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Opinion: This Moses will not lead the public into the promised land

The NRM has already won the 2021 elections with over 80%. We are now campaigning for 2026 elections and let no one tell you that Ugandans are tired of President Museveni” – Bebe Cool aka Moses Ssali in South Africa this weekend, December 2019

Bebe Cool might think his slick, he might think his smart and sounds like fine wine. However, Bebe Cool is degraded and low-rate fizzy-drink, a sugar-coated and lack of flavour, which he tries to sell to the crowds like Champagne. Everyone can see it, smell it and know by just looking at the bottle.

Moses will not lead people across the desert. Moses will not lead the people to the promised land. This Moses, the Cool guy will lead people agony and more issues. The state and the party he mobilizes for are self-serving elite. The NRM are working for the President and his cronies, it isn’t working for direct development, neither building a strong state. That is known for Moses, but he will not say it.

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’” (Exodus Chapter 33:1, New International Version).

Just like Moses himself, he never got to see the promise land, he actually never got cross the River Jordan after 30 years in the desert. The Republic of Uganda have been 33 years under the reign of Museveni. The man Moses praises and thinks will bring changes. While his really lost in the wilderness and not allowed by God to cross the river.

Bebe Cool is a false prophet, who says everything the master want to hear. His a loyal subject. Even as man whose supposed to mobilize and guide. The man knows that the President isn’t preoccupied with 2026. His just working as hard as he can to fix 2021. That is why Bebe Cool is following the trail of Bobi Wine. The smug man, whose paid to be a distraction.

Bebe Cool, Mr. Moses thinks his that smart is funny and tragic. Because, just like Moses. At one point he will not go to promised land. His used with promises, but his descendants will live there. They will be able to cross Jordan. That’s because the promises of the regime, the promises of Museveni will not materialize. They will degrade and distort with time. The reasons for it is that its busy salvaging whatever it can. It is so busy doing so, that it doesn’t see the hurt or the problems across the Republic.

That is why the NRM lacks the trust, the support or even the grass-root mobilization it needs. They cannot outspend and buy off the whole population in every single poll. That is what it does, but at one point, that buck stop. Bebe Cool might act like it is won, when it really is rigged. There is no speculation of it even. It is mere reality.

That Bebe Cool is saying this too: “I warned the enemies of development that I will bring to light all their lies. The era of misleading Ugandans has come to an end” (Bebe Cool, December 2019). His the one misleading the public and doing it as propaganda for the state. His the Softpower and the “silent Majority” nonsense. Nonsensical and unstructured, as a man whose fighting on deck, while his boat is sinking. Instead of either trying to “balancing the boat” or trying to save people to land. He fights the crew for wrecking the ship.

Bebe Cool could be serious, but his the messenger… He will not get people anywhere. This Moses will encircle them and trap them. He will make them walk around aimlessly in the desert for yet a few more decades. They will not move and will never cross over Jordan. That will not happen with Cool neither with Bosco. They are just in it to rule, not to serve and neither to actually govern. Peace.

Opinion: The troubling shadow-game within the Great Lakes Region

There is an issue that returns and returns, something that never leaves. The bullets and the victims doesn’t stop. The armies and militias are continuing. They have sponsors and they have fields of tax to continue their looting of either South Kivu Province or the North Kivu Province. This has been going-on, but continues to this day.

Therefore, these days things are getting worse. The realities on the ground is hard figure and the players are acting aloof. Even as they are all playing victims of insurgency, as long as they are sponsoring insurgencies in proxy within the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Ugandans are known for supporting the M.R.C.D., the former FDLR and RNC combined group whose targeting the counterpart Rwanda. MRCD has promised to fight to overthrow Paul Kagame.

While the Rwandan Patriotic Army or Rwandan Defence Force is now in the DRC to fight the militias together with MONUSCO and FARDC. They are still following genocidaires and others there. Even the groups supported by the powers in Kampala. This being CMI and others who is giving training, ammunition and so-on.

While the Rwandan government isn’t innocent as they are supporting the Red-Tabara who is targeting Burundi and hunts for the head of Pierre Nkurunziza. Therefore, the Burundian is stressed by this.

The Burundi supported militia Mai-Mai has in the end also attacked Rwanda too. That is why all of these are using other militias, which is organized within the provinces of Kivu. While having bases there and being a proxy to attack the ones whose enemies of the head of state, who happens to control the various of Republics.

Taht is why this is worrying, as the intelligence and the means are there. That the Ugandan (Museveni) are having meetings and connections to the militias who works to topple Kagame. While Kagame are supporting another militia to topple Nkurunziza. As well, as Nkurunziza is supporting another militia to topple Kagame. Surely this East African Community (EAC) isn’t that friendly, neither is their intentions.

That they are all using various of groups, name-salads. Supported through the soft-borders of the DRC. To ensure their looting and enriching the supporters. While they are trying to find a way to ensure the end-game is secured. That their enemy and their neighbour is another leader, who they can have as a puppet.

What is worse too is that these groups are extending the harm, the deaths and the massacres in the Kivu’s. They are creating this and the masters across the borders are doing it for greed and for high of power. That they can use proxy warfare to extend their will. This is what they are doing with the various of groups. Just like the Ugandan-Rwandan used to do with the M23 and others in the past. Now, they are targeting each other and using militias for their own benefit. While Burundi has thrown their coins into the mix too, hoping for positive returns.

That should worry the FARDC, MONUSCO and the elite of Kinshasa. As their territory is used as battlefield and also as a training ground for insurgency. That will not create sustainable peace. Since, this will not silence the guns, but instead it will import the guns. That is the mere reality and reason why the silent war of Kivu’s continues. Peace.

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Opinion: Mr. President your late to the party…

I have a hard time believing that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the National Resistance Movement (NRM) will stop creating districts, sub-counties and whatever local government administrations in the Republic. They will never really cease doing so, because they constantly carved the Republic into tiny pieces. So, that every single Sub-County today can become a district in the near future. It should be a joke, but looking at history, than it isn’t far-fetched at all.

By seeing this one piece from the New Vision:

In 1986 when NRM took power, Uganda had 33 districts which increased to 81 districts by 2008. The districts increased to 112 by 2011, but reduced to 111 after the Capital city ceased to be a district” (John Odyek, Mary Karugaba and Moses Walubiri – ‘25 more districts created’ 19.07.2012, New Vision).

Than my own calculation from November 2019:

The State has continued to create the districts and sub-counties. In 2016 there was 112 districts and by 2021, there will be 135 districts. As well as there was 1,403 sub-counties in 2016, while in 2021 there will be 2057 sub-counties.

With knowing this and the knowledge of the mushrooming state. There is bit a late to cry foul over more town councils and the affordability. When during your time the state has gone from having 33 districts to 135 districts in 2021.

Therefore, this warning seems a bit late:

They are going to be too many and not affordable. Let the little money we have be concentrated first in maintaining security, building infrastructure(roads, railway, electricity, schools, and health centres) and not expanding administrative costs,”Museveni warned in November 28 letter to Butime. The warning by the president comes at a time when government recently announced the creation of 162 new town council that started being operational this year, whereas others will be operational by July 1, 2020” (Kenneth Kazibwe – ‘Museveni warns against creation of new municipalities’ 08.12.2019).

Because of this, I don’t believe the man. I really don’t believe the President and his motives here. It is weird that he has issues, when his made so many districts and sub-counties already. That creating further town councils only follows the modus operandi of the state.

Not like its a revolutionary idea from the state to make more. It would be more shocking if he started to merge sub-counties and districts. So, that it would be less districts and sub-counties in the Republic. In this current stage and time, that would have been positive and plans for actual change. However, than the devolution and the years of curving the districts. It would show the public that it was only political motivated and not really making government better.

That he warns about this in 2019 after 33 years in power and been so hyper-active with creating smaller entities. His surely the wrong man to signal the red-flag. Yes, the state cannot afford more town-councils and such. But that is because the state has already to many districts and sub-counties to pay for.

The state is already deficit financing, the mushroomed state, which the President and his men has created over the years. That is why, writing a letter this year isn’t solving anything or making a difference on the negative and expensive spiral, the President has started. The President knows this, but thinks this make him look smart. When it doesn’t, since his in charge of all these small entities and that will part of his legacy. He can cry now, but his crocodile tears are coming late.

He should have stopped before he created a 100 districts more in his time. Who knows how many sub-counties his created, but surely a 1000 by now. Than count the Municipalities and Town Councils, than you get humongous number. That is what bloated numbers sound like. Therefore, sending out warnings now is late from the old man, he should have done it long time ago, but he didn’t care. Peace.

Opinion: NRM Isolated Youths is fishing for relevance

The National Resistance Movement – Isolated Youths is run by the Chairman Ibrahim Buyinza, whose a former reporter at the New Vision. He is now on the sole mission for finding his cash-cow. Just like the previous balloon-organization NRM Poor Youth. Surely, the statement written by the NRM Isolated Youth is just special. However, I am pounding the reasoning for becoming an organization now.

That Buyinza wants relevance is clear. Just like the NRM Poor Youth. Surely it happens just in the close window before the election. The mushrooming organizations associated with the NRM in hopes of handouts and job opportunities. This is happening as the NRM is already making other organizations to battle the possible rising popularity of other opposition parties and pressure groups. Therefore, the NRM are really spiralling out and the structure seems a bit fluid.

A piece of the Statement dropped today:

The majority Isolated Youths in Uganda are hindered with the country’s economic limbo that has disabled the large labour force to engage in the productive market. This has evidently attributed to the escalating unemployment thus substantiating radical poverty amongst the youths. “We are Isolated maybe because of tribe and religion.” Buyinza said. NRM is now operating against the principal of impartiality and nuetrality, equity and justice. The youths thus need to ambivalently demand their generational Youths should improvise means or defecting their support from a regime and leadership which is against Mass Low’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory. According to NRM ISOLATED YOUTHS National Chairman Buyinza Ibrahim in an Executive meeting yesterday” (Buyinza Ibrahim – ‘Generational Obligation’ 08.12.2019).

Buyinza hadn’t dropped this on activists groups on Facebook, if it wasn’t for fishing for relevancy. Because, he will not have the hot-line to New Vision any-more nor being relevant for NBS Television.. Therefore, he had to fish there to show existence.

However, the NRM Isolated Youth seems like a fishing expedition. It is like the NRM Poor Youth. We can await the NRM Isolated Youths will crash the NRM Parliamentary Caucus or NRM CEC or something to gain relevance. But they will be arrested like the Poor Youth did. Than, people will notice them. Not like the NRM Isolated Youths is scheduling demos or campaigns for their causes. Neither showing their structure to the world either. So, it seems like a briefcase organization developed and run by Buyinza.

Therefore, don’t expect magic. Don’t expect this to be a vital one. It will be a side-show and someone who will cry loud, when the waters are dry and no funds are dripping on the organization. Since, that is the reason for it all happening. Not like the Isolated Youths exists, because its really fighting. Since, there is no proof that the organization even tries to do something vital and changing.

Buyinza really needs to prove that. Heavy is the head and it cost to carry it. It is not like when he worked on orders at the New Vision. He has to carry itself and make his own way. That is not done by dropping statements on activists groups on Facebook. Peace.

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The President’s Man: Justice Mike J. Chibita

I had never met the president. I was picked by my supervisor; so, I went, picked my tour there and I finished [and] came back. So, it is not that the president has groomed me because I met him when I was somewhere in my career. It is true that I picked a leaf from his work ethic – he is a hardworking man and if Ugandans picked his work ethic, we would be far. But to say that I am a cadre or puppet, that is not true. You just need to ask people who have associated with me: I am a professional lawyer and I have been a professional judge”Mike Chibita interview with the Observer in October 2013 (Sulaiman Kakaire – ‘Chibita: I am a professional’ 30.10.2013, The Observer).

That lawyer Mike Chibita now gets appointed to the seat of the Supreme Court is just a justification to fix the friendly judges for the General Election of 2021. Chibita has been the Director of Public Prosecution since 2013. The DPP has followed orders from “high above” and been a loyal man from the side of prosecution, if it meant putting Besigye behind bars or pinning charges on opposition leaders. Chibita has done that as the noble and “good lawyer” he is.

Between 2008 to 2013, he worked as judge on the High Court before appointed the DPP. Like he had already worked as Private Secretary for Legal Affairs, in the Office of the President for seven years at the State House between 1996 to 2003. So, his been in close association with the President and the upper echelon

So, the now appointed judge to Supreme Court just happens in advance of the General Election. This seems planned and seems to give an edge, to have someone the President can trust and knows is eligible as well. It is not like Chibita isn’t a career lawyer and doesn’t have the credentials, but his not picked because of his rebellious acts or independence. His been a man of the code and following the orders from high. Like for instance in late 2016, the President directed Chibita to drop charges against Taxi Operators in Kampala, which he did. Therefore, the President knows what he gets from this man.

Like the man should in 2018 have answered for this: “ The Director of Public Prosecutions has ordered the Police to compile and submit all files related to torture of victims in custody for them to be able to institute a case. Lawyers Erias Lukwago and Asuman Basalirwa who are representing suspects who have suffered at the hands of violators of human rights believe that the DPP’s directive is a mere statement” (NTV Uganda, 24.08.2018). This is currently the state of the rule of law, which the lawyer and high ranking official has supported over the years. Because, it is lack of will to prosecute the ones who are violating the law from the state side. The DPP says his dropped 10 cases a day, most likely the ones who are in-connection with other high ranking officials within the government and the State House. Since, only the small fish or opposition gets handled. Not like the DPP or the state has dropped cases against Besigye or Bobi Wine of late. Neither Dr. Stella Nyanzi or anyone else in his term. Mike is a loyal dude and that shows of what his done of late. Even sent Besigye directly to Luzira. Because, he wanted to show loyalty as well.

We knows how he thinks he can sway opinion, when he wrote this: “Many Ugandans, for whatever reason, are quick to believe in conspiracy theories. Many citizens think that judicial officers receive

phones calls from State House telling them how cases should be handled. I suppose such occurrences are possible, but I never experienced anything like this during my time as a judge.

Political pressure on judicial officers is more likely to be applied through other means. One particularly effective way of applying political pressure concerns the power of the purse. In Uganda the funding of the judiciary is determined and conducted by the other two arms of government” (Mike Chibita – ‘JUDICIAL ETHICS: THEORY AND PRACTICE’ article from “Legal Ethics and Professionalism – A Handbook for Uganda” D. Brian Dennison / Pamela Tibihikirra-Kalyegira (Editors) 2014).

So with the knowledge of this and his many roles within the administration over time. From his time in the Uganda Revenue Authority to the State House, at the Office of the Auditor General and the Director of Public Prosecution, not to mention the High Court and now the Supreme Court.

I wouldn’t believe this appointment would happen, unless the President was assured. That when he calls, when he directs Mike, he will and listen. Not to forget be compensated for doing so. Especially, in concern of possible Election Petitions in 2021. Because, if there are anything happening. The Supreme Court is filled with friendly, loyal faces like Chibita. Who will not throw the President under the bus, but follow the code and the directions made. That is who this man is.

That is why he has complied and followed, that is why his been directed and have been elevated. Because, his follows and does what needs to be done. Not because his the greatest person on planet earth. Neither, because of his faith or his work ethic. It is because he knows his place and knows how to play it. From making gestures to everyone at the State House, to be dropping charges as the DPP on the orders of the President. He knows when to act and when to react. Peace.

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