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    God Entrusted Me With This Big Assignment Because I Excelled In The Little Trust – Museveni, MPs Pray For Uganda

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    President Yoweri Museveni has cautioned legislators to be accountable for their own acts and listen to the voters who elected them to parliament.

    The President made the remarks while speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, which is organized by parliament annually before the Independence Day celebrations at hotel Africana.

    Being the chief guest at the event, Museveni  reminded the members of parliament to be careful with their actions because they will reap what they sow.

    Museveni went on to inform the MPs and other delegates in attendance that God put him in a leadership position because he fulfilled the small responsibilities he entrusted with him decades ago, during the liberation war.

    Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda at the National Prayer Breakfast, as Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah interacts with Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo

    He cited instances where he was deployed by former Tanzanian leader Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, to sneak into Uganda from Tanzania to check on the progress of the resistance against President Idi Amin.

    “(Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana) Rugunda was a student back then, staying at (Makerere’s) North Court Hall,” the president recounted. “I would come from Tanzania at a big risk of my life, go through the borders, link up with Rugunda, and stay in his hall.”

    He added, “You members of parliament talk of oversight role. Who was over-sighting me? I could have come and stopped on the way and gone back, deceived Nyerere that I did the work.”

    Museveni said it was because of this diligence, that God looked at him and thought he would be deserving of bigger responsibilities. Because I fulfilled that little trust of Mwalimu, taking a big risk, God said; ‘I think this man should get more trust.’

    Parliament Choir leads a worship session at the National Prayer Breakfast

    The President added, “When we talk of oversight don’t think of these MPs. Think of God because he is looking at you, whatever you do, whatever lies you tell.”

    This 20th National Prayer Breakfast was held under the theme: “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

    Jacob Oulanyah, the Deputy Speaker of parliament urged Ugandans to rise up and defend the peace, freedom and development of the country. He said that the citizens should become “soldiers ” in guarding the prosperity of this country by flashing out negative elements.

    Govt Chief Whip, Hon Ruth Nankabirwa serves Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe at the prayer breakfast meeting.

    Rebecca Kadaga, the speaker of parliament on the other hand asked legislator to reflect on their service to the country as representatives of the people.

    “We do not want what happened in 2016 to happen again; 80 per cent of the MPs did not come back to Parliament after the election”

    The First Lady, Janet Museveni urged women to embrace business enterprises irrespective of the return on investment.

    She called on women leaders to fight corruption at all levels saying, “we will not fight corruption by just words but actions.”

    LOP Betty Aol takes a reading at the National Prayer Breakfast

    By Stella Mugoya

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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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