CRIME PREVENTERS

AS A MILITARY POLICE FORCE




Government ya Uganda etambuza abalwanyisa obuzigu mukulonda okugenda mumaaso(Crime preventers)

19/12/2015


Lwaki Banna

Uganda ate be basaba ssente z’obuyambi okusalwako?

May 03, 2014



 

Abbey Walusimbi ( ku ddyo), Titus Kirabo ne Edriss Kironde abatalaaga ensi z’Abazungu okubamatiza ku buyambi.

 

Bya Abbey Walusimbi

AKALULU ka 2016 nga kabindabinda, mwe tusuubira abantu obukadde 10 okulonda Pulezidenti n’ababaka ba Palamenti, buli ludda lugezaako okwessa ku mwanjo.

Ffe abawagizi ba NRM mu nsi z’ebweru, tugezaako okumatiza amawanga n’amakampuni agagaba obuyambi wamu ne bayinvesita abaagala okuleeta ssente mu Uganda baleme kukwataganya bulungi bwakuleeta nsimbi mu Uganda ku kikula kya muntu na ndowooza ya byakwegatta.

Etteeka erikugira ebisiyaga bwe lyayisiddwa amawanga g’Abazungu agamu gagenda olukongoolo kulussa ku bakungu ba Gavumenti ng’okubamma viza era waliwo abamu abaaluguddemu edda!

Okugeza omuduumizi omu owa Poliisi mu Kampala abadde asuubirwa mu Amerika okusoma baamummye viza, omubaka wa Palamenti omu omukazi yabadde alina omukiolo gw’okumuweerako ekirabo naye viza yamummiddwa sso nga teyakuba kalulu ku tteeka lino. Bannaffe abali ku ludda oluvuganya nabo engabo bagirumizza mannyo, tukitegedde nti abamu bagenda bayitaayita mu mawanga gano, nga bagasaba okusalako obuyambi obumu olw’etteeka lino. Babagamba nti kino kye kiyinza okusuula Gavumenti ya NRM.

Enjawukana zibizadde

Ekibuuzo kiri nti kiki ekiyinza okulemesa NRM okuwangula akalulu ka 2016? Nze aba NRM abali ebweru tukola butaweera okulaba nga bammemba b’ekibiina si be bavaako okufiirwa akalulu.

Okwerumaaluma okw’omunda kitono nnyo okusinga ku buzibu bwe tuyinza okufuna okuva ebweru w’eggwanga. N’olwekyo enjawukana munda mu kibiina tuzikendeeze lwe tunaasobola okwang’anga ekizibu ekinene ekitujjidde.

Bammemba ba NRM ebweru w’eggwanga be nkulembera, naddala mu Amerika, Bungereza n’amawanga nga Norway, Sweden, Budaaki n’amalala tukoze pulaani eyinza okuyitibwamu okulwanyisa obukyayi bwe tuyinza okufuna mu mawanga g’Abazungu era agayinza okweyambisibwa okutugatta nga bammemba ng’okulonda tekunnatuuka.

Omwogezi w’ekibiina kyaffe, Edriss Kironde abeera e Colorado yalabudde nti yadde tuteekwa okumanya buli maanyi agaagala okusuula NRM, ekizibu ekisinga kiyinza kuva mu kulwanagana okw’omunda.

“Wadde NRM eyaniriza buli omu naye tusaanye okwegendereza abeeyita bakkaada mu mawanga g’ebweru sso nga bagiriira munda nga kigenge,” Kironde bwe yagambye. Ekibiina ekigatta aba NRM mu mawanga gano kibadde kitalaaga ebibuga n’ensi era bino bye baafunye mu bammemba:

1. Bonna bakkaanyizza n’akabindo ka NRM mu Palamenti, okuwagira Pulezidenti Museveni akwate omumuli gw’ekibiina nga tavuganyiziddwa mu kalulu ka 2016.

Endowooza eri nti kino kye kiyinza okuggyawo enjawukana mu kibiina, twang’ange abatuvuganya nga tewali kwetemamu.

Ekirungi nti ne Ssaabawandiisi Patrick Amama Mbabazi naye yassa omukono ku kiteeso kye kimu ate ng’akakiiko akafuzi ke kajja okusala eky’enkomeredde.

2. Okuwa bammemba amagezi ku ngeri y’okuwooyawooyamu amawanga g’Abazungu ku nsonga z’ebisiyaga, nga tubalaga engeri Abazungu gye balina okuwa ekitiibwa obuwangwa bw’abantu abalala.

3. Okutumbula enkolagana mu byobusuubuzi wakati wa Uganda n’amawanga bammemba gye bali. Tujja kusindika ebibiina by’abasuubuzi babalage obulungi bw’okussa ssente mu Uganda.

Ekiwayi kya NRM e Stockholm, Sweden kye twakyalidde omwezi oguwedde kyatwanjulidde pulojekiti y’okulima n’okusunsula katunguluccumu alina akatale ak’obuliwo mu Sweden n’awalala.

4. Okussaawo emirimu ne pulojekiti ezivaamu ssente eziyamba ekibiina kya NRM n’emirimu gyakyo sinakindi n’ebibiina ebirala.

5. Bammemba baasazeewo ttabamiruka wa bammemba ba NRM abali ebweru okumussa mu kibuga London ekya Bungereza, gye tujja okusisinkanira ssentebe Pulezidenti Museveni.

Ebibiina bisseewo pulojekiti z’ensimbi

Ekibiina kya NRM Diaspora League kirina abawagizi empagi luwaga babiri, Ssentebe wa NRM Pulezidenti Museveni ne Ssaabawandiisi Amama Mbabazi, era tubeebaza olw’obuwagizi bwabwe.

N’olwekyo ebyasalibwawo e Kyankwanzi tebirina kutwawula, wabula okutugatta. Tekirina nsonga disitulikiti ki ewagira ani, anaakwata omumuli gwa NRM ajja kwetaaga obuwagizi bwa buli omu.

Amagezi

Abakulira NRM mu nsi z’ebweru babadde batalaaga amawanga okuva nga March 23 2014 e Boston ne bagenda e United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, ne batalaaga n’ebibuga California, Colorado, Illinois ne Washington DC.

Yonna gye babadde, ne boogerera ne ku leediyo ne ttivvi, babadde bagezaako okusaba Abazungui bayige okussa ekitiibwa mu buwangwa bwa Bannayuganda. Babategeezezza nti obuyambi bwe baagala okusalako buyamba muntu wabulijjo, sso si bali abali mu Palamenti.

Bammemba baayanirizza obubaka bwa Hon Richard Todwong obulaga nti tewali kukubagana mpawa wakati wa Mw. Mbabazi ne Pulezidenti Museveni, era nti babadde bakola bonna okumala emyaka 30.

Ekibiina kitegese okukyala e Canada, Girimaani, Bufalansa, Japan, China, Malaysia, Buyindi, Botswana, South Afrika ne Nigeria.

Amaanyi gaffe tegali mu kuba nti Pulezidenti Museveni aludde mu buyinza, wabula olw’ebyo Uganda by’etuuseeko mu bukulembeze bwa NRM.

Bammemba abalala abali mu kibiina kuliko Edriss Kironde USA, Male Kamya-USA, Kennedy Burashe, USA, Godius Ayesigye -USA, Med Kasujja -Sweden, Diana Atim- Canada, Adam Kasambula -Sweden, Charles Inyoin -Sweden, Peter Mashate-UK, Dr. Keefa Kiwanuka -UK, Patrick Asiimwe -UK, Barbara Ankunda-UK, Dr. Yusuf Kyeyune-Girimaani, Moses Bukenya-USA, Charity Baira, Jacob Bamwenda-USA.

Abbey Kigozi Walusimbi ye ssentebe wa NRM Diaspora League.

Email: awalusimbi@hotmail.com

 

 

Kabaka akyusizza ennyimba y'ekitiibwa kya Buganda

By Dickson Kulumba

Added 31st January 2017


KABAKA Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II asiimye era n'akakasa ennyimba enaagobererwanga mu kuyimba Ekitiibwa kya Buganda ng'eyawuddwamu ebiti bisatu.


Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II ng'awuubira Obuganda. EKIF: DICKSON KULUMBA


Ennyimba esooka; ebitundu by'oluyimba luno ebitaano byakumalibwangayo ku mikolo okuli okujjukira Amatikkira ga Kabaka, okuggulawo olukiiko lwa Buganda n'okukuza Amazaalibwa ga Kabaka.

Bino byayanjuddwa Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga bwe yabadde alambulira Obuganda ebigenda mu maaso nga yasinzidde mu Lukiiko lwa Buganda olwatudde ku Mmande ya wiiki eno January 30, 2017 e Bulange - Mmengo.

Mayiga yagambye nti ennyimba eyookubiri mwe muli emikolo okuyimbirwa ebitundu bisatu: ekisooka, ekyokuna n'ekyokutaano nga gyegyo Kabaka gy'alabikako ng'oggyeeko egimenyeddwa waggulu.

Ate ennyimba eyookusatu y'enaaberanga ku mikolo emirala gyonna egya Buganda nga gya kuyimbirwangako ebitundu bibiri nga gitandika; Ekisooka (Okuva edda n'edda…) n'ekyokuna (Nze nnaayimba ntya ne sitenda….) ate mu kuggalawo, ekitundu ekisembayo ( Katonda omulungi ow'ekisa…), kiyimbibwenga.

Mu ngeri y'emu, Mayiga yagambye nti omwaka guno Obwakabaka bugenda kuteeka amaanyi mu bulimu bw'emmwanyi mu ηηombo etuumiddwa  'EMMWANYI TERIMBA'.

" Omwaka guno tuluubirira okusimba endokwa obukadde butaano.


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Ffe nga Abaganda abanyumirwa okuyimbira ensi nyaffe oluyimba tujja kusigala nga tuyimba nga bwetusobodde ebitundu byonna ebyoluyimba lwe ggwanga lyaffe Buganda. Kumikolo egiwera wano e Buganda a baganda banaffe Abakungu nga ne Bakatikkiro, Abalangira, Nabambejja mwobatadde batono ddala abayimba oluyimba lweggwanga mubantu bebakulembera. Balinga ne Queen wa Bungereza atayimba nako oluyimba olweggwanga lye erya Bungereza. Asirika be che baserikale be nebamuyimbira ko!



 EKIKA

 

 

NKIMA

 

Onomulaba Ebitumbwe

 

 

Bwobeera ggwe bwakwatula

 

 

Okyakyankya

 

 

Talya nkima-takombako

 

 

Talya dduma

 

 

Senya enku- Twokye enyama

 

 

Mugema bwafa

Kudda mulala

 

 

Tweddira nkima

 

Kabbiro-kamukukulu

 

 

 

Part of Nsambya Police barracks

 

A number of landlords have secured court orders to evict government institutions and repossess their properties, The Observer has learnt.

 

The impending evictions follow government’s failure to pay ground rent arrears totaling billions of shillings to the landowners. The institutions that face eviction include public universities, hospitals, Uganda Prisons, Kawanda Agricultural Research Institute, schools and farm institutes, among others.

 

The embattled landlords include Kampala archdiocese, which is demanding more than $74m (Shs 218bn) over the land currently housing Nsambya police barracks. Leaders of the Catholic Church have been meeting President Museveni over the debt, especially after learning that government planned to give away the land to investors.

 

During their most recent meeting, church leaders told Museveni that they needed the money to prepare for Pope Francis’ anticipated visit to the country. Other units facing evictions include Buwama and Mityana police stations.

 

“The pre-colonial governments and first post-colonial governments entered into contractual agreements with privately- registered landlords, and took over their land due to its strategic location for the establishment of infrastructure for government institutions,” an official at the Lands ministry told The Observer this week.


CABINET PROBE

 

To address this looming quagmire, government recently set up a cabinet subcommittee chaired by the minister for Local Government, Adolf Mwesige. Other officials on the subcommittee are Bright Rwamirama, the state minister for Animal Industry; Daudi Migereko, the minister for Lands; and Henry Banyenzaki, the minister of state for Economic Monitoring in the President’s office, and a representative from the Uganda Land Commission.

 

On Wednesday, President Museveni told cabinet that government needed to move fast and avert what would amount to a crisis.  He said there was need to renegotiate some of the agreements government signed with the owners of land, occupied by the affected public institutions. The matter was not concluded, our sources said, and was pushed to the next meeting scheduled for March 4.

 

Sources added that the Mwesige-led committee is expected to advise government on how it can avert the eviction. Migereko told The Observer yesterday that government had taken on short and medium-term strategies to address the problem.

 

“The problem has not been attended to for a long time but government has now realized that it is a serious issue and all efforts are being made to find a long-lasting solution,” the minister said.

 

“It [eviction] is an area of concern. Matters are still in cabinet. Cabinet is going to come out with a clear sustainable solution of land for government programmes and departments,” he said by telephone.

 

Auditor General John Muwanga recently accused district land boards and accounting officers of various government departments and agencies of failing to protect land under their control.

 

The auditor general said government officials were conniving with unscrupulous people to steal government land. Similar claims were made last year by Idah Nantaba, the minister of state for Lands, who accused some officials at the ministry of conniving with the mafias to grab government land.

 

Indeed, one of the mandates of the cabinet subcommittee will be to scrutinize reports that some of the people claiming to be owners of the land may in fact be “mafias” out to get land titles, which are later used to grab government land under unclear circumstances.

 

Rwamirama told us this week that they will reverse any decisions made by the Uganda Land Commission that gave land to private individuals under dubious circumstances. 

During Wednesday’s cabinet meeting at State House Entebbe, Migereko is reported to have tabled documents that showed that the alleged mafias are indeed private landlords who want to take back their land from government.


RE-ENTERED

 

The Observer has learnt that government has already lost the Mukono district farm institute (DFI) land at Ntaawo, which was re-entered by Church of Uganda. The church has also secured court orders to re-enter part of the land on which Makerere University’s college of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security stands because government failed to pay more than Shs 333m in ground rent arrears.

 

An unnamed private landlord has also secured a court order to re-enter his land occupied by Mityana police station.The Observer has also seen documents indicating that government, through similar court orders, has lost part of Kawanda agricultural research station land at Ssenge in Wakiso district and Njeru stock farm, which was retaken by the Ham Mukasa family.

 

On May 9, 2014, in an attempt to avert the repossessions, Migereko wrote to Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka and Attorney General Peter Nyombi and urged them to intervene.

 

Without any responses from government, the landlords ran to courts and secured orders to repossess their land. Migereko has reportedly blocked the re-entries, forcing the landlords back to court to commit the commissioner for Land registration Sarah Kulata to civil prison for contempt of court.


sadabkk@

observer.ug

 

 

The Kampala City police barracks have had their  water supply cut off because they are unable to pay their water bills. 

Wives and children of police officers have to move long distances to draw water

from available sources. File photo 

BY ANDREW BAGALA
15 February, 2017

KAMPALA. Police have said they will not reconnect their city Police barracks of Naguru and Nsambya to National Water and Sewage Corporation (NWSC) until disciplinary action is taken against their officers for misusing water.
Both barracks that accommodate more than 15,000 police officers have been without tapped water for two weeks after NWSC disconnected them over accumulated water bills.

Police spokesman, Mr Andrew Felix Kaweesi, said officers in both barracks have been illegally supplying water to the neighbouring businesses yet bills have been going to the police force.
“Police is enforcing discipline on our personnel. The washing bays around the barracks have been using water from the police water system. We installed pre-paid meters and we only pay for water that is enough for our officers,” Mr Kaweesi said.
Ever since NWSC disconnected them, police officers have reportedly been depending on contaminated spring well.
When this reporter visited the affected barracks, he was welcomed by a terrible smell emanating from blocked toilets. Police management insist that many of the people in the barracks aren’t supposed to live in barracks.
Mr Kaweesi said the water shortage will lead to self-regulation among their personnel.

The water supply may resume next month.
At Naguru barracks, families of police officers were seen fetching water at a well spring at Stretcher on Nakawa-Ntinda Road.
Most police barracks and stations have only flush toilets and a day without water supply makes life unbearable for both the officers and detained suspects.
Mr Kaweesi said they are also going to install prepaid electricity meters to control misuse of power in barracks.
According to the budget paper, police requires Shs22.2 billion for electricity and Shs7.455billion for water annually. But police is given Shs11.66 billion for electricity and Shs6.029 billion for water, which they say is inadequate.
Finance recently ministry proposed that installation of prepaid meters, which they said will lead to saving Shs2 billion on utility bills. At least 50 per cent of police units have installed prepaid meters.

abagala@ug.nationmedia.com

 

 

Factory assembled houses seems to be one of the solutions to Uganda’s Housing shortages:

An artistic impression of a modular house that is pre-fabricated in Uganda. Two bedrooms,

a sitting room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. At a price of about £10,000.00 with government

subsidies. That is about Uganda currency: Shs 49,000,000/-.

Courtesy photo

 

By Eseri Watsemwa

Posted  Wednesday, November 25   2015 

 

Eseri Watsemwa writes about the advantages and disadvantages of these kinds of houses and how they can be built locally:

A few months ago, government indicated that there could be light at the end of the tunnel for Uganda’s shortfall of 1.6 million houses. Sam Engola, the State Minister for Urban Development, indicated that Uganda is to adopt assembled or prefabricated housing system to cater for civil service workers and the ever growing population.

Prefabricated houses look like any ordinary house and while they might be a new technology in Uganda, these types of houses have been in use in different countries.

Prefabricated houses are built from easy-to-assemble components that are manufactured off-site, transported and installed on the building site. They are built or assembled in components, for instance, panels, modules or transportable sections. They are also known as mobile homes.
Elaftheria Rapti, an agent authority for Pepsa Africa Houses Limited, an Albanian company, describes prefabricated houses as transferable houses that are assembled using bolts and panels. “Technically, any home that has sections of the structure built in a factory and then assembled on site can fall under the ‘prefab’ designation,” he says.

Types of prefabricated houses
Modular homes
Elaftheria Rapti says modular homes consist of one or more modules that are built in a factory. Rapti says this depends on the state and local building codes where the house will be built and then transported separately to the building site, where construction is completed.
“Each module usually comes fully fitted with interior fittings, plumbing, electrical, doors, closets, and stairs. There is often little finishing work to be done when the home is assembled”.

Pre-cut houses
Pre-cut homes are also referred to as kit homes. These include log cabin kits or dome homes. The homes are cut to design specs in-factory, they are then shipped as a kit to the building site to be constructed on-site. Notably, some pre-cut homes are panelised homes, but not all panelised homes are pre-cut homes.
However, pre-cut homes are often designed for the motivated home buyer who wants to construct the home on-site themselves using the materials and instructions supplied by the manufacturer.
“The kits come with a detailed list of instructions and parts. The home buyer then works to piece the home together. He can do it alone or with the help of a general contractor. Building time can be estimated at five months, although it could be much longer if done alone,” says Rapti.

Penalised houses
These are built in panels, for instance, a whole wall. Each panel is transported to the building site and is constructed into a home. “These homes require more finishing work than modular homes. This is because the interior finishing work, such as painting, flooring and stairs if any must be completed on-site,” he explains.

Materials
Apart from a few, materials used for making prefabricated houses, most of the materials are different from those used to construct traditional houses.
“They come with a manual in each package. Every product is assembled with bolts,” says Rapti.
Many manufactured home companies make different designs with a variety of floor plans. Manufactured homes can be built onto a permanent foundation, and if designed correctly, can be difficult to distinguish from a stick-built home.
The foundation is made traditionally by digging up or scooping off some layers of concrete. A mixture of sand, cement plus concrete is poured in.
Iron is stuck into the ground and a metallic base, also known as a pile foundation, which is industrially made, is laid on the ground. It is upon this base that a house is erected or assembled.

However, instead of the traditional cement, fibre cement is used to erect walls. Wall panels are made of 10mm fibre cement, gypsum panels, 10mm rock wool and aluminium grid. “These make the wall panels thick enough to make a strong wall,” explains Angelo Vazas, an agent for Pepsa.
Constructing prefabricated houses typically involves connecting plumbing and electrical lines across the sections, and sealing the sections together. Iron, steel bars, aluminium with a thermal insulation and cold alminium are used.

Advantages
Prefabricated houses are beautiful. They are eye catching and an obvious stop for any passer-by. They can be designed upon every client’s request and needs. Rapti says a complete prefabricated house is not only beautiful but also comfortable.

Long lasting
He adds that with good maintenance, a prefabricated house can last long. “These houses come with a guarantee of 50 years. They are built with materials, which are certified, tested and results show that they do not allow filtration of water and humidity, are fire resistant and environmentally friendly. If looked after properly, they are a lasting accommodation solution,” he explains.

Not affected by weather
Also, aluminium is a material, which is not affected by weather. “Materials made for prefabricated houses favour Africa. They are not affected by termites and flies,” Rapti notes, “They cannot be washed away by floods due to their strong base. They are also able to withstand very strong winds.”
They are easier to construct unlike ordinary houses that will require high manpower to erect a house, a prefabricated house will require half of that manpower. “A minimum of nine people can assemble a house and complete it in 12 hours”.

Time saving
Prefabrication offers a significant improvement in construction time. “Building a normal or traditional house may take more than a year. A prefabricated home can be completed in just a few months,” says Vazas.
The time advantages are due to having quality equipment on hand and in close proximity to the building site, the ability to build the house in a central industrial location where suppliers are in close proximity, improved construction site lighting.

Proper ventilation
“Given their structure, these houses offer low-cost heating and cooling system since they have an ideal isolate coefficient. An air conditioner will work for only 20 minutes,” says Rapti.
The houses are easily transferable; you can easily transport your prefabricated house with a truck to a places where they are built. “The way of transportation and packing is projected since the first moment of the house’s project. You may also transfer your house from one place to another if you wish to,” he adds.
Rapti says prefabricated houses are less costly than ordinary houses. “The materials used are 30 per cent less costly than ordinary materials. Less manpower is used and you can paint it yourself. You may also add rooms and remove those that you no longer need if you want”.

Disadvantages and way forward
However, Rapti cautions that prefabricated houses are not costly at selling; one cannot sell his house highly. The buyer will not give you the money that you want at the time you will want to sell your house.
Also, their colour of paint may change because of the sun. It could fade with time. “But if you paint it at least every after five years, it will last for more 100 years,” he advises.

Agnes Kalibbala, d=irector for housing, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development says the ministry needs to do a lot of ground work to establish whether the houses are favourable for Ugandans. “The process is quiet long. We will take about six months. We have to go to Albania in December, have talks with Pepsa authorities, they will then come back to Uganda”.
She adds, “We shall then test their technology. They will be given land in Kampala, since we have a lot of public land. A sample family house will be constructed. Our technologists will go onsite and establish whether we can have the houses. That’s when they will officially teach a group of Ugandans to assemble the houses and construction will be officially start.
A three-bedroom family house will cost between $ 20,000 (about Shs67.4m) and $30,000 (about Shs101.2m) without government subsidies.