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Uganda: FDC Party Officially welcomes dialogue between the FDC and the NRM (31.03.2017)

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Opinion: Dear Swedes stick to IKEA, please forget the talks between Museveni and Besigye!

I don’t know if I should laugh or cry, but what sort of discussion should be from people who gave us IKEA, Volvo and tiny meatballs. We know that the Swedish needs to prove their worth in the world on other venues, than the Eurovision and hair-styles of Zlatan Ibrahamovic. Still, the recent of willingly sending Pro Bono people to mediate between the long serving, self reliance and thief in chief, the National Resistance Movement wizard, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the Opposition leader, creator of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Dr. Kizza Besigye are supposed to talk between cups of tea and biscuits provided with Swedish hospitality.

The Swedish Government has confirmed that it has been approached and, has accepted, to mediate planned talks between President Museveni and former presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye” (…) “The government of Sweden is involved in supporting and promoting dialogue in many parts of the world, as part of its policy of conflict prevention and support to peace processes. Sweden has been asked to facilitate a possible dialogue in Uganda,” Swedish Foreign ministry spokeswoman Katarina Byrenius Roslund, noted in reply to email inquiries from this newspaper. The “discussions are still at an early stage”, she noted, adding: “When there is concrete progress to communicate, we will do so” (…) “Ms Annika Söder, the Swedish state secretary, has been agreed on by the principals as the mediator for the expected talks. She flew into the country last week and held separate back-to-back meetings with the President and Dr Besigye on Thursday and Friday, respectively, in what knowledgeable sources described as “exploratory” (Butagira, 2017).

First and foremost, can the Swedes explain the content of tear-gas into public meetings, police blocking, detaining of FDC Youths, falsified charges against the FDC leadership, the Public Order Management Bill who is created to stop meeting of anyone else, than the loyal men of Museveni. How can there be talks between the parties?

Secondly, when every travel and meeting of FDC and Besigye is met with heavy police force, blocking of main roads and tear-gas when they congregate. What is there to discuss? What perimeter of Kasangati he is allowed to leave before it is an issue? What sort of ideas do the Swedes have in mind, except selling Volvo and SAAB to Uganda, instead of Isuzu and Toyota!

Seriously, that the Government of Sweden must either be blind or ill-minded if they think this will give way. If they know the history of Nairobi Talks of 1980s. When the National Resistance Army and the other parties gathered to iron out the differences. Than that was used to forge more way for the NRA agenda and silence the others with guns and ammo. Not generate peace without knowledge of Museveni landing on top. So this is in his blood and the blood that is shed for him to gain all power.

Global IDP Database wrote this about his negotiations:

In July 1985, conflict between some Langi and Acholi soldiers led to the overthrow of the Obote regime. The coup, which brought General Tito Okello to power, shattered the military alliance between the Acholi and Langi and escalated ethnic violence. The Okello regime invited all fighting groups and political parties to join the military government. Every armed group and political party, with the exception of the NRA, joined the administration. The NRA, however, engaged the regime in protracted peace negotiations held in Nairobi. In December 1985, the Nairobi Agreement was signed under the chairmanship of President Moi of Kenya. However, the Agreement was never implemented and Museveni seized power on the 25th January 1986” (Global IDP Database, P: 18, 2004).

So will the Swedish buy into the mantra that everything can be reassembled and rebuilt? Since they want to forge a relationship between Besigye and Museveni. Museveni, who rather take up guns and get rid of opposition and vowed last year to destroy the opposition. Well, I am sure the Swedish we’re busy finding ways to export designer materials, than following the post-election dogma of Museveni. Since a man who only believes “he is the only man with a vision”. That is the man who is supposed to co-operate and negotiate with an advisory! Really?

A man who doesn’t want to talk about succession and doesn’t want to speak about his lingering in charge. A man who has run a country and nation since 1986, has nothing more to win or to gain by playing soft. If he does so and the Swedish is dumb enough to buy into the fake wood and think they get mahogany, than they will offer donor-funding and possible other prices for the so-called negotiations between the NRM and FDC. Even as the FDC Headquarter we’re a year ago a crime scene and many members and leaders we’re detained on manufactured charges.

There shouldn’t be these sort of talks at this point, if so, than the Swedish are legitimizing the thieving of Museveni and his NRM elite. Does the Swedish government want that on their plate? Is that the Swedish people’s prideful mission to support and trust in a corrupt and militarized government, while they at the same time is using Besigye as pawn?

The Swedish government, if they care should back-off, go home to Stockholm. Cut their aid and stop the talks. As they will only give more way to dictator and his clientele at the Okello House. There aren’t anything else to give.

Did the Swedish government do any research and care about the track-record of the Museveni regime? Have they seen how many mysterious deaths and men who has worked close who has either had to flee or been detained by his regime? Have the Swedish considered their implications in establishing legitimacy of the current leadership? Who doesn’t care if they bankrupt their country? While they are driving expensive cars on the State coffers?

Does the Swedish government need this win or this talks to gain international recognition, and not only sell IKEA furniture? Time to take the dozens pieces and assemble that the chairs in Umeå, and step away from Kampala.

Or do the Swedish government and their team no problem with losing their credibility for helping a fellow dictator? Peace.

Reference:

Butagira, Tabu – ‘Sweden to mediate Museveni, Besigye talks’ (29.03.2017) link: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Sweden-to-mediate-Museveni–Besigye-talks/688334-3868674-b3fqil/index.html

Global IDP Database – ‘PROFILE OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT : UGANDA’ (17.06.2004)

Grådighetens mange ansikt

I disse dager, i nedgangstider viser det seg veldig. Ikke at det er spektakulært. Det er slik at vi lever i et kapitalistisk system. For at et slikt system skal fungere må noen tjene penger. Andre tjene mindre. Noe selge billig, andre dyrere. Dette er en realitet alle ser og tenker som realistisk. Det som er problemet at noen ting bør enten være statstyrt eller ordnet igjennom andre organer som forsikrer samfunnet tilgang til nødvendige produkter og tjenester.

Det er derfor vi har SAS, derfor har vi latt SAS bli det som vi idag kjenner som SAS.  Del-eide av staten og som har reiser til de mest gudsforlatte plasser i Norge, hvor ingen lavprisselskap ville ha dratt. Fordi det ikke hadde vært penger i dette. Slik er det også i Sverige og Danmark. Skandinaviske samarbeidsprosjekt som nesten har havarert i jevne mellomrom.  Ikke nok med at de har over nyttår eller rundt juletider sparket to tusen ansatte. Sjefene gav seg selv store bonuser. De pålagt samtidig å kutte lønnen til de ansatte med mellom 10 – 20 %. Noe som er mye. Veldig mye. Lønninger som er blitt forhandlet etter en årrekke. Jeg håper for all del at de som er piloter er godt betalt. Fordi jeg vil ikke ha en pilot som tenker på om han har nok penger til nisten eller husleia. Den personen skal være trygt økonomisk. Det burde også vare banepersonell og ansatte som sjekker at lufta er trygg til å ta av i. Derfor er jeg redd, når ansatte må og mer streve. Å lederne forsatt har skyhøye lønninger.

SAS viser sin grådighet. Ikke minst også vise litt nøysomhet og ære. Fordi deres image er ødelagt for alltid. De har ved flere anledninger vist lite nytenking for den nye konkurransen. Ikke minst også deres uansvarlige betaling av deres ledelse.

Det er flere eksempler,  Findus. En internasjonal matvareprodusent av rang. Har i all beskjedenhet hatt det moro med sin produksjon av lasagne. Lasagne pleier å inneholde en form for kjøttdeig, gjerne av storfe eller svin. I dette tilfelle har de blandet i hestekjøtt. Noe som blir sett på som urimelig, selv om det var for produsenten sett som direkte besparelse.  Noe som begynte i Irland og har senere spredd seg. Akkurat som de gifte bolig boblene og økte gjelds-tyngde banker uten råd om hvordan de skulle dekke tapene. Akkurat likt er det med Findus. Meste av det viser kynisme og kapitalistiske synet. Gir rom for å ta sjanser for kjappe sedler.

Det har skjedd i Norge også. Solvinge kyllingkjøttdeig som måtte trekkes tilbake og hvis du har kjøpt må kastes. Man kan da ha naturlig skepsis til hvorfor dette hender og hva som egentlig er grunnen. Har de tuklet noe nevne verdi for å presse prisen? Ingen rapporter viser til noe spesielt. Jeg har bare grunn til å tvile inntil noe er bevist.

Elkjøp vil holde oppe på alle søndager. Ikke nok med at vi har Brustad-buer. Som gjør at dagligvarer kan være åpne. Vi kan handle alle de seks andre dagene.  Så grådighet viser ingen grenser. Vi har bensin-stasjoner, restauranter   Brustad-buer og kiosker. Dette burde holde i massevis. Det burde ikke være nødvendig med mer.  Vi har tross alt mandag til lørdag. Trenger vi å kjøpe ny TV på søndagen? Når vi kan like lett gjøre det etter jobb på mandagen!

Som disse sakene viser, viser de ankerpunkt på grådighet. At kapitalismen er kynisk og gjør mennesker grisk. Vi blir egoet. Selskapene blir ego, i et evig kretsløp etter markedsandeler og flere målgrupper å nå. Gjør at selskaper som bare produserer en vare til plutselig alt fra sokker til sjampo. Derfor ser jeg mange ansikter og tenker. Hvilket ansikt vil jeg se idag eller i morgen. Kanskje det vil gå utover Telenor i Burma/Myanmar, de betaler vel noen korrupte høytstående junta ledere for å komme inn i markedet(dette er bare noe jeg kan gjette vil være på agendaen om ett par måneder). Slik som Statoil betalte korrupte sjefer i Iran og Aserbajdsjan  Derfor, tiden vil vise og narren vil alt gjøre gjøn. Ønsker deg en god dag vider i kapitalistiske verden videre.

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