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Stop Embarrassing Yourself, Learn How to buy Your Own Car And Pay Your Domestic Bills – MP Nambooze Stings Bagyenda

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Mukono Municipality legislator Betty Nambooze Bakireke has blasted Bank of Uganda’s Justine Bagyenda to stop fighting over a government vehicle and learn that now that she is out of Bank of Uganda, she needs to learn to buy her own car, hire her own guards and pay her own bills.
In a post on one of his social media pages, the shadow government spokesperson told Bagenda to stop embarrassing herself. Below is her post verbatim:
Absolute power spoils absolutely….During the Xmas holiday….Mr Museveni drove around his private farm in a Presidential car completely fitted with a National flag…so the President of Uganda was touring Mr. Museveni’s farm….I understand Uganda government best veterinary Doctors work on Museveni’s farms as herdsboys !

I also hear there are some powerful people who have government employees,soldiers and policemen working as shamba boys,herdsmen at their private homes farms, businesses plus chuffering around their spouses and children in government cars. Their children are studying in foreign countries on scholarships,they don’t know what we go through to raise school fees. They converted public houses in Kololo into their private homes ,upgraded them using government facilities for no pay and Parceled out to themselves square mailos of land off Uganda’s public land.

When government employees are deployed to run private businesses of our big men and women they continue to pick government salaries and benefits and work as if they serve the public. When these people and their families travel out of the country for holiday they depend on our embassies and at times make ambassadors run into debts to pay their hotel bills,shopping and other luxuries. They pick official travel tickets and fly around the world in business class for free.

As they live such life, these people pour scorn on our people that they are poor because they do not work hard. With free labour and farm inputs they think farming is easy, with tax free businesses run basically as public enterprises they think businesses in Uganda is easy, with campaigns run by DISOs,RDCs,DPCs and an electrol commission that favors them, they think running for political offices is easy, because they serve in public offices were they owe no body accountability or hardwork they think being a civil servant is easy.

One day power vanishes, these special situations cease to be… Our great farmers loss the free labour,our great businessmen loss the tax free and exemptions,our great politicians lose the rigging machinery and the true Ugandan life sets in and they cant cope!

I saw this today, watching COSASE proceedings on TV and I saw how Bank of Uganda officials were trying to justify why Justine Bagyenda their retired and former employee has to retain the Official car, driver and guards. It set in my mind that the Billioneer Bagyenda has never learnt to buy her own cars and pay her domestic staff.

But Betty Nambooze knows to pay over ten people who are in her service, she knows how to buy her cars and fuel them, she knows how to own her houses and look after her big extended family. She has no pending accountability issues and serve without cheating the public. Ugandans pay her a salary and she is grateful and serves them with all her strength, she hussle and she has husled all her life….if God gives her good life, at clocking her retirement age, she will retire to her small house in Buvuma, write books and visit places to give speeches. She will bask in humble but joyful life with her grandchildren… That is her dream. I thank God that I have never had absolute power to spoil me absolutely.

One wise man said that the day you learn to fetch your water is the day you will learn to value every drop of water. To sister Justine Bagyenda, please Nyabo kindly learn that a car for a lady of your level costs about 200 millions( ours cost much less) and you need only 1,000,000/= to hire both a private guard and driver per month….. Stop embarrassing yourself and making headlines….Welcome to Uganda.

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MP Kato Lubwama Rallies Musicians: We Will Only Support New Regulations If Some Rules Are Removed

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Rubaga South legislator Kato Lubwama, who also doubles as the shadow minister for culture and performing arts has warned that musicians and artists will only support the new proposed regulations by the Ministry of Gender if they remove a section of rules that will squeeze artistes.
“For the past two days, I’ve been reached by several media & people is seeking for my comment on the intended regulation of artists. To say this loud and clear, I don’t support it in its current form.
Artistes in Uganda have single-handedly managed to grow art in the country without any help from government. It is thus disturbing to learn that the only time government has come out, it is with such regulations which threaten the future of art in the country,” the comedian turned MP said.
He added, “Much as there are a few positive rules in it that I agree with, majority are against the future of art in Uganda. The good thing is it is still just a draft which can be changed subject to our contributions.
I urge all of my colleagues in the art industry to come out and contribute towards this law because it will be us who will be affected once it is enacted into law.”

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We Must Act Against This Foolery, Soon They Will Force Us To Sing Songs In Praise Of The Regime Or Throw Us In Jail: Bobi Wine Condemns New Regulations On Artistes

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Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known by his stage name as Bobi Wine has hit out at the new regulations on artistes.

Bobi Wine, who is currently in Kingston, Jamaica warned that, “music is under fresh attack. The cowardly regime is bringing up new laws and regulations to gag artistes in the hope that they can kill and stop the music. They are so scared of arts. They don’t know what else to do, except try to silence the hundreds of singers, producers, poets, comedians, cartoonists and other entertainers who are raising voices against the oppression, suppression and exploitation of the Ugandan, by a small clique of individuals who rule over us. I have said to them before and say this to them again- you cannot kill the music. Just address the injustices we are singing about. If you do not, you should expect another song of the same kind, from another artiste of the same mind.”

He added, “I have been speaking to my fellow artistes to speak up against the injustices before it is too late. I have told them to defend the entertainment industry before it is too weakened to defend them. I have told them time and again that an attack on Bobi Wine’s music is an attack on all of us because injustice again one is injustice against all! I have not tired to explain to them that when injustice is not fought when it is a seed, it will be harder to fight when it is a tree. Today, the injustice is growing and growing. They started by banning songs which they were uncomfortable with from playing on radios and TVs. Most artistes kept quiet! Then they bought off artists to sing for them, while intimidating those who did not. Most artistes kept quiet! Then they banned our shows and concerts because we sang songs of freedom. Most artistes kept quiet! Now they have brought stupid regulations which among others give powers to the government to decide what an artiste sings where and when. If artistes do not speak out with one voice now, it won’t take long before they are forced to sing only songs in praise of the regime or be jailed like it was under Mobutu in Zaire!”

He rallied his fellow artistes to, “act now.” Adding that, “even when I am away, I must commend all artistes who are already raising voices against the foolery. I am very proud of the artistes who are taking leadership and mobilizing others to resist this attack.

Seeing the freedom artistes have in Jamaica makes me long for that day when our country will be free from the shackles of oppression. On that day, music will be free. Ugandan artistes will be free to imagine, dream and create. On that day, when the struggle is over, Ugandan artistes will wear the victors’ crown in new Uganda. Instead of being fought by the government, they will be supported to create and perform. And for this reason, we do not give up the struggle.”

 

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In a 14 Page Document, Government of Uganda under the ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development are in the process of forming laws that are going to govern the Entertainment Industry. The regulations are aimed at guiding Uganda’s Entertainment Industry including how Artistes, Promoters and Venue owners do their Buisness. Among the proposed regulations include:

1- Every Artist shall need a License to operate in Uganda.

2-Its Illegal to Practice Public Entertainment when you have no License from the Ministry

3- No Artist shall shoot a Music Video without Permission from the ministry of Labor

4- An artist will not perform in more than one venue unless the next performance is 4hours after.

5- Artist performance time shall not be less than 60minutes and not more than 120minutes.

6-No Artist will perform abroad unless you have permission from the ministry.

7-No Indecently dressed Artist will be allowed on stage.

8-Every Event promoter must provide a hygiene kit to each performing Artist at an Event.

9- Any artist who uses Vulgar language on stage will have their license cancelled

10- An artist who takes drugs ( Marijuana cocain etc) before his performance commits an offense and will be punished

11- An artist found in un hygienic condition will not be allowed to perform on stage.

12- Any artist who performs abroad without a license shall be disqualified as an artist for a year.

13-There shall be a censorship board to filter Entertainment content and ensure discipline among the artists.( This shall have a disciplinary committee)

14- Every Artist will have to register their works with Ministry of Gender.

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Police Stops Today’s Kololo Juma Prayers

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Police has stopped today’s Juma prayers that were to be held at Kololo Airstrip.

In a letter signed by police public relations officer CP Fred Enanga, the organisers have been warned that the prayers will not take place because it was not cleared by the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), the supreme Muslim body legally mandated to oversee all activities of the Muslim faith.

In the letter, Enanga advises the organisers to secure another date upon harmonising their request with UMSC.

Kawempe North legislator, Hajji Latif Ssebaggala, the Imam of Parliament organised the national religious activity to show the Muslim community’s displeasure over what they call mistreatment from police and security organs.

“Our Muslim brothers and sisters are arrested, detained, incarcerated and remanded in the police custody, military prisons and safe houses even after being proved innocent by the courts of Law,” Ssebaggala said.

Concerning the cancellation, Latif said that, “Our continued efforts to hold a National Jummah Day have been frustrated by the Uganda police as well as a few enemies of Unity amongst Ugandan Muslims.

In a letter dated 17th, January 2019, Uganda Police raises concern that the body which is Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (OLD KAMPALA) legally mandated to oversee the activities in relation to the Islamic Faith in Uganda IS NOT aware of this event despite the fact that we wrote several letters to them and they acknowledged having received all the letters informing them about this Prayer event.

So, in accordance to the above reason, there will be no National Jummah Day on Friday 18th Jan 2019 as we have been denied access again for the second time to access Kololo airstrip.

We being peace loving Ugandans decided to accept the decision by the security forces and abide by their resolution.

The struggle to fight for equality for Muslims is far from over. I have presented these issues on the floor of parliament and to various stakeholders…. We shall overcome one day!

The journey of uniting Ugandan Muslims won’t stop here! we shall continue pushing for Unity because it’s the wisest way towards major achievements among Ugandan Muslims.”

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