UGANDA'S MEDICAL BRAIN DRAIN IS A GLOBAL PROBLEM:

December 14, 2016

Written by PETER MUWONGE

Health experts from across Africa have expressed dismay at the failure by Uganda’s government to stem the tide of skilled health workers leaving the country for greener pastures.

They voiced their disappointment during the third Congress of the African Health System Governance network (ASHGOVNET) in Kampala last week. The congress was held under the theme,“Fostering capacity for health governance and leadership with a focus upon health work development.”

The health experts argue that if the current hemorrhage of the country’s workforce continues unchecked, it will be extremely difficult for Uganda to fulfill its commitment to regional and global Human Resources protocols such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) Workforce 2030 Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health to which Uganda subscribes.





A normal medical surgical theatre on the continent of Africa.


“It is disappointing that officials at Uganda’s ministry of Health (MOH) evaded all our efforts to discuss the extent of the problem of medical brain drain in this country and the possible measures to bring it under control,” said Dr Patrick Kadama, the executive director of the African Platform on Human Resources for Health (APHRH), an NGO committed to the fight against brain drain on the African continent.

Uganda subscribes to the road map for scaling up human resources for health for improved health service delivery in the African region 2012-2025, which was adopted by African health ministers three years ago in Angola. But experts say the evident apathy towards brain drain means health improvement targets are unlikely to be met.

“No one seems to care when health workers exit this country. When you express worry about the problem to MOH officials, they tell you there is a capacity to replace those who have migrated, when it is actually not true,” said the president of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, Dr Nelson Sewankambo.



A Self-Styled African Spritual leader from the Tribal State of Acholi, Uganda, is a fake:

 

Mr Severino Lukoya walks out of Gulu Central Police Station last year after briefly being detained following the death of a child at his temple.

By JULIUS OCUNGI & CAROLINE AYUG
Posted 5 February, 2017

UGANDA, GULU

AGAGO:


From casting himself as the untouchable almighty god (Lubanga Won) in late 1980s, it now required the intervention of an earthly police force in Agago District to save the father of late Holy Spirit Movement leader Alice Auma Lakwena from an angry mob.

The mob accused Mr Severino Lukoya Kibero, a self-proclaimed prophet, of preaching what they termed as false prophesies in their area and wanted to lynch him.

Mr Lukoya had travelled with his team of ministers to Kalongo Town Council to conduct door-to-door prayers, claiming that God had sent him to cleanse the area. Mr Lukoya is the leader of the New Jerusalem Tabernacle Church in Gulu Municipality where he preaches a mixture of Acholi traditional religion, Christianity and Islam.

It’s reported that before Mr Lukoya could embark on ‘redeeming’ prayer sessions, hundreds of angry residents confronted him and he was only rescued by the police who whisked him away to safety in neighbouring Pader District, several miles away.

Mr Albert Onyango, the Agago District police commander said: “Residents hate him because of the past rebellion his daughter led. They also believe Lukoya is a cult leader whose presence brings bad omen.”

Mr Onyango said Mr Lukoya’s activities in Agago District were in violation of a district council resolution that barred setting up of any prayer shrines.

“I think it is time Lukoya realised that he is not wanted in the district. This is the fourth time in less than two years that people are attempting to kill him,” Mr Onyango said.

Earlier last week, Mr Lukoya had told Sunday Monitor in an interview that God had called him out to walk on foot and do a door-to-door preaching until he covers the entire country.

“God wants peace to prevail in Uganda. He wants everyone to accept His word,” Lukoya said.

This is not the first time Lukoya’s activities are being stopped by residents and district leaders in Acholi sub-region for fear that his preaching could brainwash young people into another rebellion.

Background
After the defeat of Lakwena, Mr Lukoya launched another Holy Spirit Movement in Acholiland. But unlike Lakwena, Mr Lukoya didn’t attract the same big following as his daughter. He surrendered to the government in 1989, but has continued to re re-emerge from time to time.

In August 2011, Mr Lukoya and his followers survived death when residents hurled stones at them injuring him and his followers in Mucwini Kitgum District. In March 2015, police in Gulu District arrested Mr Lukoya over an illegal assembly after he and his church members stormed Gulu Town and disrupted traffic and businesses.

In August 2014, authorities in Kitgum District demolished Lukoya’s temple after complaints that a paralysed man had died while being prayed for there.

In 2008, Mr Lukoya was arrested on accusation that he wanted to revive his daughter’s Holy Spirit Movement rebel outfit. But the High Court acquitted him and awarded him Shs13 million in damages for malicious arrest.

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In the Uganda state, Families of detained Rwandans call for a speedy trial:

September 21, 2018

Written by Baker Batte Lule and Ibrahim Sebunnya

Lawyers Gawaya Tegulle and Eron Kiiza

Lawyers Gawaya Tegulle (L) and Eron Kiiza

The families of detained Rwandan nationals are calling on the government of Uganda to expedite a speedy trial of their relatives.

 

Speaking at a press conference in Kampala on Tuesday through their lawyer, Eron Kiiza, they said their relatives have been subjected to various kinds of torture and dehumanizing treatment all outlawed by the Uganda constitution. Those arrested include; Claude Iyakerenya, Augustine Rutayisire and Emmanuel Rwamuchyo.

“They were beaten badly and later taken to the General Court Martial in Makindye where charges of being found with guns were brought against them and then remanded to Luzira prisons until October 22,” Kiiza said.   

 

He wondered why they should be tried in a Military court yet they are civilians. Kiiza also denunciated the Court Martial for disobeying the orders of the High court that had ordered for the unconditional release of Rwamuchyo and Rutayisire because of their illegal detention. He said this fragrant disobeying of court orders is a recipe for anarchy.

Betty Mutumba, the wife of Rutayisire said she is troubled by the continued incarceration of her husband on what she calls tramped up charges.

“My husband is a businessman who has nothing to do with guns. I really don’t know what exact crime he committed but what I now is that he is our sole bread winner. I don't know what to tell my children who keep on asking me the whereabouts of their father,” Mutumba said.

She urged the court to release her husband on bail like it has done to other people like the former inspector general of police Kale Kayihura.

“It has been three months now since my husband was arrested in Uganda. I have to travel from Kigali to Kampala to attend court sessions which are wearing me down. I call upon court to grant my husband bail because it is his constitutional right,” Mutumba said.

Kiiza added that denying his clients bail yet it is being given to others is a clear sign of discrimination.  

“I call upon the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi, to ensure that his officers refrain from torturing people and respect their fundamental human rights and court orders. We also demand that they return Shs 50m which was confiscated by the officers in Mbarara Makeke barracks,” Kiiza said.

Uganda and Rwanda have lately had a frozen relationship resulting from under the carpet accusations that each side might be supporting elements within each other’s country to cause regime change.

In fact, the General Court Martial is trying a couple of senior police officers including the former IGP Kale Kayihura of working with Rwandan elements to send back refugees who had run away from the alleged Kagame’s iron-fist rule.

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Are these two adjacent African states becoming rowdy states on the African continent? What is really wrong with the presumption of innocence as the principle that one is considered innocent unless proven guilty? It was traditionally expressed by the Latin maxim ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat (“the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies”). Unless these two African revolutionary leaders of these states have their own international human rights of global justice they need to address the world! 

 

 

 

 

 

African Black Women Are Suffering In Silence From Arabic Abuse in Arabic Islamic countries, without any concern from their own countries or from the international community:

 
Migrant domestic workers march at Beirut’s seaside and hold banners demanding basic labor rights as Lebanese workers during a 2013 protest. The recent beating of two Kenyan domestic workers in Lebanon highlights the ongoing problem of violence against Black women in Arab countries. (Photo: Hussein Malla/AP)

 

 

There is a problem in the Arab world with the abuse of Black women. Arab racism against people of African descent goes back to the days of slavery and continues to the present, with African women facing dual oppression as women and as Black people. Cruel acts of Arab racism against Black women have gone unnoticed, as Face2face Africa reported, with the brutal beating of two Kenyan women by a Lebanese soldier — after he nearly hit them with a car and they confronted him about it — as one of the more recent and poignant examples of a larger problem.

The video of the assault, which has gone viral, shows two women, who are known as Rosa and Shamila, pulled by the hair and beaten by a crowd of people on a busy street in Beirut. The two women and three of their assailants, including an off-duty Lebanese soldier, were arrested after the incident on June 17. Shamila, a domestic worker, was issued a deportation order, the decision of which was then placed on hold as a result of public outrage, pending the outcome of the assault case.

 

The Kenyan government has called for the prosecution of the five people seen in the video assaulting the women. “We are insisting on the prosecution of the culprits so that they meet the full force of the law. We are also demanding an apology from the Lebanese authorities,” read a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Some media outlets broadcasted news that a soldier in civil clothes assaulted 2 Kenyan women. The Army Command clarifies that the incident which fell on 17/06/2018 was a result of the clearly intoxicated women attacking a soldier and his wife by hitting him with a bottle on the head, leading a civilian to step in and hit the mentioned women,” the Lebanese Army said in a statement, casting blame for the incident on the two beaten African women instead of the Lebanese citizens.

In 2008, Human Rights Watch reported that domestic workers were dying in Lebanon at a rate of more than one per week, mostly from suicide and botched escapes. Women undertake these desperate measures because they are attempting — even from windows and balconies in high-rise buildings — to escape forced confinement and mistreatment in isolation, behind closed doors and in private homes.

Officials from the African migrants’ embassies in Lebanon have sobering words, including one former ambassador: “Don’t call this an embassy. We have become a funeral parlor. People die. Natural deaths, accidents, suicide. When they try to run away, accidents happen.” Sometimes, these women are locked for days by their employers. Throughout the Arab world, African women who serve as domestic workers are subjected to harsh treatment, including beatings, broken arms, 21-hour workdays, inadequate living conditions and medical care, food deprivation, burnings, and more.

This latest incident in Lebanon comes following the 2016 burning death of a Kenyan woman named Mary Kibawana Kamajo, a housemaid who lingered for three months after she was set alight in the home by her Lebanese boss using a gas cylinder. Kamajo described the conditions she faced at the hands of her employers. “My female boss and her daughter would often beat me for the most trivial of reasons. They would also give me bad food,” she said. “I had no breaks from work and I would toil from 6 am daily to late in the night. They took my passport away the day I arrived, and I had no access to a calendar so I never knew what day it was, let alone the time.”

One Kenyan domestic worker in Lebanon had bleach poured over her head as punishment for cleaning too slowly, as her employer threatened to send her home in a box, while another Kenyan woman in Saudi Arabia was offered a choice of having sex with her boss or death. Last year, a Lebanese national was arrested for the alleged rape of his 19-year old domestic worker in Accra. When the suspect’s wife, children and another domestic worker were away, he reportedly beat her savagely after she rejected his demands for sex, slapped her and dragged her to his bedroom to rape her. The victim said this was the fourth time the man had raped her in two separate occasions.

In 2017, an Ethiopian housekeeper in Kuwait fell from the seventh-floor balcony of an apartment building because her employer was trying to kill her. “The lady put me in the bathroom and was about to kill me in the bathroom without anybody finding out,” the woman said. “She would have thrown my body out like rubbish, so instead of staying there I went to save myself and then I fell.”

It is a thorny issue for African and Mideast nations. Throughout the Persian Gulf, 2.4 million domestic workers live in slavery, according to the International Trade Union Confederation. Arab countries typically recruited domestic workers from Asian nations such as Philippines, Indonesia and India. However, those Asian nations have begun to establish regulations to protect their people once stories of abuse surfaced, causing Arab countries to recruit in Africa. African women, including hundreds of thousands from Kenya, facing poverty and unemployment at home and attracted to the promise of lucrative work and the chance to send remittances to their families, have moved to Arab nations.

A sponsorship system known as kafala ties workers’ legal status directly to their employer. Once they arrive in their host country their employers confiscate their passports and other important documents and are protected by the law. Typically, these women have no protection from these states’ labor laws.  As a result of the violence, nations such as Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia banned their citizens from domestic work in the Mideast. Workers continued to come, and Saudi Arabia deported thousands of workers who were there illegally. However, African countries have lifted or partially lifted these bans, and the abuse of Black women continues.

Some African domestic workers have faced human trafficking. In Saudi Arabia African women have been raped, as well as imprisoned with fears of being stoned to death. Saudi Arabia has come under fire for imposing death sentences for female foreign domestic workers, including a number of beheadings. In Kuwait, women from Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Kenya, and Ethiopia are sold like slaves to families by recruitment agencies and find it difficult to leave.

Tanzanian domestic workers in Oman and the UAE are subjected to excessive hours, unpaid salaries and physical and sexual abuse, according to Human Rights Watch. Some workers are forced to relinquish their salaries as a condition for their “release.”

The Mideast has developed a reputation as the worst place for domestic workers. Yet African women have shown a willingness to take the risk and work in Arab nations because of the competition for jobs and less rewarding work in their home countries. Further, some are single mothers and will make the calculation of facing possible mistreatment for the promise of a higher paying job abroad, as opposed to a job at home in which they are unable to support their family. Similarly, domestic workers in Arab nations who escape from their abusive employers risk arrest and imprisonment for walking the streets alone. Sending and receiving countries must make efforts to stop the exploitation of workers, as the Global Observatory notes, with the abolition of the kafala system, and a sweeping new policy that is widely disseminated so that all workers and potential workers are made aware. In addition, domestic workers should be provided with Arabic- or English-language training prior to departure. An orientation program for employees and employers on their rights and obligations under the employment contract would be constructive. Further, given that these African women often are made to sign contracts written in a language they do not understand, documents should be written in their native language.

Arab countries have a legacy of an African slave trade that targeted women who were kidnapped and captured in war, becoming sex slaves and bearing children whose genes are still evident across the Arab world. The ongoing violence against African women is a sign that anti-Black racism and slavery are alive and well in Arab nations.

 

 

 

 

 

It’s now pay or die again in Uganda public hospitals:

12 May, 2018
 

By Zurah Nakabugo and Nicholas Bamulanzeki of the Observer, Uganda 

 

 

 

 

Aisha Namaganda (L) waits without getting much help at Kiruddu hospital. She is carrying her sister’s child burnt by hot water yesterday

At 2pm yesterday, Aisha Namaganda rushed her sister’s son to Good Samaritan hospital in Mbuya, Kampala.

The boy, about four years old, had suffered massive burns from the head, across the torso down to his thighs. The red flesh glistened where skin had been burnt off by hot water.

Unable to deal with the extreme injuries, staff at Good Samaritan pointed Namaganda to the National Referral Hospital Mulago. Under normal circumstances, Mulago’s burns unit would have treated the boy’s case as an emergency.

But these are unusual times: Mulago is being renovated and Kiruddu hospital to which they were referred is one of the three facilities built to accommodate these kinds of cases but is also essentially shut-down by the crippling medical student interns’ strike.

 

Wailing from the pain, the little boy and his aunt were shown to the waiting area by receptionists; no sense of urgency in their response to what was a clear emergency.

In shock at what had befallen her little one, the boy’s mother had remained at home. By press time, 8pm, this emergency case had not been attended to – another example of the grief which government’s refusal to increase doctors pay is causing.

 

KAWEMPE HOSPITAL

 

Across town, a teary Mariam, a resident of Matugga, narrated the excruciating pain she went through to deliver her child last Saturday at Kawempe General hospital, also a subsidiary of the National Referral Hospital Mulago.

If she had known better, Mariam would have paid up front as it later became clear that those who could shell out the cash were being treated as ‘emergencies’.

The young mother says she reached Kawempe General last Tuesday (November 7) at 1pm. There were very few doctors around since most of them had laid down their tools as the pay dispute with government rambled on.

“The labour pains had started but the nurses advised me to be patient and wait for the few intern doctors who were moving around the ward and they advise them on what to do since I had remained with a few centimeters to give birth,” she said.

As the labour pains intensified, the nurses seemed unbothered even when Mariam called for them. She suffered through blinding pain throughout that day.

Not a single doctor checked on her since the available few doctors were busy with other patients whom the nurses described to her as emergency cases.

“The next day my mother struggled so much and brought a doctor to check on me if I was ready to go in the labour ward due to the much pain I was feeling. The doctor advised me to go for a cesarean operation since the baby was tired and could no longer manage to push itself through normal delivery and I might lose it,” Mariam said.

She said, doctors lined her up on the list of patients to be operated that day and ordered the nurses to prepare her.

“I kept on waiting for nurses to take me to the theatre but it was in vain. After some hours, they told me that I was removed from the list because the doctors were working on the emergencies and I was rescheduled for the next day,” Mariam said.

Mariam said she just managed to save her baby’s life after getting advice from a patient on the hospital bed next to hers who told her to give money to the nurses.

“The following day in the morning, I called the nurse and gave her Shs 50,000. She immediately understood what that meant without even telling her anything. She took me to the theatre very fast saying that I was also an emergency,” she said.

Mariam was shedding copious tears as she spoke to The Observer, recalling how the skeleton staff of doctors on call during this strike will not ask a patient for money directly either because they fear or because of untidiness of it all.

They instead work through a subtle arrangement with nurses: the money is funneled by nurses on their behalf.

 

WOMEN USED TO VOTING MUSEVENI ARE BEING GIVEN PUNISHMENT

Mothers waiting to be discharged from Kawempe hospital

She said before paying for her operation as she waited outside the theatre, a group of nurses abused them, saying that it’s women who always vote for President Museveni, so let them suffer.

The implication being that Uganda’s mothers should pay for the failure by Museveni’s government to sort out public health service delivery.

They said, “When they say temugikwatako, you keep quiet but when they say bagikwateko you say yyeeeeeeee…., okay. We shall cut you.” I got scared. I thought that I was not even going to make it, but thank God I was operated successfully and my baby is okay,” she said.

Mariam was operated upon on Saturday and has been on treatment. The doctors prescribe drugs which she buys from outside the hospital.

“None of us here has ever been given a single free drug; neither paracetamol nor cannula because we buy everything from out and a few doctors available help to administer the drugs.”

Another patient, Margaret, whom The Observer found in the elevator moving to the 5th floor to breastfeed her baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was also weeping. Margaret was tired and hungry; she had not eaten a thing since morning because all the money she had, she had given to the nurses and doctors to help her deliver.

She said when the strike had just started, doctors were accepting between Shs 20,000 and Shs 50,000, but as the strike progressed, the going rate doubled to between Shs 50,000 and Shs 100,000 for normal deliveries, and between Shs 300,000 and Shs 400,000 for an operation.

“But if the strike continues, the charges will go up to Shs 1 million. The government should help us and find an immediate solution for the doctors’ salaries and welfare,” Margaret said.

She said many mothers who come to deliver in the night are ignored if they don’t have money; so, the majority are forced to leave. Only God knows what becomes of them.

Speaking off the record, sources at Kawempe General also said that an unknown number of mothers and babies have died during this strike since there are very few intern doctors working and they can’t manage complicated issues.

“Every time you see people crying when they have lost their dear one because they have no money to bribe doctors and the few doctors available can’t manage all the patients,” a source said.

The doctors at Kawempe who didn’t want to be quoted said, they are being very understanding with their fellow Ugandans and that is why they still come and work.

“In Kenya, all the doctors, nurses and midwives went on strike and they never returned to work until their problems were solved. But in Uganda at least a few of us have managed to work to save the lives of Ugandan mothers who are giving birth any time yet our problems are not yet addressed,” a doctor said.

One doctor said if the strike continues, they are also going to give up because they are very few and can’t manage the overwhelming number of patients flooding the hospital.

At the Naguru-based China-Uganda Friendship hospital, Jesca Bereebera who had come to pick her drugs for high blood pressure and diabetes, arrived at 8am. She left at noon without seeing any doctor.

“I came here for doctors to prescribe drugs for my pressure and buy drugs outside because I wasn’t feeling well. But since morning, none of the doctors has attended to us apart from seeing them moving around pretending to work yet they are doing their own things,” she said.

Melesa Nalumamsi, a resident of Muyenga, also left Naguru hospital without seeing a doctor. One of her breasts hurts so bad she needs urgent attention.
Sarah Nakandi at Naguru hospital said if you have money and pay doctors, they work on you. “I have also given them money and they are now looking for some drugs to give me,” she said.

IMMUNIZATION ON

A nurse immunises children at the Naguru-based, China-Uganda Friendship hospital yesterday

However at Naguru hospital, the children’s clinic for immunisation was still open and all babies were receiving their vaccines, although the nurses too threatened to join the strike if the government doesn’t address their problems too.

“We have been immunizing children every day since the strike started and our senior principal nursing officer told us to work saying that the strike is for doctors, not for nurses. But our worry is that we are working as nurses while doctors strike but if the government considers doctors only and leaves out nurses, we shall also strike,” a nursing officer at Naguru said.

She said they immunise over 60 babies at Naguru hospital every day and they can’t leave babies to suffer.

The doctors’ strike has entered its 10th day with no end in sight. Their long-standing demands for better remuneration remain unmet.

Instead, Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng last Thursday threatened to sack doctors on strike before addressing their problems. Her threats aggravated the situation, deeply upsetting the few intern doctors who were assisting patients, prompting them to also lay down their tools in solidarity with their senior colleagues.

 

 

 

 

 

In Uganda, The Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Kutesa used his office to try and sell a national commercial Bank to his international friends:

24 November, 2017

Written by Derrick Kiyonga

Emails have emerged showing how Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kutesa and his wife Edith allegedly attempted to get what is believed to have been Crane Bank sold to a Chinese energy enterprise days before the central bank seized the Ugandan institution.

Recent revelations in a US court show how Kutesa was given $500,000 (Shs 1.8 billion) as part of an international plot to advance the Chinese firm’s business interests in Africa, specifically Uganda’s energy and financial sectors.

Details of this transaction emerged following last weekend’s (November 18) arrest of Chi Ping Patrick Ho, a former home secretary of Hong Kong and head of a non-governmental organisation funded by the Chinese conglomerate.

Ho is now in US custody along with Cheikh Gadio, a former foreign affairs minister of Senegal, on charges of international money laundering, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and conspiracy to commit both crimes sometime between 2014 and last year. These crimes attract a 20-year jail sentence in the US.

The long serving Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Sam Kutesa

It is alleged that Ho bribed Chadian president Idris Deby as well as Kutesa, and also gave gifts to and promised financial rewards to President Museveni.Kutesa was on Thursday quoted by Daily Monitor as rubbishing the bribery allegations.  

“The foundation does exist, it receives support and donations from well-wishers. Calling this a bribe is utter nonsense,” he reportedly said in a text message referring to the $500,000 ‘donation’ to a charity linked to him.

Don Wanyama, the senior presidential press secretary, had earlier described the dragging of the president’s name into this case as “madness”, saying Museveni’s ideological orientation puts him above such.

Emails covered in documents before US magistrate judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox in New York city show a trail of Edith Kutesa’s correspondence with Ho. Her husband, who was president of the UN General Assembly (PGA) at the time, was copied-in.

The documents indicate that Ho promised Kutesa future benefits in exchange for help in acquiring a Ugandan commercial bank “which was bought in January 2017 by another commercial bank”.

The only transaction in Uganda fitting that description is the sale of Sudhir Ruparelia’s Crane Bank by Bank of Uganda to dfcu Bank.

Around March 17, 2015, the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) says that Kutesa’s wife emailed Ho stating, “Dear Patrick... It was so nice to have such quality time to talk and discuss about different opportunities of investing in East Africa and Uganda in particular. Thank you so much, we enjoyed having you…We talked about the banking sector with possibility of acquiring a bank creating a direct link between our currencies, a project for which I would be happy to facilitate and we should discuss this further when we meet in HK … I hope and wish that my message finds you well and thank you again for your time, the gifts and willingness to help me.”

On February 29, 2016, the court documents say that she reminded the Chinese of the financial vacuum a global bank, which some reports have named as Barclays, had created after departing Africa.

“Considering the growing trade between China and Africa, this is a great opportunity in the banking sector in Africa,” she wrote.

Two months later in May,2016, after a Chinese delegation attended the swearing-in of President Museveni in Kampala, Ho emailed Edith thanking her for hosting them and said: “We are very enthusiastic about the prospect of joint venture in Uganda.”  

Ho further stated that they were very interested in acquiring controlling shares of this global bank’s branch in Uganda, and that they needed the Kutesa’s help in going about this.

“This will be our first priority and please work with us to accomplish this,” he wrote.

On May, 27, 2016, Edith replied, “we appreciate your interest in Uganda and excited to work together.” The same day, Ho answered, saying that the energy company would like to partner with Kutesa’s family and Museveni’s local operators.

“The key is to get the bank in Uganda up and running to become the first offshore renminbi (Chinese currency) exchange centre in Africa,” Ho wrote.

“Then we can establish relationship through this bank in Uganda with other banks in China and banks in Europe and this route [for] cash flow to Africa would enable us to invest in a host of ventures.”

Enter Crane Bank

Other emails referring to a global bank followed until mid-October when, according to the FBI, Kutesa’s wife contacted Ho to announce the opportunity of actually acquiring a “Ugandan bank”.

According to Ho’s indictment papers, on October 13, 2016, she sent Ho an email titled “Opportunity to invest in banking sector “.

Therein she stated that the “central bank official you met during your visit has contacted us to inform you about the possible acquisition of a local bank but as you know, selling a bank is a very confidential and urgent process.”

In the email, she provided the website of the “Ugandan bank” which was to be bought and instructed Ho to express the energy company’s interest by sending a letter to the Deputy Governor of Bank of Uganda, Louis Kasekende.  

“It is imperative that that letter is sent by close of business today through email,” she said. “In the mean time I would love to talk to you on phone.”

The FBI asserts that Ho forwarded this email to another employee whom he instructed to write to Kasekende. The FBI says a letter was subsequently written to Kasekende, copying Ho and Kutesa’s wife but it seems to have arrived late.

“According to press reports, on or about October, 20, 2016, the central bank took over the Ugandan bank…,” the US court documents state.

It was on October 20, 2016 that Bank of Uganda took over management of Crane Bank and suspended its board members.

The FBI investigation found that on or about October 24, 2016, Edith emailed Ho, copying Kasekende, stating, “I tried your number in vain, adding, “Please try to contact the vice governor as soon as you can.”

She provided a telephone number on which Ho could reach Kasekende.

“It is quite urgent, thank you,” she wrote.

Ho then emailed Kasekende, stating, “Please send me whatever you have through this mail.”

On October 25, 2016, the FBI says that he received an email from an unnamed BoU official who inquired whether the energy company was still interested in acquiring a bank in Uganda.  

Yesterday, Kampala Associated Advocates, the law firm representing Sudhir in the Crane Bank affair, declined to comment, pleading that they have made their case in court.  

BoU’s communications director, Christine Alupo, said in an email that all actions Bank of Uganda taken during pre-takeover of Crane Bank were in accordance with the law and regulations. She declined to go into detail since the case is in court.

Alupo observed that given its role in the macro-economy, and as regulator of the financial sector, BoU is frequently approached by those exploring business options in Uganda.

“As a matter of routine, bank officials refer them to standard and publicly available information related to the regulation and supervision framework,” Alupo said.

“During these engagements, the bank advises the prospective investors to acquaint themselves with the regulatory regime and for them to independently assess the opportunities within the economy as well as their capacity to meet the legal requirements,” she said.

On Tuesday, November 21, Ministry of Foreign Affairs permanent secretary Patrick Mugoya defended Kutesa, saying the minister’s interaction with Ho was in line with his duties as PGA.  

dkiyonga@observer.ug

 

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Indeed as the leaders of Tanzania and Uganda recently agreed, efforts must be made to stop African Corruption in the Region of East Africa. Trouble comes when as you point a finger at those nasty corrupt Africans who seem to be running government services as parasites, there are 3 more fingers pointing to yourself.

 

 

 

 

The African country of Burundi has moved itself  out of the International Criminal Court so that it can live happy ever after: 

 



Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza  

By AFP

Burundi on Friday became the first ever nation to leave the International Criminal Court, set up some 15 years ago to prosecute those behind the world's worst atrocities.
"Burundi's withdrawal from the Rome Statute will take effect on Friday, 27 October 2017," an ICC spokesperson said.
The move comes exactly a year after Bujumbura officially notified the United Nations that it was quitting the world's only permanent war crimes tribunal, in what was seen as a major blow to international justice.

"The decision to withdraw Burundi from the Rome Statute comes at a time when the machine continues to kill with impunity in Burundi," said Lambert Nigarura, president of the Burundi coalition for the ICC.
"Today, Burundian justice, as it is so-called, has lost contact with life. It has become a mere tool of repression of any dissenting voice," he added in a statement.

But ICC officials said a preliminary probe launched by the prosecutor in April 2016 into possible crimes against humanity in the central African nation would continue.
"Burundi's withdrawal does not affect the jurisdiction of the court with respect to crimes alleged to have been committed during the time it was a state party, namely up until 27 October 2017," the spokesperson told AFP.

Violent political crisis 
The initial probe was started by ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda following reports of "killing, imprisonment, torture, rape and other forms of sexual violence, as well as cases of enforced disappearances."
The reports came amid a violent political crisis triggered when President Pierre Nkurunziza ran for a third term in office, winning July 2015 elections which were boycotted by the opposition.
UN investigators last month urged the ICC to move forwards and open a full scale investigation saying they had "reasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed" in "a systematic attack against the civilian population".

Overall, the violence in Burundi has claimed between 500 and 2,000 lives, according to differing tolls provided by the UN or NGOs and more than 400,000 Burundians have fled abroad.
Set up in 2002, the ICC based in The Hague has often come under fire from some countries who claim it is unfairly targeting African nations.
The ICC now has 123 member states who have ratified the 1998 Rome Statute, the guidelines which underpin the work of the tribunal.
But Burundi's snub triggered a wave of copy-cat moves from other African countries.

South Africa and Gambia said they would both follow suit, before then later reversing their decisions. And Kenya and Uganda have also threatened to leave, but not acted on it yet.
Zambia meanwhile has held public consultations, with an overwhelming 93 percent of those who participated opting to stay within the court.

 

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The country of Burundi as a military state is involved in peace or force keeping in the African State of Somalia. Does it mean that it is doing so just for the  gain of money or for the efforts to bring peace and democracy on the whole continent of Africa?

 

 

The Embattled former Phycisian of President Museveni is not yet done with the President's 5th term of rule in the country of Uganda: He wants Local village Council democratic elections done:

 

The just recent presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye addresses the media at his office on Katonga Road in Kampala

PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA 

BY STEPHEN KAFEERO

 

UGANDA, KAMPALA.

Opposition leader, Dr Kizza Besigye yesterday launched a campaign dubbed ‘LC Elections Now’ to hold local council elections, should the NRM party government fail to conduct one soon.

The retired army Colonel accused government of finding every excuse not to hold the grassroots elections, including “amending the law to create intimidation so that people can be manipulated.”

“We are going to focus on organising an LC1 election in this country whether the regime … is supportive of it or not. We are going to be working towards our people establishing legitimate leadership in the villages and it is achievable,” Dr Besigye said during a media briefing he called at his Katonga Road offices in Kampala.

When pressed to explain how they would go about holding elections for local leaders, the four-time presidential candidate, promised to provide details in the near future.

After being declared loser in last year’s presidential elections, which he claimed to have won by 52 per cent, Dr Besigye continued with his “defiance campaign”, leading to repeated confrontations. He was placed him under virtual house arrest from voting day, February 18, 2016, until recently when the police withdrew its forces camped just outside his premises.

Dr Besigye said LC1 elections are extremely important and critical in advancing the influence of the people.
“We have never had village elections, now for 20 years. No village elections; people to choose their voices, to get through whom their voices will pass at the most local level where they live,” he added.

“Can you imagine that in 2016 you are talking about elections through lining up behind candidates? Such a primitive and dangerous method! If I am a candidate and my wife doesn’t want to vote for me, what will she do? Will she stand behind another candidate and come back home with me or vice versa. This is causing chaos and insecurity in the community. How will people freely express themselves?”

The government has repeatedly announced, then postponed when it will be holding local council elections.

The Electoral Commission (EC) under Article 61 of the Constitution has the mandate to organise, conduct and supervise regular, free and fair elections and referenda in the country.

Mr Jotham Taremwa, the EC spokesman, questioned Dr Besigye’s announcement and equated it to a stranger coming into one’s home and announcing that their father is not man enough, and consequently taking over the home.

“The Opposition is at liberty to organise their internal primaries but as far as national elections and referenda are concerned, they can only participate as voters, candidates and observers. Whoever is saying that will be confronted with the law,” Mr Taremwa said.

He said the government has committed, in the next national budget, to finance the Shs15 billion EC budget needed to organise the lower local council elections.

Attempts to speak to both Mr William Byaruhanga, the Attorney General, and his deputy were futile. Mr Byaruhanga did not take answer repeated calls to his known mobile phone number while his deputy, Mr Mwesigwa Rukutana, was inaccessible by press time.

At the same media briefing yesterday, Dr Besigye laid into the police for failing to curb the rising crime in the country. He called for the sacking or immediate resignation of Gen Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police.

He also said it is next to impossible for the security agencies to fight crime without legitimate leadership at the grassroots.
“You cannot even seek to address security the way the police is masquerading when you don’t have legitimate government at the village, you can’t,” he said.

Background
Uganda last held LC1 and 2 elections in 2001 before the country reverted from the Movement’s one-party political system to a Multi-party dispensation in 2005.

Attempts to hold fresh LC elections in 2006 were thwarted by a Constitutional Court ruling on the petition by then member of the Opposition FDC party, Maj. Ruranga Rubaramira.

The major challenged the legality of the existing Local Councils elected under the one-party Movement system, a year after the country had reverted to the multiparty system.
Subsequent avowals by the government to hold the LC I and II elections have come to nothing.

In February, the government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa said that “these important administrative units will be in place before end of April”.

Like previous promises, this one was soon dashed after the EC Taremwa said that Ms Nankabirwa’s announcement “could be misleading” because the Commission had not set any date for the polls. He told the country to ignore her and wait for an EC announcement of a date.
Food, economic and security crisis
“All this starts with the mismanagement of the politics and mismanagement of the politics arises because the greatest majority of the citizens are completely removed from the running, the management, the care of the country. The greatest majority of the citizens are marginalised.”

On MPs calling for a state of emergency: “The suggestion by Members of Parliament to call an emergency because there was drought last year is laughable. Drought for one year? Why should drought for one year cause an emergency in a country, a country with the largest fresh water reserves in the whole world… The emergency is the regime itself. It is the emergency that should be dealt with.”

On constitutional review commission
“There are plans to launch a constitutional review process to gather views, later take those views to their parliament and say this is what the people want. Those games must be stopped in their tracks. We have had enough games around our peoples lives. It should be understood that the structure of the dictatorship now has no moral, constitutional or legal authority to engage in a constitutional review. It doesn’t.”

“The Executive itself is contested, the other institutions are contested. We need a new mechanism and that is why a national dialogue is imperative if we are to get to a constitutional stability, we must go through a national dialogue where all stakeholders come to a table and we hammer out a new mechanism that establishes a new consensus in the country.

On the ongoing dialogue
“The dialogue going on is about the 2016 general election. It is about the recovery of our victory because I was never able to go to court to challenge what Mr Kiggundu said. I was a prisoner under illegal detention so there was a fundamental violation of the Constitution,” he said.
Dr Besigye added: “That election was not conclusive. The dialogue is to establish a mechanism for an election audit to determine what happened in 2016. That is the limited dialogue we are talking about.”

In Uganda, an African country ridden with civil wars, 1.3 million citizens are in need of relief food.

By Henry Sekanjako, Mary Karugaba

 

Added 10th February 2017

 

The majority of Ugandans in 88 districts across the country are surviving on one meal or half a meal a day. The different colours signify the various provincial regions in the country of Uganda.

 

 

According to the latest Government report on the food security situation in the country, 1.3 million Ugandans are in need of relief food.

 

Presenting the report to Parliament yesterday, agriculture minister Vincent Ssempijja said only 28 of the 116 districts in the country were fairly food secure.

 

“Sixty-five percent of the population in Karamoja sub-region is in a crisis phase of food insecurity, meaning they have access to one meal or half a meal a day,” Ssempijja said.

He added that 35% of the population in the districts of Katakwi, Amuria, Kumi, Bukedia, parts of Serere and Kaberamaido are in the same crisis as the Karamoja sub-region.

According to Ssempijja, 50% of the people in Koboko, Yumbe, Moyo, Maracha, Arua, Zombo, Nebbi, Adjumani, Amuru and Nwoya, among other districts, were in a stressed phase of food insecurity, having one-and-a half meals in a day.

He explained that only the17 districts of Oyam, Apac, Kiryandongo, Masindi, Bulisa, Kyankwanzi, Nakaseke, Kiboga, Kamuli, Mubende, Luwero, Kyegegwa, Sembabule, Kiruhura, Lwengo, Ntungamo and Kibuku can still afford all meals, but their stocks were also running low.

Kisoro, Kabale, Wakiso, Kampala, Kanungu, Rukungiri, Mitooma, Bushenyi, Rubirizi, Ibanda, Kasese, Kabarole, Masaka, Mityana, Gomba, Lyantonde, Kalungu, Butambala, among other districts as fairly food secure.

“Much as the situation is worrying, no part of the country is in a famine phase of food insecurity. The current food security ranges between minimal and crisis,” Ssempijja said.

However, he noted that there is fear that if families and individuals do not manage the available food stocks at household levels well, the situation could deteriorate to the emergency and famine stages of the food insecurity in the next two months.

Ssempijja attributed the situation to long dry spells, crop pests and diseases, livestock diseases, selling of food and gambling by the youth, saying these are some of the factors that have affected food production.

“To avert the situation, the Government has provided food relief for the affected vulnerable families, while awareness campaigns by different government departments have also been undertaken to sensitise Ugandans on measures such as rain water harvesting and irrigation,” he added.

Interventions

Ssempijja said that the Government also plans to promote the production and consumption of food security indigenous crops such as yams, pumpkins, cassava, among others crops, to avoid food insecurity.

The Government also plans to reallocate and frontload funds from NAADs/Operation Wealth Creation amounting to sh26.63b, to avail quick-maturing food security planting materials such as maize, beans, cowpeas, cassava and banana suckers.

Government urged to act

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, gave the Government up to Wednesday next week to table before Parliament a comprehensive plan on food security. “It is three months now since this issue was raised. What you are telling us is for workshops, we need a comprehensive plan for the country,” Kadaga said.

The MPs also attacked the Government’s meteorological department for what they called continued inaccurate weather forecast, which mislead farmers.

“The department gives wrong predications all the time and people keep relying on them,” Gilbert Olanya, the MP Kilak County said.

Food insecurity explained

Charles Owor, a commissioner in charge of disaster preparedness in the Prime Minister’s Offi ce, said there are fi ve phases of food insecurity.

He said people who are food secure get three meals a day, including breakfast. When people get two meals that is referred to as minimal phase. With only one-and-a half meals, such people are in a stressed phase. A crisis phase sets in when people access only one meal a day. They will enter an emergency phase when they access only one meal in two days.

Famine starts biting when they are not sure of a meal in two days.

An Acholi military General Okello Lutwa and a Rwandese refugee self-styled guerilla leader Museveni making a bogus Agreement for peace in Uganda 1985/6:

MONDAY JANUARY 23 2017

 

 

 

Deceased Gen Tito Okello-Lutwa (C) exchanges the peace agreement documents with NRM/A’s Yoweri Museveni (L) in Nairobi in 1985. Right is Kenyan former President Daniel Arap Moi, who chaired the dodgy Uganda peace talks. FILE PHOTO

BY JULIUS OCUNGI & DAN KOMAKECH

KENYA, NAIROBI, Kitgum;

 

President Museveni says he would have worked well with the government of former president Gen Tito Okello Lutwa if he [Lutwa] had not been misled by people he described as bad ‘advisers’.

“When Gen Lutwa took power on July 27 1985, I was in Sweden. I spoke with him directly on telephone. We could have really moved along together but he was misled by a group of bad advisers,” Mr Museveni said.

The President made the remarks while speaking at a service held in memory of Gen Lutwa and his wife Ms Esther Adye Okello at Lapana village, Namukora sub-county in Kitgum District.

The service was attended by residents, ministers and foreign dignitaries.

Mr Museveni, however, praised Gen Lutwa describing him as person who loved consensus to bring harmony among his countrymen.

“It was easy for me to link up with Gen Lutwa because he was good. We had no ‘differences. My family and his were neighbours in Upanga, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and we lived peacefully,” Mr Museveni said.

He added that because of Gen Lutwa’s humble background, he found it easy to persuade him to return to Uganda in 1993 after spending seven years of exile in Tanzania and Kenya.

Mr Museveni also applauded the former president’s son, Foreign Affairs Minister Henry Okello Oryem, for ‘resurrecting’ his father’s legacy in Lapana village, saying: “if you had been a drunkard, this entire crowd gathered here wouldn’t have come to pay respect to Gen Lutwa.”

President Museveni through his then guerilla group National Resistance Army [NRA] toppled Gen Lutwa’s Uganda National Liberation Army [UNLA] government on January 26, 1986, following failed peace negotiation held in Nairobi in 1985.

Church of Uganda Archbishop Stanley Ntagali who was the main celebrant said Gen Lutwa was a great Acholi who strongly contributed to the growth and development of Uganda.

“Today is not a day for mourning or crying but rather a day to celebrate Gen Lutwa‘s legacy. He was a humble but brave soldier who rose from junior ranks to presidency,” Archbishop Ntagali said.

Dr Martin Aliker, an influential businessman and a colleague of the late Gen Lutwa, said the former president was never interested in war.

“Gen Lutwa was a soldier trained to kill but he had a kind heart. When he felt threatened, he decided to flee the country,” Dr Aliker said.

Gen Lutwa succumbed to colon cancer on June 3, 1996 while widow Esther Okello died in a car accident in March 2002 in Kitgum District.

 

The International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands, is determined to go on with the international trial of the self-styled modern African liberator despite difficulties:

January 16, 2017

Written by URN

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has suspended the live screening of the trial of Dominic Ongwen, the former Christian-Catholic commander of an African Christian far-right, rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Ongwen's trial resumed this morning in The Hague based court in Netherlands.
 
Ongwen faces 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The Christian-Catholic African liberator, Mr Dominic Ongwen

 

The trial follows the pre-trial sessions that were held in December last year. However, unlike during the pre-trial where survivors, victims and members of the public followed the proceedings through selected areas in Northern Uganda and Kampala, there will be no public screening of the proceedings this time around.

Maria Kamara Mabinty, the ICC Field Outreach Coordinator for Kenya and Uganda, says they decided to suspend the public screening of the trial owing to internet interruptions during the pretrial hearing.

She instead says they intend to record the proceedings and relay them a day after in Abok, Odek, Lukodi and Pajule-Lapul in northern Uganda, which she says is more sustainable.

Jimmy Otim the ICC Field Assistant in Uganda, says they will only live stream for the public at Gulu Senior Secondary School in Gulu town.

He says they will record the proceedings and relay them to other members of public on specific days later. Ogwen's trial stems from crimes allegedly committed between 2003 and 2005 during attacks Pajule-Lapul, Odek, Lukodi and Abok Internally Displaced People's camps.

Up to 4,109 victims including seven wives of Ongwen were granted status by the court to participate in the trial. This morning, Office of the Prosecutor started the presenting it evidence and presented its first witness and expert's witness.

 

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The way the Uganda Supreme Court hands out stupid judgements, it is an opportunity for the African victims of unnecessary African civil wars to seek international justice for their dead relatives. This process might just help the citizens of the continent of Africa to defend themselves from the so called popular African dictatorships that continue to fortify themselves over unlimited power on the continent.
 
 
 
 
On the continent of Africa, in Uganda, Susan Awino, 23 years old, of the Inomo Clan, is rotting away in pain from cancer:
18 October, 2016
 
Susan Awino, 23, of the Inomo Clan is rotting after suffering from cancer and the mother cannot afford to take her to Mulago Hospital, Kampala for further management where she has been referred. Her mother separated with the dad when she was five years and the dad could not allow them to meet not until she was very sick. In August, while taking care of her, the mother discovered that in addition to the sickness, her daughter was five months pregnant. After a month, she developed complications and the baby was removed through caesarian section and the mother is taking care of both with limited resources. The mother Lillian Akullu is just watching her daighter rot to death as there is nothing she can do except clean the wound.
Akullu used to brew marwa at Kakoge but due to the condition her daughter is in, she has abandoned that now and she depends on hand outs.

Susan Awino suffering from cancer
 
Concerned comments:
 
Can we get any input from the local Member of Parliament from where Susan Awino hails from?
Can any member of the national media and responsible local leaders get involved for this medical emergency?
How about any input from the Ministry of Health in Uganda? 
Thanks,
Information sent by Hudson.
 
Some effort is being done to help this girl. A telephone contact is awaited so that the International Medical Fraternity that is interested can get involved. The International Organization fighting this sort of fatal cancer should try to help.
 
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There is a new message for this African patient that has come through:
 
"I am assessing her situation. We will send her abroad if not too late. People have  donated and continue to donate. It is sad that our fellow citizens continue to die in agony in front of our very eyes and there is no government to help. It is left to private citizens like myself to do what a government should be doing. Cancer can be controlled and even treated if diagnosed early. But in Uganda, our Public Health Infrastructure has totally collapsed. If you can't get panadol in a government hospital, how the hell on earth can you tell if you have cancer until it is too late. We reap what we sow. We Ugandans have to lie on our beds because we made it ourselves. We are the only ones who can save our country, and we better do this soon by ending the corrupt Rwandan regime of Kayibanda Museveni. Otherwise, be prepared for millions  of more shocking pictures of the Susan Awinos of this country. 
Bobby.
Amen. That was my prayer for her to access medical attention even though we all know she is going to die but let he journey be a decent one without pain.

Thanks to all who supported her and continue to support her.

On 22 Oct 2016 09:50, "Bobby Alcantara" <bobbyalcantara94@gmail.com> wrote:
Comrade Akim Odong,
Gertrude Alori Caroline, she is now at The inefficient Cancer Institute, Mulago Hospital. The contact is 0774600638. The name of her mother is Lillian Akullo. Thanks.
Bobby. There is a crowd-funding going on Facebook. I think she was picked up yesterday and is probably in Mulago hospital. I spoke to them last evening. I think they have raised a substantial amount as of last evening, will check later in the evening when I get back home. Bobby.
 
 
 

Eyanzigya e Rwanda n’anzaalamu anneefuulidde wano e Buganda:

By Musasi wa Bukedde

Added 22nd October 2016

OMUSAJJA eyanzigya e Rwanda n’anzaalamu abaana mukaaga atusudde mu kazigo tetulina kyetulya. Nze Faswezih Wembabazi, 32, mbeera Ssembabule.

Ssente 703x422

Wembabazi n’abaana be omusajja be yamulekedde.

 

OMUSAJJA eyanzigya e Rwanda n’anzaalamu abaana mukaaga atusudde mu kazigo tetulina kyetulya. Nze Faswezih Wembabazi, 32, mbeera Ssembabule.

 

Omusajja ono namufuna mbeera wa jjajjange e Rwanda mu 2003 ne tutandika okwagalana.

Bwe yamala okunfunyisa olubuto n’anzirusa e Rwanda nandeeta mu Uganda ne tutandika obufumbo bwaffe nga tubeera Kibuye.

 

Mu kikomera mwe yanteeka mwalimu ne baganda be nga nabo mwe bapangisa era enkolagana yaffe yali nnungi mu ntandikwa.

Emyaka mwenda gye maze n’omusajja ono, anjooze mu buli kimu omubadde okwenda n’atuuka n’okugula bamalaaya ne yeegatta nabo mu nnyumba nga nange mwendi.

Lumu yandeka n’agenda e Rwanda nga tambuulidde wadde okundekera ekintu kyonna olwo ne tudda mu kusabiriza baganda be ez’emmere.

Naye nabo ng’olumu batugobaganya ate nga bwe baba batuwadde, batuwa 2,000/- nga kwe njiiyiza n’abaana mukaaga.

Bwe yakomawo e Rwanda yatandika okusula mu baganda be nga n’emmere gy’agirya olwo ffe ne tusiiba enjala.

Bwe namusabanga ssente z’emmere ng’agamba nti muwe abaana be nze noonye gye ndaga.

Ekintiisa nti ne famire yaabwe nzibu kuba ne bakulu be baagoba bakyala bwabwe be baasooka okuwasa ne babaggyako n’abaana era baggya baabwe be babalabirira. Kati yandese mu nju kyokka landiroodi angobaganya n’abaana bange.

Ekizibu sikola ate sirina waaluganda yenna mu Uganda asobola kunyamba.

Ayagala muwe abaana bange naye mpulira kinkaluubiridde kuba tasobola kubalabirira.

Nsaba omuzirakisa asobola okutuwa ssente nsasule we mbeera n’okulabirira abaana bange oba waakiri tuddeyo e Rwanda kubanga sisobola kubamulekera.