Connect with us
  • NATIONAL

    M7 Minister Wants Buganda Kingdom Officials Slapped With Criminal Charges Over Kabaka Mutebi’s Sickness…

    Published

    on

    Kabaka Mutebi addressing Baganda last week

    Maverick Lands Junior minister Dr. Sam Mayanja insists that top Buganda Kingdom officials responsible for Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s wellbeing should be slapped with criminal charges over the king’s sickness.

    Speaking exclusively to theGrapevine, Mayanja revealed that early this month, he was shocked upon seeing his king in public looking very sick.

    Mayanja, a senior lawyer with Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) stated, “Whatever title you wanted to call him, for me, I’m calling him Ssabattaka even though others call him King. But we all agree he is a national leader who deserves to be cared for especially when it comes to his health.

    “I feel very bad seeing Kabaka in such a situation and I wonder why people decided to bring him in public in that state. Those people deserve imprisonment after charging them with torture and harassing the head of Buganda.”

    He insisted that Kabaka Mutebi was forced to appear before the public to address his subjects during Celebrations of “Bulungi Bwansi” day.

    Buganda also claims the kingdom got its Independence from the British on that day.

    However, Mayanja rubbished the narrative explaining that Buganda never received any independence because it was like other regions in the country which were under Uganda government administration.

    On Kabaka sickness, Mayanja alleges that Buganda Kingdom officials are panicking because any concerned citizen can petition the Constitutional Court seeking an interpretation of what the Traditional and Cultural leaders’ laws says when it comes to a head of a cultural institution not being in good health condition to perform his duty as a corporation sole like Kabaka Mutebi.

    He said in the laws of Uganda, other leaders at Mengo including the Premier are not recognised and in whatever they are doing, the Kabaka is answerable that is why they wanted to show the public that the king is still in control of everything in the Kingdom even though his health is worrying.

    He further accused Buganda Kingdom officials of harassing Kabaka Mutebi by forcing him to appear in public so that they can use him to collect billions of money from his subjects who participate in his birthday run, pay rent to his Buganda Land Board which he (Mayanja) claims is operating illegally.

    He added that in 2021, President Museveni saved Kabaka Mutebi from Buganda Kingdom officials who were holding him captive when he invited him at state house Nakasero to ascertain what his intelligence was briefing him on Kabaka’s health condition.

    When Museveni established the truth, he immediately ordered for his treatment abroad.

    “Even after President Museveni’s advice, those officials continue deceiving Baganda that their King had travelled abroad to see his doctors briefly and do official duties like meeting potential investors to convince them on investing their money in Buganda which was a lie because the man was very sick,” he said.

    He pleaded to president Museveni again to intervene in the situation and save his friend from shrewd Buganda Kingdom officials.

    However, Buganda Kingdom Premier Charles Peter Mayiga recently warned people who are inciting others concerning the Kabaka’s life.

    Mayiga told the people of Buganda that their king is in safe hands, his health is being handled well by his close family members and friends and when the need arises they will approach those Baganda who claim to know more about Kabaka Mutebi’s health.

    Early this month Kabaka Mutebi returned back from Germany where he had gone for further medical attention.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

    Comments

    NATIONAL

    Who Are The 26 Corrupt High Profile Public Officers Set To Vomit Shs.18.2 Billion? Parliament Tasks Minister…

    Published

    on

    Mityana District Woman MP, Joyce Bagala

    Members of Parliament have moved a motion that Anti-corruption day funds should be earmarked to victims of corruption.

    Appearing before Parliament during plenary that was presided over by Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa, Mityana District Woman Member of Parliament, Joyce Bagala noted that a lot of statistics on money purportedly tracked down, saved and sometimes recovered is not backed by faces that allegedly stole such funds.

    Bagala contended that the minister reported investigation of 26 high-profile cases.

    “We need to know who these high profile public officers are and what was the outcome of the reported investigations warranting recovery of shs18.2 billion,” she said.

    Bagala’s statements follow a report from the State Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Rose Lilly Akello who noted that the Inspector General of Government (IGG) has investigated 26 high-profile cases and directed the recovery of Shs.30 billion, 86 cases were prosecuted and 34 convictions secured whereas the Auditor General made audits which led to recovery of shs.175 billion.

    She added that the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) of the police has registered 318 cases and through prosecutions and recovered Shs.615 billion.

    This comes ahead of the International Anti-Corruption day set to be held on Friday December, 9, 2022.

    During plenary today, Mityana Municipality Woman MP however insisted that the shs.452 million earmarked for the International Anti-Corruption Day should be re-channelled to victims of corruption.

    “The victims of corruption are mothers who die during childbirth due to inefficiencies in the health sector public schools without toilets and communities without clean water. The activities of the anti-corruption day would make sense by thinking of those affected by corruption.

    Kazo County MP, Dan Kimosho asked whether they can look at a sector approach and see what cases are investigated and what is done against the officers.

    “We cannot keep carrying the burden for the corrupt. Whoever comes here should be specific and not demoralize those who are working hard,” he said.

    Ntoroko Constituency MP, Gerald Rwemulitya also urged people fighting corruption to be free and bold adding that there are people shielding the corrupt.

    He propounded, “You here, ‘call from above, he is from my region & religion’. This vice has no side. We need to start attaching property of the corrupt.”

    Leader of Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga however moved a motion that the shs.452 meant for marking the anti-corruption day should be channelled to ‘the victims of corruption in Ibanda District’.

    He wondered why they should put this money to tents, balloons and chairs and yet victims of corruption are around.

    The 3rd Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Rukia Nakadama however revealed that preparations for the anti-corruption day commended earlier, insisting that preparations are already in high gear and some activities have already taken place and so if there is need in the near future, they should come early.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

    Comments

    Continue Reading

    NATIONAL

    Maj. Gen. Takirwa Appointed Deputy Commander Land Forces…

    Published

    on

    Major General Francis Takirwa has been appointed as Deputy Commander Land Forces.

    President Yoweri Museveni who also doubles as the Commander in Chief of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) also promoted and appointed General Officers.

    Maj. Gen. Takirwa will deputize Maj. Gen. Muhanga Kayanja who was also appointed as Commander Land Forces (CLF) in October, 2022.

    He also appointed Maj. Gen. Jack Bakasumba as Acting Chief of Staff Land Force.

    Maj. Gen. Bakasumba has been Uganda’s delegate to the South Sudan Peace Monitoring Mechanism as the acting chief of staff land forces in the UPDF.

    Museveni has also promoted Brig. Gen. Bob P. Ogiki to Maj. Gen and appointed him 2nd Division Commander.

    Deputy Defence spokesperson, Col. Deo Akiiki congratulated the General Officers upon their well-deserved promotion and appointments.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

    Comments

    Continue Reading

    NATIONAL

    FOR PRAISING M7: Medical Association President Steps Down To Allow Independent Investigations..

    Published

    on

    Dr. Oledo praising President Museveni at Kololo Grounds

    The President of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA), Dr. Samuel Oledo, has stepped aside to allow independent investigations, according to Dr. Luswata Herbert, the Secretary General.

    Last week, during the Patriotism and Youth Investment symposium, Dr. Oledo appreciated President Museveni for the great job when he decided that all scientists must be paid well.

    “We request that you increase the salaries of our brothers and sisters in uniform, the soldiers, Uganda People’s Association (UPDF) prisons, and others.”

    He went ahead and knelt before Museveni and asked him to stand again 2026.

    This has since been condemned by a number of people who have termed his acts of kneeling as disrespectful to the profession and asked that he should resign.

    On 4th December, 2022, UMA released a statement disassociating themselves from the actions of their President Dr. Dr. Samuel Oledo and his Kololo team.

    Their statement read, “Uganda Medical Association is non-partisan and therefore does not participate in political activities of a partisan nature. The current U.M.A President attended the particular meeting in his personal capacity but not as U.M.A and
    his communications at that meeting were not representing the official position(s) of UMA.

    “Uganda Medical Association dissociates itself from any and all partisan political actions or acts, and is constitutionally required to do so. U.M.A is committed to remain neutral to and to serve all Ugandan doctors and persons from all the political dispensations of, and in Uganda and globally.”

    Dr. Oledo’s team of medical personnel with President Museveni

    Today morning, Democratic Party member and Buikwe South Member of Parliament, Lulume Bayigga said that Dr. Oledo should be brought to book.

    Lulume made these remarks while appearing on NBS’ Morning Breeze today following an incident where Uganda Medical Association (UMA) president, Dr.Oledo Samuel was seen kneeling before the president and asking him to stand again in 2026.

    Dr. Lulume noted that when they were in medical school, they were taught to be respected professionals and serve their country by treating people.

    “The engagement we wanted the UMA president to be part of would be to advocate for the improved welfare of the medics to serve the country better,” he said.

    Dr. Lulume added that the people who followed Dr. Oledu were not from Uganda Medical Association, and that’s why Dr. Mirembe is distancing herself from the act (endorsing President Museveni).

    Dr. Joel Mirembe, a doctor at the UMA noted that they are not against Dr. Oledu and just like the UMA statement noted, whatever he did, he did it in his own capacity and so they are here to protect the Association.

    He adduced, “It is sad that the doctors leadership body is invited to discuss a topic of political succession. That is where the issue is.

    “We have reached out to Dr. Oledu and he is okay and safe. He hasn’t commented about his action, he seems not concerned about what is happening.”

    Dr. Lulume however insisted that UMA will continue with its aspirations because it is Constitutional but what Oledo did scandalized the whole Association, and he must be brought to book.

    “Impeachment is one of the reprimanding measures, but the doctors will take the decision.”

    Dr. Mirembe adduced that Dr. Oledo is the President of the Uganda Medical Association, but what he did was embarrassing and wrong for the profession.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

    Comments

    Continue Reading

    like us

    TRENDING

    theGrapevine is a subsidiary of Newco Publications Limited, a Ugandan multimedia group.
    We keep you posted on the latest from Uganda and the World. COPYRIGHT © 2022
    P.O Box 5511, Kampala - Uganda Tel: +256-752 227640 Email: info@thegrapevine.co.ug
    theGrapevine is licenced by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)