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    INSIDE STORY: The Power Of AAA; How CEC Bosses, NRM MPs Forced M7 To Abandon Oboth Oboth As Speaker Oulanyah’s Replacement As Intelligence Unmasks Why She Is A Threat In Succession Battle…

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    Speaker Annet Anita Among (AAA)

    During the battle for speakership of the 11th parliament, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was forced to abandon Jacob Oboth Oboth who wanted to replace the late Jacob Oulanyah who died after one year in the office.

    Highly placed sources both in State House and security confirmed to theGrapevine that when Museveni mets the NRM legislators at Kololo airstrip to sell to them Oboth’s candidature, they openly told him that they are supporting Annet Anita Among (AAA) who by then was the deputy speaker of parliament.

    Sources claim that the legislators gave a condition to Museveni if they are to support his man.

    He gave them Shs100m each because they had already given their word to support AAA and she had allegedly also given them something.

    These sources add that because Museveni did not have a lot of money to pay the NRM legislators, he decided to go back to consult his party’s top organ the Central Executive Committee (CEC) for guidance but he was surprised by the response of the majority.

    “A big number of CEC members told Museveni that he cannot change the practice they have set that when the speaker leave office, the deputy takes over. Even though he tried to explain to them that AAA still needs time to gain experience to run parliament, many turned a deaf ear,” a source said.

    He added that Museveni decided to bring in Thomas Tayebwa as deputy speaker to balance the boat.

    In the 2021 speakership race, Tayebwa supported former speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga who was defeated by Oulanyah who was standing on the NRM ticket.

    Among was in Oulanyah’s camp and Museveni supported her, very sure that Oulanyah was going to teach her how to properly run parliament.

    Many thought that Museveni supported AAA because of the clandestine work she did for him and the NRM party to weaken the opposition, especially the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) where she was a member.

    However, NRM insiders maintained that the way the party CEC members behaved during the process of choosing Oulanyah’s successor sent a message to Museveni that even his top party organ was infiltrated.

    “I was not surprised when the president took all that period without meeting CEC, he is very bitter with them and I’m telling you many of them will not come back on that committee in the coming term,” a source said.

    He added that when Museveni met AAA in the final CEC meeting in State House Entebbe which gave her the green light to contest for speakership seat on NRM ticket, there was a big yellow file on his table and the president clearly warned her that she has a file on her.

    “As a parent, he advised her to be very careful when running parliament because he has information on how mafias use parliament to fuel corruption in the country.”

    Sources unveiled that when Museveni agreed with the paper presented to him to rationalize government agencies, he decided to meet NRM legislators at Kololo and plead with them to support this idea when it comes to parliament because it was passed by cabinet.

    Museveni made a strong case telling members of parliament on how the rationalisation of government agencies was going to help government cut government spending, noting that many agencies are doing the same work and giving the same services offered by government ministries.

    However, the president warned legislators that he was briefed by intelligence that some of them were bribed by the Chief Executive Officers of some of the agencies that are facing rationalisation.

    Highly placed sources in State House told theGrapevine that these legislators pocketed more than Shs100m to fight the rationalization.

    “It is not surprising that some of the opposition legislators who have been attacking Museveni and his government for wasting taxpayers money on agencies and organisation doing the same work and services also on radios, televisions and in newspapers are also protesting the move,” one government insider said.

    Sources divulged that Museveni was not surprised when he was briefed that parliament is protesting the move because he knows all the dirty deals around parliament and he has started on a big project on how to streamline and change parliament leadership.

    Museveni was briefed that contracts in parliament are given to the company that gives the highest bride to some top leaders in parliament.

    However, Museveni was advised by intelligence to be slow on his project of changing parliamentary leadership because the current Speaker AAA is still very powerful in parliament and initiating her impeachment is close to impossible.

    Museveni was told that all legislators including those in opposition are under Among’s feet.

    The President was shocked when he was briefed that many of his ministers are in AAA’s pockets.

    “You saw the number of legislators, ministers who attended her thanks giving ceremony at her home district in Bukedea, she was under pressure after being told that members of the Deep State are not happy with her. Being a calculative woman, she sensed the danger and hosted Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba to Eastern region,” a source said.

    The source added that to buy time, AAA had to organise a big gathering in Bukedea and invite Gen. Muhoozi as the guest of honour and declare that she and the people of Bukedea are supporting his plans to replace his father.

    Even though Among declared that she is supporting the Muhoozi project, members of the Deep State still held the fear that she has plans to stand in Muhoozi’s way to presidency and it is the reason why she is accumulating a lot of wealth and money which will help fuel her political ambitions.

    The sources further claim that Museveni was briefed that Among’s wealth is soon doubling that of the former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.

    Joseph Tamale Mirundi the Senior Presidential Advisor on media said that after Mbabazi’s money was frozen during his 2016 battle with Museveni, he pleaded with him that he was ready to pull out of the 2016 presidential campaign but a furious Museveni told him that since he decided to stand against him, let him conclude the race.

    A desperate Mbabazi decided to remain in the presidential race without money to use in the campaign and it is the reason he abandoned plans to hold campaigns in some areas.

    State House insiders have told theGrapevine that Museveni has already been advised to trim AAA’s wings very early and the process has started.

    These insiders contend that apart from controlling parliament and part of the executive, AAA had started penetrating the judiciary and theGrapevine can reliably report that an intelligence team has started profiling Justices and judges who are dancing to her tune.

    “You know very well that Justices of the Supreme Court and those in the Court of Appeal have started lobbying for the positions of Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice because Justice Richard Butera the Deputy Chief justice and his boss Justice Owiny Dollo are retiring in 2025-2026 respectively. AAA has branded herself already as a wire-puller when it comes to who takes over the two offices but the good or bad thing is that the big man has already been briefed on the same,” the insider revealed.

    Sources said that even though AAA and her henchman Joseph Sabiti, a celebrated journalist, declared that parliament is going to be under her control for the next 20 years, plans are ongoing to make sure that this dream does not go beyond 2026.

    Museveni is also not happy with Tayebwa for sleeping on the job.

    Dr. Spire Ssentongo has started a war on social media to expose corruption, abuse of office and other criminalities going on in parliament under the leadership of Among and Tayebwa.

    As a result, National Unity Platform (NUP) maverick party President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine) asked his deputy president in charge of Buganda to resign as parliamentary commissioner after he admitted that he was awarded with Shs500m thanking him for his good service as the Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LOP).

    Even though Bobi Wine maintains that this was a bribe, Mpuuga claims that the money was legally given to him.

    Mpuuga protested the move to resign boasting that he did not commit any offence.

    He further disclosed that Bobi Wine and his group are just character assassinating him fearing that he is going to contest for the slot of a party president.

     

    By Hadijah Namagembe

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    FEAR WOMEN! M7 Minister’s Marriage On Verge Of Collapse After Wife Was Recorded Discussing How He Bewitched Him Using Her Pubic and Nails To Curb His Sexual Apatite, Another NRM Top Boss Who Has 20 Women Put In Mix…

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    Men in Kiruhura district and the entire Ankole Sub Region are panicking and pleading with their girls of the soil not to resort to witchcraft as medicine to tame their partners’ sexual appetite.

    The vice which can lead to sexually transmitted infections and diseases like cancer in men resulted from a phone audio recording where one of the girls of the soil who is married to a top junior minister in president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s government was discussing with her mother on how to execute the advice from the witch doctor to feed the minister with her pubic hair and nails.

    In the recording, the soft spoken young lady was heard briefing her mother in Runyankole language on her recent travel to Iganga in Busoga where she went to see the witch doctor who gave her medicine to work on his man who she branded as a womanizer.

    In the phone call, the woman revealed that her journey to Iganga kicked off early in the morning and she was driven in a posh car by a close relative who picked her at Lugongo, a long Kampala-Jinja road.

    “Mummy the journey was tiresome but it seems that man works because immediately when I entered his shrine, he explained to me all my personal details from my childhood and why I was before him,” the minister’s wife narrated as mother assured her of how powerful the witchdoctor is.

    She further revealed to mother how she paniced when the witch doctor directed her to remove all her clothes. She narrated that thought that he was going to rape her because they were only two in the shrine, but she accepted because she needed his services.

    The minister’s wife further narrated that dressed in backcloths, the witch doctor started checking in his old polythene bags.

    He removed some voodoo things and tied them in small clothes after mixing them with his saliva. He picked a razor blade and he started making small cutting on her body while smearing the voodoo mixer on the wounds ritualistically.

    Surprisingly, her private parts were not also spared.

    “I feel a lot of itching when the herbs mixed with the blood inside my body and he told me to be strong because we had just started the rituals. He also told me that the war is not easy because the man has also gagged himself spiritually,” she said.

    She further explained that he performed other rituals on her and gave her some herbs to swallow. After, she told her to give him Shs500 shillings so that he can buy a new razor blade.

    She narrated that because she did not have any money on her, she moved out of the shrine and picked the money from her relative who was seated in the car.

    Upon returning to the shrine, the witch doctor insisted that the money should be hers because the rituals he was performing were for her.

    She remained in the shrine naked, until the witch doctor come back, gave her a razor blade and directed her to cut her pubic hair and nails and after give them to him.

    As she was performing the rite (of cutting the pubs and nails), the witchdoctor moved out and came back to the shrine with burning charcoal. He asked her for the pubic hair and nails and started burning them together.

    After, he collected the ashes, put them in a cloth and directed her to put on her clothes. He them gave the ashes to her and directed her to make sure that she mixes them in the minister’s food and drinks before going to work and do the same thing when he comes back in the evening.

    “He is done, I’m telling you mummy,” she boasted on the phone.

    In 2021 the minister was introduced to his wife’s parents in Kiruhura but they later had a misunderstanding after she got information that he had other women with children including two who dragged him to police and court for neglecting them.

    He used his influence in government to strangle the cases but he learnt his lesson and he is now taking care of them.

    The Minister’s wife feels his marriage is threatened because of the many mistresses he has and he always travels with one of them whenever he travels abroad.

    The official wife and her mother were badly condemned on different WhatsApp groups for resorting to witchcraft yet their family is a known religious family in the area.

    The mother always prayed to God to help her daughter so that the rituals work which kept people were wondering why she didn’t advise her daughter to pray to God instead of going into witchcraft.

    However, the wife’s friend who is also a wife to a top officer in the ministry of defense, blasted them and praised the old woman for helping her daughter fight to save her marriage.

    She blasted one of the woman who is alleged to be a mistress to a top official at the NRM Secretariat who hired IT experts to hack and tap the minister’s wife’s phone and she is the one who is circulating the controversial audio conversation on different WhatsApp groups.

    “That mistress will pay for it I’m telling you. She was a mistress to the minister, he left her and moved in with another woman because she was playing him with that NRM top boss. She still wanted to play the minister with other UPDF Generals and wanted to fail my friend’s marriage. You people, everyone here has privacy and people are doing more deadly and dangerous things to protect their marriages so stop attacking her,” she said.

    She further revealed that the said mistresses also hacked into the phone of another top boss in NRM. She rallied her colleagues to gang up and deal seriously with her to save other people’s marriages.

    She also disclosed that the NRM top boss has over 27 girlfriends and 10 of them have kids yet the official wife resides in Makindye Division a Kampala suburb.

    theGrapevine has established that since the audio went viral, the minister is very confused and his relatives who objected to his marriage to the bewitching woman because she is not his tribes mate are advising him to divorce her.

    Others are comforting him that such things always happen in marriage and he should deal with it like a real man.

    The youthful minister according to sources is under pressure to take a strong decision which is likely to affect his political career because he married the Munyankole woman to be connected to members of the deep state from Ankole Sub Region.

    “I do not think he will leave the woman, she is very connected and he always uses her to score political goals including getting connections and deals from members of the first family,” a friend to a minister told theGrapevine.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    OPINION: Security Of Tenure Is Crucial For Uganda’s Economic Development – Minister…

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    Absence of title is at the root of tenure insecurity and was responsible for the near grinding to a halt of the colonial economy when the bibanja holders refused to grow cash crops until the security of tenure on the land they occupied was guaranteed.

    The colonial administration in a report to the secretary of state for colonies stated that the boycott by the bibanja holders had engineered rural unrest and discontent which undermined the production of export crops and diminished the colonial state’s revenue.

    Succumbing to the boycott pressure, the colonial administration put in place the Busulu and Envujo Law enacted in 1928. The law assured bibanja holders security in the occupation of their plots and freed them from the fear of arbitrary eviction.

    In a study published in 1953 Mukwaya showed that in over 400 land cases he examined, there was no case of illegal evictions. All the cases involved, inter alia, minor boundary disputes and succession related issues. He posited that: “it is rare for courts to grant orders of eviction against tenants who fail to pay busulu or envujo. Any dues in arrears are legally considered civil debts, which are recoverable in the usual manner”.

    This security of tenure which continued into the 1960s and early 1970s created an enabling atmosphere leading to a production boom and eventually an economic boom which secured Uganda a placing among the World’s top 10 producers of quality coffee, cotton and other produce.  The Coffee Marketing Board, Lint Marketing Board and Produce Marketing Board were put in place to handle the marketing of the boom production.

    Unfortunately the 1975 Land Reform Decree abolished the security of tenure of bibanja holders rendering them mere tenants at sufferance back to the pre-1928 tenure insecurity status.

    This was the position of law when the 1995 constitution was enacted. Unfortunately the constitution only provided for security of occupancy in Article 237 (8) for bibanja holders and left the issue of titling to the Parliament which under Article 237 (9) was to do this within 2years of its first sitting.

    Unfortunately the legislation to be enacted by Parliament within 2years after its first sitting as envisaged under Article 237 (9) was never actualized. The 1998 Land Act was not the legislation that the constitution envisaged.

    The background to the envisaged law is Article 237 (1) which provides that land belongs to the citizens of Uganda and vests in them in accordance with the land tenure systems provided for in the constitution.

    Article 237 (3) provides four tenure systems namely; customary, freehold, mailo, and leasehold. When Article 237 (4) and (5) is analyzed, they all end up as freehold.

    Tenures freehold and mailo are already freehold. These tenures are the registrable interest in land. Under section 237 (9) (b) Parliament was to make law providing for the acquisition of registrable interest as title by bibanja holders. This registrable interest would be freehold title since all the four tenures in Article 237 (3) end up as freehold.

    Failure to enact this law leaves bibanja holders without any land vesting into them as per Article 237 (1) of the constitution thus constitutionally discriminated against other Ugandans who are titled.

    There was no reason for Parliament not to have enacted a law providing bibanja holders with titles. There was already a precedent for this when the 1967 constitution transferred public land from federal and District Boards as previously prescribed in the 1962 constitution to the Uganda Land Commission. In that case the 1969 Public Lands Act operationalizing the 1967 Constitutional granted customary occupants (bibanja) a right to a leasehold title over the land they occupied.

    Consequently Parliament would have found guidance in the 1969 Public Lands Act and provided for the kibanja occupants to be granted a legal title to their plots. The kibanja holder would have his kibanja converted to a freehold title.

    It cannot be over emphasized that the 1969 Public Land Act provided a good starting point where an occupancy holding was converted directly from customary tenure to leasehold title. Therefore the mandate of Parliament under Article 237 (9) to enact a law providing for the acquisition of registrable interest to the bibanja they occupied was clearly practical and not without precedent. Moreover Article 237 (5) and section 28 of the Land Act 1998 allows for the customary leases converted and granted to a citizen of Uganda out of public land to be turned into freehold.

    Delay to enact a law giving bibanja holders titles is at the root of the systematic risk associated with tenure insecurity in the Uganda land market. Ugandans who are owners of untitled bibanja in the same location cannot sell for the same amount like their fellow Ugandans who are in the same location but titled. This creates a state of disequilibrium among Ugandans.

    Failure to get rid of the untitled bibanja insecurity is a trap on the road to Uganda’s development. The answer is a single freehold titled tenure security for all Ugandans in perpetuity.

     

    Dr. Sam Mayanja

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    www.kaa.co.ug

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    CRY TAXPAYER CRY: More Questions As Kasaija’s Finance Ministry Awards Chief Justice Dollo, Deputy Butera, And Principal Judge Dr. Zeija Billions Of Money: Unmasking How Top Gov’t Officials Are Set To Share Shs162bn In Cash Donations…

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    Finance Minister Matia Kasaija. Inset is Nambooze (L) and Hon. Ssemujju (R)

    Maverick Mukono Municipality legislator who also doubles as the opposition Internal Affairs Shadow minister Betty Nambooze Bakireke and controversial senior presidential advisor on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi have placed Matia Kasaija the senior minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and his experts who include the Secretary to Treasury Ramathan Ggobi on spot to explain why they have allocated Shs1.8bn in the coming financial year 2024-25 to Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, Shs.1.4bn to his Deputy Richard Butera and Shs1.2bn to the Principal Judge Dr. Flavian Zeija as donations.

    Both celebrated veteran journalists revealed that Ugandans are spending a lot of money on Chief Justice Dollo and other Judicial Officers to the extent that even in retirement they are going to look after them by paying them the full salary equal to that of those still serving in their respective offices, pay for their medical bills and other juicy allowances; and as if that is not enough, they are now adding another burden of giving them billions of shillings as donations.

    “Will Dollo and those Judicial Officers donate the billions of money allocated to him by Kasaija to clerks in the judiciary or his security team? Ugandans are tired of this luxurious spending. Now traders in Kampala city, the heart of the economy, are on strike because of the high taxes but government officials are still squeezing them,” Nambooze said.

    She further disclosed that Shs2.4bn was allocated to the Parliamentary Commission and predicted that other parliamentary commissioners are going to also receive Service Awards similar to that of former Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba who was given Shs500m.

    When Lwemiyaga county legislator Theodore Ssekikubo tried to table the matter on the floor of parliament this week, Speaker Among blasted him for speaking nonsense.

    However, Speaker Among was defended by Mirundi who noted that she should not be harassed because most government officials are given billions of money to be spend as donations.

    In his alternative budget 2024-25, shadow minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development who also doubles as Kira Municipality legislator Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda said that the government has budgeted for Shs162bn as donations in the 2024/25 budget.

    He explained that more than half of the said money is under the residence of the President who will spend Shs77bn on community outreach programmes under the vote of item (description) donation.

    His residence will donate another Shs59bn in what is termed as presidential initiatives bringing the total donations at his residence to Shs138bn.

    Ssemujju said Museveni will spend Shs.4.2bn under his office on donations.

    Ssemujju’s alternative budget also revealed that Chris Obore, parliament’s Director for Public Relations, will spend Shs 4.9bn in donations.

    Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja’s office will spend Shs 3.7bn as donation.

    The Office of the Speaker of Parliament will spend Shs2.4bn and her deputy Thomas Tayebwa will spend Shs 1.8bn in donations.

    The government chief whip Obua Denis’s office will spend Shs1.8bn.

    Presidential Office for Mobilization and Security Services which is responsible for supervision and monitoring of field offices allocated with Shs4.2bn, Parliamentary Commission Office of the Speaker Administrative and support services Shs2.4bn, National Council of Sports Sports/Technical Talent Identification and Development was allocated with Shs2.2bn for donation.

    The office of the Prime Minister Executive Governance Government Chief Whip Shs1.8bn, Parliamentary Commission Office of the Deputy Speaker Administrative and Support Services Shs1.8bn, Justice Kasule Lumumba’s Office of the Prime Minister Executive Governance General Duties was given Shs9.5bn for donation.

    Vice president Jessica Alupo’s Office was given Shs7.1bn, Uganda Blood Transfusion Service Blood Donation Blood Collection was given Shs535,186,000.00, Parliamentary Commission Parliamentary Commission Secretariat Leadership and Management Shs4.8bn, Gen. Moses Ali’s Office of the Prime Minister Executive Governance 2nd Deputy Prime Minister  was given Shs200,000,000, Judiciary Chambers of the Chief Justice Dollo’s Leadership and Management was given Shs1.8bn,  Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga’s Office of the Prime Minister Executive Governance 1st Deputy Prime Minister Shs1.5bn.

    Rukia Nakadama’s Office of the Prime Minister Executive Governance 3rd Deputy Prime Minister Shs1.5bn.

    Justice Butera’s Judiciary Chambers of the Deputy Chief Justice Leadership and Management given Shs1.4bn.

    Dr. Dorothy Kisaka’s Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Administration and Human Resource Administrative and Support Services allocated Shs1.2bn.

    Principal Judge Dr Zeija ‘s Judiciary Chambers of the Principal Judge Leadership and Management given Shs1.2bn.

    The newly reappointed Prisons Commissioner General Dr. Johnson Byabashaija’s Uganda Prisons Service Finance and Administration Leadership and Management was given Shs95,000,000, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Tourism Research Shs.63,000,000, National Population Council Family Health Reproductive and Infant Health Services Shs58,000,000, National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board Research and Planning Research and Advocacy Shs50,000,000.

    Again Kadaga’s Ministry of East African Community Affairs Finance and Administration Administrative and Support Services given Shs40,000,000, Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Kastgazi Tumusiime’s police Force Command and Control Strategic Command and Policy Guidance Shs35,709,195, Uganda Management Corporate Office Administrative and Shs30,043,000.

    Again Kisaka’s Institute Support Services Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive support Administrative and Support Services was given Shs.25,000,000.00m, Inspectorate of Government (IG) Finance and Administration Support services Shs.20,800,000, Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) Finance and Administration Communication and Public Relations Shs.19,000,000, National Forestry Authority (NFA) Natural Forests Management Central Forest Reserves Management Shs.18,000,000, National Forestry Authority (NFA) Finance Administration Administrative and Support Services Shs12,000,000.

    Kampala Central mayor Salim Uhuru’s Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Central Division Urban Council Policies, Regulations and Standards Shs.11,610,833. National Unity Platform’s Emmanuel Sserunjogi’s Kawempe Division Urban Council Policies, Regulations and Standards Shs 11,610,833.

    Mberaze’s Lubaga Division Urban Council Policies, Regulations and Standards Shs11,610,833.

    NUP’s Ali Kasirye Mulyanyama’s Makindye Division Urban Council Policies, Regulations and Standards Shs11,610,833 and NUP’s Paul Mugambe’s Nakawa Division Urban Council Policies, Regulations and Standards Shs11,610,833.

    Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Central Division Urban Council Planning and Budgeting services Shs10,000,000. Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Kawempe Division Urban Council Planning and Budgeting services was given Shs.1,000,000.

    Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Lubaga Division Urban Council Planning and Budgeting services Shs.10,000,000, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Makindye Division Urban Council Planning and Budgeting services Shs.10,000,000.

    Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Nakawa Division Urban Council Planning and Budgeting services Shs.10, 000,000, Mountains of the Moon University Vice Chancellors Office Leadership and Management Shs 10,000,000, Makerere University Central Administration Administrative and Support Services Shs9,999,992 among others.

    According to Ssemujju, President Museveni’s government is set to spend a total of Shs.162,682,961,045 only on donations.

    However, when contacted, Kasaija rubbished Ssemujju’s budget explaining that he lacks capability to plan for Uganda.

    He advised him to only help him and President Museveni by exposing government officials who are involved in corruption and are eating taxpayers’ money allocated to their offices for service delivery to the common person deep in the village.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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