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Musician Hilderman Attacks Minister Amelia: Our ‘Jajjas’ Joined Public Work Younger Than Us But Why Is Their Regime Failing To Respect Us, I’m Ready To Unseat You…



Musician Hillary Kiyaga alias Hilderman has penned a scathing response to Mawokota North legislator Amelia Kyambadde telling her to stop claiming that he (Hilderman) is very ungrateful.

In an interview with New Vision, Amelia, who also double as the Minister for trade and cooperatives said that she helped Kiyaga, who has already declared that he is going to stand against her come 2021, and his family but he is a very ungrateful person.

“I have done so much for him. I paid for the Amelia song in 2011 which took him places. I supported his family and will continue doing so because I feel we need to continue nurturing these young people. We will not be there forever,” Amelia said.

Today, Hilderman attacked Amelia who he called a granny, and asked her to leave politics for young people like Hilderman because their time is up.

“I am a son of Mawokota, legible to serve Mawokotanians at any level because I am more than qualified basing on requirements. At 38yrs now, am No longer a small boy, our Jajas joined public work younger than us but we fail to understand why in their regime they do not respect us but rather narrow us to boys while they were respected and supported by our grand parents of that time,” Hilderman wrote.

Below is Hilderman’s full response:

NEW VISION News paper on Saturday published an Article that AMELIA HITS BACK AT HILDERMAN. As I went through events of the day I landed on this one which looks almost similar. I decided to pen to the public a few things.

Am a son of Mawokota being legible to serve Mawokotanians at any level because am more than qualified basing on requirements. At 38yrs now, am No longer a small boy, our Jajas joined public work younger than us but we fail to understand why in their regime they do not respect us but rather narrow us to boys while they were respected and supported by our grand parents of that time.


1) It’s my constitutional right as a son of Mawokota.

2) I have necessary requirements

3) As a son of Mawokota I am interested in serving the Mawokotanians, they are my parents, relatives and my real people. The personal attachment to the community is far than the office many are yearning for.

4) With due respect Hon Amelia announced serving us for the last term. I respect people with integrity that’s why I am affected with some statements from her. As sons of the soil we began to prepare ourselves and am ready.

I have nothing personal with Jaja Amelia, I am contesting as a son of the soil to carry on with her achievements and also give a hand on her weaknesses. No body is perfect but reasons why public offices have durations and contracts is to have and allow different talents. It takes civilised people to apreciate this principle.

Amelia did stuff for me, but i sung Amelia too. That’s song alone branded her nationally. Ask MTN, ask Coca Cola who much it is to brand a product. She could be shocked if told she has never done a thing. I sung for her because I wanted her for Mawokota just like I thank her for her services and ask her to rest and advise when I take on this role.

Mawokotanian challenges are more than dishing out money and each gets a 2000/= or more. They need the hook to fish than the fish to eat that single day. The Mawokotanians have primary challenges which can actually be solved by themselves but need mobilisation which many leaders have failed to capitalise on.

Mawokota needs a leader than an administrator, governor, dictator or militant attitude employed.

We want and need a leadership connection in Mawokota and entire Mpigi in general. Challenge me with how many meetings(with minutes) organised for leaders from levels LC3, District Council and Hon members of parliament for the past 9yrs collectively with emphasis of discussing Mawokota issues. We need a united Mawokota but not an individual driven district like it is now. Leaders only smile to each other on public functions but unable to offer the other a signature if required. These are all key issues affecting service delivery.

At 38, I want to preserve and carry on with Hon Amelias achievements, and also work on where she has failed. If DMS records had not given me an offer to record Mazongoto, I would not be here. So is leadership, before given platform no body can ever realise your potential.

It’s Hon Amelia’s turn to show if she can support others or addicted to being supported.

By Doreen Menezer



Makerere University Set To Re-open On June 20th For All Final Year Students – VC…



Makerere University (MUK) has tentatively set Saturday, June 20, 2020 as the date on which the University will be reopened to final year students.

In a letter from MUK Vice Chancellor (VC) to college principals, deans and heads of departments, the date was suggested by MUK Covid19 Response Task Force in a meeting hels on May 25.

“Following the pronouncement by the President of the Republic of Uganda H. E. Y. K. Museveni that universities would open only for final year students, the Makerere University COVID-19 Response Task Force at its meeting held on 25th May, 2020, came up with the following guidelines in preparation for the re-opening,” the VC’s letter reads in part.

The VC adds, “Dates for re-opening: Saturday 20th June, 2020 and close 7th August, 2020. This will include teaching and end of semester.”

The VC says the university will use between June 20 and Aug. 27 to teach and conduct exams, get data for the final year students among other activities.

He instructed deans of schools to provide lists of all final year students, including their phone numbers, names of schools that have been conducting lessons online and time remaining to complete the course content and content that’s left to be covered for those that were not teaching online.

By Sandra Mukisa


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Chief Justice Katureebe Cited In The Resignation Of UJOA Vice President To Benefit From The Judiciary Administration Bill Before Kadaga…



The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has been cited in the resignation of Uganda Judicial Officers Association (UJOA) Vice President Sheila Gloria Atim.

In her resignation letter dated 28th April 2020, Atim stated that on the matter of principle, she is unable to continue to serve as the vice president of the current Executive Committee under the presidency of Mbarara Resident Judge Tadeo Asiimwe.

“I believe that at all time, it is UJOA members wishes in line with the UJOA mandate that should guide the Executive Committee in its actions.  I find I am unable to continue implementing that mandate in the current UJOA Executive Committee. I hereby offer to you my resignation as vice president UJOA as required under Article 17 of the Articles of Association of UJOA,” Atim stated.

She indicated that the gist of her resignation is about the recalling of a letter dated 16th of March 2020 authored by the Association’s Assistant General Secretary and herself to the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga guiding her and Members of Parliament on legislating the Judiciary administration bill, which will give powers to the judiciary to manage their finances.

In the letter written to speaker Kadaga, UJOA cited two landmark decisions of the Constitutional Court regarding the doctrine of separation of powers and independence of the Judiciary that could affect the contents of the Administration of Judiciary bill.

The two cases cited were Krispus Ayena Odongo Vs the Attorney General and that of the Uganda Law Society VS the Attorney General, in both cases, the rulings clarified matters that include the meaning of independence of the Judiciary and principle of separation of powers.

They also clarified on the office of the Chief Justice as the administrative head of the judiciary, a self-accounting organ, the constitutionality of and complexities involved in the existence of the office of the secretary to the judiciary to the judiciary visa viz the financial autonomy and independence of the judiciary.

According to the letter received by the office of the Speaker of parliament, both constitution court judgments were attached on the letter.

In her resignation, Atim claims that without the recommendation of the UJOA, the Association president Asiimwe through Daniel Bwambale the treasurer again wrote to the speaker recalling their letter.

The letter indicated that the recall was done to enable parliament handle and first track the bill. He said that the Chief Justice as the head of the judiciary was going to communicate to the speaker regarding the passing of the bill.

Multiple credible sources we spoke to revealed that Asiimwe acted on the directions of the Chief Justice to recall the said letter because it was going to delay the passing of the bill which he wanted passed before next month.

Sources intimated to the Grapevine that Katureebe wants to benefit from the bill since it gives retired justices a huge retirement package which includes, monthly salaries, allowances, cars, security and houses. When contacted for a comment, Asiimwe said that, “it’s not my policy to communicate anything on WhatsApp. I can’t add my voice to rumours,” he said.

Efforts to speak to Asiimwe for more were futile since he was not picking his known telephone numbers. However, Solomon Muyita the senior Communication’s officer Judiciary refuted claims that Katureebe pressurizes Asiimwe to recall the controversial letter. Muyita said that UJOA is very different from judiciary even though many of the judiciary staff are members of UJOA. He said that Katureebe cannot be involved in UJOA work and asked the UJOA administration to resolve their grievances without dragging in the outgoing Chief Justice.


By Sengooba Alirabaki


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FIFA, Museveni Mourn Uganda Cranes Longest Serving Captain Jimmy Kirunda…



The late Jimmy Kirunda (Photo: FUFA)

President Museveni has mourned former Uganda Cranes captain and Manager Jimmy Kirunda.

In a post on his Facebook page, Museveni said, “I have learnt about the death of Jimmy Kirunda, perhaps one of the greatest footballers our country has produced. We all remember the major feat when he captained the national team to the Africa Cup finals in 1978. We shall miss him. Condolences to his family and the football fraternity.”

Kirunda was pronounced dead on Monday, 25th May 2020 moments after collapsing  in Bwaise a Kampala suburb.

FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo hands an award to the late Jimmy Kirunda (Photo: FUFA)

Museveni was joined by the President of Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) Gianni Infantino who sent a message of condolence to Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), the family of the late Jimmy Kirunda and the entire Ugandan football fraternity.

In a message delivered through the FUFA President Moses Magogo, Infantino expresses his sympathy to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), and to Jimmy’s family, friends and loved ones.

“I would like to express my sincerest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of former international player and coach, Jimmy Kirunda. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for this loss affecting Uganda football,” Infantino says.

Jimmy Kirunda (2nd L) in the Uganda Cranes team. (Photo: FUFA)

He adds, “During his playing career, Jimmy captained Uganda’s national team during ten years, and participated in three CAF Africa Cups of Nations in 1974, 1976 and in 1978, where the Cranes reached the final, their best performance until today. During his time with the national team, he also won five CECAFA Cups. At club level, he will be remembered for his career at Express FC and KCC FC, where he notably won three league titles and two Uganda cups, SC Villa, where he added one league title and one Uganda Cup to his trophy room, as well as Abu Dhabi Sports Club in the UAE.”

“After his retirement, he managed different clubs in Uganda, as well as the national team between 1989 and 1996, winning three CECAFA Cup titles in 1989, 1990 and 1992. Uganda football legend, longest serving national team captain, considered as one of the greatest African players of his generation, defender with style, class and elegance, but also top scorer of the national league, his legacy and achievements, and in particular his friendly personality, his leadership and his human qualities will not be forgotten, and he will be truly missed,” he says.

According to the family, Kirunda’s burial will take place on Wednesday, 27th May 2020 at 2PM at his ancestral home in Mayire, Bulesa – Kyadondo.

Jimmy Kirunda (left) conducts one of the numerous pre-match customs as a Uganda Cranes captain (Photo: FUFA)


  • Jimmy Kirunda was born in 950 to late Henry Kirunda and Constance Nawalu at Mulago, a famous footballing hub in Uganda.
  • He held his elementary education at Mengo Primary School, Naggalama and later Old Kampala SSS.
  • Kirunda joined Mulago FC in 1965, before moving to Express, KCC and Sports Club Villa.
  • He played professional football at Abu Dhabi sports club in 1979, a year after skippering the Uganda Cranes to the AFCON final in Ghana.
  • Three league titles with KCC FC and one with S.C Villa in 1982 where they went the entire season unbeaten are just a few of many accolades the former Cranes team manager amassed in his career.
  • He captained Uganda for ten years and played in three Africa Cup of Nations (1974, 1976 & 1978)
  • He won the CECAFA Cup with Uganda (1969, 1970, 1973, 1976 & 1977)
  • As Cranes Team Manager, he won three CECAFA Cup titles (1989, 1990 & 1992)
  • He won three league titles with KCC (1976, 1977 and 1981) and two Uganda Cups (1980 & 1984)
  • He also won a league title with Villa (1982) and one Uganda Cup (1983)
  • His brothers William Kityo and Dick Bintanula played for KCC and Mulago respectively.
  • He top-scored the league in 1978 with 32 goals
  • He coached three clubs (Bell, Buikwe & Cooperative)
  • He returned to football in 1987 and featured for his Ngeye clan team
  • Worked at FUFA Secretariat in the office of former FUFA President Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa and current FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo on football matters before retiring in 2015.


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