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    EXCLUSIVE: Who Owns ‘Omalako Jajja Tova Ku Main’ Slogan? Gashumba In Fight With M7’s ONC Office Over Copyright Ownership Of Slogan…



    ONC's Hajjat Uzeiye Namyalo (top R) and businessman Frank Gashumba (bottom R)

    Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s MK Movement Vice Chairperson in charge of Buganda Frank Gashumba is in a bitter fight with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s Special Presidential Assistant in charge of the Office of the NRM National Chairperson Hajjat Hadijah Uzeiye Namyalo over Copyright ownership of ‘Omalako  Jajja Tova Ku Main Sigala ku Ballot’ political slogan.

    Gen Muhoozi, the senior presidential advisor in charge of special operations and also the first son, appointed Gashumba to be part of the leadership of his MK movement, a political pressure group which is mobilizing for political support for him to replace his father as the next president of Uganda.

    On the other hand, Namyalo is also mobilizing support for president Museveni to stand for presidency in 2026 and beyond through their political slogan ‘Omalako Jajja Tova Ku Main’.

    In her application through her lawyers of K&K Advocates, Namyalo objected to an application filed by Gashumba to Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB) seeking to secure copyright for ‘Omalako Jajja Tova Ku Main’ slogan.

    She claims that she is the rightful originator and creator of the said slogan which she launched on 19th October 2022 at her office at Kyambogo a Kampala suburb.

    She refutes Gashumba’s application which stated that the contested work was birthed on 5th November, 2022 and she boasts that she has evidence of widespread use and public exposure of the slogan through various media outlets including social media.

    She accuses Gashumba of trying to infringe on her intellectual property rights that were created in the course of her work as the head of the Office of the National Chairperson (ONC) of the NRM party.

    Namyalo further explains that she developed the contested slogan together with other NRM youths based on their own creativity and ingenuity and they hold the exclusive rights of the slogan.

    She explains that allowing Gashumba’s application is going to cause confusion among the public regarding the true originator of the slogan and Gashumba cannot register the name and images of president Museveni without his consent.

    She adds that it is unfair for Gashumba to register a slogan in which she invested a lot of her time, efforts and resources.

    She says that the applicant is filing the application in bad faith with the intentions of unfairly exploiting and infringe her rights.

    “Based on the aforementioned grounds, I request that this office rejects the registration of Application No; UG/C/2023/89 for the Copyright of the work titled “Omalako Jajja Tova Ku Main Sigala ku Ballot; Jajja We Command You To Stand Again in 2026 and Beyond; Bazzukulu ba Museveni”. I am prepared to provide additional evidence, such as dated materials, media coverage, witnesses statements, or any other supporting documentations to further substantiate my claim of originality and prior use,” she argues.

    “I trust that your Office will thoroughly examine the evidence and arguments presented and make a fair and just decision in accordance with the applicable copyright laws and regulations,” her objection letter to URSB reads in part.

    When contacted, Gashumba told theGrapevine that he is the rightful owner of all the art materials including t-shirts, cups, branding materials, bill boards used by the Office of the NRM National Chairperson because he created them himself.

    He explains that when Namyalo was appointed to head ONC, she called him seeking an appointment which he accepted and they met at Speke Hotel Kampala.

    During their meeting, she asked him to compose for her a slogan which will attract youth to support Museveni’s move to stand for presidency in 2026.

    Gashumba narrates that the contested slogan was created by himself and his brother and the move to ask Museveni to stand for 2026 was not initiated by Namyalo but Ibrahim Kitatta, the Lwengo district chairperson.

    “I came in as a brand specialist because they were ignorant about branding and how to choose attractive words. The day they launched the campaign, I was there at Namyalo’s office and I was in charge of branding and media,” Gasumba says.

    He adds that his problem with Namyalo started when she decided to give away his business of branding to other people.

    When he asked her why she is sidelining him, she told him that the president ordered her to share the said business with other NRM supporters.

    Namyalo later even went a step further to fire him.

    Gashumba recounts that he reported her to Al-Haji Moses Kigongo, the NRM National Vice Chairperson and Capt. Mike Mukula, the NRM chairperson in charge of Eastern Uganda seeking for mediation but they all told him that Namyalo was so arrogant.

    They further told him that she told them that the only person she can listen to when it comes to her office is the appointing authority the president.

    That is when he also decided to run to URSB to register the copyright.

    Gashumba claims that Namyalo took business away from him because he decided to support Gen. Muhoozi thinking that he is competing with his father which is not true.

    He further boasts that he is also the owner of the Standby Generator and he is ready to fight to the last drop of his blood to restore his business because he is also a Ugandan.

    “The President gave her Shs400m to purchase 40,000 t-shirts and out of that number she gave me only 3000. I have a number of witnesses who are ready to testify on my side because I have spent over Shs1bn on that project,” he says.

    “You have all the cows, why then do you want to fight me and take away my rabbit.  I just hope that one day while she is sleeping in her bed she rethinks her decision and ponders why she took away my business yet I did not commit any crime,” a furious Gashumba says.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki



    Gloves Off As Prime Minister Nabbanja Declares War On Minister Lumumba Over UN Trip…



    Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja (R) and minister Kasule Lumumba (L)

    Furious Prime Minister who also doubles as the Kakumiro district woman Member of Parliament Robinah Nabbanja Musafiiri has declared a war on Justine Kasule Lumumba the minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister over the recent trip to United States of America to attend the United Nations Assembly.

    Nabbanja revealed that she was surprised to see Lumumba attending the Assembly meeting because she was not given permission from her as the leader of government business who is responsible for giving ministers and government officials permission to travel abroad.

    She explained that she kept quiet while in US. However, when they immediately landed at Entebbe, she issued a directive not to refund any money to Lumumba and the people she travelled with because they traveled on their own.

    “She will not bring here her fighting practices she has exhibited where she came from. We don’t even have that slot of the minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister. I directed that she should not receive a refund for the money she used in that trip,” a furious Nabanja told CBS radio.

    She added that she was told that Lumumba was part of the delegation that went with Jessica Alupo the vice president whom Nabbanja said does not have authority to ask because she is her boss.

    She however explained that president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni gave her the green light to travel to the UN Assembly.

    Nabbanja noted that for her to travel to the US to attend the UN Assembly, she first received a special invitation from the UN and report to the president who allowed her to travel.

    She said that while in the US, she meet a number of investors on the sideline of the UN Assembly who picked interest to invest their money in Uganda.

    She added that she also met some of the top leaders of the World Bank who promised her that very soon, they are going to lift the ban they slapped on Uganda because of the Anti-Homosexuality Act passed by the parliament and signed by President Museveni.

    Nabbanja denied allegations that she travelled with a huge delegation including his physical trainer.

    She divulged that she traveled with only five people and among them was his bodyguard, protocol officers and others.

    She threatened to take legal action against the Monitor Publication adding that some papers are used to fight her by publishing malicious stories which put her in bad light before right thinking members of socity.

    “They wrote that I stole Shs9bn which was allocated to teach youths how to drink coffee, yet the money was misused before I was even appointed a prime minister. Enough is enough, I’m going to act against them and you will hear the results,” a furious Nabbanja threatened.

    She explained that her predecessors used to travel abroad with huge delegations but they were never publicised as it was done to her.

    It is on this note that she alleged that her enemies are using the media to put her down but vowed to go down fighting.

    Hamson Obua the government Chief Whip in parliament revealed that during the NRM parliamentary caucus meeting at State House Entebbe, Nabbanja and Alupo were given the opportunity by the president to clear the air over the huge delegation they both traveled with to UN Assembly. They both denied the allegations.

    theGrapevine has established that there has been a silent war between Nabbanja and Lumumba with the Prime Minister accusing Lumumba of disrespecting her and backbiting her.

    Before being appointed a minister, Lumumba, who was the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party Secretary General had a bad working relationship with Dr. Tanga Odoi the party Electoral Commission chairperson.

    theGrapevine made efforts to get a comment from Lumumba over her boss’ allegations against her but her known phone numbers were not going through.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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    Brig. Gen. Ddamulira Advised To Clear Air On Allegation Of Shielding Criminal Gangs To Avoid Ending Up Like Gen. Kayihura…



    Criminal Intelligence boss Brig. Gen. Christopher Ddamulira

    Uganda’s representative to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) James Kakooza has advised the nonsense police’s Director for Criminal Intelligence Brig. Gen. Christopher Ddamulira Sserujogi to come up openly and clear the air on allegation made against him of shielding criminal gangs in Kampala city and Metropolitan areas because he fears a nasty ending like former Inspector General of Police Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura.

    Kakooza revealed that when Gen. Kayihura was at the helm of police leadership, allegations were made against him that he used criminal gangs to solve political questions.

    Kakooza narrated that he severally pleaded with Kayihura that if the allegations are true, he should stop because it was soiling his name.

    He added that Gen. Kayihura’s enemies based on his cooperation with criminal gangs to fabricate criminal allegations against him including pinning him over his involvement in the high level murders in the country.

    He stated that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni based on the said allegation to fire Kayihura from police leadership and ordered for his arrest and prosecution in the court martial.

    “If president Museveni didn’t handle Gen Kayihura’s issues with maturity and experience, he would have ended up being sentenced to death or life imprisonment because the allegations placed on him were very treasonous. So my young brother Brig. Gen. Ddamulira should come out and clear the air on those allegations put against him,” Kakooza stated.

    He added that Brig. Gen. Ddamulira’s statement will not only cleared him but it will also clear the good name of the UPDF institution.

    Kakooza’s advice comes days after Kira Municipality legislator and also the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda accused Brig. Gen. Ddamulira of shielding criminals that beat up FDC delegates and stole their belongings both at Busabala and Katonga where they had gone to attend the Extra-Ordinary Delegates Conference summoned by party national chairperson Wasswa Birigwa.

    The Observer newspaper journalist Baker Batte also accused the criminal gang of stealing his brand new laptop.

    However, while speaking to theGrapevine, Batte confirmed that his latotop was recovered by Katwe police even though they have not yet handed it over to him.

    The ghetto leadership in Kampala city, Mukono, Wakiso districts also issued a statement asking Ssemujju to apologize to Brig. Gen. Ddamulira for tarnishing his name that he is shielding criminal gangs in the city.

    Shafik Kalyango, the coordinator ghetto structures, John Lukuse and Geoffrey Nsamba who were arrested by police for terrorising FDC delegates.

    They confessed that they are members of the ghetto structures which is supervised by State House, Brig. Gen. Ddamulira and officials from the ministry in charge of Kampala Metropolitan whose objective is to turn them into good citizens.

    Kalyango added that they are mobilizing the ghetto youths who have not yet joined their structures to avoid being used by the politicians to fight their battles against their political enemies and among them are those who beat FDC delegates and journalists.

    Ssemujju admitted to having seen Kalyango’s letter on social media even though it he not yet been officially served.

    He appreciated the efforts made by Brig. Gen. Ddamulira to organise youths in the city.

    He added that officially, Brig. Gen. Ddamulira denied having knowledge of the criminals hired by the Najjanankumbi FDC camp of party president Patrick Amuriat Oboi and Nathan Nandala Mafabi the Secretary General.

    Ssemujju however noted that there are elements in security circles who are working with criminal gangs in the city.

    He pleaded with Brig. Gen. Ddamulira to use his office to tame them because they will wreak havoc in the country.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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    DP Fights Deepen As Legal Advisor Declares Mbidde A Bush Lawyer Over Party Court Defeat…



    Lawyer Erias Nalukoola (R) and DP national vice president Fred Mukasa Mbidde (L)

    Furious Democratic Party (DP) legal advisor Erias Nalukoola has declared his party national vice president Fred Mukasa Mbidde a scrubland lawyer who lacks authority to challenge his understanding and interpretation of the laws of the land.

    Nalukoola was responding to Mbidde’s statements where he accused him of causing the party’s defeat in the Civil Division of the High Court by Ben Kiwanuka, who petitioned Court after the party leadership denied him the opportunity to compete for the position of the party Secretary General in the recent party delegates’ conference held in Gulu district.

    Mbidde explained that the party top leadership didn’t give instructions to Nalukoola to represent the party in the said suit insisting that he is responsible for the party defeat.

    He added that even though Nalukoola is the party’s chief legal advisor, it doesn’t mean that he automatically has the right to represent the party in all legal duties since the party has the right to hire a private law firm to represent them after assessing the gravity of the matter and establishing that their in-house legal officer cannot hold it successfully.

    Mbidde revealed that the party leadership including Norbert Mao, the party president general who also doubles as the Constitution and Justice minister in president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s government declared the elections made at the party delegates conference in Gulu illegal.

    He assured party members and supporters that the party leadership is going to study the judgment and establish whether they appeal it or not because most of them are proven lawyers.

    However, in response, Nalukoola blasted Mbidde and warned him to never again compare himself to him when it comes to matters of law and interpretation.

    He challenged him to table solomonic cases he won in courts of law like he has been doing.

    He wondered why Mbidde who studied law at a mature age after studying other inferior courses at Makerere university can compare himself to him who directly from Kawempe muslim Secondary School went to Makerere University school of law and passed with flying colours and followed them up with a successful practice.

    Nalukoola who was hosted at Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s CBS radio talk show revealed that when the judgment was delivered via email, Mbidde was among the DP top leadership members who stormed his office at Masengere building seeking for help to interpret the judgment but he was busy.

    When Nalukoola’s secretary advised him to wait for him because he was very busy, he instead decided to go.

    He explained when Kiwanuka petitioned Court against DP and served as the party legal advisor, he directly discussed the merits of the case with Dr. Gerald Siranda the party Secretary General who was among the witnesses who swore affidavits defending the case and was in the know of whatever was going on.

    He boasted that DP partly succeeded in the judgment even though they were ordered to pay part of the costs Kiwanuka used in the entire case.

    He advised Mbidde and his group who signed an agreement with president Museveni to buy a cock and take it to his father thanking him for producing and educating a bright son who helped their party and the country at large.

    Nalukoola pleaded with Mbidde to concentrate more on the agreement he signed with Museveni instead of advising him on DP issues which are less of his concern.

    By Grapevine Reporter


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