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    Minister Nakiwala Was “Smuggled” Into FUFA Leadership By Magogo – Delegate Reveals…

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    Hon. Nakiwala Kiyingi addressing journalists

    A delegate from the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has revealed, and explained how Minister Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi was unlawfully re-elected into leadership.

    Hon. Nakiwala is a prominent politician and businesswoman, who was once Express FC chairperson between June 2016 to Feb 2018.

    Apparently, Nakiwala was on Saturday morning (May 15th, 2021) re-elected unopposed to retain her position as the FUFA  third Vice President for a period 2021-2025.

    In her position, Nakiwala, who is also currently the Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs in the Cabinet of Uganda will continue to represent Uganda Premier League (UPL) and FUFA Big League (FBL) clubs at the FUFA Executive Committee.

    One of the members of the electoral college- a UPL club representative who directly took part in the election cited foul play in the build up towards the polls.

    “First of all the road map for 2021 FUFA Elections does not include elections of FUFA Big League Delegates and Professional League Vice President,” the delegate who preferred anonymity explained.

    He added that regardless, the letter adjusting dates for nominations of FUFA Big League Delegates and VP was slated for 7th May, but an email and letter was shared with the electors on Monday 10th, a day to the deadline of nominations on Tuesday.

    “Then, the notice for calling of Elective Congregation was shared Friday, 14th May at 1:00 pm, not even 24 hours before the Saturday morning election date,” the club official further narrated to a local sports website, Football 256.

    In the Saturday election, 14 of the 16 FBL clubs were present except only two (Maroons and Tooro), as the UPL had only three UPL clubs represented (Express, URA, and Villa) to vote Nakiwala back as the representative of the 32 teams of Professional league which includes the UPL and FBL.

    However, referring to the FUFA Statutes Article 8: Elections of the 3rd FUFA Vice President, Section 3; “Only 1st Division clubs may nominate a candidate for the position of 3rd Vice President representing Professional Clubs to the FUFA Executive Committee”

    And although the Electoral College for electing the FUFA VP for Professional Leagues is made up of the 14 FBL Clubs and 16 UPL Clubs, the FBL Clubs do not have the privilege to nominate one.

    Nakiwala’s re-election is a matched smart move aimed at improving ‘some specific people’s status in FUFA leadership, according to Ismael Dhakaba Kigongo, the Head of Sports at Nation Media Group – Uganda, who is also an auspicious politician.

    Metaphorically explaining, Kigongo said that it is nothing so logical but pure politics!

    “She (Nakiwala) has to get her back scratched in return for having scratched theirs too,” Kigongo said.

    To be more specific, he further noted that in the past, FUFA president, Moses Magogo practically required Minister Nakiwala’s presence at the Mengo based institution, and now the latter definitely needs the former.

    Now keen football followers are not only concerned, but totally confused over the same.

    They have understably failed to understand high rate of a new ‘unopposed trend’ currently at FUFA, doubting whether or not actual elections are even conducted.

    For the record, electoral candidates have gone unopposed in the same FUFA institution for over 30 positions.

    By Grapevine Reporter

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    DTB Bank In Trouble For Selling Former Minister’s Contested Building To Masaka City Businessman…

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    Former Minister Muyanja Mbabali (R) at an NRM function

    Masaka city businessman Robert Ssekigye has threatened to take legal action against Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) if they fail to handover a building, he bought from them.

    Ssekigye told theGrapevine that he purchased Zamo building which is situated in Masaka city along Kampala Masaka Road from the bank after it was advertised in the newspapers.

    “I expect DTB to hand over the building to me. They should refund my money if they have failed to sort themselves out with Muyanja Mbabali,” Ssekigye threatened.

    Former state minister for investment Mbabali’s lawyer Patrick Mugisha admitted that he frustrated the move to sell off his client’s building explaining that the transaction was illegal.

    “We had initially secured a court order stopping them from proceeding with the entire transaction, but they remained adamant and sold the property,” Mugisha said.

    He explained that the building was wrongly attached by the bank because it was not part of the collateral which his client used to secure the loan which is in billions of shillings. He added that they have secured a caveat from the High Court stopping any transaction on the said building.

    This website has established that Mbabali lost a number of buildings including Nkozi Hotels in Mpigi district and other commercial buildings in Kampala and Masaka over loans that’s why he is fighting tooth and nail to save Zamo building which he claims was not on the list of the buildings which he used as security when securing the said loan.

    He further wants Court to force the bank to bring to court the accounts of all financial transactions and dealings belonging to his business firm MFK Corporation.

    On Thursday last week, Mastulah Naava, the Masaka City Deputy Resident City Commissioner in charge of Nyendo-Mukungwe Division saved Mbabali’s building when she stopped the attaching of the building.

    This comes after Charles Ssebambulide, the commissioner private security organisation and private firearms wrote to the Greater Masaka region police commander instructing him to supervise the deployment of HASH security company which was hired by the bank to provide security when the property was being attached.

    Banks through their agents first took over the building and changed the locks as they planned to hand it over to the new buyer.

    Naava told theGrapevine that they stopped the move because DTB bank didn’t follow the required procedure including providing a court order allowing the takeover of ownership of the building.

    DTB Bank was not reached for a comment.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Endless War Between IGG Betty Kamya And Uganda Land Commissions Boss Nyakaisiki; Museveni Summons Duo…

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    IGG Betty Kamya (L) and Byenkya (R)

    President Museveni has summoned the Inspector General of Government (IGG) Betty Kamya and Uganda Land Commissions (ULC) Boss, Beatrice Nyakaisiki Byenkya.

    This comes after a number of corruption allegations and finger pointing between Kamya and Byenkya.

    It should be remembered that President Kaguta Museveni issued a letter to Judith Nabakooba, the senior lands minister suspending Byenkya, as chairperson of the Uganda Lands Commission (ULC).

    In his letter dated 16th March, 2022, the president revealed that he had received a lot of complaints of theft, embezzlement of public funds, corruption, double payment to ghost claimants which needed to be seriously investigated when the suspects are out of their public offices.

    “I am directing the Inspector General of Government (IGG) and the State House Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate the above allegations and any other offences that could have been committed with a view of prosecuting the culprits,” Museveni’s letter reads in part.

    He further suspended Nyakaisiki with immediate effect and ordered her to leave office to pave way for investigations.

    In another letter dated October 15th, President Museveni noted that he would like to meet IGG and Ms. Nyakaisiki to discuss their battles.

    “I have received your letter of September 19, 2022, informing me of the battles with your sister, the Inspector General of Government Betty Kamya,” the letter read.

    “By copy of this letter, I direct my lawyer Flora Kiconco, to interact with you and Hon. Beti Kamya and, informally, give me a legal opinion. Thereafter, I would like to meet both of you and discuss this letter war.”

     

     By Kalamira Hope

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    If I Want Lumbuye, I Can Bring Him Tomorrow – Resurrected Saleh Warns Turkey Based Blogger Who Pronounced Him Dead…

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    OWC boss Salim Saleh (L) and blogger Lumbuye

    Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) boss, Gen. Salim Saleh yesterday disclosed that if he wanted to bring back Turkey based blogger Fred Lumbuye, he would do it in a blink of an eye.

    Gen. Saleh surfaced for the first time in a while at the giveaway ceremony of his daughter, Esteeri Mugulwa to her fiancé Ivan Muhoozi Kitaburaza at his home in Buziga, Kampala.

    Speaking to relatives and friends at the occasion, Saleh noted that the devil is a very big liar and sometimes very tricky.

    “The devil who has been around us is a liar, we are still alive,” he said.

    Saleh took time to warn those who have been spreading fake news that he died.

    Saleh giving away his daughter, Esteeri Mugulwa

    “If I want Lumbuye, I can bring him tomorrow, you know me. If I need Mumiransanafu today, I can pick him. Because for me my job is to be on the ground,” Saleh warned Bloggers Mumiransanafu and Lumbuye who have been spreading information that the president’s young brother died and government is hiding his body.

    Saleh added that the country needs harmony in every aspect so that people stop discriminating or hating each other on the basis of trivial matters such as tribes.

    He therefore urged people to do away with tribalism because it is a bad thing.

    “Tribalism is bad as you start looking at yourself as tribes then the whole society with collapse,” he noted.

    The occasion was attended by his friends and family who included; Sam Kavuma,  Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi and former CDF David Muhoozi.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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