SERERE COUNTY BYE ELECTION
As usual the NRM machinery was out at again full throttle with the assistance of the RDCs, police, and military who were intimidating in pursuit to scare away our spirited supporters, but no matter the brute force they kept up the resistance and for this we applaud all the people of Serere the tireless efforts. To your utter horror this time around NRM independent leaning candidate was a victim too, which shows that violence knows no face or political inclination.
We want to thank Mr Eratu Emmanuel, our candidate who stood firm no matter the junta’s tactics to demotivate him but all was in vain as he put up a redoubtable campaign in the county that did scare his opponents.
Eyalama Noi Noi to all the FDC supporters.
OPM KARAMOJA IRON SHEET -GOATS BONANZA
The country is awash with the news of the Iron Sheet scandal in the Office of the Prime Minister, where several ministers who are considered to be of high integrity in Museveni’s “fishers of men” cabinet.
During FY2021/2022, in addition to the initial approved budget, the OPM, under the Department of Karamoja Affairs, obtained supplementary funding of 39 billion to support the peace and disarmament exercise in the Karamoja Sub-region and part of the funds under this Supplementary Budget were spent to procure iron sheets.
These iron sheets were meant for disarmed youth and vulnerable persons in Karamoja region.
According to sources, a total of 95,658 iron sheets were procured out of which, 25,514 were released and 71,144 remained in the store.
Documents at the Office of the Prime Minister indicate that Mary Gorreti Kitutu, the Minister in charge of Karamoja Affairs personally received 3,000 iron sheets. Other ministers who received iron sheets include Joyce Moriku Kaducu, the Minister of State for Primary Education who got 200 pieces, Rebecca Kadaga, the Minister of East African Affairs who got 500 pieces, Jacob Oboth, the Minister of State for Defence, who received 300 pieces and finance minister Matia Kasaija who received 300 iron sheets. The list also has Rukia Nakadama, the Third Deputy Prime Minister who got 300 iron sheets, Government Chief Whip Dennis Hamson Obua with 300 iron sheets and Fred Bwiino Kyakulaga, the State Minister for Agriculture who got 300 iron sheets.
This shows that all ministers of cabinet, beginning from number two (the vice president) downwards were all involved in this iron sheets bonanza.
The minister of Finance Hon. Matia Kasijja who is said to have received 300 iron sheets is quoted to have said “I didn’t request for them, but they were just allocated to us. I never placed any application. We were told ‘you go and pick the iron sheets.”
This statement of from the minister of finance is not only unpatriotic, insensitive, callous and clothed with impunity of the highest order.
Corruption is a form of dishonesty or a criminal offense which is undertaken by a person or an organization which is entrusted in a position of authority, in order to acquire illicit benefits or abuse power for one’s personal gain.
How can a whole government descended on the underprivileged people of Karamoja and devour the little aid sent to them. If shame still had any meaning to this government, all these officials involved in this mega corruption which is both cruel and callous would own up and resign.
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY
One People one Uganda