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    A Drunkard And Fraudster Cannot Advise Me? Mayiga Fires Back At Mirundi And Gashumba, Warns Government To Stop Criminalizing Buganda Politicians….

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    As he marked seven years in office as the Buganda Prime Minister (Katikkiro), highly trained lawyer Charles Peter Mayiga has warned the central government on going silent when young Buganda politicians are being killed and criminalized.

    While addressing the Nation from his home in Lweza along Ntebe road, the Katikkiro warned that serious investigations should be carried out by the government to find out why young Buganda politicians are murdered.

    “Tribalism is bad and we have to fight it with all our strength, we cannot take lightly what Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Butebi Zaake said.  He said that he was tortured and beaten because of being Muganda,” Mayiga said.

    He wondered why Zaake was arrested like a terrorist yet he was just distributing food to the vulnerable people who are around his home.

    Mayiga said that President Museveni himself saw a number of NRM legislators including ministers distributing food but they were not arrested which evidently showed the high level of discrimination in the country and Mengo Government cannot be silent and look on.

    The Katikkiro also expressed discontent with the explanation given by the junior Internal Affairs Minister Obiga Kania who told the nation that no one tortured Zaake but he injured himself while on a police pickup upon arrest.

    The fire spitting Mayiga said that a number of young Baganda politicians like Ritah Namirembe, Dan Kyeyune among others have been murdered in cold blood. Mayiga challenged government to take disciplinary action against the culprits especially those who tortured Honorable Zaake.

    WARNS DRUNKARD AND FRAUDSTER WHO ARE ATTACKING HIM

    Mayiga also used his speech to fire back at some people who he says are being used by his enemies to malign his achievements as Buganda premier.

    “I want to warn the people of Buganda not to be misled by some fraudster, he was arrested on fraudulent offences, put on handcuffs, his shoes were removed and he was remanded to Luzira prison. Now which advice is such a person going to give? I saw him on social media attacking me, just ignore him,” Mayiga said.

    The Katikkiro further disclosed that surprisingly, the public doesn’t know the real job that this fraudster does a part from spreading false information and attacking Mengo administration on social media.

    Mayiga did not spare another well-known Mengo critic who he called a drunkard. He revealed that this drunkard is always on different televisions and radios attacking the Mengo Administration and him as a person.

    He wondered why national televisions give space to drunkards to mislead the public on Mengo issues.

    It should be remembered that recently, when city businessman Frank Gashumba was arrested, his shoes were removed and he was put on handcuff on allegations of impersonating a defense ministry official and conning some foreigners. Gashumba was prosecuted, imprisoned and later released. However, when he was having an interview recently, he attacked Mayiga for failing to deliver as the Kingdom Premier.

    On the other hand, Joseph Tamale Mirundi, the senior presidential adviser on media is another prominent Mayiga critic.

    Mirundi has on several occasions blasted Mayiga and some people in his administration as fraudsters.

    Many people think that Katikkiro’s message was directly targeting Gashumba as a fraudster and Mirundi as the drunkard.

    Mayiga said that the reason why the likes of Mirundi and Gashumba are attacking him is because he chased away mafias and people who were using Mengo for their own selfish gains. He revealed that for the seven years he has been Prime Minister, his administration has put all the kingdom dealings in light through proper accountability (obwerufu) which some of these people did not want.

    SPEAKS OUT ON CARS GIVEN TO BUGANDA MINISTERS

    Mayiga also refuted allegations that President Museveni bought off Buganda government that is why he gave Mengo Ministers cars and pays their salaries.

    Mayiga said that the cars were bought by Buganda Kingdom for the ministers and they are supposed to pay for them in installments.

    Recently, police arrested a one Mwesigwa Kasirivu, a former personal assistant to former Buganda Kingdom Minister Apollo Nelson Makubuya for alleging that the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi sold Buganda to Museveni that is why he gave kingdom ministers cars and he is paying their salaries.

    JANET M7 REFUSED BUGANDA’S PRAYER ON THE TEACHING OF LUGANDA

    Mayiga also said that the Minister of Education Janet Museveni refused the kingdom’s prayer to include the teaching of Luganda language on the national syllabus. He said the only response they got from Mrs. Museveni’s ministry was that they will engage them after the lockdown and see how the matter will be handled. Mayiga insisted that the teaching of vernacular languages like Luganda is very instrumental in the development of the country and keeping the country’s history. He wondered why Luganda language is being removed from the syllabus and yet foreign languages like Chinese are included.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Bobi Wine Summons NUP Legislators To Strategise On How To Save MP Zaake…

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    NUP boss Bobi Wine (L) and Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake

    National Unity Platform (NUP) Principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has summoned his party legislators to strategise on how to save Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Butebi Zaake from angry parliamentary leadership.

    According to credible sources in NUP, the meeting is expected to take place next week at their party headquarters in Kamwokya.

    Last week, Bobi Wine blasted his legislators for not giving enough support to their own (Zaake) when he was protesting deputy speaker Thomas Tayebwa’s ruling stopping him from debating the ongoing abduction of people especially in Buganda.

    “I want to salute Hon. Francis Zaake and tell him that as an individual, I am very proud of him. NUP is very proud of you and Ugandans that were abducted are very proud of you. Thank you for not conforming to the nonsense of parliament, thank you for not shutting up, thank you for doing exactly what you were elected to do,” he said.

    Even though Bobi Wine praised Zaake, Tayebwa referred him to the parliamentary disciplinary committee and the hearing of his matter kicked off on Tuesday.

    However, sources in NUP revealed that Bobi Wine wants his legislators to put up a spirited fight to frustrate the move of disciplining Zaake.

    These were days after the Speaker of parliament Annet Anita Among warned Zaake that parliament will take criminal action against him to recover the institution’s properties he declined to return after being removed from the position of the parliamentary commissioner.

    Among told parliament that Zaake declined to return the parliamentary car even though he has been informed in writing to return it

    Former Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa advised Bobi Wine to investigate Busiro East legislator Medard Lubega Ssegona who was acting as the Leader of Opposition on the day Zaake protested because he was the one who stopped other opposition legislators from joining Zaake and telling him to move out of the plenary.

    One of Bobi Wine’s Personal Assistant Julius Katongole said that the motive of the meeting that Bobi Wine summoned is not to condemn or attack anyone but it is about guiding them on how to work together and use parliament to fight president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s bad acts against poor Ugandans.

    He rubbished allegations making rounds that Bobi Wine summoned the legislators to introduce to them their new parliamentary leadership after firing Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba from the position of Leader of Opposition in Parliament.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Panic At KCCA As M7 Directs Minister Magyezi To Investigate RCC Burora Claim On Misuse Of PDM Cash…

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    Lubaga deputy RCC Burora (L) and Minister Magyezi (R)

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed in writing the local government minister Raphael Magyezi to investigate the allegation made by Lubaga Division Deputy Resident City Commissioner(RCC) Anderson Burora against Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) on mismanagement of the government Parish Development Modal cash.

    Minister Magyezi confirmed the development and said that the president directed him to present his findings to cabinet by the coming Monday so that the ministers discuss the matter.

    He said that the president was very concerned with the allegation made by Burora and praised him for standing his ground and speaksoff to the alleged government officials.

    Magyezi told theGrapevine that the president wants other Resident District Commissioners (RDC) to do what Burora did to inspect government projects for the good of the country.

    Last week, Burora suspended the operations of Parish Development Model citing irregularities in implementing the program by allocating the funds to people who are not supposed to benefit from it.

    “We have seen lists bearing names of people who are well off, who own cars, are salary earners and those who own big shops being fronted for Parish Development Model. The project was intended for the 39% population that lives hand-to-mouth, not those who surpassed that level,” Burora said.

    However, Aisha Nabisere, the KCCA Parish Development Model coordinator rubbished Burora’s allegations insisting that he was spreading falsehoods.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Lord Mayor Lukwago Reveals How KCCA Bosses are Conniving With City Tycoons To Swindle USD100M Hiding Under President’s Directive On Markets…

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    Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago has narrated how top Kampala Capital City Authority(KCCA) bosses are conniving with city tycoons to swiddle USD100M under the guise of implementing President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s directives on city markets.

    Lukwago said that he has landed on clandestine plans designed by KCCA technical wing bosses and ministers to procure 10 acres of land in Kampala Central Division at a price of USD100m which is very high.

    He revealed that the said land that is situated in Kisenyi parish belongs to John Bosco Muwonge, a city businessman who they want to front to built a public market as Museveni directed.

    Last month, Museveni met KCCA bosses and directed them to build at least two public markets in all the five Divisions that make up Kampala city.

    Lukwago said that without following the legal procedures, some fraudulent city businessmen have started approaching KCCA to offer their land to be purchased for the market with big commission offers to some KCCA bosses.

    Lukwago insists these businessmen want to sell their land to KCCA at a high price without following the legal requirements and it is the reason why he has summoned the city council meeting to discuss the matter next week.

    When contacted, Joseph Kabuye Kyofatogabye, the KCCA State Minister rubbished the accusation, and asked Lukwago to prove his allegations with evidence.

    “For me, I don’t know how to execute deals but I know Lord Mayor Lukwago is an expert in making deals,” Kabuye said.

    Businessman Muwonge was not reached for a comment.

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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