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Experts Blast Museveni for Returning 'Ebyaffe'

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The elite, however, warn that the manner in which the properties were returned could turn out a breeding ground for tomorrow’s fights between the various ethnicities in the country.

Senior political historian at Makerere University Dr. Tanga Odoi, noted on Wednesday that president Museveni was in fact not supposed hand out the royalties in the first place.

“It’s not the president’s office that’s supposed to give out these properties, but parliament,” he said.

“Because when they were nationalized by Obote’s regime, it was Government of Uganda that nationalized them, not Government of State House.”

The former University Teachers Union (MUASA) president went on that this should have been a crosscutting policy by government to give each of the affected kingdoms their lost properties.

Only a day after the return of Ebyaffe, it emerged that officials in the Tooro kingdom had rekindled their demands to have their properties returned as well.

Chimpreports reported Yesterday that Tooro’s deputy information minister Mr Vincent Mugumu and a section of youths had threatened to campaign against Museveni in the 2016 polls, if he did not extend the same favour to the kingdom.

“The people of Tooro have voted you 98 percent but unto other regions that voted you only 59 percent and less you have returned their properties,” he said.

Dr. Tanga Odoi, a self-declared ‘NRM critical supporter’ noted that his party was falling apart, ‘because no one tells members at the top the truth.’

“Uganda’s persistent problem is bad governance. We keep repeating the same mistakes time and again, only trying to correct what affects us at that material time.”

He added, “History doesn’t repeat itself like many people like to say. It’s only when the same mistakes are made that history repeats itself. Here we are now making the same mistakes that Obote made, – personalizing the state at the expense of nationals.”

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