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I Can’t Reveal Gov’t Mafias To You, They Will Kill Me And You Are Also Surrounded By Them –  Amin Doctor Tells Bamugemereire How Government Mafias Stole His Shs2.4bn

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Doctor Muhammad Kasasa Buwule the personal doctor to the fallen president Iddi Amin Dada yesterday refused to reveal government mafias to justice Catherine Bamugemereire the chairperson of the commission of inquiry into land matters over fears of harming him.

Kasasa, who is being accused by Buganda Kingdom Prince David Wasajja of stealing his late father Muteesa II’s land had appeared before the land probe to defend himself against the allegations.

The grilling started when the commission lead counsel Ebert Byenkya put Kasasa to task to explain the Shs2.4bn he received as compensation from government for the 640 acres of land on Kyadondo block 237 plot 56, 48, 59 at Mutungo Wakiso.

Kasasa told the commission that in 1996 while inspecting his land, he found out that soldiers in UPDF uniform had established detaches on his land. He asked them who gave them the permission to stay on his land.

He said that the soldiers told him to go to Bombo barracks and ask their superiors for the right answers on why they were deployed on the land. He testified that on reaching Bombo barracks, he was told to talk to David Pulkol the former Director of External Security Organization (ESO) and Mululi Mukasa the former security minister (now the public service Minister) for help. He said that he meet Pulkol Mukasa, Ekalanga and a one Masolo who was working with ESO. He said that in the meeting, Masolo told Kasasa that the government took his land through the public acquisition policy and they were willing to compensate him.

Mukasa ordered Ekalanga who was the valuer from the ministry of land and urban development to value Kasasa’s land and see how to pay him. He said that Ekalanga together with Kasasa’s valuer valued the land to shs2.4bn. They made an agreement indicating that he was supposed to be paid the money within 60 days. In the agreement, government was supposed to add in the interest which would be determined by the bank in case the 60 days elapsed without payment.

He said that he waited and the 60 days expired without receiving any payment.

He said that after four years, he was called by officers from the Ministry of lands, finance, Solicitor General’s chambers and the office of the Attorney General for negotiations on how to be paid. He said that he was told that he was going to be paid the money but he was supposed to take only 40% of the total amount even though on paper it showed that he received shs2.4bn.

He further told the Commission that even on the day he was paid, he was taken to the bank near parliament, ordered to sign documents opening up an account against his will. He said that surprisingly within a few minutes after opening the account, 700m was deposited on the account.

He tried to demand for his balance from people he called government, they called him to go to the very bank to pick his money, however, when he reached there, he was ordered to withdraw Shs186m from his account. After withdrawing the money, he was told that he was not going to get any other payment.

He pleaded with these Government officers to at least to give him shs6m because his son was in need of money abroad. He even threatened to cause commotion in the bank. They warned him that if he created commotion, he was not going to get the remaining money. He told the commission that he accepted to leave the bank and went to his Muslim friend who lent him money which he sent to his son.

Byenkya pinned Kasasa that he was paid money without an agreement on how he was going to be paid. Kasasa insisted that the agreement was in place. However, when he pulled out the agreement, it was just a piece of paper showing the history of the land.

Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, the chairperson of the commission then tasked Kasasa to reveal the Mafias to the Commission so that they can clean the system on how government pays people who sell goods to it. Bamugemereire added that he can allow Kasasa to reveal mafias in-cameras if he feared being killed by the Mafias he implicated in the Scandal. The nonsense doctor raised his voice and told Bamugemereire that he can’t tell her the Mafias because they will follow him and kill him immediately. He revealed that the Mafias who took his money are connected to every government institution and some of their friends might be seated in the land probe. Bamugemereire agreed with Kasasa and left him.

The lead counsel Byenkya then put Kasasa to task to explain how he obtained the money yet the family if the late Sir Edward Muteesa II accuses him of grabbing it. Kasasa said that he bought the land from his friend Lawrence Sebalu  one of the directors of lake view properties.

He added that he genuinely bought the land when his lawyer the late Yusuf Nsubuga Nsambu told him that the land was owned by people with integrity.

He pinned prince David Wasajja the young brother to the Kabaka of Buganda for conniving with military men to harass him. He gave an example of when police boss Asuman Mugyenyi arrested, humiliated and threw him behind the police pick up when they were trying to take his posh house at Buziga.

He said that he got a lease from Kabaka Muteesa II, the father to Kabaka Mutebi and Wasajja. He said that his he was not allowed to renew his lease and his posh house is now owned by a white man. The commission is still investigating the matter.

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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BATTLE TO OWN WITCH DOCTORS: Kulanama Is One Of The Fake Doctors, The Law Will Deal With Her – Maama Fiina

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Hajati Kulanama with Maama Fiina (Inset)

The leader of traditional healers Sylvia Namutebi alias Maama Fiina has today lashed out to the newly installed leader of traditional healers and witch doctors, Hajat Kezia Kulanama alias Ssenga Kulanama putting her on the list of fake doctors they want to weed out of their business as they try to streamline it.

Speaking at Tavern Woods in Kabuusu, a Kampala suburb, Maama Fiina said that she is the right leader of traditional doctors and herbalists and that she doesn’t know about the self proclained leader Kezia Kulanama alias Senga Kulanama .

Minister Sarah Opendi with Maama Fiina

Kulanama was installed by Budhagali and Jumba Aligaweesa early last week and given all the powers and tasks to lead this group which some of the traditional healers led by Maama Fiina are still contesting.

“It’s good that the government has now come up with a Traditional and complementary bill to regulate all the herbalists. What we want is to have a law which will regulate all traditional doctors with the aim of removing all the fake doctors. People like Kulanama will be sorted with this bill when the president signs it. I don’t even have to talk about her,” Maama Fina said.

The state minister of health in charge of general duties Hon. Sarah Opendi who graced the function as the chief guest called upon the healers to abide by the law as they do their work. The minister says that when the bill is passed into the law, it is going to help streamline all the fake healers. However, Opendi called upon all the healers to register with their council because it will be regulating the healers.

She further cautioned them to avoid advertising themselves on televisions and radios without proper documents otherwise they will be fined twenty millions.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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Westerners Should Stop Evicting Baganda From Their Land – MP Sebunya Warns, State House Boss, M7’s Fake Son Pinned On Grabbing Five Villages In Wakiso

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Kanakulya Kawagga (inset) testifying before the land probe

State House boss Annet Kyakunda Atwine has been pinned for conniving with other city businessmen to evict thousands of people from land in Busukuma Sub county, Wakiso District.

Residents of Buwagga, Buso, Namulonge, Masooli and Munyonyo villages revealed that Kyakunda connived with a one Ruta Ngambwa who claims to be an elder son to president Yoweri Museveni to grab their land.

Kanakulya Kawagga told the commission of inquiry into land matters which was on a fact-finding mission in Busukuma Sub County that Atwine told them that she works in the legal department at State House. She threatened them that if they try to resist eviction, she was going to talk to the president and top judges and they will be imprisoned for life.

Kawagga told the commission that Atwine always moved in a car with government number plates guarded by armed men who beat and harassed residents who tried to resist eviction.  Kawagga added that Atwine was brought by Ruta Ngambwa, a land dealer and also the owner of prime properties limited which has offices on post house.

Kawagga told the Commission that Ruta even threatened them that he was working with State House because he was the eldest son to President Yoweri Museveni.

He added that Florence Kiconco, the legal officer in State House visited them but nothing was done to save the situation. He said that even the police land unit failed to stop Ruta’s atrocities. The then police mouthpiece Emilian Kayima once told them to go back to their land but Ruta evicted them again.

He also pinned a one Muhwezi for working with Ruta and commanding unarmed men with machetes who terrorized the community. Hajji Noordin Bayitaomu, a resident of Buso village also revealed to the commission that Ruta brought another deadly man, Adriane Muhereza, who attacked him with a group of armed men and goons carrying machetes when he was in his ‘kibanja’ digging with his family members.

Locals testifying before the land probe

He said that when they saw the men coming with Muhereza, who was pointing a gun at him, they decided to run and entered into his super custom car and drove off.

Muhereza and his men chased them and caught their vehicle in Dungu. They started beating them including his old mother who was in the vehicle. He warned him never come back to his ‘kibanja’ otherwise if he does, he was very determined to kill him and his family.  Kawagga told the commission that his grandfather Joseph Katerega Kawagga was the owner of the mailo land which Ruta and Atwine grabbed.

He said that Ruta even fooled some of their family members and signed for him transfer forms and grabbed their land titles. 90-year-old Margaret Nasubuga testified that Ruta fooled her and her son Johnson Kimera, daughter Gertrude Nakimbugwe and he grabbed their land.

She said that they met Ruta at his office at Post house and they agreed to sell him 30 acres of land. She said that Ruta was supposed to pay them shs350m and also get for them a land title for the remaining 5 acres of land which they planned to use as family land and burial grounds. She said that Ruta only gave them shs10m which they used to pay school fees.

She said that Ruta later connived with judicial officers and officials from the office of the Administrator General to forge documents which he used to fraudulently grab their land. She added that when Ruta obtained the said land title, he started evicting them from their land. She had to run and seek refuge at her brothers’ home in Mityana where she has been hiding since 2014.

Justice Catherine Bamugemereire who led the commission advised Ruta that she will notallow him to take land belonging to locals by force. She said that Ruta must first get the consent of the Community.

She also ordered the arrest of two men who residents pinned as being the leaders of the goons that harass them.  Bamugemereire ordered Ruta to bring to the Commission all the land titles he has for the four villages. He was also ordered to bring the list of people and receipts he used to pay the locals.

Bamugemereire said that the commission is going to do undercover investigations on whether Atwine and Ruta are State House workers.

MP Sebunya Warns On Revolution If Westerners Don’t Stop Evicting Baganda

Nansana Municipality Member of Parliament Robert Ssebunya used this opportunity to warn government to react very fast on the frequently land evictions especially in Buganda. He said that the people of Buganda are angry because of the evictions and to make matters worse, the so-called tycoons who are evicting them are coming from Western Uganda. He said that such acts will create another revolution like the 1986 revolution that brought Museveni into power.

He told the commission that for the ten years he has represented his people as MP, most of the people who have evicted his voters are from west. He wondered where the people evicting his voters illegally get the huge amounts of money which other Ugandans don’t have.

Sebunya was supported by Commissioner Fredrick Ruhindi who put Ruta on spot to explain where he got the money, he used to evict people. Ruhindi asked Ruta to tell the commission whether people in their 30’s have an association which facilitates the evictions of people from their land.  The commission is still investigating the matter.

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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MTN WOES: Telecom Giants Confirm CEO Vanhellputte’s Deportation, Quickly Appoint  Ugandan As New Boss

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Telecom Giants MTN have confirmed that their CEO Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte has been deported from Uganda.
In a statement issued by MTN Group Corporate Affairs, MTN says that, “MTN confirms that Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte, the CEO of MTN Uganda has been deported from Uganda. MTN has not been notified of the grounds for the deportation and is working hard to establish precise reasons for the deportation.”
“We are understandably concerned about these developments and are engaging with the authorities to seek understanding that would lead us to resolving this matter.
To ensure business continuity, we have appointed Mr. Gordian Kyomukama, currently Chief Technology Officer, as Acting Chief Executive. Our focus continues to be on delivering the best quality products and services to our customers,” the statement further reads.

Mr. Gordian Kyomukama

Yesterday, Mr. Vanhelleputte was kicked out of Uganda back to Belgium after security forces got information that he was involved in subversive activities that were threatening the country’s security.
Mr. Vanhellputte’s deportation comes on the heels of deportation of three of his staff. Three weeks ago, MTN Uganda’s general manager for mobile money Elsa Mussolini, an Italian citizen, marketing chief Olivier Prentout, a French national, and Annie Bilenge-Tabura, a Rwandan who was head of sales and distribution were deported. Ugandan authorities accused them of using their positions to “compromise national security.

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