We have today a nice Saturday when the UPDF supposed to be deployed and take control of security towards the end of the General Election. Well, in Masaka NRM-Organization promised towns-people an NRM-Supporter’s if they shunned the campaign rally of Go-Forward and Hon. Amama Mbabazi campaign venue in town. While the NRM members who cried out for not being paid not to show-up somewhere. Shows the lacking mentality of NRM to pay their own and keep their promises! Yet again I guess! While the Police had to throw tear-gas and shot live rubber-bullets towards the crowd because of the missing funds of UGX 100millions to them.
The Go-Forward had a rally in Masaka 9th November 2015 when they held a rally at the Masaka Golf Course and they reacted today 9th January. Technically two months after the rally and now they wondered where the money they was promised to get wasn’t arriving. That is slow service delivery!
Something worth reporting is that Musician Eddy Kenzo and the Ugandan Cranes Football Team sponsored and was charitable towards the Masaka Hospital with a facelift and upgrade on the 7th January. They donated to Masaka female ward and this was done through a charity match!
And something that would be lost in the wind about Masaka is this is just in today on 9th January 2016:
“Masaka Municipal Councils have received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Uganda Support to Municipal infrastructure Development Programme (USMID) for the Civil works of Infrastructure projects and Consultancy Services of supervision of road works”. Well, World Bank has to finance this for Masaka and not the local tax-base, wonder who is financing the missing funds for the shunning the campaign rally that was in 9th November 2015…? That is why they have more missed funds and why the NRM-O in the area had the reaction today.
While also the Masaka District Local government had to tell the civil servants how to allocate the money at a hotel yesterday 8th January 2016: “Regional Data Quality Assessment (DQA) at Mariaflo Hotel in Masaka District with a call on participants to appreciate data for improved service delivery through proper planning and resource allocation”. That must be why World Bank has the wishes to finance the civil works in parts of Masaka. That must be golden.
Think that is enough of Masaka today! Peace.
Today there been issues with NRM and Mzee campaigning that have involved in the matter of electoral practices. Firstly the comrades for the National Resistance Movement decided to tear up Go-Forward Posters and pin-up posters of Mzee in Karamoja region. The pictures tell the story. The other issues are bigger, but the Electoral Commission has said before the campaign rallies that this was not acceptable, still it happens everywhere and Mzee’s campaign posters are standing strong and not touched while opposition candidates ones are destroyed or pinned over. That must be something to think about Badru Kiggundu aye?
Today NRM Convoy where in the Kabale region and had campaign rallies in the area. So before the campaign rallies the President Museveni had to breach the new-found regulations that Presidential Candidates are not allowed to visit.
First: He visited the Kabale Muncipal Grounds and laid flowers (Wreath) on the graves of the fallen Patriotic Freedom Fighters who we’re fallen in 1973. This is Okayed by the Electoral Commission while Hon. Amama Mbabazi we’re not allowed into a Memorial Grounds during his campaign trail. Well, who can stop the almighty President right?
Second: He visit a public building which is a museum in Muhanga Town, this was the Great Lakes Museum. To oversee the structure and building; something that would been closed down by Police and not let the other Presidential Candidate visit the premises.
Third: There we’re rally over the stipulated time in Kabale from the Mzee, the other candidates get issues and closed venues if they go over the 6:00 PM. This have happen to Hon. Amama Mbabazi and Dr. Kizza Besigye during the campaign trail. Mzee hold it over the time while the Police we’re standing and looking at the breach of the regulation, because they know who keeps them paid.
Fourth: The citizens who would attend the rally in Kabale we’re promised UGX 3,000shs for attending the rallies that is real loyalty just the way Mzee likes it. If he can pay you and you do something for him, then you’re a proud NRM-Supporter.
So know we have all seen this and known that in recent days that the Anti-Riot Police have followed Hon. Amama Mbabazi and police have tried to get people to shun the campaign rallies of Dr. Kizza Besigye, how can he continue like nothing? And still claim to be democratic and ask for respectful language from his competitors?
There are so much I could say and describe in on matter, but at this point why should I. There is coming more and we are 45 day to the polls starts smashing and I fear the online will strike and social media shut-down on 18th February. We all know that the beacon of truth and justice is dangerous of Mzee and his cadres. So here we are, his tactics and opposition fear-mongering are continuing. Like the life-time ruler he is and wish to overcome an be able to reign for over 30 years. Peace.
Today the Uganda Police Force in Nakasongola district has followed the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) convoy for the presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye. He we’re not allowed to watch the situations of the schools or other public buildings. They we’re shut down by Police. The Highway Police force we’re following the FDC Convoy. DPC Charles Nsamba have been busy ordering his troops around and following the FDC men and their campaign trail, as they are seemingly committed to attend and follow the public rallies they have.
He was visiting water-wells to check the water quality and the police didn’t stop him. Where he we’re proving the point that water the people of Nakasongala is drinking, are the same as the ones that animals drinking. And it doesn’t look to clean or sanitized. This was a stop near Migyera town in the district.
In Migerya town the NRM People couldn’t help themselves, they tried to get the boda-boda drivers to shun the rallies and public event of the FDC convoy. They we’re getting paid if they didn’t ride around and gotten people to the event. Also a free yellow t-shirt by the NRM organizer; when the money didn’t come from the NRM organizer! They pleaded with FDC leaders to get paid… while tucking away the yellow t-shirts. Because they needed money for fuel, but the plea didn’t leave to anything and they left the plot in Migerya town. So they we’re trying to be doubled paid that day and still do ordinary work.
He also visited the Kitalaganya landing site where it’s visible that the state of the water is not good and far from clean.
Reports from this district earlier last year in 7th October 2015:
“Nakasongola district is struggling to attract and retain teachers as the staff turnover persists leaving the education sector in turmoil. Records from Nakasongola District Education Department show that there are only 133 out of the 285 required secondary school teachers in the district” (Radio Buddu 98,8 and 95,5).
And a report that is to interesting not address while we’re in Nakasongola district:
That this trucks that drives from Hoima through Nakasongola where a helicopter comes and picks it up! This a business done by President to sell oil-blocks shaded in transports saying – “hazardous waste” and amidst broad day light. A truck like this have 20 blocks of oil or more. The company who earns on the business is Great Lakes Company (From a great source).
We can see that this is an interesting district. All the projects that I have looked through in the Nakasongola have been subsidized from foreign donors. So if the Government of Uganda have done anything in the area, they have been funded by donor money and not by own tax-base. That is something to think about, especially with the water-crisis and steady issues with drought in Nakasongola. Time for the Nakasongola District to get enough teachers’ so there people can learn from the past and make a better future. Peace.