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A look into the Mzee super-loyalist who got appointed as Political Head for the COVID-19 Fundraising Effort

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut(the Minister in charge of General Duties-Office of the Prime Minister and Bushenyi District Woman MP) as the Political Head of the Government Fundraising Efforts/Activities towards COVID-19/Corona Virus.

Mary Karooro Okurut has been appointed today, but she has held various roles in government. She’s an MP for the National Resistance Movement and been in Parliament since 2004. Mary been the Minister of Information and National Guidance, where she really showed finesse in the arts of praising the President and his family. This was something she was doing between 2011 to 2013.

Mary has written and used every instance in promoting the message that the President deems fit. This being his ghetto vision in 2019. That being the 10 Point Programme, the supposed democratic achievement, the donor friendly enterprise of the government and so-on. She’s always defended the government, even when the contrary would make sense. But she is so die hard loyalist, that she would never offend the Don.

She is formerly the Press Secretary of the President and has defended him before getting into Parliament. So, her whole career or the political one has been under the wings of the President. Defending, working and serving the President. That is why she suddenly get this appointment, that’s because she will work tirelessly and defend the actions of the state in this concern. She will clean the hands of the President and his handlers, they will be defended and he can rest assure that he has friendly voice on his side.

Okurut MP is the token of a former worker turned high ranking officials. She has risen among the ranks from the State House into Parliament, into the Cabinet and now with additional role for some time.

Just like she defended fiercely the appointment of the First Lady and Wife Janet to the Ministry of Karamoja, as it is was a selfless act and she was supposed to be qualified for it. Not only as the bedmate and part of the household of the Head of State, but she had the ability to run it too. That is what sort of words Okurut wrote in the Independent in 2009.

So, we know what sort of character she is. She will defend the Government and their efforts, she will wash them clean and use her skills to make it look good.

That why she was put there now. The golden voice of positivity and making the efforts look like the best enterprise ever thought of. Mary will be there to ensure the President and his men gets the validation and the praise it needs. So that the work and the operation is getting the right amount of good reporting. They know she can twist things and make sure the COVID-19 fundraising will look like a successful operation from the government side.

I cannot see it any other way. Because, the way she’s gone through the ranks and defend stuff over the years. This seems so fitting as the perfect storm to have her to handle. As she can condition the message and secure the right lenses on it. Ofwono can only get you so far, neither can Canary or Mwenda too. That is why Okurut MP was handed this job. Peace.

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The New Age-Limit Cabinet

If you thought the loyalty to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni wouldn’t pay-off, you would be naive at this point. Yesterdays reshuffle of the Cabinet is all about loyalty to him and his causes. It isn’t about the betterment of the Republic, neither having people capable of greatness. These ones whose been appointed and whose gotten a new role in the over-bloated cabinet is all there because of their role in the abolishment of the Age Limit in the year of 2017. The ones who fought, put forward and whipped the National Resistance Movement (NRM) behind the banner of the President.

There where all vital for the MPs to vote for the bill on the 20th December 2017 and that shall not forgotten by the President. That is why these are the ones of the Age Limit Cabinet, the ones whose supported and joined the Self-Styled President for Life and it’s paying off. Even if it possibly only for two years as 2021 looms.

Here is the “honourable” list of MPs whose now apart of Cabinet!

Raphael Magyezi, Igara West MP, appointed as the Minister for Local Government. The man who issued the “Private Bill”, the Age Limit in 2017 and has suffered the consequences of doing so. Now, his finally promoted by the President and offered a cabinet role for doing the dirty work of the President.

Jackson Kafuuzi, the MP for Kyaka South in Kyegewa district is appointed the Deputy Attorney General and the minister for water and the environment. At one point in 2017, the MP was called on radio the “wife of Magyezi”, which is an insult and remark made to him, because his support of the abolishment of the age limit. However, the same MP has shown his loyalty with how he disregard everything about Gen. David Sejusa or Tinye aka Tinyefuza. So, today he was awarded for his loyalty.

Judith Nabakooba, the Woman MP for Mityana District. She’s been appointed as the Minister for ICT. The former Police Force spokesperson, who became an MP in 2016 and since then shown loyalty. She voted for the Age Limit.

Denis Obua Hamson, the MP for Ajuri County. appointed the Minister for Sports. Who was a part of the Legal Committe who approved the Age Limit.

Peter Ogwang, Usuk MP appointed as State Minister for ICT, another big supporter for the Age Limit.

Robinah Nabbanja, Kakumiro district Woman MP. She was appointed the State Minister for General Health. She was also very proud of “whipping 291 MPs” for the Age Limit. She has also skipped all the rules committee meetings as an MP.

There where the MPs who was picked. Magyezi MP will be synonymous with the Age Limit bill. It was his private bill and he will forever be the one who put fresh air into a prolonged presidency of Museveni. The other ones has played their parts, both in Committees, in public and stood behind the bill in various of ways. That is why they were hand-picked now and gotten appointed. Since, the President want to show them appreciation and give back for giving him two more terms.

That is the reality of it all. That he will have the ability to rule to 2031. Because, the new clause of two terms. Means, the President can initially reign through the 2021-26 and 2026-2031. That is if they are sincere and using the law. Even if the President has already has had 6 official terms and 8 unofficially already. Therefore, the ones who gave him way for more. Did it only for personal gains and not for the betterment of the Republic.

That’s why the appointments yesterday are pay-offs for standing behind the banner, spreading the word of the President and showing him loyalty. They were all there for the sole-candidate and that’s why they gotten a bigger role in government. Now they have to prove their worth on a grander scale. Peace.

Opinion: Kakooza, if age is nothing but a number, what about a toddler as the President?

The strength of man is not determined by his age or the way he looks but on the way feels about himself. A man of 80 years can run 20 kilo meters a journey that a 30 year old can’t run! Therefore stop arguing about Museveni’s age” James Kakooza MP

Why has it to always be a certain age to allowed to run. That a youngin’ can never be flagbearer or run for the highest office. But someone of the advance age and whose fit for retirement is dandy? Why?

I know that the mental fitness varies with age, the same with the physical fitness too. Therefore, if the argument isn’t about Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s age and his abolishment of the Age Limit ahead of 2021. Than, what should we discuss?

Should everyone whose with a sound mind be capable of running for Presidency? Anyone breathing, whose born and raised in the Republic? That would be fair, right? Especially, considering, that age is just a number. What about a toddler from Lira, shouldn’t he be able to stand a chance? Or a teenager from Arua? As long as they have enough credentials, has enough funds to stand to pay the Electoral Commission. There are some academic levels needed too, but shouldn’t that forfeit, if the citizens believes these kids are viable candidates? Just like these old men whose in Parliament and are finishing A-Level, while being MPs. That would be fair and square.

Therefore, Kakooza, wouldn’t that be okay, I’m sure a 3-5 year old are more active and viable, than most of the MPs or the President at his current advanced age. The man of retirement age, as he is soon over 3 decades older than the retirement age of civil servants. As the civil servants are supposed to be retired at 50 years, instead of 60 years old. Museveni is 75 years old and will only naturally age more ahead of the 2021. By the end of 2026 it would be about 82 years old by then. That is by all means, an serious old man in-charge of “young” republic.

So, will the same Kakooza, accept revisions of the Constitution to let toddlers run for Parliament and the Presidency, because that would be fair. That is, if age is nothing but a number. Just mocking him with that too. Because, the older a man get, the lack of spirit and force a man has. The more the body weakens and the lack of memory comes forward too. This is the natural order of life, no one can beat that one.

Unless, a man is immortal or demi-gods, even as dictators act like that. However, in the end, they will end up in the same end as we do. Though they act like its a fanfare into heaven, while we work from the cradle to the grave. Peace.

Double Standard: Matembe is too old, but Bosco is dandy!

Prosecutor: Hon. Miria Matembe is not a member of Parliament. From records before court is 64 years old. Prosecution submits that she is of advanced age and not visibly capable of ensuring the accused adheres to the orders of court” (NBS Television, 02.05.2019).

Today we learned that 64 years old Miria Matembe is to old to be a surety for Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine as the Bail Hearing over VPN from Luzira Prison was going underway at Buganda Road Magistrate Court. Where he in the end got out on a 1 Million Shilling bail. However, the legal argument of the state is interesting.

How can a person be to old to be a surety for a suspect and possible felon, but is old enough to be a president? Why can the state be run by someone over 64 years old, but not be a surety in Court? That seems to be wrong, especially if these attorneys of the state could find arguments for having a advanced aged ruler. This was okay, because it was about the forever young Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, and not Matembe. She is old and also a questionable figure, while the President is the natural fountain of honour. That is what they are initially saying.

So, if the State Attorneys in a Bail Hearing have trouble with someone at the age of 64. Can the same one please explain how it was a need to abolish the age limit for discriminatory reasons for age. Since the President is officially 74 years old and therefore, was a need for change of legislation so he could run after he turns 75 years old. But someone being ten years young is a liability for a political prisoner in the bail hearings.

I am really confused that the State Attorney could use this argument today. Especially since the ink is just merely dry of the gazetted Constitutional Amendment of the Private Bill from MP Raphael Magyezi. However, that didn’t matter, as the state just want to offend and oppress its dissidents by any means. Even if they allowed her on as the surety of the bail. Still, the state used this argument and should get blasted for it!

The State should reconsider the abolishment of the Article 102/b) to give way to the President. So, we have learned that his not of advanced age, but a unique magical age, but Matembe is not trustworthy because of her age. That is what the state has learned us today. Peace.

Not Breaking News: The Supreme Court Validated the Age Limit Amendment today!

If you ever thought the Supreme Court would allow the appeal on the Age Limit or the abolishment of the Article 102(b) your wrong. The 1995 Constitution is a document that is to change, as the President see fit or as he is in need.

The ones that believed that the Supreme Court would dismiss it. The result 4 Judges to dismiss versus 3 to appeal. Seems more like trying to make it balanced, than it really is. Because, the judges could have just made it 7 to dismiss or even 6, maybe even 5. Since, the result is practically the same. Close, but no cigar.

There are nothing that is changed, only that all legal remedy before the General Election 2021 is gone. The road for the sole candidate of the National Resistance Movement. Nothing will stop him, yet again. Like it is child’s play, which it is. Because, everyone around him plays to his tune. The ones who doesn’t end behind bars for silly reasons like Besigye. That is just life in the republic.

Again, and again, all the remedy, all the legal and Parliamentary steps is taken to secure the Self-Styled dictatorship of the President. In the vision and way of Museveni. If you think it is brilliant. It is not, it is just misuse of state institutions and ensuring one man get everything.

This isn’t validating a constitution or rule of law. This is validating the Presidency and his cronies. There is nothing noble or justification of it. Except keeping the status quo and the misuse of the power, which the NRM and the ones around the President already does.

If you think the verdict of 18th April 2019 is splendid and worth celebrating. Than celebrate the arrests of opposition members, the assaults on civil society organizations, political rallies ambushed, concerts blocked, journalists silenced, radios losing their licenses and everything else that is used to stop the opposition from organizing. It will only get worse, before it gets better.

For one reason, there is less and less reasons for Museveni to play around. He has everything and all laws is in hands. All the security organizations is following his memos and the Parliament is doing as directed. There is no one questioning or stopping him from doing what he says. Even if it failure and foolish.

Don’t anticipate this verdict to make things better. It won’t, it will just give the President all the reasons to continue his run. To continue his persistence of stealing, dealing and killing everyone else seeking office. Ensuring overpower and control. Giving no way. Just being him. There is no other way to look at it.

This is again, giving all the powers to the same man, that has run the republic since 26th January 1986. We could joke, may even say Bosco is out of his mind. But he isn’t, his just using the Supreme Court, like he has used everything else for 3 decades.

He just got the final nudge, the final nail in the coffin. He has abolished the term limits, now he officiated the destruction of the age limit. Who knows what is next, but this man will do whatever it takes to be in power. To think otherwise, is a lie or you haven’t gotten the whole picture. If not you are naive and thinks this is a good. Which is not.

This is validating the corruption, the arrest of democracy and also the ability of others to compete. As it is yet another fixture ready for the victory of Team Museveni. Peace.

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