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{UAH} Sky News: Trump business council disbands as criticism over Charlottesville reaction grows

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{UAH} Statement: On The Murder Of First Lady Kay Amin.

Fellow citizens, Ladies & Gentlemen.

43 years ago, my mother First Lady Kay Amin was abducted by four armed men posing as security agents outside her personal residence in the capital Kampala. She was then brutally murdered.
Indeed as I remember, it was a big shock. Even to the entire country, as Uganda literally came to a standstill when news about her untimely death was announced in the media.
Her real names were Khezia Adroa Amin but she was fondly called Mama Kay by everyone.
African American actress Kerry Washington played her role in the famous Hollywood movie "The Last King of Scotland".
As many already know, my mother was killed in the most savage way by heartless animals who probably after fearing to face my father, they instead went for an easy target, an innocent lady, as cowardly thieves always do.
She died in the name of this country. Her killers would later even claim that her death served to galvanize their so-called "struggle against Amin". Then they inhumanely celebrated an innocent woman's death, and even enioyed the graphic images of her disturbing end that they recreated for their cinema's.
But we have to separate fact from fiction in order to look accurately back into our country's troubled history and understand how such a gruesome murder happened.
There is no doubt in my mind that Milton Obote and his henchmen were behind that monstrous act. He sat down in Daresalaam with his assassins, including FRONASA criminals and his other tribal sycophants. Together they then drafted a list of prominent Ugandans to assassinate purportedly "to destabilize the Amin government" as they said. After each assassination they would quickly spin the story now claiming that my father had murdered someone.
When a first hand witness like Dr. Arnold Bisaase writes a book titled 'The Guardian Angel' where he explains in detail how they plotted the assassinations and drafted the list of those to kill so as to tarnish the image of the Amin government, it is not a matter to be taken lightly.
He was also with Obote in Daresalaam. When they turned against him, he exposed their heinous acts. But his book has been kept under wraps.
To this day the criminals run around in impunity, crying crocodile tears for disappearances that they themselves caused in the first place. Chief Justice Benedict Kiwanuka is one example. He is one person whom I am convinced suffered the exact same mutilation by the very same assassins. Fortunately for me the Uganda police, in a stroke of luck, discovered my mother's remains just as the criminals were trying to secretly dispose of the body. The police then called my father with the sad news about their discovery, and that is when President Amin sent for me from school and we went together to Mulago hospital where she lay. 
Ben Kiwanuka was similarly abducted in what the Obote murder squads called "covert operations against Idi Amin". Four men  posing as security agents picked him in broad daylight from his chambers. He had previously been one of the political prisoners jailed and tortured by Obote, and then released anr appointed chief Justice by President Amin. But his killers were most likely successful in disposing of his remains in secrecy. Despite joint efforts by all security agencies, the Amin government was not able to find him. In the police records that were presented before the 1986 Commission of inquiry, the Amin investigations on the abduction ended with the writing: "Whereabouts still unknown."
Decades later I met my father's former Presidential Pivate Secretary who actually received the call from police and then had to deliver to him the bad news about my mother. Nobody ever wants to get such a call. The secretary described my father's pain and disbelief at his office in parliament building. Grief that would last for decades even though he never showed it. He knew that was probably exactly what the Obote's wanted. To see him hurt.
To this day some vicious Obote supporters still try to do the same to me as well by deliberately and publicly insulting and mocking my innocent mother's death. The principles of hate and heartless evil seem to be their natural state of mind while fooling everyone with intellectual narratives about human rights and equality. In reality they are just a tribalist cobal, a dangerous one by the way, as they proved in the 1980's UNLA days of "panda gari" with the graphic pictures of hundreds of thousands of skulls and skeletons of their Luweero victims as the evidence of their monstrous acts and beliefs.
I wonder how can such people think they have any moral authority to judge my family. Some individuals need to first look at themselves and their unbelievable atrocities plus their history of heinous crimes against humanity in this country before uttering a word against anyone.
But getting back to my history point, during the Amin presidency, the Obote assassination operations planned from Tanzania were aimed at senior government civilians who were easier targets than say military officials.
My mother died as part of Milton Obote's evil and uncontrollable urge to hurt President Idi Amin. She also died as part of Obote's greed to get back to power in Uganda. It was a well organized criminal enterprise backed mainly by the British media who would always parrot Obote, his lies, and his exaggerations. And that is why the UPC leader persisted on returning even after seeing the entire country jubilating in their millions when he was kicked out of the presidency on 25th January 1971. The British media backing gave him hope and momentum against my father.
First Lady Kay Amin was soft spoken, intelligent, and caring. She spent alot of time supporting development activities for Ugandan women, and was passionate about children's education and health.
It was her efforts that saw many Ugandan women from different backgrounds across the country take up senior positions in government administration as ministers and ambassadors, and in government companies, cooperative unions and parastatals as managers and administrators.
She was eloquent and thoughtful, and had once worked in broadcasting before she got married to my father. Until her death she remained a devout Christian.
It is the only known case where a sitting president's spouse is murdered by his enemies. Yet my father treated Obote's family (his wife, children, and parents) extremely well. President Amin gave them security, allowances, comfortable housing, transport and everything they needed. They had direct access to the President in case of anything. Mama Miria Obote can attest to this. It is also reported that Milton Obote's own father once told him in the 80's that "The Idi Amin that you are insulting, he took care of me better than you ever have in your entire life even when you were president yourself".
Obote was incapable of genuine kindness. If he ever suddenly became caring, be sure that he was plotting something for himself.
After murdering my mother he then tried to spread false news that "Amin had butchered his own wife". When that didn't fit properly, he tried to cook up another story about a doctor/lover who killed her. But then that didn't fit either because four Obote men were seen brutally abducting her alive from her home. So let us be weary of the rumours, disrespect, and lies peddled in the media and in the movies for political purposes. Nobody has helped demonize my family more than Obote. Why?
In fact everyone, including the media, is just parroting Obote's words and thoughts about my family rather than crosschecking the real facts and the official Amin government position on all issues related to his administration.
My mothers younger brother Capt John Adroa, received a call from Kay Amin that something was not right around her home. John immediately drove to the house and got there barely one minute after she had been abducted, and the vehicle that she was taken in had disappeared in traffic.
Uganda Police immediately also launched a hunt for the criminals and their described vehicle. It was later in the evening of that same day that they would find the car with my mother inside, already mutilated and killed mercilessly by Obote's henchmen. Her body was hidden inside the vehicle's rear boot ready for disposal somewhere where nobody could find it.
It is because of my mother's death that I visited a helpless Milton Obote who I found dying in a hospital in South Africa in 2005.
At the time I hoped to get a response from him as to why he had ordered my mothers death. Though I also knew that he would most likely deny any involvement as he has always done. Indeed he once denied responsibility in the 1966 debacle where he ordered the attack on President Kabaka Muteesa's palace, and appointed himself president. During his last known interview, when journalist Andrew Mwenda visited him in his exile home in Lusaka the capital of Zambia, Obote now claimed that it was my father responsible for the Lubiri attack. Yet he Obote is on record in parliament the very day after the attack, explaining the operation to members of parliament and recounting the measures taken as he himself ordered that assault. It is in Parliament records (the Hansard).
In brief, all the people fighting my father at the time were basically Obote stooges trying to get him back as president again and disguising their mission as "National Liberation". And for that reason only they had the skewed motive to kill my mother.
To this day any keen observer can notice that they still practice their Oboteism ideology that he has left to them as his legacy.
In 2005 I happened to be in Johanesbourg as a United Nations Volunteer on special assignment when I read news that Mr. Obote was flown in critical condition to the same country and the same town where I happened to be.
Now there he was unconscious and on life support machines waiting to have an endoscopy. A medical procedure where the doctor inserts a tube that has a camera into the patients behind. This helps check the intestines and the digestive system.
Unfortunately a few days later I read that he was pronounced dead before I could ask him why he ordered my mother's death.
But I sincerely hope that the South African doctors inserted a big endoscopy in Obote's buttocks as my farewell to the UPC leader before he died.
First lady Kay Amin was a respected woman, a mother of four children. Three boys and one daughter. A caring person who they then tried to degrade even after suffering such a horrible death. Why?
My grandfather, the late Reverand Archdeacon Silas Adroa, grieved immensely at the death of his beloved daughter. When I visited him with my father who came to offer his condolences, it seemed as if only his faith in God gave him the strength to smile as he and my father held my hands. We walked around my grandfather's Church, on the beautiful lawn, as the two talked about the sad event. But though my grandfather was strong in faith, his grief was not to be over. He then watched as mass lunacy found the graphic death of his daughter fit for global entertainment in movies.
Today Uganda must find the courage to remember in dignity all its sons and daughters who perished in all the conflicts of this country. We can not pretend to eminently mourn a few politically profitable deaths while ignoring the rest. From the struggle for independence in the 1950's, the Banyoro who perished during the referendum for the famous "Lost counties", the Baganda killed and others imprisoned during and after the 1966 Obote coup, the hundreds of thousands of innocent people who were hunted down and murdered extra-judicially by Obote and his supporters after the 1979 Uganda-Tanzania war because they shared the same religion as President Amin or had simply served their country during his presidency. Let's not forget the hundreds of thousands of poor peasants murdered en masse again during Milton Obote's hysteria of the 80's in his Luweero killing fields and in Masaka district. The Ombachi Church massacre where mad Obote soldiers slaughtered innocent civilians literally at the Church altar and the entire west Nile region in 1982 just because that was the region where my father hailed from. If there is a name for what happened there, it is called ethnic cleansing. A crime against humanity in international law. Then the heinous Mukura train massacre of 1989, and the mass deaths in Eastern Uganda at the time. The innocent civilians who found themselves trapped as if between a rock and a hard place in the decades long genocide and war crimes during the LRA war. Then the late Kayiira, Ayume, Wapakhabulo and others, upto the senseless horror of the Kasese massacres last year on November 27th 2016.
Weren't they all innocent Ugandans?
They died in the different struggles for power in this country and their souls are still crying for justice and remembrance?
Why do we choose to eminently mourn a select few yet we ignore the vast un-named majority? Why do we have tears exclusively for those whose deaths provide political gains? Because that means that we as a nation are dancing on the graves of the inconvenient remaining martyrs. As if those sad deaths don't really apply or mean anything in the history of Uganda.
It is difficult to build national unity when there is no fairness and no justice for all these poor people.
That is why some concerned Ugandans have been asking for a Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission. They are not stupid. They know that sooner or later the lingering divisive questions risk surfacing from under the rag. Hopefully not onto the streets. It is really only a matter of time and we all know that the clock is ticking.
The new generation of Ugandans, all religious and tribal denominatons combined, are living in different times today. They are not fully aware of our history and the political machinations relater to that history. 80% of the Ugandan population today is under 30 years of age. They do not have to bear any debts or burdens from this country's difficult past.
As for the politicians, they know where the dangers are. It is their duty to plug those loopholes permanently.
On behalf of my siblings, the entire Amin family, friends, relatives, well wishers, and fellow Ugandan compatriots, I pray that my beloved mother, First Lady Kay Amin rests in eternal peace.

To God We Will All Return.

Signed: Hussein Lumumba Amin
14/08/2017

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{UAH} Idi Amin’s son complains about the Guardian’s obituary notice

Blood-soaked dictator idi Amin Dada died exactly 14 years ago on this day in 2003. The world breathed a sigh of collective relief when this long awaited event finally arrived. Idi Amin was a savage and lived like a barbarian throughout a lifetime of brutality and criminality. Amin Dada committed some of the most egregious and unspeakable crimes known to mankind. He is one of the very select few who will be permanently remembered as the personification of pure evil, of humanity at its lowest. Idi Amin left destruction and his only legacy is that of cruelty and wanton savagery. His victims include his own wife Kay, whom he murdered and sliced into pieces, and her unborn child, whom he extracted from her belly and took home with him to eat for his breakfast.

Idi Amin's son Jarunga Hussein Dada Amin once wrote to complain to the Guardian newspaper about the acclaimed Obituary they wrote about the sadistic psychopath. Here is their response to Jarunga. Be warned Jarunga is a person of very low intelligence, and so it is only to be expected that he would choose to lock horns with a  newspaper of international repute.

Bobby

Hussein says the best estimate by the International Commission of Jurists put the death toll at 30,000-80,000, not 80,000-100,000. In fact Keatley, who knew Idi Amin and had to fleeUganda for his life while a reporter, was right: the ICJ did put the figure somewhere between 80,000 and 300,000. This figure is also supported by the Dictionary of National Biography, although it attributes it to Amnesty International.

The DNB, supported by the New York Times, also states that Idi Amin falsely claimed to have fought in the Burma campaign although Hussein Amin says the reason his name does not appear is because "he was actually registered under a different entry".

At the end we looked into 15 areas where Hussein Amin challenged aspects of the obituary, too many to detail here but I will set out out the detailed findings to him.

They weren't all allegations of inaccuracy: some were interpretations of events.

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Keatley's obituary was supported by all the major sources we consulted and so we shall not be revising it online, although we respect Hussein Amin's different view of his father's history.

Perhaps the definitive view is that of Amnesty International, as set out in a report in June 1978.
"Amnesty International's main concerns are as follows:
1) the overthrow of the rule of law;
2) the extensive practice of murder by government security officers, which often reaches massacre proportions; 
3) the institutionalised use of torture;
4) the denial of fundamental human rights guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
5) the regime's constant disregard for the extreme concern expressed by international opinion and international organisations such as the United Nations, which results in the impression that gross human rights violations may be committed with impunity."

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{UAH} WBK, when you say you have the copies of 34A's? How?????IEBC finally explains why it cannot give NASA forms 34A as demanded ▷ Tuko.co.ke‎


- IEBC has indicated it does not have forms 34A as demanded by NASA

- IEBC says the forms are with Returning Officers as courts ruled they should not be taken to the national tallying centre

- NASA demanded the forms as it claims the results were doctored

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is set to anger the National Super Alliance (NASA) after saying it does not have forms 34A as demanded by the opposition.

IEBC through its social media channels has claimed that it only has forms 34B which are a reflection of what is contained in forms 34A.

The electoral body now says forms 34A are with Returning Officers (ROs) who are based at the constituency level.

READ ALSO: NASA asked to give IEBC more time before getting crucial documents ahead of Raila's crucial 'declaration'

"You cannot have constituency aggregate results in form 34B before polling station 34As. The Courts made it possible for the Constituency RO to tally and make the summary in 34B and send to Bomas> The ROs have all their respective 34As," IEBC said on Facebook.

A reported by TUKO.co.ke, NASA had written to the IEBC demanding for the forms as seeks to firm its claims that the election was rigged in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

IEBC in turn regretted it couldn't provide the forms immediately but promised to work round the clock to get them for NASA.

READ ALSO: The mystery of a handwritten form 34A on IEBC's website

Forms 34A are crucial for the opposition as they show results entered at polling centres and signed by agents of various parties.

After being send to the constituency tallying centre, the results are transferred into forms 34B which are then sent to the national tallying centre for announcement of final results.

NASA is set to make a 'major announcement' Wednesday, August 16 after indicating it will not take the matter to court.

Raila rejects results

Have something to add to this article or suggestions? Send to news@tuko.co.ke

IEBC finally explains why it cannot give NASA forms 34A as demanded ▷ Tuko.co.ke
https://www.tuko.co.ke/249460-iebc-finally-explains-give-nasa-forms-34a-demanded.html

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{UAH} From CNN: Donald Trump's presidency is headed to a very dark place

Donald Trump's presidency is headed to a very dark place

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/16/politics/donald-trump-crisis/index.html

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{UAH} From CNN: Here are the GOPers denouncing Trump by name

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{UAH} MY FORUMIST OF THE MONTH!

Mrs.Aisha Rashid Lukwago Bute is a herbal 'doctor' based in Kampala, and, till this month when I started watching her herbal videos, I didn't know that she was someone I could be thinking about almost every time I log on Facebook. Sister Aisha is a bad-ass( because of her 'shake-the-bus' and cheeky posts, but listening to her, you see that she is courteous, knowledgeable, supportive, unapologetic, honest, independent and a reflective individual,who wants to make a difference to Ugandans and Uganda.In her archives are posts where she talks about the kinds of foods she has been eating and are very useful to the body. Her latest video about the benefits of Aloe vera juice and honey is just awesome. I had earlier watched one on black seed,and it was as good as an "age limit".You know, I try my level best to give people credit for intelligence.

As an aside,I am pro herbal medicine, and I think a lot of Africans are alive today because of herbs. People needs to read Dr. Susan Humphries book 'Dissolving Illusions' Disease, Vaccines and the Forgotten History'.This book informs of the history of disease and how they were created and how it was not vaccines that halted disease it was in fact hygiene and herbs. The doctors of today will tell you that herbal medicine is just folklore, and of no value even as they use chemically manufactured herbal medicine over 70 percent of the time. For instance, Aspirin is a herbal medicine.

However,I think it is important to put herbals in perspective. Some of them have been around for hundreds to thousands of years in use in primitive or foreign cultures. This latest batch has sprang up just as a money making gig made from almost anything that will not kill you. But, almost anything, many foods included, can generate side effects. Jalepenos make some people sweat, corn has a laxative effect, rice raises blood sugar in diabetic patients,Garlic, which may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, also prevents clotting and should be discontinued at least 36 hours before surgery. Everything is a herbal and should be used for what helps you.But since I haven't really studied this in depth, any information I could give is anecdotal at best. My guess is there is merit in the arguments for both those pro-herbal and anti-herbal.
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"My journey is long and my preparation is so little, and weakness has gripped me and death is chasing me!"

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{UAH} SOMETHING UNATTRACTIVE ABOUT BAGANDA NRA SOLDIERS??

Every time I read something being reported about Maj. Kakooza Mutale and Brig Kasirye Gwanga, I give credit to chairman Museveni, because I imagine how he managed such characters in the bush. Its like managing a family member with a serious disease. We may question Museveni's 'cake' appointments that were dominated by westerners especially after the bush war, but there's something about the Baganda officers that were in the NRA that is a bit unattractive. They are very fun lads that were known to have been fearless during the war. Gwanga awarded himself a degree and PHD in agriculture in 2006, and clashed with NAADS officials. Coincidentally, he is my OB at Kibuli S.S. He joined the army in 1972, left in 1980, joined again when Muwanga was president, and after the murder of his brother by a Tanzania soldier.He has a story to tell on how he joined the NRA,and why he thinks he has some leverage over Museveni.

There is a way Museveni keeps Mutale busy with funny assignments and appointments, such as his current role as senior presidential assistant on political affairs. Interestingly, Mutale has recently come out to openly criticize the ongoing land grabbing in Luwero Triangle where a lot of families have been left landless. The bottom line is , every time the two talk, I'm thinking, ' Oh dear,what are they gonna say now ?' But then again, its good to have them around because they say or do things 'accidentally' which a normal person would find hard to say!

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Stalk my blog at: http://semuwemba.com/

"My journey is long and my preparation is so little, and weakness has gripped me and death is chasing me!"

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{UAH} Waiting to die: Uganda's untreated cancer patients

Comrade Michael Ocaya p'Ocure,

Please take this Al Jazeera video with you next time you visit Uganda, and play it when you are having tea with your new found hero Kayibanda Museveni. You are free to invite Ruahakma Rugundu, Kahinda Otafirree, Tumusiime Mutebelly and Janet Kataha to watch as well.  Please congratulate them for a job well done.  And you can pat each other on the back, tickle your testicles,  and laugh yourselves to your hearts content if you wish. It is a free world after all, so why not enjoy while you can..


Thank You,


Bobby


Since its only external beam radiotherapy machine broke in April, Ugandans having been dying of treatable cancers.

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SV: {UAH} Woman Cuts Husband's Penis Off With Kitchen Knife After He Refused To Have Sex

Let me hurry to delete this before others.... Gwokto koni tiko ki ni wango Ot oko, nyeee!!
 
"WE FORM THE CULTURE THAT FORMS US"….noc'la gaumoy.


Den onsdag, 16 augusti 2017 6:24 skrev Peter-Rhaina Gwokto <kwotkaka@gmail.com>:


Woman Cuts Husband's Penis Off With Kitchen Knife After He Refused To Have Sex

 

An Indian man who repeatedly refused to satisfy his wife in the bedroom has paid the ultimate price.
Rita Yadav was furious about being constantly rejected by Ved Prakash, so she did the only reasonable thing.
She ambushed him as he was coming out of the shower before slicing off his penis, telling police she committed the heinous act because they hadn't had sex for more than 10 years.
Doctors said taxi driver Prakash's member was almost fully detached when he was rushed to the hospital with the horrendous injury.
Let this be a reminder to all guys reading this: Make sure your lady is satisfied, or else.

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SV: SV: {UAH} STATEMENT BY ACHOLI PARLIAMENTARY GROUP (APG) real ONMEETING PRESIDENT MUSEVENI TOMMOROW 15 TH AUGUST 2017.

Ldt Simon Okurut & Ldt WBK,
I am very much obliged to the both of you for lowering the focus to basic discussable nivå

Like you two, I also feel that the issues are being observed at unnecessarily unrealistic and hazardous level leaving out vital and beneficial societal evolution  and development factors

Perhaps, consciously?!

At the moment I am not in position to respond to your questions because I am at work. I am therefore not attempting to respond to your questions right now. I shall do it as soon as I get home.

But concised, I see a pattern trail in the charge that goes way back to the LRA days:

THE VERY SAME FACTORS THAT LEAD TO THE PROLONGED IDP CAMP PERIOD ARE VERY MUCH LIVE AND CURRENT IN THE MADHVANI SUGAR FACTORY INVESTMENT IN AMURU!!!!!

Yes I say INVESTMENT because that is what it is. THE MADHVANI SUGAR FACTORY IS AN ASSET TO POSITIVE SOCIETAL DEVELOPMENT: A GIVEN TOOL FOR CULTURE DEVELOPMENT!

The conflict itself is out-blown scare mixture of " OKWON / OKWAN" ( BACKWARD OR PRIMITIVE) political rave game and "YWEKA" ( FAME).

Our people got confined longer than necessary, to perseverence of the worst form of destitution in those filthy IDP CAMPS because of the politics of Okwon and Yweka!!!

THE CATEGORY POLITICAL ACTORS ARE VERY MUCH THE SAME!!!!!

THEY ARE NOT THINKING SOLUTIONS BUT PROBLEMS ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bail me out a while here: MIGHT YOU HAVE HEARD OR SEEN ANY ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS BEING LIFTED UP AND WEIGHED AGAINST THE SUGAR FACTORY? If you do, furnish me ((I missed on that)).

WHY?!?! Is it because they have plenty alternatives on the kick off?! Where are the feasibility reports? I surely don't see it!

Once again, I appreciate mery much your questions and I shall respond to them when I get home.
Nockrach-laduma Gaumoy.
 "WE FORM THE CULTURE THAT FORMS US"….noc'la gaumoy.


Den onsdag, 16 augusti 2017 4:02 skrev 'Simon Okurut' via Ugandans at Heart (UAH) Community <ugandans-at-heart@googlegroups.com>:


Comrade Nockrach,

Help me here, when you say that you support development, do you mean that those opposed to the method used by government to take their land  against development? Is asking for transparency on land acquisition equivalent to rejecting development? What I read in the papers is people protesting the forceful methods used to take away their ancestral land. 

As a person who oversees our customary land for our clan, I will surely oppose anyone who tries to take it away from us without negotiations or a peaceful agreement. I am pretty sure that President Museveni cannot easily give up Rwakitura land in the name of development to benefitt Banyankole even though is a president; neither would Otafire nor Jimmy Muhwezi would surrender their property. Would that mean those gentlemen are against development!

Please clarify for me, it looks I am missing something.

Peter Simon



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Okello,
Is Hon Ogenga Latigo also a member of the APG?
As there are Acoli on either sides, I do not know how to interprete or evaluate mandate and views of this Acoli Parliamentary Group.
So, at this point I can not with certainty comment on it. Suffice here to say, as far as the Amuru Sugar factory is concerned, I see much more utility in it than any other alternative. In essence, I am pro the development project.

WE NEED TO TAKE A NEWER MODERNARE PERSPECTIVE TO LAND (URBAN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE).
nOC'L GAUMOY
 
"WE FORM THE CULTURE THAT FORMS US"….noc'la gaumoy.


Den tisdag, 15 augusti 2017 12:51 skrev Bobby Alcantara <bobbyalcantara94@gmail.com>:


Laduma/ Mike Ocaya p'Ocure,

Are you aware of the great battles going on? Are you going to lend a hand to this great movement of the people? People are standing up against  Rwanda- will you support them?

Bobby

On 15 August 2017 at 11:05, Bobby Alcantara <bobbyalcantara94@gmail.com> wrote:
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    STATEMENT BY ACHOLI PARLIAMENTARY GROUP (APG) real ON MEETING PRESIDENT MUSEVENI TOMMOROW 15 TH AUGUST 2017.
    We have got reports that Hon.Olanya Gilbert MP kil...ak where the disputed land is, has been arrested by police this evening enroute Kampala.
    As APG real we have been preparing to meet the President tomorrow as per his invitation extended to us through Hon. Beatrice Anywar at State house Entebbe at 12 noon.
    We will only be there for the meeting on three conditions:
    1. Hon Olanya Gilbert be released immediately.
    2.The police bond extended to Hon . Odonga Otto to report to regional CID tomorrow at 8:00am be extended .
    3.All people of Kololo trading center be allowed to go to their home and the siege by the UPDF be called off immediately.
    People have been starving for two days. Anything less than this we members of APG real will boycott the meeting called by the President.
    Signed.
    Chairman APG real
    Hon. Odonga Otto
    Issued 20:29.
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    {UAH} A PEOPLE WITHOUT HISTORY ERAZING AMERICAN HISTORY

    Black lawmakers say Confederate statues should come out of Capitol

     

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are reviving calls to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol following the violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. 

    The “Unite the Right” rally of white supremacists and subsequent clash with counter-protesters began as a protest against the Charlottesville city council’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. 

    Since the rally, other localities have moved to take down Confederate statues — and some lawmakers think the Capitol should consider following suit. 

    “We will never solve America's race problem if we continue to honor traitors who fought against the United States in order to keep African Americans in chains. By the way, thank god, they lost,” Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) told ABC News.

    However, a CBC aide told The Hill that the group is not currently working on any legislative efforts, like resolutions or letters, on Confederate statues in the Capitol.  

    Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the sole African American member of the Mississippi delegation, had demanded his state flag not be displayed due to its inclusion of the Confederate battle emblem.

    Asked about the remaining statues in the Capitol, Thompson this week reiterated that Confederate imagery should be removed from the complex.

    “Confederate memorabilia have no place in this country and especially not in the United States Capitol. These images symbolize a time of racial discrimination and segregation that continues to haunt this country and many African-Americans who still to this day face racism and bigotry,” Thompson said in a statement to The Hill.

    “It is past time for action to remove all Confederate symbols in the U.S. Capitol and on the Mississippi state flag.” 

    President Trump, meanwhile, pushed back against the initiatives to remove Confederate memorials during a press conference at Trump Tower on Tuesday. 

    “This week it's Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?” Trump said.

    Black Caucus members have urged the statues' removal before without success, such as after the racially motivated shooting in 2015 at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., that killed 9 people. 

    At least nine statues honoring former Confederate leaders and military officers are featured in the Capitol as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection. Each state contributes two statues commemorating noteworthy citizens, which are placed in the former House chamber now known as National Statuary Hall, as well as the Rotunda, the room beneath the Rotunda known as the Crypt, the Capitol Visitor Center and the Hall of Columns. 

    Statuary Hall, which is just steps from the current House chamber, is home to depictions of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy; Alexander Hamilton Stephens, its vice president; and Zebulon Vance and Joseph Wheeler, who were both former Confederate military officers and members of Congress. 

    Statues of John C. Calhoun, the former vice president and slavery proponent, and Lee — not unlike the one in Charlottesville — are displayed a floor below in the Capitol Crypt.

    Tourists can also find Confederate statues in the Capitol Visitor Center, including military officers like Wade Hampton, James George and Edmund Kirby Smith. 

    Only states have the power to replace statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection. A statue can be replaced if the state legislature and governor approve a resolution to do so and if it has been displayed in the Capitol for at least a decade. (States can still seek a waiver if a statue has been present for less time.)

    The Florida legislature enacted a law last year calling for Smith’s removal from the Capitol, but lawmakers haven’t been able to agree on a replacement statue yet.

    Proponents of removing Confederate imagery from the Capitol complex have had some success in recent years. In the months after the Charleston shooting, the GOP-controlled House Administration Committee removed state flags from an underground subway tunnel and replaced them with commemorative coins.  

    Another Black Caucus member, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), suggested it’s better to include statues of figures from other chapters of U.S. history alongside depictions of the Confederacy.  

    “Congressman Johnson believes we should revise and supplement history with statues of other Americans who have contributed to our collective experience and story. The goal should be revision and inclusion as opposed to the obliteration of the nation’s history,” Johnson spokesman Andy Phelan said.

    Beyond the Capitol, Black Caucus members have been pushing to do away with Confederate memorials in their home states. 

    The CBC recently filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of a lawsuit filed by an African American lawyer against the governor of Mississippi claiming that the state flag sends a message of denying equal treatment under the law by including the Confederate emblem.

    New York Democratic Reps. Yvette Clarke and Hakeem Jeffries joined two other non-CBC lawmakers in urging the Army to rename streets at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn honoring two Confederate generals. The Army rejected the request earlier this month.

    And Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) in his district called for a Confederate monument to be removed from Forest Park in St. Louis. The memorial was removed earlier this summer. 

    Clay was at the center of a controversy in January when GOP lawmakers objected to a high school-aged constituent’s painting that depicted police officers as animals. The painting was meant to examine the historically fraught relations between police and African Americans.

    At the time, Clay countered that he found the Confederate statues in the Capitol “deeply offensive.”

    Several communities across the nation had already been in the process of removing Confederate imagery before the Charlottesville violence, such as statues in New Orleans and the renaming of the Jefferson Davis Highway and J.E.B. Stuart High School in the northern Virginia suburbs neighboring Washington. 

    Efforts to take down Confederate symbols have multiplied in the days since the protests in Charlottesville, where a suspected white supremacist allegedly rammed a car into a crowd of counter-protesters in an attack that killed one woman and injured several others. 

    Officials in cities ranging from Lexington, Ky. and Memphis, Tenn. to Baltimore, Md., moved to advance plans to take down Confederate monuments. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, said he thinks a statue of Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest should be removed from the state Capitol. 

    Another GOP governor, Larry Hogan of Maryland, endorsed the removal of a statue from the state House grounds depicting the Supreme Court judge who authored the Dred Scott option, Roger B. Taney.

    Protesters in Durham, N.C. took matters into their own hands on Monday by pulling down a Confederate statue. 

    Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), a former CBC chairman, expressed sympathy for “the pain that people of good will are experiencing when terror is heaped upon them or their fellow citizens.” 

    "I don't condone the destruction of government property, but I understand the hurt and pain the continued existence of confederate monuments cause to many in our communities, whether it is on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, state capitals, or any other locations,” Butterfield said in a statement.  

     

     

    EM

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