ZA News – ‘Being an MP is not a taxing affair’

This is a must see clip, if you want some joy and kicks out of SA politics. Which has been filled with neither ‘Governance’ or ‘Govermentality’ after Mbeki got the leadership throne after Mandela. But that is long tale of Corruption and Weapons, which I don’t care to describe today. Nevertheless, watch this ZA News Clip and have some fun. Peace.

FIFA and the ‘Qatar World Cup of 2022’ reissue of power play.

Sepp Blatter, the head honcho of FIFA recently told the press, that it was a mistake to award and give the World Cup of Football to Qatar in 2022(Gibson, 2014). The saga continues to spark unwanted events.

A few days before there were reports of deaths of workers, usually foreign construction workers who work on the new stadiums in the heat of Qatar. The report from Bloomberg, said that 8 workers had lost their lives during the last 30 days. This is alarming and worrying (Boundway, 2014). If this was sad enough news E: 60 reports that 184 Nepali workers have lost their lives in the past year. In 2013 India reported that of their emigrants had the striking numbers of 450 during that year, alone (Boundway, 2014). This extremely high numbers and should be a concern for FIFA and the government of Qatar.

2 days ago new fresh reports and allegations. This is on the important matter on: “how the deal was struck”  and then they got the World Cup in 2022. Not that’s this is the first time corruption into assigning and voting for the venues place has come to light. Therefore when BBC’s David Bond told: “of £3m payments to various football officials” all over the African continent for the bid (Bond, 2014). It wasn’t like snowing in the summer, more like rain in the fall. We expected it to be told and now it’s found!

With these allegation it’s was about time that the FIFA executive Issa Hayatou called them “ridiculous” and “fanciful”. The African federation answered that Hayatou never gotten gifts or trips for the vote. Another African football leader also accused and later disbanded from charge the Nigerian Amos Amadou after corruption scandals (Imray, 2014). The Qatar Organizing Committee says to this: “always upheld the highest standards of ethics and integrity in its successful bid”(…)“The right to host the tournament was won because it was the best bid and because it is time for the Middle East to host its first FIFA World Cup”(Kagel, 2014).

So with these new allegations and bad press. We can wonder how much more of this must happen before its weight is too heavy to carry for the governing body of Football. The FIFA has already enough issues with the current World Cup in Brazil. Which the own population has strike against on several occasions, even in the country where all the favelas has kids who has a fun time playing the magical game. Not so much power play of joy anymore! The momentum of the occasion might change the feeling, but for now – it’s not like it should be.. We all know what I mean!

Wonder if we will have fun seeing the game played in the heat of dessert land of Qatar. Qatar games are surely bloody red and also by everybodies reckoning it’s a bit tainted by the paying of votes. There has been issues before inside FIFA which has led to Jack Warner’s downfall from the throne of Caribbean football and leave the role of being the Trinidad and Tobago’s FIFA executive. So I wonder, what happens next in the governing body of FIFA? But I doubt much. Well since the a lot of monies is at stake! It all looks better if it stays the same! There I said it: For FIFA if it all stay the same, the money keep pumping in and the executive get their cut. Then we’re just supposed to show a blind eye and then smile while watching the matches on TV. Will you do that or would you speak your mind to?

Links:

Bond, David, BBC, (31.05.2014): Qatar World Cup: ‘£3m payments to officials’ corruption claim: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27652181

Boundway, Ira, BloombergBusinessweeek (14.05.2014): http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-14/the-2022-fifa-world-cup-could-be-deadly-for-qatars-migrant-workers

Gibson, Owen, theGuardian.co.uk (16.05.2014): http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/may/16/sepp-blatter-qatar-2022-world-cup-mistake

Imray, Gerald, AP-Lillooet News (02.06.2014): http://www.lillooetnews.net/sports/world/fifa-vice-president-denies-receiving-favours-for-voting-for-qatar-to-hold-2022-world-cup-1.1100860

Kagel, Jenna, Policymic.com (01.06.2014 – A New Corruption Scandal Could Put Qatar’s 2022 World Cup in Jeopardy: http://www.policymic.com/articles/90283/fifa-corruption-scandal-could-put-qatar-s-2022-world-cup-in-jeopardy

Delayed salary for the civil service in Uganda, again!

The other day we had the issues of ‘ghosts’, but this is the civil servants. Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka is having a dry spell.  The ones who suffer right are the teachers, police officers and health workers who haven’t gotten their salary in a long time (NTV Uganda Footage).

“The decentralisation of the payment system did not alter the mandate of the ministry of Public Service. It is required to submit the final payroll by the 23 [of every month]. The deadline has not been adhered to for various reasons,”Ms Kiwanuka said (Arinaitwe, 2014). Still though even if you had some malfunctions or distractions on the way, still shouldn’t the April pay and other ones disappear into thin air? Not that I am warmongering or a wokoloso, naye I have to ask, how is it possible yet again.  At that time the treasury secretary Keith Muhakanizi threaten to hang people over ghosts (Minbane, 2014). So shouldn’t he have a chat with Ms Kiwanuka yesterday?

Even in 2013 in June there was a similar incidence in with the civil service.  They have not been paid for two weeks out in June and also no pay of salary in May.  At that time it was a public service spokesman Jonas Tumwine:  “ …. has been caused by the ongoing cleanup of the payroll” (Kakaire, 2013).

I could have told stories backing down in to the abyss of history, but that wouldn’t matter or make any difference today. Just as the outcome of late pay to the civil servants makes them weak and also the institutions of the government. This must be a wish of the government and the president of Yoweri Museveni and his NRM. So what is next in this tale?

Peace.

Links:

Arinaitwe, Solomon – Daily Monitor Uganda (15.05.2014): http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Parliament–orders-govt-to-pay-civil-servants-/-/688334/2316290/-/jn1u5oz/-/index.html

Kakaire, Sulaman – Observer Uganda/Allafrica.com (12.06.2013 – No Pays for Civil Servants: http://allafrica.com/stories/201306121469.html

Minbane (12.05.2014):  https://minbane.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/long-road-of-ghosts-in-uganda/ chech the NTV footage and the words of

Long road of “ghost’s” in Uganda

It’s been a long road with ghosts in Uganda. This isn’t really news other than the smear fact of Keith Muhakanizi’s hanging those who civil servants whose been using the system for gaining extra cash instead of paying them. Sure didn’t get the memo of ghost medicine saga of 2008 or all the fun accident of government monies happily ending in MPs or Ministers pockets.

Keith Muhakanizi the newest secretary of treasury. Who is working to eliminated “ghosts”. The plan is to get all the civil servants to write their signature on the work hours. Still that effort isn’t paying off!  Keith is saying “if you have ghosts on your payroll: I’ll hang you!” he continues: “I didn’t realize that it was enough ghosts hanging over because central government system over time, nobody would take accountability!” Then Keith showed the world the crazy eyes of leadership (Check the footage of NTV Uganda).

If the reforms will make it as the news reporters say: the four months will be a year. So that the signature scheme to sufficiently stop the “ghost” practice. Chimpreports recently also tells the story of the Ministry of Education is going after “old ghost money” that FUFA is expecting 10% of each sponsorship that the clubs in the Ugandan Super League (USL).

In December 2013 in all year of Shs 70 billion went to ghost prisoners. The incidence of 396 out of 769 names can’t be validated or sound real (Monitor.co.ug).

So that the Keith Muhakanizi has a lot to do, especially since there has happen a lot since August 2013. Therefore his report and works has to anticipate more loads of work and maybe some new reports to make a difference. That’s why as secretary of treasury he got a few papers and “ghosts” to hang! Peace.

Links:

MoE, FUFA and USL:

http://chimpreports.com/index.php/sport/football/18168-old-money-ghost-may-haunt-fufa-usll-again.html

Prisoners:

http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Government-pays-ghost-pensioners-again–new-inquiry-shows/-/688334/2094320/-/15b0jebz/-/index.html

Crime in the Crimean

Everybody who hasn’t lived under stone since 2013 has gotten with the news of demonstrations going on in Kiev in Ukraine. Ukraine who been split by two parts, the one who want a close connection to Russia and the one who want to get closer to EU. So there we have it! Viktor Yanukovich who has been ousted before is now in the wind in Russia. Last time was the Orange revolution in 2004. So ten years later it happened again!

This time Vladimir Putin the president Russia who was using the bargain chip of the vast issues of economic downturn in Ukraine. So there is an issue where Ukraine has a downturn and is borrowing in an up scaling rate. Russia would offer this money if they passed on the deal for a step towards getting a EU membership. That wasn’t acceptable for Putin or Russia. This is in the close hinterland of Moscow. Where famous battles of ancient Russia have fought and had made history there.

Ukraine has a sovereign right to the area. The only issue that Russia has rights there is that they have had agreement with the Ukraine government to have a navy-base fleet in the Black sea. This is the best place considering most other harbors in Russia would be frozen for a long time of the year.

We can all learn by history of action rash. The way of the future madness it can lead into. The way military units move into the region. The Ukraine is unstable because of fresh leadership and ousted of the government of Yanukovich. Putin is fairing the safety of the navy-base and warships.

That USA is calling this 18th century ways of acting. It’s kind of unreasonable of the country that has attacked countries without caring about the UN resolutions or the safety council accommodation. John Kerry attacking Russia is a bit of throwing a stone in glasshouse. USA went into Iraq, Afghanistan or Libya. Only a few times US has been right in aggressive military action is as recent “white” war of Balkans during the 90s. Now were in present time after a period of Bush wars and giving other countries the clean-up missions that they couldn’t do: in the likes of AMISOM mission in Somalia and the MONUC mission in Democratic Republic of Congo.

So here we have it! Putin who has been just finished a polished and beautiful Olympics in Sochi. Then he tried to make a positive impression on the world. Now, we are here where Russia is going into the Ukraine with a force to just secure … the navy-base in Crimea for its warship fleet and also excusing itself for the Russian inhabitants. We have heard sorry excuse before by other power in the 20th century it’s was a certain Nazi Germany who attacked parts of Poland and Czechoslovakia for its German citizens there and the League of Nations had no power to stop it or Neville Chamberlain.

It has some similarities we all now, but doesn’t have the same ending or the same pretext. We’re just in a situation where Putin has to save face and Ukraine has to do the same. Where USA and western hemisphere isn’t happy for the actions of Russia, at some point this will give other issues as well. Canada has already called back its ambassador from Moscow. The United Kingdom has already pulled itself out of the G8 meeting which was supposed to be in Sochi, Russia.

You can wash your hands clean and then call yourself guilty… Still your actions tell more than the lies you told yesterday. The same must Vladimir Putin feel today or yesterday since he order troops into the Crimean-peninsula. Mother Russia doesn’t have the rights to this. US is correct though they isn’t the right actor to talk. They have broken the same rules whenever it have pleased themselves in recent years. So if Canada or UK is attacking Russia for their actions they have more credibility then USA for the moment. Barrack Obama can talk peace, but he should instead spend time selling government cheese inside his own border then resume and judge Vladimir Putin. The French who has jumped to the Francafrique – the French Africa in this instances we talk about Cote d’Ivoire and Central African Republic. Cleaning out their own “commonwealth” or should I say: “Francafrique”.

So here we are in position where mighty people play with high stakes. So high haven’t we been in ages. The outcome can be either little or big. We can know for the moment. The people of the Crimean-peninsula are the pawns in this and it’s sad. So as outsiders we can only act with condemnation and pray for the right way out of this. This is still a crime and is a foul. If it had been a football match they would have given Russia as a player least a yellow card and maybe even warning that next action could lead to a red card! Peace.

Uganda – Yoweri isn’t playing for Parley (Aid to Uganda – The fake bailout way).

For a very long time, I am sure before I was born. There has been giving money to the government of Uganda. I am sure the 71 ministers of the country was sure of the issues of offending their western partners could end up in this tricky situation. Those of them who thought otherwise haven’t had a rain check in while. So here we are in the crossroads. The Netherlands, Norway and Denmark have cut their aid to Uganda. The White House also have a plan B we’re just waiting for it and seeing how it might end up!

I have addressed the media former this week. Because it’s all nonsense and Invalid the way the western media is attacking the issue. The gay law might be a son of bitch. The governments react this way, well for public reasons in their own country the government need support for their aid and foreign policy. So that this happens shouldn’t be anybody’s surprise, if you haven’t lived under a stone and haven’t seen any episodes of West Wing, naughty News on the CNN. You have even reading an article that had a bigger picture then the actual text about politics in the last year. So here we are with the Uganda’s new gay law.

Aid: not a gift, but a parental or should I say a gesture of kindness. That supposed to be delivered so the country can develop something new and better. So here we are in a position where Uganda has been offered not only Chinese money and companies to development in the country. Russia has also over time become a friend of Uganda. So if the west is also getting far away from the government of Kampala. The way from Entebbe airport to the rest of the world might not be long, but it can feel like it. Uganda seems to missing some monies over this. Not that Kampala is crying because of the new alliances is securing them. That the western countries that are bailing out are faking. This barging chip tries to change Uganda’s laws. That is like nurturing it like a dog. Because of the barking at Uganda for rational reasons doesn’t solve crap. Crapping all over the place doesn’t fix the issues. Not acting like a villian in a tantrum doesn’t give the initiator any reason to go back to square one. Haven’t the leaders of the so called free-world – the western free world learned anything in their history lessons? This is like putting a kid in the corner after doing some violent to Joey. After 2 minutes in the corner it’s supposed to change behavior and becoming a temporary saint. So here we are putting Uganda in the corner. The issue is… They have found oil in Lake Albert. Tullow and other companies are drilling it up! Secondly Uganda’s new ties with first Russia and second China. So who knows there are might a mystical door that leads the west to heaven, but do you know the way? Third is issue is that USA won’t attack Uganda too hard on its policy. Its an ally against terrorism. Uganda has been major in fighting and securing a relative peace in Somalia as a part of AMISOM. Also with the situation with Kenya that went into Somalia without questions and secured a massive area, hasn’t given the African Horn the US a rubber stamp on it. So here we are with the pickle. The gay law has made countries stingy and also playing their cards and closing their wallets putting Uganda in the corner.

Why I am writing like this, first Uganda’s government is playing on the sentiment in its own population. The other issue is that the western countries doing the same inside its own border. So if you’re pointing fingers at Uganda and using your tools! What if Norway had done something malleus and vicious like corruption through State Companies abroad, should Uganda punish Norway for that? Is this a bad thought?

We all in all countries has done some mad or about to. In any condition Netherlands and Denmark has sure done something crazy. Norway has sure some dry bad fish hanging. As does Denmark and Netherlands. The gay law has started a freak show. Also made the western media blind and now also its governments, it’s an easy way to argue and attack it to gain the upper hand. Therefore we should also watch our actions. There is a lot of ways in this issue. That is better and wiser. To jump the gun! Shot! Try to hit the spot! It’s not sure your aim is solving and killing the target. Only ending up with a stray shot and not hitting anything then thin air.

Be proud or vicious. Have honor and some pride. Uganda has sure a special that makes countries act like this. Sure now we’re making a fuzz about the country not for any good reason. The friends or the country will support it nevertheless what the west are doing. Just as ever. Russia and China doesn’t involve themselves with internal laws. Like USA and Western countries need to back up and see their approach in a different way. They can’t expect that President Museveni treat him and nurture him like a dog. He has been at the seat since 1986. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni … doesn’t enjoy this and also proves his power towards the foreign forces plus gives him an edge inside his own borders which isn’t a bad thing. What Norway, Denmark and Netherlands and other donors do, can’t change much about the law that’s been in the making since 2009. They should have seen it. When Barrack Obama attacking the law days before the law was got passed. President Museveni showed his force and that he will not be nurtured. It’s healthy… Even though the thought of making a device and making a difference in this issue. This is already passing into a mockery and making everybody look like little watering turn into more money from the cash crops in your herb garden. Therefore step your game up! Yoweri isn’t playing for a parley! He is grown and that is also Uganda. Maybe not rich, but I think they knew the actions that was coming. Wise up your western front and act as men. Their ton of issues that should come before Gay Law that should be discussed and made official, but that wouldn’t happen. Real actions cost a lot, not only taking the monies but also allies who act righteous and fair. Knowledge is a bitch and also endeavors through nonsense. Man up, West! Uganda, continue to be free. Last but not least also be brave enough to address issues like grown ass men and not as children. Peace.