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Working In State House Does Not Make You Powerful, Stop Undermining Us – Top Muslim Cleric Warns Women Who Work Close To Museveni

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Sheikh Sulaiman Semakula Guggwa

Sheikh Sulaiman Semakula Guggwa, the leader of Muslim working community in Uganda has warned president Museveni to be careful with women surrounding him. Guggwa told Muslims at Faiber mosque on Friday that Museveni has been a good, God fearing leader. However, Guggwa said that after spending over 30 years in power, there are women working close to the president who think that they are very powerful because they work in State House. Guggwa said that these women have put a fence around the president and are frustrating efforts of people who want to see him.

Guggwa revealed that the powerful women in state house frustrate mostly the Muslim clerics who try to get access to the president.

“Those Women think that they are too powerful, when they see us with these beards and in Muslim ‘kanzus’, they think that we are terrorists and chase us away like kids,” Guggwa said. Guggwa said that surprisingly, when other leaders from other religions go to State House, they are allowed to see the president.

He gave an example of the recent claims from Kampala archbishop Dr. Cyprian Lwanga who was quickly allowed to see Museveni after claims that he was being spied on and his life was in danger. He said that sadly, most of the times Muslim leaders have tried to get access to the president, to tell him problems affecting the Muslim community in Uganda, they are frustrated.  He added that as Muslims, they want to explain to him that they are not terrorists like some of the security persons have tried to portray them.

He said that because they have failed to see the president, the Muslim communities are very bitter with him over the continuous arrest of their colleagues.

He later cautioned Muslims against involving themselves in subversive activities against the siting government because whoever is arrested will be charged with criminal charges. Guggwa also warned Muslims against using social media to attack the president saying that it’s against Muslim teachings.

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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Stop Blaming Me For Cholera Outbreak, I Am Not The Mother Of Poor Hygiene – MP Kato Lubwama Blasts Voters

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Lubaga South legislator Kato Lubwama has hit out at people and voters who are blaming the recent cholera outbreak in his constituency .
The comedian turned MP asked those blaming him for the cholera outbreak in Lubaga, what wrong he committed.
He reminded them that, “I am not the mother of poor hygiene. Nor am I the minister of health.”
Kato said, “For the last 5 years, long before I joined Parliament, I have pushed KCCA to build the Nalukolongo water channel but to this day, nothing has been done.
People use this lapse to release sewerage from their latrines into the water channel. Now this week, cholera has dominated the news. Without a doubt this is the major causes of cholera in Lubaga since it is public knowledge cholera is caused by poor hygiene.”
He added, “Now, those tagging me in posts, or commenting on my posts blaming me for the cholera outbreak in Lubaga, what wrong did I commit?
Is it me who gives birth to poor hygiene that results into cholera? Nze sizalangako bukyafu….. I am not the mother of poor hygiene. Nor am I the minister of health.
What I urge my people to do is to maintain good hygiene. The good thing is the outbreak was brought to the attention of parliament and the ministry of health is aware too. As they come out to help us, let us also keep good hygiene.”

The Ministry of Health last week confirmed Kabowa and Lubaga as Cholera prone areas with one person dead. The ministry also confirmed that they are still investigating over 16 other suspected cholera cases.

 

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Police Boss Ochola Fires Kayima, Replaces Him With Enanga

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Emilian Kayima has been fired as police mouthpiece in the recent police shakeup .
In the new transfers by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola, Commissioner of Police (CP) Fred Enanga has replaced Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Emilian Kayima who has reportedly been appointed in charge of publications.
CP Enanga will be deputized by Assistant Commissioner of Police Polly Namaye who once served in the same position during Kayihura’s reign.
SP Patrick Onyango, who has been the deputy police spokesperson will now serve as Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson. He replaces Mr Luke Oweyesigire.
Enanga and Namaye were police spokespersons but were dropped by former IGP Gen Kale Kayihura in 2016 and replaced by AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi Who was killed in March 2017.
The duo, however, remained in the public relations office during Kaweesi’s tenure and that of AIGP Asan Kasingye who took over after the former was shot dead in March 2017.

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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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