Pastor “Mama” Janet Returns: A lecture in school opening… and God’s healing…

Can you believe it is another brand new week? In Runyankole, we have a proverb that says, “Obushesha nibwira bwinganisa omwana na nyina” which when translated simply means, “The process of morning that turns to night makes a child grow to be like the mother.” (Janet Museveni – ‘School Preparation’ 06.12.2021).

After two years lost and no schools, as the schools continues a prolonged lockdown, which never cease to end. The Minister for Education and First Lady Janet Museveni …. drops another lecture and her pastoral needs to enlighten the world. The application as an evangelist or a becoming a pastor should be invoked. This is just a continuation of her sermons and it’s fitting in a church-setting and not in a ministerial post. However, we know “deity” and husband will not allow that…

When you understand that there’s absolutely nothing that happens in your life that God is ignorant about, then it makes you realize just how great God or His will is in your lives, generally speaking. That makes you understand that if you care only to do what God wants you to do with your life, it is necessary to pray continually to get His guidance. That is the purpose of prayer” (Janet Museveni – ‘School Preparation’ 06.12.2021).

This is supposed to be reassuring and it is… that someone above is having oversight and control over everything. However, it is a weakness, when someone in power and having a powerful office asks people just to pray. As the Minister and First Lady have access to everything and can with decrees ensure people get more help. It is ignorant of her to just ask people to pray. Her husband and the government can support and act upon the needs of people. If people are in trouble then her government should show-up and help. Not just be ignorant and let them plea for their suffering to the lord, which what she does here…

Is it possible that there are things you can only learn at home which you couldn’t learn while at school, things that He probably wanted you to explore while at home? Could families have failed to make time for other family members because everybody is too busy outside the home? And when the nations had these lockdowns, people had no option but to be at home, eat as one, talk to one another, and generally be together – what families were supposed to be and do in the first place!” (Janet Museveni – ‘School Preparation’ 06.12.2021).

Here she’s defending the prolonged lockdowns, because it has some beneficial meeting-points for families, as the family members are not able to be busy outside of the family. This is true, but it can also pressure the families and with the problems it has served as well. The government didn’t help the families and their dire needs. The ones living day-by-day only got small pieces of bread and not enough to sustain itself. So, trust me the times was hard and the times together wasn’t paradise. Like the Minister make things believe here. The lockdowns wasn’t suddenly abundantly time to spend with family boardgames and chatter, no it was a time of survival and ensure food on the table the next day. So, I don’t know what sort of image or lost chapter she is reading from, unless she only gets the memo’s from the rich elites, which is never close to reality of the common man anyway.

However, in Uganda, we have learned how many families don’t want to have their children at home, especially the girls. When they were forced to have them at home instead of at school, many gave their daughters away in marriage; others were defiled by relatives at home (some by their own fathers). So the school closures have brought out community weaknesses that we didn’t know

before, and we need to pray for clear solutions for those wounds that many families are now living with. That is why we will start a campaign that we hope will provide some answers and guidance for many of these girls in our society that are hurting. With God’s help, perhaps their wounds will find some healing” (Janet Museveni – ‘School Preparation’ 06.12.2021).

We knew about these ills, but the state would barely touch it. Now, they speaks of campaigns against it. However, the state who targets the NGOs and CSOs who helps these communities have been targeted. The state talks big game, but it all have to be solved by a campaign. Yes, these practices are bad and wrong. Some of these have been galvanized and become more rampant possibly in the lockdowns. However, the state could put into regulations and enforcement against people who does this.

The child who gets married or raped should get help. This injustice should get answered and the state has failed them, if they don’t do anything about it. God can help with the mental and be a shelter for the soul. However, the state should answer with proper laws, regulations and enforcement to avoid these things to happen. The state needs to take precautions and safeguards, which it haven’t when it let these things happen. Yes, some can never be stopped, because the people will initially do this. Nevertheless, that is why the state has various of agencies, ministries and law enforcement to stop these from happening. They have educated and enlighten the general public about these ills. Also, what sort of suffering that comes out of it.

God can help with some healing, but that’s not the answer here. The state can deliver much more and help the victims of these crimes. Also go after the ones who committed these crimes to the children. That’s what the state needs to do and this show how hopeless Janet is.

Enough of this nonsense and this lacklustre Minister, who is out of her league and needs some guiding in her role as a government official. Peace.

Pastor “Mama” Janet Returns: Speaks about being humble…

If you are humble and excellent at your work, you are a perfect future choice for God to use, for His glory! You just wait and see!” (Janet Museveni, 22.11.2021).

The First Lady and Minister of Education Janet Museveni returns yet again with a sermon. She has a long series. As she is occupied with the end-game of the regime and trying to get a job at a Pentecostal Church when the Life Presidency of the husband is over. Since, she needs a fall-back plan and she cannot afford to live in exile in Sweden again. Therefore, she is mentally preparing herself to be a pastor and a preacher full-time, as her role as minister is abysmal and the only reason she is still there – is her husbands fault.

She starts out straight out of a Christmas evening sermon:

The topic for this week’s dialogue is humility. This is a quality that originates from the knowledge of God, and can be learned especially from the examples of His son Jesus Christ who was born on a farm in a calf-pen. This is the Son of God, the Creator of the Universe. He could have been born in a palace and taken care of by the best medical practitioners. But no, instead God, in His ways, decided to have His own son born in the humblest of places and we are told that even His parents could not access any room for accommodation in the nearby guesthouse” (Janet Museveni, 22.11.2021).

She speaks about this in a way, which is very common and not deep. This sort of extraction and speaking of Jesus Christ isn’t new. The usage of the place of birth and where he spent his first days have been used by many. It is a reflection how the most powerful man on earth was living in a place of poverty and not in riches. Which is very nice message, but nothing significant.

We know Janet and her clan is bashing wealth. They are closing of the Entebbe Expressway for Mzee to drive. Kololo can be closed of for days just so the meetings and gatherings can happen. This making jams and troubles for the rest of commuters in the greater Kampala area. Therefore, it is very rich that a wealthy person like Janet speaks of this. Because, her family and relatives isn’t humble like Jesus, but contrary they are living like Gods amongst men.

She continues later on: His teaching always showed His humble attitude e.g. He taught that when one goes to a function, one should not be quick to sit in the first row seats. Instead, sit in the back seats until those who invited you recognise where you are sitting and call you forward if that’s where you are supposed to be” (Janet Museveni, 22.11.2021).

This is not how the family of Museveni operates. Even Janet herself operates above the rest of Cabinet and the Members of Parliament. As she have the power to summon everyone and call them in for a meeting. That is not usually done by Minister, but the Minister is usually called for by the Parliament to submit a statement or report in a plenary session. If not the Minister is summoned for insubordination by His Excellency and possible sacked. Therefore, she isn’t a humble soul awaiting to called upon from the back. No, Janet calls everyone from the front and doesn’t beg for it either. She is not the right teacher for this message… just saying.

She ends the sermon today with this: “Go on your knees and ask God what His purpose for your life is. Don’t give up asking that question until God answers and shows you the way to go in order to fulfil His purpose for your life. He might have already even led you to do what He created you to do. If that’s the case, then you should dedicate yourself to doing the best possible job that He may lift you up, because God is always on the search for the people to use as an example for others – especially in young countries like Uganda” (Janet Museveni, 22.11.2021).

Here she’s in full preacher mode and not lecturing mode. Though she wants everyone to pray and ask God to help them out. Clearly, she knows deep in heart that her government and husband will not help them. So, they got to pray and hope that God will manifest himself in some sort of fashion. It is not like the NRM or Museveni will bring stability, financial institutions or the backing of a government, which could help businesses to thrive and secure good enough jobs. No, the public have to pray for that. Since the husband of Janet cannot suffice and cannot be bothered to serve the general public. This is why the general public only has one option and that is to pray. Which is really tragic and not at all humbling.

Let us all just be rest assured, that Janet wants to have the cake and eat it too. That is just who she is and clearly she’s not fit for office, but that isn’t shocking or a special reveal. She is just proving to the world with her messages that she should go to Bible School and become a Pastor. That is her life dream and not be a minister in any cabinet. Mbonye should be called and other ones too. Just so she can get her aspirations out in the open, instead of a closet-preacher. It is not funny anymore and her calling is very evident. Peace.

Pastor “Mama” Janet Returns: London calling …

Today, I wanted to talk to you about “excellence” in the work we do. I wanted to call our topic for discussion “Made in England”. What does that mean you may ask? That means: the products that were / are manufactured in England which were and are still labelled “Made in England.” People in the countries so far away from England would look for those products that would have been imported to those global markets” (Janet Museveni, 25.10.2021).

This is just happening as there is a will to only sell Nile Perch fished in Lake Victoria to Europe. As that is happening. The First Lady and Minister of Education returns with another sermon. Pastor Janet Museveni cannot contain herself and must be fisherman herself apparently. So, here we go…

So what am I saying here? I am saying that it is wise and it helps to learn from one’s early life that mediocrity is expensive and burdensome because sometimes people think that it’s smart to cut costs by using less materials than is necessary. Whatever you are doing or making, whether it is furniture, or building a house, or constructing a road, if you finish that product and sell it and in a very short time it breaks down or gets spoilt, that is the last one you will ever sell because people will say it is fake, a sham and they will regret having bought it” (Janet Museveni, 25.10.2021).

Here we see here wisdom, as it is and on full display. There is no deep meaning here. Just that everyone is supposed to deliver excellence and not mediocrity. Which is very ironic, as her ministry and her government is the proof of mediocrity. To many cooks and not enough chefs. There is to many in the kitchen and nobody performing. Since, everyone is awaiting to be delegated and getting letter of approval from the His Excellency. Therefore, she is the wrong messenger for this. Mrs. Museveni should also investigate Dott Services and all the Chinese companies building roads, since they are shoddy, and their work isn’t excellence. Still, the father of the home is accepting them.

Finally, I want to add that this principle of excellence does not only work in what you produce or what you do alone, it also works in life, generally speaking. It works in the values you espouse as a person. Values of truth, kindness, patience, trustworthiness, honesty, etc. which ensure that you are a person who only says what they mean and always means what they say. This means people can trust you because you stand by what you say. You are kind to other people, and you don’t bribe people to get what you want, you are patient with your workmates when they are not the best, and you help them on their way to change until they also overcome mediocrity. That way you are excellent as a person and your work also speaks for itself. So you are a good workmate and as a rule, you will prosper” (Janet Museveni, 25.10.2021).

It is like she never seen the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and their work ethic. She speaks of nice ideals, but her own cabinet, ministers and party members cannot all hold these norms dear. The NRM and the husband of Janet doesn’t follow these words. That’s why her aspirations doesn’t make sense. If she was working for a church and a congregation … that had made sense. Alas that is not the case.

Janet, have you seen and heard the stories of bribes involving your husband? Haven’t you heard corruption scandals in-connection with family members and high ranking officials within the NRM party? So, shouldn’t this lesson be heard and told at home before you go to the general public? The idea is a good one, but not a believable. Unless, you want to be a false prophet?

In conclusion, if we have a critical number of our people or skilled workers striving to be excellent workers, then whatever we produce will sell itself just like “Made in England”. Uganda will stand out in Africa because our cities will be beautiful, our roads will be excellent, our students will be excellent students of purpose and we will prosper. Our God will be glorified! How about that!” (Janet Museveni, 25.10.2021).

Yes, people should strive to deliver good products and excellence. That is all natural, but the state isn’t making the public prosper. Janet and the whole cabinet could make it possible. They could make proper policies and laws, in which the industries and the final products could be seen as excellence. However, the state is more into taxation and regulating the business than making things better. Which is ironic when the minister praises excellence.

If Janet wants things to become excellent. She needs to address the hubby and get him to direct all the national parastatals, commissions and state owned enterprises. Yoweri could easily direct some ministers and commissions his way. Just like he does with UNRA and hires some shabby Chinese Road firms and Dott Services. He could maybe get the someone else to actually hire someone good this time. Peace.

Pastor “Mama” Janet Returns: The Honourable Minister is asking for too much…

Therefore, if you would have a little faith in your government and trust that it cares about your well-being, you would know that Government has not left schools closed to punish you, but rather, to protect you from harm” (Janet Museveni – ‘Reopening of Education Institutions’ 13.09.2021).

The First Lady, Pastorpreneur and Minister of Sports and Education, Janet Museveni really shows her lack of skill and understanding of her role. Not like that is new… because she is the royal highness and the first lady. If she wasn’t any of the above… Janet wouldn’t have been considered or even appointed in the first place.

However, here we are and she continues. This time it’s a less of holy text. Neither is it anything profound or a stark message. The writing isn’t inspiring or hopeful. That’s why we should trust her government. A government who uses drones, captives political prisoners and easily sends the army against it’s dissidents. Still, you are supposed to believe that this government would protect you and not harm you. Well, that is easy to say when your in the inner-circle… and not living in the real world. Where the state can send the authorities and kidnap you just for your association with dissidents. That’s enough of probable cause and the state is allowed to charge them without any questions asked.

So, it is really insulting writing what she wrote in that one passage. However, her lack of tact and understanding is also in another passage of her. Where she is boldly saying: “Sometimes, I see the very rude insinuations you send to me in our dialogue, like, “just open schools” etc. Well, when you put a lot of thinking in this puzzle, if it is even a puzzle at all, you can see that opening schools is the easiest thing to do. After all, that is what many of you seem to really want and I can also understand your thinking. So, why then have we kept schools closed?” (Janet Museveni – ‘Reopening of Education Institutions’ 13.09.2021).

It is not rude to want the schools and educational insinuations open. That is a sincere wish, as the years of COVID-19 is fallout time and also lost learning period for massive amount of students. While the state haven’t solved or found proper solutions to home-schooling or educational curriculum to spread to the masses in new ways. Yes, the President has promised village tv’s and radios, but they haven’t been procured and neither delivered. Secondly, the teachers and lectures haven’t been helped or had any sort government programme to save the lost year.

However, she is still the preacher and had to say stuff like this: We are confident that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who is our God will bless the education sector in this unprecedented season” (Janet Museveni – ‘Reopening of Education Institutions’ 13.09.2021).

She is the Minister of Sports and Education. Janet is in-charge and has the responsibility. It is healthy to have faith in higher powers and believe in spiritual beings. However, if we believe those things and still have a sound mind. We know that God has given us a brain and intelligence to serve and also follow the mandates of our roles in society. Therefore, Janet should make sure the people succeed and not just spread hope.

Janet has the ability and the power to get the funding, the equipment and the additional training the teachers might need at any given time. She can order and secure this for everyone involved. That is, if she cares or have the manpower around her. However, she is just saying “put it all to God” and “have faith in the government”.

That is not how things works. The state should deliver and God can intervene, but he has given us wisdom for a reason. So, the honourable minister should do us a service and actually use any, if she possess it. Because, it is about time to stop preaching and actually work. Even the scripture says your faith is dead, if you have no action. Therefore, for someone quoting God on the regular. She better get to work and open them schools. It doesn’t matter if she finds it insulting or not. That’s her job and she’s mandated to do so. Peace.

Pastor “Mama” Janet Returns: The Sermon of Digital Destruction

A report by online retailer Jumia detailing mobile trends in the country by end of last year shows Uganda’s internet penetration has reached 42% with up to 19 million Ugandans now connected to the internet out of the total estimated population of the country that stands at 44.5 million people” (New Vision – ‘42% of Uganda’s population now connected to internet’2020).

Again and again First Lady of the Republic Janet Museveni writes her sermons or speeches. Because, she is a minister and the First Lady. Many will publish this without any question or sincere commentary. The Ministry of Education and Sports should have a ministry to run, but for some strange reasons has time to write these small “articles” boosted with scriptures and lessons for the general.

It is funny that she is talking about digital addiction and such. When the government she represents has blocked several of social media sites, which is only available through the usage of VPN. This is has been the case with Facebook who have been blocked since the general elections in January 2021. The government also have no issues shutting sites down or pages in general. The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) can easily take away access and licenses to anyone who dares to go to hard on the government policies. Therefore, it is rich reading a text by the first lady… like we don’t know what the state does and is willing to do!

The Pastor starts by: “The problem of social media or digital addiction is relatively new, but it has really reached all over the world. It has been called the modern day addictive drug – like tobacco or alcohol. It leads to poor school performance, breakdown of family communication and delinquent behaviors” (Museveni, 06.09.2021).

Data and internet is an expensive thing in the Republic. It is not like data bundles are inexpensive and something anyone can afford. Especially not in Uganda. Still, the usage of internet is rising and usage is growing. However, the average citizen doesn’t have the network or cash to use the internet for long time. The smartphones has helped, but it’s not like it is steady problem up-country or elsewhere. Most likely this digital addiction isn’t a huge problem in Uganda. Then the data-bundles needs to be affordable and the telecom companies needs to make the internet speed better across the republic.

The Pastor continues: “As you, my young friends devote all your time on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Tik Tok and all other social media platforms, it is very easy for your academic work to suffer. As parents spend lots of time on the same platforms, communication in families breaks down and before you know it, family members are living as strangers under the same roof. As the saying goes, “too much of anything is always bad”” (Museveni, 06.09.2021).

She is right that to much of anything is bad, the same goes to Social Media usage. That me and Janet agrees on. However, the new generation is used to be bombarded with information from several of sources at the same time. Youth are used to having radio, social media and the books in the dorm at the same time. Some have to read in silence to study, but everyone isn’t the automatic book-smart and follows the programme. That’s why students study differently. Social media should never be a wedge between families either, but if it is… then there is usually something underneath that was amplified by the social media. That’s how I see it and then the person or family member should seek guidance somewhere. Not just stop using time on social media in itself.

Academic work can suffer from everything. From noisy neighbours, friends wanting you to join social gatherings and other social pressure as a student. Social media only shows it and makes it public, if so… and should open the students mind to do the right thing. However, a university student on a grant or little subsidizes doesn’t have the funds to be constantly online. Especially, not with the taxes and the costs that comes with it. Unless, the student has “blessers” or “sponsors” to cover the bill.

The Pastor continues: “Time is one of the greatest resources God has given to us, to waste time is to waste your life. Apostle Paul cautions us in Ephesians chapter 5, verse 15 that, “Pay careful attention to how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil”” (Museveni, 06.09.2021).

It is ironic that she speaks of wasting time and how your are wasting life. When she is the wife of the President for Life who has little to no achievements to prove of after years in office. The husband of the Pastor hasn’t delivered what he promised when he came in and still delivers the same suffering, which was rampant during previous regimes. Therefore, she shouldn’t throw stones in a glass-house or the State House for that matter.

Janet should teach this lesson to her husband Yoweri before she speaks of this again. Because, its distasteful that she does this in 2021 after her husband being in-charge since 1986. That says it all. The ones she is lecturing was most likely not even born or thought of when her husband took power. He could have left a legacy of achievements and policies to study for eternity. Nevertheless, the greed and will to oppress have depleted this. That is something the Pastor should repent and confess about herself.

She continues with calling it a “sin”, that you need “discipline” and put a “set time”. The sinner and sinful part is weird. Just like Social Media only is foolish and a waste. Not that it has a possibility to broaden perspective or get new inspiration from either people you know or people far-far away. The discipline and set time is to be anticipated. However, plenty cannot afford to be constant online with the pricing and discipline only matters pocket-wise. Only the little elite and lower middle-class has ability to be online 24/7 but that is not for everyone. So, this lessons are a waste in itself.

Janet should fix the problems of the Ministry instead of writing pointless lectures like these. The Pastor should become a minister in a church and retire from government. Especially, when she writes stuff like this on the regular now. Peace.

Pastor “Mama” Janet Returns: The Sermon of “Blessings”

“Yes, it is a brand new week! May the Good Lord shine His face upon all of you and give you Peace” (Janet Museveni, 23.08.2021).

This person, Janet Museveni wouldn’t be relevant or have a career like she has, if it wasn’t for being the first lady of the Republic and being appointed by her husband, the President for a Ministry. She is the Minister for Education and Sports but sounds more like a Pentecostal preacher.

In her recent post on “social media dialogue” it is a scripture reading and something that is fitting of a church and not of a minister. This text would have been perfect in the context of a church and a ministry. If she worked for one of them Western inspired Pentecostal churches across Kampala. She would have blended in and they would all answer “Praise God” and “Amen” after dropping this text.

However, for a minister and such… it is just weird and out of place. A minister and a head of state can have whatever religion they see fit as their own. They can believe and be spiritual, live after their own conscience and belief.  Nevertheless, this is just hopeless…

She reiterates: “That tithe then goes to your local church where you worship. The church of God will thrive and prosper, because if all the people who make up your local church, tithe, then the church will not be poor. The church then will take care of all the church leadership and also the orphans in the Parish near the Church. Consequently, the suffering of poverty and hunger will be taken care of and God will get all the honour and glory” (Janet Museveni, 23.08.2021).

This here is sounding like a preacher and a pastor. Pastor “Mama” Janet is at your service and waiting for her sermon. Where she will profoundly speak of giving to the church and how it benefits society. Surely all the pastorpreneurs of the Republic will be feeling Godly at this moment. That the Minister and First Lady speaks of these resounding words. As she speaks so softly and kind about giving 10 percent of your earnings to the local church. They surely hope this blessing will come upon them.

She further states: “Giving to God also includes offering in Church, many people when they go to Church and it is time for offertory, sometimes they walk out or they search in their bags to get the very least money to give to God, as if God is a beggar, instead of realizing that this is an opportunity to offer God something, because God gives you everything you have and could give you a lot more, you refuse to show Him any gratitude and He also lives you alone. So in essence, you close the only door for your blessing” (Janet Museveni, 23.08.2021).

This here would make any pastor and especially prosperity preachers excited. They are just waiting for scriptures and tales like these. They are just saying your wealth and abundantly so, after the amount you gives. This is just the sort of spiritual guidance TV-Pastors are doing and been outbidding each other as well. Pastor Janet is a on a roll here.

She ends with: “Therefore, for now, try Him by starting to tithe from the little you have and you will be surprised to see how what you have can grow and you find all your needs are covered and instead of asking others for help, you try now to be the one to give to others or at least share what you have. You will see the blessings of God multiply as you grow steadily in giving those who have less than you have and also to your place of worship” (Janet Museveni, 23.08.2021).

It is just such a show of the First Lady and Minister. The Preacher and Pastor is going all overboard here. It is not end in sight and whatever ministry she’s part of on the regular must clearly have done wonders. Since she sounds ready for the role of a pastor and a preacher.

Janet should resign from Government, as she is ready to work for the Lord Almighty. She should beg for forgiveness for the all the pain and suffering her partner has done. Janet should ask God for forgiveness for all the money and government funds she has misused and earned fortunes on. The preacher should testify and be vocal, repent her ways and ask God for mercy. Since, she wants to badly to become a saint and a follower of God.

That is what is missing from Pastor Janet, “mama” Janet better be careful. She should repent and atone for her sins. Which she has been conniving and using her titles for her own good. Janet needs to answer for this and so should her husband too. They need to answer for God and beg for mercy. Peace.

Opinion: Muhwezi just needed a hot minute to create a scandal

UPDATE; Minister of Security Jim Muhwezi says, all vehicles and motorcycles will be fitted with a digital monitoring system to curb crime” (91.2 Crooze FM, 22.07.2021).

Government has signed a 10 year deal with Joint Stock Company Global Security, a Russian firm that will see the latter install tracking devices in all public and private vehicles and motorcycles in the country” (Nile Post, 23.07.2021).

The returning Member of Parliament and Minister Jim Muhwezi have just entered the offices and started his new term. As the 11th Parliament swearing-in days are over and the term has started. Just as he does his first deals and programmes as a Minister. He has already entangled himself in a scandal of epic proportions.

The Minister who has a history of wasting public funds in various of schemes. Has started where he has left of in the past. He has bought junk helicopters, robbed resources from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the well-known GAVI Funds as well. All of this while he was in office in the past.

I wrote a piece on his in 2020 named “If you want Jim Muhwezi back as an MP [then don’t cry if his involved in a grand corruption scandal]” published on the 17th August 2020, which was on this subject.

Therefore, the additional information today that he has signed a ten year deal with a defunct Russian company. That says it all and it was a new supposed wind-fall. Where he also had the blessing of the President. The Minister even stated that on one of his tweets while signing the deal. That says it all and he has the blessing of the State House to do this.

He has gotten away with theatrics before and he will most likely get away with it now too. Because, he is in good favours with the President. The in-law and minister surely will walk this one off and continue like nothing happens. The IGG, PPDA, FIA and nobody was in this to vet it the agreement either. That’s why you knows this institutions are idle, as things as foolish like this shouldn’t exist in the first place.

Who is as bold and brazen to write and sign a ten year deal with a one-year old defunct or bankrupted company from Russia? As a minister … do you have no scruples or morals? I am asking Jim and shouldn’t have asked in the first place. He let people rot in prison to die as the Director General of the Intelligence Services in 1980s. So it is not like he has a heart, but has an appetite for money and power.

Muhwezi was a scandal in the making. However, would have never thought it would have happened this fast. This was Formula One speed and Lewis Hamilton couldn’t even sprinted past Muhwezi on the racing track. That how fast and furious the minister was to seal this deal and ensure a quick pay-off in office.

Because, who would get the money and what sort of arrangements really matters with a company that ceased operations one year ago? That seems like a windfall and the biggest pay-off of the year. That’s how Muhwezi operates, I suppose. He doesn’t fear no man or any accountability. Well, he has done this before and gotten away with it. Why should it have any consequences now?

Peace.

Pastor “Mama” Janet Returns: The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants continues!

At some point this got to stop. Because this doesn’t make sense. I don’t know why someone who has this role and place in society acts like this. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the President cannot score many or any points with this.

That the First Lady Janet Museveni is writing like she’s a Pentecostal preacher and singing the hymns of Watoto Church. Just held her sermon and communion with the “Born Again” there. Because, something got to give.

We know perfectly well and this is not funny. She’s wife of the dictator and the tyrant. The only reason she has a role in government and in the public is because of her marriage. She’s been appointed by her husband to be a minister and be in position. Not because of her vast knowledge or experience. No, that you can throw out of the window.

On the 5th July 2021 the Nile Post published a opinion piece of hers. Where she mixes, God and Patriotism like oil and water. Where she goes from acting holy and being patriotic within sentences. She even talks of various of means of fighting for your country. After speaking in debt of Gods design and whatnot.

That’s why it’s astonishing that she writes this:

If you are an adolescent boy at school like the girl I just talked about, you ensure you are an astute student, you lead others to refuse to wear torn trousers because Uganda does not respect those who mock our poor people by making a fashion of what our people wear because of poverty. You refuse long dirty hair because Ugandans are descent Africans who beautify God’s creation and not denigrate the African beauty to make Ugandans (Africans) look ugly, mad or hopeless” (Janet Museveni – ‘Janet Museveni to youth: Don’t wear ‘damage’ jeans, they mock the poor’ 05.07.2021).

First off, fashion changes and so does the times. Janet is old and forget this part. Some modern fashion of the day, which is a world wide phenomenon. Torn-Jeans is for some reason a fashion symbol. Not that’s my thing either, but its a symbol. Just like skinny-jeans was IT a moment ago and other fads that comes and goes. That’s not my cup of tea, but I don’t bug out about either.

Secondly, the poor have torn clothes and cannot afford to buy so much clothing. That is natural… and because the poor have to prioritize their spending with caution. They don’t have a safety-net or social security, neither a state who gives them allowance or have programmes to bring them out of poverty. That’s where Janet’s and her husbands government have failed the poor. Which is more a mockery of them, than ever wearing a torn piece of clothing.

That’s why her statement is insulting and insinuating. It is projecting actually. Mama Janet want people to believe wearing torn clothes is an insult to the nation and to the poor. However, her government and her regime have not helped them out of poverty. Even if they have had over 35 years to make it happen with help of the United Nations, Bretton Woods Organizations and all the NGOs of the world. Still, they have not had the capacity to stop poverty or bring more people out of the gig-economy.

Still, it is disgusting and a destruction of Gods creation to wear torn jeans. Wouldn’t that imply that the poor person is destroying it too? Not only the wealthy one wearing the fashion-fad? Because, they are both wearing it. One because of they are out of pocket and the other because they can spend out of their pocket.

Last point, how dare you as a representative say someone makes things ugly, mad or even hopeless? Shouldn’t you and your government help these people. Give them shelter and opportunities to get a proper livelihood?

That’s how I see this. “Mama” Janet please take these words to heart:

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye” (Matthew 7, 3-5, New International Version).

Because those verses is saying what you just did. You have mansions, State House, State Lodges and vast enterprises. Your family is running the Republic and done so for over 3 decades. Still, you cannot help people out of poverty. That is the ugly truth and the reality here.

You shouldn’t educate on how people wear clothes. “Mama” Janet you should ensure people a proper livelihood, shelter and food on their tables. So, that the next generation can have a better life. Instead your preoccupied as the elite looking into the smaller things. Fixated on torn clothes, instead of the issue of why people are poor and what’s missing to get people into a better life. Peace.

The new cabinet isn’t that sharp [Museveni’s most intriguing Minister’s for 2021-26] Part I

When you have 80 Members of Parliament or the ability to appoint 80 people for various of Ministers. You should have a field day in appointing the geniuses and the wise to any of these ministries. There should be a capacity and ability to hand-pick the ones who are fitted to various of ministries. However in 2021 that’s a saga long forgotten.

President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni have now released the whole cabinet yesterday. I looked into to the two high profiled roles last night. However, I had a series last term, but doesn’t see it fitting this time to continue with the “Royal Court” series.

It is clear with this Cabinet that the loyalists, the ones who sought and fought for the Age Limit is still getting appointed. The ones who are close and abide the principals of the State House. They are getting rewarded and getting retained. That is clear here and it is visible.

Clearly, Gen. Moses Ali can never do anything wrong. He is just a forever presence. The agreement he made with the National Resistance Movement in 1986 must give Museveni reasons to retaining him. That agreement must give him a office and be viable character in government. In the year of 2021 and beyond.

The former Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga was demoted, but still got an office. She is the First Deputy Prime Minister and will still have some power. Also, be the Minister for East African Community Affairs.

Wife(y) Janet Museveni retains her control of the Ministry of Education and Sports. We know it is buy peace in the Middle East. Oh wait, it is to give her a Gucci bag and call it a day. This is her slush-fund and we are not seeing teachers or lectures getting a better life in their profession.

Then we have the return of Jim Muhwezi. His a forever stagnate fellow within the NRM. His gotten the Minister, Office of the President of Security. A man who was sacked several of time. The ex-Spy have gotten into scandals and been part of grand corruptions cases. This man is as corrupt as it gets and he will eat this term.

The former Secretary General of NRM, Justine Kasule Lumumba have now gotten appointed as Minister in Charge of General Duties/ Office of the Prime Minister. This is a smaller role and sort of unofficial “spokesperson” for the government and will not handle anything serious. Not like the previous person there had a lot of things to do.

Then you have Thomas Tayebwa, who has been an MP since 2016. Other roles than in Parliament is the Director of Cholmat Investments. His appointed as the Government Chief Whip. Last year he got known on social media for beating a UMEME staffer. Who happened to work on a line or transmission, which was illegally connected to the MPs house. Therefore, Tayebwa MP have some answers to give and not only ask forgiveness after. Especially, if the praise of Don Wanyama is true. That Thomas is a Christian and being generous. He should have shown that generosity towards the contracted worker of the UMEME. Not only show up at public functions and showing his giving hands.

Frank Tumwebaze MP had to be retained. He has had several of Ministries and he gets another one now. His a loyal man and was elected without any polls. As he was a unopposed MP in the General Election of 2021. This man is the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. He will have three Minister of State underneath him. This is giving him vast power…

In no surprise Matia Kasaija is retained as the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED). He surely must have a strong grip on the Ministry and the President trust him blindly on this. Since he has had this for years and continues to stay in office.

For some strange reason, which I cannot phantom. Gen. Jeje Odongo is becoming the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Somewhere is Sam Kuteesa laughing and wonder what happened to him. That the sanctions on his corrupt ass finally hit home and took away one pay-check from all the others his getting. Gen. Odongo is the most defensive minister that’s appointed. His so defensive and willing to defend the indefensible. That this man will blame the pen, but not the ones shooting the bullets. He will dismiss the ones writing about extra-judicial killings, but defend the ones shooting the innocent civilian. That is the sort of man Odongo is and expect that in his work this term.

This is enough for now. There will be a follow up. There is enough characters to make your mind implode on the spot. The Cabinet of 2021-26 will not generate greatness …. It is there to serve Museveni and that’s it. These folks are there because of their loyalty and they will follow him until he pushes them overboard. That’s why people get used and dropped like nothing. Expect someone to cry havoc in the coming days. It is inevitable. Peace.

PS: Part II is on its way, but will dig for every soul mentioned … just like always.

Opinion: Akon is building two Utopian cities now [where is the money for this?]

It’s official that Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam aka Akon will build Akon City in Senegal in 2018. The American artist who has already pledged to build “Wakanda” in Senegal and it’s supposed to start this year in Senegal. Now in 2021 he has pledged to build a second Akon City in Uganda. 

The first “Wakanda” is to be built in Mbodiène, a town of 6,000 citizens in Senegal and is supposed to be the “original” Akon City. Where this is supposed to be designed by a Abu Dhabi architect and U.S. based developer. The city will run by a cryptocurrency “Akoin” and get electricity though Akon’s Lightening Africa. That is already the dream project and the utopia of someone’s wild dream.

Akon have earned millions of dollars with his music. He has dropped albums and is getting royalties that way. Just like his earning money on Lady Gaga to this day. Nobody will earn huge profits from Kardinal Offishal and Colby O’Donis. Nevertheless, as Akon continues to sell dreams.

We can wonder, if these will turn into nightmares. Akon is now supposed to build another Akon City. This time in Uganda. He has promised a city built by 2036. That gives him time to finish it by 15 years. However, that will be tough to complete and even get funding for. When you are not even fully financed your vanity project in Senegal.

Akon has only raised one third of US Billions he needs to build his Utopia in Senegal. Where his majestic and futuristic city is supposed to be built. He is going over the edge being able to this stunt twice. Not even dictators in their own home-countries are able to pull this off. That with the ability to skate of criticism and misuse of state funds to complete their vanity projects. Where they are building their home villages into a city. There will be big churches, stadiums and even airports. It is still not as utopian as Akon proposes.

Thomas Moore’s Utopia isn’t even like this. Neither is Asterix’s ‘The Mansion’s of the Gods’ where Rome and Julius Caesar wants to build a city around the rebellious Gaul village. In that story that fails and the architect have to give up. Still, that story of fiction can be replicated here in reality. Where a visionary and a salesman who wants to suddenly create a magnificent city out of nowhere.

Akon does the same and promises that twice. He promises this in Uganda… even before he has finished or even delivered anything in Senegal. A place where he has promised to deliver this since 2018. The state have given him land and his supposed to do it. While his not financing this himself. His not a Rockefeller or a Bill Gates.

That’s not Akon’s fault, but with his wealth he isn’t able to finance or do this on his own. Akon needs financing, architects, developers and a natural progression of this. If he ever wants to build his Brasilia. No, this will not even be a town built around a company or a manufacturing plant. No, this is towns or cities built out of dust. Where they are supposed to just rise up from the ashes. They are supposed build a city out of nowhere.

That is the certain vanity projects fitting ill-advised kings or dictators. They usually does this to their home villages or home-towns. Where they will boost it and make it giant place. With a majestic mansion for themselves and other buildings of stature. They will even build statutes and other things to remind the public of their greatness. However, if this is failed. They will be like empty ghost-towns or company towns who failed after the company couldn’t earn profits anymore.

Akon cities could easily end up in the same space as company towns or dictators vanity projects. As Akon isn’t funding this himself. He promises grandeur and greatness, but have nothing else than promised land to build it on. Akon is supposed to be able to get investors and build these cities. If it is with his cryptocurrency or other ways. That is still an utopian dream.

The recording artist is supposed to pull off building to cities. The musician needs to be able to play on several of strings and ability to fund this. As much as he needs to fund all of his other businesses. The man who needs to cater to all of his wives and now all of these enterprises too. He is selling lofty dreams and hoping other people’s money can be spent.

Akon would have a greater shot …. than the dictators and giant companies building towns across the world. What is striking here is the supposed sudden Wakanda or Utopia is supposed to happen in both Senegal and Uganda. They are needed to built with other people’s money and goodwill of both states. As they are both giving away land to this development. Though the building of this cities are no natural growth or a city developing through the stages they usually do with added population and businesses.

Akon will most likely either able to create one of these. If not it will be a Gbadolite. A forgotten relic of the big-man and for life President Mobutu Sese Seko of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The same might easily happen to Akon City in both Senegal and Uganda. As he will have to make it viable for investors and they have to see these enterprises as profitable. Everyone investing has to get their cut and the people moving there have to suddenly be able to make a living in these cities. That without any official business or companies working there. They are just supposed to spring up and the seeds of a this visionary city is viable to feed itself.

That is why this a questionable dream. An Utopia or an Wakanda. If Akon isn’t able to bring in the cash it will turn into a nightmare. It will be ghost-towns before they are even starting to exist. If he gets it built. It might die quickly too, as it is a generic and a manufactured towns without any natural life. This will make it harder to breathe life into it. Unless, his developers are planning the livelihoods and possible ways to actually live there. That shows how far-fetched these things are.

Akon is trading a dream or hoping to avoid a nightmare. These cities needs so much to work. Not only the building, but the funding and make them liveable. That is when this get real. So, how can Akon be able to build cities without spending his own money?

I want to wish Akon well, but feels sorry for the ones falling for it. I have a feeling like the fictional story of Asterix is what would happen here. The promise of an urban city beside the Gaul village. However, the architect had give up and the Roman city couldn’t get built and had to give up. The same will most likely happen here.

I know the fans of Akon and the ones earning fortunes on his enterprises doesn’t want this out. However, it is necessary to say this. Akon could just a be a con man too. Than he has made himself a king without even having the battle for the throne. That is legendary, but also scary. We can just wonder, if he will ever pull it off. Time will tell, but don’t be sad if this all just a cash-grab and a heist of certain elites. Peace.

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