Friday, April 29, 2011
I have NEVER agreed with Besigye's Politics and arguments and may never
I may understand the source of his anger for the old man with a hat, but
when I saw the manner of his arrest yesterday, tears ran down my eyes.
I think in all fairness, the security personnel involved need to be given
a SEVERE punishment to send a message to security personnel that we are
way past STONE AGE. The manner is which he was arrested was DEHUMANIZING
to say the least.
Personally, whenever I hear Grace Turyagumanawe deployed somewhere I feel
sorry for the would-be victims of his. This is the same guy who came to
Makerere in 2006 where I was a Chairperson of LC1 in Nsibirwa hall, yes
there was a strike at the University, but Nsibirwa was calm, I met him
and spoke with him and he assured me that since there was calm at
Nsibirwa, there would be no tear gas. 10 minutes after my conversation
with him, he returned commanding his troops to 'SHOWER' Nsibirwa hall
with tear gas and what followed is something you can only imagine for
those that know the architecture of that HALL and how it would be with
teargas in the corridors!
Grace Turyagumanawe??????? I saw him on TV saying that Besigye abused him
yet he knew that he (GT) is a top officer in the Uganda Police!!!!!
The Baganda have a saying, "ow'ebbango bwo tamuwemukira tewebikka!"
Someone needs to tell the Police that they have gone overboard and they
can only take heed if they hear it from someone within.
Lets pray meanwhile for the Police to sanitize.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Four men were bragging about how smart their cats were.
The first man was an Engineer,
The second man was an Accountant,
The third man was a Chemist, and
The fourth man was a Government Employee.
To show off, the Engineer called his cat, "T-square, do your stuff."
T-square pranced over to the desk, took out some paper and pen and promptly drew a circle, a square, and a triangle.
Everyone agreed that was pretty smart.
But the Accountant said his cat could do better. He called his cat and said, "Spreadsheet, do your stuff."
Spreadsheet went out to the kitchen and returned with a dozen cookies.
He divided them into 4 equal piles of 3 cookies.
Everyone agreed that was good.
But the Chemist said his cat could do better. He called his cat and said, "Measure, do your stuff."
Measure got up, walked to the fridge, took out a quart of milk, got a 10 ounce glass from the cupboard and poured Exactly 8 ounces without spilling a drop into the glass.
Everyone agreed that was pretty good.
Then the three men turned to the Government Employee and said,
"What can your cat do?" The Government Employee called his
cat and said, "Coffee Break, do your stuff."
Coffee Break jumped to his feet.......
Ate the cookies........
Drank the milk........
Sh*t on the paper.......
Screwed the other three cats.......Claimed he injured his back while doing so......
Filed a grievance report for unsafe working conditions.......
Put in for Workers Compensation..................and Went home for the rest of the day on sick leave............
AND THAT, MY FRIEND IS WHY EVERYONE WANTS TO WORK
FOR THE GOVERNMENT!!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
By George Murumba
25th April 2011: Time Magazine, one of the world’s most influential publications that is known for its global personality ratings and foreign policy issues, has, in a subtle way, drawn attention to President Museveni’s sanity by saying he is increasingly issuing “bizarre” statements.
In an article published on the 23rd of April under the title “Deadly crackdown on Uganda’s walk-to-work protests”, the author Ioannis Gatsiounis starts byanalysing the approach adopted by Museveni’s government to deal with the ‘Walk-to-‘Work protests that have rocked most parts of Uganda; especially central, western, and northern regions.
Gatsiounis said, “…no one took much notice when Besigye, who heads the Forum for Democratic Change, announced he and other opposition leaders would walk to work to protest the country’s soaring fuel and food prices. No one except Uganda’s security forces, who intercepted the first march on April 11th in full riot gear, fired tear gas and hauled the opposition leaders onto police trucks”.
Public outrage over the government’s heavy-handedness, Gatsiounis says, “…was instant. By April 14, Ugandans had seen images of Besigye, the victim of a rubber-gunshot wound, standing outside Kampala Hospital with his hand bandaged and in a sling, and walk-to-work campaigns had spread to four cities across the country. But by Friday, the protest movement had become violent. Clashes between the demonstrators, and between protestors and police, have left at least five people dead — including a two-year-old child who was shot in the head and chest by security forces-dozens injured, and hundreds arrested”.
Museveni’s show of force and solemn vow not to compromise with the opposition, Gatsiounis adds, “…has so far only stoked resistance as it comes amid a growing list of public grievances, including swelling unemployment, runaway corruption, and reckless government spending”.
Time Magazine believes Museveni’s reasoning is that the brutal crackdown will forever stop the protests and shock Ugandans…back into their natural state of political detachment. But for now, the author says, “…images of children choking on tear gas, one brutally slain, and a man in bandages thrown behind bars just for walking to work are proving more powerful than the threat from the barrel of a gun”.
Besides, Museveni’s re-election campaign is estimated to have cost $350 million, with a 600billion supplementary budget approved to foot the bill after the national treasury was reportedly exhausted. Since then his regime has spent $740 million on fighter jets and at least $1.3 million is scheduled to be spent on his swearing-in ceremony next month; all while inflation has soared from 6% to 11% since February.
Time Magazine further says the government’s brutal crackdown on Besigye supporters has undermined Museveni’s image as liberator and peacemaker and is threatening to damage Uganda’s standing both regionally and internationally. Donor nations have condemned the disproportionate use of force, while regional media are questioning just where Museveni is leading Uganda.
President Museveni’s sanity called into question
The author then appeared to call Museveni’s sanity into serious question by saying, “…Museveni-known for his populist touch-has at times come off as unbothered by citizen concerns, issuing statements that have bordered on the bizarre. Regarding rising fuel prices, which have risen 50% since January, he said last week, “What I call on the public to do is to use fuel sparingly. Don’t drive to bars”, Museveni is reported to have bizarrely advised
Museveni, Time Magazine says, also recently dismissed rapidly rising food prices by saying that they’re good for farmers. And last weekend, Museveni told journalists at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district that, “…I can see myself getting the Nobel Peace Prize for managing the country, especially the army, very well”, a response that Time Magazinethinks may suggest that Museveni is totally out of touch with the prevailing socio-economic and political realities in his own country.
US Ambassador to Uganda Jerry Lanier agrees
On December 13th 2010, Uganda Correspondent published a story [see: USA thinks Museveni is ‘deluded and autocratic’] in which reference was made to comments made by US Ambassador to Uganda Jerry Lanier in the WikiLeaks diplomatic cables. In the leaked cables, Ambassador Lanier told Secretary of State Jonnie Carson that “…Museveni’s heavy-handedness and the corruption of senior leaders have sparked dissent within the NRM”.
In what was interpreted by one analyst [at the time] to be the most damning indictment of“Museveni the man”, Ambassador Lanier added that, “…press reports and anecdotal evidence suggest the President is increasingly isolated and unaware of the depth of resentment both within the NRM and among society as a whole”.
That, according to the analyst, means “…the US government under President Barack Obama now privately believes Museveni is a deluded President”. END. Please login towww.ugandacorrespondent.com every Monday to read our top stories and anytime mid-week for our news updates.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
A woman baked chapati for members of her family and an extra one for a hungrypasserby. She kept the extra chapati on the Window-sill, for whosoever would take it away. Everyday, a hunchback came and took away the chapati. Instead of expressing gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went his way: "The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" This went on, day after day.
Everyday, the hunch-back came, picked up the chapati and uttered the words: "The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" The woman felt irritated. "Not a word of gratitude," she said to
"Everyday this hunchback utters this jingle! What does he mean? "One day, exasperated, she decided to do away with him. "I shall get rid of this
hunchback," she said. And what did she do? She added poison to the Chapatti she prepared for him! As she was about to keep it on the window sill, her hands trembled.
"What is this I am doing?" she said Immediately, she threw the chapati into the fire, prepared another one and kept it on the window- sill. As usual, the hunchback came, picked up the chapati and muttered the words: "The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" The hunchback proceeded on his way, blissfully unaware of the war raging in the mind of the woman.
Everyday, as the woman placed the chapati on the window-sill, she offered a prayer for her son who had gone to a distant place to seek his fortune.
For many months, she had no news of him.. She prayed for his safe return. That evening, there was a knock on the door. As she opened it, she was surprised to find her son standing in the doorway.. He had grown thin and lean. His garments were tattered and torn. He was hungry, starved and weak.
As he saw his mother, he said, "Mom, it's a miracle I'm here. While I was but a mile away, I was so famished that I collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old hunchbackpassed by. I begged of him for a morsel of food, and he was kind enough to give me a whole chapati."As he gave it to me, he said, "This is what I eat everyday: today, I shall give it to you, for your need is greater than mine!" " As the mother heard those words, her face turned pale.
She leaned against the door for support. She remembered the poisoned chapati that she had made that morning. Had she not burnt it in the fire, it would
have been eaten by her own son, and he would have lost his life! It was then that she realized the significance of the words:"The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!"Do good and; Don't ever stop doing good, even if it’s not appreciated at that time.
If you like this, share it with others and I bet you so many lives would be affected.
Have a wonderful day.
It's my prayer that may the Almighty God do you good in all you do, not only for today but always.
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