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OBWAVU ATE 

N'OBUGAGGA

 

Okwogera kwa Pulezidenti ku mbeera y'eggwanga:

 

05 June, 2014

 

Bya Muwanga Kakooza

 

PULEZIDENTI Museveni agambye nti Uganda egenda kweyambisa omukisa gwa bannamakolero abadduka mu mawanga agaakula nga China batandike wano amakolero agagenda okwongera okuyamba eggwanga okukulakulana.

Museveni era yakuutidde abantu obuteesulubabba bya bulimi na kulunda ng’agamba nti birimu ensimbi empitirivu singa omuntu abinyikirira okubikola natadda mu kulowooleza mu kulima mmere ya ku lyabuli.

Bino abyogeredde mu woteeri ya Serena bw’abadde ayogera eri palamenti ku mbeera eggwanga lye lirimu ku mukolo gw’okuggulawo omwaka gwa palamenti omuggya.

Ategeezezza nti bannamakolero badduka mu mawanga mangi agaakula olw’okuba bizinensi zaayo zeeetagisa ensimbi nnyingi okuziddukanya nga bajja mu mawanga nga Uganda gye basobola okuziddukanya ku ssente entono.

N’agamba nti Uganda teyinza kufiirwa mukisa nga guno kwe kulabula abali mu kukanda amakkampuni okugabanga emisaala emisava okweddako kuba basobola okutiisa ba yinvesita.

Yagumizza Bannayuganda nti amasanyalaze gagenda kwongera okubunyisibwa mu bitundu byonna naddala mu byalo.

N’agamba nti gavumenti era egenda kusattulula ekitongole kya NAADS kuba kiremeddwa okukola emirimu.

Museveni yayongedde okugumya Bannayuganda ku by’okusima amafuta n’agamba nti agamu gagenda kulongosebwa n’amalala gatundibwe nga bwe gali n’agamu gakolebwemu amasanyalaze.

 

Paakingi ya Wavamunno ey’obukadde 5,000

kampala | Jun 05, 2014

 

 Benz empya S 500 egula obusanga. Ku ddyobw’efaanana munda.

SISINKANA mmotoka y’omugagga Gordon Wavamunno, ekika kya Mercedes BenzS 500 emu ku zisinga okubeera Ney’ebbeeyi mu Uganda essaawa eno.

 

Jaguar Nazo wava Munno azirina.

Ya kawumbi kalamba (obukadde 1000), esobola okutambula nga tolinnye ku ggiya wadde omuliro okuggyako okutereeza siteeringi kyokka!Wavamunno omwaka 2013 A badde avuga SL 500 Class Mercedes Benz ey’obukadde 700 wabula mu 2014 yaleese S 500 Mercedes Benz ya kawumbi.

 

 

Eno Benz ya Maurine Wavamunno

 

S Class 500 egula eza wano obukadde 800 n’omusobyo okusinziira ku yingini ne malidaadi waayo gw’oba ogitaddemu. Bw’ogula eya yingini sayizi entono, mmotoka eno ogifunira mu bukadde nga 450 ku 500. Eddako ya bukadde 700 -800 bukadde 800 okutuukira ddala

Benz ekika kya 350 S enkola enkadde.

Mmotoka eno yanjawulo ku Benz endala oba mmotoka za bulijjo z’olaba mu Uganda kubanga erina tekinologiya waayo yekka.

Osobola okunyiga eppeesa n’oseetinga sipiidi gy’oyagala edukireko buli kiromita, obuwanvu bw’olugendo n’oggyako ebigere ku buleeci ne kulaaci ssaako omuliro olwo n’osigaala kutereeza siteeringi yokka. Oyinza okuvuga okuva e Kampala okutuuka e Mbarara nga tozzeeyo kuteekamu ggiya wadde okulinnya ku buleeci ne y’etwala yokka.

 

Esobola nokupima obuwanvu bw’emmotoka egikulembedde n’esibamu n’ereka n’ow’ebigere n’asala oluguudo singaabam kumpi nnyo nayo. 

 Wavamunno

 

Byonna ebikolera ku kkamera zaayo ezomulembe eziri mu mataala g’omu maaso n’emabega. Bw’ogituulamu owulira obulamu bwonna obw’oku nsi.

Mu nsi yonna esinze kwettanirwa nnyo Bakabaka,bakyala baabwe, abasuubuzi abagagga ennyo n’abakulembeze b’amawanga

Erina buli ky’owulira ekiyinza okukuuma ng’ogituddemu ng’oli mulamu bulungi ne bw’ofuna akabenje. Erimu ttivvi ssatu, kwe kugamba okuggyako ddereeva ,abalala buli agituddemu mu maaso ge wabaawo ttivvi eyiye.

Emito girina amapeesa agakola ebbugumu n’okuteekamu empewo ne kalondda omulala yenna owomulembe gw’owulira.

Eno si y’emmotoka ye esoose naye kuva dda nga Wavamunno avuga mmotoka ez’ebbeeyi era alina n’emmotoka ekika

kya Vintage ssatu z’amaze nazo emyaka egisukka mu 40 naye bw’ozirabako mu kiseera kino okakasa nti ssente zaaliwo kuvadda.

 

 

Jeep nayo eri mu paakingi

ABAANA

1: Elvis Wavamuno avuga Jeep Wrangler[10 Anniversary ] :egula Euro 69,000. Eza wano 182.

Emanyi ennaku y’omuntu omunafu mu nsawo wadde ya bbeeyi, ya famire kuba etikka abantu bangi.Era yakolebwa okuva mu mmotoka ekika kya “Willy’s”. alina ne Mercedes Benz G. Class n’ebika ebirala bingi.

2: Gilbert Wavamunno avuga : M Class ate mukyalawe avuga Jeep balina n’enddala

3: Joe Kayima Wavamunno avuga: Jeep Wrangler ate omukyala avuga Cherokee n’endala

4: Gloria Wavamunno avuga Jeep Wrangler n’endala.

 EMMOTOKA ENDALA Z’ALINA

JAGUAR: Eno nkola ya Mungereza era nayo egula buwanana. Wabula wadde avuga ya bbeeyi naye n’omukyala tamuleeka mabega kubanga mu Kampala teri mukyala avuga mmotoka ya bbeeyi okutuuka ku yiye.

M Class 350: Eno egula Euro 90,000, eza wano obukadde 315: Erina buli kintu ekyomulembe ky’omanyi munda mu yo. Wadde ya bbeeyi naye enywa nga tadooba.

 

Muky Maureen Wavamunno avuga Benz CLS 350: Egula Euro 133, 000, eza wano obukadde 466 era ye mukyala asinga okuvuga mmotoka ey’ebbeeyi mu Uganda. Mmotoka eno ekigifuula eyomulembe ennyo erina kumpi ebintu byonna S Class by’erina ng’ate yaakafuluma.

  

Erabika nga mmotoka y’empaka, era nzigumivu nnyo ku luguudo n’okukkira mmotoka z’empaka.

GL Class 350 : Egula Euro 17,000 eza wano 410, G 63 Class : Egula Euro 25,000 eza wano obukadde 717 eno yakolebwa okusooka nga ya magye gokka olw’obugumu bwayo, wabula kati n’eza buyonjo bazikola.

 

KIBI NYO NTI OBWAVU

BUSINGA MUDDWALIRO

 

Theatre ye Bugiri Hospital siiyamulembe nyo okuva 1960/4 lweyatekebwawo. 

  

 

Omuzadde amaze    okuzaala baby muddwaliro e Bugiri, Busoga talina kitanda. 

   

 Company eddabiriza ebyamazzi mu ddwaliro lye Bugiri, Busoga, yaddukayo dda.

 

By ALLAN OLINGO in Nairobi

 Sunday, October 26   2014 

   

When it comes to lifestyles, some African leaders have no inhibitions.They spend lavishly on birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and even statues of themselves. PHOTO | TEA GRAPHIC 

The phrase “let them eat cake” is widely attributed to Marie-Antoinette (1755-93), the Queen consort of Louis XVI. She is supposed to have said this when she was told that the French populace had no bread to eat.

This statement perhaps best exemplifies the insensitive nature of the lifestyles of African leaders.

There are many ways of gauging the vanity of some African leaders. You could count the monuments, universities, football stadiums, hospitals, statutes, highways and schools that bear their names or are dedicated to them.

When it comes to lifestyles, some African leaders have no inhibitions. They spend lavishly on birthdays, anniversaries, statues and even weddings.

The money ranges from direct siphoning from government coffers and public agencies, to forcing contributions from officials, friends, corporate organisations and kickbacks from multinationals keen on securing deals for infrastructure development, oil and gas and other natural resources exploration.

The lifestyles of African presidents and their families reflect the tragedy of resource-rich African countries where the leaders spend millions on luxury items, as the ordinary people live in abject poverty, lacking access to basic amenities and services such as clean drinking water, health care and education.

Recently, the Angolan government spent $35 million to mark President José Eduardo dos Santos’s 72nd birthday. The money is said to have been spent on various activities that were undertaken in the country, including sporting activities, a state dinner and a talk by the president.

Angolan media reported that the country’s Culture Ministry spent over $6 million on hosting international public figures to talk about the president. Among the invited leaders were former Nigerian president Olesegun Obasanjo, the United Nations Secretary-General’s representative in Angola Magareth Anstee and former Namibian president Sam Nujoma.

A lavish dinner

 

Mugabe at it sleeping after a nice African dinner

 

It was also reported that international hockey and basketball tournaments were organised at the cost of $1.5 million each, while the country’s Defence ministry organised a talk on the president’s commitment to the pacification of the Great Lakes countries, at a cost of $600,000.

About 500 guests were also hosted to a lavish dinner in honour of the president at a cost of $1 million.

President Dos Santos, Africa’s longest serving leader after Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang’ Nguema has been in power since September 1979. In 2013, the president’s daughter, Isabel dos Santos, gave a personal loan to the government of Portugal when it was facing a credit crunch.

According to Forbes magazine, over the past decade Angola has been one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Its gross domestic product grew at an 11.6 per cent annual clip from 2002 to 2012, driven by a more than doubling of oil production to 1.8 million barrels a day. The government budget stands at $69 billion, up from $6.3 billion a decade ago.

Interestingly, even with its oil windfall, 70 per cent of Angolans live on less than $2 a day, while recent Angolan government estimates show that 10 per cent of the country’s population are staring at a famine, due to drought and bureaucratic neglect.

Angola’s Defence is allocated more funds from the budget than health care, education and agriculture combined.

In 2012, the International Monetary Fund reported that at least $32 billion from oil revenue went missing from the federal ledger between 2007 and 2010. The country is also faring badly on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, with the latest findings ranking it 157 out of 176 nations.

In Zimbabwe, the script is the same with political patronage and lavish spending at the expense of the economy. President Robert Mugabe’s birthday has always been marked by fanfare and celebrations, especially within the ruling Zanu-PF party.

This year, during his 90th birthday celebrations, Zimbabwean media reported that the cost of the fete hit $1 million, in a country where more than half the population lives on less than $1 a day.

Showering praise

On the actual birthday, the state-owned Herald newspaper ran more than 20 pages of advertisements from state enterprises, government ministries and supporters showering praise on the veteran leader.

The event featured a giant birthday cake, multi-course meals and a music gala featuring top Zimbabwean artistes.

The Zimbabwean President addressed a crowd of 45,000 at the event in Marondera. The birthday cake, in keeping with the tradition, increased in weight by one more kilogramme to 90kg.

In monetary terms, the cake represented $1,000 for every year the octogenarian leader has lived, with sections of the Zimbabwean media reporting that the birthday cake cost Mbada Diamonds, a local diamond mining company, all of $90,000.

The event also saw 90 bulls slaughtered to honour the ageing leader. To further show the extravagance of the ruling family, the president’s daughter Zona Mugabe’s wedding to Simbarashe Chikore, was televised live by the state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.

The wedding apparently cost $5 million, and the President gave the newlyweds $100,000 as a cash gift and 55 head of cattle, while his longtime friend President Nguema gave the couple $35,000. Never mind that 60 per cent of the people of Equatorial Guinea live on less than $1 a day, despite the government earning billions of dollars oil revenue every year.

Zambian leader Michael Sata gave a gift of $4,000, Mbada Diamonds contributed $100,000 while the Zimbabwe police, represented by Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri, presented the newlyweds with $10,000.

The function was graced by Congolese crooner Koffi Olomide, South Africa’s Zahara and the Soweto String Quartet, who were paid thousands of dollars to provide the entertainment.

Mugabe’s former Finance minister Simba Makoni recently revealed that Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo, Commissioned two statues of Mugabe to be built by North Korea at a combined cost of $5 million.

One of the statues will be 30-feet high, made of bronze worth $3.5 million. It will be erected in the capital Harare; while the second, which will cost $1.5 million, will be erected in the proposed $3.8 million museum to be built in Mugabe’s rural Zvimba home.

Despite this lavish spending, Zimbabwe is $11 billion in loan arrears, and last month, the President was in China asking for a bailout as the country no longer qualifies for World Bank and International Monetary Fund loans.

Average salary

According to Forbes, the average salary in Zimbabwe stands at $250, but Cabinet ministers’ salaries top $40,000 a month. The World Banks’ latest poverty index report says that 72 per cent of Zimbabweans live on less than a $1 a day, and 60 per cent have no access to clean water, while the economy is shrinking.

In the 2013 UNDP Human Development Index, Zimbabwe was ranked 156 out of 187 countries, and described as a low-income and food-deficit country.

Despite Equatorial Guinea being one of the world’s top 30 oil producing countries, a baby born in this country has a slim chance of survival as Unicef estimates that 20 per cent of children die before reaching the age of five.

Over 60 per cent of the population lives in poverty, the average cost of health care is about $60, average wage is at $186 and more than half the population have no access to clean drinking water.

Transparency International, the corruption watchdog, has put Equatorial Guinea on the top 12 of its list of most corrupt states while a US Senate investigation into the Washington-based Riggs Bank found that President Obiang’s family had received huge payments from US oil companies such as Exxon Mobil and Amerada Hess.

In 2012, the New York Times reported that US police had seized assets belonging to Teodore Nguema Obiang Mangue, the President’s son. Among the seized items were a $2 million wine collection, a $180 million building in Paris, thought to have 101 rooms, including a Turkish bath, a hair salon, two gym clubs, a nightclub, a movie theatre and furniture worth $50 million.

Also seized were 11 luxury cars considered to be among the world’s most expensive — they included two Bugatti Veyrons, a Maybach, an Aston Martin, a Ferrari Enzo, a Ferrari 599 GTO, a Rolls-Royce Phantom and a Maserati MC12.

As at June 2013, the US Justice Department claimed that the younger Obiang had spent $315 million on properties and luxury goods between 2004 and 2011, buying private art collections, the world’s most expensive wines, a $3.7 million clock, a Gulfstream jet, and spending $2 million on Michael Jackson memorabilia.

Her husband

The amount Teodore spends on luxury is equating to three times the country’s combined budget for health and education.

In the same neighbourhood, despite Gabon being the third-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa, a third of the country’s 1.5 million population live on less than $1 dollar a day, yet President Ali-Ben Bongo and his father, the late Omar Bongo, have amassed wealth running into billions of dollars.

According to the Guardian, President Bongo has dozens of luxury homes in places like the French Riviera and a $120 million 14-bedroom town house in Paris.

During an investigation with kickbacks-related charges, French prosecutors found the Bongo family owned 33 properties in France alone, including a $27 million villa.

At one time, Ali-Ben Bongo’s wife, Inge, appeared on a US reality television show, Really Rich Real Estate, shopping for a $25 million mansion in California.

Before his father’s death, President Ali-Ben Bongo was the minister of Defence, while his sister, Pascaline was the head of the Cabinet. Her husband, Paul Toungui, was minister of Finance.

Despite the country’s billions of dollars worth of oil revenues, Gabon, is said to have fewer kilometres of tarmac road compared with the thousands of kilometres of oil pipelines, showing how this wealth has been skimmed off the public coffers.

Internationally, Imelda Marcos, former first lady of the Philippines has been synonymous with wealth, greed and excess.

According to the BBC, Mrs Marcos amassed a huge collection of art, jewellery, property and at least 1,000 pairs of shoes during her husband’s 20 years at the helm.

Among her art collections were paintings by Michelangelo, van Gogh, Cezanne, Rembrandt and Rafael. She also owned palatial homes in the US and the Philippines; silver tableware, gold necklaces and diamond tiaras. By the time her husband was ousted through a revolution in 1986, her estimated wealth stood at $10 billion.

 

 

Italy calls for help rescuing migrants as 40 more reportedly drown

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Rome 16/04/2015
 
 
There has been an increase in migrant ships heading to Italy
                                            Immigrants from Third World countries being helped from the sea
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS 
There has been an increase in migrant ships heading to Italy

Italy has called on the rest of Europe to share the burden of the growing migration crisis in the Mediterranean as there were reports on Thursday of 40 more deaths after an inflatable boat sank just off the Sicilian coast, with just four people reportedly surviving the catastrophe.

The demand for European-wide action comes just days after 400 people were killed after a boat capsized, and as the Italian coastguard announced that two of its vessels would reach Sicily on Thursday afternoon with almost 900 rescued migrants on board.

Paolo Gentiloni, the foreign minister, said that 90% of the rescue effort in recent weeks had fallen on the Italian navy, which responds to calls for help from migrant boats in international waters close to Libya.

“The emergency is not just about Italy,” he said. “We have a duty to save lives and welcome people in a civilised manner, but we also have a duty to seek international engagement.”

Four survivors of the latest tragedy told Italian police and humanitarian organisations that their inflatable vessel sank not long after leaving the coast of Libya for Europe with 45 people on board.

According to the men, who were picked up by the Italian navy vessel Foscari after they were spotted by an aircraft, the old inflatable boat quickly began losing air forcing the migrants into the water.

Another Italian ship, the Fiorillo, has 301 people on board following the rescue of a vessel in distress, and the Dattilo has 592 following six separate rescue operations that took place over two days.

Survivors of the disaster earlier this week in which 400 people died said the vessel sank after passengers surged to one side to catch the attention of a passing commercial ship.

About 8,500 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean between Friday and Monday alone. The warm weather and good sea conditions have led to a sharp increase in attempted crossings.

According to some estimates, this year’s death toll has already reached 909, compared with about 50 deaths in the same period in 2014, when Italy’s Mare Nostrum rescue mission was still in effect.

That programme has since been replaced by Europe’s Triton, a far less ambitious border patrol that monitors incoming vessels within 30 miles of the Italian coast.

Gentiloni called on the EU to increase funding for Triton. The Italian ministry of the interior, in the meantime, is scrambling to find ways to accommodate the migrants in areas across Italy, so that the southern parts of the country are not alone in finding housing for the new arrivals.

The Lombardy region has joined its northern neighbour in refusing the ministry’s requests.

“We’re not having it,” said the president of Lombardy, Roberto Maroni, the founder of rightwing Northern League party. He added that zero places would be made available as long as the the government maintained an “irresponsible” attitude of accepting migrants.

A UN spokesperson acknowledged that Italy was carrying “a big burden” on behalf of Europe. Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief – who is Italian – said she would convene a meeting of foreign ministers to discuss ways to improve coordination.

In Sicily, recently arrived survivors – including many women and children – described their harrowing journeys and their desire to escape poverty and violence, including threats from Boko Haram and Isis.

“I was scared,” Al-Haji from Gambia told CNN. . “I was taking a big risk. Either I enter Europe or I die.”

The head of the Northern League, Matteo Salvini, seized on the growing crisis in the Mediterranean as an opportunity to attack the EU.

“Europe remembers Italy when it wants to fine or tax us,” he said on Wednesday. “But when we need a hand to block an invasion – because it is an invasion - Europe couldn’t give a toss.”

He proposed that Italy oshould “go to north Africa to identify the real refugees”, and not allow migrants with iPhones who “swan around our cities laughing at those get up to go and work in the morning” from enjoying benefits that rightfully belong to Italians.

 

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Posted on 2nd November, 2014

Magna Carta 800 years on: recognition at

last for ‘England’s greatest export’

For centuries the importance of King John’s surrender in
1215 has been underplayed. Next year’s anniversary celebrations will be different:
 
Posted by The Observer and Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom. 
Posted  1st November 2014
Magna carta

 A woodcut of a picture from 1864 depicts King John and the barons(abattaka) at

Runnymede, Surrey, England in the year 1215. Photograph: Universal History Archive/Un/REX

 

Prepare for a surfeit of television historians strolling across a meadow in Surrey, gesturing into cameras. Plans are taking shape for lavish celebrations – including a host of TV and radio documentaries and books, and even a float at the Notting Hill carnival – of an anniversary that many hope will bring belated recognition to one of England’s greatest but most overlooked creations.

Eight hundred years ago next year, on 15 June 1215, on the banks of the Thames in Runnymede, an embattled King John met the English barons, who had backed his failed war against the French and were seeking to limit his powers. The weakened monarch had little choice but to witness the sealing of what some say is the world’s most important document, one that, symbolically at least, established a new relationship between the king and his subjects.

 

Thus the original Magna Carta, 3,500 words in Latin on a calfskin parchment, came into being, its enduring relevance confirmed in the many legal cases in which it is cited today. But while lawyers worship Magna Carta for laying the foundations for modern democracy, the defence of personal liberty and the protection of freedoms around the world, Britain largely ignores it. The 750th anniversary passed in 1965 with little fanfare. Plans for the 700th anniversary were abandoned due to the first world war. An appeal to the government for a national holiday next year, backed by many MPs, was rejected.

History as an academic discipline has also often been reluctant to pay homage. The 1214 battle of Bouvines, the decisive battle after which England was forced to concede it had lost most of its lands in France, a pivotal moment in the weakening of John’s position, has been described as “the most important battle in history that nobody has ever heard of”. And until recently Magna Carta was only on the periphery of the history syllabus. Even David Cameron, when asked on a US chat show, was unable to say what Magna Carta means in English (answer: “Great Charter”).

Runnymede also appears underwhelmed by its place in history. The only memorial to Magna Carta within the National Trust park that incorporates the meadow, bisected by a busy road, is a small, domed shelter built in 1957 by the American Bar Association. Two signs explain how the Pilgrim Fathers took a copy of Magna Carta with them, which helped Americans to frame their constitution, and how the document was used by Nancy Astor to promote universal suffrage, and by William Wilberforce and Abraham Lincoln to press for the abolition of slavery.

The absence of a more fitting British memorial is surprising. Apparently the National Trust feared that putting Runnymede on the cultural map would cause traffic problems.

“I’ve been wondering why that is [the absence of a visitor centre] for 20 years,” said Sir Robert Worcester, chairman of the Magna Carta 800th Committee who can trace his family back to the Pilgrim Fathers. He describes Magna Carta as “England’s greatest export”, and reels off the key tenets it has bequeathed to the world – “due process of law; no one is above the law; justice delayed is justice denied; no taxation without representation; the English Church shall be free”.

Worcester and his fellow enthusiasts hope 2015 will be the year Magna Carta gets the anniversary it deserves. Tens of millions of national lottery pounds are being poured into key Magna Carta sites across England. Websites have been constructed; commemorative gold coins and stamps are to be issued; a peal of bells will ring from churches; a series of lectures around the world, starting with one by Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, will emphasise the document’s enduring importance; the British Library will host the largest exhibition in its history; special songs and poems will be performed; Magna Carta will even get its own display at the Notting Hill carnival. The creation of a visitor centre near Runnymede could also become a reality. Worcester talks optimistically of signing a deal with Royal Holloway University, which is a couple of miles away.

However, capturing public interest remains a challenge. “Unlike other artefacts which may be a bit more sexy, it’s a piece of parchment with some rather unintelligible words written on it in Latin,” acknowledged Sandra Matthews-Marsh, chief executive of Visit Kent, the body that promotes tourism in the county keen to put itself on the newly launched Magna Carta tourist map.

“But the exhibition designers and curators we’ve appointed are really excited about the job. Their task is to bring the thing to life, not only to tell the story of why it was so important but what its relevance is today.”

It is a task in need of fulfilment. Last Thursday a British Asian family, father, mother, grandmother and three daughters, walked across the meadow at Runnymede and stood in front of the American Bar Association’s memorial. “What do you mean, ‘Is that all there is?’,” the mother hissed in response to a mumbled observation from one of her daughters.

For several minutes the family examined the signs and took selfies. Then they made their way back to the nearby car park and its National Trust tearoom. The US-built memorial stood unobserved in the autumn sunshine. Across the meadow came the roar of traffic, its drivers oblivious to the fact they were speeding past history.

Magna Carta? So what was that all about?

I’ve heard of it. Some Latin document written long ago. Didn’t David Cameron talk about it on a chat show once?

Yes. He was forced to admit he did not know what Magna Carta was in English.

Idiot. So what does it mean?

Great Charter.

Sounds impressive.

Indeed. Originally issued in 1215, it was the first document forced on to a king of England by his subjects as they sought to protect their privileges and limit his powers.

The first?

Yes, it was annulled by the pope nine weeks later. It was redrafted in 1216, 1217 and 1225. It was confirmed as English law in 1297, but most parts have been repealed.

Most parts?

Clause 1, securing the freedom of the English church; Clause 9, guaranteeing the “ancient liberties” of the City of London; and Clause 29, the right to due process, are still in force.

Due process. Sounds like an 80s pop band.

It was the clause that laid the foundations for the individual freedoms we enjoy today.

Remind me again what it says.

“No Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise destroyed; nor will We not pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the land. We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right.”

So we have Magna Carta to thank for cutting our monarchs down to size?

At the time it had little effect on curtailing monarchical powers, but it carried great symbolism. It gave succour to those opposing the king during the English civil war and helped lead to the rule of constitutional law throughout the English-speaking world.

Posted by Ninssiima:
  

To progress economically, Uganda needs to urgently accelerate the shift from high to

low-fertility and mortality rates.  

This was the main message that Innocent Owomugisha, from the Population Secretariat

(popsec), delivered during a training for journalists last week. Uganda’s population growth

rate is estimated at 3.2 per cent annually. Owomugisha, Popsec’s national programme officer,

said Uganda’s population would reach 130 million by 2050 if this rate continued – stretching

the country’s limited resources.

“Without a change in the high fertility rate of six children per woman, we are going to need

about 460,000 primary school teachers and 88,000 nurses by the year 2037,” Owomugisha

said.

Eva Nakimuli, a senior programme officer at Popsec, said that Uganda needed to focus

on sensitizing communities on the benefits of manageable families, if this scenario was to

change. This, she said, is possible through family planning, a choice made by couples

on the number of children to have and the length of time between their births.

“Increased investment in family planning will prevent unintended pregnancies, leading

to fewer births per woman, allow for better employment opportunities and keep girls in

school,” Nakimuli said.

While a big population can be advantageous to a country’s progress, as has been the

case for countries such as China, experts say that the most important demographic

issue for Uganda is age-related. Currently, Uganda’s age structure is skewed towards the

younger generation (those between 0-24 years) who make up over 70 per cent of the

population.

ninsiima@observer.ug

 

 

Zimbabwe President Mugabe, 90, falls down:
Publish Date: Feb 04, 2015

He had just returned from Ethiopia where he took over the rotating chairmanship of the African Union.

Africa's oldest leader, who turns 91 later this month, had concluded his homecoming speech when he tumbled to his knees on a short flight of stairs in an incident witnessed by journalists and hundreds of supporters.

He was quickly helped up by aides and walked to a waiting car.

 
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe speaks at the party's annual conference on December 17, 2016 in Masvingo determined to rule the African country until he is 100 years old. AFP PHOTO 
 
Mugabe took over the post of African Union chairman on Friday, replacing Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.
 
In his speech, Mugabe said he felt honoured that Zimbabwe was elected chair of the AU, pledging to use his position to push for development in the continent.
 
"The AU must be the engine of development in Africa. We should be the engine of development in Africa," Mugabe said.
 
"We want real progress to be achieved to develop all our countries."
 
He said "no African country" opposed Zimbabwe's elevation to lead the organisation.
 
The former liberation war hero is Africa's third-longest serving leader.
 
 "Your greatness resonates across Africa and beyond" read one card.
 
The leader also used the opportunity to lambast Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta for appearing before the International Criminal Court (ICC), when the AU had advised him against it.
 
"I told him that you will make your father's soul feel ashamed. We don't want to hear that again."
 
Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's founding president Jomo Kenyatta, was accused of crimes against humanity for his alleged role in the violence that followed the country's disputed presidential election seven years ago.
 
The charges against him were later withdrawn.
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The African citizens of Zimbabwe are so dull and stuck up that is probably why white people visited their country and took it over from them together with their human diginity and birth rights.

A Minister in Uganda Mr Byandala and four others have been jailed over Road building in the city of Kampala:

Minister Abraham Byandala is checked by a police officer at the Anti-Corruption

Court in Kololo, Kampala, yesterday.

PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA

 

 

A Minister in tears at court
By ANTHONY WESAKA

 

Posted  Wednesday, July 29  2015 

 

Uganda, Kampala. The Anti-Corruption Court last evening remanded to Luzira prison the Minister without Portfolio Abraham Byandala, in connection with more than Shs24 billion government lost in the botched upgrade of the Mukono-Katosi road.

Minister Byandala, alongside four other suspects, expected to regain their freedom upon taking plea, but the presiding Principal Grade One Magistrate Julius Borore had other plans.

The magistrate said he will hear their bail application on August 11 on grounds that interlocutory applications are heard on separate dates with plea taking.

His ruling stunned a host of defence lawyers led by Robert Kagoro, who protested that hearing of bail is a constitutional right and that no good reason was given as to why the magistrate could not hear their bail application for their clients.

Relatives of the accused persons shed tears as their people were driven to Luzira prison. The minister, who was brought to court shortly after 2pm, occasionally wiped his eyes with a handkerchief. 

Thirty minutes later, he was led to the fully-packed courtroom where two counts of abuse of office, one count of disobedience of lawful orders, and one count of influence peddling, were read to him.

In response to the charges, the minister who was clad in navy blue suit with a light blue shirt, replied: “Totally false.”

The other suspects

The other suspects charged before the Kololo-based court included Mr Berunado Kimeze, 54, the former acting executive director of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), Joe Ssemugooma, 54, the former acting director finance and administration at UNRA, Mr Apollo Senkeeto, alias Mark Kalyesubula, 45, a businessman and Isaac Mugote, former banker with Housing Finance Bank Ltd.

According to the charge sheet prepared and signed off by the Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja, the minister is accused of having abused his office while holding the Works ministry docket by a November 14, 2013 letter, when he directed the immediate signing of the contract between UNRA and EUTAW, an American construction firm that was contracted to upgrade the Katosi Road and yet the company lacked capacity to perform.

The IGG further accuses the minister, who was dropped from holding the Works docket in March this year, for having, in an August 27, 2014 letter, abused his office by ordering for the continuation of the works on the Mukono-Katosi road by Chongqing International Construction Corporation (CICO).

The ombudsman added that in so doing, the minister formalised the illegal sub-contract of the works with CICO by ensuring that an agreement is signed between EUTAW and CICO, thereby authorising UNRA to pay CICO directly well knowing that EUTAW had breached its contract with UNRA and yet the IGG had already halted the same process.

In a related development, court issued criminal summons for Mr Marvin Baryaruha, 45, a former legal counsel of UNRA for having failed to appear before court to also enter plea. According to the charge sheet, Mr Baryaruha faces one count of influence peddling, one count of abuse of office and one count of corruption.

Katosi Road scam time line

2010. Katosi road earmarked for upgrade by the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).

May 2010. Eutaw International Limited purchases bid documents. 

December 2010: Eutaw emerges best bidder. But the trails, like the legal documents submitted in bidding, however, described the Eutaw in Mississippi as completely different from the one in Florida. 

2010/2011: Mr Abraham Byandala appointed Works minister.

The project is shelved on grounds of lack of funds but constant meetings are held back and forth, including with President Museveni.

February 2012: The President directs the ministries of Works and Finance to accelerate discussions with Eutaw on the project. 

March 2012: UNRA ponders on re-tendering the project but the idea is shot down, officials revealed. 

November 2: Housing Finance Bank writes to UNRA confirming issuing performance security to Eutaw Constructions.

November 14: Mr Marvin Baryaruha, then the legal counsel of UNRA, writes back giving green light to the signing. 

January 28: UNRA deposits Sh24.7b to Eutaw’s account in Housing Finance Bank.

February 17: IGG writes to UNRA questioning the contract.

March 13: CICO deposits Sh500m on Eutaw’s account.

July 2: Eutaw writes to UNRA claiming that they were conned.

July 7: President Museveni commissions the road project in Mukono.

July 9: Secretary to Treasury Keith Muhakanizi writes to IGG to investigate deal.

August 31: The UNRA board suspends Mr Kimeze, Mr Ssemugooma, Mr Baryaruha and Mr Luyimbazi.

Compiled by Frederic Musisi

awesaka@ug.nationmedia.com

 

 

 

The confession of a former Fronasa Member and (NRM) during 1976/2015

 

Federalist Alliance for Democracy and Development in Uganda ( FADDU) has implicated Museveni and Raiti Omongin in the murderous rampage that gripped the nation during Amin's government. Amin was no angel and he also killed Ugandans but this was in response to what Museveni was doing to destabilize his government. Amin ordered the public execution of 13 FRONASA cells that took part in killing and kidnapping civilians forcing them in car boots.

Among those executed was Tom Masaba who carried out Museveni's orders of eliminating prominent Ugandans in 1970s. Those execute included William Nkoko from Busoga region, Joseph Bwtwari and James Karambi from Kigezi and Phares Kasoro an ex policeman from Toro.

On January 22 1972 a tribunal chaired by Lt. Col. Ozo heard the testimony as those captured confessed on how they were instructed by Yoweri Museveni to kidnap, torture and killed prominent Ugandans.

Tom Masaba and Nkoko made statements that those mostly involved in murdering people were mainly from the Uganda army and their cell was in Lugala Forest in Busoga and most of the FRONASA recruits were from Kigezi.

On leaving the training camps, most of these young men were arrested by Amin's security forces. They told Col. Ozo that they were operating in small cells disguise themselves as soldiers and abduct people.

The military tribunal that heard the confession included Col. Hussein Malela, Maj. Gabriel, Capt. Ssengendo, and Amin himself. Bishop Festo Kivengere approached Amin and asked him to pardon them but Amin refused.

On the execution day Tom Masaba told Bishop Kivengere " Bishop thanks for coming! I wanted to tell you, the day i was arrested, while in my cell, i asked the lord Jesus to come into my heart. He came in and forgave me all my sins, Heaven is open now and there is nothing between me and my God, please tell my wife and my children that i am gone to meet Jesus and warned people of being used to kill innocent people. Nkoko was publicly executed in Bugembe Stadium in Jinja. In justifying his actions, Amin on January 25th, 1973 told visiting businessmen from Bugisu, that if anyone involves himself in subversive activities whether he is a minister or not the will be put before a military tribunal and be executed.

On January 30th, 1973 Yusuf Abwooli from Mwenge in Toro was arrested at the Uganda Bookshop tea room by PSU he had a pistol and three magazines given to him by Museveni's FRONASA to kill prominent Ugandans in the city. Voice of Uganda on January 31st, 1973 Malibo said he was sent from Tanzania by a young Yoweri Museveni with several others to assassinate, kidnap certain important people in the country. He was told to assassinate Wanume Kibeddi, Edward Rugumayo, Yekosofati Engur, Col. Francis Nyangweso and he was in possession of their pictures.

On Feb. 4th, Yoweri Museveni told the British Newspaper the Observer that the people were arrested and executed near Mbale town belonged to FRONASA.

In Aug. 2009 Nkoko's remains were exhumed from a public cemetery and reburied at Kityerera in Mayuge district and Museveni told mourners that Nkoko was part of FRONASA.

Now Museveni says he brought peace. Yet he was the one killing and bringing war all along. He can tell those lies to the poor youth who were born under his watch.

 

So now we wait for the likes of Amama Mbabazi to confess 2015?

Hussein Amin.