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!








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 The government of Uganda has procured armoured police vehicles for the 2016 General Elections from South Africa:

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

 8 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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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.


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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.