CRIME PREVENTERS

AS A MILITARY POLICE FORCE

 

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

19/12/2015

 

Lwaki Banna

Uganda ate be basaba ssente z’obuyambi okusalwako?

May 03, 2014

 

 

 

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

 

Bya Abbey Walusimbi

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

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

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

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

Enjawukana zibizadde

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ebibiina bisseewo pulojekiti z’ensimbi

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

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

Amagezi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abbey Kigozi Walusimbi ye ssentebe wa NRM Diaspora League.

Email: awalusimbi@hotmail.com

 

 

The Western region of Uganda has taken lots of tax payers' money to develop its roadway infrastructure: 

A finished section of Ntungamo-Rukungiri road.

PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA 

KAMPALA.

The Uganda National Roads Authority (Unra) has in the last five years spent more than Shs3.8 trillion on the rehabilitation of 18 major tarmac roads and upgrading 12 others from murram to tarmac, with the lion’s share of money and kilometres worked on going to western Uganda.
Figures obtained from Unra in regard to 27 roads totalling 2,274.5km revealed that Western Uganda took within the region of Shs1.8 trillion, which represents 49 per cent of the roads money and 687.4km of road network which represents 30.22 per cent of the length of roads that were worked on.
Northern Uganda took Shs480.96 billion, which is 13 per cent of the funds and 386km, which represents 16.97 per cent of the total number of kilometres that were worked on in the said period.
Eastern Uganda got Shs598.67 billion, which is 16 per cent of total spent and 362km which represents 15.91 per cent of the total number of kilometres fixed.
The smallest potion of the money went to central Uganda, which got Shs466.3 billion, representing 13 per cent of the funds and 295km which represents 12.96 per cent of the length of roads worked on.
Roads shared across regions amounted to 544kms which represents 23.91 per cent of the total number of kilometres worked on.
The shared roads, include the 154km Masaka-Mbarara road, which is shared between central and western regions, the 123km Soroti-Dokolo-Lira road, which is shared by the east and the north, the 208km Kawempe-Kafu-Kiryandongo road, which is shared by central and northern regions and the 59km Kiryandongo-Karuma-Kamdin road, which is shared by the north and the west.

Rehabilitated roads
The 18 roads that were rehabilitated are mainly old roads which had been constructed by either the colonial or Obote I and II governments. These accounted for 1,176km of what Unra worked on.
The biggest share went to eastern Uganda, which besides the part it shares with northern Uganda along the Soroti-Dokolo-Lira road, took a total of 362km, representing a share of 30.78 per cent.
The second biggest share went to central Uganda which besides the Masaka-Mbarara and the Kawempe-Kafu- Kiryandongo roads, which it shares with western region, took 210km, representing 17.9 per cent
In third was western Uganda, which besides the Masaka-Mbarara road and the Kawempe-Kafu-Kiryandongo roads, which it shares with central region got a share of 124km representing 10.5 per-z cent.
Northern Uganda came out with the least number of rehabilitated kilometers, taking only 62, which represents 5.3 per cent.
Roads shared between the regions took a total of 421km, representing 32.8 percent of the roads.
In this story, we concentrate only on the roads that were worked on and completed over the past five years. There are a number of ongoing road projects across the country, which will be dealt with in a subsequent story.

New roads
Eight out of the 12 roads that were upgraded giving Uganda another 971.5 kilometres of tarmac are located in western Uganda, while three are located in the north. One is located in central Uganda, while one is partially located in the north and the east.
The new roads in western Uganda amount to 646.4 kilometres. These are the 83 kilometre Mbarara-Ishaka-Bwizibwera Road, the 104km Fort Portal-Bundibugyo-Lamia road, the 101km Kabale-Kisoro- Bunagana road, the 68 km Nyakahita-Kazo Road, and the 75km Kazo-Kamwengye Road.
Others are the 92km Hoima-Kaiso-Tonya road, the 88km Mbarara-Kikagati-Murongo road and the 36.5km Ishaka-Kagamba road.
The three new roads in Northern Uganda are the 92km Vurra-Arua-Oraba road, the 74km Gulu-Atiak road and the 35km Atiak-Nimule road.
The new road in central region is the 42km Matuga-Semuto-Kapeka road, while the one that lies in both the east and the north is the 123km Soroti-Dokolo-Lira road.
However, while most of the new roads are located in western Uganda, which is comprised of the Rwenzori, Bunyoro, Kigezi and Ankole regions, a closer look at the list of new roads reveals that the majority are in Ankole sub-region, where they form a network that connects all the districts to tarmac.
The roads in the network include the Lyantonde-Ibanda road which is also known as Kaguta Road, the Mbarara-Ibanda-Kamwengye road, the Mbarara-Isingiro-Kikagati road, Kabale-Kisoro- Bunagana road the Ishaka-Kagamba Road and the Ntungamo-Mirama Hills road. The Ntungamo-Mirama hills road is yet to be completed.
Besides the kilometres it shares with Tooro along the Kazo-Kamwengye road, Ankole sub-region took 191.4km which represents 35 per cent of the 545.4km of new roads, which went to western Uganda.
Tooro and Bundibugyo shared 104km, which represents 19 percent, while Bunyoro got only 92km, which represents 17 per cent of the share of new roads that went to western Uganda.
The only new road in Kigezi region is the 101 kilometre Kabale Kisoro Bunagana Road, which was completed in 2012.

Reactions
Busongora North MP, Nzonghu William (FDC), who is also the Shadow minister for Works and Transport, said it was “an act of selfishness” on the part of President Museveni and the ruling NRM not to distribute road infrastructure evenly.
“Even the road to (President) Museveni’s place, which is of no economic significance, was tarmacked. What is in greater Ankole? Only cows! It has no substantive resources that contribute to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), but it has a network of well tarmacked roads,” Mr Nzonghu said.
Hoima Municipality MP, Dr Lawrence Bategeka, (NRM), who is also the vice chairperson of the parliamentary Committee on the National Economy, acknowledged that there is issue with “distribution of infrastructure across regions” and questioned the criteria employed by UNRA in deciding which projects to work on and when.
“Some people use justifications, which some of us don’t agree with. They say a road must be busy. That it must have economic returns, but how do you expect a road to be busy or have economic returns when it is impassable?” he wondered.
Since tourism has been one of the major contributors to the economy over the last five years, failure to work on roads in Kigezi region, a gateway to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Elgon region, gateway to Mount Elgon National Park and those leading to the Murchison Falls National Park, or the road from Moroto to Kotido and Kaabong (gateway to Kidepo National Park), cast doubts over arguments that expected economic returns are a major determinant.
The tourism sector’s contribution to GDP has been on the rise over the last five years. In 2013 the sector’s contribution to the economy was Shs5.6 trillion, rising to Shs6.4 trillion in 2014. During the same period, the sector provided slightly over one million jobs starting with 551,100 jobs in 2013 and rising to 592,500 jobs in 2014.
During the same period, the sector saw 1,206,334 visitors come to Uganda in 2013, a figure which rose to 1,266,046 in 2014.
Dr Bategeka attributed the inequitable distribution to possible influence peddling on the part of some people in government.
“You can’t rule out (the role) of power centres in government. Those from certain regions are often at the centre of negotiations with donors. That might explain why some projects get the nod ahead of others,” he said, a charge denied by UNRA.
In an email communication with Sunday Monitor, Mr Allan Ssempebwa Kyobe, the media relations manager in the office of the Unra executive director, said Unra simply implements government decisions.
Decisions on which projects to be carried out and when are reached at a roundtable conference convened by the Ministry of Works once every five years for purposes of drawing up a five-year development plan.
“The decisions are made by government, which represents the people in many aspects, to ensure that the programmes are responsive to the national economic development plans. The Minister of Works and Transport oversees this social political aspiration on behalf of government,” he wrote.
Information available to Sunday Monitor indicates that the last round table conference was held in 2012 and attended by officials from both the Ministry of Works and Transport and those from Unra.
However, efforts to establish who exactly attended that meeting and assumed the ambiguous face of “government” to make the decisions that Unra is implementing proved futile.

Phone calls to the known mobile telephone number of the Ministry of Works and Transport spokesperson, Ms Susan Kataike, went unanswered, while text messages were not responded to.
Sunday Monitor has, however, established that though the next roundtable meeting had been scheduled to take place during the course of this year, it will not be taking place.

Officials in the ministry are said to have taken into consideration an announcement by Unra’s Executive Director, Ms Allen Kagina, at the end of June 2016 that the agency would not be taking on new roads projects due to both budgetary constraints and the need to first complete all the projects that she either found under implementation or those that she found at design stage when she assumed office.

The decision to put off the round table conference was also said to have been informed in parts by the March 2016 Kyankwanzi retreat’s decision to align government policies to the NRM party’s 2016 – 2021 manifesto and the resultant directive to civil servants, political leaders and NRM party leaders to work in tandem, a decision which the NRM’s Deputy Secretary General, Mr Richard Todwong, defended in a recent interview.
“We didn’t want any Ministry diverting or deviating from what we had promised. You don’t go through a national election then you surrender your government to civil servants. This time the party wants to be closer to government and be more responsible for what government does,” he said.

Distribution by region

Eastern Region
Region Amount (Shs) Percentage
Western 1.8 trillion 49
Northern 480.9b 13
Eastern 598.67b 16
Central Shs466.3b 13

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As Uganda has received a new hard working Minister of Works , there is hope that shipping across the oceans and lakes for Uganda will greatly improve to international standards:

 

FOR EXAMPLE THE SHIPPING CONTAINERS AS USED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM THESE DAYS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our shipping containers range from 6ft to 45ft and are always readily available at short notice. All shipping containers supplied by 1st Containers are constructed from weatherproofed steel, and are also vandal and rodent proofed giving maximum protection to any goods transported or stored within.

With such an array of different sized shipping containers always available with immediate effect, we have listed some of the more common uses for the appropriate sized units. Our team of in-house experienced technical engineers also do container conversions on a daily basis, and amongst the list below you will see some of the usage purposes that this area has to offer.

6FT CONTAINER
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8FT CONTAINER
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There are millions and millions of shipping containers.

  

 

10FT CONTAINERS
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20FT CONTAINER
A 1st Containers 20ft shipping container has an internal storage space of 1160 cubic feet. This size of container is the most secure and safe way to transport your larger goods, such as small machinery and anything up to a medium sized motor vehicle. They are one of the standard sizes used throughout the shipping industry and as well as a mode of transportation, when you consider the security and the weather resistance of a shipping container they are also fast becoming the number one choice for storage of similar goods as above. The 20ft shipping container from 1st Containers is a good sized used for additional working space for your business. Whether ordered as a temporary measure or as a permanent fixture, if your company has expansion in mind, these can become your additional office, fully converted by 1st Containers and also without the hassle of planning permission that an annexe style addition may require. From a conversion perspective, the uses are limitless. As a self-employed individual, you may need a workshop of this size, with the knowledge of having everything locked inside safe whilst you are off-site on business. They are the perfect size converted into a sales office for new development properties, as a medium sized toilet block, canteens and washrooms. The 1st Containers 20ft units are very adaptable and highly secure.

40FT / 45FT CONTAINERS
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It is not right not to be able to build proper ports and not be able to build marine shipping for the country's industries and commerce when there is plenty of water bodies all over this country.