EKITIBWA KYA BUGANDA

 

CHORUS:

 

TWESIIMYE NNYO, TWESIMYE NNYO

OLWA BUGANDA YAFFE

EKITIIBWA KYA BUGANDA KYAAVA DDA NAFFE TUKIKUUMENGA.

 

1. Okuva edda n’edda eryo lyonna

Lino eggwanga Buganda

Nti lyamanyibwa nnyo eggwanga lyaffe Okwetoloola ensi zonna.

 

2. Abazira ennyo abaatusooka

Baalwana nnyo mu ntalo

Ne balyagala nnyo eggwanga lyaffe

Naffe tulyagalenga.

 

3. Ffe abaana ba leero ka tulwane

Okukuza Buganda

Nga tujjukira nnyo ba jjajja baffe

Abaafirira ensi yaffe.

 

4. Nze naayimba ntya ne sitenda

Ssaabasajja Kabaka

Asaanira afuge Obuganda bwonna

Naffe nga tumwesiga.

 

5. Katonda omulungi ow’ekisa

Otubeere Mukama

Tubundugguleko emikisa gyo era

Bba ffe omukuumenga.

 


OBUKULEMBEZE BW'ENSI BUGANDA

 

Ekitabo kino: OBUKULEMBEZE BWA BUGANDA,

kitandise okutundibwa mu bitundu by'ensi ya Buganda nga kilambika bulungi ekifo kya Buganda  wakati wobufuzi bwa M7 obwa Uganda obwe myaka 30.


Kiwandiikiddwa Olukiiko lw'Abazzukulu b'Abataka b'Obwakabaka bwa Buganda.



Posted: 05 August 2016

 

Tubasaba Mujje mutandike okwerowooleza ebikwatta ku Nsi yamwe Buganda Nokutegeera obuwangwa Bwo Omuganda Era Ofunne okwagala eri Ensi Yo.

 

Abaganda Amazima Agalituwa Eddembe, Nga Tulwaniriira Ensi Yaffe Buganda.

 

Okwesomesa Ebitatusomesebwa.

 

Kikakatako Omuganda Okukola Omulimu Ssemalimu we Mirimu Gyonna Kwe Kulwanirira Ensi Yo Buganda.

 

Ebyo Byonna Ojja Kubiwuliira Ku Rediyo Ababaka, Ku Lwo Mukaga Entekateeka Kyooto Muzaawula Ku Saawa Biri Ne Kitundu Ezekiro eBuganda.

 

Ku Sande Entekateeka Yamwe Engaazi Wooli Nyweera, Era Nayo Etandika Esaawa Biri Ne Kitundu Ezekiro E'Buganda.

 

Tosubwa Kulwaniirira Buyiiza Bwa Nsi Yo Nemirembe.

The Interna-

tional Criminal Court prosecutor, Bensouda rejects MPs’ calls to indict UPDF

By Yasiin Mugerwa

Posted  Sunday, March 1   2015  

 

In the Uganda Parliament.

Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda, on Friday rejected calls by MPs from northern Uganda to indict government officials for alleged war crimes during the counter-insurgency operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels.

Ms Bensouda is in the country to follow up on the impending trial of former LRA commander Dominic Ongwen at ICC in The Hague for war crimes.

Dokolo Woman MP Ms Cecilia Ogwal had asked Ms Bensouda to consider preferring similar charges against the NRM government officials accused of committing atrocities against civilians in the north during the LRA rebellion.

“It’s a complex situation,” Bensouda replied: adding that ICC does not have a provision in its rules to summon government, according to sources who attended the closed door meeting with MPs at Parliament on Friday. 


In asking ICC prosecutor to indict government officials, Ms Ogwal sought to know the action ICC prosecutor would take if it finds the government also committed atrocities during the LRA insurgency.

Sources said the ICC prosecutor however, said the government is “free to request the judge of the ICC to make submissions in cases like that of Ongwen.

“During Ongwen trial, if any witness points a finger to government, the judges can summon government to make submissions towards such allegation [but not as a key suspect in the case.],” Bensouda said.

When contacted on Friday, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces’ spokesman Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said: “MPs are free to make such accusations, they have a right to do that. But if anybody has evidence that UPDF soldiers committed any atrocities in the north, we will cooperate in investigating such cases.”

Ms Bensouda, after a courtesy call to Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, met selected MPs from Acholi, Lango and Teso, the regions worst ravaged by the LRA rebellion, as part of her wider consultations with the victims, political leaders and religious leaders.


On the question of trying Ongwen as a victim and at the same time a perpetrator, Ms Bensouda said: “The question of whether ICC is going to try Ongwen does not arise since at the time of his capture, he was already an adult. This is why Ongwen was allowed to choose his lawyer and he chose Crispus Ayen Odong (Oyam North MP) to represent him.”

She admitted some African leaders were seeking to quit ICC but said this was in their self defence. However, she said this won’t deter ICC from pursuing cases before the court to stop impunity.

ymugerwa@

ug.nationmedia.com



Uganda

Peoples Defence Forces of the NRM Political party has retired 40 officers in Gulu. 

UPDF

A UPDF officer speaks to soldiers who were retired from the army at the 4th Division Infantry headquarters in Gulu Town yesterday.

Photo by Julius Ocungi


By JULIUS OCUNGI


Posted  Wednesday, April 1  2015

Gulu. UGANDA.


A total of 40 Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers at the 4th Division Army Barracks in Gulu District were yesterday retired from the army.

The retirement exercise, which took place at the 4th Division Infantry headquarters in Gulu Town, saw soldiers at the ranks of Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant, Corporals and Private relieved of their duties.

The exercise was the first phase of the approved plans by the UPDF to retire 1,400 soldiers.

Speaking in an interview with Daily Monitor, the division spokesperson, Col Caesar Otim Olweny, said some of the officers who were retired had earlier applied for retirement, others had clocked 50 years while the rest had ill health.

“This is the first batch of officers to be retired at division level in the country, we are proud of the good services these officers provided to the country while serving in the UPDF over these years,” said Col Olweny.

Financial package

He noted that the retired officers will be given financial packages to help them begin a new life.

The 4th Division commander, Brig Muhanga Kayanja, who graced the ceremony, advised the retiring soldiers to desist from indiscipline that might block their chances of being recalled for other special assignments by the army.

“Today, you are being retired into a civilian, but it doesn’t mean we have lost touch with you. You still remain soldiers and in any of special assignments, some of you may be recalled, but only those who have been living good lives at home,” Brigadier Kayanja said.


The conditions of Uganda’s  health system in Karamoja after 30 years of NRM rule?

One of the houses in the medical staff quarters in Moroto.


By FREDERIC MUSISI


Posted  Saturday, April 4  2015 at  01:00

 

Insensitive? As government plans to send at least 263 specialised medical personnel to the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago, what is the health situation back home?

 
 

On a good day at a rural government health facility, when doctors are present and nurses are not shouting, drugs will be out of stock. On a bad one when drugs have been stocked, health attendants will be out of sight.

It was such undoing, typical of majority health centres around the country, that Joyce Ategeka, a resident of Nyawaiga village on the shores of Lake Albert in Buliisa District, was left a widow at 35. Her husband succumbed to acute malaria and diarrhea, leaving her the burden of raising 10 children alone.

A nurse at a health centre III in the neighbouring village, Sebagoro, where the deceased had been admitted four days before his death, revealed that there was a high chance of saving him.

Problem was, there were neither drugs nor a qualified doctor so he could not be helped further. Admitting that the centre has a staff and drug shortage, the best the nurse, who spoke on condition of anonymity, says they all they could do was give him painkillers - Panadol. The doctor at the health centre had been transferred three months earlier.


The health centre in Sebagoro is a 20 by 40-feet container that moonlights for patient examination, emergencies, labour ward, antenatal and clerking, name it. The unit is shared by seven villages, with a daily patient influx of between 30 to 40 and a staff of seven.

Four hundred kilometers South West in Nyakashaka, Burere Sub-county in Buhweju District, the situation is perhaps slightly but not any better.

Regional referral hospitals

At the 14 regional referral hospitals in the country, the status quo is barely better.

According to the ministry’s Annual Health Sector Performance Report for the FY2013/14 issued in October last year, seven out of the 14 regional referral hospitals have a staffing level below the average. These include Moroto (41%), Mubende (55%), Naguru (67%), Kabale (70 %), Soroti (74%) and Hoima (74 %). Having to serve five neighbouring districts of Nakapiripirit, Abim, Kaabong, Moroto and Kotido, Moroto Regional Referral Hospital has had to up its 115 bed capacity by 70, despite its laughable staff numbers.

Patient numbers, however, are quite low except for the maternity ward due to factors ranging from the bad roads, drought, famine, absence of specialised facilities and medical attendants and lack of electricity. With limited access to clean water, the hospital is forced to rely on the hard water available, which frequently breaks down the equipment.

The hospital’s chief medical supretendant, Dr Filbert Nyeko, says they have to refer patients to as far as Soroti to access specialised services.

Nonetheless, health centres continue to face other challenges, including poor working conditions, excessive workloads, low salaries and poor remuneration, obsolete diagnostic equipment, medical workers stealing drugs, and drug shortages.

Yet in the face of all such challenges, government is making plans to send at least 263 specialised medical personnel to the Caribbean Island of Trinidad and Tobago, a deal which officials from both Health and Foreign Affairs ministries, say is intended at “accelerating diplomatic relations” between the two countries.

Uganda is number 149th in rankings of healthcare around the world. Trinidad on the other hand, is in the 67th position and in third position is the Americas after United States and Canada. With a population of 1.3 million people, Trinidad has 12 times as many doctors per capita than Uganda.

According to the shortlist, the personnel set to go include , 15 of the 28 orthopedics Uganda has, four of the six urologists, 15 of of 91 Internal medicine specialists, 15 of 92 paediatrics, four of the 25 ophthalmologists, four of the 11 registered psychiatrists and 20 of the 28 radiologists.

Others include 20 Radiologists, 15 of the 126 gynaecologists in Uganda, four of the 15 pathologists, 15 paediatrics, four Ophthalmologists, 15 general surgeons, among others.

But Dr Asuman Lukwago, the Permanent Secretary in the Health ministry, says the decision to offer Trinidad a helping hand has nothing to do with Uganda’s health sector being afflicted.

“The sector has some human resource challenges, but this is not because of availability on the front line. There are some frontiers where we even have excess and the question that begs is what should we do for such people without work?” he asks.

Dr Lukwago argues that the challenges plaguing the health sector are bigger than the ministry, and a solution, if any, requires multi-pronged approaches.

Wano e Buganda, Abaserikale batulugunya batya abantu nga balinga abatalaba kkoligo lya Gen. Kale Kayihura?

By Musasi wa Bukedde

 

Added 22nd September 2019

 

AMERIKA olwatadde ekkoligo ku Kayihura, n’atandikirawo okulaajana nti: Baagala kunzita, baagala kunsaanyaawo….. Simanyi oba ka ffaamu k’embuzi kano ke bannanga….!

 

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Okulaajana kwa Kayihura kwawulikise ng’okw’omusajja eyali nnantameggwa, wabula nga bamuggunze ku ttaka batandise okumuliisa ebisubi.

 

Amerika yasinze kwesigama ku kya kutulugunya bantu n’okulinnyirira eddembe ly’obuntu okuteeka ekkoligo ku Gen. Edward Muhwezi Kale Kayihura n’aba famire ye.

Okulinnyirira eddembe ly’obuntu okwakolebwa aba Flying Squad nga Kayihura abukadde mu ntebe y’Omuduumizi wa poliisi bye byamuzaalidde ebitukula Makaayi by’azaala ku nsiko, ne bamulagira obutaddayo kulinnya kigere kye ku ttaka lya Amerika ate ne mukazi we n’abaana nabo tebabalabayo!

 

Nga Kayihura alaajanira ku ffaamu ye e Kashagama gye yeewogomye, ate abaserikale ba poliisi baatanudde buto okutulugunya nga n’omuvubuka eyabadde ateeberezebwa okwenyigira mu kubba amasannyalaze, baamukubye ng’abakuba eky’oku ttale.

Ekibinja ky’abaserikale ekirala ekyasindikiddwa okukkakkaanya enkaayana za siteegi ya takisi y’e Ntebe, nakyo be kyakutte baakubiddwa obukongovule bwonna ne basigala nga mu nsi beegomba abantu ba kika kimu kyokka - abatambula nga tebawonyera!

Kyogerwa lunye nti ensi ng’enaagwa eddalu, abalina okukwasisa amateeka be basooka okugamenya, oluvannyuma ne bawa ensonga ezitamatiza nti – ate oba ne be twabadde tukwata nabo tebaatutaddemu kitiibwa!

Eddalu lyeyongera okukula ng’abantu abo balemeddwa okulabira ku bituuse ku bannaabwe ne balinda bimale kutuuka ku bbo bennyini balyoke beekube mu kifuba nti “Gunsinze, Gunsinze, Gunsingidde ddala……..”

Okutulugunya okwo okulabibwa mu kkamera, kwegattibwako okw’ebiyumba eby’ekyama (Safe Houses) bye baagaanye ababaka ba Palamenti okulambula; eddalu ne liva mu kukula ne likaddiwa okutuuka okukootakoota nnyini.

Naye nga lwaki abaserikale abalina okukuuma emirembe ate be bayisaako ebiwandiiko ebibateeka ku ggwagi mu kutyoboola eddembe ly’obuntu! Ne bwe beegaana era abaatulugunyizibwa bavaayo bukuukuubira ne balaalika okulumiriza ba Afande abo ku kutyoboola eddembe ly’abantu e Nalufenya ne badda ne mu kati ne beewogoma.

Baganda baffe mututaase muleme kusindika nsi yaffe mu ddalu liri lyennyini ekkankada lye twalaba ku mulembe gwa Iddi Amin ng’eyali omuduumizi wa poliisi Kassim Obura akwata omusibe eyali ayimbuddwa kkooti emisana ttuku n’amutwala ne bamutta nga bakozesa piisito ya Obura yennyini.

Bwe munaaleka ensi n’eraluka etyo, eddalu eryo nammwe mujja kulirozaako nga batandise okubateekako nnatti, ensi ebafundirire nnyaabula!

Obura eyatta omusibe mu 1973 nga n’okuwaga bw’awaga nti, “Ate ababo banankola ki?” yawanikibwa ku kalabba oluvannyuma lw’emyaka 16 nga gavumenti mwe yali akolera effujjo evuddewo.

Yalaajana asonyiyibwe., naye eddalu lye yaleka okuwanika amatanga lyamutwaliramu dda!

 

 

 

 

 

The blood letting that is going on in Uganda concerning  power struggle: 

 

By the Monitor reporter

 

21 September, 2019

In Uganda, Opposition excitement on Kayihura USA sanctions is misplaced- :

President Museveni has criticised those who do not like his government:

 

President Yoweri Museveni decorates the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura during the 2016 Independence Day celebrations in Luuka District on Sunday. File photo 

President Museveni has spoken out on the alleged transgressions of the former Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Mr Museveni said visiting the USA is not as important as some Opposition members in Uganda thought.

“Excitement among some elements of the Opposition shows the poor quality of their spectacles when it comes to issues of Africa and Uganda. Why do they think that going to the USA or, indeed, any non-African country is so important that if you are not allowed there, it will amount to a painful punishment? I know of no Country that is more beautiful than Uganda on Earth Planet. It is actually a sacrifice for me to visit any non-African country on account of bad weather, strange foods etc,” Mr Museveni writes.

According to Mr Museveni, what would be disappointing was to hear that Gen Kayihura had investments in the USA that his children go to see.
“That would be treason. Investments in the USA when Uganda needs investments? I do not have and will never have a single investment outside Uganda; possibly, for some sentimental reasons, I could consider investing in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda etc. – African countries,” the president added.

On September 13, the US government announced sanctions against Uganda's once-powerful police chief, citing evidence of corruption and human rights abuses including torture.
The agencies said there was credible information that Gen Kayihura was involved in "torture and/or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment."
Washington said he had responsibility for the notorious "Flying Squad," a specialist unit of the Uganda Police Force that officials said reported directly to Gen Kayihura.

Gen Kayihura, 62, was sacked by President Museveni in March 2018 and arrested in June, but denied a raft of charges.
The measures by the US Treasury and State Departments will freeze any assets held by Gen Kayihura in or passing through US territory or by American firms, and deny visas to him and his family.
Sigal Mandelker, Treasury top official focusing on terrorism and corruption, accused Gen Kayihura of "using corruption and bribery to strengthen his political position, as units under his command committed serious human rights abuses."

Gen Kayihura was once viewed as among the most powerful men in Uganda, acting on the direct orders of Museveni, alongside whom he had fought during the guerrilla war which brought him to power in 1986.
Since his appointment as police chief in 2005, Gen Kayihura oversaw what many critics viewed as the politicization of the police force into an institution loyal to the president.