December 21, 2017 at 2:14 pm #1378
In an unprecedented and historic move, the Uganda Parliament on Thursday night voted to extend the presidential and MPs’ terms of office from five to seven years.
This was after the Age Limit Bill went through the Third Reading – the final stage of the law making process before the passed Bill is sent to the President for assent
After over 10 hours of debating, the House reinstated the presidential terms in the Constitution by passing clause 105 of the widely publicized Bill.
The clause states that, “A person shall not hold office as President for more than two terms.”
On Wednesday afternoon, Members of Parliament voted on the consitutional ammendment Bill No. 2 of 2017 at its second reading stage.
A total of 317 MPs voted in support of the Raphael Magyezi bill, 97 voted against while 2 abstained.
Below is how they voted and the Uganda Traitors
FULL LIST OF THE VOTING
NAME CONSTITUENCY DISTRICT VOTE ABABIKU JESCA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE ADJUMANI YES ABACANON GUTOMOI ERUTE COUNTY NORTH LIRA NO ABALA DAVID NGORA COUNTY NGORA YES ABIGABA CUTHBERT MIREMBE KIBALE COUNTY KAMWENGE YES ABIRIGA IBRAHIM Y.A. ARUA MUNICIPALITY ARUA YES ACHEN CHRISTINE AYO DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE ALEBTONG YES ACHIA REMIGIO PIAN COUNTY NAKAPIRIPIRIT YES ACHIA TERENCE NACO BOKORA COUNTY NAPAK YES ACHIENG SARAH OPENDI DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE TORORO YES ACHIRO LUCY OTIM ARUU NORTH COUNTY PADER NO ACIDRI JAMES MARACHA EAST COUNTY MARACHA NO ACOM JULIUS BUA OTUKE COUNTY OTUKE YES ADEKE ANNA EBAJU FEMALE YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE NO ADOA HELLEN DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE SERERE YES ADOME BILDAD MOSES JIE COUNTY KOTIDO NO ADONG LILLY DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE NWOYA NO AGABA ABBAS MIGISHA KITAGWENDA COUNTY KAMWENGE YES AJILO MARIA GORETTI ELOGU DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KABERAMAIDO YES AKAMBA PAUL BUSIKI COUNTY NAMUTUMBA YES AKAMPURIRA PROSSY DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE RUBANDA YES AKELLO JUDITH FRANCA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE AGAGO NO AKELLO LILLY YES AKELLO LUCY DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE AMURU NO AKELLO SILVIA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE OTUKE NO AKENA JAMES MICHAEL JIMMY LIRA MUNICIPALITY LIRA NO AKOL ANTHONY KILAK NORTH COUNTY AMURU AKORA MAXWELL MARUZI COUNTY APAC NO AKUGIZIBWE LAWRENCE MWENGE COUNTY NORTH KYENJOJO YES AKURUT VIOLET ADOME DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KATAKWI YES ALEPER AACHILLA MARGARET DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KOTIDO YES ALERO TOM AZA WEST MOYO COUNTY MOYO YES ALI MOSES ADJUMANI WEST COUNTY ADJUMANI YES ALIONI YORKE ODRIA ARINGA SOUTH COUNTY YUMBE YES ALUM SANTA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE OYAM NO ALYEK JUDITH DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KOLE YES AMEEDE AGNES DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE PALLISA YES AMERO SUSAN DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE AMURIA NO AMODING MONICAH DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KUMI NO AMONG ANNITA ANNET DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUKEDEA YES AMONGI BETTY ONGOM OYAM COUNTY SOUTH OYAM YES AMONGIN JACQUILINE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE NGORA YES AMORU PAUL DOKOLO NORTH COUNTY DOKOLO YES AMULE DOREEN DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE AMOLATAR YES ANGELLA FRED MOROTO MUNICIPALITY MOROTO YES ANGUNDRU MOSES TEREGO WEST COUNTY ARUA YES ANGURA FREDRICK TORORO SOUTH COUNTY TORORO YES ANITE EVELYN KOBOKO MUNICIPALITY KOBOKO YES ANYAKUN ESTHER DAVINIA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE NAKAPIRIPIRIT YES ANYWARACH JOSHUA CARTER PADYERE COUNTY NEBBI NO AOGON SILAS KUMI MUNICIPALITY KUMI NO AOL BETTY OCAN DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE GULU NO AOL JACQUELINE RAMA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE NEBBI YES ARIDRU GABRIEL AJEDRA GADISON VURRA COUNTY ARUA YES ARIKO HERBERT SOROTI MUNICIPALITY SOROTI NO ARINAITWE RWAKAJARA WORKERS REPRESENTATIVES YES ARINDA GORDON KAKUUNA BUSHENYI -ISHAKA MUNICIPALITY BUSHENYI YES ASABA NSABIMANA PAUL KYAKA NORTH COUNTY KYEGEGWA YES ASAMO HELLEN GRACE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES YES ASIIMWE EVERLYNE UPDF REPRESENTATIVE YES ASIKU ELLY ELIAS KOBOKO NORTH COUNTY KOBOKO YES ASINDE BRENDA SUUBI DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE IGANGA YES ATIANG STELLA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE MOROTO YES ATIKU BENARD AYIVU COUNTY ARUA NO ATIM BEATRICE ANYWAR KITGUM MUNICIPALITY KITGUM YES ATIM JOY ONGOM DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE LIRA NO ATIM OGWAL CECILIA BARBARA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE DOKOLO NO ATUHAIRE JACKLET DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE SHEEMA YES AVARA JANE YES AWOR BETTY ENGOLA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE APAC YES AYAKA ROSE ATIMA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE MARACHA YES AYEBAZIBWE JASTINE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE ISINGIRO YES AYEPA MICHAEL LABWOR COUNTY ABIM YES AYOO TONNY KWANIA COUNTY APAC YES AZAIRWE DOROTHY NSHAIJA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KAMWENGE YES BABA JAMES BOLIBA KOBOKO COUNTY KOBOKO YES BABIRYE JUDITH DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUIKWE YES BABIRYE KITYO SARAH YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE CENTRAL YES BABIRYE MARY KABANDA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE MASAKA NO BABIRYE VERONICA KADOGO DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUYENDE YES BAFAKI GORDON KAZO COUNTY KIRUHURA YES BAGIIRE AGGREY HENRY BUNYA COUNTY WEST MAYUGE YES BAGOOLE JOHN NGOBI LUUKA NORTH COUNTY LUUKA YES BAGUMA SPELLANZA MUHENDA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KYENJOJO YES BAHATI DAVID NDORWA COUNTY WEST KABALE YES BAKABULINDI CHARLES WORKERS REPRESENTATIVES YES BAKIREKE NAMBOOZE BETTY MUKONO MUNICIPALITY MUKONO NO BALYEKU MOSES GRACE JINJA MUNICIPALITY WEST JINJA YES BANGIRANA ANIFA KAWOOYA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE SSEMBABULE YES BARYAYANGA ANDREW AJA KABALE MUNICIPALITY KABALE NO BARYOMUNSI CHRIS KINKIZI COUNTY EAST KANUNGU YES BASEKE FRED NTENJERU COUNTY SOUTH KAYUNGA YES BATEGEKA LAWRENCE HOIMA MUNICIPALITY HOIMA YES BBUMBA SYDA M. NAMIREMBE NAKASEKE NORTH COUNTY NAKASEKE YES BEBONA BABUNGI JOSEPHINE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUNDIBUGYO YES BIGIRWA NORAH NYENDWOHA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BULIISA NO BINTU LUKUMU JALIA N. DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE MASINDI YES BIRAAHWA MUKITALE BULIISA COUNTY BULIISA ABSTAINED BIRUNGI CAROLYN NANYONDO KYAMUSWA COUNTY KALANGALA YES BITANGARO SAM KWIZERA BUFUMBIRA COUNTY SOUTH KISORO YES BUKENYA MICHEAL IGA BUKUYA COUNTY MUBENDE YES BURUNDO MUSINGO ALEX BULAMBULI COUNTY BULAMBULI YES BUSINGYE MARY KAROORO OKURUT DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUSHENYI YES BUTIME TOM MWENGE CENTRAL COUNTY KYENJOJO YES BUTURO NSABA BUFUMBIRA COUNTY EAST KISORO YES BWINO FRED KYAKULAGA KIGULU COUNTY NORTH IGANGA YES BYABAGAMBI JOHN IBANDA COUNTY SOUTH IBANDA YES BYANDALA ABRAHAM JAMES KATIKAMU COUNTY NORTH LUWEERO YES BYARUGABA ALEX ISINGIRO COUNTY SOUTH ISINGIRO YES BYEKWASO FLAVIA (LT COL.) UPDF REPRESENTATIVE YES BYIBESHO SAM KISORO MUNICIPALITY KISORO YES CENTENARY FRANCO ROBERT KASESE MUNICIPALITY KASESE NO CHEKAMONDO RUKIYA KULANY DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KAPCHORWA YES CHEKWEL LYDIA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KWEEN YES CHELIMO REUBEN PAUL KONGASIS COUNTY BUKWO YES CHEMUTAI EVERLYN DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUKWO NO CHEPTORIS SAM MANGUSHO KAPCHORWA MUNICIPALITY KAPCHORWA YES DHAMUZUNGU GEOFREY BUDIOPE EAST COUNTY BUYENDE YES DIRI BABA MARGARET DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KOBOKO YES DRIWARU ZAITUN DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE YUMBE YES D’UJANGA SIMON GIW OKORO COUNTY ZOMBO YES DULU ANGEL MARK ADJUMANI EAST COUNTY ADJUMANI ECWERU MUSA FRANCIS AMURIA COUNTY AMURIA YES EGUNYU NANTUME JANEPHER DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUVUMA YES EITUNGANANE ESIANGU KENNETH SOROTI COUNTY SOROTI NO ELOTU COSMAS DAKABELA COUNTY SOROTI YES ETUKA ISAAC JOAKINO UPPER MADI COUNTY ARUA YES FUNGAROO KAPS HASSAN OBONGI COUNTY MOYO NO GAFABUSA RICHARD MUHUMUZA BWAMBA COUNTY BUNDIBUGYO NO GALABUZI DENNIS SSOZI BUSIRO COUNTY NORTH WAKISO YES GONAHASA FRANCIS BARNABAS KABWERI COUNTY KIBUKU YES GUMA GUMISIRIZA DAVID IBANDA COUNTY NORTH IBANDA YES GUME FREDRICK NGOBI BULAMOGI NORTH WEST COUNTY KALIRO YES IGEME NABETA NATHAN SAMSON JINJA MUNICIPALITY EAST JINJA YES IKOJO JOHN BOSCO BUKEDEA COUNTY BUKEDEA YES ILUKOR CHARLES KUMI COUNTY KUMI YES ISALA ERAGU VERONICA KABERAMAIDO COUNTY KABERAMAIDO YES ISANGA MUSUMBA ISAAC BUZAAYA COUNTY KAMULI YES KAAHWA TOPHACE BYAGIRA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE HOIMA YES KABAFUNZAKI HERBERT RUKIGA COUNTY KABALE YES KABAGYENYI ROSE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KISORO YES KABAIJE SHEILA MWINE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KIRUHURA YES KABAZIGURUKA MICHEAL ANDREW NAKAWA DIVISION KAMPALA YES KAFABUSA WERIKHE MICHAEL BUNGOKHO COUNTY SOUTH MBALE YES KAFEERO SSEKITOLEKO ROBERT NAKIFUMA COUNTY MUKONO YES KAFUUZI JACKSON KARUGABA KYAKA SOUTH COUNTY KYEGEGWA YES KAHONDA DONONZIO RUHINDA COUNTY MITOOMA YES KAHUNDE HELEN DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KIRYANDONGO NO KAJARA ASTON PETERSON MWENGE COUNTY SOUTH KYENJOJO YES KAJUNGU MUTAMBI ROSETTE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE MBARARA YES KAKOOZA JAMES KABULA COUNTY LYANTONDE YES KAKOOZA JOSEPH BUWEKULA COUNTY MUBENDE YES KALEMBA CHRISTOPHER KAKUUTO COUNTY RAKAI YES KALIISA JOVRINE KYOMUKAMA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE IBANDA YES KALULE SSENGO EMMANUEL GOMBA EAST COUNTY GOMBA YES KALUYA ANDREW KIIZA NAMITEGO KIGULU COUNTY SOUTH IGANGA YES KAMARA JOHN NIZEYIMANA BUFUMBIRA COUNTY NORTH KISORO YES KAMATEEKA JOVAH DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE MITOOMA YES KAMUGO PAMELA NASIYO DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUDAKA YES KAMUNTU EPHRAIM SHEEMA COUNTY SOUTH SHEEMA YES KAMUSIIME CAROLINE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE RUKIGA YES KAMUSIIME PENTAGON INNOCENT BUTEMBA COUNTY KYANKWANZI YES KANGWAGYE STEPHEN BUKANGA COUNTY ISINGIRO YES KARUBANGA DAVID KIGOROBYA COUNTY HOIMA YES KARUHANGA GERALD KAFUREEKA NTUNGAMO MUNICIPALITY NTUNGAMO KARUNGI ELIZABETH BEIKIRIZE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KANUNGU KASAIJA MATIA BUYANJA COUNTY KIBAALE YES KASIBANTE MOSES RUBAGA DIVISION NORTH KAMPALA NO KASIRIVU ATWOOKI BALTAZAR BUGANGAIZI WEST COUNTY KIBAALE YES KASOLO ROBERT IKI-IKI COUNTY BUDAKA YES KASOZI IBRAHIM BIRIBAWA MAKINDYE DIVISION EAST KAMPALA NO KASOZI JOSEPH MUYOMBA BUKOTO COUNTY MID-WEST LWENGO YES KASULE ROBERT NANSANA MUNICIPALITY KAMPALA YES KASUMBA PATRICK PADDY BUJENJE COUNTY MASINDI YES KATALI LOY DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE JINJA KATO LUBWAMA PAUL RUBAGA DIVISION SOUTH KAMPALA NO KATOTO HATWIB KATERERA COUNTY RUBIRIZI YES KATUMBA WAMALA EDWARD (GEN.) UPDF REPRESENTATIVE YES KATUNTU ABDU BUGWERI COUNTY IGANGA NO KATURAMU KIRIBEDDA HOOD PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES YES KATUSABE GODFREY BUKONJO COUNTY WEST KASESE NO KATUSHABE RUTH BUKOMANSIMBI NORTH COUNTY BUKOMANSIMBI YES KATWESIGYE OLIVER KOYEKYENGA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUHWEJU YES KEMIREMBE PAULINE KYAKA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE LYANTONDE YES KESANDE GRACE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE RUBIRIZI YES KHAINZA JUSTINE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUDUDA NO KIBALYA HENRY. M BUGABULA COUNTY SOUTH KAMULI NO KIBUULE RONALD MUKONO COUNTY NORTH MUKONO YES KIIZA MONDAY ERNEST MASINDI MUNICIPALITY MASINDI YES KIIZA STELLA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KYEGEGWA YES KIIZA WINFRED DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KASESE NO KINOBERE HERBERT TOM KIBUKU COUNTY KIBUKU YES KIPTERIT CHRISTOPHER UPE COUNTY AMUDAT YES KISA STEPHEN BAKUBALWAYO LUUKA SOUTH COUNTY LUUKA YES KISEMBO NOELINE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE Kibaale YES KITATTA ABOUD BUKOTO COUNTY WEST LWENGO YES KITUTU KIMONO MARY GORETTI DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE MANAFWA YES KIWANDA GODFREY MITYANA COUNTY NORTH MITYANA YES KIWANUKA KEEFA KIBOGA EAST COUNTY KIBOGA YES KIYINGI DEOGATIUS D. GONZAGA BUKOMANSIMBI SOUTH COUNTY BUKOMANSIMBI KIZIGE MOSES . K BUGABULA COUNTY NORTH KAMULI YES KOLUO ANDREW TOROMA COUNTY KATAKWI YES KOMAKECH LYANDRO GULU MUNICIPALITY GULU NO KOMUHANGI MARGARET DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE NAKASONGOLA YES KORETA IVAN (LT. GEN.) UPDF REPRESENTATIVE KULAYIGYE FELIX MUTIINI (COL.) UPDF REPRESENTATIVE YES KUMAMA NSAMBA GEORGE WILSON BBAALE COUNTY KAYUNGA YES KUNIHIRA AGNES WORKERS REPRESENTATIVES YES KUSASIRA PEACE KANYESIGYE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE MUKONO YES KUTEESA PECOS ONESMUS UPDF REPRESENTATIVE YES KUTESA SAM KAHAMBA MAWOGOLA NORTH COUNTY SSEMBABULE YES KWIYUCWINY GRACE FREEDOM DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE ZOMBO YES KYAGULANYI SENTAMU KYADONDO COUNTY EAST WAKISO NO KYAMBADDE AMELIA ANNE MAWOKOTA COUNTY NORTH MPIGI YES KYEYUNE HARUNA KASOLO KYOTERA COUNTY RAKAI YES KYOMUHENDO JENNIFER DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KAGADI LAKOT SUSAN ORUNI (CAPT.) UPDF REPRESENTATIVE YES LAMWAKA CATHERINE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE OMORO YES LAMWAKA MARGRET DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KITGUM YES LANYERO MOLLY DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE LAMWO YES LOKERIS PETER CHEKWII COUNTY (KADAM) NAKAPIRIPIRIT YES LOKERIS SAMSON DODOTH EAST COUNTY KAABONG YES LOKII JOHN BAPTIST MATHENIKO COUNTY MOROTO YES LOKODO SIMON DODOTH WEST COUNTY KAABONG YES LOKORU ALBERT TEPETH COUNTY MOROTO YES LOKWANG HILLARY IK COUNTY KAABONG YES LOWILA C.D OKETAYOT DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE PADER NO LUBEGA MEDARD SSEGGONA BUSIRO COUNTY EAST WAKISO LUBOGO KENNETH BULAMOGI COUNTY KALIRO YES LUFAFA NELSON BUTEMBE COUNTY JINJA YES LUGOLOOBI AMOS NTENJERU COUNTY NORTH KAYUNGA YES LUKYAMUZI DAVID KALWANGA BUSUJJU COUNTY MITYANA NO LUTTAMAGUZI SEMAKULA NAKASEKE SOUTH COUNTY NAKASEKE NO LYOMOKI SAM WORKERS REPRESENTATIVES NO MACHO GEOFFREY BUSIA MUNICIPALITY BUSIA NO MAFABI ISHMA YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE EASTERN YES MAGANDA JULIUS SAMIA BUGWE COUNTY SOUTH BUSIA YES MAGYEZI RAPHAEL IGARA COUNTY WEST BUSHENYI YES MAKUMBI KAMYA HENRY MITYANA COUNTY SOUTH MITYANA YES MANDERA AMOS BUYAMBA COUNTY RAKAI YES MANGUSHO LAWRENCE CHEROP KWEEN COUNTY KWEEN YES MASIKA APOLLO BUBULO COUNTY EAST MANAFWA YES MASIKO WINFRED KOMUHANGI DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE RUKUNGIRI YES MAWANDA MICHAEL IGARA COUNTY EAST BUSHENYI YES MAYENDE STEPHEN DEDE BUKOOLI SOUTH COUNTY NAMAYINGO YES MBABAALI MUYANJA BUKOTO COUNTYSOUTH LWENGO YES MBAJU JACKSON BUSONGORA COUNTY SOUTH KASESE NO MBALIBULHA TABAN KIBAZANGA BUGHENDERA COUNTY BUNDIBUGYO YES MBAYO ESTHER MBULAKUBUZA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE LUUKA YES MBEIZA MARGARET KISIRA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KALIRO YES MBOGO KEZEKIA BUDAKA COUNTY BUDAKA YES MBWATEKAMWA GAFFA KASAMBYA COUNTY MUBENDE NO MIGADDE ROBERT NDUGWA BUVUMA ISLANDS COUNTY BUVUMA NO MIREMBE LYDIA DAPHINE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUTAMBALA YES MORIKU JOYCE KADUCU DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE MOYO MPUUGA MATHIAS MASAKA MUNICIPALITY MASAKA NO MUDUKOI FRED ODUCHU BUTEBO COUNTY PALLISA YES MUGEMA PETER IGANGA MUNICIPALITY IGANGA MUGENI MILLY DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUTALEJA YES MUGISA MUHANGA MARGARET BURAHYA COUNTY KABAROLE YES MUGOYA KYAWA GASTER BUKOOLI COUNTY NORTH BUGIRI YES MUGUME ROLAND RUKUNGIRI MUNICIPALITY RUKUNGIRI NO MUHEIRWE DANIEL M. BUHAGUZI COUNTY HOIMA YES MUHINDO HAROLD TONNY BUKONZO COUNTY EAST KASESE NO MUKASA JULIUS OPONDO BUJUMBA COUNTY KALANGALA NO MUKASA WILSON MURULI BUDYEBO COUNTY NAKASONGOLA YES MUKISA ROBINA HOPE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE NAMAYINGO YES MUKODA JULIE ZABWE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE MAYUGE YES MUKULA FRANCIS AGULE COUNTY PALLISA YES MULINDWA ISAAC SSOZI LUGAZI MUNICIPALITY BUIKWE YES MUNYAGWA MUBARAK SSERUNGA KAWEMPE DIVISION SOUTH KAMPALA MUSANA ERIC BUYAGA EAST COUNTY KIBAALE YES MUSASIZI HENRY ARIGANYIRA RUBANDA COUNTY EAST KABALE YES MUSOKE PAUL SEBULIME BUIKWE COUNTY NORTH BUIKWE YES MUSOKE ROBERT BUDIOPE WEST COUNTY BUYENDE YES MUTEBI DAVID RONNIE BUIKWE COUNTY SOUTH BUIKWE YES MUTEBI NOAH WANZALA NAKASONGOLA COUNTY NAKASONGOLA YES MUTONYI ROSE MASAABA BUBULO COUNTY WEST MANAFWA YES MUTUUZO PEACE REGIS DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUNYANGABU YES MUWANGA KIVUMBI MUHAMMAD BUTAMBALA COUNTY BUTAMBALA MUYANJA JOHNSON SSENYONGA MUKONO COUNTY SOUTH MUKONO NO MUYINGO JOHN CHRYSOSTOM BAMUNANIKA COUNTY LUWEERO YES MWESIGE KASAIJA ADOLF BUNYANGABU COUNTY KABAROLE YES MWESIGWA RUKUTANA RUSHENYI COUNTY NTUNGAMO YES MWESIGYE FRED NYABUSHOZI COUNTY KIRUHURA YES MWIJUKYE FRANCIS BUHWEJU COUNTY BUHWEJU NO MWINE MPAKA YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE WESTERN YES NABAKOOBA JUDITH NALULE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE MITYANA YES NABAYIGA IDAH DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KALANGALA YES NABBANJA ROBINAH DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KIBAALE YES NABULINDO KWOBA JANE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUSIA NO NAGGAYI NABILAH SEMPALA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KAMPALA NAGWOMU MOSES MUSAMBA BUNYOLE EAST COUNTY BUTALEJA YES NAIGAGA MARIAM DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE NAMUTUMBA YES NAJJUMA SARAH DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE NAKASEKE YES NAKATE LILLIAN SEGUJJA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE LUWEERO YES NAKAWUNDE SARAH DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE MPIGI NO NAKAYENZE CONNIE GALIWANGO DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE MBALE NO NALULE SAFIA JUUKO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES YES NAMAYANJA FLORENCE BUKOTO COUNTY EAST MASAKA NO NAMBESHE JOHN BAPTIST MANJIYA COUNTY BUDUDA NO NAMOE STELLA NYOMERA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE NAPAK YES NAMUGANZA PERSIS PRINCESS BUKONO COUNTY NAMUTUMBA YES NAMUGWANYA BENNY BUGEMBE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE MUBENDE YES NAMUJJU CISSY DIONIZIA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE LWENGO YES NAMUKULA GRACE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE YES NAMUYANGU KACHA JENIPHER DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KIBUKU YES NANDALA MAFABI NATHAN JAMES BUDADIRI COUNTY WEST SIRONKO NO NANKABIRWA ANN MARIA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KYANKWANZI YES NANKABIRWA RUTH SENTAMU DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KIBOGA YES NANSUBUGA ROSEMARY SENINDE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE WAKISO YES NANTABA IDAH ERIOS DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KAYUNGA NANYONDO VERONICA NAMAGANDA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUKOMANSIMBI NO NAUWAT ROSEMARY DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE AMUDAT YES NAYEBALE SYLIVIA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE GOMBA YES NDAMIRA CATHELINE ATWAKIIRE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KABALE YES NDEEZI ALEX PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES YES NGABIRANO CHARLES RWAMPARA COUNTY MBARARA YES NINSIIMA BOAZ KASIRABO KOOKI COUNTY RAKAI YES NIRINGIYIMANA JAMES KABERUKA KINKIZI COUNTY WEST KANUNGU NO NIWAGABA WILFRED NDORWA COUNTY EAST KABALE NOKRACH WILLIAM WILSON PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES YES NSAMBA OSHABE PATRICK KASSANDA COUNTY NORTH MUBENDE NO NSEREKO MUHAMMAD KAMPALA CENTRAL DIVISION KAMPALA NO NSUBUGA SIMEO KASSANDA COUNTY SOUTH MUBENDE YES NTENDE ROBERT BUNYA COUNTY SOUTH MAYUGE YES NYAKECHO ANNET TORORO NORTH COUNTY TORORO YES NYIIRA ZERUBABEL MIJUMBI BURULI COUNTY MASINDI YES NZOGHU MUSABE WILLIAM BUSONGORA COUNTY NORTH KASESE NO OBALOKER ONEK HILARY LAMWO COUNTY LAMWO YES OBIGA MARIO KANIA TEREGO EAST COUNTY ARUA YES OBOTH MARKSONS JACOB WEST BUDAMA COUNTY SOUTH TORORO YES OBUA DENIS HAMSON AJURI COUNTY ALEBTONG YES OCEN PETER KOLE SOUTH COUNTY KOLE NO OCHEN JULIUS KAPELEBYONG COUNTY AMURIA NO ODONGA OTTO ARUU COUNTY PADER NO ODONGO JEJE ABUBAKHAR ORUNGO COUNTY AMURIA YES ODUR JACK LUTANYWA KIBANDA SOUTH COUNTY KIRYANDONGO YES ODUR JONATHAN ERUTE COUNTY SOUTH LIRA OGAMA ALLI ISMAIL LOWER MADI COUNTY ARUA YES OGENGA LATIGO MORRIS AGAGO NORTH COUNTY AGAGO NO OGONG FELIX OKOT DOKOLO SOUTH COUNTY DOKOLO NO OGUZU LEE DENIS MARACHA COUNTY MARACHA NO OGWANG PETER USUK COUNTY KATAKWI YES OKABE PATRICK SERERE COUNTY SERERE YES OKELLO ANTHONY KIOGA COUNTY AMOLATAR YES OKELLO BONNY DESALES KOLE NORTH COUNTY KOLE YES OKELLO.P CHARLES ENGOLA OYAM COUNTY NORTH OYAM YES OKIN P.P. OJARA CHUA WEST COUNTY KITGUM NO OKORI-MOE JANET GRACE AKECH DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE ABIM YES OKOT PETER TOCHI COUNTY GULU NO OKUMU RONALD REGAN ASWA COUNTY GULU NO OKUPA ELIJAH KASILO COUNTY SERERE NO OKWIR SAMUEL MOROTO COUNTY ALEBTONG YES OLANYA GILBERT KILAK SOUTH COUNTY AMURU NO OLEGA ASHRAF NOAH ARINGA COUNTY YUMBE YES OMONY OSCAR YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE NORTHERN YES ONEGIU LAWRENCE BIYIKA ORA COUNTY ZOMBO YES ONGALO-OBOTE CLEMENT KALAKI COUNTY KABERAMAIDO YES ONGIERTHO EMMANUEL JOR JONAM COUNTY NEBBI NO ONYANGO GIDEON SAMIA BUGWE COUNTY NORTH BUSIA YES ONZIMA GODFREY ARINGA NORTH COUNTY YUMBE YES OPOLOT ISIAGI PATRICK KACHUMBALA COUNTY BUKEDEA YES OPOLOT JACOB RICHARDS PALLISA COUNTY PALLISA YES OROT ISMAEL KANYUM COUNTY KUMI YES ORYEM HENRY OKELLO CHUA EAST COUNTY KITGUM YES OSEGGE ANGELLINE ASIO DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE SOROTI NO OSEKU RICHARD ORIEBO KIBALE COUNTY PALLISA YES OSORU MOURINE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE ARUA YES OTIENO OKOTH RICHARD WEST BUDAMA COUNTY NORTH TORORO YES OTTO EDWARD MAKMOT AGAGO COUNTY AGAGO YES OULA GEORGE INNOCENT UPDF REPRESENTATIVE YES OULANYAH JACOB OMORO COUNTY OMORO OUMA GEORGE ABOTT BUKOOLI ISLAND COUNTY NAMAYINGO YES OYET SIMON NWOYA COUNTY NWOYA NO RUHUNDA ALEX FORT PORTAL MUNICIPALITY KABAROLE NO RWABUSHAIJA MARGARET.N WORKERS REPRESENTATIVES YES RWABWOGO SYLVIA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KABAROLE NO RWAKIMARI BEATRICE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE NTUNGAMO YES RWAKOOJO ROBINA GUREME GOMBA WEST COUNTY GOMBA YES RWAMIRAMA BRIGHT ISINGIRO COUNTY NORTH ISINGIRO YES RWEMULIKYA IBANDA NTOROKO COUNTY NTOROKO YES SABIITI DENIS RUBANDA COUNTY WEST KABALE NO SEBAGGALA ABDULATIF KAWEMPE DIVISION NORTH KAMPALA NO SEGUYA LUBYAYI JOHN BOSCO MAWOKOTA COUNTY SOUTH MPIGI YES SEKINDI AISHA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KALUNGU YES SEMATIMBA PETER SIMON BUSIRO COUNTY SOUTH WAKISO YES SILWANY SOLOMON BUKOOLI COUNTY CENTRAL BUGIRI YES SIZOMU GERSHOM RABBI BUNGOKHO COUNTY NORTH MBALE NO SOYEKWO KENNETH TINGEY COUNTY KAPCHORWA YES SSEBIKAALI YOWEERI JOEL NTWETWE COUNTY KYANKWANZI YES SSEKABIITO JOSEPH MAWOGOLA COUNTY SSEMBABULE YES SSEKANDI EDWARD KIWANUKA BUKOTO COUNTY CENTRAL MASAKA YES SSEKIKUBO THEODORE LWEMIYAGA COUNTY SSEMBABULE NO SSEMBATYA EDWARD NDAWULA KATIKAMU COUNTY SOUTH LUWEERO YES SSEMPALA KIGOZI EMMANUEL MAKINDYE-SSABAGABO MUNICIPALITY WAKISO NO SSEMPIJJA VINCENT BAMULANGAKI KALUNGU COUNTY EAST KALUNGU YES SSEMUJJU IBRAHIM KIRA MUNICIPALITY WAKISO SSEMULI ANTHONY MUBENDE MUNICIPALITY MUBENDE NO SSENTONGO ROBINA DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE KYOTERA NO SSEWANYANA ALOIZIOUS ALLAN MAKINDYE DIVISION WEST KAMPALA SSEWUNGU JOSEPH GONZAGA KALUNGU COUNTY WEST KALUNGU NO SUUBI KYINYAMATAMA JULIET .K DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE RAKAI YES TAAKA AGNES WEJULI DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BUGIRI YES TABANI IDI AMIN KIBANDA NORTH COUNTY KIRYANDONGO YES TAKIRWA FRANCIS (COL.) UPDF REPRESENTATIVE YES TAYEBWA THOMAS RUHINDA NORTH COUNTY MITOOMA YES TIMUZIGU KAMUGISHA MICHAEL KAJARA COUNTY NTUNGAMO NO TINKASIIMIRE BARNABAS BUYAGA WEST COUNTY KIBAALE NO TUMUHEIRWE FRED RUJUMBURA COUNTY RUKUNGIRI NO TUMURAMYE GENENSIO KASHONGI COUNTY KIRUHURA YES TUMUSIIME ROSEMARY BIKAAKO ENTEBBE MUNICIPALITY WAKISO YES TUMWEBAZE FRANK KAGYIGYI KIBALE EAST COUNTY KAMWENGE YES TUMWESIGYE ELIODA SHEEMA COUNTY NORTH SHEEMA YES TUMWINE ANNE MARY DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE NTOROKO YES TUMWINE ELLY TUHIRIRWE (GEN.) UPDF REPRESENTATIVE YES TURYAHIKAYO KEBIRUNGI RUBABO COUNTY RUKUNGIRI YES TUSIIME MICHAEL MBARARA MUNICIPALITY MBARARA YES TWESIGYE JOHN NTAMUHIIRA BUNYARUGURU COUNTY RUBIRIZI YES TWESIGYE NATHAN ITUNGO KASHARI SOUTH COUNTY MBARARA YES TWINAMASIKO ONESIMUS BUGANGAIZI EAST COUNTY KIBAALE YES WAIRA KYEWALABYE MAJEGERE BUNYA COUNTY EAST MAYUGE YES WAKABI PIUS BUGAHYA COUNTY HOIMA ABSTAINED WALUSWAKA JAMES BUNYOLE WEST COUNTY BUTALEJA YES WALYOMU MUWANIKA MOSES KAGOMA COUNTY JINJA YES WAMAKUYU MUDIMI ELGON COUNTY BULAMBULI YES WAMALA NAMBOZO FLORENCE DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE SIRONKO YES WAMANGA WAMAI JACK MBALE MUNICIPALITY MBALE WATENGA GODFREY NABUTANYI LUTSESHE COUNTY BUDUDA YES WATONGOLA REHEMA TIWUWE KAMULI MUNICIPALITY KAMULI YES WEKOMBA SARAH NAMBOZO DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE BULAMBULI YES WOBOYA VICENT BUDADIRI COUNTY EAST SIRONKO YES YAGUMA WILBERFORCE KASHARI NORTH COUNTY MBARARA YES YERI OFWONO APOLLO TORORO MUNICIPALITY TORORO YES ZAAKE FRANCIS MITYANA MUNICIPALITY MITYANA NO
Who ever Sold Uganda and betrayed Ugandans, should be considered an enemy of Ugandans
December 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm #1380
IS THE COUNTRY READY FOR ANOTHER ARMED STRUGGLE?
The situation today in Uganda is worse than when Museveni waged a war in 1980. Corruption is at its worst ever in our nation, police brutalities are worse, poverty, road accidents, lawlessness, and militarism are the order of the day. We cannot just keep on watching our nation turned into a military camp and just hope for the best. Calls for an armed struggle to defend the constitution must become louder. Museveni was ready to go to the bushes if one tampered with the constitution and its time we made good on his promise.
Parliament has been turned into Luweero bushes again. Museveni said he is a rebel in a suit and what he ment by going back to the bushes, the bushes have come to him in parliament. Sad times for our country. We need to use force to defend the constitution.
Our nation has been under illegal occupation and we can use force to bring our country back to tract. Museveni is on the record numerous times stating that after 75, one couldn’t lead the nation and he was to retire. The way things are going in Uganda today, only those that have force behind their decision making are listened to.
The nation has spoken overwhelmingly against the age limit amendments and parliament is there to represent people’s interests not one dictator’s interest. This is Museveni I knew in the late 1970s and he has not changed at 75years.
Calls for an armed struggle is an avoidable because thats the direction NRM regime is forcing those that have no forces behind their decisions into an armed struggle again. Our nation has gone through wars due to greedy politicians. Museveni has been behind all the sufferings Uganda as a nation has gone through and its time to do without him.
December 21, 2017 at 4:06 pm #1383
reject Museveni's military dictatorship
The urgent need to increase everyday forms of resistance is on for those of us who reject Museveni’s military dictatorship. His intentional meddling with the constitution using corrupted legislators and intimidation by armed forces inside our parliament was clear for all and sundry. Lifting presidential age limits in order to favour his life presidency was synchronised with extension of the term limits from five to seven years. The blatant abuse of power to entrench his autocratic system of tyranny was in full view of observers. The throbbing phallus that repeatedly abuses Mother Uganda stands exposed before all of us.
Rather than fold our tools of resistance, now is the time for all of us opposed to the raping regime to summon our reserves of strength and double up our efforts. Rather than wither with despair, now is the time to engage higher gears of our contestation against all forms of bad governance. Considering that the enemy has elongated his years of gang-raping our country, we must make it extremely difficult for abuse of state power to just happen. Starting last night, we must resist harder. Rather than quietly bending over, spreading our legs and yielding to this regime’s raping, we shall scream louder, scratch deadlier, kick harder, punch uglier, even pepper our vaginas, and variously wound Museveni’s phallus of abuse.
Uganda belongs to all of us who choose Ugandaness. Nobody should be allowed to make us ashamed of our country. Nobody should get away with misruling Ugandans in our homeland. Since they choose to force themselves on us, we must make them accountable to us for everything they do. “Kabwa kabbi kagumya mugongo,” the Baganda say. Last night they stole our will from us again, they had better strengthen their backs upon which our civil acts of resistance will fall. Every act of rape will wound that Musevenic phallus and the entire body of dictators until we collapse the rapist regime.
December 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm #1384
WAR ON AMENDING ARTICLE 102B IS BETWEEN UGANDANS AND THE PRESIDEN
Amending the constitution especially article 102b is not a fight between the opposition and NRM. It is a betrayal between the President and Ugandans. Why hurry to change the constitution right now?
It is easy to talk like Frank Tumwebaze when you have never experienced hardship through his life. He has been spoon fed from childhood and does not know the price of not having medicine in hospitals nor lacking a good school. Of course opposition have no numbers and money to defeat NRM in parliament. But do not betray the nation through amending article 102b. This matter is not between NRM and the opposition. It is between Ugandans and the President. NRM will not be forgiven for weakening the constitution because it has more MPs in parliament. This will not benefit the country as Frank Tumwebaze puts it. It will continue to give more leverage to some people in government who are happy to squander the public purse by giving themselves more time to destroy the country.
Worse, it seems to me that the constitution has not been benefiting most Ugandans. If General Otafire threatens to go back to the bush if Ugandans refuse to allow him amend the constitution, it clearly shows that their are some people in government who want to muzzle Ugandans through oppressive means at all costs even by using an armed struggle. It paints a very bleak picture for future generations and wipes away the notion of those who claim the title of “Freedom Fighters” when the same freedom is denied to people the “Freedom Fighters” fought for.
CROOKED AND STEALTH WAY OF GOVERNMENT PROJECTS
Frank Tumwebaze lists the projects the government has been building for over 30 years. He forgets to mention the scandals and huge lose of money through fraudulent acts by government officials or government linked contractors. These are the projects he mentioned:-
I would argue all Ugandans to do research on the above projects on how much money Ugandans have lost through scrupulous government officials and contractors. The country can’t be taken for a ride anymore by some people in government benefiting from looting government resources at the expense of ordinary Ugandans.
I would like to tell government officials that millions of NRM supporters and voters including me are against the process that has been undertaken to change this bill and the extension of parliamentary term from 5 – 7 years. It is a reckless act with a lot of arrogance perpetuated by some NRM officials without even consulting their constituency members like Mityana MP who boasted that NRM is better than the people who gave him a mandate to represent them. A political party can’t be better nor above it’s members and supporters.
This issue will not end tonight especially if it is passed. It will cause a lot uncertainty and grieve among most citizens. There is nothing more troubling than when citizens are not listened to by their government. Remember 1980. Never use majority as an oppressive tool. Ask British Prime Minister Theresa May who is just hanging on for taking voters for granted.
We will not be part of the acts that muzzle Ugandans by scrupulous leaders. This issue and many others may lead to an exodus of members and supporters to find an alternative political path to NRM as a right to express themselves freely and help unite the country.
David Wangusi Masinde
London United Kingdom
December 21, 2017 at 4:20 pm #1385
December 21, 2017 at 4:27 pm #1386
Reaping what we sow!
It’s crystal clear on 20/12/2017. Mps acted against our wishes.
I take cognisance that whereas ours(Mp, Rukiga County, Rukiga District ) stayed at large during consultation meetings , he got the courage to go and vote a YES.
It’s unfortunate. We stood and watched in dismay….
It’s NOT the BEST our Mps did to us.
We were keenly observant. Thank God, it was done in broad day.
What you showed us is what you believe in. But, you acted against what the nationals believe in.
We were not surprised. You dumped our country where you want it to be.
We shall raise up and redeem our country.
We are not the weakest. We did let you do what was within your mandate.
You will want to do to us what we sent you for when it is too late.
You earned your master a Christmas gift. Believe me or not, you lost our trust.
We are acting our own way.
For those who bore the courage to vote for a NO, we do NOT have much we can bequeath to you.
All we know is, you became HEROES to our nation.
Merry Christmas and a blessed New year.
December 21, 2017 at 4:39 pm #1387
Fellow Uganda and Country men, I greet you all in the name if our Lord Jesus Christ. I thank k him for the care good health and protection up-to this day.
I consider and put into account, the fact that this is a critical moment in our country Uganda, a moment where the nation is divided and torn apart, with others jubilating and others shading tears for their beloveth country Uganda. I have fought with myself to try understand all the two camps for all that they agitated for. Am a true believer in democracy, I believe in the peopls power and the power of the majority. I want to commend the opposition for their sacrifices and all they did within their capacity to try and block the amendments. I thank Hon. Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka H. E Bobi Wine. To me he reflected the ability that is shuttered in the young people. To me his works and zealth portrayed that to a greater extent no considerable change can be effected unless young blood takes hold of politics in Uganda. I thank you Bobi. Within that same spirit I want to thank the Hon. Jonathan Odur for his spirited fight, I thank Hon. Nganda Ssemujju, Theodore, Allan ssewanyana and most importantly I thank my good friend Leader of Opposition Hon. Winnie Kizza. You are a woman of valour who tried so hard to defend your belief and aspirations of your people. I also want to thank ghetto Hon. Raphael Magyezi for your firmness and boldness in either destroying or bettering Uganda, and I want to thank all those who supported the amendment. Regardless of how I judge you all Uganda is already in a course you all decided it to be. It’s just a matter of time before results of your deeds become visible.
Dear Hon, members of parliament, on an independent perspective I want to bring to light a few things that were worthy your considerations before the voting. The preamble of the very constitution you amended states that the constitution is a result of the reflection on the socio-economic and political history of our country Uganda which is characterized with turmoil and political instability. When consulted majority of Ugandans indeed said no. I believe they said no not because they hate H. E Kaguta Museveni, but because they put Uganda above the president. They envisaged a Uganda with fresh blood and a Uganda under a new generation to propel development. It’s no doubt president museveni did his best to bring about and consolidate development in the country. I honestly believe with due respect President Museveni deserved to have a befitting retirement. I am only saddened that our history will repeat itself and we may not have a personality to reflect on interms of governance. As a country we have failed to develop the culture of constitutionalism. Whereas I agreed 100% with reasons for removal of the age limit I want to believe the timing is wrong. Specifically after majority Ugandans after your consultation said no I really desired to withdraw my support but couldn’t. I bet Hon. Magyezi too wished to pull out the bill Hut just couldn’t. I want us to reflect on our history. President Obote overthrew the independence constitution in 1966,deposed the kabaka and dictated 1967 pigeon hall constitution verhmently forcing members of parliament to accept. This precipitated and blessed a bad culture that saw colonel Idd Amin deposed Obote and overthrew the constitution and he ushered in an era of military decree that destroyed Uganda. The days that followed suit were of turmoil not until when president Museveni took power in1986 and after periods of nationwide consultation promulgated the 1995 constitution which he personally remarked then that was the best constitution and indeed that was true. He promised not to touch it and to rule and relinquish power. For some reasons he extended his stay which could be understandable. In 2005 you members of parliament pushed for amendment removing age limit and you gave mzee a chance again. To me this was enough favour for him. 2017 you have not only removed age limits but also extended your stay in power. I will not blame president Museveni for anything, and if he says he is contesting because the people loves him I agree with him. Uganda’s problem will and is not Museveni. Uganda’s problem is the Members of parliament. No explanation can you give to pin the Museveni factor as behind your decision. No one has the power to force you to support what you don’t believe in. Amonding did not support and she is not dead. The problem with Uganda’s MPs are character and affluence. I can’t say Museveni is drunk with power, it’s the MPs obsessed with the desire to be favoured and rise big with power. All socio-economic and political problems of Uganda are because of the so called Manners of parliament. In what you all did on 20th Dec, 2017 history will harshly judge you. If you represented the true aspirations of your people(which you didn’t) then so be it. Sooner or later public reactions will show. I want to let you all be aware that a possible reign of terror awaits Uganda. Don’t be surprised when unnecessary disappearances begin, for it’s widely expected.
To fellow youth and Ugandans, in my humble opinion let’s do all we can to emancipate ourselves. It’s time we reflect on the things that matter the most to us. It’s time we shift focus from the political hullabaloo and shift track to microfinance and entrepreneurship. We can not be able to win the so called tormentors unless we are financially stable. The power that be continues to dominate and rule over you, these MPs continues to deceive and manipulate you because you are poor and desires political favor from them. Let’s shift track to agriculture,innovativeness and microfinance development to facilitate the struggle for governance and democratic ideology. We can do better once we are able to ensure independent sustainability.
It’s not only with the Uganda government but everywhere that megalamoniacism is the order of every government. Thats why civilized democracy are able to facilitate change because of their economic vibrancy. Many seems to mistake this, Identify myself with the government and work in their interest as far as development and good governance is concerned. I do not and will never tolerate things that aren’t in the interest of the people to whom power dwells. Let’s work together for a common good.
We build Uganda for the future
December 21, 2017 at 4:54 pm #1388
Hello Uganda . my sincere apologies to every one who was hurt by what happened to the constitution of this country on 20/12/2017 which has entered in the history books of the world as the day when the governing book of the nation was trashed in the dust bin of no hope . but I would like to thank every one that didn’t consider this as a victory or loss on either NRM as a party or FDC but as a battle of rescuing this nation . as we all know everything has its own time . time to die time to live . I would think there is time to make and time to destroy time to build and time to cast down . I want to assure you my friends that this is a ‘sad’ time to only those without a hope or a future but let me assure you right now that Africa’s future is guaranteed . our future doesn’t lie in what is happening today around us but what we are doing to shape it the way we want . let’s not mourn for the dead .. Let the the dead burry their dead what is your part in their crying . but let’s gather together now and put our heads together and pave a way towards the betterment of all of Ugandans thus building Africa .
We must stop running towards the cameras and running to the back stage and plan on what to do . men and women of this great nation I call upon you to come together and we liberate ourselves from any form of blackmail, lies , delusions, mistrusts and blame games
This is us not them
This is me and you
This is our war not their war
Together we can build Uganda
God bless you , God bless Africa .
December 21, 2017 at 5:02 pm #1389
It is totally up sad that our young potato mounds struggling to grow in such a dry season are being attacked a gain by greedy swines more hungry than before. What hurts us they are being led by a foreign greedy hog with a very long snout, very hungry and determined to destroy the young potato veins and the mounds completely down and not ready to leave the garden. Farmers are crying because they are left with no option. Many farmers have attempted to chase it with stones and sticks but it has failed. The hog is very powerful, intelligent and plentiful than them with a lion’s share in favor of it because they run after its golddish dung that gives wealth since they are poor and many support it because they share some resemble ness of a long snout with the hog . We are worried of where we are going to get food and fees in such season and who is going to drive out such a giant greedy hog from our garden. What gives hope to the farmers that the hog is aged and they are just waiting the day for its death . all we just surrender to God to find a solution to this greedy giant hog or else its sad news for our gardens.
Farmers think twice or else we will be left with an empty garden.
January 23, 2018 at 4:17 pm #204000
I WOULD RATHER BE DISOWNED BY NRM THAN MY CONSTITUENTS
Richard Muhumuza Gafabusa Bwamba County MP (NRM) Voted NO
Question – We understand you met the President before voting in Parliament. What reasons did you give him for not supporting an amendment he campaigned for?
Answer “I haven’t met the President on my own, but we only met him as the Legal Affairs committee to present to him our report. But even when we went there, he was quick to say that ‘please let us talk as a committee and don’t bring your constituency issues here’. I think he had learnt that some of our voters had said no. So we were limited to the committee work.”
“But immediately I came back from my consultations, I met the chief whip and Prime Minister one-on-one and I also put in writing the position of my voters. The chief whip assured me that she would present my issues to the President.
And if there was a convincing response to the issues raised by my voters, perhaps they would have revoked their earlier position. But there was no response. So voters asked me never to dare touch it and they even threatened to burn my house by the way.”
By Richard Muhumuza Gafabusa Bwamba County MP (NRM) Voted NO against the infamous removal of article 102b.
My comment DWM
Any political party that takes it’s constituents, members, supporters and well wishers for granted fails to understand the basic codes of democracy and common purpose of the said organisation. Political parties exist because of people not the other way round. History is the best teacher. Political parties which have felt so comfortable in power and ignored the cries of citizens all went down the tube of oblivion. This has been so especially in personalised organisations where the founders controlled the party as a hereditary commodity or family business. Take an example of Uganda Peoples Congress that was controlled by Dr Milton Obote and Kenya African National Union where President Daniel Arap Moi turned it into his own little business. Both UPC and KANU have ended up being led by family members even today. I fear to say that National Resistance Movement is no different. It has the traits of both KANU and UPC that shut any criticism out and called those who dared to point out mistakes as traitors. Political parties come and go but citizens and country go no where.
Political parties should be channels which use and manage tax payers cash to deliver services as promised in their manifestos or as required by the nation.
Just as other millions of Ugandans, I believe that Uganda deserves better than what is on the menu at the moment. The country is being governed like an animal farm and is losing control in all spheres including security that is seeing too many people being hacked to death by criminals in collaboration with some rogue security agents.
Almost every program projected by government has ended up losing huge amounts of money. The failure to deal with the cancer of corruption is killing more people than rebels. People are dying in hospitals due to lack of both medicine and equipment. Theatres do not function and lack almost everything from gloves to injection needles. There is no water in most health centres and hospitals. Nurses, Midwives, doctors, clinical staff etc are not paid on time.
Police Stations still have the colonial Mabati round small or mud huts for officers. People who are supposed to keep law and order are under paid. Their Pensions delayed or lost in the system. Their families are in serious financial problems.
It does not stop their. Anyone who has ever been to Special Forces Command and Army Barracks knows that 90% of the houses are so ancient, dilapidated and rundown. Our heroic officers and their families live in very bad conditions while the country loses billions of shillings every other day. Remember the police and the army are the backbone of security; that is law and order. Most army schools are not better than government run down schools around the country. The lives of the citizens come first than keeping some people in government.
It is a tragedy that the government has prioritised passing out military personnel every year and ignored the fundamental foundations of a growing country through education and Health. The Armed Forces or the Military is there to protect already healthy and well looked after citizens not ill, sick and illiterate people.
These are but a few issues critically facing Uganda. Failure for those given the mandate to solve these problems produces a backlash and must expect a revolt from the voters. Those in authority have themselves to blame. They have been given so many chances. Uganda deserves better.
David Wangusi Masinde
January 23, 2018 at 8:55 pm #204005
Crimes Against Humanity Committed By NRM
The Crimes Against Humanity Committed By NRM Chairman Rubaga/Boda boda 2010 Chairman Hajji Kitatta And His Militia Group.
The night of August 3, 2017 will always remain vivid in Desderio Byamukama’s mind.
It is the day he lost his right hand after he was attacked by Boda Boda 2010 members.
“At around 9pm, I was attacked by three members of Boda Boda 2010 in Makindye as I returned home and they demanded to know where my stage was before asking that I present my membership card,” a teary Byamukama, a born of Gomba district..
“When I told them I didn’t have Boda Boda 2010 membership card, they ganged against me.
According to the 28 year old boda boda rider, a scuffle ensued. His attackers tried to grab his ride while he tried to hold firm, gripping it tightly.
“Before I could know, I had been cut several times in the head. I then turned to see who was cutting me and in a blink of the eye, I saw someone ready to cut off my head. I lifted my hands to try to stop him but unfortunately the panga got my hand and it was chopped off.”
Byamukama says he fell to the ground and his attackers took off with his motorcycle thinking he was dead. He later regained consciousness and crawled to safety.
Byamukama shows off the cuts on his head inflicted by members of Boda Boda 2010. He however narrates that the first person who came to his rescue thought he was a robber.
“I took time convincing him that my motorcycle had been stolen before he called on other people for help,” he said.
He says he told that people who gathered around him what had happened and they called police who later rushed him to Mulago hospital.
At Mulago, he spent more than a month in pain before he was discharged and returned home after he got better.
Byamukama was among the Century boda boda riders association members who held a press conference on Monday at Ovino Complex to jubilate against Boda boda 2010 alleged downfall.
Problem is, he could not fully jubilate especially whenever other members clapped their hands.
Hard knock life
Byamukama who lives in Lukuli Nanganda in Makindye division says being the eldest in their family back in Gomba, he was always looked up to for assistance in terms of finding school fees for his little brothers.
This however changed the day he was attacked and he can no longer fend for them.
“I can no longer work for myself. I live off handouts from friends and neighbours,” he says.
Byamukama has no simple words for Boda Boda 2010 members led by their jailed patron Abudallah Kitatta whom he says need to be brought to book for terrorising fellow boda boda riders.
He says he is happy that the leadership of the notorious group has been checked, adding he is ready to testify against his tormentors in courts of law to ensure justice prevails.
January 26, 2018 at 6:16 pm #204338
Human Rights Activist, Willington Ssekadde, Abuses, Traumatises and Denies me my Babies aged 3 and 2 years.
“I have beaten you, insulted you and chased you but you are not leaving. If you don’t want to leave this house alive, tell your people to buy a coffin in which they will take you.” Said the father of my two children
“I will stay here and raise my kids,” I responded amid tears generated by the blow I had just received on my head before my kids, who were more or less used to this scenario.
“Are these the bu-ones keeping you here? Take them and go or else, leave them to die from here. After all I have my other kids and a woman who are meant to be staying here,” he said before driving off in his Mercedes Benz Compressor UAX 450K.
“Daddy is bad,” said my innocent daughter, trying to comfort me.
As I looked at the big house and my Pajero UAZ 871J parked on the one-acre compound, I missed the good old days Willington and I had in our two-roomed Muzigo in Kireka, with not even enough compound space for a boda to park but we were happy.
Willington Ssekade and I met in March 2013 when he was working as the programs manager at Raising voices and I had just started a journalism career with the Observer Newspaper.
A few months later, his organisation was awarded a DFID project which came with lots of allowances and in a nutshell, our lives changed. He finally completed his house that he had been building for the last six years, expanded the plot from a mere 90×100 to one acre, bought two Mercedes Benzes, a Pajero, several plots of land, and constructed flats for rent in Mukono.
He asked me to have kids, promising he was going to marry me but two kids later and four years down the road there was no marriage. Any mention of the word would spark a beating.
He first laid his hand on me when I was six weeks pregnant with our first child in September 2013. Later at seven months of pregnancy, I had locked myself in the bathroom of our rented Kireka muzigo to escape his beating when he forcefully kicked the door open, nearly killing me in the process. I went back home to my parents and delivered our daughter from there.
Seeing that our innocent child needed both her parents, I gave him another chance and in 2015, we had a second child, Malcolm Ssekadde who was prematurely born due to an infection and the stress I was enduring in the abusive violent marriage.
He never allowed me to go back to work and he beat me on several occasions for attempting to start working but in 2016 February, I put my foot down and started working. I endured his abuse but it only got worse until he started threatening to kill me for competing with him by working.
On the 7th April 2017 I left his house with nothing but only my kids and our clothes, not even a feeding bottle or spoon did I carry, save for the Pajero that I used for taking my suitcases to a friend’s home. I hired an Ipsum to take my children who were with my elder brother to my parents’ home in Mbale since I had no place to stay and I also to work that day despite my condition. I stayed with a friend, Dr. Mirembe Leila until I got my own place. He never called me or any member of my family to ask about us.
A week later, on the 14th of April, I went to Mbale to check on my kids and I was informed that Malcolm had been taken to an ENT and he needed immediate operation. His father and I were already aware of this so I called him to ask for money for the operation he was aware of. He didn’t pick so I sent a message. The response I got was heart breaking.
“If you can’t afford the operation, you burry him.”
My dad was willing to foot the bill but I decided to sell my supermarket to pay for my son’s operation the following week. One day while at FIDA I asked him for support so that I could bring the children to stay in Kampala where he could easily see them but he refused. I was working hard to pay up my loan and ensure that my children could come stay with me in Kampala as soon as I was financially stable.
After the boy had recovered, Willington went to my parents’ home to kidnap the kids but luckily, the neighbours saw him and called police. He was put on a seven year police bond and asked to start supporting the children. He only paid tuition and I took care of the other fees including requirements and shuttle services. He absolutely gave us no support apart from that. He sent lawyers and court bailiffs to take his car and I handed it over to them at Kiira road police.
In August, while at my parents’ home, attending to our son who was severely sick, I received a phone call from my daughter’s teacher telling me that a man claiming to be my daughter’s father had gone to school with armed police women led by ASP Lydia Birungi and AIP Sarah Kawuma and abducted my daughter along with the school headteacher, throwing the entire school in panic. And just like that she was gone. This directive as I later found out was issued by Maureen Atuhaire, the Director of Child and family protection unit, Naguru.
A few weeks later, he presented a custody order from Mukono court that had granted him custody to our two kids, Shanelle who was 3 years and Malcolm who was 23 months old. I was never summoned to court and the case was judged by a one Okwong in my absence. Since I was given visitation rights, I settled for that since I was tired of fighting and tossing the kids from one home to the other. What hurts me is that he doesn’t want me to see my children. He never picks my calls, he never calls me. I absolutely know nothing about my kids whereabouts as he keeps telling me they have shifted whenever I ask to see them. I last saw my kids in October after a prolonged battle of exchanging various emails with his lawyers who are always harassing and intimidating me and my family. He even sued my parents for taking care of my children without his permission. I sent them clothes and shoes last November and all I got in response were threats and insults to stay away from his children.
I had tried FIDA before but I wasn’t helped. This man is a renowned child rights activist who has sadly represented the country across the globe on issues pertaining children’s rights and more embarrassing, Gender based violence. He is currently working with World Education International. Due to his work history, he knows so many influential people in the family courts, Police, the gender and justice ministries, plus he has all the money to bribe anyone. He recently sent me messages telling me he had a new wife with whom they are raising my children. All I want are my kids. I have not heard from them in over three months since he and his relatives don’t talk to me.
Everytime I ask him to let me see my kids, it is as if I have opened a can of worms for endless insults. I’ve tried several lawyers but this man has so many connections. I tried drinking, out of frustration to forget but it didn’t work. I have since turned to prayer and abandoned my drinking habits to rebuild my life but my heart still aches for my little ones. They are too young to be on their own without me, especially with a father who is bitter with their mother, a father who has denied them the opportunity to enjoy their mother’s love especially at such a tender age. I forgave him and I am willing to have shared custody because I know we are both equally important in our children’s life but he is so bitter yet I am the victim in all this. I am so heart broken. I want my babies.
To all the women, activists, authorities, lawyers, fellow parents, journalists, for how long shall I and other women suffer in silence under the heavy boots of the rich and the connected? Don’t my children deserve their mother’s love? How can court award custody of such young kids to a father without hearing from their mother?
Please I beg of you, kindly help me share this message and tag whoever can help me access justice for my little ones. I know there is a kind lawyer out there who can help me access justice. Please help me rescue my children. I am totally stuck. Thank you very much and may the good Lord richly reward you.
January 26, 2018 at 6:53 pm #204339
IS UGANDA REALLY LIBERATED?IS YOWERI MUSEVENI A GOD CHOSEN LEADER?
I swear no one will ever convince me that NRM’s leadership was chosen by God and to me it’s not a guarantee that all leaders are chosen by God. Some are not.
If I may ask, are rebel leaders also chosen by God? If not by whom? What about the ones who rig elections against the will of the people? Does God encourage election malpractices?
First of all, killing and stealing are against God’s commandments so that disqualifies rebel leaders and illicit leaders from being God chosen.
If that is the case, NRM started as a rebel group led by its permanent leader Museveni that killed a lot of human beings for the sake of ruling Ugandans whose relatives they killed. How can we attach such leadership to God? God will never encourage killing people just because they refused you from being their leader. Museveni went to the bush after losing elections meaning people refused him.
So I will never accept that all leaders are chosen by God. That is the way religion consoles us when things are going out of hand.
Secondly, on the question of liberation, I refute it without doubt if anyone says we are liberated. We are just wasting money on celebrating a merely dictionary word which is not a reality for the case of Uganda.
We cannot call it liberation when the so called liberator is deliberating.
Where is the liberation if silent killing is still on the top news headlines?
Where is the liberation if police brutality, wantonness and injustices are still on the front pages of the news papers?
Where is the liberation if the Constitution has bowed down to exempt, exonerate and venerate some individuals contrary to the citizens interest?
Where is the liberation if public address is only peaceful for the members of the ruling party while the rest, only teargas?
Where is the liberation if a member of the ruling party can burn a tractor but walks away without any charges?
LIBERATION IS YET TO COME!
January 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm #204340
Da NRM took power on 26th-jan-1986,its now 32yrs & celebrations will b held at Boma grounds(Arua) bt here are 10 unanswered qns with dis rule!
1.b4 m7 Uganda airlines was functioning now its 32yrs wer is it!
2.Hospitals lyk Bugiri,Nebbi,Masaka,Raki,Mbale wer constructed on Amin/obote’s regime now who is responsible 4 their renovations & supply drugs 2 dem!
3.Regional banks lyk Bugisu co.Masaka reg.Bank,Greenland UCB wer privatised den collapsed who was responsible!
4.B4 NRM we had no free education but p’ple studied & da edication was productive today with free educ.we study to pass!
5.who is responsible 4 da killing ov p’ple whom we’ve not got report on!
6.Entebbe airport was constructed by Amin,da airfield constructed by m7 in Kajjansi collapsed!
7.Who is responsible 4 our money value downfall coz we hv da least money value in E.Africa.
8.Poor economic strategy,high taxes,rental costs who is responsoble!
9.Corruption in all g’vt bodies who is responsible 4 it!
July 11, 2019 at 9:15 am #204792
Betty Nambooze is a Mole
Betty Nambooze was never legally recruited in DP also. After being caught ready handed with corruption envelop at CBS radio by police in early 2000s, she was taken to jail. Elias lukwago with the help of former ssenkagale ssebana kizito tried their best to save her from the coolers of luzira Prison.
The high court convicted her but thanks to Elias Lukwago who managed to challenge the ruling and won her freedom on appeal. From there she declared her self a DP member since she was being pursued by Rev. Bakaluba mukasa her fellow NRM member. Mr ssebana helped her with some financial boost after prison.
So she didn’t enter DP from the smallest unit at the village as she wanted chameleon to do. She also entered from Kampala through Mr. Ssebana kizito and Elias lukwago . Betty Nambooze you were in NRM working first as Mukyakamukyaka official(Indoctrination) and later as Head of enforcement Mukono T.C. ,when you joined DP from Kampala you also started aspiring for higher position of MP mukono north. So let Chameleon be.
You and him are the same,both you were in NRM working for Dictator Yoweri museveni, you both entered DP the same way and you all wanted high offices as soon as you entered the party. The only difference between Betty Nambooze and chameleon is that you left NRM at different intervals.
April 11, 2020 at 6:52 pm #204909
On this day in April (11th) 1979, Kampala fell
On this day in April (11th) 1979, after 9 scary years of mass murder, torture, disappearances, trickery and betrayals, fear, hopelessness and helplessness including (like today, some giving up and joining in to ‘survive’), Kampala fell – liberated – by a combined forces of Ugandans backed by Tanzanians.
On that day, like today – as if a dream – David Oyite-Ojok -Africa’s Lion of War – announced (over Radio Uganda) that Idi Amin’s regime had fallen and the country was back….
For 9 years Amin – backed by Gaddafi – Saudi Arabia (and earlier, Britain & Israel) – had appeared invincible and seemingly never going anywhere after all, except for Libya – his allies – the army he had built was considered the second most powerful in tropical Africa outside then Boer South Africa.
Looking back and, looking in, while we await the chapter that God delivers with Corvid-19 and, as we look around Uganda and Africa, I am minded that nothing is impossible and certainly, nothing is for ever. Keep hope alive; Uganda is possible, just believe in better. (Ochieno)