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.


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!






Onomulaba Ebitumbwe



Bwobeera ggwe bwakwatula






Talya nkima-takombako



Talya dduma



Senya enku- Twokye enyama



Mugema bwafa

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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.



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.



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.





 The government of Uganda has procured armoured police vehicles for the 2016 General Elections.

For whom are the youths in UGANDA trained in Masindi at,

 08 SEPTEMBER 2014

In January, about 700 Makerere University students were trained as crime preventers at the same school. The criterion used to select these students is not elaborate and is exclusive to those who are either in the patriotic clubs or the youth league of the National Resistance Movement (NRM).

Several student groups have attended these courses at Kabalye. Another one of about 2,400 students from several universities and tertiary institution was passed out last week.

We are told the course content includes ideological orientation, self-defence, martial arts, and security skills, among others. I am not sure of how this programme is supposed to add value onto the lives of students, and Ugandans as a whole! Further, I don’t know whether the police budget should be diverted to this kind of exercise.

What exactly does a crime preventer do? Is he/she a security operative who gathers information on certain offenders and then confront them? Is this a voluntary exercise or it is a paid- for, job? If so, it, therefore, calls for certain regulations, obligations and responsibilities.

Is this an auxiliary group to the security organs? Are these students specifically trained to prevent crimes in universities or in the entire country? Sometimes, armed people commit crimes. So, will the crime preventer be armed in order to counter any armed attack?  It is not clear whether all the national tertiary institutions will be equipped with crime preventers. Once, the dubious Kiboko squad described itself as crime preventers.

So, should Ugandans worry that another dodgy group is being prepared, perhaps for the expected intense political activity in 2016?

What is the relationship between these crime preventers and the police, army, and other security agencies in the country? Many of these questions still remain unanswered.  Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura says the course is good because it has equipped the young people with ideological direction.

The Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary defines ideology as a system of ideas and ideals, especially one that forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy. It further defines it as the ideas and manner of thinking characteristic of a group, social class, or individual. So, if the course is supposed to orientate the students in ideology, in whose ideology are they inculcated? Who determines the correct ideology, and anyway, what ideology was being marketed to these students?

Again, there is a trend that one cannot be a complete cadre or patriot without being equipped with military skills. Everything in Uganda is being militarised. Agriculture has to be run by the military. The police have to be steered by a military man. The immigration and national identification process has to be conducted by the military. A military man runs the highest office in the land.

Ruling party MPs have to conduct their annual retreat in a semi-military camp. Early this year, they (MPs) were all clad in attires that resembled military uniforms! Even the beauty contest is a candidate for military takeover! At their pass-out, the youths gleefully displayed their skills of dismantling and assembling guns. Others performed martial art drills.

Some of these youths are, actually, mere opportunists. They are using this training as a pedestal to clutch on better things in future. Many of them have realised that keeping closer to the party means instant wealth. They have seen how those youths who originally backed Amama Mbabazi for president, but later crossed to President Museveni’s camp, have become instant millionaires.

They know that when time comes for recruiting mobilisers for votes in 2016, priority will be given to those who trained at Kabalye.  Instant, and sometimes unexplained, wealth has become the major motivation of joining NRM programmes. I don’t know the exact ideological direction of the NRM. Even if one asked these youths what NRM’s ideology is, the likelihood is that the answer would not be given. And if it is given, the one who asks the question would remain uninformed.

This exercise in Kabalye is as inoperable as the youth representation in Parliament. The lives of the youth in Uganda have not improved as a consequence of being represented in Parliament. I have not seen bills being sponsored by youth MPs, specifically targeting issues that youths grapple with.

The irony is that the very youths who have trained in crime prevention may be the harbingers of crime. There is a temptation to look at crime as mainly a physical thing such as murder, treason, theft and rape. We forget that there is an unemployed youth likely to engage in forgery in order to access someone else’s account in the bank.

And more threatening is the fact that honesty is no longer something taken seriously, as the strength of youths. So, the economic pressures, which Kabalye never addressed, may turn these cadres of crime prevention into victims of the very mischief they intended to cure. It would be stretching the restraint of a hungry hyena to entrust it with the servicing of a loaded butchery. 




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I'm lucky to be alive - Ongwen

Publish Date: Jan 15, 2015

Dominic Ongwen 

The captured Lord's Resistance (LRA) commander, Dominic Ongwen, revealed to the African Union contingency in the Central Republic of Africa (CAR) that he is lucky to be alive, according to army spokesperson, Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda.

Ankunda has told New Vision that Ongwen looks psychologically settled for being in safe hands now and assured of justice at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

"The man has been in the bush for most of his life fighting and eating rats but now he is in our (UPDF) custody eating chicken. He is happy that he will get justice at the ICC," said Ankunda when asked about Ongwen's situation.

"What we are waiting for now is for the CAR government to hand him over to the ICC. When they (CAR Government) ready, they will let us (UPDF) know," added Ankunda.

Ongwen was handed to the AU contingency in CAR by the US Special Forces on Wednesday and he was received by UPDF CAR contingent commander, Col .Michael Kabango, at Obo.

In the picture taken with Kabango, Ongwen is seen in a jolly mood, not reminiscent of a man who has been through thick and thin of Africa's jungles fighting for most of his life.



Member of Parliament on tension over Beti Kamya's return for the 2016 national election:

Rubaga North MP Moses Kasibante.


By Monitor Reporter

Posted  Tuesday, January 27  2015 

Uganda Federal Alliance (UFA) leader Beti Kamya is plotting to return to Parliament in 2016. Political Xtra understands that Ms Kamya, who is also the former Rubaga North MP, took the decision after her supporters reportedly advised her against “chasing shadows”. 

They reportedly told her to admit that she miscalculated when she took the decision to contest for the highest office and asked her not to waste time again. Ms Kamya was a contestant in the 2011 Ugandan presidential elections.

However, Ms Kamya, who accepted to contest for Parliament next year, is said to have told her supporters that she participated in the 2011 elections not to win but to launch the federal ideology outside Buganda; she calls it ‘Ugandanisation’ of federo. 

Apparently, Ms Kamya’s return has taken current Rubaga North MP Moses Kasibante by surprise since he thought the former FDC strong lady would contest for presidency again.

‘Sleepless nights’

Sources close to Mr Kasibante told Political Extra that the UFA leader is giving him sleepless nights. The MP nowadays frequents his constituency and quietly meets voters in order to galvanise his support and has reportedly vowed to give Ms Kamya “a bloody nose” in next year’s parliamentary contest. 

Following the 2011 elections, the former journalist with the help of Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and other Opposition sympathisers went to court, challenging NRM candidate Singh Katongole’s disputed win. Mr Katongole, who won the seat through a disputed re-counting process, was ejected by court, allowing Mr Kasibante to reclaim what belonged to him. But it appears what belonged to Mr Kasibante, once belonged to Ms Kamya and she is determined to have it back.


America advises Uganda on oil refinery deal with a Russian trade company. 

  Mr Scott De Lisi 



Posted  March 1   2015 


The US Ambassador to Uganda Scott DeLisi last week expressed disapproval of the awarding of $4b (about Shs11.5 trillion) oil refinery project to the subsidiary of a Russian state conglomerate that also deals in arms and whose chief executive is under heavy US and EU sanctions. He warned that this venture is “not a done deal.”

“On the issue of the sanctions, these are issues I am sure the government will have to look at carefully. They have designated a Russian company as the first on the list, absolutely, but they still have to negotiate a variety of issues that will go to financing and the rest. I would suggest that you wait and see how that all plays out,”

DeLisi was speaking during a 45-minute interface with selected journalists at the US embassy in Nsambya, Kampala, on Wednesday. 

“They [problems] maybe because of the sanctions imposed upon the parent company.

“There may be problems in terms of financing, inability to operate but we will see how all that plays out,” he added.

Last week, the Uganda government awarded the contract for the refinery project to RT Global Resources, a consortium managed by Russia’s Rostec, a defence and technology corporation whose businesses include manufacturing and selling weapons such as the AK-47/Kalashnikov rifles.

In 2013, the government started the search process for a lead investor to undertake construction of the 60,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) oil refinery. About 75 companies picked the Request for Qualification documents and only eight made it to the last submission round. Later, four companies pulled out for diverse reasons.

The four that reached the last round included, RT Global Resources, Japan’s Maruben Corporation, China’s Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPPB), and the South Korean SK Group.

Mr Sergei Chemezov, Rostec’s chief executive, is a former officer in the Russian spy agency KGB and close ally of President Vladimir Putin. He has US sanctions on him, which include freezing his assets and barring US companies from dealing with him since 2014.

The sanctions are in response to Russia’s annexation and military adventures in Ukraine.

“It is not my job to tell the government of Uganda with whom they can engage but it is my job to share with the government the US policy, its concerns if there is any and to define the nature of our partnership. So that is what we focus on, but I wish them well even in other dealings but we will see how that all plays out,” said Ambassador Mr DeLisi

The refinery project manager Robert Kasande told Sunday Monitor that they are cognizant of the sanctions against Sergei Chemezov but added that these are issues he cannot comment about or are rather beyond him.

He however revealed that they finalised the issues of financing with the Russian company.

President Museveni has in the recent past scolded Western countries for what he called arrogance, and said China and Russia were available as alternatives because they do not meddle in internal politics of other countries.





Abavubuka abatalina mirimu mu kibuga Kampala babona bona nokweyiya:
Kampala, Uganda
Mar 11, 2015

LABA jjaamu wa Kampala watutuusiza!

Jjaamu kye kimu ku bizibu ebikyabobbya Bannakampala omutwe.

Abantu abamu ne batuuka n’okwenyiwa ekibuga ky’eggwanga ekikulu.

Buli ku makya abantu abangi ekibuga bakiyingira balajaana olwajjaamu abaleetera okukeerewa ku mirimu ate bwe ziwera ssaawa 11:00 ez’akawungeezi emitima ne giddamu okubewaanika ng’abalina ebidduka beebuuza waakuyita okudda eka ate abalinnya takisi balowooza ku budde bwe bagenda okumala ku nguudo .

Wadde aba KCCA bagezezzako okulwanyisa omugotteko gw’ebidduka mu Kampala, bamenya n’okugaziya enguudo wamu n’okukola agamu ku makubo agabadde mu mbeera embi nga bayambibwako n’ebintongole ebirala nga poliisi ebibeera ku nguudo okulaba ng’abantu n’emmotoka zitambula bulungi.

Bano bakyalina omulimu munene olw’akalippagano k’ebidduka akalemedde ku nguudo z’omu Kampala eziyingira n’ezifuluma nga Jinja Road, Ntebe Road, Bombo Road, Nateete n’enddala. Jjaamu ono avaako ebizibu bingi eri abantu

baabulijjo olwo abakedde n’essanyu ne batuuka okudda eka nga banyiivu.


Buli lwe ziwera ssaawa 11:00 ez’akawungezi abantu abalinnya takisi ne kosita ng’emitima gibeewanika. olwa jjaamu ku nguudo.

Baddereeva abamu basalawo okusimba mmotoka ne bawummuliramu nga bwe balinda n’omugotteko gw’ebidduka okukendeera ku nguudo.

Ate abamu batya okutuuka mu ppaaka ne mu bitundu by’ekibuga ebimu olw’abasaabaze ababa babalindiridde ne bakonkomalira ku nguudo ne mu ppaaka ssaako okulwanira ezo mmotoka entono eziriwo

Wano aba takisi abamu bagufuula mugano okwongeza ebisale okugeza emisana w’otambulira 1,000/- akawungeezi oba ku makya basaba 1,500/- oba 2,000/- embeera eno y’evaako abantu abamu okubuukira mmotoka za kabangali, loole n’abamu

okwegayirira ab’obumotoka obutono okubatwalako ssaako okulinnya ‘bodaboda oba boda ggaali. Olw’obukoowu okuva ku mirimu ssaako okuyimira okumala ebbanga nga balindiridde mmotoka kivaako abantu abamu okwetamwa ekibuga n’abamu okuggyamu obulwadde n’abalala okuzirika.


Abamenyi b’amateeka naddala ababbi mu bitundu ebimu beeyambisa embeera ya jjaamu okutuukiriza ebigendererwa byabwe.

Waliwo abavubuka abamanyi okubaza mmotoka bw’oba togisibye ne bagigula naddala mu jjaamu ne bakusikako ensawo, essimu, laputoopu n’ebintu by’omugaso ebirala ne babitwala. Waliwo abeefuula abasabiriza ku nguudo kyokka nga bakola kimu kya kubaza abatudde ku madirisa oba ebintu ebiri okumpi ne ddirisa okubinyakula.


Olw’akalippagano ate ng’ abantu abamu bali mu bwangu bangi basalawo okulinnya bodaboda ezaakazibwako erya ‘boda takisi’. Zino zisiweka abasaabaze abasuukka mw’omu kyokka nga zidduka kubanga baba ku mugano ng’ayagala okutuusa amangu batwala asobole okudda atwale n’abalala era embeera eno evuddeko obubenje bwa bodaboda ng’abagoba baazo nga bawaganya n’okuyita mu bifo ebikyamu. N’emisana bangi

bettanira bodaboda olwa jjaamu.

Mmotoka zifuna ebizibu. Mu jjaamu abavuzi b’emmotoka bangi bafuniddemu ebizibu omuli okukola obubenje nga bakooye, mmotoka ezimu zigaana okusiba ate abalala amafuuta bateekamu ‘bwendo’ era olugwa mu jjaamu avugamu wano ne wali nga mmotoka esika.


Omwogezi wa poliisi mu Kampala n’emiriraano, Patrick Onyango agamba nti nga poliisi, egezezaako okulwanyisa ababbira mu kalippagano k’ebidduka n’okulaba ng’abantu batambula bulungi, bwe batadde abaserikale kumpi buli kafo akabeeramu akalippagano ne mu makoona mu Kampala n’emiriraano.

Onyango yagasseeko nti, kino baakikoze okulaba nga akalippagano k’ebidduka kaggwawo ku nguudo zonna

eziyingira n’okufuluma ekibuga.

Ku nsonga y’ababbira mu jjaamu, Onyango yategeezezza nti bano bamazeeko abasaabaze emirembe era bakoze ebikwekweto mu bitundu bya Kampala okuli Kibuye ne Nsambya ne bakwata abavubuka abawerako ababadde bateega abantu mu jjaamu ne bababbako obusawo, emikuufu, essimu n’ebirala.

“Tubamanyi bulungi ababba abantu mu jjaamu era ebikwekweto byaffe bikyagenda mu maaso mu kaseera katono tujja kuba tubamazeewo bonna.” Onyango bwe yagasseeko.

Abakyala nga basindika mmotoka eweddemu amafuta mu Kampala.

KCCA ereeta bbaasi ne tuleyini

OMWOGEZI wa KCCA, Peter Kaujju ategeezezza nti, pulaani yaabwe ey’okumalawo akalippagano k’ebidduka teri mu

Kampala wakati mwokka wabula mu kibuga wonna nga muno mwe muli okuleeta bbaasi ne tuleyini egenda okutandika okukola mu mwezi guno.

Agattako nti baatandika dda ku kaweefube ono era nga mu bye baasookerako mulimu okutereeza enguudo, okutereeza

entambula ey’olukale omuli bbaasi ne tuleyini egenda okuvanga e Namanve okutuuka ku kitebe ky’eggaali y’omukka mu Kampala wakati n’oluvannyuma bakwate ku luguudo lw’eggaali olugendaokudda e Kyengera ne Portbell.

“Tuleyini ne bbaasi bwe zinaaba zitandise okukola, tujja kuba tukendeezezza ku muwendo gw’emmotoka eziyingira mu

Kampala ne bodaboda nazo twaziwandiisa buli emu ne tugissa gy’erina okukolera era nga tuli mu nteekateeka okukakasa nti gye twabateeka gye bakolera.” Kaujju bwe yategeezezza.

Agattako nti, bakoze enguudo okwetooloola Kampala era mu bbanga ttono, ebyentambula bigenda kugojoolwa mu Kampala yenna.

The Electoral Commis

sion begs the media not to incite violence as the 2016 National elections approach

By Fred Muzaale

Posted  Thursday, April 2  2015

Luweero in the State of Buganda, Uganda.

The Electoral Commission (EC) chairman, Mr Badru Kiggundu, has cautioned the media to desist from reporting sensational and unbalanced stories that can instigate violence.

In a speech read for him by the EC director of finance and administration, Ms Jovita Byamugisha, during a regional media workshop on the 2016 general elections, in Luweero Town on Monday, Mr Kiggundu said the media should promote peaceful campaigns and support conflict prevention.

“You should study the road map and internalise its content so that you are able to follow the progress and report from a point of knowledge,” the EC boss said.

Study the road map

He added that journalists should acquaint themselves with the EC’s road map for the various electoral activities so that they report from an informed point of view.

The workshop was attended by journalists from Kayunga, Mityana, Luweero, Nakaseke and Kiboga districts.

The EC senior public relations officer, Mr Paul Bukenya, said the 2016 general election will not be free and fair if it does not receive a free and fair media coverage.



Health workers at Lyatonde Hospital have gone on strike protesting nonpayment of salaries for five months now.

The strike has left hundreds of patients stranded without any assistance. The most affected departments include; surgery, children's, maternity and causality wards.

The health workers are demanding for at least a package to take them through the Christmas season if their salaries of five months are to delay further.

The strike began this morning after receiving communication from Christopher Okumu the Chief Administrative Officer that their accounts would be credited after Christmas or in January 2016.

Stranded patients at Lyantonde hospital

Led by the hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Billy Ssebunya, the health workers stormed the CAO's office after receiving the communication but found it locked.

As a result, they stormed RDC Sulaiman Tiguragara Matojo's office seeking an explanation. Matojo held a closed door meeting with the aggrieved health workers but the meeting did not yielded any positive results.

The health workers stormed out in protest accusing Matojo of being incompetent in managing the affairs of the district including issues of health workers.

Dr Ssebunya says his staff has often complained about the lack of payment and have lost the morale to attend to the patients.

According to Ssebunya the CAO earlier claimed that a cheque was banked in November this year and that all their accounts were to be credited but that has not happened.

When contacted, Okumu said that his office was handling the matter and the workers would get their salary by the first week of January. He however could not explain the delay.

Uganda ebadde mu kusaala Idd yo mwaka 2019 era ebifaananyi bireteddwa amawulire ga Bukedde:

By Musasi wa Bukedde


Added 4th June 2019



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40 Rwandans have been arrested in Queen Elizabeth National Park where International kidnaping has occurred:

By John Thawite


Added 5th April 2019 


“When they were asked to identify themselves, they all produced Rwandan identity cards but had no immigration documents allowing them entry into Uganda, says Police's Vincent Mwesigye.

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Some of the Rwandan nationals arrested in Kasese this week. (Credit: John Thawite)



KASESE - Police in Kasese say they have arrested 44 Rwandan nationals in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Rwenzori East Regional Police Commander Vincent Mwesigye said they were intercepted by traffic officers at Katunguru aboard two passenger mini-buses on Wednesday.

He said the vehicles' drivers would be charged with overloading.

“When they were asked to identify themselves, they all produced Rwandan identity cards but had no immigration documents allowing them entry into Uganda,” Twesigye said during a press briefing at his office on Friday.



A Rwandan national ID of one of those arrested. (Credit: John Thawite)




“They admitted to having moved into Uganda via various Uganda-Rwanda border points along Kabale [in western Uganda],” he added.

Mwesigye said the Rwandans were then driven to Kasese where they made statements before being released.

"We wouldn’t have arrested them if they had entered Uganda legally, which the East African Community has now made easy,” he said. 

"We are going to screen them and cross-check the statements they have made and establish the borders they purport to have used and educate them on how to enter our country legally next time,” said senior immigration officer Joyce Kabasongora.

Rwenzori East Regional Police Commander SP Vincent Mwesigye. (Credit: John Thawite)

Senior immigration officer Joyce Kabasongora said they would screen the Rwandans.  (Credit: John Thawite)

Earlier this week, American Kimbley Sue Endecott and Ugandan driver Jean Paul were reportedly abducted by four armed men in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The kidnappings led to Ugandan security forces to launch a hunt for the alleged kidnappers.

(Find details in Saturday Vision. You can read the story via the electronic version of the paper >> HERE )

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In Uganda, government efforts to reduce QUANGOS or government agencies is a political lie:

Written by Justus Lyatuu


CSBAG executive director, Julius Mukunda

CSBAG executive director, Julius Mukunda


Government's announced plans to rationalize and merge agencies, commissions and authorities as a way of reducing wasteful expenditures and cost saving is a hoax, civil society organisations have said.

Last year, on September 10 government announced the phased merger of the authorities and agencies, sending panic among civil servants. However, civil society has said no merger will be realised at least in FY 2019/20 because nothing is reflected in the national budget framework paper.


Activists under the their umbrella body Civil Society Budget Advocacy (CSBAG) led by Julius Mukunda, the executive director, observed that the public should not expect much.

“We commend government for this policy of merging, however, the 2019/20 budget framework paper does not capture any progress so far made in realizing the policy choice,” he said.

Mukunda who was addressing the press at CSBAG headquarters in Kampala recently added that there is likelihood of anxiety and job security concerns that might affect the smooth implementation of the government programmes.

“Government should complete and communicate the roadmap for the massive policy decision to guide proper budget implementation,” he said.

At the conference, CSOs also noted that State House does not have the required expertise to competitively oversee the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP). They argue that taking over of the programme from the minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development opens risks of politicization of the government programme.

It should be remembered that government introduced the Youth Livelihood programme in 2013/14 as a five year programme to economically empower the youth. But in FY 2019/20 cabinet approved and amended National Budget Framework Paper votes for Youth Livelihood programme.

Mukunda said; “Cabinet created a vote for youth programmes in the State House and resulted in a reduction of the Youth Livelihood programme from Shs 66.66bn in 2018/19 to Shs 4.6bn in 2019/20 within the ministry of Gender with is a reduction of 93 per cent.”

“The budget of YLP at State House rose from Shs 0 in 2018/19 to Shs 130bn in 2019/20 yet State House operations are almost beyond public scrutiny and has limited parliamentary oversight,” said Julius Kapwepwe, the director programmes at Uganda Debt Network.

The auditor general, John Muwanga recently released a report revealing that government may never recover Shs 28.4 billion disbursed to youth groups across the country under Youth Livelihood Project (YLP).

The auditor general found that almost 64 per cent of the sampled youth projects, consisting of 71 per cent value of loans, were non-existent and another 25 per cent had reportedly embezzled the funds.



About moving taxis, trains, and buses the future is driverless driving of these vehicles. In 20 years time cash money will not be in use in much of this world and funny enough these current unemployed poor youth will be the adults working hard for their pension life of 2050. How then can one be telling these youth in 2020 or 2030 that you must pay up the NRM government cash debts of 1986/2021?






Presidential Retirement: Museveni stumbles 5 times:

October 24, 2018

Written by Baker Batte

President Museveni

President Museveni of Uganda


For the past few weeks, President Museveni has been touring Kampala and its environs in what political pundits see as an extension of his early campaign for a record sixth elective term as president.

These manoeuvrings seem to have been given added urgency with the emergence of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine). The MP’s message for change, and a new liberation, is resonating with Uganda’s youth who constitute majority of the country’s 40 million people.

Kyagulanyi was barely five years old when the NRM shot to power 32 years ago. If Museveni had honoured his word to retire those many years ago, it is unlikely that Bobi Wine would have abandoned his music for politics.

Now, the musician finds himself in the strange position of joining the effort to send Museveni home after more than three decades in power. In the earlier years of his presidency, Museveni had often talked about transition to another leader. 

In his book Sowing the Mustard Seed [1997 edition], Museveni writes that the NRM had only two cardinal roles; one being the laying of a firm foundation and preparing the ground for security and political stability. The other being to ensure orderly succession of political authority. 

“Looking further ahead, I’m optimistic about Uganda’s future. Our present line of progressive development might get delayed along the way, but I don’t anticipate any serious breakdown as happened in the past, unless we get confused political groups in charge. They might delay the industrialisation and economic liberalisation process but the fundamental principles are now in place. There are now people of presidential calibre and capacity who can take over when I retire and I shall be among the first to back them,” Museveni wrote.

But he was to contradict himself years later in the 2000s, astonishing the country with the claim that he was the only one with a vision to lead Uganda. Museveni has also over the years kept on flip-flopping on his retirement. We look at some of the promises.

Four more years

In his book Sowing the Mustard Seed, Museveni writes that when they came to power in 1986, the NRM formed the National Resistance Council as the national governing body; the equivalent of the present-day parliament.

Immediately after taking over the reins of power following a protracted five-year guerrilla war, the NRM established itself with the passing of Legal Notice 1  of 1986, which provided that “The National Resistance Movement government shall be an interim government and shall hold office for a period not exceeding four years from the date of this proclamation which, shall be deemed to have come into force on the 26th day of January 1986.”

Museveni wrote that this meant that the interim period was due to end on January 25, 1990.

However, as the interim period neared, in 1989, Museveni influenced the expanding of the NRC through indirect elections. He argued that they chose indirect elections because of logistical challenges. He said they did not have enough money or vehicles to mount a full national ballot with most of Uganda’s roads still largely impassable.

To him, this answered the promise to surrender power after four years.

“Originally, we had said that the group which took power in 1986 would be in government for four years and we kept that promise; before the end of the four years a new group had come in. The expanded NRC of 1989 was not the same as the old one of January 1986,” Museveni wrote.

However, to people like Wasswa Ziritwawula (a former NRC member who resigned in protest), this ‘usurpation of the people’s power’ was the first step in Museveni’s quest for life presidency.

Retire at 55

On July 20, 1995, Museveni told residents of Kisoro district that he was on his way out.

“When I reach 55, I will not be in public life anymore, I told you this when I was 48. I’m ready to help Ugandans and Africa in public life up to the age of 55,” Museveni was quoted as saying in The Monitor of July 21-24,1995. Going by that promise, Museveni shouldn’t have contested the 2001 elections. It was that same year that he wrote in his election manifesto that 2001 was the last year he was standing for president.

In October that year, he gave an interview to the BBC in which he said he was desirous of leaving power at the end of his two constitutional terms. This too was not to be.

Almost immediately after being sworn in as president for the second and final elective term, voices started emerging within the NRM calling for the lifting of term limits. In 2005, term limits were scrapped after the bribing of MPs with Shs 5 million.

Age limit

After doing away with term limits, the only legal impediment to the life president project were the age limit provisions for presidential candidates in Article 102(5) of the Constitution.

Prior to the amendment of the constitution, Museveni had unequivocally told NTV’s Patrick Kamara that there was, certainly no chance of him standing as president beyond 75 years.

“I think there is some scientific idea that maybe the vigour is not as much after 75 years, so that one I wouldn’t quarrel so much…I know there are some leaders who have been leading even beyond 75 but I think if you want very active leaders, it is good to have the one below 75.”



One reckons those who have stumbled are very many during the history of Uganda from 1962. They are many like Obote I and II, The Uganda Army, Idi Amin, and The Parliament of Uganda. Interesting indeed that the current ruler has stumbled 5 times. What of his time with the UNLF?






Wano e Buganda, Hajji Kiyimba, Architecture, yeganye okunywa amafuta ga Police ya Uganda mubukyamu:

By Joseph Mutebi


Added 21st June 2018


MEEYA w’e Kyengera Hajji Abdul Kiyimba akkirizza nga bwe yanywa amafuta ga poliisi ng’akola emirimu gyayo egyo buzimbi.


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Hajji Kiyimba


“Nze nakoma okunywa amafuta ga poliisi ng’omugenzi Kaweesi akyaliwo era yagampanga mu kiseera kye yali yampeera obuvunaanyizibwa okuzimba ekisenge ekiteesezebwamu ku poliisi y’e Katwe n’e Kabalagala,” Kiyimba bwe yategeezezza.

Yayongeddeko ni teyakoma kuzimba poliisi ezo zokka wabula yazimba n’ey’e Nsangi era nga mu mirimu gyonna ye yali akuh− haanya obuyambi n’okusomba amatoffaali, amayinja n’omusenyu era amafuta gaakolanga mulimu guno gwokka.

Yagambye nti kuno yagattako n’okugula ettaka ku bukadde 40, ku ssente ze ng’omuntu e Lwengo n’aliwa poliisi n’atoola n’obukadde obulala 56 n’azimba poliisi eno kubanga gye bamuzaala era bwe yali ewedde n’agikwasa poliisi.

Gen. Kayihura yennyini ye yagitongoza. “Era Museveni yalagira ne Kayihura ne bantwala e Soroti ‘nampa omudaali olw’okukolerera poliisi.

Awo simanyi oba baali bansiima kunywa mafuta oba kugikolerera. Nze ndi mwetegefu okwanukula ku by’amafuta kubanga bye nakolera poliisi weebiri.”

Yagambye nti, “Kayihura bw’aba alina ebizibu bye ng’omuntu tumusabire kubanga y’amanyi ebibye. Era nze nakoma okukolagana ne Kayihura emyaka ng’esatu emabega bwe yayimuka mu lujjudde lw’abantu e Kibuli ku muzikiti n’agamba nti tammanyi nange ne muvaako.

Era hhenda okuddamu okumusisinkana n’amusanga mulumbe lwa Kaweesi e Kulambiro n’e Lwengo era okuva olwo siddangamu wadde okwogera naye.

Wabula ekisinze okunnuma eggulo (Lwakubiri) nabadde naakava mu lukiiko olwatuleeta n’omumyuka wa Mufti owookubiri, e Boston mu Amerika ne nfuna amawulire nga gagamba nti Hajji Kiyimba bamukutte ng’ali ewa Hajji Moses Kigongo e Maya bw’akubye essimu ewa pulezidenti nti Kiyimba ali wano n’amulagira bankwate bangatte ku Kayihura ekitali kituufu.

Nze mbadde waakudda wiiki ejja kubanga mbadde nnina ab’okusisinkana mu Amerika okutema empenda ngeri ki Kyengera Town Council bw’eteekebwa ku maapu. Naye byonna mbisazizzaamu.

Ku Lwomukaaga essaawa 6:00 ez’emisana nja kuba ntuuse ku kisaawe e Ntebe. Alina by’ayagala okumbuuza nja kumusanga awo.”

Kiyimba okuvaayo okutangaaza ebigenda mu maaso kiddiridde olukalala lw’abantu abamu okufulumizibwa nga balumiriza ne Kiyimba okunywanga amafuta ga poliisi. Era nga kuno kuliko n’omu ku bameeya ba munisipaali y’omu kibuga Kampala era nga essaawa yonna bagenda kulabikako ku poliisi e Kibuli babitebye.


Mukulu Kiyimba, nga gwe eyasoma okuzimba, oli bwakugamba nti mala ganzimbira bwoti tokiriza nga. Oteka nga wo plan eyiyo enungi nebisale byosobola okugizimbira. Oluvanyuma bwagana nga obivamu. Nkuwadde gabwerere.


Oba ono omusajja omuganda owa NRM abadde azimba police ze Buganda amaze nalaba ebizimbe bya Police bwebabizimba wano mu America gyakyadde? Omuganda wesisiwala bwotunulira abakuumi be ddembe mubizimbe mwebakolera emirimu gyabwe wano ewaffe e Buganda! Ate nga mukulu Abdul Kiyimba yomu kubalondebwa okubizimba nabifuna mu nomudaali gwa African Civil Bulding and Achitecture.






The Congolese war criminal, Lubanga, has been ordered to pay $1m to his child soldiers he used in the bush to fight his civil wars:

Congolese war criminal Lubanga ordered to pay $1m to child soldiers

16 December,  2017

By Reuters

The International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands has awarded $10 million in compensation to child soldiers recruited by Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga.

The International Criminal Court said Lubanga was liable to pay the full amount to his young victims and their relatives, but added it recognised there was no way he would be able to afford paying this compensation that is the largest of its kind in history.

The court therefore instructed contributions would be sourced from different parties including the Democratic Republic of Congo to fulfill this payment.

The will also monitor Lubanga’s financial situation as he served out the remaining year of his sentence to see how much he might be able to contribute to the Court Trust Fund for Victims.

In 2012, Thomas Lubanga was convicted for using child child soldiers and sentenced to 14 years in jail. His was the first conviction handed down by the permanent war crimes tribunal.

Aid agencies estimated that 5.4 million people died as a result of war and ensuing hardship in the Democratic Republic of Congo between 1998 and 2007 – more than in any other conflict since World War II.

The court in The Hague said the payment would fund psychological support and job training programmes for 427 victims identified during the proceedings.

It acknowledged that many more children had been conscripted as soldiers. “Further evidence established the existence of hundreds or even thousands of additional victims affected by Mr Lubanga’s crimes,” the court said in a statement.

The judges awarded $8,000 per person, or $3.4 million for the 427 victims recognised so far, with an additional $6.6 million for potential future awards.

In March, the ICC ordered another Congolese convict, former militia leader Germain Katanga, to pay $1 million in damages to victims.


This is the sort of international justice President Museveni is frightened of if he leaves power in Uganda.





‘Obote yabulako katono okuwera ebika by’Abaganda’

Bya Musasi wa Bukedde


Added 20th May 2016


OBOTE olwamala okulumba Olubiri, yatuma omuntu n’ajja e Mmengo n’akuηηaanya ebiwandiiko byonna ebikwata ku byobugagga bwa Buganda okumala emyezi ebiri. Baηηamba nti yali Muganda naye ssaamutegeera.


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Obote (ku kkono) ne A.D Lubowa mu biseera eby’essanyu ng’ensi tennatabanguka.


GIWEZE emyaka 50 bukya magye ga Obote galumba Olubiri lw’e Mmengo ekyataataaganya ebintu mu Buganda ne Uganda yonna.

Omulamuzi wa Buganda eyasembayo, A.D Lubowa anyumya ekyaddirira nga Obote aggyeewo Obwakabaka.

OBOTE olwamala okulumba Olubiri, yatuma omuntu n’ajja e Mmengo n’akuηηaanya ebiwandiiko byonna ebikwata ku byobugagga bwa Buganda okumala emyezi ebiri. Baηηamba nti yali Muganda naye ssaamutegeera.

Bw’ojjukira ebyaliwo toyagala kuddamu kubyogerako kubanga teyandibadde Obote n’atukola kye yakola, waali wakyaliwo omwagaanya okuteesa ne tugonjoola ensonga. Buganda yalina poliisi lwaki teyawanyisa bajaasi ba Obote?

Kino ky’ekibuuzo bangi kye baabuuzanga naye weebuuze, Poliisi ng’erwanyisa eggye? Yalimu abaserikale 300 bokka, Poliisi ya Buganda teyalina byakulwanyisa biyinza kulwanyisa ggye.

Ate bangi tebaasuubira kyagwawo, Buganda mu biseera ebyo yali ya mirembe, emmundu zaali ntono nnyo ate nga nkola nkadde era teewali yamanya nti wanaabeerawo okulwana okw’engeri eno.

Amagye ga Obote gaatandika okulwana nga bukya. Baalumba Ssaabasajja eyalina abakuumi ne basajja be abatono abaagezaako okulwanysa omulabe. Ekyaliwo nga toyinza kukyefaanaanyiriza.

Nze nali mbeera ku nnyumba y’Omulamuzi wa Buganda ng’oyambuka e Lubaga ku Klezia ne tulengera nga bookya ensiisira ezaali mu Lubiri kyokka tetwamanya oba gaali masasi oba kwaliko n’okukasuka bbomu entono, twalaba bintu ebyaka mu bbanga.

Enkuba we yatonnyera mu ttuntu nga Kabaka alabye nti basajja be bakendedde naye we yaviira mu Lubiri naye nze ssaalimu, siyinza kunyumya bingi ku byali mu Lubiri. Nze kye ssaalaba ntya okukyogerako oba ab’enkwe baaliwo siyinza kukinnyonnyola.


Omulamuzi AD Lubowa nga bwafanana kakati



Kabaka gwe mutwe gwa Buganda, omuntu yenna bwe bamutemako omutwe ebitundu by’omubiri ebirala bibeera tebikyasobola kubeera na mugaso. Kabaka ng’avuddewo buli kintu kyonna kyafa.

Omukulu oyo eyasindika abaserikale byonna bye baakola byasattulula Buganda eyali ezimbiddwa ku Ssemateeka: Obuyinza bwa Kabaka, obuyinza bw’Olukiiko lwa Buganda bwe baabiggyaawo ekigendererwa ekikulu kwali kuzikiriza.

Yaggyawo obuyinza bwa Buganda okubaga amateeka agakwata ku bintu byayo ebikulu ng’amateeka g’ettaka. Buganda lyali ggwanga eryetongodde ng’erangirira n’ennaku ez’okuwummula. Nze nali minisita wa gavumenti ezeebitundu we baabangirawo Munisipaali y’e Mmengo nga Kampala si mugazi nga bw’ali kati.

Munisipaali y’e Mmengo mu Kampala wakati yakomanga awo ku luguudo lwa Kafumbe Mukasa emmanju wa paviriyono y’ekisaawe ky’e Nakivubo.

Ensalo za munisipaali y’e Mmengo zaali zirambikiddwa wamu n’eza Buganda kubanga Buganda yali wamu, nga teriimu zino disitulikiti.

Obote olwamala okuwamba n’atandika okusalaasala Buganda obulere n’atondawo disitulikiti okwali Mpigi, Masaka n’endala sso nga luli Kabaka yalamulanga ayita mu Masaza, amagombolola, emiruka okutuuka ku batongole ku byalo.

Olunaku lw’okulumba Olubiri nze nali Omulamuzi wa Buganda omukulu eyasembayo, nali mu maka gange e Lubaga ne mpulira amasasi nga gavuga.

Obulamu bw’abakungu bwasannyalala, buli omu n’asirikira gye yali nga Kabaka adduse, Katikkiro awaηηanguse, olwo abasigadde mubeera mukyakola ki!

Okulumba Olubiri kyali kya ntiisa nnyo, tekyandibaddewo, omuntu atajjukira akola bingi bwe tudda mu buntu omuntu nga Milton Obote, Buganda gwe yateeka mu buyinza ng’emuwadde ababaka 27! Omuntu alina amagezi teyandikikoze.

Bannabyabufuzi bantu bazibu nnyo, mpulira muli nga kinnuma okusaanyaawo Buganda n’Obwakabaka. Bw’omala okutta omuntu kiki ekisingako awo ky’oyinza okwongerako! Kimu kyokka ky’ataasobola kukola kwali kukwata ku bika bya Buganda kubanga tebyali mu Ssemateeka.

Kabaka ng’avuddewo, ssaddamu kumulaba naye namuwandiikirako ebbaluwa bbiri n’azifuna n’antumira mwami Senkubuge eyali omukungu w’ebyenjigiriza eyabeeranga e Bungereza. Bwe yajja namusisinkana ku klezia ya Christ The King n’ategeeza nti Kabaka y’amutumye okundaba, mmutegeeze oba ebbaluwa ze yaddamu zantuukako kyokka zirabika baazikwatira mu kkubo ssaazifuna.

Ebbaluwa zange naziwandiika nga nziyisa mu Martin Flegg eyali munnamateeka wa Kabaka. Ekiseera kino Kabaka waali, Buganda w’eri naye luli twalingawo mu Ssemateeka nga n’ensalo za Buganda zirambikiddwa.

Omulembe guno zirambikibwa mu nsonga za Buganda ssemasonga ettaano. Ssemateeka wa 1995 talambulula Buganda nga bwe yali mu Ssemateeka wa 1962. Ng’oyita mu Ssemateeka Buganda teri nga bwe yali naye katusabe osanga tuliddawo nga bwe twali.

The 2nd City of Uganda, MASAKA IN BUGANDA, is yet to recover from 50 years of Uganda's independence Experience:




A female shop attendant empties her urine bucket along Elgin Street recently. PHOTO BY AL-MAHDI SSENKABIRWA


It is evening and in Masaka Town’s main business centre there is increased activity with many cars on the streets and a big number of people walking the pavements in a rush to return home.

On one of the pavements, a woman holding a bucket quickly steps out of a shop whose door is halfway closed and looks left and right at the busy street before proceeding to the edge of the pavement and emptying the contents of the bucket.
To passers-by, she gives the impression of someone who has just been doing a bit of her personal cleaning, in preparation to return back home. She then returns the empty bucket to the shop before finally locking up convinced that everybody that saw her empty the bucket believed the liquid she poured on the street was merely dirty water.

This is the new trend in Masaka Town now except that yellowish liquid is not dirty water but urine because many shopkeepers have turned buckets into urinals.

Shopkeepers keep a bucket behind the shelves in the shops, into which they urinate whenever mother nature calls. The urine is mixed with water to disguise it and then poured out on the streets just before the shops are closed every evening, something that explains the pungent smell of urine in the town.

Authorities on alert
“It is a nuisance we are out to fight,” says Joseph Kimbowa, Masaka’s outgoing town clerk. Kimbowa reveals that a few months ago, some shopping malls were closed on account of landlords failing to provide lavatory facilities yet this is a major requirement before they are authorised to rent out their business premises.

“Failure to have toilets is unhygienic and attracts diseases. Soon, our teams will be out on the streets to arrest them and we will use their buckets in the courts of law as evidence against them,” says Kimbowa.

Nalumansi, a shopkeeper, however, has an explanation for urinating in a bucket at her shop along Elgin Road. “Every visit to the toilet on this building costs Shs200.

As we sit in our shops we drink tea, juice and eat food, so we have to visit the toilet. If I have to visit the toilet four or five times in a day, that would be parting with about Shs1,000,” she laments.

She adds: “Remember I have to meet my electricity bills and rent, reserve some money for transport on a boda boda to my home in Kimaanya B which is Shs2,000 and sometimes Shs3,000 every day. It is about economising. If I can limit my visits to the toilets to only the ‘long calls’, I save about Shs1,000 or even more every day by urinating in the bucket.”

Many shopkeepers blame landlords for this state of affairs. “Only very few of the shop premises are self-contained,” says one female trader, adding, “In the majority of cases, a big block of shops have to use one or two toilet rooms.

They are often congested and not always clean. When you get there and the facility is occupied and two or three other people are still waiting outside to use it, valuable time is lost.

Urinating in the bucket becomes really tempting, besides, the landlord sometimes does not pay the water bills on time and when water supply is cut off the toilets cannot flush.”

A typical case is recently, when the taxi park was shifted to a free space in front of Laston Building along Masaka-Kampala road where there is no public toilet. “They claim the place is near to travellers who want to board taxis.

We will definitely be driving them back to the main taxi park, because they are insisting that the park where we want them to go has no functioning toilet,” Kimbowa says on the matter.

Masaka’s dilemma of inadequate public lavatories can be seen in the dilapidated structures built just before independence and in the 60s at the town’s defunct bus park, the municipal council and at Katwe roundabout.