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Ugandan’s Blasting Besigye For Telling Lies Have Memory Lapse, We Have Ourselves To Blame That M7 Is Still Here – Makerere University Councillor

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Makerere University Councillor Doreen Nyanjura has blasted Ugandans who are calling former president for Forum for Democratic Change Dr. Kiiza Besigye a liar.

Earlier today, a section of Ugandans took to social media and blasted Besigye for making endless prophecys of Museveni leaving power yet he (Museveni) is consolidating his stay.

Nyanjura, who is a die hard Besigye and FDC supporter reminded Ugandans that Besigye is in opposition to see M7 gone, and they have been voting for him because they want to see change. Below is Nyanjura’s post:

“I see some Ugandans with memory laps accusing Dr Kizza Besigye for telling ‘lies’ about M7’s exit in 2006, 2011 and 2016! They accuse Besigye of promising a tsunami, they accuse him of assuring Masaka people that they would witness M7’s departure.

The reason Besigye is in opposition is indeed to see M7 gone, the reason you and me are in the opposition is to see change. You vote for Besigye because you want to see change.

Who would not expect M7 not to be defeated with the numbers that turn up during KB’s rallies? Who would not expect a tsunami when we see M7 desperately paying, bribing and ferrying people to attend his rallies? Who would not expect a tsunami under the current high unemployment rates, high economic prices, land grabbing, nepotism, poverty etc?.

I am still confident, Masaka people will witness his exit.

Fighting for change is not an individual responsibility, is it not ashame that with all the over stinking challenges, we can afford to sit on social media and in front of TV sets and expect full realization of the tsunami to emanate from Besigye alone?

After the 2001 elections, Dr Kizza Besigye was incarcerated permanently at his home, they accused him of forming a rebel group, his life was in danger, many lives were lost. By the grace of God, he escaped to exile. What role did you play after Besigye was forced to exile?

When he returned from exile in 2005, he was imprisoned, charged with rape, treason, murder etc. The temple of justice was raped by the popular black mambas that rearrested KB and his co accused after they were granted bail. He was nominated while in jail. We all know KB won the 2006 election, that wasn’t KB’s victory, it was our victory and we ought to have fought for it until the end.

After the 2011 elections, A walk to work campaign was introduced, KB was at the front line, KB was even shot at, his car was smashed, he was spread with deadly chemicals. The Mulago arrest was such a horror!

KB won the 2016 elections, we was sworn in as the legitimate winner of the elections. Social media was switched off as soon as the video of his swearing in was released. He was brutally arrested, airlifted to Karamoja prison where he survived an assassination. No one was allowed in court during the mention of the charges. He was airlifted from Karamoja to Luzira Maximum Prison and his case transferred to Nakawa court, there were even attempts of transferring the case to Luzira prison in order to isolate him from the public and his supporters.

I vividly and painfully remember how KB used to be transported like a caged dog from Luzira prison to Nakawa court. The caged car had three different caged compartments and KB would be incarcerated in the centre cage, all the compartments would be locked with heavy paddocks.

During his Nakawa appearances, court would start at 7;00am not the official 9;00am! He would appear alone with his tormentors.

When he was finally granted bail, KB made it categorically clear that he had won the elections and he had the evidence which he was ready to produce in court. He went ahead to assure the chief Magistrate that he will was never appear in court again, he said M7 was the supposed to be in the dock answering treason charges because he committed treason by swearing in and yet he had not won the election. Indeed KB has never gone back to Court.

All I am saying is that KB has never let us down, he has always led us, we have ourselves to blame that M7 is still here. Besigye alone can’t defeat an armed ruthless dictator, we have a role to play.

I applaud several Ugandans who like KB have been at the fore front of the struggle.”

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Corruption Still A Big Problem But We Are Committed To Ending It – Museveni

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President Museveni (Centre) with the first Hon. lady Janet Museveni on his left and Vice president Rt Hon. Edward Ssekandi on the right

President of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has expressed big concerns over the growing levels of corruption sighting it as one of the big problems the country is facing.

Mr. Museveni was addressing a gathering that attended the Annual thanksgiving ceremony held last evening at state house Entebbe. “The major problem now is corruption and we are committed to ending it. I can guarantee you we shall defeat corruption. I recently made some announcements but will dwell more on this subject in my New Year message

With First Lady Janet, we hosted guests at State House, Entebbe for the Annual Thanksgiving ceremony, whose theme was picked from Psalms 133:1 “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in Unity”.

Uganda is beginning to go over the hill after we started from a low base in 1986. We have been trying to get up the hill but with a firm foundation now, the movement uphill is faster and easier.

We now have enough electricity, better roads and general infrastructure. Bishop Joseph Abura from Karamoja testified about how easily he now gets to Kampala.

Ugandans are also working harder. For example we have had a bumper harvest and prices of foodstuffs are coming down. It will help reduce inflation too. Take maize, production has gone up to five million bags from two million bags.

I thank Dr Barry Lenhardt, the preacher, for his good message, especially praying for our country’s prosperous future. I also commend the organisers for giving this function a national character by inviting Ugandans from all parts of the country,” Mr. Museveni said.

In attendance was also the religious leaders from the different sects

 

By Remmy Atugonza

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End Of The KCCA Road For Musisi As  She  Finally Hands Over Office Today

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KCCA outgoing Executive Director Ms. Jennipher Musisi (Left) with President Museveni

Kampala Capital City Authority(KCCA) Executive Director Ms Jennipher Musisi has this morning handed over the office official to the Minister of Kampala, Hon Betty Olive Namisango Kamya.

Ms.Musisi who ends her seven and half tenure as the KCCA director, leaves her office following today her resignation notice she wrote to president Museveni informing him about her resignation two months ago that takes effect today, December 15th. In her resignation letter, Ms. Musisi cited lack of political support and low funding among other reasons as the major factors that led to her resignation. In her words Ms.Musisi said, “When given an opportunity to make a difference, let your existence matter by leaving things better than you found them.” She also informed journalist’s earlier that she has achieved a number of things in the city ranging from infrastructure, healthy, education among others asserting that the authority will thrive even when she departs.

Ministry for Kampala Hon. Betty Kamya thanked the outgoing executive director of the commendable job done and insisted that she had receive the office ceremonially and await further instructions from the president on what to do. she also informed Ms. Musisi that president Museveni had not yet technically accepted her resignation and to this effect he had not yet appointed her replacement. On the 15th October 2018, Ms. Musisi submitted her 21-page resignation notice to President Yoweri Museveni Monday indicating that she would step down on December 15, 2018. In her letter to the president,Ms. Musisi highlighted a number of challenges in the management of Kampala. Key among them was the unceasing bickering between the political and technical wing of KCCA. “One of the challenges has been to reconcile the competing interests between political perspectives/ decisions and the strategic plans of the KCCA technical team. Consequently, it has increasingly become difficult to achieve set targets,” Musisi said.

She equally pointed out the inadequate political support to the efforts of the KCCA technical team to transform Kampala, a result of which many planned city improvement plans have not received political support and Musisi acknowledges that KCCA is unable to fully meet the government and public expectations in city development programmes and service delivery demands due to inadequate funding.

 

By Remmy Atugonza

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New Formation Unveiling Delayed Until Next Year – Muntu

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General. Mugisha Muntu addressing a conference at Hotel Africana in October

New formation Leader Gen. Mugisha Muntu has said that the New formation party won’t be unveiled on the 25th December as early anticipated.

Gen. Muntu through the party social media page this morning, said that process involved could go up to the 31 st of December this year as most of the requirements had yet not been finalised by the electoral commission. He said further that other processes like unveiling the party name, symbols, policy platforms and other things required by the party could be done after electoral commission finalized.

A copy of the press statement realised this morning

On the 25th of September 2018, Gen. Muntu announced that he had parted ways with Forum for Democratic Change(FDC) after two months of national wide consultations and exit speculations.  Gen Muntu took that political direction after he lost the FDC party presidency to Mr Amuriat in November 2017 and ending speculation about his fate.

By Remmy Atugonza

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