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Opinion: Dr. Tedros are you mad? Making Mugabe a Goodwill Ambassador of the WHO!

The newly elected WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus of Ethiopia. Have started with something really controversial. I am impressed by his act and his decision to pick Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a Goodwill Ambassador!

The report said the WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, made the controversial announcement on Wednesday in a speech at a global conference on noncommunicable diseases in Montevideo, Uruguay. Tedros, as he is known, described himself as “honored” that Mugabe — whose government has repressed protesters and has been implicated in widespread human rights violations — had agreed to serve as a goodwill ambassador on noncommunicable diseases for Africa. Those diseases include conditions like heart disease and cancer” (ESAT – ‘Tedros Adhanom appoints Robert Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador’ 20.10.2017, link: https://ethsat.com/2017/10/tedros-adhanom-appoints-robert-mugabe-goodwill-ambassador/).

Tedros, have you followed the Zimbabwean President and his efforts in his state. If you should make them ambassador, should they make their health system good enough for themselves get the healing there? Since Mugabe is even traveling steady to Singapore for better hospitals and care of his advanced age.

I am wondering, what sort of idea was this? When did you get this striking idea? What did you eat and drink? Certainly, it was not injeera or Ethiopian coffee, must been something stronger and more powerful to your veins, so your pump stopped working for a temporarily moment. Since the moment of insanity must have hit your bloodstream and not carried enough air to your heart. Because, it is not with a good heart you could give him the goodwill ambassador position within the World Health Organization.

The 93 year old President, that has ruled since early 1980s, the former liberation warrior and who has attacked, oppressed and made sure no-one is questioning his rule, until this day. Has not done anything positive for the last two decades, unless it is letting his sons and wife spending fortunes in South Africa. Having a house in Dubai and surely emptying the state reserves for his lavish lifestyle. This sort of behavior shouldn’t be awarded!

Tedros, that is what you do? Who is next in line and who will get the next honor of your organization? Will the be another totalitarian dictator, maybe the one in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan or Turkmenistan for their will to fight specialized Asian diseases. Maybe, I should come with this suggestion, you might offer them a goodwill position too.

What went through your head and made this a profound idea, maybe that was why he came from the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and was a part of the elite in Ethiopia. Who are so used of oppression and not caring about democratic principals. That giving a price of this stature to another fellow, who is making this system in his country. Just seems fair. Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, only in World Hell Organization, since he has created a living hell for so many in his nation for decades upon end. He has killed, he has silenced, he has oppressed and used all means to stay in power.

You shouldn’t extend an honor to a man of this stature, he should get sanctioned, he should lose his titles. Not get more, this is insane and shows the lacking character of Tedros and his reign as WHO Director-General. We now know that he favors dictators and their total controlling ways. Therefore, expect more insane leadership choices and know that Tedros do not care. He is used to get away with it in his Ethiopian government too. That is why the Ethiopian government has sent the army and militia to stop demonstrations in Amhara and Oromia. They have done this and the same have they done in Zimbabwe, that is why Tedros understand Mugabe and will show the older supposed statesman some honor. Even though most of the world will say he doesn’t deserve it.

This is insane, Mugabe shouldn’t get an honor, but instead a dishonor. Peace.

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Age Limit: NRM crackdown on 28 NGO’s, just because [they can]!

This is happening after the Action Aid accounts have been frozen. The Same has happen to Great Lakes institute for Strategic Studies (Gliss) as well. Action Aid has ironically been called to contribute to Katakwi celebrations days after. So the need for civil society and support is there, just in balance with the controlling needs and their affect on society. Something the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the President Museveni cannot live with. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni wants now to not have inference by the NGOs, even if his state needs the aid and needs loans to pay their bills. The goodwill of foreign donors, usually comes with some checks- and balances by NGOs and Multi-National Organization. In the midst of trying to forge himself a life presidency. This is not acceptable.

Therefore, 28 NGOs has gotten feedback that they have to do this:

First they have to deliver Audited Accounts from 2014-2016. Also, the half year financial report of 2017. These reports has to be delivered to the state. The other papers the state suddenly needs is reports of their activity from 2014-2016, they need a half year report of 2017 of their activity in 2017. Continuing the need for information is that they have to deliver certified bank statements from 2014 to September 2017. A copy of the incorporation certificate, certificate of registration and the NGO Permit. Also, the work plans, budget and strategic plan from 2014-2016. All governing documents of the NGO. Than, a list of directors and the boards of the NGO. Finally the list of bank accounts.

This proves how much information and why they want to total insight into the operations of these NGOs. That the state now needs excessive information and control. They do it as they are gearing up the life presidency. So the state will have control of the 28 NGOs and nothing will done in secret or be in a way that questions their power. If they do or even are involved anything electoral or questions about the campaigns that the NRM do. They will not be questioned and their powers.

That is why these organizations are questioned: Action Aid, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), Association of Human Rights Organization in Uganda, Be Forward Uganda, Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy of Uganda (CCEDU), Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG), Development Network for Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA), Educate Uganda, Feed the Children Uganda, Finnish Refugee Council, Ford Foundation, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), Forum for Woman in Democracy (FOWODE), Global Refugee International Uganda, Great Lakes Institute for Strategic Studies (GLISS), Good Neighbours, Human Rights Centre Uganda (HRCU), Human Rights Network (HURINET), Mercy Corps, MIFUMI, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Solidarity Uganda, Synagogue Church of all Nations, Teso Anti-Corruption Coalition, Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF), Uganda Youth Network (UYONET) and Uhuru Institute for Social Development.

They are really going all out there, all sort of civil society organizations like CCEDU, who has been vocal in educating the people of the value of the vote and electoral practice. Something, the state haven’t bothered to do. They are now seeking documents from FHRI, who has spoken for individual rights for woman and their role in society. This is going against the NGOs who studies the society and political landscape like Uhuru Institute for Social Development, HURINET and HRCU. Certainly, these are handpicked by the state for that manner. CSBAG has been critical about the budgets and reasons for the use of taxpayers monies, as well as explaining the values of taxes. Clearly, this has moved them into a questionable path.

But, what is striking is the Ford Foundation, Feed the Children, DENIVA and Mercy Corps. We can wonder their issues with the state and why they we’re picked in the bunch. Are they spending to much in development in certain areas. Ford Foundation main offices in East Africa is Nairobi. Director Maurice Makoloo must really question why his NGO is under siege, like the rest of them. Feed the Children have been working in Northern Uganda since 2012 with Nutrition Programs, Health & Water, Pre School Education and their Livelihood. Mercy Corps been working in Uganda since 2006, they are training farmers with business skills, providing jobs for building roads, promoting maternal-child health and nutrition programs and emergency response to the South Sudanese refugees. I wonder also, what did the Finnish Refugee Council do to get on the list, because they support this in Uganda: “Our work in Uganda improves refugees’ changes to raise their living standards. We provide refugees skills and abilities which can immediately help them increase their income levels”. All of this seems like reasonable causes to work for, therefore you know there is else behind it.

We all know the Age Limit is the cause, the Age Limit problems causes issues for the NGOs and the NRM wants to show power. We can just humiliate the government, because we know the reason. They are afraid to be undressed, but they are already naked. They just don’t know themselves, the President is soon vivid on the pages of The Onion, Red Pepper, Daily Monitor, New Vision and the newspapers around. Where his weakness will be delivered on the front-page.

Certainly, the attacks on the NGOs will also be looked ill on the possible donors that the President has left, after the troubles he has created during the recent decade. There will be more trouble if he continues to hammer on the aid organizations and the NGOs who are supported by either individuals abroad, but also multi-national organizations and state funding from donors. All of this is vindictive of the state, since they are doing this to silence possible questions of their behavior. Peace.

Opinion: Robert Kyagulanyi MP stance on the Age Limit has hit a nerve!

Clearly without any hesitation, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has hit a nerve, he has not done it with a needle, but a jackhammer and then put some salt in the wounds. Just to prove a particular point. This has by all means not made him favorable in the eyes of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), that in the Kyadondo East By-Election sent a two-timer, who has not one anyone’s heart. That is now proven more by time that has gone by.

That President Museveni was hurt and had to try lecture him through an article and later mention in one of his speeches, telling Bobi Wine to teach the Wealth Creation, well, Mr. President, no one can steal seedlings and steal the future like you do. Nobody else need to do the same tricks you do. That is why Kyagulanyi MP has respect and you are not. People just respect when you pay out of your pocket or in the sense of reality the state reserves.

Therefore, you have banned him from performing; you have suspended him from the Parliament, and tried to inflict harm on the man, as some of your operatives at some point even threw grenades at home! By all of this, you have proven his importance, just as you have established certain parts of the Forum for Democratic Change, they are behind at any moment for any forged-up charges they can find or put on the brothers and sisters.

However, the nerve that is hit, will not just go away. Unless it heals, at this point it is doubtful since the regime is using its force to silence and oppress the individuals who stands in their way. They use all words and means to stop the possible uprising. That is why a fellow like Bobi Wine is powerful, because of his realness and his words. As well as other like Dr. Kizza Besigye, who can all lead the way out of the dime future the NRM professes too.

The nerve will be painful and will show sooner fatigue of the state, since they are using excessive force and means to silence. They will be billed and even struggle to pay security operatives, since the costs of extra surveillance and use of guns, it cost. The money train will go and the lacking funds will hit the government. Even if the NRM and the President promises golden shiny rainbows, the reality is different.

The need for a Bobi Wine and Besigye’s are there, they are needed, more then ever. That is why the President attack them and use his police to stop them. Because he knows their worth and value. But if people listen and acts upon the words from these fellows, than it can be dangerous to rule. Since they want to use defiance and resist the Movement, they want to defy the Resistance Movement and their means of oppression.

It will cost, it is now proven, as in Rukungiri this week and before, the similar price has been paid, but it will be painful to get rid of the regime who uses all fortunes and guns to stop the others from existing.

That is why the state sanctions hard at both Gentlemen, they know their power and knows that they can reassure and captivate the public in ways the government cannot stop. The nerve is hit for now, but will it start to blead or will it be healed. That is all up to Besigye and Bobi Wine, if they want to continue to defy and dismiss the state’s offensive takeover. Then the nerve will sooner be shattered and blead, then the reaction might be more swift, but they have to continue to push. To see a possible change from the dark oblivion that the state is currently working towards! Peace.

Opinion: The Yellow Ribbon of Destruction!

That there is something sinister going is clear. How the opposition is silenced, how the state is using their capacity and bullets to silence the ones who is opposition the life presidency and the lifting of article 102(b). It is really a sad view, how the state even kills to stop processions and demonstrations, stops rallies and even people just collecting signatures against the President-for-Life.

While the protesters and campaigns have been signified with a red ribbon and wearing in-general red. There is a new movement copying, but is for the Life Presidency. They are all yellow, just like the National Resistance Movement (NRM). The sickness of MP Abiriga, who have an all yellow attire and yellow car. Even a Yellow house, he would catch a common cold if he wore something else in public. The same now is happening with the campaigners.

Even Tamale Mirundi the former state house official have been seen in the streets with a yellow ribbon on his forehead and a yellow shirt. Standing in the street using his machine-mouth in loyalty to the President. The same is now happening in the NRM too. They are wearing party shirts and wearing yellow-ribbon. To sign their dying loyalty to Museveni.

There is reports that NRM MPs who are for the amendment of the age limit, has already gotten 500,000 shillings extra in allowance. Not as much as promised in the past or given for a favorable bill. Still considering all their benefits, the added half-million shillings is a good extra pay-off for supporting the cause. That was just for attending a consultation and not the whole fee; they will be getting for doing the actual work.

While the NRM are basking in glory, Dr. Kizza Besigye are detained without possible bonds at Naggalama Police Station, this after being arrested yesterday on his way to Kabale. So he is spending his time behind bars in Mukono and in prison where he has been countless times before. Clearly, the state acts with impunity. Where he is charged on phony murder charges, while the police officers who shot at the crowds in Rukungiri walks around like free man. Just is really served for ones who loyally bow their knees and heads to the President.

The NRM MPs have been ordered to stay inside the country, because the country cannot afford to facilitate their travels. So that the state gets enough funds for the promised 29,000,000 Shillings, that is supposed to be wired by the coming week. Clearly, the state does not have sufficient funds, but is pushing

So now the only allowed rallies are the yellow ones. The rest will be scattered, the leaders will be detained on any sort charges the police force can muster. They will be stones unturned and nothing left to chance. Clearly, the aftermath, the struggle will be there, but the citizens has to show their support for the ones who are detained and taken by the authorities. They was the first loud voice against the life presidency, the cronies and the loyal subjects are working all hours to show their loyalty.

They will run and scream for coins from their master, who can give them a possible pay-off as token of loyalty. That is why they are so vocal and supportive, they hope the President see their efforts and wants them to pay them. So as a sign they will wear yellow and yellow ribbons to prove their loyalty, the police officers and others might join in, the Crime Preventers might come back to quell possible demonstrations and also cause havoc for the opposition. Peace.

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