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Follow-up of last Ebola contacts ends (11.03.2020)

The majority of the contacts were monitored in the homes in the north-eastern Beni town.

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 11, 2020 – The observation period of the last people to have come in contact with an Ebola patient in the Democratic Republic of Congo ended today, another significant step in the efforts to end the outbreak. The 21-day follow-up for the 46 contacts elapsed at midnight.  The majority of the contacts were monitored in the homes in the north-eastern Beni town. They had all been in contact with the last Ebola patient to test negative for the virus on 2 March, and who has since been discharged from a treatment centre. Eleven of her family members had chosen to stay at a voluntary isolation site run by the World Health Organization and the DRC Ministry of Health until the end of the incubation period. They all returned home together.During celebrations to mark their release from the isolation site, the mayor of Beni, Jean-Edmond Bwanakawa Nyonyi, reminded people to stay vigilant until the end of the outbreak was declared by the Ministry of Health. Although no new cases have been reported, Ebola response operations remain in full force. Critical ongoing activities include validating alerts, testing suspected cases and confirming the cause of death of people who pass away in communities.

In the week ending on 8 March, 4 039 of the 4 138 Ebola alerts received were investigated. Among the investigated alerts, 342 were validated as suspected cases requiring testing and medical care. In the same week, more than 366 000 travellers were screened. The Ebola response teams remain in place to quickly respond to any flare-up which may occur. Given the long duration and the magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri provinces, there is a risk of re-emergence of the virus in the lead up to the declaration of the end of the outbreak, and for several months following that declaration.

Even with robust surveillance systems, transmission of Ebola virus outside of groups under surveillance can never be definitively excluded. Ebola virus may persist in the body fluids of some survivors of the disease for long. The virus may persist in used injectable equipment (infected needles, syringes or vials) for several weeks. Ebola exists in an animal reservoir in the Ebola-affected region of the DRC, and there is always a risk of a new spillover.

It is the role of the DRC Ministry of Health to make the official declaration of the end of the epidemic. The World Health Organization has provided technical guidance suggesting that, if no other cases are confirmed, the current Ebola outbreak should be declared over after two 21-day incubation periods have passed, starting from the day the last Ebola patient tests negative for the second time and is released from treatment.

Opinion: Muhoozi promotes the “Muhoozi Project” and verifies Tinyefuza

Some evil people coined this phrase to try and destroy us! But trust my generation to convert every curse into a blessing! Thank you Ugandans!” (Muhoozi Kainerugba, 04.03.2020).

Waiting is the hardest thing in life. Especially, when someone as associated, trusted and internally knowing the National Resistance Army/Movement (NRA/M) as General David Sejusa aka Tinye aka Tinyefuza. Who got international recognition and got into exile after releasing a letter to the Daily Monitor on the 7th May 2013 on the “Muhoozi Project”. Certainly, the prodigal son wants to be more than the gatekeeper. Seeing how his mother and father is ruling the Republic. Also fearing how he will be deemed when his parents are gone.

Muhoozi Kainerugba is the son of the President and the First Lady(which is also the Minister of Education). Even if Janet isn’t his birth-mother, as that is Hope Rwaheru from Fort Portal. Birth in Loitokitok General hospital on the 24th April 1974.

His the next in line, but this is a Presidency and not a Kingdom. Even if the Ssabagabe of Rwakitura farm and all the others in the Republic is his father. That doesn’t initially make him automatically to the crown. Even if he coins the project as positive. Still, at this point its political fiction. Which could be written some fancy author and printed by Pambazuka/Famahu or something.

Here’s a key thing:

In the letter, Gen Sejjusa asks the security services to investigate allegations that some military and political leaders in the country are being targeted for assassination for opposing what has come to be known as the ‘Muhoozi Project’. The project is in reference to President Yoweri Museveni’s alleged plan to have his son succeed him when he retires. The letter also says that some elements within te top army leadership staged an attack on Mbuya Barracks in March this year so as to frame others on treason charges. Some of the people targeted, according to Sejusa include himself and Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, among others” (Red Pepper – ‘DEVELOPING: Red Pepper Still Under Siege, Management To Address Press Conference’ 20.05.2013).

It is really a magic that Muhoozi is speaking of coining the “Muhoozi Project” evil. The authorities and the regime made this an evil intent, as it closed Red Pepper and Daily Monitor who exposed the matter. It sent the General Sejusa into exile. Further more it created even more hurt, which haven’t been verified nor proven, as there are several more people who got into trouble by publishing and unleashing this to the public.

Muhoozi Project is most likely alive now. The son has the keys, the power are within reach and he wants it. He has dismissed it in the past, but shows his true intent. There is no denying it now. His even trying to spin it to a positive. Like there was no fuzz, no issues with the release of it and not like it wasn’t from a credible source from within. That is why it had to be shutdown by the authorities as quickly as possible.

In 2020, Muhoozi is reviving the Muhoozi Project. If his trying to what is said in the letter in 2013. Than, we can anticipate the ones who stand in his way could be assassinated and gotten rid off. As long as he get the throne. We know his military trained and been leading the Special Force Command. Therefore, he has trained personnel to help him reach that.

So, if he wants to speak of evil, maybe him and the SFC should answer for its connection to the massacre in Kasese. That would have been kind to do so.

However, don’t anticipate it, as entitlement, also braggadocios attempt of self-righteousness. That is what his twitter post was today. This is why, we need to address the nonsense and call him out. Peace.

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Opinion: Spending the future, today and yesterday…

Well, those where the days before the previous election. When the state and the Parliament wanted show some promise of some sort of laws, which would contain and actually save some of proceeds from the Petroleum Industry. However, we are now in 2020 and the news is out. The UGX 700 billion shillings that the Petroleum Fund had has been used over 3 budgets year.

That with:

2017/18 they spent 125bn

2018/19 they spent 200bn

2019/20 they spent 445bn

Which is in total: 765bn.

What is really more beautiful with this, is the PFMA restrictions and means that both the Bank of Uganda (BoU), the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) and the Investment Advisory Committee. All of these had an oversight, plus the Auditor General was supposed to write semi-yearly reports on the status of the Petroleum Fund. So, how come they have run empty. That’s because certainly nobody cared that it was used to contain the shortfall in the growing budgets, instead of what the laws said. Like the part 74 of the PFMA of 2015, which says this.

74. Prohibition on encumbrance of the Petroleum Fund.

(1) The financial assets of the Petroleum Fund including presentor future financial assets shall not be earmarked, pledged, committed,loaned out, or otherwise encumbered by any person or entity.

(2) In this section, “earmarked, pledged, committed, loaned out,or otherwise encumbered by any person or entity” means—

(a) using the financial assets of the Petroleum Fund—

(i)to provide credit to Government, or any other person or entity;

(ii)as collateral for debts, guarantees, commitments or other liabilities of any person or entity; or

(b) borrowing from the reserves of the Petroleum Fund.

(3) Government shall not—

(a) borrow money from the Petroleum Fund; or (b)hold a financial instrument that places or may place aliability or a contingent liability on the Petroleum Fund” (Public Finance Management Act of 2015).

We can see that the government itself used the Petroleum Fund for credit and not what they intended the fund for. Which is a misuse of the own fund it created. Instead of making these instruments and such. They should have just put it straight in the consolidation fund and spent it like drunk seamen. Because, this sort of charade doesn’t make sense.

Why make these sort of laws and don’t follow it? Why try to make a petroleum fund and empty it mere years after making it a thing?

Seems like a fools errand or like a big heist. Instead, the Auditor General, the Bank of Uganda and Minister of Finance all looks like idiots. This is a mess, a self-created mess. Just like the Presidential Handshake. This is a smaller thieving, but thieving never the less. Especially, if the fund should have any meaning.

However, I am not surprised, the state needed to fill their shortfall of revenue and why not do it with the monies already in “one” of your accounts. Because, that is what they did and they did it step by step. Until this year, when they went totally overboard and scraped the whole treasure-chest. Peace.

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Opinion: Abiy’s two giant losses

That Prime Minister Dr. Ali Ahmed Abiy are currently loosing a bit of prestige at home and its very visible. His able to get through positive bills, like the recent bill on assembly and such lately. However, that doesn’t overshadow two important things for alliances and to get a bigger picture ahead of upcoming elections in 2020.

He has lost one important party, which was seen as the steering-wheel and the ones behind scenes controlling the old coalition of Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Defence Front (EPRDF), which is now created into one party, the Prosperity Party. The other parties in the old coalition has made itself into one, but the ones now joining is the Tigrai People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) that has deemed the new party even “illegal”.

If the Prime Minister see this as a minor flinch, he should be wrong. That they are still viable and able to create trouble for him. No one should underestimate the TPLF and what they can do. Even as all the lights and stars are directed at Abiy. His still not walking alone in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE).

What makes him even more alone is from his own region, where there is still reports of killings and oppression from the state. As the endless violence persist. Something, that the former Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) could have reacted to and hasn’t acted upon. That’s why you know he has more trouble ahead. As his nemesis in Oromia, Mohammed Jawar have not only plans to join the race in the elections, but also joined the Oromo Federal Congress (OFC). Just merely a weeks after he did that. His been able to get Oromo Federal Congress, Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and Oromo Nationalist Party (ONP) to all be one alliance into the upcoming election.

Therefore, there is not only issues with the Tigray and the TPLF, whose not being a part of the new party. Which is a warning signal in itself. But that Jawar is able to become such a figure in Oromia. Says that Abiy doesn’t have the love in his own region, where OPDO was supposed to reside and represent in government.

I’m not defending the TPLF, no their vindictive and vicious history will be reflected in due time. But however with an upcoming election. Abiy needs as many friends as possible, if he wants to reflect positive on him. Unless, he plans to rig it like there is no tomorrow. Than, all of these movements doesn’t matter anyway. Because he will win and the Prosperity Party will be signed off as the victor. A giant launch of the One-Party State, while the others are allowed only to be mediocre parties locally, who has no say in Parliament or in the Federal system.

We should worry that TPLF and Jawar is doing what he does. Because, the undermine the central government. They are making the PP looking foolish. This is not dialogue and not the talks, this is not the acts of strength, but acts of the weak.

Debretsion Gebremichael might have the ability to sound prestigious with his party. The Press Release was a big-man statement from the Party too. However, that doesn’t change the narrative. Other than they are leaving the EPRDF legacy behind. They are the only boat steaming ahead with non of the former parties. They are becoming an opposition party, instead of being a governing party.

The PP is weaker by this. They have lost one big piece of the EPRDF. One that was historically vital to it all. The Woyane will be missed by some and cursed by others. For all the right reasons. Nevertheless, the loser here right now is Abiy. He needs his buddies. While he gets less and less. Even fewer in Oromia too. Where he get more and more united opposition there. That is what is visible and obvious.

Whatever, Abiy is doing, the state apparatus, the yes-men around him isn’t helping. His not solving or revolving the doors correctly. He is losing, one after another one. There cannot be more sudden rash coup d’etat in the regions. This election has to look real. If he wants to still look like a shining star. However, that star is dimming and its does so slowly. Peace.

Opinion: Rukutana inserts God instead of Guns…

I want to confirm to you that NRM is still very strong, our chairman is very strong. At age 75 what he does me Rukutana at 60 can’t do; even my friends can’t do them. Pushups he does, the walking, his brain, his thinking, his speaking. He gives a speech even if he has not written; I have moved with him many times and in many places, this man, he was given to us by God, he is a ruler of leaders”Mwesigwa Rukutana, State Minister for Labor and Industrial Relations spoke on Radio Ankole on the 3rd January 2020 (Perez Rumanzi – ‘Museveni is a super human given to us by God- Rukutana’ 05.01.2020).

It is so weird how liberation movements have to make their self-styled Presidents for Life. Give them the power of deities and the power of the Gods. That the men in and around the President have to say his supernatural, that he has forever force. Like his Darth Vader or anyone else who can feel the force. The eternal mastermind has given the President wisdom of the forefathers and so-on. There is nothing he still cannot do, even as his ageing and becoming weaker. Though his closest associates will say he can run marathon and still impregnate virgins.

That is just what it sounds to me. This is coming from a loyalist. Someone who has been close to the President over all these years. He got make President Museveni look like greatest ever setting his feet on the soil of planet earth. With the words of Rukutana, it seems like God had intervened and gave his eternal wisdom directly into the ears of Museveni. As he can naturally speak in tongue, he can reign unbound, because the deity let him.

While his saying this, President Museveni is trekking across the Luweero Triangle, where the National Resistance Army wasn’t an holy movement, neither a Godly organization, but a rebellious armed group trying to topple the government. So, that they could rule and after years in the bush with help of Libyans and others. They got the ability to topple the Military Council and let the previous masters loose power. Therefore, not so much prayers or God given mercy to give Museveni way.

Neither, has it been Godly or merciful, the years in power of this President. It has used the military and the army to control the public. He has helped invasions of Republic that shares borders with his dominion. President Museveni is a War-Lord, by his actions and his usage of supporting militias outside of his dominion. To ensure other people’s death, because you want to loot somewhere else. That isn’t so God fearing of him, neither is it respecting the ten commandments. But, we should know that about the man already.

With all of this, I feel it is Cult like saying this about a Head of State. That his God given power to rule over leaders. Museveni is closer to God and has the abilities he has, because of transcending powers given to him.

Rukutana might not see it this way, but his appointed by the man and is a cadre of Museveni. So, he says this as a sign of loyalty and as a token to his master. Everyone should challenge this sort of rhetoric. Since it only shows how they are trying to use spirituality over actual facts. While many will not question this, because they don’t won’t to offend the Gods. However, I feel this is belittling the Gods, as he has given us a mind and we should use that.

Let me end with a passage from the New International Version:

18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”[a]; 20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.”[b] 21 So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas[c] or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God” (1 Corinthians 3, NIV).

Let me end with that. Peace.

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Opinion: Rukutana MP as an Minister is another scandal in the making…

Mwesigwa Rukutana, the Rushenyi County MP since 2001, who now has gone from being the Deputy Attorney General to be appointed yesterday as the Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations. His been within the upper-echelon since the 1980s, as he was a Minister of Lands between 1986-88. Therefore, his a man whose served in various position during the era of National Resistance Movement (NRM). So, that his returning from the Office of the Attorney General isn’t shocking.

Rukutana was implicated in the CHOGM Money Scandal, Land Commission Scandal, Commissioning the “Presidential Handshake Report”, Green-lightening the “Coffee-Scandal” of Salim Selah and so-on.

Rukutana is one of the most corrupt gentlemen in the Cabinet now. He would be close to Amama Mbabazi of historically corrupt gentlemen. Surely, Jim Muhwezi, Sam Kuteesa and Salim Selah would be part of the top 10. But, Mwesigwa Rukutuna would join them. His now in-charge of labour and surely will find some ways to find kick-backs to pocket. If he doesn’t he isn’t real to himself nor his mission in life, which is to eat.

Now, even just months ago since he was kicked of a land probe after “misconduct”. And you know something is up with the guy too, when he advices the state not to Audit the Uganda Telecommunication Company (UTL).

Therefore, his something else, his an corrupt soul, who know has more power. Since, his gone from being the Deputy Attorney General to become a minister again. Surely, there will land scandals in the foreseeing future. As his been entangled in plenty and there are more to come.

We would be shocked if he wasn’t rocked by more scandals in the future, especially now that he hold yet another office in the Republic. Peace.

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