Police in Mbarara has arrested a 40-year-old, Johnson Bindu over alleged theft and forgery.

 

The suspect, Bindu, a resident of Ishure cell in Bunyangabu county in Kabarole district was arrested by police on August 8, after presenting forged documents to withdraw money from an account in DFCU Bank.

 

Bindu had earlier withdrawn $30,000 (about Shs 101 million) from the account in the name of Azarius Baryaruha, a client of DFCU bank. The suspect reportedly withdrew the money from the said bank account on April 12.

 

On August 4, the same person attempted to withdraw $45,000 (about Shs 151 million) from the same account. However, a mismatch in information on the latest transactions raised suspicion because the account holder had just withdrawn $10,000 (about Shs 33 million) from the same account.

 

The transaction was henceforth put to a halt. Subsequent investigations revealed that Bindu was a fraudster who forged a passport and other identifications to steal from the genuine account holder. The signature on the forged documents could hardly be differentiated from the originals, according to police.

 

Taban Chiriga, the officer in charge of the criminal investigations and intelligence department said that the matter is still under investigation. The suspect is held at Mbarara Central Police Station.

 

DFCU Mbarara branch manager Justice Niwagira confirmed the development but declined to divulge details on the matter saying that this could jeopardize ongoing investigations.

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Some innocent citizens in this region are now reknown to stock paper money in damp bedrooms of their houses as a precaution against such long arms of the unemployed youths of Uganda!

 

 

 

Panicked European Empire faces its downfall over the influx of refugees:

By AFP

 

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Demonstrators burn a European Union flag during

a pro-migrant protest march in Kastanies on against

the fence of Evros intended to stop the flow of migrants

across the Turkey-Greece border.

AFP Photo

 

The never-ending flow of refugees to Europe from war-torn Syria and Iraq has handed the EU yet another crisis

 

Time is running out to solve Europe's refugee crisis with the unity of the continent hanging in the balance, top officials at the elite World Economic Forum in Davos said Friday.

The waves of refugees still making their way to Europe has been a hot topic at the Swiss ski resort, with opinions ranging from calls for an ageing Europe to seize an opportunity to stark warnings of impending disaster.

"We have a few weeks to concretely deliver our options... otherwise you have country-by-country solutions (and that is) the beginning of the dismantling for sure," Emmanuel Macron, the French economy minister, told an audience of billionaires and business leaders.

The never-ending flow of refugees to Europe from war-torn Syria and Iraq has handed the EU yet another crisis, following last year's debt battles with Greece and the face-off with Russia over Ukraine.

The confirmation that at least 44 migrants drowned off the coast of Turkey and Greece early on Friday cast its shadow over the usually upbeat Davos meetings.

Macron's bleak assessment followed a warning by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who said Europe only had six to eight weeks left to solve the refugee problem.

"When spring comes and the numbers quadruple, we cannot as the EU cope with the numbers any longer," Rutte said.

But Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said his fellow Europeans had overlooked migration coming to Poland from war-torn Ukraine, a burden not adequately acknowledged in Brussels, the EU capital.

"We are alone in handling this crisis," the eurosceptic Polish minister said, while adding that the refugees from Syria and Iraq, despite all the problems, were now safe.

EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini warned against the hypocrisy displayed by some EU member states that on one hand urged European solutions, only to reject them later as too generous for refugees.

"We risk this cycle that countries ask for European responses, then they prevent these European responses from taking place," she said, warning against using the crisis for electoral purposes.

'Panic' in Europe

Mario Draghi, the powerful head of the European Central Bank, said the refugees could be an "opportunity" to stimulate economic growth, but it was too early to tell.

"Our society will change, in which direction one can only guess," he said to a packed room in the Swiss ski resort.

George Soros, the 85-year-old financier and one-time refugee, told a dinner of big players that the numbers of migrants were now dangerously high.

"We have passed a tipping point where the influx reduces the capacity of the countries to assimilate or integrate the refugees," he said.

"There is panic (in Europe)," he said darkly.

But Helene Rey, one of Europe's up-and-coming economists, said it was not too late.

"It is an opportunity. You have to invest in the integration of refugees and you get a return on that investment down the road," said the French academic.

This view was echoed by the International Monetary Fund that said in a report released in time for Davos: "In the long run, the economic impact will depend on the speed of integration of refugees into the labour market."

US Secretary John Kerry called in Davos for a 30-percent increase in humanitarian funding from the United Nations for refugees.

This would bring the level of aid from $10 billion in 2015 to $13 billion this year, a State Department official said.

Kerry said President Barack Obama would host a summit on refugees at the UN General Assembly in New York later this year in a sign that the issue is sounding alarms worldwide.

Kenya, which has hosted refugees from Somalia and Sudan for decades, said Europe was merely getting a taste of Africa's problems.

"It is new for Europe, it is not new for the rest of the world," said Kenya's Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed.

"Maybe that mindset will change (in Europe), maybe it will shift so that you start looking at other people in the same way that you look at yourselves," she said.

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ENYONYI NAMAATO

Posted on 4th August, 2015

Will KQ survive the debt trap?

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One of the 47 planes Kenya Airways and KLM manage

 

By Othman Semakula

Posted  Tuesday, August 4  2015 

“This is bullshit,” Chris Kirubi, a Kenyan businessman and a key Kenya Airways (KQ) shareholder, scathed over a Shs796.7b loss that Mbuvi Ngunze, the KQ managing director had presented during an investor briefing in Nairobi, Kenya last week.

“Kenya Airways should be taken off the market, leave it for private investors… We need to buy out KLM, get them out and try to have an EAC common market strategy,” Kirubi said, highlighting to journalists that shareholders were not only concerned of continued non-dividend payment but also worried about the troubles that continue to bedevil one of Kenya’s largest investments.

Kenya Airways (KQ) has for at least three year posted losses, but the company’s negative fortunes continue to worsen jumping from a half year loss of Shs323.9b in 2014 to Shs796.7b for the year ended March 2014. In 2013 the airline posted a full year loss of Shs105.4b.

The losses have put the airline in a tight financial position with experts such as Aly Khan Satchu, a Nairobi-based financial analyst, warning that KQ might find itself in bigger trouble if the losses are not immediately arrested”.

“Whereas KQ is a good share, continued losses are wipping out investor confidence. The airline is borrowing heavily. This is not sustainable,” Satchu said in an email exchange.

Kenya Airways, according to the 2014 financials has Shs1.2 trillion in short- term loans, Shs496b owed to suppliers and Shs353.4b is cash due in advance of carriage. On the other hand, long-term loans stand at Shs2.9 trillion.

The airline during an investor briefing also announced it would borrow Shs620b from Afrexim Bank to finance its working capital with a view of embarking on a long term strategy to return to profitability.

At the Nairobi Stock Exchange the above announcements immediately impacted the KQ share declining by 7.3 per cent to sell at Shs195.3, before falling further to Shs176.7 at close of last week.

Similarly in Kampala the share fell by 0.81 per cent, closing the week at Shs246 at the Uganda Securities Exchange. 
However, the above figures, not considering the declines, suggest the KQ share is still trading at a premium if viewed against the company’s fundamentals including a huge debt burden and long durations of non profits.

Why KQ is posting losses
KQ’s falling fortunes, according to experts point at an ambitious expansion that has weighed heavily on its books. 
The airline, according to its 2014 financials has doubled its fleet cost, jumping to Shs802b with overheads rising to Shs795.7b.

KQ has grown its fleet number from 17 aircrafts in 2003 to 47 for the year ended March 2015.
According to Satchu, Kenya Airways has in a space of five years acquired 15 Embraer aircrafts from Brazilian manufacturer Embraer S.A and an additional three 787-8 Dreamliners from Dublin-based AWAS.

The Dreamliners, however, Kenya Airways said in May would be acquired through a lease agreement, conceding that underlying fundamentals would not allow it to buy the aircrafts directly from Boeing as earlier planned.

AWAS said in May it would purchase and leaseback the three Dreamliners to Kenya Airways with the first aircraft having been delivered on May 6, 2015.

A Dreamliner costs an average of Shs787.5b ($225m) and Kenya Airways which borrows to pay staff salaries, according to a February Barclays Bank Kenya investment report was in no shape to buy the aircrafts.

“Not considering the desire to expand, it would be foolhardy for KQ to buy Dreamliners given that Middle East carrier are buffeting on aviation numbers across the globe,” the report notes.

The airline, the report further notes has had challenges of growing its passenger numbers, amid travel advisories issued by mostly European countries.

Ebola, according to KQ also ate into its revenues, given that the airline had to suspend a number of flights to West Africa, one of its key revenue destinations.

Performance 
Despite posting a loss of Shs796.7b, Kenya Airways’ revenue increased by 3.8 per cent to Shs3.41 trillion.
However, the airline’s fleet costs doubled to Shs802b in the period considering that the airline signed a deal to acquire three Dreamliners, spiking overheads by 17 per cent to Shs795.7b.

The loss, which according to analysts was the highest in Kenya’s corporate history could minimally be hedged by a Shs176.7b fuel cost recovery that is likely to be realised in the near future.

“We have had turbulent times and this loss is obviously significant,” Ngunze said at a press briefing, “however it is important to know that we have made significant investments at a time when the industry is generally going through hard times.”

The performance has called into question KQ’s viability with some prominent shareholders, including Chris Kirubi calling for the nationalisation of the airline.

At Shs796.7b, the airline’s loss was nearly eight times the Shs105.4b net loss it reported in the same period in 2013. 
Standing at Shs5.8 trillion, KQ liabilities have outstripped the airlines’ assets, which are currently valued at Shs5.6 trillion.

The airline, however, continues to operate, relying on additional debt to meet its obligations, including paying employees’ salaries and suppliers whom it owed Shs616.9b by end of March.

KQ ownership 
KQ is 29.8 per cent owned by the government of Kenya with Dutch carrier KLM, owning a 26.73 per cent stake. 
The rest of the shares are held by private owners with the company’s stock traded on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, and the Uganda Securities Exchange.

Tit bits on kq

Kenya Airways was founded in 1977, after the dissolution of East African Airways. The carrier’s head office is located in Embakasi, Nairobi with its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

As of January 2013, Kenya airways was ranked fourth among the top 10 carriers that operate in Africa by seat capacity, behind South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and EgyptAir. 
Accidents and incidents
As of October 2014, Kenya Airways has had two fatal accidents and two hull loss accidents.

On July 10, 1988, a Fokker F27-200, registration, approached the runway too fast and made a belly landing at Kisumu Airport, skidding down the runway for some 600 m (2,000 ft).
On July 11, 1989, a Boeing 707-320B, overran the runway at Bole International Airport following a brake failure.

On January 30, 2000, Flight 431 scheduled for Abidjan–Lagos–Nairobi, plunged into Atlantic Ocean a minute after it had taken off from Abidjan’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport. There were 179 people aboard, of whom 10 were crewmembers. Most of the occupants were Nigerians. 169 people perished.

NUMBERS 
Shs796.7b 
The loss in Shillings that Kenya Airways posted for the year ended March 2014.

Shs246 
The amount in Shillings that the Kenya Airways share sold at the close of last week at the Uganda Securities Exchange.

47 
The number of aircrafts currently owned by Kenya airways.

REPUBLICANISM AND MORNACH

Posted on 17th April, 2015

The Court case file for musicians accused of disturbing Museveni’s peace goes missing from the Uganda Ministry of Justice:  

David Mugema and Jonathan Muwangunzi

David Mugema and Jonathan Muwangunzi are charged with offensive communication and abetting offensive communication. PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA 

By BETTY NDAGIRE

Buganda Road Chief Magistrate's Court has threatened to dismiss a case against two local musicians accused of disturbing President Museveni' peace through a song.

David Mugema and Jonathan Muwangunzi are charged with offensive communication and abetting offensive communication.

In a session presided over by Grade One magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu, the state prosecutor, Mr Abdul Salam Waiswa, told court that he did not have the case file because he lost touch with the investigating officer.

“I don’t know the status of the case because we lost touch with the investigating officer,” Mr Waiswa told court.

This prompted Ms Kamasanyu to give state the last adjournment to April 13 with an order that failure for prosecution to present witnesses will lead to dismissal of the case.

Prosecution states that the two artists between 2015 and 2017 at Salama road Makindye division in Kampala District unlawfully and repeatedly composed, recorded, produced and electronically communicated through social media a song entitled " Mzee Wumula" where they attacked the person and age of the President Museveni.

bndagire@ug.nationmedia.com

The Monarch rule together with the Republican rule in a modern country of Uganda:

Customs seizes copies of Oloka-Onyango book ‘Controlling Consent’

 

The book

 

 

Uganda Government has seized copies of the book “Controlling Consent” by Centre for Basic Research (CBR) for what it called false declaration. The authors of the book are accused of having falsely declared that the book is an education book when it is a political book.

The book, edited by Makerere Law Professor J Oloka-Onyango and Josephine Ahikire from the School of Women and Gender Studies, was published in the aftermath of the controversial 2016 general election won by President Yoweri Museveni. 

“Scandalous!! The book – ‘Controlling Consent’ on Uganda’s 2016 elections – has been seized,” tweeted Dr Busingye Kabumba also from Makerere University. He went on to explain that they were told “CBR made a ‘false declaration’ to the effect that the book was ‘educational’ when it is in fact political.”

Centre for Basic Research were informed by customs that “take notice that your consignment of 668 books has been seized and is liable for forfeiture in accordance with the provisions of the East African Community Customs Management Act, on the following grounds: Section/Offence – 203 False declaration,”

The last time a book was banned and its copies seized was in 2010 when copies of the book, “The Correct Line? Uganda Under Museveni” by Olive Kobusingye were intercepted at Entebbe Airport.

 The Correct Line? Uganda Under Museveni showed that it was an audit or diagnosis of Museveni’s Sowing the Mustard Seed. Most of the references it uses are derived from Sowing the Mustard Seed. It holds Museveni against his every promise in Sowing the Mustard Seed and concluded that his political accountability has fallen flat.

`Controlling Consent: Uganda’s 2016 Elections’

In the book, the academicians  say cracks are developing in President Museveni’s relations with the West, citing a growing forcefulness in criticism from the donors and Museveni’s equally forceful response to them.

The academicians say a decision on removal of the presidential age limit and the changing geopolitical dynamics will determine the future of Museveni’s relationship with the West.

In their view, removal of the presidential age-limit is certain to jeopardise Uganda’s democratic progress. But, they say, it is unlikely to hurt the alliance between Museveni and the donors in any significant way.

For donors to withdraw their support altogether, Museveni would first have to become “more of a liability than an asset in pursuing their interests”, they say in the conclusion of their multi-themed book titled ‘Controlling Consent: Uganda’s 2016 Elections‘. The authors are mainly academics from Makerere University in Kampala.

Additionally, they would have to “grow too weary of his tactics of blackmail and find a suitable alternative “big man” in the region to replace him with”, notes part of the 540-page anthology, which inquires into the disputed 2016 general polls and what they portend for the future of Uganda.

“Over the last 30 years donors have developed a critical stake in the NRM regime from which they have found it difficult to disentangle,” the book notes in its introduction.

“While Museveni has over the years become more abusive, disdainful and even dismissive of them, the donors still believe that he is their best option to retain “peace and stability” in Uganda, as well as to play a crucial role on the issue of security and containing the terrorist threat in the wider Eastern Africa/Greater Horn region.

The President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni receives the EU Commissioner for Human Aid and Crisis , HE Stylianides Christos , EU Ambassador Kristian Schmidt together with their delegation shortly before a meeting at State House Entebbe on Nov. 10.

 

“Will the same considerations still apply as we move on to 2021…Will donors continue to back him even after (or rather, when) he lifts Article 102(b) from the Constitution?” that, the book says, is the million dollar question.

 

Uganda’s leading donors have, however, remained silent over nascent manoeuvres to remove age limit.

An official at the European Union (EU), the country’s top donor, said they could not comment on it in December.

But as the West has criticised him and sought to decrease direct support to Kampala, Museveni has sought and found new sources of aid from the likes of China, Russia and even North Korea.

As academicians see it, these have relieved Museveni of the burden to constantly reinvent himself to curry favour with Western donors, which he has done all of his three decades in power to date.

Museveni is ineligible to run again in 2021 unless Article 102(b) of the Constitution is amended.The Article states a person is not qualified for election as President unless he or she is not less than 35 years and not more than 75 years of age. Museveni will be 77 years old by the time of the next election.

According to Controlling Consent, removal of the presidential age limit is the only remaining hurdle in Museveni’s apparent bid for a life presidency.

“If age limits are removed from our Constitution – as they will eventually be – there is no way in which we can look forward to a deepening democracy in Uganda because it implies that the semi-accountable presidency we now have will be replaced with an imperial presidency with no possibility of peaceful change,” according to Prof. Joe Oloka-Onyango, the book’s co-editor.

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editor@independent.co.ug

 

Kijanangoma, a prince of Toro Kingdom rules out reconciliation with Oyo, the King of Toro Kingdom, Uganda.

 
By  RUTH KATUSABE 

 

Posted  Friday, April 17  2015 
Kabarole, Town, Tooro Kingdom.
 Prince David Kijanangoma has vowed not to yield to a request by King Oyo and his camp who are seeking reconciliation.

Prince Kijanangoma caused a storm in Tooro Kingdom when he disowned his cousin, King Oyo, accusing him of, among others, of abdicating his kingdom duties to stay in Kampala. He announced his takeover of the institution.

Last week, Princess Bagaya, the paternal auntie of King Oyo, met Prince Kijanangoma at Rwenzori Travelers Inn in Fort Portal Town. Prince Kijanangoma confirmed the meeting but said: “It was not a planned meeting.”

He added: “My camp is not ready to reconcile, there is no reason for reconciliation because for the 23 years Oyo has been reigning, his administration has done more harm evicting tenants and grabbing kingdom assets instead of the kingdom regaining its glory.”

editorial@ug.nationmedia.com

THE FUTURE OF THE STATE OF BUGANDA

Posted on 16th August, 2014

   

 Professor Eric Kashambuzi

Ssabawandiisi wa 

Uganda Democratic

Federation

 

On 8 Aug 2014,

By Eric Kashambuzi <kashambuzieric@gmail.com>:

 

The First World War which many believe should not have happened began in 1914, a hundred years ago. It is being commemorated this week.Despite the suffering Uganda has gone through with wars since 1966, and the devastating evidence from wars elsewhere, there are still some Ugandans including Sejusa, Kafero, Amii Otunnu and Kuloba who are still insisting that the only way to unseat NRM regime is through another war. These people have no mandate and cannot individually or with a handful of supporters declare war on Uganda. They have formed dubious organizations to hoodwink Ugandans that they have a sizeable number of followers and therefore can declare war. We need to know what these organizations are and who runs and supports them.The devastation of World War I outlined below will hopefully change the mind of those Ugandans still preparing for an unjust war.WWI expected to last a short time in victory lasted nearly five years and ended up ripping Europe asunder and slaughtering nearly the entire generation and the brightest. Nearly everyone lost a family member or a friend.

The political, economic and social fabric was destroyed. The catastrophe was of unbelievable proportions.The Great War as it is popularly known that was fought to end all wars instead laid the foundation for yet another more devastating WWII.

Below are statistics of what happened during WWI that should persuade Ugandans not to engage yet in another war but come together and form People Power under able and patriotic leaders, not the ones we have bent on keeping the opposition divided as the upcoming meeting of opposition parties in Europe will do indirectly backing the NRM regime they are hugely benefiting from.

The precise cost of World War I will probably never be known. Here is what we know.1.     Germany lost 1, 808, 545 people while 4,247,143 were wounded;2.     France casualties have been estimated at 5,000,000 of whom 1,835,300 were dead or missing;3.     The American casualty figure stands at 325,876, of whom 115,660 lost their lives;4.     

The total losses of British Empire stood at 3,260,581, including 947,023 dead and missing. On the Western Front alone , British and Dominion casualties were 2,690,054;5.     Between half a million and two million Russians died while 3,409, 433 Russians were captured and 228,838 went missing;6.    

 Austria-Hungary lost 905,299 dead and 837,483 went missing;7.     The Spanish influenza killed some 50 million people worldwide.The information was obtained from Andrew Wiest (2014) and Peter Simkins et al., (2014).

The principal purpose of providing these figures is to illustrate especially to Ugandans that rushing into war as we are being incited by power hungry individuals could be suicidal.

Ugandans must therefore think long and hard before venturing into another war and should that happen it must be a just war.

 

Eric Kashambuzi 

 

Amin mu 1970/80 wano e Uganda, yadibaganya ebyenfuna abantu ne badda mu magendo!

By Edward Sserinnya

Added 28th October 2016

 

Amin ku kkono mu byambalo by’amagye ng’ayogera n’akakiiko akaali kagaba bizinensi ez’enjawulo.

 

OMUNTU bw’owulira abantu abalemedde e South Sudan, amasasi gye gasiiba gaseka n’okulaba abo abatikka emmaali mu Kisenyi ne ku Arua ppaaka nga balumba ng’enjogera y’ennaku zino bw’eri obatenda emitima emigumu n’okubeewuunya.

Abeewuunya aba tamanyi byafaayo by’abasuubuzi ba Uganda omuli ne Pulezidenti wa Uganda lwe yalagirako babakube amasasi n’okubatuuzaako ennyonyi nnamunkanga ne bafiira mu nnyanja kyokka abasigadde ne bagenda mu maaso n’obusuubuzi buno obw’omusaayi!

Okuva leero EDWARD SSERINNYA agenda kukutuusaako engeri abantu gye baatundanga obulamu nga batambuza amagendo era gy’anaamalira ng’akuttottoledde n’amagendo agaliwo leero. Abantu abaamira ppini olowooza batandise ku mulembe guno?

Bw’oba okirowooza bw’otyo tomanyi biki byaliwo ku mulembe gwa Idi Amin ogw ‘amagendo’ wakati wa 1973 ku 1979.

Ataagalabako oyinza okulemwa okugeraageranya obulumi abantu bwe baayitamu naye kitwalire mu mbeera y’olutalo lw’amagye agalina emmundu, ennyonyi ennwaanyi n’amaato amalwanyi nga galumba omuntu waabulijjo atalina wadde ekikongoliro!

Olwo lwe lutalo lw’Amagedo olwali wakati w’amagye ga Amin ng’agalemesa abantu okutwala ebyamaguzi n’okubiyingiza mu ggwanga olw’okubalanga okutunda ebintu ebweru ne bafiiriza gavumenti ssente ze yandiyingizza, bo abantu baabulijjo ne bazezza.

Kyokka Amin bwe yayisa ekiragiro, ky’okuttirawo awatali kubuuza oyo yenna alabibwako ng’akukusa amagendo oba okukwatibwa nago kino kyassa obulamu bw’abantu naddala abaatambuliranga ku nnyanja mu katyabaga nga bateebereza buteebereza nti otambuza magendo olwo ne bakuwereekereza amasasi.

 

Pulezidenti Idi Amin ne Major Bob Astles.

 

Amagendo kye ki?

Amagendo by’ebyamaguzi ebikukuse okuyingira oba okufuluma eggwanga. Abeenyigiranga mu busuubuzi bw’ebyamaguzi bino ebikukuse nga bayitibwa Bannamagendo nga n’omulimu gwo baguyita kukola magendo. Amagendo era gaabanga ebintu ebitakkirizibwa kutundibwa oba omuntu ng’atunda ebintu by’atakkirizibwa kutunda.

Gaatandika gatya?

Al Haji Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala, eyeerabirako n’agage ku busuubuzi bw’amagendo agamba: Amin we yatwalira obukulembeze bwa Uganda nga January 25, 1971 okuva ku mukama we Milton Obote buli kimu kyali kitambula bulungi era n’awagirwa n’amawanga okwali Bungereza, Yisirayiri n’amalala.

Yisirayiri yakola kinene okuyamba Amin naddala okumuwa ebyokulwanyisa era olwo abo be baali batendeka amagye gaffe.

Amin eyatandikira mu ky’oyinza okuyita ‘Hani muunu’ yagimalamu akaseera katono, n’atabuka n’abaali mikwano gye Abazungu nga kino ky’ava ku kugoba Bayindi.

Teyakoma awo n’Abayisirayiri n’abeefuulira oluvannyuma lw’okugoba Abayindi, olwo Gaddafi n’afuuka mukwano gwe.

Mu 1972 yalangirira kye yayita olutalo lw’ebyenfuna lwe yagamba nti lugenderera kuzza byabusuubuzi mu mikono gy’Abaddugavu era kuno kwe yasinziira okugoba Abayindi ng’ayagala Abaddugavu bafuuke bamafutamingi, bannaggagga.

Abazungu mu kunyiiga, olwo ne bateeka ku Uganda nnatti, nga zino zaakosa nnyo ebyenfuna, Uganda n’etuuka ekiseera nga tekyasuubula butereevu mu mawanga g’Abazungu, ng’amawanga ga Bulaaya gasibidde Uganda ekikookolo.

Okuva awo ebintu byatandika okwonoonekera Amin ebyenfuna bya Uganda ne biserebera ddala, olwo ebyamaguzi ng’emmwaanyi, ppamba, kooko, ekikomo n’ebirala nga Uganda tekyabitunda butereevu mu mawanga ga Bulaaya wabula ng’ebiyisa mu nsi ndala ezibigitundirayo.

Okwo kw’ogatta amawanga gano agamu okugaana okuwola Uganda.

 

John Musira omumyuka wa ssentebe wa Bugisu Cooperative Union.

 

Ekyavaako Amagendo

Sulaiman Luyimbaazi Luswa kansala w’abakadde mu munisipaali y’e Makindye azze agoberera ebyafaayo bya Uganda, wuuno annyonnyola:

Obuzibu we buva Amin kwe kugoba Abayindi mu 1972, amakolero gonna ge baali bakolamu yasalawo okugawa Bannayuganda okugaddukanya, wabula tebaalina bukugu busobola kugaddukanya.

Tosaanye kwerabira nti, mu kiseera ekyo ebintu byonna ebyali bikozesebwa mu maka nga bikolebwa wano mu makolero g’Abayindi, olw’obutaba na bukugu buddukanya makolero, ekyaddako kwali kugwa kwa makolero agasinga, olwo ebintu ebikozesebwa mu bulamu obwa bulijjo nga ssukaali, omunnyo, ssabbuuni n’ebirala ne bifuuka bya kkekkwa.

Amin yayagala okusigala ng’alaga ensi nti wadde baamusibako nnatti naye akyasobola okweyimirizaawo.

Gavumenti yagaana abantu okwegulira ebintu ebweru, olwo n’esalawo yo okukwata ebintu ng’ebitunzanga abantu kyokka ng’ebapimirako bupimizi, basobole okubikekkereza bireme kuggwaawo mangu.  

Gavumenti yalonda abantu babale mu buli kitundu nga bano be baatundanga ebikozesebwa mu maka nga ssabbuuni, omunnyo, ssukaali n’ebirala era baabitundanga buli Lwakutaano nga byakusimbira nnyiriri.

Nga bwe biggwawo nga tonnafuna ate ng’olinda Olwokutaano olujja! Abantu lwe baayozesa amapaapaali

Embeera embi ly’essomero ly’okuyiiya, n’embeera eno yayigiriza abantu ba wano okwozesa ebikoola by’amapaapaali oba okusekula ebibajjo by’omugavu n’okuba ekyovu kyabyo n’obikozesa mu kifo kya ssabbuuni, okunnyika evvu ne baliggyamu amazzi ne bagukozesa ng’omunnyo n’okusekula ebikajjo amazzi ago ne bagafumbamu caayi!

Ekyaddirira bantu kwekyawa olwo amagendo ne gatandika, abantu ne batandika okukusa ebintu nga babiyingiza wano, ate olw’okuba baali tebakkirizibwa kubitunda ne babitundiranga wansi w’ebitanda.

 

Sebaggala eyaliko Mayor we Kampala emirundi 2

 

OKUKUSA EMMWAANYI

Emmwaanyi za Uganda ezaali zissiddwaako nnatti, abantu baayiiya okuzikukusa ne bazitunda mu mawanga ag’omuliraano olwo gano ne gazitunda nga ezaago.

Ky’olina okujjukira nti mu biseera ebyo buli ggwanga lyaweebwanga obungi bw’emmwaanyi lye lirina okutunda ku katale k’ensi yonna ng’obungi bwe baliwa businziira ku bungi bw’emmwaanyi ze bakungula.

Olw’ebizibu Uganda bye yalina mu byenfuna yali erina okutunda emmwaanyi ezisinga ku mutemwa ogwagiweebwa kyokka nga kino kirina kukolebwa Gavumenti si bantu baabulijjo.

Mu katabo ka Drum akaafuluma mu 1974, mu kiseera kino Uganda yali yeesigamye ku kugula ebintu e Kenya ate nga bya buseere era nga bitundibwa mu mbeera ya ‘Gula oba oyagala, oba toyagala togula’ okugeza essaati e Kenya egula 30/-, nga mu Uganda bagitunda 105/- ate essuuti eyagulanga 80/- nga wano bagitunda 285/- enjawulo eyo mu kiseera ekyo yali nnene ddala.

Amin eyali akaziddwaako erya ‘Majegere ya Afrika’ yakyogera nga lunnye nti, kaagobye Abayindi olutalo lw’ebyenfuna alulinnyeeko n’agamba ‘Kati Abaddugavu kababukale mu bizinensi zaabwe awatali abakuba ku mukono’.

Abantu abaasinga okufuna mu mbeera eno baali bakulu mu magye n’abakungu mu gavumenti, abantu nga bafuna si lwa kukola nnyo wabula okubaako n’olujegere olubayunga ku gavumenti.

Mu nnaku eno abantu gye baayigira n’obuyiiya nti oyinza okusekula ebipapajjo by’omugavu n’oyaza engoye, ebikoola by’amapaali nabyo byoza n’ebintu ebirala Amin ku kkono mu byambalo by’amagye ng’ayogera n’akakiiko akaali kagaba bizinensi ez’enjawulo.

Pulezidenti Idi Amin ne Major Bob Astles. John Musira the amyuka ssentebe wa Bugisu Cooperative Union. olw’ebbula lya ssabuuni!

Sebaggala alaze embeera eyaliwo Hajji Nasser Ntage Ssebagala annyumya: Akalya amaggwa ke kamanya bwe kagakyusa ne Amin yatetenkanya okulaba ng’atambuza eggwanga mu mbeera enzibu bweti.

Mu kuwa bizinensi z’ Abayindi Abaddugavu, nange nafunamu kuba Amin yampa edduuka lya New Fabricano ku luguudo lwa Kampala, bino byonna byali bikyusa ebyenfuna by’eggwanga.

Amagendo agaasinga okwenyigirwamu ennyo gaali ga mmwaanyi era nga zitundibwa Kenya, era okusinga zaayitanga ku mazzi okuggyako abo abagagga ennyo abaagayisanga ku nsalo naddala eya Uganda ne Congo oba Uganda ne Rwanda.

Abaavu abaatwalanga kkiro 100 ku 500, abo nga bayisa ku nnyanja nga bakozesa amaato!

 

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Naye nga bwe bakukwatako ng’eyiyo basima (entaana) kubanga Amin yali ayisizza etteeka nti akwatibwa n’amagendo attibwe buttibwa awatali kuwoza. Mu kuyisa etteeka lino, yatondawo n’ekitongole ekirwanyisa amagendo ekya Anti-Smuggling nga kikulirwa Omuzungu Lt. Maj. Bob Astles, kino kyalina amaato ku nnyanja nga kibeera kirawuna ennyanja yonna, nga kirina n’ennyonyi nnamunkanga nayo eyakozesebwanga mu kulawuna ennyanja Nalubaale.

John Musiira amyuka Ssentebe wa Bugisu Cooperative Union agamba, nti okuva mu 1976 okutuuka ku 1980 waabangayo amaka mangi agataalyanga munnyo.

Gavumenti ye yaguzanga abantu ebintu, kyokka ng’ekukomako ku bintu by’okugula si nsonga olina ssente mmeka Ssukaali nga togula kusussa kkiro bbiri, ssabbuuni nga wa bitole era bye wafunanga ng’olina okubikozesa wiiki nnamba okutuuka lwe baddamu okutunda anti baatundanga buli Lwakutaano. Kyokka jjukira byabanga bya nnyiriri era waabangawo abataafunanga!

Ebintu ebyakolanga mu bulamu obwabulijjo nga bigulibwa aba Foods and Beverages olwo ne babisaasaanya mu bantu abassibwawo okubitunda mu bitundu eby’enjawulo. Mu mbeera efaanana bw’eti amagendo mwe gaasimbira amakanda.