Opinion: The 40 million shillings which makes the world go around…

The 11th Parliament is as corrupt and filled with stooges as the previous ones. The Speaker and Deputy Speaker is the “visionaries” of it and it shows by what sort of characters they are. Therefore, the news of an envelope for voting in the budget of financial year 2022/23 wasn’t shocking. It was more of the same…

The Members of Parliament allocates themselves a higher allowance and a kickback for their services. While teachers, nurses and civil servants will sought far and wide to get any help with the rising prices or the cost of basic commodities. No, this is the representatives and the ones who are working for the people. Who is giving themselves a pay-rise and an additional money-grab. While the President and others tell people to live within their means or eat cassava.

The 555 MPs was offered a huge fee as incentive and a bargain for doing their actual duty. They should scrutinise and have general oversight over the budget. Every vote and need should be looked into. The MPs should state the needs or the usage of the funds. However, by the manner of which the budget is passed. It seems like its ceremonial and pre-fixed ordeal where the MPs just has to accept and move-on. As if the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) has everything covered and they should just nod their heads all along.

It is not strange that they accept the verdict and let bygones be bygones. When the money is coming in and it didn’t cost them anything. They are just accepting “free” money and can easily spend it however they deem fit. Nevertheless, their role as legislators and MPs is pointless. When they are not doing their job and is only stooges for the State House and the machinery of the “high above”.

We have seen this before and these sorts of votes will happen again. They called them suits or whatever really. As long as the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and their MPs follows the program, which is whatever Museveni deems fit. That’s the gist of it. They are additionally paid for their services and they have already high allowances, salaries and levels of perks. It is not like the MPs is unfortunate or lack wealth. No, this is the gig to go after and the state abundantly pay you.

While the less fortunate gets even lesser. The value of currency and lack of revenue makes it harder to get by. Meanwhile their representatives are getting paid-in-full with add-ons. These ones are living the high life. They are living life like there is no tomorrow and topping up at any given opportunity. Therefore, there is no second coming or worry…

It just shows how there is one world for the citizens and another for the MPs. Peace.

National Unity Platform (NUP): Statement on the 40m Uganda Shillings given illegally to Members of Parliament (14.06.2022)

Opinion: The Speakers have become a Wasteland for Public Expenditure…

“Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, her Deputy Thomas Tayebwa get Shs 2.8billion cars. Prossy Akampurira Mbabazi, the Rubanda District Woman MP, also a parliamentary commissioner, confirmed the procurement of the two luxurious vehicles” (91.2 Crooze FM, 07.06.2022).

“The decision was endorsed by the parliamentary commissioners and money to purchase the Shs2.8billion cars [for the speaker and her Deputy] was approved,” Hon. Prossy Akampurira, the Rubanda District MP, also a parliamentary commissioner” (91.2 Crooze FM, 07.06.2022).

“Parliament has concluded plans to procure official residences for the speaker and the deputy speaker. Inside sources say funds have already been made available for the procurement, though the figures have not been disclosed” (NTV Uganda, 07.06.2022).

The newly elected Speakers of the 11th Parliament has no scruples spending from the state coffers. They are getting new cars, housing and they already has a vast money-pit of allowances, salaries, and perks in office. These two are already high earners but expect to get more for their services or contribution to the state.

You would think these two was running the nation and was the vocal point of it all. Since, they are so well paid off and has such funds to build houses for them as well. They had already cars as MPs and big-big salaries as part of the Parliament. So, it wasn’t like they weren’t well off already. These two had it all and now they want more.

This is what greed looks like and they are doing this amid rising inflation, lacking funds, and showing their ignorance of the plights of the people. The people they represent and works for as speakers to begin with.

These was two ceremonial vehicles and additional housing. When we know they have all the high-end salary, allowances, and other stipulated payments, which makes them rich in office. It is not like these would starve at any minute or be worried about dried out bank-accounts. No, these two would have a pay-day and would be well-off.

This is privilege and the burden of that is on the state coffers. The state covers the expenses and all the costs of the matter. These are luxuries and can only been seen as such. Since, the speakers has a pay and could afford to get a humble abode in Kampala. However, they are now living like royalties and expects to live as such.

That’s why they had to have new ceremonial cars, as the cars bought to fit Oulanyah and Kadaga wasn’t good enough. Now, they are also getting houses paid. It just shows how they can be reckless and spend like it is no tomorrow. It is their turn to eat and it’s evident that they think that way. Because it is like they fear that this opportunity is too good not to get well off from. Peace.

Opinion: Mzee has the final word from the NRM High Command to the ballots of the August House

Today, at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds, I attended the special sitting of parliament to elect the Speaker and Deputy Speaker. I congratulate the NRM and the ally groups. I also congratulate the other group. Thank you for sitting and behaving properly. To those who have won (my own NRM candidates), I urge you not to go around celebrating, we are mourning and actually, this election should not have happened but the law required so. It is madness to have this election when Oulanyah is not buried, people can think we are witches. Now to the Honourable Members of Parliament, whether you are in the Opposition, NRM or in the Army, in order for us to succeed as a country, you must work for the people. You all know how we can get our people out of poverty but you keep meandering in other things” (Museveni, 25.03.2022).

The Parliament has become the National Resistance Council by definition. They are the House and the Parliament in name, but in action… it is just a big council of National Resistance Movement Members of Parliament (MP). These are following the guidance of the party and the will of His Excellency. Therefore, the only thing they will do is to follow his orders and decrees.

Because, we know the Office of the President or the National Resistance Army/Movement High Command writes their decree or order. The decree or orders is later designated to the National Resistance Movement – Central Executive Committee (NRM CEC), which is the first place to sanitize it and make it legit. After that, it’s implemented in the NRM Caucus before it is taken to the Parliament. So, all the steps and the journey of a decisions is all handled and controlled. There is no free will or direction where the NRM MPs can go without a direction and everyone knows it.

The NRM MPs are in majority and what they decide will happen. The President has ensured this with election rigging, gerrymandering and all the tricks of the book to secure total control. He does it with the use of the authorities, blocking parties from operating and all the other means of which has made it impossible for the opposition to gain any sort of power. That is why his ending up with the final say.

It is his system by making it out to be a multi-party system. However, it isn’t far from the no-party system. As the other parties only have minor votes and part of the Parliament. They are participating in the name, but got no say and their motions is easily dismissed. Their candidacies and opportunities is close to none.

When the President has decided, gotten acknowledged in the NRM CEC and later directed the NRM Caucus. The plenary session can happen in the August House and his “Council” will vote in his favour and after his bidding. The ones who rebels or acts out of line will be addressed. They will be questioned and possible get into trouble. These are the NRM Rebels, which tends to be manhandled and losing their perks. This is what he does… because nobody should question the only man with a vision.

We knew the results when the NRM CEC wrote their position earlier in the week. We knew that the NRM would just follow where the President pointed and nothing else would happen. It was written and executed according to plan.

The NRM High Command has it all in order and everyone else just obeys. There is no chance. Nothing is missed and the journey of the votes is only formalities. This is how things are and not expect MPs or dissidents inside to be left of the hook. They will be taken care of and they will regret it. Peace.

Opinion: Tayebwa and Among will make the House into a Partisan Den

Now that it’s official and the voting tomorrow is in session. The news that Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa is the anointed Deputy Speaker to take the place of the current Deputy Anita Annet Among. We know the drill here and the most likely result tomorrow is that both of these gets the promotions in Parliament.

So in advance, congratulations and hope you can resurrect your legacies. However, in the grand scheme of things of things. I doubt it… and these two cadres are the token loyalists and egocentric puppets, which are the sort of fishermen that the President has prayed for entering his party all his life. These sort of small-time schemers and elite, which is easily corrupted and tricked into thinking they are doing their own gains, but initially just serving the purpose of the State House.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni must be so happy. That his getting the partisan people of Tayebwa and Among to these roles is just a blessing for the old man. He gets the epitome of hacks and insufferable people to represent his causes in the Parliament. These will wait for the whistle and ensure the NRM is at the heart of things.

Tayebwa has proven this all on his own. That he says just censoring Muhwezi was a target against all of the members of the Movement. When he could say that as a Chief Whip and staunchly defend the merits and questionable act of the Minister. We know that he has the ability and heart to strike even harder as the Deputy. He will follow the foot-steps of Among and cause even more damage without proper procedure or protocol. Just to throw the opposition into a tail-spin and escalate even more tension between the parties.

Among already proven that with her handling of the Zaake case and removal of title as Commissioner. Therefore, we know how she plays and used the office as Deputy. Now that she’s the boss and the Speaker. She can be even more ruthless and insincere. I don’t expect her to change or suddenly become a person of integrity or honesty. As that ship has sailed and she has proven there is one standard for NRM and another for the rest. That’s just how things goes and now the Parliament has to follow these sets of guidance and rules. If not… she can use the same argument again to revoke or censor someone.

When we know all this and this is the outcome of the death of Oulanyah. It is clear that the cadres and the well-grounded MPs within NRM is becoming extinct. When this is the best they have to offer and who they are endorsing to such roles. Theses people should be trusted and be people who will follow the words of the procedure and the law. However, these are so partisan and so selective in their reasoning. That I doubt they will ever do so.

These people will bargain and ensure the NRM and the President decrees are followed. Without any oversight or accountability. I expect the 11th Parliament to be so partisan, that the Leader of Parliament will often boycott or not participate. Neither will many of the Opposition MPs. Who don’t see grounds or values in the Plenary Sessions. As they are muffled and not taken into consideration. The majority and the NRM has a head who will silence and brutally engage with them. Therefore, things are not getting, but instead worse…

These two running the show. It will be a circus and a partisan at that. There will be no middle-ground or sort of impressionable scene. The ones that is chosen has already proven that by their actions and words. The titles and ranks might change, but we know these two bleeds yellow. Therefore, the sights on the Parliament will be so too. These will not account or care, because these has only interest of the Movement and nothing else.

That’s why there should be other types of cadres and MPs elected to these roles. However, the NRM CEC and the likes doesn’t even shield the need to totally suffocate the opposition. Peace.

Opinion: The Public Trust in the 11th Parliament is at an all time low [and it’s not because of Zaake]

We know that the Deputy Speaker Anita Among only in her dreams wish she had the reputation or ability to bring confidence to the role of the chambers like Rebecca Kadaga ones did. However, she cannot and never will. The Deputy Speaker must miss Speaker Jacob Oulanyah. As he oozes some confidence and bravado, which she doesn’t. Neither can she set any good agenda or program, which will really help the nation.

No the stagnation of the Parliament is evident. The 11th Parliament is a stale atmosphere and not the sort of place for the future. That is done on purpose and the Parliament is most of the time busy with mediocre plans, lack-lustre government programs and adding more debt. The state isn’t discussing the gas, petroleum prices or commodities become more costly. The public isn’t seeing that..

No, the Deputy Speaker is saying Zaake has a deliver her an apology within a week and get the opposition to give the Parliament a new name for Parliament Commissioner after the late night vote against Zaake. That is how the Parliament is acting in 2022.

Just as COVID-19 Funds are unaccounted for, Parish Development Model is launched and there is plenty of other things on the table. There is lack of funds, fiscal incapacity and deficit recycling of debt. There is unsecured government loans and lack of transparency of these. As well as other dire matters, but her own honour is more important for “public trust” in the 11th Parliament.

That is when you know someone has the audacity. She acts like the Parliament and the lives of the MPs is hers to control. The words and the speaking in private or public doesn’t matter. Heck, if it is done in the Chambers or in Committee. Hell, it doesn’t even matter if it is quickly typed on social media. No, as long as her honour is breached. She has all the rights of the world to strike vengeance.

Who cares if teachers are lacking pay? Hospitals are run like shoddy public enterprises? If the medicine is running low or out of date? Who cares if the roads authority or any other state owned enterprise is run like a sweat-shop with no future earnings? Well, that doesn’t matter for the Deputy Speaker. As long as nobody questions her or her own words.

She just deserves the medal and the glory. Anita Among is the greatest among men. Her majestic outlook on life and her attitude is what everyone should aspire too. Where you have the guts and the gull of going after an opponent and later clip of his wings. While talking about procedure and calling it a transgression. Alas, she also offended him, but he has to double down on apologizing after taking away the role in Parliament.

The Deputy Speaker could make her role prominent and in the absence of the Speaker. Prove that she was worth a damn. Instead, she’s insulting herself and just showing the world how she is beneath the role. The ones entertaining this is accepting that one person is the victim, the judge and the executioner of the same petition. That’s what she has done and her majority party has played along.

This just shows how pointless and vindictive the NRM is. They have no spine or hearts, they are just out to take the others down. While they don’t address torture or even understands a torture victim among their own. Instead, they are punishing a victim, who was ridiculed by the Deputy Speaker. Who is again asking for Zaake to humiliate himself and beg for forgiveness. While she haven’t been held accountable at all.

The Deputy Speaker deserves a medal, an honorary title and a diploma, which could be spiced out and the red-carpet for her. In such a manner that she thinks she’s getting an Oscar or Grammy, but instead getting the “Good Grief, how dare you woman!”. Because, that all that she deserves and she’s clearly not fit for her role or title. She shouldn’t be there and is unfit. When she carries herself like this. That is beneath her station and her passage of rules of procedure in Parliament. Peace.

Opinion: 11th Parliament removes Zaake and now they better at all times act like saints!

Some opposition MPs have exited the chambers of Parliament as voting on a motion to remove Hon Zaake Francis as Commissioner of Parliament begins. This Follows a Motion moved by Hon. Ojara Mapenduzi to remove Zaake from his position as Commissioner” (Baba TV Uganda, 10.03.2022).

The censor or discipline of Honourable Member of Parliament Francis Zaake of Mityana District only shows how the 11th Parliament have failed it’s mission. The 11th Parliament is going after him and what he did on social media. After he reacted to how the Deputy Speaker Anita Among told him off in the plenary session. Therefore, the whole 11th Parliament has to now show it’s true nature and how it has live up to this standard.

What is also very significant in the case of Zaake is that the Deputy Speaker is the Complainant, Judge and Executioner. While a Report was written on him, but not that it said anything significant. It only proven that certain government agencies aren’t fit to investigate or have the skills to look into digital spaces, which is ironic… since those bodies are supposed to monitor and address these. Alas, the report in question only shows how far-fetched and blatant it is.

Before we take leave of this matter. the Committee does remind all Honorable Members of Parliament that they owe the institution of Parliament and the I public a duty to maintain public

trust and confidence in the integrity of Parliament. Honourable Members should be well versed with the Code of Conduct as provided for in Appendix F of our Rules of Procedure.

4. The Committee appeals to Hon. Members to act with restraint and decorum both within and outside the precincts of Parliament. Each Member of Parliament bears a duty to give honour and

respect to the institution of Parliament” (Committee Report on Zaake, March 2022).

Even if the 11th Parliament rules of procedure says this:

84. Use of unparliamentary language

It is out of order to use offensive, abusive, insulting, blasphemous or unbecoming words or to impute improper motives to a Member or to make personal allusions” (Rules of Procedure, 11th Parliament, 2021).

The words used by the Deputy Speaker could be accused of being abusive or improper, as she stated Zaake deserved a medal and she didn’t take into account the torture that the state has brought unto him on several of occasions. It is not like Zaake doesn’t know what this means and he was even blocked from travelling to India for treatment after one of the accounts of torture. Therefore, her own words was abusive. However, his reaction on social media (Twitter) was grounds enough to make motion. Nevertheless, the Deputy Speaker isn’t questioned or her words. Which should be under as much scrutiny, if there would be any fairness, but knowing the mental capacity of the Chief Whip and his associates. We know that is too much to ask for in 2022.

In Appendix F it says this:

5. Public Trust

Members shall at all times conduct themselves in a manner which will maintain and strengthen the public’s trust and confidence in the integrity of Parliament and never undertake any action which may bring the House or its Members generally, into disrepute” (Rules of Procedure, 11th Parliament, 2021).

What is funny when the MPs who are making the report and the judgment of voting him off. They are deliberately setting a standard for themselves, which will be hard to follow. These folks cannot have outbursts, speak out of line or act with swift retorts on social media. Neither can they speak out of character on Television or on Radio. Because, then they would act like Honourable Zaake did on Twitter and they cannot do that. They have to act within the same parameter as they set on others. We know the Chief Whip and Deputy Speaker is only interested in taking a stance and save their own.

However, in this with all due respect. They are only undermining themselves and being vindictive. They are only showing a disregard for free speech and ability to have self defence. The NRM MPs and everyone who supports this is engaging on a small and very very narrow path to self-destruction. The MPs are putting in mufflers and silencers on their mouths and typing-fingers. They cannot text or talk freely, because if they do… they should end up like Zaake.

We ask the Opposition to give us another name” – Deputy Speaker Among (10.03.2022).

What is striking is how the Deputy Speaker could do this and pull it off. It shows her true character and lack of spine. If she ever gets hurts and defend herself. She better act like lady and no say a word. Since, she didn’t allow Zaake to say anything without consequences. She better act correct and be the divine angle God created her to be. That’s how the world should see this…

155 MPs have voted to remove Mityana Municipality MP (NUP) Hon Francis Zaake from the Parliament Commission for disparaging the Deputy Speaker Anita Among. Four people voted against the removal of Hon Francis Zaake, while the tally registered two invalid votes” (Parliament of Uganda, 10.03.2022).

After this evenings proceedings in Parliament. What the 11th Parliament Members of Parliament needs to do at all time. They need to be civil, accurate, in accordance and be gentle. These MPs needs to act like saints and never ever think any ill. The Deputy Speaker better be on her best behaviour. Since, she has gotten off the hook and punished someone for retorting against her. That’s the reality here. It is nothing noble or grandeur about it.

The 11th Parliament is only showing its vindictive and lack of character. These are supposed to be leaders of men, but instead are just sheep following command. Those people voting in the chambers of Parliament at night of the 10th March 2022 are people without spines or personality. They are only there to serve a purpose for the President and the State House. These folks cannot carry themselves or ideals. That’s why they accept this bondage and they should act careful in the future.

Since they are showing the world how little talk, discussion or expression of though that is allowed by the Members. Therefore, they better be correct and come in the same name. If not… they should serve a similar predicament, as the game is set and how little it took to take someone down. Peace

Francis Zaake MP: Statement on the Ongoing Inquiry into Allegations of Misconduct (28.02.2022)

Opinion: If you got no political currency? Do yourself a favour an attack either NUP or Bobi Wine!

If you want to know how to gain political mileage and political capital in the Republic these days. There is one thing to do. It is to find a way to go after National Unity Platform (NUP) or Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. That is the shortest way from poverty and obscurity into grand opulence and becoming a worthy asset of the National Resistance Movement (NRM).

It can be blatant hypocrisy or disregard all facts of the matter. As long as the target is an associate of the NUP or Bobi Wine. It is all fair game and deservingly so. The main objective is to target the loud opposition and default their value in the Parliament and elsewhere as a new Political Party. Just to weaken their base, office or even ability to move as a political formation. Therefore, its a real struggle to contain and control the narratives.

This is very clear this days, as the media houses, social media and everyone who has a little yellow blood is out for the job. They are loudmouth, head-scratching and obviously schooled to do this. Because, that’s all they do and they have all the same reasoning. It’s like the NRM Caucus talking points produced and made by 86 Generation of lost causes.

What is striking is that its a no-sum game. It is not a winning strike and neither is it showing the majority strength of the NRM. Instead, it undercuts their supposed majestic efforts and achievements over 30 years in power. The NRM should focus on actually following up pledges and manifestos. Heck, they should consider to implement and finish the 10 point programme, but we know that is another lost cause by now.

That’s why the new enemy and arch-enemy is Bobi Wine. The newest breed of politician who isn’t working like the old guard. Neither is he strategically acting like the previous heads. That’s why the NRM is trying to vilify and make them more dangerous. This is why the Parliament is more swift and butt-hurt than ever before. That’s because the NRM got nothing to show for it. Unless, it is giving away cars to appointed district leadership or officiate the opening of toilets at a government facility.

Therefore, the NRM needs to shift the conversation from the human rights violations and the torture cases. It needs to go after the NUP and it’s causes. That’s because it has nothing to offer anyway. Except for grand corruption, nepotism and butchering the rule of law, which it does on a daily basis. That’s why people don’t get to court or get justice served.

The NRM can say they brought “peace” but peace for who? His Majesty and his bloated court of jesters, which appears on the muddy roads for viral conferences? Well, good look fishing for experienced gentlemen to serve and do it diligently. When mediocrity is accepted and praised by the inner-circle.

Alas, we know the state favours it’s own, as red berets has been justification to arrest activists, but Independent owner and editor Mwenda could parade around with military fatigue. It is one law for them and another for the dissidents. That just show the sinister approach of the state, just like the Deputy Speaker can insult a MP, but the MP is not allowed to retort on Social Media. That just shows the disregard for fair play and freedom of speech. As the Deputy Speaker is allowed to speak her mind, but Zaake is muffled. That’s the price of the Republic and shows how blatant it is. It’s done in front of all of us and there is only the Yellow who can do what it pleases.

So, if you lack currency, mileage or even some sort of favours within the inner-circle of NRM. Do yourself a favour and attack either Bobi Wine or the NUP. That will give you the good graces and take you home. In such a way, that you can eat, be treated kindly and even have a buzz. Peace.

Opinion: The MPs impeaching Zaake better delete all social media

Insider information from Parliament indicates that a section of MPs angered by the actions of Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake, have now resorted to collecting signatures to have him impeached from the office of the Commissioner of Parliament” (NBS Television, 17.02.2022).

The Members of Parliament that is impeaching National Unity Platform MP Francis Zaake. Better do themselves a favour, as ancient relics they are and as analogue individuals they are. They better just delete themselves from all social media’s. This use the Unabomber approach on technology and get totally of the grid.

The National Resistance Movement MPs should just delete and suspend all of their accounts. They shouldn’t speak up on Twitter, Facebook or WhatsApp. Because, if they impeach Zaake MP for what he did. They got to walk silently and be super careful online. These folks shouldn’t be disrespectful or mock anyone online. The MPs better act righteous at all time and not be on a warpath online.

The NRM MPs and all representatives who signs off this… better act correct and cordial at any moment. Not matter how much some people troll them or violate their honour. Since, they have no courage or ability to under Zaake MP. Zaake MP who was humiliated in the plenary session and mocked there. He only used an avenue and a platform he knows how communicate. That is why this is bothersome.

The NRM MPs who is doing this better be angels online and on social media platforms. They better not act bitter or swiftly. If so… and if they are outside of the norm speaking of someone within the chambers of Parliament. They better ask forgiveness and accept impeachment. If any NRM MP is speaking of balderdash or ignorant towards someone. They better expect to be voted for and become a backbencher with no role within the 11th Parliament.

That should be the message to them. These MPs better be sweet-worded and speak any ill. If they do… these MPs better be called out. The MPs has to always act with courtesy and not spit any venom. They better be the soft hearted people with no evil and no animosity.

So, if they are doing this to Zaake for what he said. None of them can ever utter any words of satire, sarcasm or irony for that matter. They can only speak with soft arguments and be cordial with others. The MPs better be careful and act with cautious. This sort of act of impeachment only shows how little they can do or say. If they do this over this matter.

All of the ones signing it off, voting him out, better not have a life online but be analogue and release press releases/statements, as they cannot be people or a civilian online. No, they better be offline and not join social media. Since, they blocked Zaake from speaking his mind after being mocked in the Plenary session by the Deputy Speaker.

They should know better, but the majority only cares about their own. Therefore, these folks has no spine or understanding of Zaake even. That is just the reality here. It is vicious and these people better do themselves a favour.

Suspend. Delete and live offline. You guys don’t belong online. When you impeach someone over words like these. Your words and double standard will follow them forever. These MPs better act correct and not say any words that can be interpret as ill-willed. Since they went after another brother for doing the same. Peace.

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