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I Am Still Bitter With M7: Speaker Kadaga Reveals Wars She Has fought With M7 Ministers

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Kamuli Woman Member of Parliament who also doubles as the Speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has revealed that she is still bitter with president Yoweri Museveni over the way he handled the aftermath of the age limit debate.

Kadaga made this shocking revelation when she appeared on ‘Negwozadde’ political talk show on Top Radio hosted by senior journalist Dunstan Busuulwa.

The no-nonsense legislator said that as a speaker of parliament, she was shocked by the way security personnel entered parliament and started beating honourable members who were debating the age limit bill.

“I was very surprised to see such thing happening to my honourable members. I am their leader that’s why I wrote to the head of state and Commander in Chief to explain how those strangers entered parliament and, on whose orders,” Kadaga said. She revealed that the way the president answered her letter was not satisfying and she is still very bitter and needs a better explanation.

She said that as a speaker, she never called for any assistance from the strangers who entered parliament.

However, Ahmed Kagoya the sergeant at arms testified before the Constitution Court that sat in Mbale, over Age Limit bill that he wrote to police to add him more officers to monitor members of parliament who were likely to cause chaos.

He stated that he never wrote to the army especially the Special Forces Command (SFC) which allegedly beat MPs.

Kadaga further revealed that she has fought many wars on their (MPs and Ugandan’s) behalf. She mentioned a scenario when a Museveni security officer and the defense Minister stormed her officer and stopped her from speaking about the Impetuous behaviours of the army.

Kadaga said that the minister was stopping her from commenting on the way UPDF soldiers were beating fishermen on Lake Victoria. She boosted that she chased away the minister and warned him never to come back to her office. She said that she also advised the Minister to discipline officers who are caught harassing and killing Ugandans on the lake.  Kadaga again bragged that she ordered the Information and Technology Minister Frank Tumwebaze plus officers from Uganda Communication Commission to bring back the airtime scratch cards.

“I don’t know why those people (Ministers) are defying our orders as parliament but what I can tell Ugandans is that very soon I am going to summon that Minister again for explanation,” tough speaking Kadaga said. She noted that parliament is closely following the IGG’s investigation on corruption allegations against Godfrey Bagirana the police Director of Engineering and Logistics. There are claims that Bagirana mismanaged the money allocated to building Natete police station. On the issue of dropping Lubaga North Member of parliament Moses Kasibante from the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE), Kadaga said that according to the parliamentary rules, the speaker is the head of all independent members of parliament. She said that on that note, she is the one who is supposed to allocate an independent member which committee to sit on.

When moderator Busuulwa asked her whether she will stand for president, she refused to answer the million-dollar question.   Kadaga flanked by Nakaseke south member of parliament Lutamaguzi Ssemakula also warned voters to stop sending incompetent MPs to parliament who don’t how to handle national issues.

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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Besigye Announces New Cabinet Without Bobi Wine, Appoints Lukwago As Vice President, Vows To Kick Museveni Out Of State House By The End Of This Year

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Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president who also doubles the president of the people’s government president, Dr. Kizza Besigye has today announced his cabinet ministers including a number of politicians without Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.

While addressing a number of politicians from different political parties at Wasswa Brigwa’s beach in Busabala, Wakiso district, Besigye announced the Lord mayor of Kampala district Ssalongo Erias Lukwaago as his vice president in the people’s government.

Besigye also announced a number of activities aimed at forcing president Museveni and the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party out of State House before the end of this year.

“This is the right time for this man to go. This strategy is aimed at taking over State House and this is the real time,” Besigye said.

Before announcing the cabinet ministers, Besigye said that his cabinet will not work alone. All government business will be done by a number of people and their job will be to set up standards of leadership. He also added that there will be a presidential council which will be advising and managing all political matters.

Among those appointed in the presidential council include Amb. Wasswa Birigwa, the Chairperson, Eng. Patrick Oboi Amuriat, Hon. Ken Lukyamuzi the man and Hon. Betty Aol Ochan.

Other Cabinet and State Ministers are:

1.Vice President: Ssalongo Erias Lukwaago

2.Prime minister: Hon.Salam Musumba

Deputy:  Ibrahim Semujju

3.Speaker: Oduma Okello

Deputy: Cissy Nabatanzi Ssempa.

Ministers and State ministers accordingly.

4.Presidency: Wafula Ogutu

State:  Francis Mwejukye

5.Internal Affairs: Ingrid Turinawe

State: Mubarak Munyagwa selunga

6.Finance: Nandala Mafaabi

State: Wilberforce Kyambadde

7.Local government: Nabbosa Joyce sebugwaawo

State: Harlod Kaija

8.Trade and industry

State: Kasibante Moses

State: Kaginda Mugume Roland

9.Works and Transport: Akolo Frank

State: Hon.Onzug

10.Information Kampala.Nambooze Bakireke

State: Okello Kennedy

11.Youths and Sports: Allan Sewanyana

12.Tourism: Doreen Nyanjura

13.Water and Transport: Ann Adeke.

In his speech, the Lord mayor Erias Lukwaago said that this is the right way to go. Lukwago warned that the opposition should prepare well knowing that they can win Mr. Museveni even if an election is held today.

However, Lukwago said that he doubts if Museveni can accept to hold an election unless he is put under some pressure.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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MP Kyanjo Rushed To India With Level Four Cancer, Cautions Opposition – Don’t Cry, Keep Strong, One Soldier Down Should Not Break The Struggle, Never Sell Out To The Enemy, Keep Fighting

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Former Makindye West MP Hussein Kyanjo has today been rushed to India for medication after he was diagnosed with cancer at Level Four.

Kyanjo, who was once a very vibrant shadow minister in charge of the Presidency graced the 8th and 9th Parliament. During his five years in the 8th Parliament, the Makindye West legislator was one of the most vibrant politicians through the now banned open air live broadcast radio debates popularly known as Bimeeza. He had metamorphosed into one of the finest and some would say hardest hitting legislators Uganda has known.

Kyanjo recently travelled to South Africa and London hospitals where doctors told him his condition could have been caused by any of three factors, an inheritance of the disease, effects of a serious accident or poison.

Since returning in 2014, Kyanjo has kept a low profile while receiving serious treatment from local doctors.

Different opposition members have come out to commiserate with the soft-spoken legislator.

Harold Kaija, the FDC deputy Secretary General said, “We shared an emotional talk this morning and his message was; “Don’t cry, keep strong. One soldier down should not break the struggle. For that loss does not in any way strengthen the enemy. He will collapse. I know that many people are hungry for property like land and arcades. They will go with nothing. I only ask u that never sell out to the enemy, keep fighting.”

Hon. Kyanjo is my idol, friend, mentor and Big brother. I ask God for once, pliz give us a MIRACLE. Give Kyanjo more life to see the change he worked for.

Colleagues let’s put him in our prayers and show him love. I am broken but the good thing is that he is strong amidst the pain he is going through.”

Mukono municipality legislator Betty Nambooze Bakireke said, “Put a prayer through for Hussein Kyanjo… God Lord, do us a miracle… The great soldier leaves today for India after being diagnosed with Cancer….Let this medical journey be done triumphantly…..I know that in most cases….the darkest hour of the night is the first hour of the new day. I have talked to Kyanjo and though he is in pain he sounded firm,strong and trusting in Allah the most gracious.

When someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, it is hard to know what to say. That’s okay… but Experts tell us that the worst you can do is to say nothing. If you are open and honest with the person you love, a simple text message or short email may remind them that they are in your thoughts. Let’s kindly show Kyanjo love at this greatest hour of test in his life. Lord hear us.”

 

By Doreen Menezer

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As Opposition Members Fight Among Themselves, Museveni Is Laying Strategies For 2021, Meets Kabaka

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As Bobi Wine, Besigye and his other rivals are busy forming reunions and fighting amongst themselves, President Museveni has started laying strategies for 2021.

President Museveni met the Kabaka at his palace in Banda, Nakawa Division.

“I paid a courtesy call on my brother, His Highness Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, at his palace in Banda, Wakiso District. I thank him for the invitation.

We held a cordial meeting where we agreed that all pending issues involving the kingdom’s property, land and financial arrears be resolved soonest. I thank the Kabaka for the hospitality extended to my entourage and myself,” the president wrote on his social media pages.

During times like these (towards the elections) president Museveni normally meets traditional leaders. Recently, he held a meeting with the Omukama of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV..

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