Opinion: Museveni it’s your circus, you made it like this…

So for you to come here (Parliament) as MPs and you just sit, Members of Parliament, honourable, what! The whole day—standing, sitting down; point of order, point of information—you look like clowns in that Parliament there” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at Kyankwanzi on the 15th April 2021

When the personification of the state starts to complain. The only thing you can do is to look at him. It is his legacy and his making. The state of politicking and talk of policy is made like this, because he has made it this way. That’s why amendments and changes to law comes as per decree from the State House in the manner of letter to the set Minister.

The President have commercialized and done the gerrymandering to such extent that he has levelled the ideal prospects for who can participate or get through the loophole of getting elected. The manufacturing of districts, counties, sub-counties and cities in general. All been made to get Yes-Men elected together with the Special Interests Groups as well.

That’s why its a bit funny that he says this:

You are like in a theatre, just acting! Your people who have remained in the village are carrying water on their heads; you are just here wasting time. I am not happy with the way you conduct yourselves” (Museveni, 15.04.2021).

The President have created this theatre or this circus. The clowns and the ones acting out is because of him. That the 10th Parliament became like that is after all the years of his reign. The 11th Parliament will also reflect that. It is the manner of which he made it happen. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Primary Elections and the Sole-Candidacy affairs across the board. As well, as the total election rigging and securing majority by any means.

The NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) and the NRM Caucus at the State House before the important votes and policies in Parliament. They are all just pawns of him and therefore, the way things goes when they are nearly there just to accept and vote for new acquired loans. That’s been the main staple in the Parliament and the others been supported legislation by the President. Meaning, the role of the MPs and the Committee has been demoted to be working directly for the Executive.

So, that the President calls the MPs out is his own blame and his own making. He has ensured this to happen. If he doesn’t like it or doesn’t feel its right. It’s because of his way of governing and controlling every aspect of the state. The “High Above” is micro-managing things and that’s how things goes.

The times I hear Museveni speaks like this and ridicule others. He is making a fool of himself. As its his state and the men he has mostly trusted to be there. The President has made this system and allowed it all to happen. It is his appointments and his people. It is not like the majority is his opposition or dissidents. No, its his peers and his folks, which he is directing.

That’s why when his doing this and saying this. His dismissing his own leadership and his own skills of governing. If he wanted it differently, he should have made the culture of the Parliament differently. The President if he felt like that… he should have enforced it and ensured it. However, his profiting from it and has made it happen.

This is why his making a fool of himself and not of the Parliament. That’s because this joint is his and the food that is served there. Is made by the receipt of the State House and the chefs are doing it because of the menu his written as well. They don’t decide, but they are just delivering what he wants. Peace.

11th Parliament First Pay-Off: Each MP get’s Ush. 312m for new cars!

A total of 165 billion shillings is urgently needed by Ministry of Finance to procure new vehicles for the 527 newly elected MPs” (NTV Uganda, 26.01.2021).

It is estimated that each Member of Parliament (MP) is getting Ush. 312 million shillings or about $84,600 US Dollars. If you want a decent sedan in the Republic that costs about Ush. 50 million shillings or about $13,500 US Dollars. So, the MPs have an easy access to not only posh cars, but also ability to pocket the money too. Some could even pay-off campaign debts and other expenditure for the campaign period.

This is a clever way of compromising the MPs. We are also seeing the state is doubling the amount of money spent from one term to the next. As in 2016, the Ministry of Finance wanted Ush 85 billion shillings. Now in 2021 they want to double that plus some with 165 billions shillings.

In regard to that. The Parliament have grown substantially between the two terms. The 10th Parliament had 459 MPs, but the 11th Parliament will have 527 MPs. That is a stark rise in the amounts of Representatives in the August house. That is why all the costs of operation and expenditure of the state will grow. That is happening without any significant growth in the tax-base or domestic income for the state. This is adding the bill without a plan for how to pay it.

To give and make car expenditure such a big sum of funds. The MPs is getting a lavish payout and a huge envelope just after the elections. This is a giant pay.-off and a token of what’s to come. We expect funds for “suits” and whatnot too. The MPs already have perks, salaries and compensations, which is making them wealthy from the get-go.

The MPs have the ability to enrich themselves while in office. The state is funding their lives, but not compensating them for representing a constituency, but they are able to get wealth. The MPs can with the job get rich and live like successful businessmen. That is what they can. There is so many avenues and means of living large. That is created by them and they have plenty of ways to get paid.

The spending on the cars is just one out of various schemes to give the MPs money. That not to talk about the NRM MPs who can go to NRM Caucus before a favourable vote can get envelopes too. That has happened in the past and wouldn’t be shocking, if that happens in the 11th Parliament too. That is the sort of game the General does. He compromise his MPs with “cheap” money to get his will. This will happen again and the MPs will be eaten by their greed.

The MPs will get a salary, allowances and whatnot. This is just the first one. The state does this and will continue to do so. Because, the “High Above” and the General is supporting this. Since this compromise them and get them in his pocket. Peace.

Magyezi MP up the ante: In two weeks gone from 27 to 46 new counties!

On the 22nd July 2020 there was a proposed 27 new counties. By the time of 27th July it had escalated into 31 new counties. Today, the third edition came into fruition and its now up to 46 new counties. This is just a trick to get more Members of Parliament and not more service delivery.

We can all act a fool. Act dumbfounded and stupid, but we all know the game that is played. As the Cabinet proposed one bit, another by a private motion and today Raphael Magyezi, the Minister have added to the list. Just like gift that keeps giving.

They are just creating these counties out of thin-air. Just as they are making new districts out of old counties and creating counties out of old sub-counties. At some point, every village will have an MP and a Woman Representative.

This is an old trick to also ensure there is no electoral history or known numbers to calculate. As the Electoral Commission and the regime can mix the stats. They can ensure a safe-guard for their local allies. So, that their men and representative wins.

If you ever wondered what mushrooming government is? This is it. The epitome, the definition and high rewarding gerrymandering. When the state just re-issues new counties, wherever it deems fit and without any forewarning.

That is why this is a political game, a way of getting men of honour into Parliament. Not to deliver anything, but continuing the steady programming and ensuring the State House has all the ducks in the row.

This is just an insane blooming of the state. When the state doesn’t have the resources nor the domestic revenue to pay of the current MPs. They don’t have the money for the districts and counties. Just like state doesn’t have the funds for Municipalities and Cities. Therefore, the actions made now is just for elections. They no plans for these counties. None at all, except getting a few more MPs into Parliament.

So, we have seen within weeks go from 27 to 31 and now suddenly into 46. That is why this an electoral game. This is not for the betterment of the Republic. This is a selfish act for the ones in power to ensure they have the most representatives and reigns supreme indefinitely. Peace.

Proposed 27 new counties: Which incumbent MPs will be hit by this? [+ 4 more additional counties – Part II]

On the 22nd July there came a proposed list of 27 new counties, which now has been extended to a total of 31 constituencies. This means the Parliament and the MPs came up with 4 more of those. That means there are 4 incumbent MPs who are either done a favour to or is hit by this. This is gerrymandering ahead of the 2021 General Elections.

The link to the original piece from last week is here: https://minbane.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/https-wp-me-p1xtjg-exp/

The first is in Nwoya district. Where they have Nwoya County and they want to create Nwoya East County. In Nwoya there is 4 sub-counties, 26 parishes and 199 villages. The current incumbent MP is Simon Oyet (FDC).

The second is Namayingo district. Where they have Bukooli South County and they want to create Namayingo South County. In the district they have already to constituencies, the other being Bukooli Island County. In Bukooli South, the incumbent MP is Stephen Mayende Dede (NRM). In the Bukooli Island, they are represented currently by George Ouma Abott (NRM).

The third is in Bulambuli district. Where they have Elgon county and they want to create Elgon North. The district have 9 sub-counties, 35 parishes and 461 villages. The current incumbent MP is Ignatius Mudimi Wamakuyu (NRM).

The fourth and last edition is in Busia district. Where they have Samia Bugwe county and they want to create Samia – Bugwe Central. Samia Bugwe is already carved into two, that being Samia Bugwe County South and Samia Bugwe County North. The incumbent MPs there are Julius Maganda Wandera (NRM) and Gideon Onyango (Independent).

This means 6 MPs are in question over the changes here. Because there will made changes to which parishes, villages and sub-counties that are in question in the new constituencies. This is together with the list I made last week. Shows that there is plenty of this going on.

Just to secure more MPs, but also ensure incumbents coming in. We are seeing this is happening to predominantly NRM MPs too. Where they are planning to more MPs for the ruling party. This is making constituencies so small, it is soon pointless.

Think about it, they are making an addition of 31 more MPs into one election. That in combination with the cities, municipalities and districts too. They are just mushrooming the state into the insane. Peace.