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LETTER: I Can’t Live Comfortably In The Neighborhood Of Poor People When They Can Do Something About It – Museveni

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The president of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has sent a strong warning signal to his National Resistance Movement (NRM) party members not to think that they are only children in the home. Mr. Museveni who doubles as the NRM chairman said through his website this morning that he can’t bear neighboring a poor person yet he can do some thing about it and also clarified about the confusion surrounding youthful programmes.

“Fellow Countrymen and Countrywomen, especially the NRM leaders.
I am writing to clarify the confusion surrounding the Youth Programmes that I started putting in place in the Kampala area and also in the Rukungiri area and some other places.

Especially some of the NRM supporters, they misunderstood this effort. They thought that I was rewarding the Opposition areas instead of giving support to the strong Movement areas. Then, I understand that some of the Movement leaders wonder why I do not pass those programmes through them instead of my State House Comptroller, Nakyobe, inviting them last minute to just be among the guests.

By 1966, end of year, I had just turned 22 years of age, the previous September. We had just finished our A-level examinations at the beginning of December. In those days, the university courses would start in July. We would, therefore, have a whole half-a year in which we could be employed as Licensed Teachers (LTs) on account of the shortage of teachers of those days.

Even after O-level, I had taught for 2 months at Bweranyangyi Senior Secondary School that had started that very year.

Together with my comrade, Mwesigwa Black, we decided to use the remaining part of the month of December, 1966, to start addressing one of the big problems of our country that is still with us today. This is the phenomenon of the unequal development of society by default. In Ankole, by that time, you already had the phenomenon of a few colonial and post-colonial chiefs, politicians and a few business people engaging in commercial agriculture (e.g. dairy farming, ranching, coffee growing, tea growing, banana growing on a commercial scale, etc.), while the rest of the population continued with subsistence farming (just growing food for eating and no cash-generating activities) and yet land for agriculture was plenty, at that time. In the case of Ankole, there was, in addition, at that time, the problem of nomadism ─ the Banyankore cattle keepers thought that the traditional way of moving from place to place was the right way ─ no schooling for the children, etc.

What was the result of all this? Poverty by default ─ people were poor when they should not have been poor. They had food but had no money. Why was this? It was simply on account of attitude. The elite in Ankole looked down on the uneducated masses and they thought they had no capacity to go into commercial agriculture. It was only the elite (the nnasomako) that could engage in commercial agriculture (e.g. dairy farming with exotic cattle).

The people were also resigned to their fate. They would say that those new ways of money-making were for the educated and not for them.

We were, however, convinced that through sensitization, even without formal education, the villagers could go commercial in agriculture (dairy farming, coffee-growing, etc).

I do not have space here to go into the ways we used to enter the psychology of those people in order to change their attitudes. I, however, captured all that effort in a Booklet entitled: “From Obwiiriza (Grass Thatch) to Amatafaari (Permanent Buildings)”.In otherwords, the story of how those people moved from moneylessness to wealth at the homestead level.

Although our work was interfered with by the onset of the Idi Amin era, by 1995, the pilot effort (the example) of how you can change the attitude of the people around you to undergo social-economic metamorphosis (change) had started to succeed. Today you have 6,000 dairy farmers in the Kiruhuura area producing 800,000 litres of milk per day and you have 4,949 coffee farmers in the Kashoongyi area alone. These people have monthly incomes, they have built permanent houses with solar-power in their houses, water-harvesting, cars and they are sponsoring, privately, students in the universities.

Once my experiment had succeeded in the Kiruhuura area, I did two things. First of all, in 1995, I travelled throughout the whole of Uganda talking about “Boona baggaggawale” (prosperity for all), “Kulembeka” (trapping water from the roof), “Olubiimbi” (Katara) and “Ekibaro” (proper homestead economics so as to get more income than one’s expenditure). I was telling everybody that through commercial agriculture, many of the rural families can get out of poverty. The NRM had brought peace and economic opportunities but each individual had to kulembeka (jolo pii, aiga akipi, etc ─ trap water) income into his own house.

Secondly, right from 1996, we introduced a Wealth Creation Fund known as “Entandikwa” (Start-up capital). This money was not for roads, water, education, etc. It was aimed at being an interest-free finance capital scheme to help families in poverty to get out of that trap. We have given that fund different designations (names); but the essence is the same. Take this interest-free, low-interest or, sometimes, grant money or materials and get yourself out of poverty by going commercial. That is all we have been telling the people. These funds have been designated as: “PMA”, “Entandikwa”, “NAADS”, “Microfinance”, “OWC”, “Women Fund”, Youth Fund”, “NUSAF”, “PRDP”, etc., etc. This is all government money put aside to help those who want to get out of poverty without borrowing from the Banks. This money is channeled through the Local Governments. In the budget of 2018/2019, a total of Ug. Shs. 1.119 trillion has been put aside for OWC, Youth Fund, Women Fund, Micro-finance, NUSAF, PRDP, Luwero Triangle Fund, UCDA, KCCA, etc. The problem, however, is that many of the concerned people seem not to appreciate the value of this money in terms of redeeming their people from poverty. Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) has caused some impact.

That is why both maize and coffee reached record levels. However, much more could have been achieved.

When programmes stagnate in spite of so much money being spent, the freedom-fighter and mutembuuzi (pioneer) Museveni comes in and says: “Let me show these people how it should be correctly done as I did in Kiruhuura since 1966”. That is how I started some model parishes: Ruharo in Bushenyi and Kawumu in Luwero. In Kawumu, I have both a model parish and a four acres model garden of the President. I also have a model farm and I am developing a model parish in Kityerera, Mayuge. In Kisozi, I have a model zone, covering 9 villages with a total of 1,700 homesteads. In the Kabarole area, I, long ago, launched the model parish of Rwengaaju with 2,500 homesteads. Recently, I launched model farms in Arua and Barlegi in Otuke, Lango. How and why do I choose areas for my direct interventions? The main reason I had to directly come in was on account of people, especially the leaders, taking too long to grasp the ideas of how one can change the uneducated (abataasoma) or those who studied a little (abaasomakoakatono), into money earners for their families.

I decided to do it again in a few selected areas as a demonstration to prove the viability of the concept so that the others, then, have something to, again, learn from. The Kiruhuura model has spread to much of the cattle corridor: Lyantonde, Isingiro, Mbarara, Ssembabule, Goomba, Kyenkwaanzi, Kiboga, Nakaseke, Masindi, etc. Ibaanda is exemplary in coffee. Bundibugyo is exemplary in cocoa, coffee and Palm oil. Kalangala is exemplary in Palm oil. Other areas are, however, still asleep (kulambaala). Hence, my renewed direct involvement.

How do I choose areas to intervene in directly? Mainly, two criteria: proximity to where I happen to reside for a length of time for some reason and some historical reasons. I started with Kiruhuura in 1966 because I happened to be living there by that time. I did not start from Ntungamo where I was born because, by that time, I was no longer residing there. Operationally, it was easier to tackle, first, your neighbours. There is also a moral question. Your chances of going to heaven may be compromised if you have beneficial knowledge but you do not pass it on to your neighbours.

As a matter of faith, I cannot live comfortably in the neighbourhood of poor people without doing something about them. That brings me to Kampala. I have lived on this earth for 74 years now. Thirty two (32) of those have been in the Kampala-Entebbe area. I, therefore, drive daily passed the furniture makers of Najjanankumbi, the food-sellers of Zana, the food-sellers of Bwebajja, etc. Once in a while, I go to Munyonyo and see the furniture makers of Nsambya or I go to Kawempe and see the furniture makers of Kubiri, Bwaise, etc. Daily, I see the metal fabricators of Katwe on my way to Entebbe. It is, therefore, a matter of religious faith that when I have some time, I stop and ask these people what they do. Only to find that they could do much better if they had the common user facilities of their own instead of renting from the few “bagagga” who cheat them. Therefore, my NRM colleagues, please, understand that I help the Kampala groups under the same logic I started with the Kiruhuura residents because they were my neighbours. If you do not start with the neighbour, whom will you help? Some of the areas like Kawumu, Kityerera and Barlegi, I focus on them for historical reasons. We had a guerrilla camp in Kityerera in 1972/73, Kawumu was our base in 1982 and Barlegi was our base in the fight against Kony.

I helped the groups of Najjera because I came to know them by chance. I happened to stop to use my caravan. When I came out of the caravan, I saw a group of 30 youths that were engaged in metal fabrication. After interacting with them, I could see that they could be greatly helped by having their own common-user machines ─metal-cutters, metal-benders, etc. Therefore, whatever group I deal with directly, there is a rational reason. The main reason, however, is to demonstrate that things can be done, that poverty can be defeated; that jobs can be created; that imported products (shoes, furniture, etc.), can be made here by our people.

Once the example is given, then the next question will be: “Where will the groups get the money from to copy the example?” The answer is that the money going through Ministries and the Local Government each year is about Uganda shillings 1.119 trillions. This is Shs. 1,119 billions (Obuwumbi Lukumi mu kikumi mu kumi na mwenda).

The money I have used with Madam Nakyobe for my demonstration projects in the last two years, including skilling the girl child, is only 15 billion shillings.

Besides, once the examples I have shown are appreciated, all the leaders (Minsters, MPs, local government, religious leaders, cultural leaders, professionals) ought to develop consensus so that our budget of Shs. 32,000 billion is spent more on infrastructure, service delivery, wealth creation and job-creation rather than spending it on consumption, travels, salaries, new districts, etc. Use my successful examples to get rid of poverty and create jobs. Do not seek to paralyze me by saying that I should also not make initiatives. The complaint that I care more about opposition than NRM, is not correct. There is no Opposition in Kiruhuura, Kisozi, Kawumu, or Kityerera. If the Opposition people in Kampala benefit in Kampala, it is because I am handling neighbours. Therefore, the complaint of the “akaana akalizi kalya emboli enene” (the child who makes alot of noise-crying ─ eats biggest potato) does not apply in my examples (projects). In fact, in many cases, Opposition areas, other than the big national projects, that cannot be missed, may miss out because their ego-centric leaders do not come to the fora where planning is done. I have planned for the tarmacking of Rwenkunyu-Masindi Port-Apac-Lira-Acholibur road.

Since Maruzi County is, however, in the habit of electing Opposition people, we may not know what the women groups may need beyond the wealth creation programmes. Moreover, the opposition people are also Ugandans. They are also entitled to support from the government of the country. That is perfectly in order. What would not be in order would be for the Opposition to be the only ones that benefit. However, for them to also benefit is in order, especially if the ones who benefit most are the NRM supporters. It is also erroneous to say that Kampala is just opposition. I got 240,000 votes from Kampala. Besigye got slightly more votes possibly because of cheating and they are accused of doing so in Jinja East, Bugiri, Arua, Rukungiri and even Sheema Municipality (although we did not go to court for this one). These votes are more than the votes I got from many individual districts.

Conclusion, much more money is channeled throughthe Ministries and Local Governments than the little fund I have been using. If my small projects are effective, then we may have to re-channel the big monies through the State House Comptroller. Once the President is involved in programmes concerning money, then it must be the State House Comptroller to handle the money. It is government money.

It must be handled by a civil servant. It is wrong for the political people to be involved in Finance or Administration. Ours is policy, plans and supervision. Finance and administration is for the civil servants. Nyineeka taza mukiyungu ─ the head of the home never goes into the kitchen. It is now 45 years with Maama Janet, I have never stepped in the kitchen. That is how it should be.

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We Arrested Kabuleta! He Called The President A Gambler, Thief And A Liar – Police Speaks Out On Preacher’s Arrest

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Police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga has revealed that the Uganda police have arrested Watchman ministries preacher Joseph Kabuleta.
The statement from Enanga says that Kabuleta aas arrested because of offensive communication against the person of the President.
“This is to inform the public that a team of detectives from the Special Investigations Division has today arrested Joseph Kabuleta, a self -styled pastor, and put him under custody. He has been apprehended because of offensive communication against the person of the President.
According to preliminary information, the writer repeatedly posted grossly offensive messages, under “Joseph Kabuleta Weekly Rant Returns,” referring to the Fountain of Honor as “a Gambler, Thief and Liar”. Section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act, 2011, criminalizes such acts of communication,” Enanga’s statement reads.
Enanga adds, “We once again want to caution all those who glorify such communication particularly through social media, that though it is public space, it is not protected. Therefore, any postings of false fabrications will attract punishment in accordance with the laws.
The public is further advised to think first about what they say on social media. The joint forces will continue using the acquired capabilities to monitor comments on social media and any offenders will be investigated and punished. Investigations into the conduct of Joseph Kabuleta are ongoing and more information will be availed as investigations unfold.”

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Don’t Mistake Gen Muhoozi’s Niceness For Weakness, You Will Soon Start Chewing Elephant Grass Thinking It Is Sugarcane – Kabuleta Warned For Attacking Muhoozi

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Sam Okello, a concerned Ugandan has answered back to Joseph Kabuleta’s attack on the first son Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

In his weekly rant on his Facebook page, Kabuleta said that much as President Museveni is trying to groom his son Muhoozi as the next leader, the son does not have the qualities of his father (Museveni) and he carries the tormented look of someone struggling to match people’s expectations of him.

In response to Kabuleta’s rant, Sam Okello, a Muhoozi diehard warned Kabuleta not to misatke Gen Muhoozi’s niceness for weakness otherwise he will soon start chewing elephant grass thinking it is sugarcane.

BELOW IS OKELLO’S SUBMISSION:

Mr. Joseph Kabuleta, first and foremost I am sorry if I am addressing you by a fittingly deserved title considering I know little or nothing about you.

I am at crossroads on whether to address you as a journalist, an altar boy, the chief yes-man or chief bootlicker of ‘Prophet’ Elvis Mbonye.

Well, may be all those titles are as useless as the white colour on our Ugandan flag. What I am trying to say? I have come across your gibberish tirade titled the “MAFIA EMPIRE AND THE TRANSITION” and I must say that the only good thing about your rant was the English. Perhaps, if you had lived during the times of King Louis XVI, his arrogant wife, Marie Antoinette would have taken you as an adopted son.

For a long time, you have written very toxic, sentimental articles about the Fountain of honour- President Yoweri Museveni and the First Family. You have nastily tried to portray how Museveni is setting ground for his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba to take over as President.

In your rant, you have littered and belittled Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as a man with no iota of charm to lead. From your rant, you certainly have no idea what a charming character you are missing in Gen Muhoozi’s personality.

The Muhoozi you don’t know is an independent, sober-minded, self-controlled, hospitable, gentle and non-violent human being you will ever interact with.

Ugandans will forever be indebted for his bravery where he led the UPDF soldiers in the ADF battle in Bundibugyo, the war against Joseph Kony in Northern Uganda, the war against the Al Shabab in Somalia, among others. Aren’t those just more than enough attributes for one to be a leader?

Kabuleta is mistaking Gen Muhoozi’s niceness for weakness. He will soon start chewing elephant grass thinking it is sugarcane. In the first place, Uganda is not a monarch. Uganda is the fulcrum of multiparty democracy and has a supreme Constitution which allows its citizens to choose their leaders frequently after 5 years. Like Dr Prem Jagyasi says, the likes of Kabuleta need to remove the blinders from their eyes to have a neutral, level-headed and logical viewpoint, lest he will liken Uganda to his briefcase Church Ministry whose leadership is hereditary.

If tomorrow Gen Muhoozi declares bid for presidency and Ugandans think he can do a good job then why not? Should he be denied his constitutional right simply because he is First Son?

The reigning President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta is a living testimony. He was only 3 years when his father Jomo Kenyatta became the first president of the republic of Kenya. Like any other citizen, Uhuru humbly rose through the political ranks and now he is serving his second term in office having garnered 54% of the popular vote.

The Bush family in U.S is another example of father to son presidency. George H.W Bush became the 41st U.S president from 1989 t0 1993 and 8 years later, his eldest son George W Bush was democratically elected President and diligently served for two terms in the White House.

Other countries that have democratically had father to son Presidents include Togo, South Korea, Gabon, Philippines and India. In fact, in Pakistan, a husband, Asif Ali Zardari took over from his wife, Benazir Bhutto as President.

So, Gen Muhoozi who recently clocked 45 years of age may take the same root if Ugandans find him a suitable candidate.

The majority of Uganda’s population is predominantly made up of young people. In fact 78% of our population is below 30years of age and 49.3% is under the age of 15 years. So what is wrong with young people adoring a fellow youthful Muhoozi as their mentor?

The humble advice to Kabuleta and a few others with the same class of thought, is that the power to remove a leader in a democratic Uganda is through the ballot, not even the curse of Ham can do the magic because leaders come from God. Uganda is not a football game that you want to prophesy who will win the match. I rest my case.

KABULETA IN HIS ARTICLE IN PART SAID:

It started with sporadic appearances at events, a few dreary speeches, and plenty of social media activity but now it’s clear to every discerning eye that The First Son (official title) is crawling out of his hole like a squirrel.

Even his bevy of paid promoters are becoming bolder in their proclamations; calling him “our next president” in their tweets. Knowing who these people are, and how close they are to the junta, that is more than idle talk.

Clearly, whatever has been cooking under the scenes is about to be unleashed. And it has been several years in the making, starting in the mid-90s with a recruitment of young, graduate soldiers who were in effect Muhoozi’s boys. As that crop grew through the ranks, although not as meteorically as the man they were enrolled to serve, the recruitment net was cast wider.

About twelve years ago, a close colleague raised the subject in a cavalier but serious way, if you know what I mean. He knows me to be a bit of a firebrand, a mover, so to speak, and thought those qualities were being wasted in sports. I could be an asset in their push for the presidency of “our age mate”.

I was at crossroads in my life at the time but I could not involve myself in any venture for which I had no conviction. I would have to lock my conscience in a maximum security prison to be part of an operation that turns our country into a monarchy. Even then, I suspect my conscience would stage a prison break to rival Michael Scofield and find its way back into my heart. The gentleman who was inviting me is now a cabinet minister and was one of the organizers of the recent 45th birthday party thrown for the First Son at Munyonyo. It was more than just a hyped revelry that made the front pages of the New Vision. It bore the markings of an initiation, or a rite of passage. It was a coming of age, so to speak. It’s no wonder that the main protagonist noted how it was his first public birthday celebration in 33 years. The last time was in 1986 (!!!)

Uganda has often been referred to as a Mafia State by many of its disillusioned citizens so permit me to juxtapose the affairs of this state with the Godfather trilogy of movies taken from Mario Puzo’s fabled novel that bears the same title.

The head of the family Vito Corleone is frail and goes into semi-retirement. His son Michael, who was once determined to live a normal life away from his family’s criminal empire, is the new boss even if his ageing father lurks in the background. The Capos of the family and the Consiglieri, the executioner in chief, doubt if the young and reticent Michael can take after his father.

But how wrong they are. Michael earns his stripes by arranging for the simultaneous execution of the heads of the five rival families, followed by an internal cleansing in which all family traitors are also killed. Almost overnight, the once demure army veteran and family man became even more ruthless than his father.

In one of the most iconic scenes from the movie, all the Capos come and kiss Michael’s hand, acknowledging him as the new Don. Muhoozi’s birthday party had a similar feel; an opportunity for his “age-mates” who have served the old man to pledge their allegiance to him.

In the eyes of the Uganda mafia family, the support structure to uphold the new Don is already in place.

The regular army has been systematically disengaged and replaced with Muhoozi’s SFC. Many of the old guard have found solace in business, farming and NAADS. The rest are quietly disillusioned. It was General David Sejjusa who first stood up to resist what he called “The Muhoozi Project” and he got his comeuppance in the form of a stint in exile followed by total oblivion. It was said that even the Late General Aronda Nyakairima was opposed to it and that’s why he was sent out to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, but what do I know?

The project also needs a ‘friendly’ police and the appointment of Major General Sabiiti Muzeyi as Deputy Inspector General of Police was the first step in that direction. It has since been followed by other appointments of army officers into police in what Army Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire described as “cross pollination between sister security agencies”.

It would be cross pollination if police officers were also being appointed in the army, but they aren’t. So it is in actuality a military invasion of police and it is all a part of preparing for the new Don.

The net has also been cast in the media. Cedric Babu, a close friend of Muhoozi’s, now heads Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and by kowtowing to the new Don, Robert Kabushenga has ensured that there will be no need to appoint a younger person to head the New Vision empire.

Then there is the war chest. The billions that have been set part for the purpose. NRM MPs approved the $379m for the fake Lubowa Hospital investor because they were told it’s the money they will be given for campaigns, and that’s not about all. More money will be minted and printed for that purpose, because the Godfather, having gathered illicit wealth for 35 years, will be looking to keep it within the family. After all, they say there is no success without a successor. Key sectors in government and finance are being held by old and near-senile people with no ambition while in the interim Muhoozi kids are entrenching themselves below. It is a discreet but systematic takeover.

SFC is in charge of natural resources and national parks while the First Family have their fingers in every major cash-generating venture. It’s not just greed. It’s control. It’s as much about getting the money as it is about keeping it from rivals. So that by 2021, only one camp is liquid. Those who bow and kiss the hand of the new Don are rewarded with the means to live. The rest merely survive or worse.

But the biggest hindrance to the Muhoozi project is the man himself.

Unfortunately for Museveni, qualities like political sagaciousness and charisma are not necessarily transmitted through genes. Muhoozi has no allure beyond the privilege of being his father’s son. He has no personality, no aura, no charm. He carries the tormented look of someone struggling to match people’s expectations of him. Even at the aforementioned birthday party, he looked stoic and disinterested, like he would rather be somewhere else. Somewhere he doesn’t have to be the centre of attention and doesn’t have to give a speech.

Then there was his much-hyped interview on UBC with veteran journalist Tony Owana. As much as I tried to keep an open mind, I couldn’t last the duration of the discourse. For a moment I was tempted to blame the interviewer, who was overly excited and animated like an intern meeting his childhood idol. But I spared a thought for him because I suppose Muhoozi is not an easy person to interview. The dialogue never got out of first gear. Dressed in full combat with his beret hanging under the ranks on his shoulder, he spoke about key moments in his life as if they had been lived for him, and gave one-line answers to open-ended questions like: “Tell us about Sandhurst?” He sounded more like a suspect being interrogated by police, trying not to give anything away, than like a potential politician, much less a president. He has lived too long in his father’s shadow and his only exposure is to the wealth and privilege that surrounds him. He cannot relate with the poverty that his father has inflicted on Ugandans. I would be hard-pressed to mention anyone more ill-suited to be a leader.

The big question for Ugandans is: How and when are they planning to make this transition?

The First Son is already being sent on foreign missions on behalf of his father and is meeting ambassadors and dignitaries, and tweeting about it.  Maybe the Godfather is planning to go into semi-retirement after rigging the 2021 elections and take on an advisory role as his son runs the Family Business called Uganda Limited. Or maybe, just maybe, the transition happens within NRM and the country adopts a Parliamentary System in which the party with the most elected legislators takes the presidency. Whatever their plans, I know for sure that the reality will be different. The Mafia empire is crumbling and Uganda will return to Ugandans.

Extracted from Joseph Kabuleta’s Weekly Rant via his facebook page under the title “MAFIA EMPIRE AND THE TRANSITION”

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INTERVIEW: Nantaba Warns Gen. Salim Saleh, You Are Helping Mafias Who Want To Kill Me, They Think That There Is Gold In Kayunga And They Are Evicting People

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Kayunga woman Member of Parliament (MP) who also doubles as the state minister for information and Technology Aidah Nantaba has blasted president Museveni’s young brother Salim Saleh for supporting her tormentors who want her dead.

In an exclusive interview with the Grapevine, Nantaba revealed that all her troubles are financed by General Saleh’s men because she refused their proposal to help them turn Kayunga land into a sugar cane plantation zone like it is in the greater Busoga region.

“General Saleh, let me tell you, I know all the missions your people have planned against me but with God’s mercy they will never defeat me,” a furious Nantaba said.

“One day they gave me money to sell my people of Kayunga. I know that they are using sugarcane growing as an excuse, these mafias think that there is gold in Kayunga land. They are chasing away people from their land but I won’t let them,” Nantaba added. She revealed that when she refused to sell her people, the mafias decided to use his henchman Kariisa Karangwa, the NRM chairperson Kayunga district to torment her. She said that in the 2016 general election, mafias in the government spent a lot of money but because Kayunga voters appreciate the work she has done for them, she managed to beat them with a difference of 800,000 votes.

Nantaba explained that after defeating the mafias, they tried their next move of killing her using assassins.

“Do you remember what the late Kirumira said? He said that whether you keep quiet or you speak, they will kill you, so let me also speak out and they kill me,” Nantaba said.

She revealed that mafias in the government have facilitated her opponents with Shs2bn to defeat her in the next general elections. She disclosed that this is the money that Kalangwa is using to popularize her daughter who is planning to stand against her in the next general elections.

When we asked Nantaba whether she is going to stand in the next elections on the NRM ticket, she told us that she left NRM party and she is planning a comeback.

ON COURT SUMMONS

Concerning the court summons issued against her by Mukono magistrate court, on the murder of Ronald Sebulime, Nantaba laughed loudly.

She said that Sebulime’s family lawyer Muwada Nkunyingi is being used by Karangwa and she has information that Muwada and Karangwa meet in Jinja every weekend.

“Don’t tell me anything about that fool, he is a poor man who is looking for survival. He is always going to that mafia Karangwa in Jinja and he gives him shs300,000 to fight Nantaba, he will not manage me,” the Kayunga Iron lady warned. She told us that she is still consulting her lawyers on the way forward concerning the court case but she insisted that Sebulime was a murderer.

She sent a strong message to Sebulime’s family that they have been surviving on blood money because he was being used by mafias to assassinate Ugandans.

She said that Sebulime’s family must understand that when the mafias discovered that he had failed to finish the mission (of killing Nantaba), they had to eliminate him because he was going to exposes them.

She wondered where police director of CID put the statement she recorded from her home because she thought that it was going to be used in the investigations. She insisted that if court insists on prosecuting her, they will be compromised by the mafias and vowed to fight to the last man.

“Where is the motorcycle that Sebulime was riding, that bike was not registered from here and why is that man David Ssali who shot Sebulime not included on the charge sheet with me?” Nantaba asked.

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