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    Museveni Can’t Share Power With You: FDC’s Munyagwa Pours Cold Water On DP Claims Of Sharing Power With NRM In Next 5 Years After Signing Cooperation Agreement…



    Former Kawempe South MP Mubarak  Munyagwa

    Democratic Party Spokesperson, Opio Okoler, has said that DP has decided to share power with the ruling government, National Resistance Movement (NRM) for the next five years.

    Appearing on NBS’ Eagle today, 24th July, Okoler noted that they leaked the draft agreement before the final document.

    However, the final document isn’t very different even though they changed a few things.

    He further revealed that in the NRM-DP agreement, there is no clause that says DP is NRM now. DP remains DP, and NRM remains NRM.

    “In the agreement, we agreed that DP should be in power in the next five years, if this fails, DP should share power with the ruling government. President Museveni took the first step of agreeing to share power with DP,” he added.

    DP’s Richard Sebamala, who is the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the people of Bukoto Central Constituency disclosed that Norbert Mao promised to meet with the party organs to discuss this agreement but he has not fulfilled this promise.

    Sebamala divulged, “We have always wanted to meet Mao because he had started attacking National Unity Platform (NUP), and this was affecting our party. When we were in the meeting, Mao never told us that he was going to meet with President Museveni.”

    Okoler however disagreed with Sebamala noting that Mao told him that he met the DP MPs, and they agreed.

    “Norbert Mao was recommended for the role of Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, but some MPs had recommended someone else.”

    Former Kawempe South MP Mubarak  Munyagwa, who was also a panelist contended that Museveni just gave Mao a job as a token of appreciation for his efforts to dismantle NUP in the North.

    “Norbert Mao is intelligent. His people have lost yet another smart man. You can’t share power with Museveni? Which power?” Munyagwa asked.

    Meanwhile, NRM’s Robert Kafeero acknowledged that Mao is an intelligent man, he however noted the only challenge is that he won’t do his own things but will be doing everything for them (NRM).

    “There is a constitutional amendment coming, and he will be the one to present it to Parliament,” he revealed.

    He however disagreed with Okoler who said that DP and NRM will share power noting that the Mao and NRM agreement isn’t about sharing power.

    He asserted, ” Norbert Mao went for the job. The agreement has been ongoing for a year, and that ministry had been reserved.”

    Okoler vowed to cancel the agreement if the National Council reaches a conclusion that the agreement didn’t follow the right procedures.

    He expounded that the agreement will be owned by DP if NEC agrees with the agreement in the forthcoming sitting.


    By Kalamira Hope



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



    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…



    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…



    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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