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Opinion: The NRM is fishing, but will anyone be tricked?

We are at a stage and time, when the National Resistance Movement (NRM) are trying to play smart by getting Butchaman, Kusasira and Jennifer Full Figure on their team. They are trying to be wise by making new sub-groups like the NRM Yellow Power. We can all see the mix.

While the old game of paying for relevance and need for meal tickets have come too. As in the past there was a big pushing group within the NRM called the Poor Youths, in 2019 it has become the Isolated Youths. We just know that the NRM is busy scheming and someone wants to get a handshake.

We all see the drill as we are in 2019. Two years ahead of 2021. We know what is up and what’s at stake. That is why the government is busy scheduling cities and new districts, even if the previously created ones cannot be sustained, neither have addressed the legally bound institutions nor buildings. Therefore, the state is crippling itself without any outside forces looking in.

While the government is busy finding new schemes to hurt the opposition. The Yellow Power group is just a mere reflection of the People Power Movement, but just a continuation of the NRM itself. We can be adviced that Bebe Cool might show up and the neera neera movement sings its songs.

There will be no fanfare, only a paid escorts and enterprises, which consists of old cronies and old slogans made lit by a new generation. The sort of build-up, where the saviour and the creator of the party will be a blessing until eternity. That is the sort of acts the NRM is up too.

They can lie about it, they can make splendid promos and photo-ops. They can look like a picturesque Hollywood movie, but the end of it is a Tarantino flick. Where everyone dies, except for the anti-hero, the President and the Self-styled President for life. His the one that survives it all and is the only person walking on earth.

We can laugh, but we know the game that is played. It is a mockery of the institutions, of the state and the republic. Where the President is only residing over whose eating and whose at the table. He controls and micro-manage the events together with his handlers. There are no middle ground. Because, the opposition is dancing in tear-gas, arrests and safe-houses. That is just the way it is.

The NRM Yellow Group is only a challenge to Bobi Wine and his folks. We all know that, the Isolated Youths and Poor Youths are only made because of the hunger, the lack of resources and places to go. Just like the justification of the ghetto-fication of the President and his party, that is only done to answer to Bobi Wine too. We can only look and wonder, why didn’t the government give a crap 20 years ago about ghetto?

Because, the voters didn’t matter. That’s why, not like they matter too. Only for shows and for tours, but not for real. Since, the elections are shams, rigged and prefixed to hail the king. That is what it is. We can lie, but than we’re like the NRM and we shouldn’t.

So, lets be real. If the NRM didn’t see Bobi Wine and People Power as a threat, why coping and why suddenly hire the Ghetto? Well, that is because they have seen what it does and how it connects. That is why they suddenly care and are there. Not because the President has any passion or concern, but because his image needs a boost. He will never play games on the streets, he will never ensure the safety of the kids in the ghetto. He will only play the façade and get the preside over the throne. That is what he does and nothing else.

The president and his men are building, but only for the need of themselves, but not for the real fundamental change. Because, that train has left a long time ago and the causes to do so are also not functioning anymore. We are at a point, where everything is done for short-term gain and not for building proper institutions. Since, everyone is supposed to have blind loyalty to his highness.

You do not challenge the Leopards Anus, only praise him. Not write poetry or words that express your concern, because then your in trouble. Peace.

Opinion: Butchaman take a chill-pill

Without me NRM was not going to defeat Bobi Wine. I would like to thank President Museveni for appointing me as his advisor, I promise to be loyal to him. My brother Bebe Cool told me that Bobi Wine has one trick that he beats them with, he does not respond to people who attack him. I would like to tell you that I have come with 45 tricks to end Bobi Wine’s political fame” – Butchaman aka Mark Bugembe on 29th October 2019

If Butchaman thinks his an big-shot, his not. Just like plenty of the other Presidential Advisors he will be forgotten in a minute or two. There was over 146 Presidential advisors before the appointments of him and Catherine Kusasira.

If they think they are special. They should be reminded about Boda-Boda 2010 and Abdullah Kitatta , who was useful during the campaign of 2015, but easy a victim and criminal after that. His serving time now for the duties he did while being at the reigns of Boda-Boda 2010.

That is why Butchaman should take it easy. He might be useful like Mbabazi, Bukenya or anyone else. His a fitting the program of having someone with knowledge and speaking the language the ghettos understand. But his not fighting for their cause, only pocketing money like the artists who made ‘Tubonga nawe’.

Butchaman can kid himself. Make him feel important now that he has a government function and a title. Still, his only relevant because Museveni fears the popularity of Bobi Wine. That is why Butchaman even was considered. Since, Museveni don’t know how to relate or be a part of the generation that grew up post-1986. That’s why the likes of Butchaman comes into the picture.

However, Butchaman doesn’t see that. He thinks he has it all figured out. The Ghetto and creed will carry him. Like he doesn’t become a sell-out doing this, just like the artists of the gig-song of 2015 wasn’t shunned for a while after the General Election of 2016. Did Butchaman forget that? Who knew right?

Well, Butchaman might be on his high horse, but he doesn’t know the play it seems. His part of a game he doesn’t know. He has to steady the boat, ensure that he gets to safety. Right now his burning his bridges and he hasn’t even started in his office.

NRM is using Butchaman, not Butchaman using the NRM. Even if Butchaman thinks it differently, because he doesn’t know this play. His a pawn played by the King. The King commands and the pawn has to obey. Therefore, when the pawn is lost, the King will not save him, but will do what ever he can to get “check-mate”. Peace.

Opinion: Otafiire better line-up a viable argument next time

I have heard all this noise about People Power, which power do you represent, where all these people? The one we know is the LC 1 Chairperson, People Power is exercised by LC1 chairpersons through the ballot box and we will guard this power using the army and air force. Whoever tries to disrupt this power, you are welcome but what will come next don’t regret”Kahinda Otafiire on the 28th October 2019

First and foremost, it is rich and funny that the Minister of Justice Kahinda Otafiire speaks of the value of the ballot box in concern of the LC1 Chairperson elections of 2018 wasn’t done through the secret ballot, but through the art of peer pressure or should I say by lining up behind the one the village or town wanted to have to represent themselves. Therefore, the Honourable clearly have forgotten how the state and the Electoral Commission did their work in 60800 villages last year.

Secondly, that he will guard the lining up of villagers for an election is showing that the backwardness of the National Resistance Movement (NRM). Instead of moving forward and doing elections with secret ballots, the Minister of Justice wants to defend the ideal of school-yard picking football captains in the villages. He will go so far to send the army against the ones going against that. That is loyalty towards the President and his self-styled President for life.

Well, thirdly, the Minister of Justice really thinks his smart, but I have already destroyed his arguments before he started. Because, the People Power is the power of the people. That they are stronger together and has the initial power of the government. Because the government is supposed to represent the people. As they are representatives of the people. Therefore, it is rich that that army has to defend that and not defend the people from enemies invading the territory of the people.

That is why you know the former NRA fighter and for life loyalist of Museveni sounds like this. His trying to sound wise, but instead sounds stupid. He sounds ignorant and dumb. That is a feat in itself.

But we can never take away this from him: “I can’t be a Minister for Crocodiles” and in the same regard. He cannot be the Minister for a Good Memory either. Peace.

Bobi Wine blast Museveni’s Ghetto Stunt!

 “Tired of indignity, the ghetto rose up to speak – led by the Ghetto President. He dismissed us. We persisted. Very scared and desperate, he now returns as ‘Man of Ghetto’. Museveni used and dumped all people who were telling him the truth about Uganda. It is not surprising that he now has the likes of Bryan White, Catherine Kusasira, Bebe Cool and Buchaman as his advisers, he will do it all, he will soon adapt to the ghetto behaviour and ‘smoke some’,” – Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine (28.10.2019).

Today, the MP and the Ghetto President Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine addressed the Ghetto Weekend of the President Yoweri Kaguta Musveni. We all knew this was bound to happen. Because, this had to be challenged.

We all know this is a stunt and trying to be relevant where his long been missing. We know that the President never really cared or done anything else than empty pledges and handouts. The recent efforts are only creating positions, but not elevating the public away from their circumstances. Because there are no policy, nor budget to create significant different.

Bobi Wine and the public knows this. It is all a ploy for 2021. Nothing else. All of these people he says are involved with Museveni only there because it pays, but they are not generating changes on the ground. Only a play for the stage, but none actually change for the citizens in the slums, in the ghettos. They are as lost as they have been, neither with the local councils, the mayors nor the KCCA doing anything. That’s because there are no money, no works or departments to actually work with all of the challenges at hand.

Therefore, the acts of the President is just a ploy and façade for the upcoming election. His screwed ways will backfire. Because, his just a visitor, even more than the NGOs and their volunteers. They are there for a while and get a feeling in their bodies of the environment, but the Executive or His Excellency are soon in his esteemed halls and homes. While he knows of the dire state of the citizens in the ghetto. Which he haven’t brought Steady Progress or anything of substance. Except for some free t-shirts and food for rallies every 4 years or so.

We can all see this, there will postponed and played around with, if the state cares they might start works that last as long as the Northern Bypass. Since there is common ground or nothing substantial. Only small handouts to new officials and SACCOs, but they are not doing anything that matters.

That’s why Bobi Wine blasts him and rightfully so. When there is no end product and only fanfare, we know something is up. Let’s see the President smoke some ganja and do the dance on the streets. Peace.

Opinion: [Alert] Museveni’s Ghettofication

We got our leaders too but where they lead us ?

Do they leave us or they see it through?

Yeah we packin’ precious metals

Our shit is next level

We raise the threat level” – (Talib Kweli on ‘Every Ghetto’ from the LP Indie 500, 2015).

We see the scheme ahead of the General Election of 2021. The focus will be on the ghettos, the slums and the areas close to home of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Just like he has now a Presidential Advisor for Kampala Affairs and the Ghetto Youth, and there is another one in the making too. Therefore, his focus is there now.

However, when it’s coming to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, I feel these bars are more fitting for him: “I’m on the porch like a slummy Ralph Lauren model” (Yelawolf – ‘Daylight’ from the LP Trial By Fire, 2017).

His not a gangster, a slum-dweller, someone who has cared for the ghettos or slums of Kampala. No, his now a poser and a model. Like the one mentioned by Yelawolf. That is who the President is. His starting all sorts of initiatives, but it only happens because his preparing for 2021. There are no other reasons for it.

That’s why he did this today:

Launched the NRM empowerment office for youth living and working in the areas of Kibuye and Katwe. The office will be a registration point for SACCOs and will make it easy for us to support the youth in their different productive groups” (Museveni, 27.10.2019).

We can lie to ourselves, but he hasn’t really been initiating much. He dropped 100 millions shillings last year too. But that is about it and this is a continuation of it. Instead of finding proper remedy his giving away charity and hoping it sticks. There is no difference between this and sudden drop from an NGO. As the NRM might open an office, but what is the budget and mandate? Who does it answer to? Is it under the State House, KCCA or the City Hall? Will they answer to the needs of the Katwe Council or is that not important?

Since, if the President did care or wasn’t only a visitor doing photo-ops and photo-bombing in the area. He would sincerely try to involve all the stakeholders and check their needs. Instead of patching the hurt by dropping a few dimes, hoping that would save someone’s day. Because, that’s how it looks.

We can anticipate that the President will do similar things now in Kamwokya, Kalerwe, Kisenyi and elsewhere. That is if he cares, but right now his just tasting the grounds and trying to eat of the spoils. He is dropping small currency and hoping to triple it in support. To think otherwise is naive at this point. The President is a screwed politician and to not think this is calculated is to think to well of the old man.

Therefore, he will go all ghetto. He will even hum the tunes of Elvis if he got too, with the sounds of “And his hunger burns

So he starts to roam the streets at night

And he learns how to steal

And he learns how to fight

In the ghetto”Elvis Presley on ‘In the Ghetto’ from the LP ‘From Elvis in Memphis’ 1969).

The only reasons he sings these tunes now is because of Bobi Wine. There is nothing else too it. He might soon make an Ghetto MP or even a Ghetto Ministry. Just to show that he cares, even if he never really has. Unless donors has paid for programs and ensured shelters. Some figments of micro-loans schemes and such. There aren’t much proof of care or change. Only, that his now boosting it up ahead of a up-coming election. That is the sad reality.

The President has had the time to fix and find avenues to make change in over 3 decades, 33 years and still not achieved anything. From 1986 until present day, he has had the time and ability to do something. But he hasn’t. This is a generation left behind by him and his accepted that. Until, the rising starlet and popular politician Bobi Wine MP showed up. Than he had to change the guards and move.

Well, to quote the old man: The power stays in the hands of the people. . . . I don’t see what opponents are so panicky about”Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in 1995. That might me 24 years ago. But still a friendly reminder, that the Poeple Power is powerful and that is why he suddenly cares about the slums/ghettos. Peace.

Robert Kyagulanyi MP aka Bobi Wine Statement on President Museveni being the “Man of Ghetto” (27.10.2019)

The folly of dictatorship! Ba dictator ensonyi baazinaaba. For 34 years, this man impoverished, marginalised & ignored the ghetto people. He evicted them from their land. He didn’t care about their health, their education or their lives. He over taxed them, tortured them and killed so many of them. He thought the ghetto didn’t matter.

After so many years, and tired of indignity, the ghetto people rose up to speak for themselves. Led by the Ghetto President, they made it clear that enough was enough. The ghetto went to Parliament and embarked on the process of taking over the nation’s leadership and changing the country forever.

He first dismissed us. But we persisted. He threatened us. We stood firm. He bribed some ghetto people but the ghetto youth stated on course. They asked me to continue shaking the tree, because that is the only time they saw government coming to them.

Having failed in all his schemes; very scared and desperate, President Museveni now returns as ‘Man of Ghetto.’ The sheer lack of shame! I can assure him that the authentic ghetto people will not permit him to mock them.

Museveni’s Ghetto Gospel

I feel His hand on my brain

When I write rhymes I go blind and let the Lord do his thang

But am I less holy

‘Cause I chose to puff a blunt and drink a beer with my homies?

Before we find world peace

We gotta find peace and end the war in the streets

My ghetto gospel” 2Pac – Ghetto Gospel (Recorded in 1992 but released in 2005).

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni have started to care about the ghettos. But it seems forced and it is. Because its not like this has been his thing. Most of his sudden government policies has been pushed either by donors or by random blurred lines to counter opposition figures. Now its another one of this. That is because the “Ghetto President” Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has arrived with force. Something he cannot contain and totally control.

That is why the President has to care about the Ghettos. Not because he wants too, because he don’t. He would rather be able to bed the oil companies, get some kickbacks and chill-out with his family on several of his ranches. But, we know he cannot do that.

That’s why he does this:

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has officially appointed local Artiste Catherine Kusasira as presidential advisor on Kampala Affairs. Under this role, Catherine Kusasira will be charge of coordinating the young NRM recruits in the slum dwellings. Another local artist Mark Bugembe known by his stage name Buchaman was considered for the position of presidential envoy on Ghetto affairs” (NBS Television, 26.10.2019).

This continues from the arrival of things last year:

President Yoweri Museveni has donated Shs 100 million to Kamwokya ghetto based youth groups. The money was delivered today to six groups at Harvest Church, Kamwokya by a number of government and State House officials led by Col Shaban Bantariza. Two groups received Shs 30 million each while the other four groups received Shs 10 million each” (URN – ‘Museveni donates Shs 100m to Kamwokya ghetto youth’ 24.09.2018, the Observer).

We know all of this happening because the President has to react to Bobi Wine. That is his gospel. The whole salvation happens in the Ghetto since the old man fears the popularity of the Bobi Wine MP. He has such power and stellar trust in the community, that the President has to pay people there and now appoint people to look over them. That is why this happens.

This is a continuation and will be more as we get closer to the 2021 elections. These elections will be fierce in this regard. Especially if the ghettos starts demonstrations or protests, than the army and police will go all-in like they have done elsewhere. However, if he does it is not like he will be less popular, than he already is.

His trying to deflect that his failed this ghettos, these parts of the cities and slums in- and around Kampala. Not like he has done magical things in Mukono, Wakiso or in Greater Kampala. No, he hasn’t and that why it is seemingly a stronghold for the opposition. That is why KCCA came into action, as the state had to take away power from the opposition in Kampala. It is no other way to see it, as he could legally appoint a another leadership to the ones elected by the public.

That’s why its rich that the President appoints more advisors and they are working for the ghettos. He has had policies for them like Slum Dwellers in the National Human Settlement Policy (1986) and now the current policy of the Secretariat for Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVC). So the state has done something, but not that its really have changed anything.

This is why the President does this. It is because the upstart is shaking him and making him look weak. The President cannot be that, he needs to look good and be the friendly force in the State House. This is why His Excellency does this now.

He cares about the ghetto, because he needs them suddenly. His not changed their livelihood, neither made difference there. They will still have to hustle, still have to get-by and find avenues to live in their shelters in the slums. Not like the President will build high-rises and proper houses for them. He doesn’t have the funds for that. Because, public housing would been a significant change. That is out of the league of this Presidency. It is not in it.

All for the fear of one man. All is justified to entrap and take control of something that he lost. The people and the peasants, the ones who was on his side, but with time they moved on. Because, they saw that this President didn’t care or act in their interest. Peace.

Opinion: Bobi Wine, apparently, the Enemy of the State!

Bobi Wine went to America and said that people should not come invest in Uganda. That means he is an enemy of progress in Uganda. In the 1960s, I was a member of DP but when I couldn’t say, ‘don’t build the Masaka-Kabale Road because I am not in the government, because that road is my road –it’s not for the government. When you go and tell foreigners that they should not come and invest in our country, you are waging war on our prosperity. So why then do you want to come and take advantage of that prosperity? (…) “That may be one of the reasons [for cancellation of Bobi Wine’s concerts] I suspect, I have not talked to the police in details” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on BBC News Africa, 18.10.2019).

It is now evident that the Uganda Police Force and the authorities has blocked a total of 156 concerts, which Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has tried to do. Also, in consideration the various of charges pinned on him. From being charged with treason, inciting violence and so-on. Like a common criminal not allowed to do his profession on the side of being a Member of Parliament. It would be like killing the cows and impounding, grabbing the land and expropriate the land to foreign investor to start ranching on one of the farms the President owns.

Because, what the state has done, is effectively stopping his other career and political messages through music. The have blocked him and his fellow artist to express themselves. There been all sorts of requirements, but the state has in the end blocked it.

If it is not a big enough venue, not enough toilets, not enough officers or the ability safeguard the venue in question. The Police Force will say that, as the artist and MP has to by law, notify the authorities and get rights to perform. This is what the laws are saying and he has complied to this.

Still, the state has blocked him and silenced him this way. It really shows how the state are using their power. Because, the state has an enemy and that is Bobi Wine. His now not allowed to pursuit his career, since he shouldn’t advantage of the prosperity of the nation.

Still, the President and his men can do that, all the time. The President can siphon, steal, land-grab or do whatever. Even spend the fortunes of the future, take out loans on the future and expect people to praise him for tarmacking roads.

Therefore, we know know the the enemy of the state. Even if it has been public knowledge for a while. Since, the MP and artist cannot move without getting into trouble. That is because the state are awaiting around the corner, if not they are trying to house-arrest him like other opposition leaders in the past. Peace.

Opinion: Mzee, what progress has Bobi Wine stopped?

Bobi Wine went to America and said that people should not come invest in Uganda. That means he is an enemy of progress in Uganda. In the 1960s, I was a member of DP but when I couldn’t say, ‘don’t build the Masaka-Kabale Road because I am not in the government, because that road is my road –it’s not for the government. When you go and tell foreigners that they should not come and invest in our country, you are waging war on our prosperity. So why then do you want to come and take advantage of that prosperity? (…) “That may be one of the reasons [for cancellation of Bobi Wine’s concerts] I suspect, I have not talked to the police in details” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on BBC News Africa, 18.10.2019).

Since June 2017, as he won the Kyadondo East By-Election his been an active troublemaker for the President, because he has stood up to him and his causes. That is why, the President tries to deflect and put blame on the MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Instead of looking into own acts and mischief made.

It is not as if the MP tortured himself after the Arua By-Election in 2018. Not like him made the headlines of not being allowed to leave the country for treatment. It is not like its his fault, that the Police Force and their brigades are blocking every avenue and venue for his concerts. That is the state apparatus. Therefore, the enemy of prosperity and the enemy of good political PR is the state.

That’s why its insulting what the President is saying on BBC News Africa. Like he thinks that people are this damp. That he thinks people are not seeing through the shades of grey, that they cannot configure the ordeal and see the reasons for all of it.

This is like the evangelical prosperity gospel kind of nonsense too. You know, if you don’t follow the teaching of the pastor and his church. Your whole business will fail, your whole family will be deceased, and God forbid, if you’re a farmer your crops will not grow. So, with that in mind. The President is pin-pointing wrong.

If it wasn’t for Americans, many government programs wouldn’t have funding, lots of the UPDF equipment and training wouldn’t be there. The list goes on. Therefore, the man should come down about that. After his rise to power, he shake hands with Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Therefore, be at ease, Mzee, take it easy.

I don’t see that Bobi Wine has stopped any progress, but instead shed light on some of the businesses. That the President doesn’t want light shed on. Because, you just want to rule indefinitely without any question or bargain. That is just the way it is.

His a threat to you, that is why his an enemy. Not because his a severe danger to the Republic. Nevertheless, you thinks the Republic will not stand the day you cease to hold the keys to power. We know that, but you can act as if we don’t already know. Peace.

Opinion: A little bit of defiance overpowered the independence celebration!

Let us reject being mere spectators in life, to becoming masters of our own destiny” – Dr. John Garang from the 1990 Torit Speech

Today was supposed to be the day that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni shined in the Bugisu Sub-Region and in Sironko District. Where he together with all the flair, the state machinery, the army and dignitaries. Even Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa was there to bring the festivities to the next.

However, the actions of his state apparatus, the acts of his own security organizations and their compatriots failed. They were supposed to have a smug party and celebrate the spoils of 57 years of independence. Instead, this day will not be remembered for whatever trophy or award Mnangagwa got or the speech of Museveni.

No. Today will be remembered by what happen in Wakiso district and in Kampala. There was another fellow taking the headlines and stealing from the military parades of Sionko. The man who overtook the mantle and the spotlight was Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

His not the first opposition figure (Dr. Kizza Besigye and Ingrid Turinawe) to sneak out his own home, as it is besieged by police officers and road-blocks. Which was the case today, as the news of Independence and Magere was sealed off. Still, Bobi Wine found away and he took off.

What is even more amazing was that Bobi Wine was able to dip through traffic and pass into Kamwokya. He was able to drive-in convoy during the day and even jump onto a boda-boda while the police tried to arrest him. This all made fuzz and the video-clip of this is online. It went viral. Because, it shows the lack of freedom and how one mad had to defy the authorities.

This is defiance in-action. Where one man took it and showed the world what it means to stand-up against the oppressors. He could have been a defeatists and been behind sealed of premises. Instead, his action showed the public what a little effort can do. He was able to shock and awe, but also show them that they can stand-up towards the people with guns and spike-strip or tire deflation device to stop him from passing.

Still, Bobi Wine did pass his home. He went and became the man about town. Bobi Wine didn’t only show his face, but he showed true defiance. Some calls him a hooligan, but his not a fanatic football support. His a man who stood up for his own freedom and as an example of someone who will not be shackled by an unfair system, which the NRM is putting the public.

A little defiance overpowered the festivities today. Who knew? Nobody did, that’s what defiance does. Peace.

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