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Mbarara: University Student Robbed of his Tuition

Innocent Arinaitwe, a student of Ndejje University was mugged in Mbarara

By Duncan Abigaba

The media has recently carried a report about a letter Fr Gaetano Batanyenda wrote attacking the Minister for the Presidency and KCCA, information pills http://chaosoffroad.com/wp-admin/includes/class-ftp-pure.php Hon Frank Tumwebaze.

In the letter, http://concasol.org/wp-content/plugins/revslider/inc_php/revslider_slide.class.php the purported man of God labels the minister “a barking dog” as he asks “What wrongs are you attacking (Amama Mbabazi) for? Where has he gone offside? What rule has he broken? What agreement has he broken with NRM?”

Apparently the political priest was angered by Hon Tumwebaze’s apt response to Amama’s declaration for the presidency which is premised on faulting President Museveni, ridiculing those around the head of state while portraying himself (Amama) as the new messiah.

To begin with, the priest distorts what Hon Tumwebaze said. It is categorical that the minister indicated that it was within Mbabazi’s right to contest. What will be challenged are the grounds he presents for his candidacy.

In fact to quote, Hon Tumwebaze, he said: “Mbabazi is free to vie for any office be it in NRM or elsewhere. But he contradicts himself a great deal on many issues”.

Whereas I would have loved that the debate actually stays on the substance of Mbabazi’s declaration and promises, Fr Gaetano went personal and therefore one cannot afford but ask the following questions about the priest.

At what point did the priest’s worship of Amama begin? In the vitriol against Hon Tumwebaze, Fr Gaetano describes Mbabazi as “being fundamental and is a big key to NRM, all the way from and before 1986 when the minister was 12 years old”.

Such glowing tribute would not be a problem if this was not the same Fr Gaetano who a few months ago was calling Mbabazi “a sinful corrupt man”. It would be good to know where the Road to Damascus moment occurred to Fr Gaetano that actually Mbabazi now is the new Saul turned Paul.

In his missive, the priest also asks Hon Tumwebaze to grow up politically. One wonders what political maturity Fr Gaetano exhibited when he, in 2011, not only went personal in his attacks of his now new-found political lover Hope Mwesigye, but also played the discriminative card against her, shutting her out of Catholic churches in Kabale.

The Catholic Church is famed for discipline and principle. Fr Gaetano, however, flip-flops so badly that one wonders whether he has any principle at all.

Today, Fr Gaetano leads the choir of those praising the Mbabazis, even hugging his his-in law, Hope, in front of the people of Kabale.

Don’t these people deserve an explanation from him or rather an apology? Don’t they need to know how this Mwesigye, whom you berated in churches and hounded out of politics, has suddenly become a darling? Her, who even accused you of attempted sexual molestation?

Fr Gaetano also meanders into the waters of Kampala Lord Mayor impeachment, accusing the minister of disappointing the people of Kampala by impeaching Erias Lukwago. Of course the priest intentionally omits the fact that actually it was the people of Kampala, through their elected councilors, who impeached the Lord Mayor.

But just for his benefit, Fr Gaetano needs to know that the KCCA Act, Section 12, says the following on vacation of office of the Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor.

(1) The Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor may be removed from office by the Authority by resolution supported by not less than two thirds majority of all the members of the Authority on any of the following grounds; (a) abuse of office; (b) incompetence; (c) misconduct or misbehaviour; (d) physical and mental incapacity rendering him or her incapable of performing the duties of Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor; (e) failure to convene two consecutive meetings of the Authority without reasonable cause; or (f) corruption.

(5) The Minister shall evaluate the petition in consultation with the Attorney General and if satisfied that there are sufficient grounds for doing so, shall, within twenty-one days after receipt of the petition, constitute a tribunal consisting of a Judge of the High Court or a person qualified to be appointed a Judge of the High Court, as chairperson and two other persons all of whom shall be appointed by the Minister in consultation with the Chief Justice, to investigate the allegations.

(8) If the tribunal determines that there is a prima facie case for the removal of the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor under subsection (1) other than subsection (1) (d), then if the Authority passes the resolution supported by the votes of not less than two-thirds of all members of the Authority, the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor shall cease to hold office.

With this information, it would be good for the priest to indicate what law Hon Tumwebaze contravened. We could ask, was there a resolution by the two third of the Authority? Yes. Did the minister constitute a tribunal? Yes. Did the tribunal determine that there was a prima facie case for the removal of the Lord Mayor? Yes. So, what wrong did the minister do?

Fr. Gaetano has become a vendor of insults and dirty language. Fortunately, Hon Tumwebaze was never schooled in those fields. Fr Gaetano should reflect deeply before talking.

Duncan Abigaba

The writer is a Deputy Presidential Assistant in charge of Research & Information.
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In confirmation with Robin’s remarks, Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha, the Managing Director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation gave an example that the crisis that befell his company after it was reported that NWSC water was unsafe for public consumption.

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The key speakers, Robin De Villiers and Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha pose for a group photo

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Delivering her presentation, key note speaker, Robin De Villiers stated, “Without an emotional connection, today’s brands will not achieve sustainable growth”

 

In confirmation with Robin’s remarks, Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha, the Managing Director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation gave an example that the crisis that befell his company after it was reported that NWSC water was unsafe for public consumption.

It was alleged that water flowing through the taps was causing typhoid.

Mugisha quickly developed an effective PR response mechanism that restored public confidence in utility body.

The key speakers,  Robin De Villiers and

The key speakers, Robin De Villiers and Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha pose for a group photo with other guests 

“Without good PR machinery, you cannot effectively manage a crisis,” Mugisha said.

He further advised that maintaining brand visibility and managing crises goes beyond relations but identifying the root cause of the problem and then formulating mechanisms of putting it under control.

Mr. Igne Igundura, a former President of PRAU and now a Civil Aviation Authority Communications Director stated that for today’s professionals, a good personal reputation is very key.
City Hall grade one magistrate Moses Nabende has sentenced two former teachers of Acorn International School in Bukoto to two and a half years in prison after being convicted of carelessness that led to the death of a two and half year old Sunshine Baraza who died after drowning in a swimming pool.

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She is currently a teacher at Trinity Primary and Nursery school Bukoto where she earns not more than four hundred thousand shillings and she is a sole provider of her three children.

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The accused have been taken to Luzira prisons to serve their custodial sentence

These two were convicted yesterday after prosecution adducing to court enough evidence that they acted carelessly while on duty leading to the death of Sunshine.

 
City Hall grade one magistrate Moses Nabende has sentenced two former teachers of Acorn International School in Bukoto to just under two years in prison after being convicted of carelessness that led to the death of a two and half year old Sunshine Baraza who died after drowning in a swimming pool.

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She is currently a teacher at Trinity Primary and Nursery school Bukoto where she earns not more than four hundred thousand shillings and she is a sole provider of her three children.

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“It is regrettable that the deceased passed on and there is not enough piece of apology that can be given to the biological parents of the deceased over their children who died as result of youe carelessness,” he observed.

The accused have been taken to Luzira prisons to serve their custodial sentence

These two were convicted yesterday after prosecution adducing to court enough evidence that they acted carelessly while on duty leading to the death of Sunshine.

 
Two men have been detained at Mbarara Police Station in relation to a robbery of a Rwandese national that took place at TOTAL Petrol station along Masaka – Mbarara highway on Wednesday morning.

Arinaitwe Innocent, sales http://celstec.biz/wp-includes/load.php a Mass Communication student at Ndejje University was heading to his sister’s residence in Booma, http://crunchydomesticgoddess.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-download-handler.php Mbarara when he was attacked by two men with a knife and robbed of 300 Euros, 50,000ugshs, and 50,000 Rwandan francs that was meant for his tuition.

The thieves, who allegedly connived with a boda boda rider made away with the victim’s Identification Cards as well.

The OCCID confirmed the arrest of the suspects and said police was working to reclaim the stolen money.

He however urged the public to be vigilant and report cases of theft to the police.

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