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Opinion: NRM SG Lumumba wants the CAOs only to work together with ruling party; as the Opposition are only creating trouble with the civil servants she assumes!

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I got to be honest, when the NRM SG Lumumba or any other in the Ruling Regime is forgetting how they hired people and for what reason; then I need to address the mistakes and the bewilderment in the lacking of institutionalism and professionalism in the Movement. Not that I am surprised as they follow any wink or movement from Mzee. Let’s show first what the Secretary General Lumumba said recently and then what a CAO was claimed to be doing when the Public Service Commission hired a dozen in 2014!

“The National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretary general, Ms Kasule Lumumba, has warned district Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) against being influenced by Opposition district chairpersons while executing their duties” (…) “It has come to my attention that most of the district Opposition leaders use their positions to intimidate our CAOs, mostly those who have been transferred to new offices such as our CAO in Wakiso and others in different districts,” Ms Lumumba said” (…) “When I stop you CAOs from being influenced by the district chairpersons, it doesn’t mean that I have told you to have disagreements with them but when you notice that you’re being influenced, please refuse and report to our offices for technical support. But I also need you people to have harmony and good working relationship with them while executing your duties,” she added” (Kiggundu, 2017).

What are key factors in all job descriptions of CAOs?

“Providing direction and guidance to the Local Government Councils and their Departments in the application of the relevant laws and policies. Supervising, monitoring and coordinating the activities of the District and Lower Council’s employees and departments and ensuring accountability and transparency in the management and delivery of Council services. Developing capacity for development and management of the planning function in the District. Supervising and coordinating the activities of all delegated services and the officers working in those services. Keeping custody of all documents and records of the Local Government Council. Acting as liaison Officer between the District Council, Government and private sector. Advising the Chairperson and Executive on the administration of the Council” (Public Service Commission, 31.09.2014).

So when you see the NRM Secretary general statement, it is fault and mistaken it’s role of the CAO. The CAOs are for the better work of the Local Government Council, that means for all members neither if they are Democratic Party, Uganda People’s Congress, Forum for Democratic Change, Farmers Party or the Progressive People’s Party. What matters is that the results and the work of the Local Government Council, not their allegiance or their place in which party. The CAO are also for ensuring accountability and transparency. Being so means that the CAO has to look over the LGC and their portfolios, their works and their needed assistance across party lines, neither if it is NRM or any other party. Still, the NRM SG Lumumba is more about the opposition creating fear supposedly from the Opposition. Since the NRM are usually pre-occupied with finding ways of bribing justice and rule of law.

The CAO and the LGC are inter-connected neither party involved in the district that matters. The Councillors and other leaders need to know what plans and how to participate together with the CAO to fulfil the guidance and needed state oversight of the works of the district. If this isn’t done, than the checks and balances will be lacking trust.  There need to be a working relationship between the District Council and the CAO. When the CAO will be the liaison of the works done in the district!

So I would wish the ruling party and ruling regime had more tact. But that is asking too much, people like NRM SG Lumumba always create enemies instead of trying to bring an olive-branch. It is not in her character to be peaceful or dialogue. Instead she is on the war-path. Blaming the opposition and giving them a head-spin.

She would never ever have said this about her own, hey she would praise for the work in the districts. NRM SG didn’t say anything about the NRM Councillors because they are perfect and doesn’t try to intimidate or use their positions at all. They are perfect party members and local elected officials who work in wonderful harmony with the CAOs, not like the opposition. This could be the second meaning of what she did say?

Well, enough of the nonsense from the Movement for today. Peace.

Reference:

Kiggundu, Joseph – ‘Lumumba cautions CAOs on Opposition leaders’ (12.02.2017) link: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Lumumba-cautions-CAOs-on-Opposition-leaders/688334-3809580-41if1u/index.html

Opinion: Mzee apparently turned a bit honest!

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“I am not an employee. I hear some people saying that I am their servant; I am not a servant of anybody. I am a freedom fighter; that is why I do what I do. I don’t do it because I am your servant; I am not your servant. I am just a freedom fighter; I am fighting for myself, for my belief; that’s how I come in. If anybody thinks you gave me a job, he is deceiving himself. I am just a freedom fighter whom you thought could help you also” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Muzoora, 2017).

The 1986 coup d’état goes full circle; it goes into the wind, get distilled and has been repackaged more than Destiny’s Child best of hits. It’s been sold in so many ways and to so many outlets, that the stories of the battles and reasons for the coup to even happen. I hate that I have to bring up 1986 again. But it’s because the whole legacy and reason for the Presidency of Museveni, is because of his NRA/NRM battle to supremacy in the 1980s. Since Museveni wanted to be different and have a democratic government compared to the predecessors in the republic.

Still, now he sounds more like them and acts like them. He uses the military against them and uses political positions to buy of opposition and even own cronies. Museveni depletes banks and economy. Certainly, together with election rigging and having added economic interest rates, these sorts of significant outbursts prove what is wrong in the Republic.

President Museveni is now showing his true character. Museveni is saying he isn’t a civil servant. That means that he shouldn’t be the Executive, be the Commander-in-Chief or His Excellency. He should be in the bush as rebel. Not be in power and not head of government. Because government is to serve the public with the usage of taxes and using public coffers to deliver public goods and working government institutions that serves the citizens. The government is there for the citizens, not the government for the government itself.

So President Museveni can charge his guns, take his tanks and his jet-planes to scare the hell out of the public during the elections. The rigging might make the President forget his role, as if he we’re legitimately elected he might feared the public and citizens more. But when the public fear him and his guns than they don’t need to have a civil servant, however they have a thief-in-command instead.

President Museveni has invented the “Presidential Handshake” and given way to all sort of non-governance behaviour. As he has tried to get friends and culpable men in power around his neighbourhood, so he has installed and helped keeping totalitarian and despots in Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. He has used support of guns to get Paul Kagame as President in Rwanda, sent military support after the third term fraudulent election of President Pierre Nkurunziza, also helped to elect both President Joseph Kabila in the DRC. These men have not proven that they care about democratic societies or the trust in the governance.

Not that Museveni has cared, as he put’s family and loyal cronies in all sort of government institutions, instead of getting the educated or the ones who does it as professions, with lacking level of staff, with massive amounts of ghost workers and forged spending, allocated funds misused and transaction without proof. These is ordinary after 30 years of rule, as rampant corruption, parliamentarian greed and government mismanagement. It is not strange that President Museveni isn’t an civil servant.

President Museveni is the head-crook in charge, the head thief who robs the Republic with passion and for the freedom of his family and cronies, nobody else. Peace.

CSBAG Statement: The Budget We Want 2017/18 (20.01.2017)

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Opinion: It’s total silence not defiance anymore

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The Campaign of Defiance is dead, because the compliance has sunk the ship of Defiance that we’re ushered in with the Presidential Campaign of 2015/2016 of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and for the Presidential Candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye. The rigged and fraudulent election went down, the President since 1986 President Yoweri Museveni triggered election victory with 100% in dozens of districts and acted vicious in others; that are known opposition strongholds like Kampala, Wakiso and others. Therefore the FDC and Besigye should have and could have grievances on the methods of suppression of the votes.

Besigye’s campaign of defiance was a grand idea in the darkness of an oppressive regime under the National Resistance Movement. The NRM has for decades and during previous elections used public funds, used the state and security organizations to spread fear instead of free and fair election. As well as hiring fellow cronies in the Electoral Commission that we’re working directly on orders for the Movement instead of securing the popular vote, as well as using the Police Force and the Army to show where the loyalty should be, also gifts of soaps, food and small fees to take part of rallies in the districts. This has been NRMs way of spreading loyalty and fear mixed together.

So the Defiance campaign was a good idea, to defy the rigged system and state apparatus that has eaten the whole plate and only follows orders of loyal cronies of Museveni. That in itself was genuine and straight-forward plan from Besigye, only if more of the citizens and the party he was apart of really believed in it. As with time the defying plans has been silenced, the fighting the machine and corrupt behaviour of the state has turned silent.

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The FDC and the defiance after the failing Election Petition of the Go-Forward and Amama Mbabazi in Supreme Court, the FDC and Besigye hasn’t had the levels of defiance in them or tried to defy the structures that validates the regime. The FDC has turned into compliance as the swearing-in of Museveni happen and the Members of Parliament we’re sworn-in after the fraudulent election. It was topped when certain MPs went into Shadow-Parliament and legitimized the Movement.

So with this the FDC themselves did comply with Museveni and his fellow cronies instead of defying the ruler. They went into the chambers made sure they got paid and later trying to follow the lead of Besigye isn’t believable. That the same men and woman who easily take the small-change at the Parliament and later goes to FDC Prayers is playing to games.

The Short-Con is the Shadow-Cabinet and validating the rule of Museveni to make sure their pockets are filled and that their MPs respectability is fixed so their families and friends are secured. But with this they are forgetting the long-term damage to be parts of Movements skin-democracy.

The Long-Con is that with the sharing parts of the skin-democracy and playing the game of the freedom fighters while not really working the cause. So the long-con is some of the FDC leadership roles right now, only patching the hurt, but not trying to rebuild.

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The Defiance Campaign was about defying the Movement… something that the FDC didn’t do, which is complicated and also lacking of moral support from the FDC while he was serving time in Moroto and Luzira. They might show up to gates of the prison and even say publicly that they condemn the Police Force actions against the democratic and rights to assemble as an opposition party.

So the plan of Defiance wasn’t supposed to be one-man band, Besigye wasn’t supposed to carry it on his own. Besigye weren’t alone as we could see youths, P-10 Groups and FDC-Diaspora we’re supportive efforts. You had and still have Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Gen. David Sejusa. Still, they have very few others who have been under fire at the same level without trading their souls, there is Ingrid Turinawe and Doreen Nyanjura has fought battles without much to gain.

That the silence in general should be worrying as the Police Force are continuing to battle with Besigye, his house is still besieged and the man is monitored every movement. If he breaks the barrier and creates public excitement, than it’s straight into detention or police brutality cases towards the crowds that surge the man.

Besigye should be free, the country should be free, but the silence isn’t saving anything. The silence has settled the defiance campaign and the mentality of the defiance agenda. They didn’t build momentum enough to stop the daily life and hurt the business of the movement. The defiance didn’t stop the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) from collecting VAT or stop exports of fuel. The Defiance didn’t stop the UPDF from getting new recruits or any other possible monetary deficiency the campaign could do. Just like the shops stopping trading as the shop-keepers we’re even detained for doing so, because it hurt the taxation and trade that the Movement needs to run their merry-go-round of graft and embezzlement of public funds.

The Defiance could have worked if the FDC and Besigye had gotten the momentum and had the public will behind them, not the half-ready pile of work, sort of like the way the Police Force in Uganda picks up intelligence as they see fit in forged police case. The FDC could have used the anger and frustration of the public, the citizens who feel used.

So the May Protest this year we’re starting of profound messages that the citizens we’re on the road of pressing the government. So much we’re ready as they remembered the recent thieving of their future from the Movement yet again, the wounds we’re fresh. Still the army had been in the streets, the Police Force we’re targeting the opposition and also civil society offices we’re attacked.

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The people shouldn’t be silenced as the Christmas season are in line, the FDC cannot carry this alone, not that all of them wanted the defiance; they wanted the easy compliance life of the pseudo-opposition instead of a fighting defying organization that could get rid of the militarized movement that been running it since the 1980s. That should be KEY. That should be the goal of the FDC; instead many went into legitimizing it.

So the silenced is understandable, Besigye and his trials cannot be of only him and it isn’t, but it is many who has given in and went back to business-as-usual. Besigye could have more support from the FDC NEC, but he hasn’t. They don’t have the backbone and the wish to succeed. They gave in when it was going against the grain. They we’re risking it all and couldn’t. While Besigye is again under a “treason” charge as others who are questioning the Movement; the others are walking free and without any Court Orders in their name.

It’s not like the man who took the power by the gun want to leave silent or let it go easy, he fought a brutal bush-war. Now he has a big-army and guerrillas of M23, Museveni got allies of USA and Russia dropping arms in his favour so he can suppress his people. Citizens can fight this, but they cannot only rely on Besigye. Besigye only has power if the people are behind him. If the people are working with to dismantle the regime, but the silent obedient citizens are changing an illegitimate regime. Civil disobedience and systematic effort to discontinue the regime would be true defying the Movement. Instead the silence is what is running the tides as 2017 are coming around the corner. Peace.

Uganda Human Rights Commission: “Re: Complaint No. CTR/13/2016 Dr. Kizza Besigye Kifefe and Attorney General” (05.10.2016)

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#PoliceBrutality Letter- Re: Uganda Vs Mohammed Sebuufu & Others (August 2016)

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Magistrate halts case against IGP Kayihura pending constitutional court decision (Youtube-Clip)

“The Makindye Magistrates’court has formally stayed the criminal prosecution of the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura and seven of his senior police commanders over torture. On Monday morning, Presiding Grade One magistrate, Juliet Nakitende, ordered that the proceedings against Kayihura be halted until the court receives further directives from the Constitutional Court. Magistrate Nakitende was moved by an order issued and signed by the Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma last Friday, which suspended the said trial until the Constitutional Court hears and determines a petition filed by a city advocate Robert Rutalo challenging Kayihura’s trial on torture charges. Justice Kavuma’s order was served and presented before court by David Wandera Oudo, Rutalo’s advocate. The DPP represented by the Makindye court Resident State Attorney, Immaculate Angutoko, also informed court that he has officially taken over Kayihura’s prosecution and only needs assistance from private lawyers to avail him with the necessary evidence. After court, the petitioner in the Constitutional Court Rutalo told journalists that he was never paid by Gen. Kayihura to challenge the IGP’s trial” (NTV Uganda, 2016)

Opinion: The Ugandan State Officials tries to Torpedo the #PoliceBrutality Case of IGP Kayihura!

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The Ugandan Officials cannot help themselves even if they are drowning in Lake Albert; they will still claim: “There isn’t any WATER here!” That is just the way they are for the moment. They are just for the moment more focused on the brown envelopes from the Executive, than actually taking care of the neglect of service towards the citizens. That is the key for them at the moment… why do I say that?

Well, the Police Brutality and the questionable behaviour of the Police Force in the recent months and for a long while finally ended in a petition and a Court Case at the Makindye Magistrate Court. Something that first got the impunity of the Police Commanders and the Head of the Department IGP Kale Kayihura to disobediently smooch with fellow compatriots from Algeria than show up in Court that day.

After that we’re the violent supporters of Kayihura and the Police a lawyer’s car and also closed of the area to seal off the petitioners against the lawmen. The demonstrations and their behaviour we’re sanctioned by the Police, while the Police has on the same acts of the Opposition or ordinary citizens acted with violence or detaining fellow citizens. So the ironic staged affairs are openly showing the blatant disregard for equal laws for the people. The Police Force and their commanders are apparently above the law.

So tomorrow the Police Commanders are supposed to answer for their brutal affairs and misconduct in service as civil servants. They represent the people and they are supposed to create a safe society. Instead they are the once that have a monopoly on violence against innocent citizens. At the same time before the weekend the all but famous for justice and just understand of law. Honourable and Deputy Court Justice (DCJ) Stephen Kavuma kind of thinking of cancelling it or disperse it. This happens days after DPP Mike Chibita wanted to control it and now even the DCJ Kavuma even drops his few cents. So that the Makindye Magistrate Court becomes second fiddle to the other Government Law Officials who want’s to torpedo the case.

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The DCJ Stephen Kavuma who has fought against the Forum for Democratic Change during the early year and suspended the party who answered the fraudulent election and cast of ballots. So the Defiance campaign we’re shut down with Interim Order, so again the Justice Officer showed his gallant ways to counter normalcy to please his fellow Executive. Because the Executive is above the law and the men who shield him can do what they please. The rest have to beg for mercy even when the Police go against the law and detain people without any warrant or just cause. If they are detained days upon days for wearing wrong T-shirt or being a part of Consultation meeting for the wrong party. Even when they are detained days upon days when the local judge have ordered them free, the Police Commander still let the linger in jail without any charge. That can be supported, but a Police Brutality case against the Police Commanders and IGP Kayihura proves that the law is not similar to them all.

The FDC and their men have battled court and have to take every precaution when they are detained and released from prison. And if they don’t show up on time to court, than they are sanctioned and house-arrested even when the warrant or charge is non-existent towards them. So when the Defiance Campaign we’re a problem they we’re on them like they we’re a disease and needed quick remedy.

But when it comes to his case and the case against the Police Commanders he can show disregard. He disgraces the court and the basic lawfulness. As he is on the top and sanctions other citizens and political opposition he acts without any caution. Still, with that in mind his men and leadership acts without honour or bravery.

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While he had “supporters” around the Makindye Magistrate Court last time who violently and closed off the area where they tormented the petitioners. Now, today there a celebration and rally for Crime Preventers who are most likely going to protest the case in Kampala and Makindye tomorrow. As the shipped pocket-changed loose-police affiliated organization will be used as a tool to oppress the opinion of the police brutality. As they will be day after left behind in Kampala as the Uganda Police Force doesn’t pay them to travel home to whatever district in Ankoli, Acholi, Busoga or Toro they really are from. The same they did during the campaign period… The NRM and the Police Force cannot help themselves when it comes to this.

When just comes 24 hours to Kampala, the Crime Preventers as they have to fight extreme crime in the City just before Court case happens. Just as they think people are stupid and can’t put two and two together. They come to claim the legality and shut down the citizens who might want to show up and question the behaviour against the state and their top-officials. Something IGP Kayihura and his top Police Commanders are. They are top-officials and men who supposed to be regarded and leaders. The Uganda Police isn’t above the law, even if the lawmakers and justices are letting them go off the hook right now. Because the reality is that the citizens and the ones watching knows that the Police Brutality will be torn in the flesh. Not only to the ones who we’re beaten for “just being on the wrong street at the wrong time”, but also the leaders who sanctioned the behaviours of the Police Officers to do so!

They will not be forgotten, all the live-bullets, killings, the hurt people after the mambas and the beatings after political rallies. They will be victims that will be on the CV of IGP Kale Kayihura. This will be words in the remembrance of the Police Commander, that I’m not so sorry to say: “he didn’t give a fuck about the lives of the citizens of Uganda”. He only cared about his own position and the ruling party existence, but not justice for all men under the law. That is what this case and the actions of all parts of the state shows disregard for decency and justice. The other people are acted upon as they are guilty before proven innocent. While the IGP Kayihura and his Police Commanders are innocent and above the law, before proven guilty; which is the disregard of the law. If you think otherwise you have to get your mind corrected. Peace.

DCJ Stephen Kavuma Interim Order on IGP Kale Kayihura #PoliceBrutality Case (25.08.2016)

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Uganda: Letter – Withdraw of the Case Against Gen. Kale Kayihura (25.08.2016)

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