Barya Unveils 12-point Programme for his Presidency

Prof Baryamureeba addressing the press in Kampala on Monday (Photo: Paul Ampurire/ChimpReports)

Some residents in Kigezi region have started glorifying tycoon August Mulenga commonly Known as King Caesar.

King Caesar, prostate a resident of Kisoro has acquired profound popularity for his spirit of donation.

He is known for giving out iron sheets, cement and other support materials to churches and mosques under construction.

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Mulenga has also ventured into promoting income generating activities like tea growing and supporting the industrialization of the region

Over the weekend King Caesar parlayed Kabale district with his extravagant visits and luxurious spending habits.

He started from Rubanda East constituency at Ikumba Catholic Church where he donated 400 high quality iron sheets and 200 bags of cement towards the construction of a church there.

At the same spot he was seen giving out free cows to people who entertained him and those that glorified him as King Caesar Mulenga, the King of development.

The leader of the Cash-cash kingdom further used his visit to campaign for President Museveni.

Kids of Bishop Asili primary school entertaining Mulega (Photos: Godfrey Tugume/ChimpReports)

Kids of Bishop Asili primary school entertaining Mulega (Photos: Godfrey Tugume/ChimpReports)

“You people must cooperate and appreciate the leadership of President Museveni for the prevailing peace and freedom in Uganda. Let no one deceive you that they can stabilize Uganda like President Museveni,” said the self proclaimed King.

He later moved to Kirigime Mosque in Kabale municipality where he donated Shs 48m.

He passed by Rushoroza Catholic parish where he gave out Shs 50m to the sisters of Christian instruction.

Mulenga later met his royalists at Kirigime Guest house where it was anticipated that he would enthrone Dr. Francis Runumi as his Prime Minister.

Most people praised Caesar for his magnanimity, saying the country has a lot of rich people but none has dared to do what Mulenga is doing.

Dr. Runumi, one of Mulenga’s right hand men, clarified that their kingdom is aimed at promoting the development of Kigezi region.

He said the source of their income is business and thus would wish to see everyone doing profitable business.

“Some people think King Caesar gets money from undersea, why can’t they go there? Don’t they know where seas are found?” asked Dr. Runumi.

Local Leaders joined the rest in praising the King of cash.

Patrick Besigye Keihwa, the Kabale district chairperson, vowed to give all the support it takes to King Caesar to ensure the development of Kabale district.

“People always mock my begging habits but I do it for my people in Kabale,” said Keihwa.

The Bishop of Kabale Catholic diocese, Calliste Rubaramira used the platform to call upon all people to copy the king’s generous conduct.

Prior to his visit, some people opposed to the King of cash were arrested.
Political and opinion leaders in Northern Uganda opposed to presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi have stepped up efforts to demonize his candidacy, try and rallied locals there to shun his leadership.

The leaders led by Aruu County Mp Hon Odonga Oto [FDC] today launched a campaign against Amama Mbabazi, pills who they termed as an enemy of the North.

During the campaign launch at the Northern Uganda Media Club, the leaders stressed that Mbabazi should be the last person to think about in Northern Uganda in the coming elections, owning to the manner in which he mismanaged the region’s donor funded reconstruction program while was still Prime Minister.

The meeting was attended by former and current local leaders including Kilak County MP, Gilbert Olanya, and former Nwoya Member of Parliament Simon Oyet, among others.

The group is planning to hold a peaceful march to Karuma, demanding for the refund of the billions of shillings misappropriated under the watch of Amama Mbabazi in the Office of the Prime Minister, which led to the temporary withdraw of foreign aid from a number of donors in 2013.

About Shs 50 billion meant for the Peace Recovery and Development Fund [PRDP] reportedly disappeared in the widely publicized graft scandal.

Parliament however, later clear Mbabazi all wrongdoing, following President Yoweri Museveni’s intervention through the ruling NRM caucus.

According to MP Odonga Otto’s information to Parliament in February last year, Shs 600 million was diverted from PRDP to buy a Mercedes Benz for then Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, and another Shs 800m used to armor his Land Cruiser.

Odonga told the meeting today that Mbabazi must refund this money first, before he thinks of stepping a foot in the North to drum for support.

According to Mbabazi’s program for consulting his supporters released last week, he will be visiting a number of districts in the region, starting with Moroto in Karamoja sub-region on July 11 and Lira on July 13.

Otto had earlier warned that if Mbabazi insisted on going to Northern Uganda, the people there would have to carry the law in their hands.

He went ahead to call upon all locals in the region, not to vote Mbabazi or any other person that was implicated in the PRDP scandal.

Meanwhile in Gulu town, a group of youths reportedly took to the streets protesting against Mbabazi’s candidacy.

The youths carrying an "Amama Mbabazi coffin" in Gulu town on Monday

The youths carrying an “Amama Mbabazi coffin” in Gulu town on Monday

The youths donning yellow shirts and carrying “Amama Mbabazi Coffin” peacefully marched through the streets of Gulu town, without interruption and were reportedly escorted by Police.

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, told us he had not been briefed about the procession, but added it was likely they acquired permission from Police.

“At the moment I cannot confirm if they were cleared by Police but if they were; then there is nothing wrong with the procession. Everyone is free to lawfully express their conscience,” he said.


Presidential hopeful and former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has warned against harassing and arresting his supporters, treatment saying it’s only serving to make them more strong and determined to fight on.

Mbabazi made the remarks on Monday afternoon at his home in Kololo immediately after arriving from United States.

“Intimidation never wins wars and I assure my supporters that the law is on their side. They should not chicken out. I don’t entertain such fear in me, pill ” Mbabazi said on Monday.

When asked to comment on the letter by the Police chief Gen. Kale Kayihura stopping him from continuing with the consultation meetings, visit this site Mbabazi responded:

“I saw the letter from the IGP in which they said I am not allowed to consult, but the law says you can consult when you intend to aspire but they are briefly saying I should not stand. For them to say that anyone to aspire they have to consult party is nonsense.”

“I don’t need clearance from police to do my work. What I am required by law to do I will do.”

The former NRM Secretary General said he does not need clearance from police to hold consultative meetings and vowed to continue with his plans of traversing the country.

Mbabazi was accompanied by heavily-armed police from Entebbe Airport to Kampala

Mbabazi was accompanied by heavily-armed police from Entebbe Airport to Kampala

On heavy police deployment on Sunday along Entebbe highway, following reports he was coming back, Mbabazi said that being a serious contender for presidency, police was doing rehearsals for what is coming up.

“I understand yesterday there was a big welcome but never knew about it. It crossed my mind that when you get a serious contender for presidency, state machinery should take him through rehearsals such that when it happens he is not a novice.”

“I haven’t heard any threat against me and I have no idea why they had heavily deployed but I hope I will find out,” he added.

On meeting former FDC President while abroad, Mbabazi said there is nothing wrong meeting the opposition strongman and warned he would continue meeting many of these opposition forces.

According to the former Prime Minster, there is no offence in meeting anyone be it a foreigner or Ugandans as long as they are not enemies of the state.

Mbabazi with his wife Jacqueline and lawyer  Fred Muwema at his home in Kololo

Mbabazi with his wife Jacqueline and lawyer Fred Muwema at his home in Kololo

On reports he is afraid of being arrested, Mbabazi said,” If I were afraid I wouldn’t have come. I don’t know if they are going to arrest me.”

On reports of having unpaid water bills, Mbabazi acknowledged he has an unpaid water bill which he said is under scrutiny “after becoming too big” but noted he is “regular at clearing all his bills.”

Mbabazi provides water to guests and journalists

Mbabazi provides water to guests and journalists

Former FDC president Col Kizza Besigye has picked his nomination forms, hospital ready to stand as the opposition party’s flag-bearer in the 2016 presidential elections.

At the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, recipe Chimp Corp Nixon Segawa says Besigye’s nomination date is July 1.

A procession of Besigye’s supporters is expected from Kampala city centre to Najjanankumbi.

The current FDC president Maj Gen (Rtd) Mugisha Muntu also picked the nomination forms today for the same slot ahead of the much-anticipated polls.

This means the two will have to have to lock horns before any of them takes on the ruling party’s candidate, hospital possibly President Museveni, in the presidential elections.

“Rtd. Gen. Muntu has picked nomination forms and has booked 2nd July at 2:00pm to return his nomination forms,” said FDC Deputy Electoral Commission chairman, Michael Kabaziguruka at FDC’s weekly press conference in Kampala on Monday.

“Col. Kizza Besigye has also picked forms and booked July 1 at midday to return the forms and Moses Byamugisha will be returning forms on Wednesday 1st at 10:00am.”

Besigye’s forms were picked by Wilberforce Kyambadde, the Deputy Treasurer General.

ChimpReports on June 10 broke the news that Besigye had hinted on his return to the national presidential campaign but most political observers dismissed the story as unauthentic.

Asked by a radio talk show on whether he would stand for presidential election in 2016, Besigye responded: “I am willing to offer myself for whatever it takes, whatever will advance the struggle to the transition that we need; I will be available.”

Besigye’s 2016 bid comes only less than a year after he vowed never to contest again in an election where President Museveni is a candidate.

In November last year, Dr Besigye told media that he would not stand in 2016 and that he would use “other means to dismantle the dictatorship.”

He however, reverted this stance in June, saying contesting to become a president has no limits, citing Nigeria’s newly elected President Muhammad Buhari, who won the election on the fourth attempt.

“There is a big difference between seeking a term and serving a term. Anybody who goes in an election is not serving a term, he is seeking that term and certainly terms can be sought as many times as the seeker of the term wants. There’s absolutely no harm in that,” said Besigye.

He also scoffed at Ugandans who are against his candidacy, noting that he in fact is not obsessed with contesting in elections.

“I have heard people against my candidacy; they want me to allow others to also taste, etc. It’s as though some people think that being a candidate to challenge a dictator is a cup of tea, and that it’s something I look forward to undertake. No! It’s actually a tough call, I have been a candidate 3 times and I can tell you it’s a tough call from all angles,” he added.

“Candidates get out of the campaigns in a pretty bad shape; it is a huge cost on the person. You saw, my sister Beti Kamya in 2011; she needed a medical operation in the middle of the election!”

He added, “It’s a huge toll on your personal resources and your family. I’m not dying to be a candidate, but I am willing to offer myself for whatever it takes, whatever will advance the struggle to the transition we need I will be available.”

Besigye’s decision to take on President for the fourth time, it is reported, was largely informed by pressure from a section of FDC members who believe that his absence in next year’s election means that Museveni will sail through with ease.

Reports indicate that supporters have been constantly thronging his home in Kasangati, pushing him to drop his earlier stance and offer himself for 2016.

The FDC youth recently mobilised money to facilitate Besigye’s campaigns.
2016 Presidential hopeful Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba will work to increase budget allocations for education, viagra order health and agriculture once elected.

Education will be allocated 20 percent of the budget whereas health and agriculture will take 16 and 11 percent respectively.

While unveiling his 12-point programme to journalists at Silver Springs Hotel on Monday, check Prof. Baryamureeba said Uganda needs new direction, ideas and perspectives.

“Prioritizing better will help deliver Uganda from a huge debt burden while delivering key needs of our population” he added.

Baryamureeba intends to make significant reforms in education among them: increasing salaries, competency based training, educational loans for higher education and increasing teacher-student ratio.

In the area of health, the former Makerere V.C seeks to invest in rehabilitation of health facilities, equipment, reviewing salaries and a national health insurance scheme for all citizens.

“Investment in the provision of health services is critical for the economy,” he added.

The Baryamureeba government will also raise agriculture funding to 1 trillion (11 percent of the budget).

He said that farmers in Uganda will get affordable credit services through an Agricultural Development Bank.

Other areas in his 12-point program include job creation, good and democratic governance, infrastructure, fighting corruption, security, industrialization and minimum wage.


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