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Press Release: Cabinet Stops Live Broadcast Media Coverage of the Opposition-Led “Defiance-Campaign” (05.05.2016)

OPM Press Release 05052016

#SitukaMay5: The thoughts I have after the first of Demonstrations

Tear Gas 0505.2016

Many and many more will say it is pointless, many many more will say it wasting of business and destroy tourism industry. Many Many more will say that the Demonstration does not hurt the NRM. Let me counter those men. If it didn’t hurt the National Resistance Movement, why would they get French speaking deployed men in streets of Kampala? Why would they send 3 Sukhoi Su-30Mk2 Russian Fighter Jets to fly low over Kampala?

And why would they send Police Force to House-Arrest Lord Mayor Lukwago, MP Elect Mwijkye and Dr. Besigye. If it didn’t matter why towns and many parts of Kampala would be filled with tear-gas! As this happen why would they detain so many citizens on the spot and take them away? If the demonstration wasn’t a priority why would the NRM use so much space on early broadcast to warn against it?

Jim Muhwezi Press Conference 05052016

Why would men like Hon. Muhwezi of NRM and Ministry of Information and National Guidance together with Uganda Communication Commission warn media on covering the Demonstrations and the FDC in general as they tried to sound like Musevenist; who already we’re bent their knees to his power! The same as IGP Kayihura who just follows orders and recently said the same that the Media should not cover the Defiance Campaign! So the Authorities use all methods to intimidate fellow citizens.

They use Airplanes, Army and the Police Force. They detain activist and hurt fellow citizens as the footage and pictures all day have shown the world of their actions. The International Media cares about the proposed ban from the Media, not the detained, not the violence of the Police Force or even maybe connection between the French Speaking Army and the M23.

Dr. Kizza Besigye Quote Outspend

People have again claimed that Besigye and FDC is wrong as the NRM deservedly won the elections, well if they did so why does they still need to intimidate the population instead of being a legitimate power? Well, the Opondo, Tumwebaze or Muhwezi can’t answer that with a straight face as they are so into the pockets of their master that they don’t want to see the truth.

That people who are Red-Tops get taken from Central Kampala and detained as well. The arrests in Bushenyi, the tension in Mbarara, the closed shops of Rukungiri; the general feeling is that Demonstrations have proved their point that the intimidation does not stop the will of Ugandan people to counter the regime. This morning, the police arrested the former FDC Entebbe Municipality parliamentary Mr. Alex Gitta Mulibanga, he is now the Express Football Club head coach, the FDC Entebbe Municipality chairman Mr. Peter Othienor and other 4 members were picked from FDC Entebbe Municipality office and are now detained at Entebbe Police Station. Also police arrested FDC Kyambogo university students led by Moses Aguuda, the FDC Kyambogo University Chapter Chairman and also FDC National Youth League secretary for Foreign Affairs, Joshua Akoyoyi, the Kyambogo university students’ Guild Speaker, Ambrose Mukwaya and Paul Okuni who are now being detained at Jinja road Police Station.

FDC 05052016 P2 Kampala

This demonstration is not about FDC or Besigye, even if they are behind it. It is about basic human rights and the will of the people to have the opportunity to pick and vote for their leaders. Not the ones handpicked and pocketed by the Executive, President Museveni who have done like that since 1986. Time for a change of guards and somebody who cares about the people, not a giant army and using Police Force to detain fellow citizen who disobey his will!

That the US Mission to Kampala slams the Media Ban is ironic as they does not speak high about the other values as the capital and other towns are filled with tear-gas! Where Anti-Riot Police and the Army is deployed to dispersed the demonstration. Why not condemn that to, not only the ban on the media, is the people or the press the most important, I may ask? 

Right now seems that the extra allocation of funds to Post-Election Violence even though I am sure the Army Operation in Rwenzori and Rwenzori Sub-Regions have used the money and that they know are using funds that are expected to go to other public functions that they can let-go off. That Charles Rwomushana now speaks the tone of the Government is not strange, as he has to eat humble pie after saying his sources knew that Christopher Aine where dead at one point, secondly because of that it’s not too easy to take his analysis seriously.

Kampala 0505.2016 Rain Moses

So the actions of the Government, their Security Organization and other connected to the Ugandan Authorities should know that this is the first day and not the last. This is the beginning and we who feels the Leadership and current National Resistance Movement is a Police State and Totalitarian government that serves President Museveni; that does not serve the purpose of the state. The State of the Government is now fully going into intimidate fellow citizens with fighter jets from the Army, tear-gas, deployed army with guns as the size of a boom-blaster and people detained while peacefully demonstration for their rights.

So Mr. President Museveni, get your mind right. These men you can detain them, you can make them scatter, but their ideals and their feeling for true justice does not go away with your violence and Post-Election violence as you terrorize the ones you are supposed to represent. They don’t feel you represent them as you have violated their liberty, their freedom and feeling of justice. Peace.

Dr. Kizza Besigye Statement: “Today, was the first day of demonstrations in demand of an Independent Audit of the 2016 presidential elections” (05.05.2016)

Kasangati 05052016

Today, was the first day of demonstrations in demand of an Independent Audit of the 2016 presidential elections. On this day, matches were planned from FDC offices to assembly areas.

As expected, heavy military and police deployments were made in all towns; several leaders homes were barricaded; and many roadblocks were erected. This is all anticipated and good for the defiance campaign! The dictator’s forces are worn out, even before citizens take any action!

What was rather surprising, but quite in keeping with the panic and desperation of the NRM Junta now, was the statement made by Gen Jim Muhwezi, Minister of Information.

Inspector General Of Police (IGP) Kayihura, Attorney General Freddie Ruhindi and his deputy, Director of Uganda Communications Commission, and, ominously, the heads of major media houses, notably Nbs, NTV, and Vision group, accompanied Gen Muhwezi.

Jim Muhwezi Press Conference 05052016

In his statement, Gen Muhwezi said: “All live broadcast of defiance activities should stop. Any media house that continues to cover them risks having their license revoked”. He went on to intimidate the media generally about any coverage of what he termed “defiance activities”.

Deputy AG Mwesigwa Rukutana told the press that Uganda, as a sovereign nation, doesn’t have to abide by international covenants regarding press freedom and other Human Rights!

The disgraceful actions of the NRM Junta, to further curtail press freedom in Uganda, should be strongly resisted. The Uganda media practitioners shouldn’t take this lying down. International media freedom defenders should also take appropriate action.

Another action in keeping with the panic mode was the flying of fighter jets over the Kampala city and surrounding areas! Military spokesman says they were on “routine test flights”.

UPDF is ready on the streets on Mukono!

UPDF is ready on the streets on Mukono!

From Mukono and parts of Kampala and Wakiso, there are reports of a presence of soldiers that speak languages unknown in Uganda. This raises worry that foreigners may be involved in the massive deployments.This would not be surprising considering that in the 2016 election, members of the armed forces are known to have voted overwhelmingly for change. That may have put the loyalty of most UPDF and UPF soldiers to the NRM regime is in question.

In spite of the heavy media and physical intimidation, Ugandans came defiantly came out and demonstrated in many parts of the country. Main action areas included Lira, in Northern Uganda; Mbale, Busia, and Kamuli in Eastern Uganda; Rukungiri, Bushenyi & Mbarara in Western Uganda; Wakiso and Kampala in Central Uganda.Many people were arrested and are being held in various police stations. Some of the people arrested were actually not involved in the demo. Our leaders are trying to gain access to all those arrested.

Kampala 05052016 Tear Gas

I congratulate the courageous citizens that have defiantly demonstrated today. Many people were waiting for me to get arrested! As I’ve pointed out before, this is not about FDC or me.

This demonstration is about citizens having their votes count; regaining control over their country; regaining control over state institutions; and regaining control over national resources.

Citizens want a country that works for them: ensures their dignity by having decent jobs; ensures good health care, quality education, modern infrastructure; a corruption-free environment etc.

That’s why the demonstration, including the prayers, will continue until the people’s will is respected. We shall overcome!

Press Release (CR/DOR.1): Transfer of Misc. Application No. 887 of 2016 from Execution Division to Civil Division of the High Court (05.05.2016) – Motion of Stopping Swearing-in of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni!

Press Release 05.05.2016

M7 Motion 0505.2016

More Footage from the #SitukaMay5 Demonstration in Kampala

Heavy army and police deployment quells opposition demonstration in Kampala (Youtube-Clip)

Teacher Mpamire as Ugandan President – Who doesn’t understand why someone want him to retire (Youtube-Clip)

“Welcome Welcome Wel..What???? My name is Teacher Mpamire from Uganda!!”  (Teacher Mpamire, 2016). He is not only Teach Mpamire he is also known as Professor Joel. Peace. 

#SituakaMay5: More details from the Demonstration in Kampala + Side Notes!

Kampala 05052016 Tear Gas

As the Demonstration have set in and the Police Force have used the methods of the Tear-gas and ordinary violence towards the citizens; they had to put up the ante! They couldn’t show weakness towards them. So they had to send 3 Sukhoi Su-30MK2 Russian fighter jets bought by Uganda in 2012 flying over Kampala skies.

Kampala 05052016 Masses

It is apparently not enough to order people inside the shops while the Army and the Police disperse the public with force. There been report of 8 arrest in Central Kampala together with the ones mentioned House-arrests in the morning. So the tally is becoming bigger by the moment as the Authorities does what it can to shut down the activists and the Demonstrations in general.

Kampala 05052016 Army

So in Kampala alone there been demonstrations at Kyambogo, Makerere, Natete, Nakawa and Old Kampala or the Central Business District. So the city has showed their dissatisfaction with the regime and their methods of controlling them. Three Kyambogo students have been arrested alone and is currently detained Jinja Police Station.

Kampala 05052016 Arrest

Defiance in Chinese if your worried about banning you on Social Media: 视.

The Soldiers in Kampala is been said to speak French; so they seems like hired guns by the government to keep their own citizen silenced. The Same as the Election Day, when President Museveni had hired South Sudanese army to keep people calm on that day.

Lukwago's home have gotten the famous Black Van to his place, means he soon detained!

Lukwago’s home have gotten the famous Black Van to his place, means he soon detained!

Side Note, but important: 

Mbale police and army arresting people randomly. Several in police cells while others are taken to unknown distinations.

Side Note No.2: Kamuli responds to the Demonstrations! 

Kamuli 05052016

Side Note No. 3: 

There are now reports that the Police Force are detaining people in Entebbe.

Side Note No. 4: Information from Bushenyi

About 6 FDC activists and a media practitioner Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante have just been arrested in Bushenyi Town and detained at Bushenyi Police Station. RPC and DPC conducted operations. There also been arrested in total three journalists in Bushenyi!

Bushenyi 0505.2016

There will be more to comes this is the beginning for the trial of democracy and the trial of justice for the votes cast in February 2016 as the public want an International Audit of the General Election of 2016. Peace.

One Acre Fund expands Smallholders Farmer Services to Malawi and Uganda (05.05.2016)

When One Acre Fund requested Elumuka Margaret to provide a small portion of her farm for maize planting demonstration, she was reluctant at first. Now her farm has become a centre of attraction in Busota village, Uganda, and she says she receives atleast two visitors everyday to her farm interested in learning One Acre Fund's maize planting techniques.

When One Acre Fund requested Elumuka Margaret to provide a small portion of her farm for maize planting demonstration, she was reluctant at first. Now her farm has become a centre of attraction in Busota village, Uganda, and she says she receives atleast two visitors everyday to her farm interested in learning One Acre Fund’s maize planting techniques.

One Acre Fund, a nonprofit agriculture organization, today announced the official opening of its Malawi and Uganda operations. 

BUNGOMA, Kenya, May 5, 2016 –  One Acre Fund (OneAcreFund.org), a nonprofit agriculture organization that supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to increase their incomes and food security, today announced the official opening of its Malawi and Uganda operations. Malawi and Uganda began as pilots in 2013 and 2014 respectively. One Acre Fund now serves 400,000 smallholder farmers—with an estimated two million people in those households—across East and Southern Africa.

“The majority of the world’s poor are hard-working smallholder farmers who can reach their full potential with access to finance, training, and services,” said Andrew Youn, One Acre Fund’s founder and executive director. “I’m thrilled to announcethat One Acre Fund is now able to serve smallholder farmers in Malawi and Uganda and we will continue to grow our program until no farmer goes hungry.”

Participating farmersin the One Acre Fund program receive a complete bundle of agricultural inputs and services on credit, including the delivery of high-quality seeds and fertilizer, training on how to maximize crop yields, and education on how to minimize post-harvest losses. To accommodate clients, One Acre Fund offers a flexible repayment system: Farmers may make payments toward loans in any amount and at any time during the growing season as long as they complete repayment by the season’s end. In 2015, 99 percent of One Acre Fund farmers repaid their loans in full and on time.

One Acre Fund is currently working with 2,600 farmers in the Zomba, Mulanje, and Chiradzulu districts of Malawi and 3,700 farmers in the Jinja and Kamuli districts of Uganda. Loan packages vary depending on the size of land registered; farmers may enroll as little as half an acre of land. To be eligible for a loan, farmers are required to submit a small down payment of the total loan, meet regularly with a local One Acre Fund field officer, and attend in-person agricultural trainings.

Founded in 2006 in western Kenya, One Acre Fund works with more than 400,000 smallholder farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, and Uganda, and anticipates it will serveone million farmers by 2020.

Videos: ‪#‎SitukaMay5‬ Demonstration footage from Kampala!

Second Footage from Kampala:

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