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October 20, 2008 at 12:26 pm #19176
Mu nsi eyo ekyayitibwa Uganda mulimu abantu ba bika bisatu, nga twogera ku kika kya gavumenti ekibeera kigorererwa:
1. Waliwo abagala ebintu bisigale ngabwebiri, abo nga gwanga lyaabwe lyelifuga. Obanga balina essubi nobukodyo okukusike, obwokuleeta eggwanga lyaafe lifuge, likumire amalala mu buddu, wamu nokubba nokutta abantu.
2. Waliwo abagala Federo gavumenti. Bano bagala buli gwanga libeere nga lyefuga. Naye waliwo okutya nti tebawulira ddobozi lya bantu abalala abagamba nti bbo tebagala federo. Ate Federo ssi kyekintu kyokola wekka. Tewali yali akikoze. Kubanga bino byonna bya kukopperera, Federo bintu balala bebabiyiiya, ne kigambo kya luzungu ffe tetukirinako mu nnimi zaffe, kale waliwo okutya nti abantu bangi tebakitegera nga ojjeko obutakyagala.
3. Waliwo nga ffe abawagira okwekutula. Ffe kino kyetulaba, nga ekintu ekyabuli akkiririza mu Katonda, era atayagala wade okukozesa abalala wadde abalala bamukozese. Abazungu Uganda bebagikola ssi ffe, era telina kyonna kyerina kyetukkiriziganya nakyo ffenna nga amawanga abagirimu, nolweekyo tewali kitusiba era tewali nsonga lwaki tetujijjawo, oba olyaawo mudda tulikola ebirala ebiritutukirako obulungi, bwetuliba nga tuwulidde ffe ffenyini obweetaavu obwo.
Ku bonna abasatu abayinza okudda mu buli kibuuzo kyonna ekibuzibwa nga tebatamyetammye bebakkiririza mu kwekutula. Aba kkiririza mu Uganda eriwo mbu ennegaffu, (waliwo ekirimbo ekyaali ekyekitumbaavu nga ekyo?) bbo buli omu ebyaabwe abirabye okuva ku bantu bebatta nebaleka emirambo mu lubiri mu 66 nabantu bebaazika nga balamu, nebebazze batta emyaaka gyonna. Bwegafu ki bwebogerako? Panda gali, nabantu mu makomera agentiisa nobutemu obusukkiridde? Obwegaffu mu ntaana ezebirindi? Oba obwegaffu nga obwe ntuumu zo buwanga bwe Luwero? Obwegaffu mu Concentration camps mu North? Oba obwe nsi eweddeyo okufa endwadde? Obwa bantu abagobeddwa ku mataka? Oba obwa bakubiddwa obutayimbwa?
Omuganda asaba Federal ali mu nsobi. Okusooka byonna agisaba ani? Federal tebagisaba government, terina buyinza bugigaba. Federal tebagisaba yadde muntu/bantu balala, bagiwa buwi nga kiteeso(Proposal). Amawanga amalala kyegagezaako okugamba Buganda, nti Federal temuyinza kugikola mwekka. “Mutusabe tubayambe.” Bwebagamba. Omutawana oguli wano, Federo tebagiyingiramu kuyamba balala, mbu bafune byebagala. Buli omu ayingira mu Federo nga ayingira mu bufumbo obwebyetaago(convenience marriage, era kino akikola lwa byetaago bye, sso ssi lwa byamulala.
Katusookere ku bisooka tulyooke tutuuke ku bya federo bino.October 20, 2008 at 9:58 pm #20007
Naye nga ebyo byonna biri awo, Uganda nga ensi teyazimbibwa ku magezi. Eyo nsonga nkulu ku kubeera nga eremeddwa okusobola okugenda mu maaso, era byonna ebyokujongerayo kwonoona biseera. Era nokukigezaako omuntu abeera talowozezza ku ngeri gyebazimbamu mawanga negasobola okutambula. Kiringa okukola emmotoka mu migogo, manya olina kusindika, ppaka bwekinasesebbuka. Ekyomukisa nti tekijja kkulwa nnyo. Ye nsonga lwaki Uganda yasesebbuka dda, abawalula bonoona biseera. Katonda ebintu yabiwa enkola yaabyo, tewali ayinza kugivuganya.
Ze nsonga zengenda okuleeta wano, nga nva ku kunyonyola ebiri basic.
Nga kyetunoonya okutegeera obulungi ye gavumenti ya federo bye biki? Kuno kuwaya, kubanga ebintu bino ne bannanyini bo, nga biri mu lulimi lwaabwe bibazinya ngera. Ogenda okulaba nga ate federo bagitadde ewagenda ekirala nga ate ekirala bagamba ni nakyo ndaba federo… Ebintu bwebitabeera bitegeke bulungi kwekutuuka mu maaso nemugamba eeh eeh, kale olabye! Awo waliwo ensobi. Ffenna tunonyereze federo eno tujekkaanye.October 20, 2008 at 10:09 pm #20008
First let’s check out, what is a government?
A government is “the organization, that is the governing authority of a political unit,”the ruling power in a political society,” and the apparatus through which a governing body functions and exercises authority.”Government, with the authority to make laws, to adjudicate disputes, and to issue administrative decisions, and with a monopoly of authorized force where it fails to persuade, is an indispensable means, proximately, to the peace of communal life. Statist theorists maintain that the necessity of government derives from the fact that the people need to live in communities, yet personal autonomy must be constrained in these communities.
A state or province of sufficient size and complexity will have different layers or levels of government: local, regional and national.
Description of government
Central government or the national government (or, in federal states, the federal government) is the government at the level of the nation-state. Maintaining national security and exercising international diplomacy (including the right to sign binding treaties) are usually the responsibilities of this level of government. Basically, the central government has the power to make laws for the whole country.
Our most important word now is NATIONOctober 20, 2008 at 10:23 pm #20009
This definition of a nation will demonstrate to those who knew not, that Uganda is not a nation. The so called Uganda nationalist are day dreamers, at best. Now since Uganda is not a nation, it can’t have neither a national government, not even a central government, which it would have had if it were either a federal or national government.
A nation is a human cultural and social community. In as much as most members never meet each other, yet feel a common bond, it may be considered an imagined community. One of the most influential doctrines in Western Europe and the Western hemisphere since the late eighteenth century is that all humans are divided into groups called nations. Nationhood is an ethical and philosophical doctrine and is the starting point for the ideology of nationalism; a nation is a form of self-defined cultural and social community. Members of a “nation” share a common identity, and usually a common origin, in the sense of history, ancestry, parentage or descent. A nation extends across generations, and includes the dead as full members. Past events are framed in this context: for example, by referring to “our soldiers” in conflicts which took place hundreds of years ago. More vaguely, nations are assumed to include future generations.
Though “nation” is also commonly used in informal discourse as a synonym for state or country, a nation is not identical to a state. The people of a nation-state consider themselves a nation, united in the political and legal structure of the State. While traditionally monocultural, a nation-state may also be multicultural in its self-definition. The term nation is often used as a synonym for ethnic group (sometimes “ethnos”, but although ethnicity is now one of the most important aspects of cultural or social identity, people with the same ethnic origin may live in different nation-states and be treated as members of separate nations for that reason. National identity is often disputed, down to the level of the individual.
Almost all nations are associated with a specific territory, the national homeland. Some live in a historical diaspora, that is, “scattered” or “sown” outside the national homeland. A state which explicitly identifies as the homeland of a particular nation is a nation-state, and most modern states fall into this category, although there may be violent disputes about their legitimacy. Where territory is disputed between nations, the claims may be based on theory called Urrecht, in which history is brought to bear to legitimise present occupancy: Phoenicianism and Zionism are two such historicised nation-building doctrines. National founding myths are etiological legends that when examined in historical contexts are found to answer quite specific issues, which generated them. Especially in Canada the term “First Nations” is used for groups which share an aboriginal culture, and have or seek official recognition or autonomy.October 20, 2008 at 11:48 pm #20010
Here’s some information about what a federal government is, and how it is formed. The main thig we see here in the formation of a federation is the understanding that the members must have of what they are getting into. Many small nations of Uganda don’t even have an idea of what they want politically. Thei politics is based on what Buganda did said and didn’t. A Mukiga man once told me he liked Obote because he killed the Baganda. Now, what kind of federation can you achieve with people with that kind of mindset? I think it’s a blessing that Buganda should capitalize on, kind as she is, that these people are not even asking for the federation. When God gives you a lemon, for goodness’ sake, make a lemonade!
A federation (Latin: foedus, covenant) is a union comprising a number of partially self-governing states or regions united by a central (“federal” government. In a federation, the self-governing status of the component states is typically constitutionally entrenched and may not be altered by a unilateral decision of the central government.
The form of government or constitutional structure found in a federation is known as federalism (see also federalism as a political philosophy). It can be considered the opposite of another system, the unitary state. The government of Germany with sixteen federated Länder is an example of a federation, whereas neighboring Austria and its Bundesländer was a unitary state with administrative divisions that became federated, and neighboring France by contrast has always been unitary.
Federations may be multi-ethnic, or cover a large area of territory, although neither is necessarily the case. Federations are most often founded on an original agreement between a number of sovereign states based on mutual concerns or interests. The initial agreements create a stability that encourages other common interests and each brings the disparate territories closer and gives them all even more common ground. At some time this is recognized and a movement is organized to merge more closely. Other times, especially when common cultural factors are at play such as ethnicity and language, some of these steps in this pattern are expedited and compressed.
The international organization for federal countries, the Forum of Federations, is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It helps share best practices amongst countries with federal systems of government, and currently includes nine countries as partner governments.October 21, 2008 at 3:40 pm #20019
This right here, is some bad news about federal governments. The Nigerians have the same problems like we are. Their federal government is sometimes civil, sometimes military, with all the bad we know so well and are sick and tired of. Buganda, let’s do this for once and for all, let’s go our own way.
THISDAY NEWS: PRESIDENTS & VICE-PRESIDENTS OF NIGERIA RATED AS
UNINTELLIGENT AND LAY
NIGER DELTA REGION: OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENTS & VICE-PRESIDENTS OF
September 30, 2008
Messrs. Presidents, Vice-President et al:
1. This letter (17) is numbered paragraph to paragraph
purpose of securing its content. It is well researched and
investigated factual issues on act of being intelligent and smart in
designing policy and practice under the business of federalism and
federal system of government in both ancient and modern times because
the president, vice-president, lawmakers, politicians, and leaders of
Nigeria are importing into Nigeria the type of the failed wars/
conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine.
2. This the 17th Open Letter to you (hereinafter,
“Presidents and Vice-Presidents of Nigeria et al”) to plead One
Nigeria, peace and stability of THE NIGER DELTA REGION because
instability of the region is outright social, economic and political
instabilities and path to fragmentation or partition or disappearance
of the nation of Nigeria.
3. Less than 24 hours Nigeria will be 48 years into further
indirect rule under unsuccessful federal system of government. Nigeria
is unsuccessful in floating federal system of government because of
foreign control and formation of both military and civil governments.
4. “You are not intelligent and smart, this reason why
you have incessantly allowed the old west and now part of the new west
to continue to use you since 1914 to divide and rule you, your people,
destroy your life and property as path to exploit and loot your human
and natural resources…
5. There is no sound human with popular wisdom that
will give you and your armed forces and grantors any standing ovation
for attacking The Niger Delta Region Civil Liberties Fighters that are
boldly sustaining a soft resistant campaign to save the region from
the organized genocide and brutal incursion styled in the hands of
foreign used government (Federal Government of Nigeria).
6. The Niger Delta Region Civil Liberties Fighters
have respected you and the people of Nigeria, particularly the
suffering mass people of the region and obeyed you and entered into
unilateral ceasefire to allow peace and stability and return oil/gas
workers to base to enable your government survive but you used this
moral action to reorganize your murderous cartel and unleashed violent
attacks on them
7. …It is shocking and in part childish and
intelligible that you have broke another truce and again and again you
have used foreign loaned and granted resourced to destroy path to
lasting peace in the region. You have misused and suffered the moral
action of these fighters to strategize the benchmark or conditions
which your political grantors (Old West and part of New West) have
designed and handed out to you to use to destroy yourselves and your
people and nation…
8. You are not intelligent and smart because the arms
and ammunitions you are using to destroy your own life and property
and debts that will be incurred as result of your foreign induced
action will be paid with the tax monies of the oppressed people of
Nigeria and natural resources of Nigeria which come with over 1
billion % interest rate on the war/conflict brewing loan or grant…
9. You are not intelligent and smart because you failed
to grasp with the fact of the dangerous risk in disrespecting the
ceasefire and the safety of the citizens of the region, politicians,
lawmakers, chiefs and paramount or royal leaders that have brokered
the ceasefire. Question in issue is whether these fighter inside and
outside Nigeria will respect or trust future truce? Our answer is
10. The only reliable cases we will cite are Iraq,
Afghanistan, Somalia, Palestine, etc where the Civil Liberties
Fighters there now target their own people because they are harboring
invaders and also spying the fighters and feeding the invaders. You
have no eyes to see that the fighters in these countries are winning
your grantors. Your grantors have been forced to negotiate with the
fighters and this what is happening NOW (2008) after over five years
wars/conflicts which have swallowed over $950 billion of tax monies
and impoverished your grantors and landed them into deep depression
and drifting towards hyper recession. You are not smart and
intelligent because your grantors want you to start from where they
were over five years ago with maximum failed policy and mindset …
11. You are not smart and intelligent because you failed
to peruse the ancient and modern events particularly the enthusiasm of
One Nigeria and type of war/conflict which you are stepping your
feet into and specially that your grantors with several countries on
board are unable to win combat within one small city within Iraq,
Afghanistan, Palestine, Somalia, etc .
12. You are not intelligent and smart because five years
ago your grantors think that these wars and conflicts were winnable
and show of power or force and well loaded arms/ammunitions.
13. You are not intelligent and smart because you heeded
the lay advice of foreign coded cold blooded imperial authorities
that have continually maintained the ideology of using regional power
and satanic politico-economic oligarchies to destroy and oppress
other region inside specific nation and at the same time without
developing the used region other than using few figures in the
exploited or agency region to loot and repatriate the majority of the
wealth of the entire nation
14. …Finally, remember that majority of the non-west
leaders, lawmakers and politicians that are not smart and intelligent
are preferred by the old west and part of new west because majority
of the old west and part of new west are not intelligent and smart. A
good case reference the present financial crisis which they want to
use to infect the entire world to call it world crisis instead of
infection by alliance…You may call use your worst enemies because we
want to unblind you and your government…”
Phillip Ofume, Ph.D.
Chair, National & International Policy Research Council; Head, Law
Reform and Litigation and Security Policy Council; Candidate in Exile
– Nigeria’s Presidential Election 2007; National Chair, Canadian
Sociology and Anthropology Association -Anti-Racism Committee (p)
Godson Etiebet, Ph.D.
Researcher, (Policy/Good Government) National and International
Policy Research Council Coordinator, Europe Section, Switzerland
Cynthia H. Taylor, Ph.D./Alh. (Dr.) Farruk Mohammad
Strategic Development Researchers – International Policy Research
Council, Middle East Project
Tan Ochollu, D.Lit.
Principal Researcher, (Strategic Development) National and
International Policy Research Council Director of Asia Project
Reid MacDonald, Ph.D.
Coordinator, North America Section
Kris Kifindi Bunkheti, Ph.D. – Sept 2007 – present continued to be
detained/imprisoned by the PM of Canada Stephen Harper
Researcher (Language/Culture), National and International Policy
Research Council York University (Department of History) Toronto,
Ontario Canada (p)
Jerome Tesfai, D. Min/Div
Principal Researcher, Policy and Practice in Government and Foreign
Interveners – Africa Project
Francois Bourgeois/Pierre Bushel
International Human Rights Watch and Democracy – St. Etienne, France
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confid1…@hotmail.comOctober 22, 2008 at 12:34 pm #20038
One more example of one of the world’s most discussed federal governments
The federal government of the United States of America is granted power by the member states, who’s power is intrensic. These powers are granted to the federal government by the states in the constitution. Consequently, the federal government has no power (legitimately) that is not enumerated in the constitution.
The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the USA specifically says that all powers not granted to the federal government in the Constitution are reserved to the states, or to the people. Since about the 1930’s, the federal government has been arrogating powers to itself that it has no right to. Because the powers of the governement and of each particular state overlap, these have been compromised in many instances. The Tenth Amendment has been relegated to just being a wrong answer on the bar exam.
This being the case, USA is really not a federal government anymore. It’s an empire, as the vassel states that they have become. It’s more accurate to refer to the USA putative federal government as the Imperial Government.October 23, 2008 at 1:19 pm #20056SengoobaParticipant
Abantu baffe bangi kino tebakiyingiriranga munda. Era nange mbadde ndowooza nti bwetufuna federo tubeera tuwangudde. Bano bwebabeera nga ddala bannabyabufuzi batujeregereza bujeregereza. Ono wulira bwagamba, ate nga yefudde awagira Mmengo efune ebyaayo. Mbu Buganda efune Federo yaayo!! Federo etya ate eyensi emu? Bannange Abaganda temuweera, mulowoze ku makulu ga buli kimu. Tusituke lumu nga lwegasa.
Mmengo erina okukambuwala – Mao
Bya James Kabengwa
SSENTEBE wa disitulikiti y’e Gulu, Nobert Mao agambye nti Mmengo eteekwa okwongera okukambuwala okusobola okufuna ‘Ebyayo’ okuva mu Gavumenti eya wakati.
“Bw’ozannyisa nnakyemalira toyinza kumuggyamu binnyo. Mmengo eve mu kusaaga esseewo ekkomo ku kiseera Gavumenti mw’erina okugiddiza Ebyayo, bwe kitaba kityo bayinza obutabifuna mangu okutuusa nga ffe abamanyi demukulaase tuzze mu buyinza,” Mao bwe yagambye.
Mao eyeetegekera okuvuganya ku bwapulezidenti bwa DP yategeezezza Bukedde nti, ‘obwannakyemalira bwa Gavumenti eri mu buyinza n’obutassa kitiibwa mu kisaliddwaawo bantu, bwalemesa Buganda okufuna Federo’.
“Oluusi Buganda ekola ensobi, bwe weetegereza ebibadde biva mu kulonda. ekitundu kino kiwagira nnyo NRM. Lwaki owagira atakwagaliza,” bw’atyo Mao bwe yabuuzizza.
Published on: Wednesday, 22nd October, 2008October 24, 2008 at 3:02 am #20060OmumbejjaParticipant
Wano Omuganda alugera nti Busa bwambogo …………bukala kungulu
Naye njagala okumanya Mwami Mao wamyaaka emeka kuba nebwebaba bakuzaala ku mulembe gwaMuseveni olabye Abaganda bye bayiseemu naye nga gwe ayagala ennyo okubawa ebyaabwe osirise nga wano mwe kennyini mwategeeza owewammwe nti kasita kamutanda nakkiriza bye baali bagala okubakola ngo kutwaala ettaka lyammwe nti asigalangayo e Kampala ewaammwe taddangayo okwesazaayo , okujjako nga akoze mwe kyemwagala, era bwaatyo nakola mwe bye mwaali mwagala.
Naye era nga bulijjo kankikinale mbuuze Buganda ki omwami Mao gyayogerako eno ejjudde ebinubule, emenyeddwa omugongo,ekubiddwa obutayimbwa mumitwe , eyokebbwa mu bizimbe ,ettiddwa mu nguudo oba waliwo nze gyesimanyi ennetegefu okumugwa mu kafuba nga kakyayokya? nga nsinziira nti teyaliiwo mu mulembe gwo Bote era teyamanya Buganda kyeyayitamu nga bantu be abengulu panda ggali bebagiri mu mitambo .
Ndowooza wano wengambira nti munnaffe obadde otuwadde naye tetukusabye.October 24, 2008 at 8:51 am #20065KulabakoParticipant
Nze sijja kukikinala kubuuza naye nja kubuuza bubuuza, nti mwami Mao owa kabina akanene afa mbooko? oba ssebo olowooza nti onoddingana amawolu ogajjemu omukuto? ku luno oli nebwanajja nga yegonza ngo………wekiro obukodyo twabumanya dda actually tetukyalina nabiri bisekawuka kaali kakulumye bwokalaba okadduka kati ebintu byakyuuka kiri ssekawuka kaali kakulumye bwokalaba okawuttula ate okuba kumutwe kuba amagulu gatta.
Jukira ne obote yayambala ekkanzu nokufukamira nafukamira naye nga akutte ekitala mu mugongo osanga ekyo ekirooto kyandisanyusizza abangi mu biseera ebirala naye si kati Buganda kasokedde enyigibwa teri noomu yali agambye nti yiii banaffe abatuyisa obulungi nga tugenze mu gwanga lyaabwe songa ewaffe tetukkirizaaayo muntu noomu actually nabaguguba nebajja tubattira yo , bayitirizza okubatta . Nedda mwenna musirika busirisi kuba obote yakibakompola mumitwe nti A GOOD MUGANDA IS A DEAD ONE nandibadde waliwo owo mu WEST Eyagamba nti ekyo M7 yeyakyogera naye ffe webigweera nga tetwawula kirungube nsajja ku nkazi zonna tuziraba kyekimuOctober 24, 2008 at 11:09 pm #20067
Ekisinga okukooya, abantu abasinga bano abogera ku Uganda “eyawamu” Bwobabuuza ensonga, bakuddamu nti sente, economy, ffe tunaberawo tutya, mwagala kulya mwekka nebilala ebyo mululu nga ebyo.
Ye nsonga lwaki Uganda ebadde ya kayisanyo, bubbi, kuyiwa musaayi, nokwekuluntaza kwa buli mulyaake. Ate era nga tejja kurekerawo, kubanga abantu abalala bagirabamu bya kulya, kufuna webanabbira, nakukozesa balala. Ffe Abaganda twagala kuzimba, buli omu afune fair share eyiye. Ate olwensonga eyo, tewali gwetwagala kukiteekako lwa kabi, kubanga abantu bonna bakulu, balina nabakulembeze baabwe mu buli ggwanga babalowooreza.
Ebyenfuna byokka tebirina gwebyaali bigasse, okwo kwonoona biseera nakumenya mateeka ga Universe, kwetegera mitego gya kubonabona luvanyuma, kabe kasinge mu ngeri etannaba nnawo. Abantu begatta lwa bwetaavu bwa buntu, (humanity) nga bakozesa obuntu bulamu, nokugezaako outegeragana. Nga bwekiri ku bantu ba baulijjo, ku baana, ku bafumbo, bwebatyo bwebazimba nobumu mu bwa mawanga. Wadde chances ezokukola obwegaffu, oba katuguyite omukwano ku kisolo oyita mu kukiyisa bulungi. Kyenva ngamba nze nti abakola bakola, abakoze bakoze, nabaakola baakola, Uganda yalemwa, yafa, byaggwa. Wano weri teyinza kuvaawo kugenda mu bwegaffu, buli omu alina kumala kudda bbali neyelowooza, nayiga nokwekolerera. Ebyo bi Abaganda basaba federo tetujja kugibawa tebijja kukola kya kutugaana kugenda mu maaso kwekunga mu bumu bwaffe. Federo yali yabuli omu kugyeewa, nga bwoyingira mu kibiina newewaandiisa. Kyagaana, tekikola, kati buli omu adda ewuwe.October 25, 2008 at 12:03 am #20069KasibanteParticipant
Mu Uganda tugamba nti tulina Unitary Government, naye governemnt eno eyimirira ku constitution, kwetugatira mu mawanga. Ekyakabi buli mufuzi ajja akyuusa constitution. Ne federo erina kuyimirira ku constitution. Temuyinza okutandikawo federo omufuzi omulala najja nagijawo?October 25, 2008 at 10:34 am #20070
Friday, June 22, 2007
Don warns Buganda on federo
Thursday, 21st June, 2007
By Anne Mugisa
The head of the Makerere University political science department has warned that the quest for a federal status by the Baganda elite could spark off conflict.
Dr. Yasin Olum said parts of Uganda, which were subjugated and exploited by Buganda with the help of the colonialists, would demand reparations from the kingdom.
Baganda like Semei Kakungulu are believed to have helped the British control other parts of the country through a divide-and-rule system. Olum noted that the 1966 Buganda crisis had its roots in imbalances created by the colonial masters and warned that reconstructing the old federal system could re-open old wounds.
During the crisis, the army raided Kabaka Mutesa II’s palace in Lubiri, forcing him into flee to exile in Britain.
President Milton Obote thereafter abolished kingdoms.
Olum explained that the 1966 crisis militarised politics and set the stage for the rest of the conflicts like the LRA war. He described the LRA war as ‘a relic of racial anthropology started by colonialists and perpetuated by post-independence leaders.’
Speaking at a peace and reconciliation workshop organised by the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda in Entebbe, Olum blamed the colonialists for creating economic disparities that alienated the northern region from the rest of the country.
He warned that if all Ugandans were not involved in deciding on methods of governance, social and economic development would still be disrupted.
The chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission, Margaret Ssekaggya, asked religious leaders to promote peace.
She said peace building and national reconciliation would require developing religious structures to coordinate the promotion of human rights, justice and forgiveness.
A culture of peace must be reinforced and mechanisms for mediating domestic violence and promoting integrity be developed, Ssekaggya advised.
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People, if you want to talk about Buganda, first learn her history before you come out here to embarass yourselves infront of the whole black world. The other tribes ganged up with the coloniliasts to oppress Buganda,you can learn about that even on youtube documentaries. Why? Buganda refused an empire given to her on a plate, she refused to rule all the other tribes. You people wake up, we are sick and tired of your ignorance.
19 July, 2008 21:12October 25, 2008 at 10:41 am #20071
This is what the federalists on http://www.federo.com have to say:
By W. B. Kyijomanyi
As federalists, we are saying that the current unitary model in Uganda has ill-performed; is ineffective; lacks legitimacy; all of which are responsible for the current huge democratic deficit in Uganda. We are arguing that the resulting crisis of state is also a crisis of unitarism. Our premise is that unitarism in Uganda is obsolete and thus un able to deal with the problems of a complex multi-ethnic society or manage the political crisis in the country. We are refuting the notion by question whether it is true [if ever it was] that only the central government with a national perspective [have we ever had one] and control of the major fiscal, jurisdictional and bureaucratic resources can play this role.
Our view is that the Federal system can do better in managing the burden of bringing together an ethnically and regionally diverse citizen body within the confines of a single-nation state. It is our contention that the basic federal formula-shared rule could succeed in striking a balance between unity and diversity. We are arguing that that is an arrangement that can be both flexible and resilient in Uganda.
How has the unitary system fared on the 3 key factors: [ill]performance; [inn]effectiveness, and [il]legitimacy? What has been the unitary experience today? Have our basic institutions performed? The perception [nay reality] that unitarism is failing to strike the necessary equilibrium between unity and diversity in Uganda is everywhere. Today that perception is acute in Buganda, Northern and Eastern Uganda. Western Uganda may be the only region today that has yet to feel that perception [it has been the only region to benefit from the state from 1980 to the present]. The perception that governmental power in Uganda is concentrated in the hands of the President -a concentration that has exacerbated conflicts between regions and Kampala [centre of power].
What do the performance indicators of the central institutions and processes show? Are they workable? Do they have the capacity to balance diversity and unity? Have our institutions and processes provided the forum conducive to negotiation, consultation or simply the exchange of information? I invite you to reflect on our tumultuous political journey since independence to date, and see if any of these have been met. If not why not? Should we continue along the same destructive path? For how long? Is it not true that failure or lack of capacity to secure the balance between diversity and unity is responsible for the current condition where Uganda has been sliding towards anarchy? How can this be arrested or reversed? What contribution can federalism make towards meaningful citizen participation and accountability that is so lacking in Uganda?
On effectiveness, how resilient has Uganda’s unitary model been in responding to various endogenous and exogenous challenges-the various crises shortly after independence todate; the wars; the regionalization? [see Mr. Ssebaana’s story]. The Buganda crisis, the pigeon hole constitution, the Amin coup, the post Amin regimes, the wars in Luwero, Acholi, West Nile, Kasese, Teso and elsewhere have cast long shadows over the effectiveness of Uganda’s institutions. How can our institutions be made effective? Is collaborative federalism the viable option?.
On legitimacy, it is true that in order for citizens to acquiesce in state actions, they must accept unequivocally the institutions and political processes of their system of governance. This reality takes us to the heart of the legitimacy of the Ugandan unitary system. No less than any other political systems, unitary system must pass tests on procedural and substantive legitimacy if it is to survive. With regards to procedural norms, have the rules been fair? Consider the pigeon hole /Mr. Binaisa’s one man constitution; detention without trial; lack of elections from 1962-71; the late Prof. Lule’s (RIP) and Mr. Binaisa’s removal from the Presidency; the rigged 1980 elections; the Muwanga announcements; the Odoki constitution; the Referendum Constitutional saga etc. What have been the cumulative impact of these on the legitimacy question in Uganda? How well have existing institutions and processes conformed to citizen’s expectations-think the Special force, General Service Unit, State Research Bureau and Army under Amin, Army, and NASA under Dr Obote; NRA/UPDF, ISO/ESO, under Mr. Museveni. Have these institutions conformed to citizen’s expectations regarding their own roles?
Have these processes conformed to the norm of accountability and transparency in decision making? After the 1980 debacle, the late Muwanga (RIP) became VP and Defense Minister, as one among many dubious characters who have messed up Uganda and been rewarded instead. Do these actions reflect the distinct values and preferences of Ugandans?
Can we have an effective political system without legitimacy in a democratic system [we have not quite had any democracy]? Is it not true that in democratic systems, effectiveness is vacuous concept without legitimacy?. Dr. Obote I’s reign may have been declared legal after he suspended the constitution, but did it have any legitimacy? Amin’s coup may have been legal, but what legitimacy did it have? We are saying that as long as questions about the nature of of the political community in Uganda remain unresolved, effectiveness, that is, getting things done will remain meaningless. Dr. Obote, Amin got certain things done, Mr. Museveni got certain things done, but in the long run, they/he are/is more likely to suffer, as public attention becomes more and more divided over the proper delimitation of the communities fate. How long could the Luwero war continue? How long can the war in Acholi continue? How long can incursions in Congo go on?
History shows that an effective and efficient unitary system is not enough to legitimize itself in the eyes of most Ugandans. There are currently too many challenges to the legitimacy of unitarism in Uganda. As federalists, our role is to present alternatives as to what can be done to enhance that legitimacy. We are saying that federalism will outperform unitarism since it shall provide sufficient scope for regional particularisms to be expressed, thus enhancing the legitimacy of the system.
Why federalism? Seymour Martin Lipset (1981:64) states that legitimacy involves the capacity of the system to engage and maintain the belief that existing political institutions are the most appropriate ones for the society. While we agree with that, we believe that legitimacy is principally about people’s acceptance of the system rather than the system’s capacity to engender and maintain support. We have had many regimes using brutal means to achieve the latter. Dr. Obote, Mr. Amin and Mr Museveni have all used more or less the same means to engender and maintain support in trageted areas. That has been and remains unitarism’s greatest weakness, so it is time to let it go and usher in a new federal arrangement.
The unitary model in Uganda confers too much powers on the President. He (so far no she yet), is truly, Primus without any inter or pares. That is the source of Uganda’s problems because that power has been abused. How do we limit those powers?
But it would be disingenuous if we did not point out the obvious: the principal source of weakness in Uganda’s political system stems from the political parties. They are part of the problem for the existing democratic deficit in Uganda. They can be part of the solution if they choose to democratize from within. The resistance from some quarters is understandable: they have benefited enormously from the status quo at the expense of democracy, unity, peace and economic prosperity in Uganda. Parties can help Uganda move from the current democratic deficit to a legacy of democratic surplus in Uganda. But that won’t happen until and unless we reform all our political institutions.
Federalism has potential to balance unity with diversity, but must be ushered in with attendant democratic reforms within our political parties. It is not a question of either or, but both, if Uganda is to have strong performing, effective and legitimate regimes. Please keep that in mind as we move forward in our dialogue.October 25, 2008 at 10:49 am #20072
Omukulu wa unitary government bino byagamba.
Abanenyezza okugattika amawanga
Bya Ahmed Kateregga
KAKENSA okuva e Nigeria, agambye nti ensobi eyakolebwa Abangereza abafuzi b’amatwale y’evuddeko Buganda ne Bunyoro okukaayanira essaza ly’e Buluuli.
“Bungereza yakola ensobi okugatta amawanga gombi mu nsi emu mu kifo kya buli limu okulireka nga lyetongodde,” Polof. Vicent Ainegbogu bwe yategeezezza eggulo mu kusaba kw’eggwanga lyonna olw’okujjukira ameefuga aga 46 okwabadde mu Hotel Africana.
Yabadde ayogera ku mutwe “okwegatta mu kitambuli. Ainegbogu yagambye nti emyaka 46 Uganda gy’emaze nga yeefuze, okufaanana n’amawanga ga Afirika amalala, gifudde bwereere, kubanga Abaddugavu bakyalowooleza mu mawanga gaabwe era abakulu abasinga basembeza b’ewaabwe bokka ne kivaako okuvuunika gavumenti zaabwe n’entalo ez’omunda nga buli ggwanga lyagala buyinza kulya.
Pulezidenti Museveni yakkiriziganyizza ne kakensa, wabula n’agamba nti Abaddugavu lwa kwesosola, naye basibuka ku kikolo kimu. ‘Omuganda ag-amba nti omusajja, Omunyank-ole n’agamba nti Omushaija, Omusoga n’agamba nti Omusa-dha kiraga nti olwo lulimi lumu naye bannyini lwo baasalawo okufuula enjogera amawanga’
Published on: Wednesday, 8th October, 2008
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