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I FACILITATED MUSEVENI WITH GUNS: Top Ankole Prince Boasts As He Is Grilled By Bamugemereire For Grabbing 3 Square Miles Of Land In Kyankwazi



Prince Andrew Tendo, a top Royal member of the defunct Ankole kingdom has been grilled for grabbing 3 square miles of land in Kyankwanzi district.  Tendo testified before the commission of inquiry into land matters that his father Reverend Sam Muchokoleza of Rusherere, Kiruhura district was among the last respected royals in Ankole before abolished.  As he was bragging, the Commission’s deputy lead Counsel John Bosco Suuza asked him to show documentary evidence that he legally owns the 3 square miles of land on Ssingo block 812 plot 25 which cover three villages of Mbogobiiri, Kasambya and Bugondi in Kyankwazi district.

Instead of answering the questions, Tendo tasked his cousin brother, a one Sunday Kayitambogo to answer for him the questions because he is his manager and has the right anwers on the issue.  He was advised by Suuza that since he is the one who swore as a witness and took to the witness stand, he was the one to answer the questions not Kayitambogo.

When he realized that he was cornered, he gave an excuse that he spent much of his time in exile in Kenya after surviving being arrested by Milton Obote government in 1981. He said that he was the chief solicitor of guns and other war logistics to facilitates the NRA war struggle in 1980’s, he further revealed to the commission his legacy in struggles and he bragged that he liberated Uganda from dictatorial regimes since he was a powerful fighter in FRONASA.  He further asked the commission to allow him read for them his written statement on the claims put to him that he has been using president Yoweri Museveni’s name and UPDF soldier’s to grab land Kyankwanzi.

At this time justice Bamugemereire intervened and ordered Tendo to follow the commission’s orders by answering all questions asked by the lead counsel.

He testified that  when he came back to Uganda in 1986, he went to the Uganda land Commission and asked them to get for him a big piece of land where he can establish his maize milling factory.  He said that he was advised to look for the land and in 1987, his two friends George William Lubega and Sekitoleko tipped him that there was vacant land along River Mbongo in Kyankwanzi.  He said that he got Andrew Kityo, a surveyor who inspected the land and by then, though it was a  forest, it was very fertile for growing maize on a large scale.  He said that he went back to the Uganda land commission and applied for four square miles of land but Kiboga district land board only approved 2 square miles which he protested.

He testified that the lands minister by then ordered Kiboga district land board to give him four square miles because he was looking for a big chunk of land for his business. He said that Kiboga district land board only approved 3 square miles and he and accepted to take that.  He said that in 1992, he was awarded a lease of five years from Uganda lands commission with strict conditions of developing the land by that period. He said that when his lease expired in 1997, he went back to Uganda land Commission and asked for a bigger period of 45 years . He further testified that he wanted to mortgage the land in the bank so that he can get money to start his dream business since he did not have money to start. He said that all the banks he went for a loan asked him for a land title with a bigger lease period because he wanted a lot of money.

He said that the commission refused to extend his lease from that period until 2010.

Bamugemereire asked Tendo to show documentary evidence that he asked for an extension of his lease. He started checking in his file as he pleaded that the Commission should first give him documents which he gave to them. Bamugemereire then told him that he was not prepared and ordered him to come back on Wednesday when he is prepared.  A witness testified that Tendo is being used by lands senior minister Betty Amongi to write letters ordering security organs to provide security to Tendo to open boundaries on the disputed land which has locals already settled on it.

He said that in Amongi’s letter, she told residents to cooperate properly with Tendo and see how they can stay together on the land.  During the forceful opening of boundaries, people were shot, teargassed and brutally arrested. Amongi was accused that she first wrote to security agents telling them not to allow any body to open boundaries until the ministry had finalized with its investigations and discovered the true owner of the land.  The witness alleges that Amongi quickly changed her first letter after meeting Tendo. The commission is still investigating the matter.


By Jamil Lutakome



MP Kato Lubwama Rallies Musicians: We Will Only Support New Regulations If Some Rules Are Removed




Rubaga South legislator Kato Lubwama, who also doubles as the shadow minister for culture and performing arts has warned that musicians and artists will only support the new proposed regulations by the Ministry of Gender if they remove a section of rules that will squeeze artistes.
“For the past two days, I’ve been reached by several media & people is seeking for my comment on the intended regulation of artists. To say this loud and clear, I don’t support it in its current form.
Artistes in Uganda have single-handedly managed to grow art in the country without any help from government. It is thus disturbing to learn that the only time government has come out, it is with such regulations which threaten the future of art in the country,” the comedian turned MP said.
He added, “Much as there are a few positive rules in it that I agree with, majority are against the future of art in Uganda. The good thing is it is still just a draft which can be changed subject to our contributions.
I urge all of my colleagues in the art industry to come out and contribute towards this law because it will be us who will be affected once it is enacted into law.”


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We Must Act Against This Foolery, Soon They Will Force Us To Sing Songs In Praise Of The Regime Or Throw Us In Jail: Bobi Wine Condemns New Regulations On Artistes



Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known by his stage name as Bobi Wine has hit out at the new regulations on artistes.

Bobi Wine, who is currently in Kingston, Jamaica warned that, “music is under fresh attack. The cowardly regime is bringing up new laws and regulations to gag artistes in the hope that they can kill and stop the music. They are so scared of arts. They don’t know what else to do, except try to silence the hundreds of singers, producers, poets, comedians, cartoonists and other entertainers who are raising voices against the oppression, suppression and exploitation of the Ugandan, by a small clique of individuals who rule over us. I have said to them before and say this to them again- you cannot kill the music. Just address the injustices we are singing about. If you do not, you should expect another song of the same kind, from another artiste of the same mind.”

He added, “I have been speaking to my fellow artistes to speak up against the injustices before it is too late. I have told them to defend the entertainment industry before it is too weakened to defend them. I have told them time and again that an attack on Bobi Wine’s music is an attack on all of us because injustice again one is injustice against all! I have not tired to explain to them that when injustice is not fought when it is a seed, it will be harder to fight when it is a tree. Today, the injustice is growing and growing. They started by banning songs which they were uncomfortable with from playing on radios and TVs. Most artistes kept quiet! Then they bought off artists to sing for them, while intimidating those who did not. Most artistes kept quiet! Then they banned our shows and concerts because we sang songs of freedom. Most artistes kept quiet! Now they have brought stupid regulations which among others give powers to the government to decide what an artiste sings where and when. If artistes do not speak out with one voice now, it won’t take long before they are forced to sing only songs in praise of the regime or be jailed like it was under Mobutu in Zaire!”

He rallied his fellow artistes to, “act now.” Adding that, “even when I am away, I must commend all artistes who are already raising voices against the foolery. I am very proud of the artistes who are taking leadership and mobilizing others to resist this attack.

Seeing the freedom artistes have in Jamaica makes me long for that day when our country will be free from the shackles of oppression. On that day, music will be free. Ugandan artistes will be free to imagine, dream and create. On that day, when the struggle is over, Ugandan artistes will wear the victors’ crown in new Uganda. Instead of being fought by the government, they will be supported to create and perform. And for this reason, we do not give up the struggle.”



In a 14 Page Document, Government of Uganda under the ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development are in the process of forming laws that are going to govern the Entertainment Industry. The regulations are aimed at guiding Uganda’s Entertainment Industry including how Artistes, Promoters and Venue owners do their Buisness. Among the proposed regulations include:

1- Every Artist shall need a License to operate in Uganda.

2-Its Illegal to Practice Public Entertainment when you have no License from the Ministry

3- No Artist shall shoot a Music Video without Permission from the ministry of Labor

4- An artist will not perform in more than one venue unless the next performance is 4hours after.

5- Artist performance time shall not be less than 60minutes and not more than 120minutes.

6-No Artist will perform abroad unless you have permission from the ministry.

7-No Indecently dressed Artist will be allowed on stage.

8-Every Event promoter must provide a hygiene kit to each performing Artist at an Event.

9- Any artist who uses Vulgar language on stage will have their license cancelled

10- An artist who takes drugs ( Marijuana cocain etc) before his performance commits an offense and will be punished

11- An artist found in un hygienic condition will not be allowed to perform on stage.

12- Any artist who performs abroad without a license shall be disqualified as an artist for a year.

13-There shall be a censorship board to filter Entertainment content and ensure discipline among the artists.( This shall have a disciplinary committee)

14- Every Artist will have to register their works with Ministry of Gender.


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Police Stops Today’s Kololo Juma Prayers



Police has stopped today’s Juma prayers that were to be held at Kololo Airstrip.

In a letter signed by police public relations officer CP Fred Enanga, the organisers have been warned that the prayers will not take place because it was not cleared by the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), the supreme Muslim body legally mandated to oversee all activities of the Muslim faith.

In the letter, Enanga advises the organisers to secure another date upon harmonising their request with UMSC.

Kawempe North legislator, Hajji Latif Ssebaggala, the Imam of Parliament organised the national religious activity to show the Muslim community’s displeasure over what they call mistreatment from police and security organs.

“Our Muslim brothers and sisters are arrested, detained, incarcerated and remanded in the police custody, military prisons and safe houses even after being proved innocent by the courts of Law,” Ssebaggala said.

Concerning the cancellation, Latif said that, “Our continued efforts to hold a National Jummah Day have been frustrated by the Uganda police as well as a few enemies of Unity amongst Ugandan Muslims.

In a letter dated 17th, January 2019, Uganda Police raises concern that the body which is Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (OLD KAMPALA) legally mandated to oversee the activities in relation to the Islamic Faith in Uganda IS NOT aware of this event despite the fact that we wrote several letters to them and they acknowledged having received all the letters informing them about this Prayer event.

So, in accordance to the above reason, there will be no National Jummah Day on Friday 18th Jan 2019 as we have been denied access again for the second time to access Kololo airstrip.

We being peace loving Ugandans decided to accept the decision by the security forces and abide by their resolution.

The struggle to fight for equality for Muslims is far from over. I have presented these issues on the floor of parliament and to various stakeholders…. We shall overcome one day!

The journey of uniting Ugandan Muslims won’t stop here! we shall continue pushing for Unity because it’s the wisest way towards major achievements among Ugandan Muslims.”


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