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    Mayiga Speaks Out On Next Move If The Kabaka Fires Him, Says He Is Thinking Of Taking Legal Action Against Mirundi And Gashumba…..

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    Mayiga (R) receiving the instrument of power (Ddamula) from the Kabaka (L)

    Buganda Premier (Katikkiro) Charles Peter Mayiga has revealed that he is going back into legal practice if he is fired from Katikkiroship by his boss Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II the Kabaka of Buganda.

    In an interview with Seruga Matovu from his posh home in Lweza, Mayiga said that he is prepared to return the ‘ddamula’ (instrument of power) given to him by the Kabaka at any time.

    He said that once he retires from the office of Katikkiro, he will go back to legal practice as a lawyer since he is still a young established lawyer.

    “Don’t you think that one would be happy to be represented in court by the former Buganda Premier and don’t you think that my chances of winning cases will be high!” a joyful Mayiga jokingly told veteran journalist Seruga.

    He said that he is very happy that his law firm of Buwule, Mayiga and company Advocates is doing well in legal practice that is why they recently celebrated 25 years in legal practice.

    Mayiga added that he is also thinking of going into writing books and farming.

    He emphasised that he is not shaken by words from a small section of people who are criticizing him, calling him corrupt and a non-performer.

    “Let me tell you, I would be worried if people like Bishop Joseph Anthony Zziwa, His Grace Steven Kazimba Mugalu, Hajji Mutaasa Kafeero,  Professor Badru Katerega, Kiyimba Freeman were negatively talking about me and distancing themselves from me but these people (Mordecai) whose employment is not known, I just ignore them,” Mayiga said.

    When asked whether he is considering taking legal action against the Mordecai, Mayiga said that he is still thinking about it although he thinks that they have already been disciplined by the public.

    He said that people are critizing him over the delayed completion of Kasubi tombs which were burnt in 2010, but at the time of his appointment as Katikkiro in 2013, nothing was in place.

    He said that he started from the foundation and now everything looks promising. He revealed that by the end of this year, the people of Buganda will be happy.

    He explained that the delay was as a result of the many traditional steps that had to be followed during the rebuilding the tombs.

    He admitted that he always talks to president Museveni but denied receiving money from him and government to run the daily Kingdom work.

    He explained that the reason why Kabaka agreed to his proposal to scale down on the number of Ministers at Mengo was to make them full time staff so that the kingdom starts paying them.

    He said that as one of the longest serving ministers in Mengo, he discovered that the kingdom work cannot be done fast when people are working part time.

    He gave an example that when he was still working for free at Mengo, he used to come to office very late because he was supposed to first do his personal work at his law firm.

    He revealed that right now, since the kingdom started paying the ministers, their performance has greatly improved compared to when they were working without pay.

    On the issue of Kingdom’s land at Mulungu landing site where thousands of people were evicted, he said that the kingdom did not evict anyone. It was NEEMA that evicted locals to save them from the rising waters from Lake Victoria.

    Mayiga emphasized that people should recognize that even if they are using and staying on the kingdom’s land, they have to pay rent and other dues to run the kingdom’s work.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Bobi Wine Summons NUP Legislators To Strategise On How To Save MP Zaake…

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    NUP boss Bobi Wine (L) and Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake

    National Unity Platform (NUP) Principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has summoned his party legislators to strategise on how to save Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Butebi Zaake from angry parliamentary leadership.

    According to credible sources in NUP, the meeting is expected to take place next week at their party headquarters in Kamwokya.

    Last week, Bobi Wine blasted his legislators for not giving enough support to their own (Zaake) when he was protesting deputy speaker Thomas Tayebwa’s ruling stopping him from debating the ongoing abduction of people especially in Buganda.

    “I want to salute Hon. Francis Zaake and tell him that as an individual, I am very proud of him. NUP is very proud of you and Ugandans that were abducted are very proud of you. Thank you for not conforming to the nonsense of parliament, thank you for not shutting up, thank you for doing exactly what you were elected to do,” he said.

    Even though Bobi Wine praised Zaake, Tayebwa referred him to the parliamentary disciplinary committee and the hearing of his matter kicked off on Tuesday.

    However, sources in NUP revealed that Bobi Wine wants his legislators to put up a spirited fight to frustrate the move of disciplining Zaake.

    These were days after the Speaker of parliament Annet Anita Among warned Zaake that parliament will take criminal action against him to recover the institution’s properties he declined to return after being removed from the position of the parliamentary commissioner.

    Among told parliament that Zaake declined to return the parliamentary car even though he has been informed in writing to return it

    Former Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa advised Bobi Wine to investigate Busiro East legislator Medard Lubega Ssegona who was acting as the Leader of Opposition on the day Zaake protested because he was the one who stopped other opposition legislators from joining Zaake and telling him to move out of the plenary.

    One of Bobi Wine’s Personal Assistant Julius Katongole said that the motive of the meeting that Bobi Wine summoned is not to condemn or attack anyone but it is about guiding them on how to work together and use parliament to fight president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s bad acts against poor Ugandans.

    He rubbished allegations making rounds that Bobi Wine summoned the legislators to introduce to them their new parliamentary leadership after firing Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba from the position of Leader of Opposition in Parliament.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Panic At KCCA As M7 Directs Minister Magyezi To Investigate RCC Burora Claim On Misuse Of PDM Cash…

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    Lubaga deputy RCC Burora (L) and Minister Magyezi (R)

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed in writing the local government minister Raphael Magyezi to investigate the allegation made by Lubaga Division Deputy Resident City Commissioner(RCC) Anderson Burora against Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) on mismanagement of the government Parish Development Modal cash.

    Minister Magyezi confirmed the development and said that the president directed him to present his findings to cabinet by the coming Monday so that the ministers discuss the matter.

    He said that the president was very concerned with the allegation made by Burora and praised him for standing his ground and speaksoff to the alleged government officials.

    Magyezi told theGrapevine that the president wants other Resident District Commissioners (RDC) to do what Burora did to inspect government projects for the good of the country.

    Last week, Burora suspended the operations of Parish Development Model citing irregularities in implementing the program by allocating the funds to people who are not supposed to benefit from it.

    “We have seen lists bearing names of people who are well off, who own cars, are salary earners and those who own big shops being fronted for Parish Development Model. The project was intended for the 39% population that lives hand-to-mouth, not those who surpassed that level,” Burora said.

    However, Aisha Nabisere, the KCCA Parish Development Model coordinator rubbished Burora’s allegations insisting that he was spreading falsehoods.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Lord Mayor Lukwago Reveals How KCCA Bosses are Conniving With City Tycoons To Swindle USD100M Hiding Under President’s Directive On Markets…

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    Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago has narrated how top Kampala Capital City Authority(KCCA) bosses are conniving with city tycoons to swiddle USD100M under the guise of implementing President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s directives on city markets.

    Lukwago said that he has landed on clandestine plans designed by KCCA technical wing bosses and ministers to procure 10 acres of land in Kampala Central Division at a price of USD100m which is very high.

    He revealed that the said land that is situated in Kisenyi parish belongs to John Bosco Muwonge, a city businessman who they want to front to built a public market as Museveni directed.

    Last month, Museveni met KCCA bosses and directed them to build at least two public markets in all the five Divisions that make up Kampala city.

    Lukwago said that without following the legal procedures, some fraudulent city businessmen have started approaching KCCA to offer their land to be purchased for the market with big commission offers to some KCCA bosses.

    Lukwago insists these businessmen want to sell their land to KCCA at a high price without following the legal requirements and it is the reason why he has summoned the city council meeting to discuss the matter next week.

    When contacted, Joseph Kabuye Kyofatogabye, the KCCA State Minister rubbished the accusation, and asked Lukwago to prove his allegations with evidence.

    “For me, I don’t know how to execute deals but I know Lord Mayor Lukwago is an expert in making deals,” Kabuye said.

    Businessman Muwonge was not reached for a comment.

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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