holds in relation to the identities and location of the persons who operate the TVO Facebook page.
In his judgment Mr Justice Donald Binchy said he was dismissing the application for various orders sought by Mr Muwema.
The orders, including one compelling Facebook to take down the page, sought can only be granted in circumstances where it is clear the defendant had no defence that is likely to succeed.
However the Judge said Facebook has a defence to the claim of innocent publication as provided for in section 27 of the 2009 Defamation Act.
The Judge said the action should also be refused because it would serve no useful purpose. During the hearing evidence was given to the court that the same and other damaging allegations about Mr Muwema had appeared on other internet sites and publications.
Lawyers for Mr Muwema had argued the injunction would not affect Facebook’s freedom of expression, and had been brought to preserve his reputation.
He needed a court order because despite the bringing of legal proceedings, the blogger had posted more defamatory material.
Material was on other parts of the internet because Mr Muwema had to give a interviews to a Ugandan media denying the allegations. He had no choice but to bring the proceedings.August 29, 2016 at 7:37 pm #32869
This is Bubamba Primary School in Bubamba sub county Buyanja county in Kibale district.
This county is represented by Hon Matia Kasaija who is the minister for finance and economic planning and this is how his constituency looks like.
And you find poor villagers celebrating that they have got a minister when such a person is appointed and those are the benefits the voters get!!August 29, 2016 at 7:46 pm #32870
MINISTRY OF WATER AND THE ENVIROMENT
WHEN MUSEVENI APPIONTS YOU AS A STATE MINISTER OF WATER AND THE ENVIROMENT, THEN YOU MUST BE HAVING A WATERY BRAIN IN THE HEAD.
IN AUGUST 7TH 1999, THE THEN STATE MINISTER FOR WATER EMMANUEL #AKIKA OTHIENO WHO WAS ALSO THE MP FOR WEST BUDAMA, ASSAULTED A POLICE MAN GUARDING THE GATES OF SUNRISE HOTEL IN TORORO. HE WAS LATER FORCED TO RESIGN AFTER ALOT OF PRESSURE FROM THE THEN VP. KAZIBWE. AKIKA GAVE MR. FELIX ORIKODI 500,000 SHILLINGS TO SOLVE ISSUES OUT OF COURT.
17 YEARS LATER, ANOTHER WATERY HEADED MINISTER, RONALD KIBUULE WHO IS THE STATE MINISTER FOR WATER, ASSAULTS ANOTHER SECURITY GAURD AT A BANK IN MUKONO.
LIKE THE FORMER MINISTER AKIKA BOTH ARE ARROGANT AND MOVE AND BRAG LIKE THEY HAVE REACHED HEAVEN. KIBUULE MUST MEET THAT LADY #HELLEN OBUKU AND APOLOGISE TO HER FOR ALL THE TROUBLE HE HAS CAUSED HER..
THERE IS NOTHING TO LOOSE BY SAYING SORRY . BE COMPASSIONATE MR. RONALD KIBUULE AND SAY SORRY.
BEERA NGA EYASOMAKO SEBBO.
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