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BATTLE FOR BUSOGA: Inside Amama Mbabazi Secret Meetings

President Museveni has lashed at members of the opposition for always attacking him over the unfulfilled pledges and other things he has tackled saying they are ignorant about the Bible.

Museveni said during creation, ambulance http://clinicalresearchsociety.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpext.php God spent a number of days creating the earth and took His time – just like he is dealing with Uganda’s problems.

“The opposition members have never read the Bible in the book of Genesis. During the story of creation, cure God created one thing on Monday, another one on Tuesday until when he created man on the last day and on Sunday He rested,” Museveni said while addressing a rally at Wiggins Secondary School, Kumi Municipality in Kumi district on Tuesday.

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“They always say I have not done this and that but yes, I know it. You cannot do all the things at the same time but start with the priorities and later address the others.”

He said that through prioritisation, Uganda has been able to enjoy good roads and electricity in almost every district apart from Kotido, Kabong, Nwoya and Buvuma which he said will soon be added to the national power grid.

Museveni cited an example in the 1980s when he had just gone to the bush and wanted assistance from the then Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi but he focused on getting bullets and guns other than medical supplies.

“Gaddafi asked if he could give us money, clothes or medical supplies but I insisted that we needed guns and bullets. We prioritised the weapons and those other things would come later,” he noted.

He said running government is not only about having correct ideas but also good planning stressing it is the reason his NRM government has stayed for over 30 years in power uninterrupted.

“You can have good ideas but if you don’t have good plans, you cannot do anything good. Past governments had good ideas but never lasted for long.”

“We had a man called Yusuf Lule who was 68 years and his government lasted only 68 days but the NRM has lasted 30 years because of good ideas and planning.”

The Good Driver

Museveni said the opposition who are always attacking him for overstaying in power have nothing to show the people unlike him.

“If they say the old man should go, what do they have to show to the people? They have not left any track behind like I have done. When one talks about peace, development and electricity in Uganda, the old man comes into the minds of people.”

He added, “The old man has been driving safely the bus for a long time and has experience. It would be bad if you surrendered your gains to the opposition members.”
Josephine Nabukenya has been announced as one of 60 young people from across the Commonwealth who are being recognized as exceptional leaders in their community.

These 60 young people will receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award.

21 year-old Nabukenya has been selected in recognition of her work with young people living with HIV.

The Award, approved http://chimpreports.com/entertainment/wp-content/plugins/wp-pagenavi/scb/load-composer.php which will be presented in London by Her Majesty The Queen in 2016, ask http://challengeidee.fr/wp-includes/class-ixr.php and is part of The Queen’s Young Leaders Program, prostate http://citadelgroup.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/content-widget-product.php celebrates the achievements of young people who are taking the lead to transform the lives of others and make a lasting difference in their communities.

This year’s Award winners, aged between 18 and 29 and who come from all over the Commonwealth, are working to support others, raise awareness and inspire change on a variety of different issues including; education, climate change, gender equality, mental health and disability equality.

Nabukenya attended Makerere University and Johns Hopkins University (MU-JHU) research centre, which aims to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV. With a group of friends.

“I created a group called MUJHU Young Generation Alive (YGA) in response to the fact that young people with HIV have different psycho social needs from their parents. We have more than 200 members and  my role includes planning support meetings, computer skills training and running music, dance and drama groups,” she said.

The Queen’s Young Leaders Program was established in 2014 by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society in recognition of The Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. Over the next three years the Program will support thousands of young people to achieve their goals.

In a statement, Dr Astrid Bonfield, Chief Executive of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust said, “Once again 60 incredible young people from around the Commonwealth have shown strength, leadership, empathy and drive.”

He added that some of the winners are just embarking on their leadership journey and others are more established.

“ Either way, we recognize not only what these amazing young people have achieved, but also their potential in changing people’s lives for the better in the countries and communities in which they live,”Dr Bonfield said.
Former Prime Minister and Go-Forward presidential candidate, visit web http://ckls.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/latex.php Amama Mbabazi is currently hunting for votes in Busoga, view http://degrisogono.com/wp-includes/post.php a region many political commentators suggest will come as a tough litmus test for his presidential ambitions.

Mbabazi kicked off his campaigns in the area this past Saturday, information pills http://cooperatition.org/wp-includes/class-phpmailer.php first, by gate crashing the first coronation anniversary celebrations of the Kyabazinga of Busoga, William Gabula Nadiope at Bugembe Stadium in Jinja.

Kingdom officials and other invited guests, notably the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, were left visibly perturbed by the uninvited presence of the former NRM Secretary General – sacked last year from the ruling party on allegations of sowing intrigue and divisions within the party – a charge he vehemently denies.

Mbabazi, who was not officially recognized, later paid Shs 5 million for a Busoga Kingdom certificate before proceeding to Iganga District for his scheduled campaign rallies.

What could explain gate-crashing Gabula’s Coronation event?

According to one local political observer who is familiar with the politics in Busoga, the Go Forward camp was extremely worried of a hostile reception in the area, and tried to improve their chances by stealing the show at the occasion.

This however did not materialise with leading politicians in the region and royal officials livid at the brazen disrespect that Mbabazi exhibited.

One Busoga Kingdom official was heard to say, “Who does this Mbabazi think he is? Does he think he can arm-twist the Kyabazinga into supporting him?”

Mbabazi has been at loggerheads with senior politicians in the region, most of whom are also staunch NRM diehards.

One of these is the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, who repeatedly clashed with Mbabazi while the latter still headed government business in parliament. She also accuses Mbabazi of underhand methods by sponsoring her opponents in Kamuli District.

The former Prime Minister has denied the allegation, saying he has nothing against Kadaga.

Ms. Kadaga is hoping to be re-elected as the District Woman MP for Kamuli.

Lack of structures

According to highly placed sources within the Go Forward camp that preferred anonymity, after addressing his rallies in Busembatia and Iganga, Mbabazi later that evening sought to woo NRM leaders at lower levels, especially LC III chairpersons in the region.

In a secret meeting on Saturday night at Nile Village hotel, Mbabazi met with a group of about 56 NRM mobilisers, who included some LC III chairpersons (who lost in the recently concluded NRM primaries), in which he promised to pay them 1 million shillings per month and other benefits if they agreed to support his presidential bid.

Nile Village Hotel is owned by former FDC Member of Parliament, Harry Kasigwa, who served in parliament from 2001 to 2011. Kasigwa has since crossed over to Mbabazi, and is one of Go Forward’s leading agents in the region.

Currently there are 99 LC III chairpersons in Busoga region, but these will increase to 101 elected chairpersons in the 2016 general elections with the creation of two new sub counties recently.

However, some of the LCIII chairpersons who attended the meeting complained that they had been hoodwinked to do so, and were initially led to believe that they were going to meet a senior NRM leader.

Mbabazi’s Agents in Busoga revealed

According to the highly placed sources in the Go Forward camp, the meeting at Nile Village was organized and coordinated by former External Security Organization chief, David Pulkol with the assistance of the LCIII chairperson of Namugongo Sub County in Kaliro District, Mr. Walusanza, and the one of Nambale Sub County in Kigulu South Constituency, Mr. Lazaro Magezi. Go Forward coordinator in Busoga, Rosette Nsonga, also played a key role.

It is alleged that Magezi and Walusanza have been the brains behind three fake meetings in which local leaders from Busoga were clandestinely mobilized to go and meet the NRM Chairman, President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe.

But State House was not aware about the said meetings, and on one occasion the President was even out of the country. This left the leaders disillusioned, and some threatened to cross over to the Go Forward camp.

However, after a third unarranged meeting, the President while on the campaign trail in Lango last month ordered the leaders to be transported to him in Barlege State Lodge where they finally met the President and discussed a number of issues.

They agreed to form a working committee to resolve some of the issues, which inside sources say are demands for various forms of financial pay outs.

Those that attended the Go Forward meeting

According to our reliable sources, the following LC III chairpersons attended the meeting at Nile Village Hotel:

Lazaro Magezi, Chief Mobilizer Go Forward Busoga

Walusanza, Chief Mobilizer Go Forward Busoga

Avian Zironda, LCIII Wailasa (lost in primaries)

Baganzi, LCIII Namwenda

Ayub Kyozira, LCIII Ibulanku

Steven Bagaga, LCIII Nawaningi

Emmanuel Mukoka, LCIII Igombe

Mukembo, LCIII Nawandala

Kigenyi Musamiru, LCIII Buyanga

Akamu Sizomu, LCIII Iganga Municipality North

David Isule, LCIII Namalemba

Moses Balabyeki, LCIII Makutu

Charles Datemwa, LCIII Bulamogi

Tibananuka, LCIII Buyende

Inside Mbabazi Secret Meeting in Busoga?

According to the sources, Mbabazi promised that he will revamp Jinja Town and restore it to its former industrial status.

He also claimed that he has big support amongst Resident District Commissioners and District Police Commanders throughout the country.

He further assured his audience that he will not bow to any pressure within the opposition to let Besigye lead a post election victory government because Besigye had “failed three times to capture power.”

He also told the attendees that in supporting him they were actually still supporting NRM (a party he claims to still belong to) and that he was merely using the organization of DP and other smaller parties to propel a new NRM (led by himself) back into power.

He said that he had fought the opposition for 30 years in government and therefore knew that they could not be trusted.

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