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Obote, Amin and MuseveniGgwanga   09/23/2009  

Obote, Amin and MuseveniGgwanga Mujje Press Release, 09/23/09

Three men with little resemblance in background, education or appearance, share one thing in common. Obote, Amin and Museveni have ruled Uganda with an iron fist for forty five years of the forty seven years Uganda has been independent. Of the forty five years Museveni has been in power for over twenty three years or 51% of that time. The future looks too grim to contemplate. Museveni has amended the constitution to remove term limits so that he can rule for life, just like Amin, the dream visionary, who declared himself life President, supposedly responding the popular demand of the people and motivated by his deep love for the country! Amin’s life presidency, however, was cut short by his blood-thirsty brutality. Obote achieved only one of his wishes in his life. He was life president of UPC. But Obote left behind a political party in shambles—a price for clinging to power tenaciously at any price. So the most obvious question is: what is in store for Museveni?

            This brief narrative seeks to explore Museveni’s political career especially as reflected in his personality: hypocrisy, capacity to lie and corruption.

Hypocrisy, Lies and Corruption Under NRM

Of the three Ugandan dictators Museveni is the star hypocrite. Museveni waged a guerrilla war on the ground that the elections of 1980 were rigged. He gambled the lives of so many innocent people so that he would achieve his personal ambition. The only solution to the rigged elections, Museveni argued—and he cunningly convinced many who listened—was to wage war in order to overthrow an “illegitimate” regime headed by his arch political enemy, Apollo Milton Obote. The war lasted for five long bloody years. In fact Museveni did not win the war as he falsely but proudly proclaims. The Acholi soldiers, moved by their own grievances and headed by General B. Okello overthrew Obote in January 1985 while Museveni was seeking refuge in Norway where his family was sheltered. There is a lot of falsehood in Museveni’s narrative of the liberation story. But that sad chapter is for another day.

            After a brutal civil war the people put faith in the poor, youthful but war-weary, innocent looking leaders of the guerrilla war. The people’s faith was grossly misplaced. Museveni, a former spy in Obote’s GSU and later leader of NRM, promised a free and fair election after the war in 1989. The deadline for the election came and went. In a breach of trust the NRM, as an organization, amended the law on the ground that elections were not feasible at the time because the war in the North was still going on. The first promise Museveni made to the people was broken without apologies, a credible explanation or shame, but, apparently, there were chuckles and grins within the inner NRM circles.

            Hypocrisy was added to falsehood as corruption slowly infiltrated NRM political structure. The next stage was to engineer constitutionally a supposedly impregnable but corrupt political machine—the movement system. In the movement system a long life expectancy in politics for Museveni was conceived, born and nourished by fraud and deception. The naïve had applauded the downfall of the Obote regime hoping to welcome a political Messiah. The shrewd and crafty within the NRM had their eyes fixed on the juicy prizes offered by the new corrupt regime. When the movement system was constitutionally born—through deception and cajolery—in 1986 the belief was that its politics was based on individual “merit”—a murky term that was not only new in political vocabulary but impossible to define precisely. It was a great, if not perfect, camouflage for the incurable corruption that was to follow inevitably.

            The corruption of the movement system was not inevitable, however. What made it unavoidable was its leader’s character of a charming but deceptively slippery personality. Let us look at his political career. Museveni signed documents while negotiating the decentralization program to assure the World Bank and IMF that he will not create a bureaucratic system that is excessively bloated and inefficient. The agreements were on paper but Museveni’s interests were elsewhere. The agreements with the World Bank and IMF spelt out clearly, among other things, not to create new or unnecessary administrative units in Uganda. And yet on a typical campaign trail Museveni loves exciting the crowds by promising them the creation of new districts. He knows that each new district created gives him at least two new members of Parliament: one is a women’s district representative and the other is a constituency MP. In addition Museveni appoints one unaccountable sycophant as a District Resident Officer. This position existed during the colonial era and was condemned by radicals like Museveni who now exploit it. This is not only deceptive politics but also hypocrisy and corruption rolled in one. Uganda today has over 80 districts. In May 2009 the government proposed creating 14 more districts, with promises for more to come.

            One of the political gospels Museveni fervently preached when he emerged from the bush in his worn-out uniform was the imaginary political devil he baptized sectarianism. In fact the sectarianism gospel was invoked in order to legitimize the movement system as a whole. The simple but erroneous argument was that multi-parties cause sectarianism in a society where no distinctive classes have evolved. The argument was either naïve, erroneous or a political fraud cleverly designed to capture political power. No political theory could intellectually sustain it. But Museveni has turned out to be the biggest promoter of sectarianism in Uganda’s history. The Banyoro-Bafuriki question he instigated is a good example. Museveni’s proposed solutions which reserve certain offices and positions for specific ethnic groups has inflamed passions, incited and caused communal violence which he can neither deny nor justify. Both sides to the conflict are now much more estranged by sectarianism than before. Museveni is the cause and not the solution to sectarianism.

            However, the worst case of Museveni’s sectarianism is in Buganda. This case is more interesting and lethal because of where it happened and why it happened. The fact that it happened in Buganda is important because Museveni fought his guerrilla war based in Buganda. He was sheltered and protected by the Baganda during the war. He made a pledge to the Baganda that in return, if the war was worn, their abolished kingship would be restored. The agreement seemed simple and clear. Museveni went out of the way to take the then Prince Ronald Mutebi to the front in spite of all the risks involved. Today Museveni claims with a straight face that he never promised the restoration of the kingdom.

            There were many instances in the war Museveni when would have perished but for the protection of the Baganda, many of whom in fact were killed in the war either in combat or as a result of retaliation from the enemy. The reason why Buganda was chosen by Museveni as an important place to wage a guerrilla war was because Buganda was the only location in the whole country, for historical, geographical and political reasons, the war against Obote could be effectively and successfully waged. Museveni now pretends to have forgotten that fact!

            The second reason is why Museveni fought the war based in Buganda. The strategy proves Museveni’s sectarianism, in view of his deceptive gospel mentioned above. The recent riots in Buganda are the best explanation. In spite of condemning sectarianism in public Museveni has been secretly sponsoring agents to rebel against the kingdom of Buganda. The fact that Museveni can plot such a subversive activity against the kingdom of Buganda which served him so well to achieve his political ambitions is not only unnerving and to some extent incomprehensible but also proof of Museveni’s deceptive methods. It is an illustration of Museveni’s character defect of deception, hypocrisy and corruption rolled into one again. How can anyone trust a leader who changes faster than a chameleon? Bukenya, Nsibambi  and Sekandi, of course.

            Museveni has betrayed the Baganda. He argues that the constitution prohibits Kabaka to be involved in politics but at the same time he calls the Kabaka supposedly to “resolve” the issues in Bululi and Bugerere. Under international law Kabaka is a human being like any other human being. The Kabaka as a human being is entitled to the same human rights to of liberty, speech, association and participation in political processes as any other human being. These rights are inalienable. Fundamental human rights cannot be given or taken away by government or majority rule regardless of what the constitution says.  Only the Kabaka has discretion whether or not to exercise his human rights.

            The proposed legislation to suppress the Kabaka’s rights is therefore null and void. We want to declare here today unequivocally that the issue of Kabakaship and politics is not negotiable. The Kabakaship has always been inherently political. To make the Kabakaship nonpolitical is to abolish it. It is to deny the incumbent his human rights as an individual by virtue of the incumbency. That is discrimination based on class or status. It is a human rights issue which cannot be swept under the carpet. It is not Museveni, the NRM political almighty, to decide which rights the Kabaka of Buganda can enjoy as a human being. Was Museveni present when the Buganda Kabakaship was created? Kabaka’s human rights cannot be taken away by legislation willy-nilly. Take notice Museveni. You will never get another vote from us. You will not intimidate us in Ggwanga Mujje, FDC, DP or any other party. You cannot violate or take away our political or cultural rights with impunity.

            We have seen a few examples of Museveni’s hypocrisy and deception. But there is more. One example of hypocrisy is the electoral process. We have already pointed out that the reason Museveni gave to go to war was suspicion that the elections of 1980 were rigged. Of the three elections held under the NRM regime in 1996, 2001 and 2006 the results of the elections in 2001 and 2006 were disputed and the challenge of the results was litigated in court. In both cases the Supreme Court ruled that that the electoral process was flawed and irregular and, apparently, rigging had occurred. This should be a stunning conclusion bearing in mind the fact that Museveni waged a war claiming that the election results in 1980 had been rigged and therefore no government which comes to power under a rigged election can, in principle, be legitimate. The allegations of vote rigging under the NRM regime clearly show that Museveni is a hypocrite. But if hypocrisy is not enough corruption that is rampant under Museveni’s regime gives us a new perspective of the character defects Museveni as a leader suffers from.

Corruption Statistics in Uganda

Museveni’s regime is the most corrupt since independence in 1962. Statistics, according to the National Integrity Survey, indicate that in 2007 40% of service users in Uganda had to pay a bribe to service workers. Two thirds of the people paid a bribe to police officers. About half of the people paid a bribe to court officials and about 28% paid bribes for health services. The Uganda Auditor General’s Report of 2006 estimated that 20% of the value of public procurement was lost through corruption. The Temangalo debacle is the tip of the iceberg.

            A World Bank Report of 2007 showed that Uganda lost $300 million (sh500b) annually to corruption. Fortunately the public knows the shady characters involved in this grand theft. Many of them emerged from the bush war in 1986 penniless with torn pants but they are now billionaires! No rational explanation can account for such rapid enrichment of a few within the NRM elite. Even Museveni’s personal claim of ownership of Kisozi ranch which was purchased by the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) from Kiwanuka is astounding, to say the least. Apparently the requirement for all leaders to declare their assets and liabilities to the Inspector General of Government (IGG) annually is a pathetic joke!

            In 2009 more than 25 % (about sh510b) of the annual budget is lost to corruption. That amount of corruption translates into 8.5% of the money allocated to the health sector or the equivalent of 26% of the amount spent on education and yet the overcrowded classrooms are crumbling and teachers, doctors and nurses are underpaid! The police officers and civil servants resort to bribes in order to survive in a vicious economy. Hospital facilities are stinking! Remember that only 7% of the national budget is allocated to the judiciary, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), IGG, police and the Ministry of Ethics, the institutions supposed be central to law enforcement and administration of justice.

            Uganda was one of the few poor countries which benefited a few years ago from a program of debt relief to poor countries in which over $4 billions of foreign debt was written off. Today Uganda’s foreign debt has escalated back to over its original level of $4 billions. Most of this is the result of corruption, theft, fraud and extravagant or unaccountable spending. Recently Museveni requested Parliament to appropriate over $45 million to purchase a new Presidential jet even though the old one is still in good shape. A rubber stamp legislature consisting of over 70% NRM membership in Parliament complied without questions asked. They must answer to the electorate in due course.

            Uganda owes Congo a judgment debt of $12 billion (without interest) rendered by the International Court of Justice in the Hague because Museveni’s soldiers, close associates and relatives looted Congolese resources during the war, which was not authorized by Parliament. The taxpayer is expected to pay that bill. Ugandans have enough reason to rebel against Museveni’s regime. There is hardly any shame to NRM’s blatant corruption in Uganda.

            In 2009 Transparency International ranked Uganda 3rd most corrupt among 69 countries from Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa. In the same report 55% of Ugandan respondents said that someone in their household paid a bribe in the last 12 months. Many people resort to bribery in order to survive in a harsh economy in which productivity is not equitably rewarded.

            In addition to these horrible statistics the laws of Uganda relevant to corruption are not effectively enforced, according to a Transparency International official. This statistical fact is obvious to the citizens of Uganda. Uganda a poor country where the income per capita is less that $300 has one of the biggest cabinets in the world consisting of over 70 ministers each one entitled to free housing and at least one chauffer-driven automobile fuelled at government expense while earning a salary of over sh8 millions! The President has 58 Presidential advisors, consisting of an orchestra of greedy sycophants, whose services are not needed but who enjoy ministerial perks and benefits at the expense of the taxpayer.

            Corruption under Museveni’s regime has reached unprecedented levels. The only solution to this problem is to vote Museveni out of office. The majority of Ugandan citizens are ready for this eventuality at any price come 2011. Fortunately Museveni has provoked us to rise up against him. The recent riots in Buganda are a good sign of political awakening.

Editor. R.Mukasa Boston Lawyer


Reader Comments:
This website is a classical example of political bankruptcy. Many so-called educated people in Uganda get so excited if they succeed in publicising negative developments at home (whether real or imaginary as is the case with this publication) to the big countries in the northern hemisphere. If the purpose of this website is not to solicit for funding from abroad or if it was not founded by those who lost political and economic power when the past genocidal regimes were routed from power, then ask yourself the following questions; what is the total number of voters in Uganda and how many of these voters have access to the Internet? For those who belong to the middle class and have some form of education, your website is abundant in half-truths that it would actually pass for a comedy show. And if this is the strategy you intend to use to dislodge the NRM government, my message is simple; good luck!!!!
- Posted By kamya on 10/29/2009
I'm a westerner but I BELIEVE THIS TIME mUSEVENI IS Gonna steal the votes more than in the last elecions so do not even think of voting because he has already got new settlers and others to come in those counties where he is imposing his own Kabakas or Kings so he is preparing for elections and you dream of winning him by elections. the voters' registers have so many ghost names and even local leaders are corrupted to write the names down I have witnessed this, Hopefully another alternative is to boycott elections unless Museveni steps down. IF NOT THERE IS NO WAY OR TOPPLE HIM OFF POWER BEFORE ELECTIONS. Museveni step down then elections otherwise we are dreaming if we accept elections when that dictator is steal alive. I support those who oppose Museveni but my fellow westerners help because we will be victims if we do not push this man off. some of us have gained much and the few who keep him in power are creating a catastrophic situation for the children and the grandchildren
- Posted By Kyomugisa Lucy on 10/30/2009
Obote,Amin and Museveni are from the same block in politics.It is a fact that Amin was groomed and abated by Obote.Though he tight lipped about it , Museveni worked in the then president Obote's office after graduation.Therefore Museveni and Amin are political foster brothers parented by Obote.
- Posted By Kalooli on 10/30/2009
So Mr. Kamya, what would you suggest we do about the rosy situation in Uganda? I can't see any halftruth in saying the hospitals stink, or that these fellows came to power in tattered underpants! Unless ofcourse you are one of those scroungers feeding on the carcus that is Uganda. Individuals like yourself have no moral platitudes anymore to speak of. Museveni and his cohorts shall go whether or not they rig the election. That rest assured shall happen. If I were you, I would advise him to make a deal before it is too late. But of course he won't! In that case just as he went to the bush to fight on the premise of a stolen vote so shall we. Hotep
- Posted By Imhotep on 10/30/2009
Dear Imhotep, I agree with you that at some point Museveni will have to give way to some other person to lead the country. I am sure he too knows this. I don’t know why you chose to state the obvious. My other point however is that if you feel so distressed by what is happening in Uganda, the best approach is not to cowardly run to your house, office or Internet café write all sorts of imaginary things and post them on the Internet. That is not how you win elections, whether in Uganda or else where. Go to the people, in the rural areas and urban centres in Uganda and sell your ideas. That is where the majority of Ugandan voters live. They don’t live in Europe or North America. They don’t live on the Internet. You can practice your writing skills by sending letters to your supporters if that is one of your objectives. Meanwhile, from the bitterness in the tone of your message, I am tempted to surmise that you might be one of the people who are crying foul because they are “not eating” now like the case was in the past!
- Posted By kamya on 10/31/2009
kamya oli musilu olinga ebina lya jaja wo, we want a nationalist not aracist to rule uganda, this is not a Buganda country, a Bunyankole country or a BUcholi country. its a Republic of Uganda
- Posted By vilen on 11/01/2009
To Vilen (or is it villain?), insulting me is not going to solve Buganda’s or Uganda’s problems. Surely if you want a nationalist to lead the country you should be putting pressure on Mengo to accept the regional tier system which is based on the twin notions of democratic governance and national cohesion other than ranting with the tribal illusion of FEDERO, whatever that means. You can not be in cahoots with those with a scant memory of Buganda’s history and then claim to be a nationalist. Infact, my view has always been that people like you who fail to realise that Buganda’s destiny is inexorably linked to that of the rest of the country are the enemies of Buganda. By the way, do you really understand what racism is?
- Posted By kamya on 11/03/2009
Mw Kamya I will agree with you on some of the issues you raised and also disagree on the other hand with some issues. When it comes to the issue of federo as per say I have failed to understand what buganda is really fighting for, is it federo buganda only or for all of Ugandans and if so happens it to be for all Ugandans. The issues always raised about this is always about buganda and not uganda as a whole and thats why many are not getting what type of federo is it they are fighting for. I have read most of the issues and I come to conclusion that most of the other tribes or group do not want this reasons being that they see no where they do fit in. Now as per sitting here and writing and saying this and that about the changes needed in Uganda you are totally wrong for with the kind of rule we have in Uganda you are never given the opportunity to tell the people exactly what is going on without being put in jail or even your family waking up and finding your body by the door or road side which you have witnessed before. So this is an opportunity that such forums or the internet as per say plays alot of role. Many Ugandans now are well versed with what goes on just because of what we write on here and it helps the world to know what kind of people pretend to serve the interests of their country and yet they are not. The only problem I have is with those that turn these forums into attacking each others instead of concertrating on helping change what is happening.
- Posted By John Lema on 11/03/2009
John, I've developed a forum to discuss Ugandan issues. its called Uganda Forum Online, very well organised and proffesionally designed. there are still some obstacles to clear before its put online. I will need a few moderators to manage it, delete abusive posts etc. You can drop me a line at peterbamu2003@gmail.com if u are interested
- Posted By Mufuruki on 11/04/2009
John, thanks for your interesting response. Even if I don’t agree with you on a number of issues, I like the fact that you approach the discussion from a mature perspective. But surely John you know that you are not exactly telling the truth when you state that “…..with the kind of rule we have in Uganda you are never given the opportunity to tell the people exactly what is going on without being put in jail or even your family waking up and finding your body by the door or road side which you have witnessed before”. I have not witnessed this kind of action from the NRM government unless you are talking about other past regimes. The Daily Monitor is littered with all sorts of stories that are so critical of the government. Various radio stations are not prohibited from airing all sorts of views. I know you might cite the recent closure of CBS. Surely, if you are a patriotic Ugandan, would you be comfortable with people who incite hatred for a certain section of people. For example, do you really believe that by defending landless peasants Museveni wants to take Buganda’s land as alleged by the CBS group? I know the current government is not perfect like no government is. A lot is said about corruption in Uganda which is true and should be fought with all the necessary courage. But have you ever asked yourself as to who audits the books at Mengo and whether there is no financial mismanagement happening there? Who are those unelected “officials” at Mengo accountable to? We need to be mature in our approach to issues of national importance.
- Posted By kamya on 11/04/2009
The rebuttal In some instances I notice that your article is derived from pent off emotions enmeshed in Buganda centrism yet at the same time you want to be seen as advancing issues of national concern. My concerns are as thus: - If this cause is really justifiable, it has to move from Buganda centrism to a national outlook. If it is only advancing Buganda, it is on a wrong footing and objective Baganda would feel that Mengo and Buganda should wake up. Buganda of long ago can\'t survive in the modern era. In fact, the Kabaka in the modern era would be a dictator because he is not elected. His the world over has shown that monarchies can\'t run modern states. And if they meddle into politics they disappear in oblivion. In countries with constitutional monarchs there is a lot of disgruntlement. You raise lies in your article that Museveni never wanted to restore the kabaka. Please revise your script. If anything, Museveni is the one who brought back the Kabaka yet Obote had made an observation that the Kabaka would always be a thorn in the flesh. Instead of leading constructive missions, the Kabaka wants to take his jurisdiction beyond his kingdom, to portray himself as more powerful. In fact, his move has backfired as you\'ll realise that he is instead antogonising other regions to develop hatred for Buganda. - Museveni has always served Buganda and not Buganda serving Museveni. In the 1980s when elections were purportedly rigged, the chaos that ensued affected Baganda more than any other ethnic group. There was a deliberate attempt by the government then to hunt down Baganda. But that aside, of all the regions that have benefited a lot from the NRM/Museveni, Buganda can\'t be equaled. Buganda has the best road network and infrastructure. So, your purported thinking that Museveni hasn\'t done anything because he is conflicting with the Kabaka is wrong. Buganda and the kingdom receive a lot of money than any other kingdom in the country. There are more Baganda employed in government than any ethnic group. - You talk about democracy and freedom like it is only a preserve of the Baganda. Buganda has other ethnic groups that were annihilated as a result of suppression and subjugation. This mission was equally advanced by the colonial government that favoured Buganda more than any other ethnic group. Toro let go of the Bakonzo. They now have their king. The Baruli and Banyala should be given their respect and other ethnic groups in Buganda. It is high time other ethnic groups in Buganda reclaim their status--what is wrong with that? - You talk about Museveni denying the Kabaka his political rights and in your analysis you\'re right that man and politics are inseparable. The problem is that at the time the constitution was written, Baganda legislators seemed to have taken a long nap on the issue. It is constitutional that traditional leaders shouldn\'t meddle into politics. Force for an amendment. At the moment if the Kabaka has no political stake he can\'t represent his people because if he digresses he\'s not accountable. Of course there many more glaring issues you raise but I thought I should tackle those ones first.
- Posted By Bakintu on 11/06/2009
Bakintu , thanks for the rebuttal. I would like to add that if the writer of lead article on this forum represents the next generation of leaders in Uganda, then I am very, very afraid. I am also inclined to suspect that either he is misinformed or under informed. Take his argument that “the reason why Buganda was chosen by Museveni as an important place to wage a guerrilla war was because Buganda was the only location in the whole country, for historical, geographical and political reasons, the war against Obote could be effectively and successfully waged”. If this is true, and I believe it is, then why would the writer have a problem with it? I do not see anything wrong with one part of the country being used to conduct a war for the greater good of everyone. If the writer was alive before 1986, he knows the hell of a country Uganda was then. My dad was killed by Obote’s genocidal gang in 1983. I was robbed of my childhood. I am not bitter because I know that many Ugandans can now enjoy the fruits of this war. Even if things are not perfect, we have the space and freedom to keep trying to improve. By the way, I have never worked for the government in any capacity lest it is assumed that I am one of those “eating”. I am an ordinary Ugandan interested in peace, justice and development for our people. Remember that good governance does not only refer to the absence of corruption but also the creation of a skilled work force able to provide both public and private goods to all citizens without discrimination. I invite all those who have the interests of Buganda at heart to join me in working together to expose corrupt officials, improve education and health care for our people. We can do this as long as we let our Kabaka concentrate on his traditional roles as spelt out in the constitution. I must also repeat an important point you raised; modern statehood and political monarchies can not provide optimal political, social and economic outcomes. Think about the following countries; UK, Lesotho, Australia, Denmark and Spain, as examples of countries where an apolitical monarchy peacefully exists side by side with an elected executive and compare these countries with Swaziland, a country led by a political monarch.
- Posted By kamya on 11/07/2009
Wapi,i still refuse to accept that Museveni is the root-cause of Uganda/Buganda problems even after reading all these comments. From the time Uganda gained Independence in 1962,a time when Museveni was still a young-man and in no way near to power,there were already quarrels between Baganda and Obote.But even before Independence had been granted,there were already quarrels between Baganda with other Baganda that were among the first priviledged group to represent blacks in Parliament. Then upon obtaining independence,it was through treachury and consiparcy amongst Baganda that the late President Milton Obote shrewd as he was ended up being at the helm. Through a series of political changes that have affected Uganda,the Baganda as Kamya rightly points out have been instrumental because they weild alot of influence in such happenings.The main failing of Baganda is treachury,something which they can so easily see and accuse in others that have mastered that art seemingly better than them.Ever wondered why despite the influence,power,Uganda has never had sustained President,yet they were amongst the first groups to attain good education and also have some of the bravest fighters?Yes,thats the problem,treachury My advise,donot view Museveni as the problem,but rather evaluate yourselves and how united you are for the common development of Uganda then we might see some positive changes.And when you see one of your own with credible leadership abilities,support them and protect them
- Posted By Ssonko i on 10/18/2010
Ambassadf8rens assistent Johnnie Carson skal i andre mf8ter ha fe5tt fokrrisinger om at Anti-Homosexuality Bill ikke ville bli vedtatt. Jeg tar meg av det , skal presidenten ha sagt i februar 2010. (Daily Monitor, via Warren Throckmorton)
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