CHALLENGE BETWEEN THE TRUTH AND LIES

January 12, 2010

This always has affected most of the country to realize the fact about what a Ugandan thinks about knowing what is good and bad as many of our beloved Leaders who claim to be strong Nationalist in the country that they fail to provide services to the community hence a disservice to most of our suffering Ugandans in up-country areas. When it comes to Universal Primary Education has turned to be dismay to most of im

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RE: ANOTHER DP OFFICIAL CROSSES TO NRM

October 4, 2010

ANOTHER Democratic Party official has joined the 2011 campaign team for President Yoweri Museveni. Moses Kalungi, who branded himself Bill Gates because of his wealth, declared his support for Museveni during a rally in the Kampala suburb of Kabalagala in Makindye division yesterday.

“The people of Makindye and I promise to support you during the coming elections,” the Makindye LC3 chairman said, attracting applause and chants of alokose (he has been born-again).

Others shouted obaz (your political calculation is right).

Kalungi was elected Makindye LC3 chairman in 2006 on a DP ticket. His reign has been marked by skirmishes with division councillors over tenders and corruption-related issues.

Kampala mayor Nasser Ntege Sebaggala, who has also declared his alliance to Museveni, said he would accompany Kalungi to the President for formal talks.

The President was in Makindye on his third day of touring the Government’s Prosperity for All (PFA) programme in Kampala district.

Calling Kalungi to stand by his side, Ssebagala said, “your Excellency, you have invited me for a cup of tea at State House, I will come along with Kalungi in my car and I believe at the end of the meeting, all other aspects will be finalised.” His statement drew more chants of “Abeewo” (log live), adding to the excitement.

Ssebaggala in a veiled statement attacked a Makindye East MP Michael Mabikke, calling him a poorly brought up rural boy.

He said, “There are some youths I brought up and installed as MP here. These youths have no manners and we think it is time to remove them from Parliament and take there better behaved MPs.

Your Excellency, it’s easy to bring a man from the village but very difficult to get the village from him,” Ssebaggala said in a reference to his former campaign strategist Mabikke.

Patting on the shoulders of Makindye East NRM aspirant Mulangira Simbwa, Ssebaggala vowed to campaign from him to defeat Mabikke.

There was however apprehension when the NRM vice chairman for Kampala region Francis Babu, tried to cajole Kalungi to declare there and then, that he had joined NRM party. Kalungi diplomatically waved him down, accompanied with some nods.

Museveni shook Kalungi’s hand heartily as he received his memorandum, but did not comment on his promise of support. He however lauded Kalungi’s proposals in his speech which includes elevation of the division to a municipality status.

Thought-out his tour, Museveni stressed the need for modern agro production practices in urban and peri urban areas by initiating high value and marketable enterprises that can be carried out in small spaces in order to realize increased house hold incomes.

In Makindye, The President said that Kampala district marks the conclusion of his countrywide tour to assess the implementation of his 2006 campaign bait of Bonna Bagagawale.

Museveni said that he had withheld the release of sh120 billion for NAADS programme since July until his own audit of the programme is concluded. The programme has been dogged with complaints of inflation of costs, unfair choice of beneficiaries, lack of transparency, theft and bribery.

The President announced that new guidelines had been given to the NAADS secretariat. They include involvement of LC1 chairpersons who will summon a village assembly to choose beneficiaries whenever money is released.

“LC1s have had two jobs of ensuring peace and security and politics. We want to transform villages into development cells and LC1s to become pillars of development,” Museveni explained.

He pointed out that the problem of Ugandans was lack of prioritisation. He argued that having adequate household incomes follows peace, health and fear of God in the prerequisites for living a good life.

“If we solve household incomes, then traders have customers, boda bodas have passengers and taxes are easy to collect. This shows that household income is a key that opens to many doors in the economy,” he elaborated.

Museveni observed that government has worked on all major highways and citizens should not be seen to only be using them to transport rumours faster. He described people who rely on handouts to a silly servant who finds comfort and pride in being a herdsman of his uncle.

“I have been preaching this gospel of Bonna Bagagawale for long. And like the Biblical man who went out to sow, some of the seeds of my Gospel fell on barren land and others fell on fertile soils and are blossoming,” Museveni said in reference to the model farmers he had visited in Makindye East and West constituencies.

The President emphasized the need for all Ugandans to engage in income generating activities in order to increase household incomes because it is the basic foundation of most of the challenges facing Ugandans. He however blamed most of the problems faced by Kampala residents like power shortage and high rent on the poor leadership at the various levels.

Moses Kalungi: A profile

He is a lawyer by profession, but also a businessman and a local leader.

When he was elected in 2006 as Makindye LC3 Chairman on a DP ticket, Kalungi committed his five-year salary to Makindye residents.

At that time he said, “I have given away my salary of sh3m as entandikwa to my people. I will be distributing it to organised groups every month through my five- year tenure.”

The salary added up to over sh180million through the five years. He hoped at that time that by the end of five years, the money should have changed people’s livelihoods.

He attended Nakivubo and Nakasero Primary Schools, Nakasero High School before joining Makerere University to pursue a degree in Law.

Kalungi is a young brother to city businessman Godfrey Kirumira who introduced him to business of importing boda bodas.

He owns Kalungi Estates, a wide dealership company that includes property management. He owns Kalungi Plaza building on Wilson Road in the city in addition to other properties in and around Kampala.

He owns Highway Motors an importer of motorbikes and spare parts. He also buys and exports agricultural produce.

His tenure as Makindye division chairperson has been characterised by cases of missing funds. In 2008, a probe led by Jacob Oulanyah investigated misuse of public funds in Makindye Division.

Profile compiled by MUWAYI   IDDI

RE: WHAT CAME OUT OF COPENHAGEN

December 15, 2009

The Copenhagen climate summit is in chaos after poor countries walked out
en masse on Monday morning.

The poor countries left negotiations because they are concerned that the
Kyoto protocol, which aims to tackle climate change, will be abandoned.
Some rich countries want a brand new climate treaty out of the Copenhagen
summit to replace Kyoto.

But poor countries want to make sure the Kyoto protocol, which forces rich
countries to limit their greenhouse has emissions, has a future.

Monday’s walkout has left the summit in limbo as ministers, including
Australia’s Climate Change Minister Penny Wong, frantically try to fix the
problem.

“It is regrettable that we appear to have reached a gridlock on process,”
Senator Wong told reporters from the conference centre, adding the
situation was “most unfortunate”.

“(This) is not a time to play procedural games.”

She did not support the developing countries’ focus on the need to commit
now to a future for the Kyoto protocol.

“An extension only of the Kyoto Protocol is not going to achieve the
environmental outcome the world needs,” Senator Wong said.

Australia does not want the Kyoto Protocol to be the only vehicle to
tackle climate change because it does not include the US, nor major
developing countries like China and India.

Senator Wong said that without countries like China and India on board,
global efforts to tackle climate change would not work.

She said the situation at the summit was “absolutely” salvageable.

“We can resolve these issues if nations have the political will.”

Senator Wong is playing a high-profile role at the UN summit, which has
entered its second week and is due to finish on Friday.

Together with her Indian counterpart, she was supposed to be leading
special talks to try to resolve issues around the greenhouse targets of
developing countries, and around international verification of countries’
emissions.

Those talks are on hold now.

There have also been complaints from some developing nations of bullying
on the part of Australia, including personal calls from Prime Minister
Kevin Rudd.

Ian Fry, the chief climate change negotiator for the tiny Pacific island
nation of Tuvalu, said Mr Rudd had told him his position was unhelpful in
securing an agreement at Copenhagen.

“Yes, we’ve had approaches from the prime minister of Australia to ask us
to, well, to say our approach is unproductive,” he told ABC television on
Monday.

“Of course, we don’t agree with that.”

Earlier in the day, Mr Fry made an emotional plea calling for a legally
binding agreement to cut carbon emissions.

“I woke up this morning crying, and that’s not easy for a grown man to
admit,” he said. “The fate of my country rests in your hands.”

Australian scientist and environmental activist Tim Flannery said part of
the reason for the walkout was because of a push by Canada for commitments
established under the Kyoto Protocol to be disregarded.

Because of breaches of its emissions target under the Kyoto Protocol,
Canada owes about $1 billion, and will owe $1.3 billion if commitments
under Kyoto continue.

“Canada and some other developed countries of course would like the Kyoto
commitments to cease and then move on with a fresh slate,” Prof Flannery
said.

But he believes a global agreement to cut emissions can still be reached.

“To be honest, I think that the key elements are now there,” he told ABC
television on Monday night.

“We’ve seen commitment by developed countries to an accumulative 18 per
cent reduction in emissions.”

Prof Flannery, who is also chairman of the Copenhagen Climate Council, a
collaboration between business and science, says progress has been made
towards reaching an agreement.

“It’s far from perfect yet but I think we’re beginning to see the elements
fall into place for what I’d call a good agreement.”

Thé Mulindwas Communication Group
“With Yoweri Museveni, Uganda is in anarchy”

WHERE ARE WE GOING IN 2011

November 5, 2009

There so many talks about the confussion which is mostly expected to crop out for our beloved President who is showing interest for the fourth term.

WHERE ARE WE GOING IN 2011

November 5, 2009

There so many talks about the confussion which is mostly expected to crop out for our beloved President who is showing interest for the fourth term.

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