SINGA

Singa ya fukka singa…singa singa yandi singa!

Ommuto eya’kalabba no’omukulu, okukula kwetta…singa singa yandi singa!

Omubbi nge’ekudde ne gwo’labba omulungi awoma nge’ esente…singa singa yandi singa

Ba nasomma ne ba ‘obutasomma buluma bukulu…singa singa yandi singa

Omudugavu no muzungu gwe ye gomba obusufu…singa singa yandi singa

Munakyalo attenda ekibugga okwaka, amaalo aga mujjudde ne munakibugga, Kampala sibizimbe…singa singa yandi singa

Muna dinni zinno eza letebwa ne munyenya nsasi, bweza bwa ba jjajja…singa singa yandi singa

Omugaga byandala no muyala ayandala anonya ekyokulya…singa singa yandi singa

Malaya kutala agula ya’atwala ne ya guma…muka mwami e’waka… singa singa yandi singa

Bonna bonna ne fena fena…singa yafuka singa…singa singa yandi singa

TRANSITION POST:Responding to NRM’s irrationality on 30 years of power

In his article in the daily monitor 22nd August 2016, Lt. Col Shaban Bantariza a deputy head of the Uganda Media Center made a convincing case for the 30 years of NRM (read as Non Rather than Museveni) leadership.
First of all this is not new coming from Bantariza in fact it is to be expected, he is a man of his own consequence (permit us not to engage in that). But what this tells us is that not much transformative contribution can arise from this old lot any more except more of their recycled propaganda. They however continue to rationalize their continued stay in power and resist contemporary approaches of how our society can evolve beyond the NRM epoch.

Bantariza argues that irrespective of the inherited social, economic, security and political history of Uganda, with regard to change, time (length of stay in power) should not be the principle factor in determining society’s journey but other factors, of which he mentions economic infrastructure, social infrastructure… (Still in his characteristic style he makes a convincing account of these well coined concepts).

He goes ahead to identify the failure of Ugandans to see commonality of nation vision…a lack of a commonality of our journey to social economic transformation as the problem and further raises the 3 overly propagandized questions among others; 1) Where are we coming from? 2) Where are we at? 3) Where are we going?

Anyone who has been through the NRM monopolized cardership training at National Leadership Institute (NALI) Kyankwanzi will confirm that these questions have adequately been answered by the NRM from their historical perspective, one that has been shown over the years to be centered on the pre-eminence of the NRM, the indomitable personality of the president and the subsequent need for continued stay in power.

With such a highly skewed (sectarian, partisan…) historical narrative, constructed purposefully to sustain the current NRM power structure, what commonality of national vision or commonality of our journey can be expected? An NRM commonality at most sustained by military might. Unfortunately Africa’s history is strewn with examples of how devastating such political constructions ended which we do not want to repeat.

While it is agreeable that commonality be based on economic and social considerations; time (length of stay in power) is a crucial matter; any leadership must be brought to account for its contribution to identified national interests within a clearly specified period of time than to be left to reign in perpetuity.
This will allow for a buildup of a balanced account of a common history and the regeneration of society through new, innovative, transformative…approaches that emerge during the course of time away from the prevailing need to consolidate power for the incumbent at all cost

What should be acknowledged is that H.E M7 led NRM has brought us to this realization after 30 years beyond this it will only be stalling our society’s evolution no matter the rationalization.

KASOZI MULINDWA
Organization for Progressive African Movement (O.P.A.M)
Contact: 0784618852
kasozimulindwa@gmaill.com
Education, Justice and Opportunity

Ebikolimo bya Sitella

Ebikolimo bya Sitella

images - Stella Nyanzi

Ebikolimo bye nkoko tebiita kamunye, naye ebya Sitella, kabulakata bi giite!
Eee ngamba onno Sitella omukugu… kugu kugu.

Lwali olwo nga abulganda mbalabila nalongo,
Yawaza waza nga bulijjo ku kasozi kabayivu e Makerere emilimu jje atelle akole
Nga nanti bwati munno mwajja ako akatinni tinni abalongo nabalala awaka ke bayiita ekyokulya.

Kikikino! Kikikino kyendebba! Kufullo kukikubo ekigenda mu bibiina, langi ya…kubisenga alanda
Bwadda enno bwadda eli (*2)…olwo bwe yeyogereza
Kulunno agya kundabba(*2)…Mamdani yatankudde baffu… Kulunno agya kundabba!

Ngo olwo olunabba lubadde, abasoomi bakunganye nga ne polisi kwotadde
Owaye kakana tuteesa nga abayivu
Neda, Neda, Mnmn! Mnmn!…
Polisi ya Uganda temanyi munaku, polisi ya Uganda teyamba baavu
Nze mundeke ndi mukazi munaku

Bwadda enno, bwadda eli(*2)…olwo bwe yeyogereza
Ako akasajja kajozi, Mamdani kasajja kajozi nyo!
Naye Nze nalongo tekajya kundetako jjogo lyako

Namulengerera eli, olwo yeyambudde, nga gamulengegya anga a gembwa…Amabbere…
ade enno bwadda eli, bwadda enno bwadda eli
Atte njakubajilamu na kapale kange!
Ako akasajja kajozi, Mamdani kasajja kajozi nyo!
Naye Nze nalongo tekajya kundetako jjogo lyako era nkalaze obukunya okufungula ejjogo elyo

Oluyombo lwa Sitella ne Mamdani (akasajja ako!) luwanvu nyo
Ojja kusomesa…! sijja kusomesa!
Ojja kusomesa nno…! Sijja kubisomesa yo!
Ohhh…Oh…!
Era naleka Sitela yewera nkolokoto
Nange kalutotola kye nalabako kye kyo

Ebikolimo bye nkoko tebiita kamunye, naye ebya Sitella, kabulakata bi giite!

Re-imagining Uganda beyond Museveni

As part of the feedback from our last brief, some comrades who choose to be less concerned with the cause for transition as we have over time endeavored to explain it, described our regular briefs as empty efforts of dreamers (or of a dreamer in particular reference to me – KASOZI MULINDWA).
Our simple reply (or as they may, my reply though I had chosen “our” since what is sought with these briefs is collective effort) to this denigration is that it simply shows a total lack of imagination of a future Uganda and generally of an Africa rising on their part.

As we shall from now more determinedly and more resolutely continue to demonstrate through the briefs; the remedy to the mess that African people have gone through, been conditioned to and now experience as norm requires a complete discursive re-imagination of our history, our interaction with the imperial west and what we have become consciously and unconsciously through different historical experiences – this re-imagination is what ultimately shall define the cause and course of a transition.

The simple question since we begun engaging in these exchanges has always been whether the removal of President M7 can bring about this transition. The simple answer is yes…partly, but more imaginatively is the removal of what he has now begun to represent/symbolize – a M7’s Uganda – as was a Habyarimana’s Rwanda, a Mobutu’s Zaire, a Mubarak’s Egypt, a Gadafi’s Libya, and even presently a Biya’s Cameroon, a Dos Santos’ Angola and a Mugabe’s Zimbabwe – who obviously failed to (have failed to) /refused to (have refused to) conceive their countries progress beyond their personified claims to power.

The increasing realization from these different (and yes even given their varied historical experiences) examples of African leaders was their failure to recognize that they had (have) reached a threshold of their contribution and had (must) of necessity to give way to a more progressive stage in the respective nation building processes of their countries.
As such, unfortunately for some of the examples above, transition has had to be necessarily catastrophic mostly because of the lack of re- imagination of the status quo on the part of the citizenry but deliberately more so on the part of the opportunistic leadership that rather chooses to indulge in the excesses of holding on to power – a sort of personification of history – rather than allowing a continuous evolution of the possibilities of what can arise beyond their narcissistic claims to power.

Irrespective of all this, there is always the inevitable natural demand for change which generates an unavoidable violent tension that yet another opportunistic section of society is always ready to take advantage of to also impress their sub national interests on the rest of society – which explains the vicious cycles of backwardness we find ourselves in. These cycles can be broken.

For Uganda to further progress, we must begin to re-imagine a Uganda after H.E M7 and the old tendencies of the conservative African leaders’ claims to power by envisioning the numerous possibilities that can emerge from new leadership.

KASOZI MULINDWA
Organization for Progressive African Movement (O.P.A.M)
Contact: 0784618852
kasozimulindwa@gmaill.com
Education, Justice and Opportunity

World warned: Prepare for more Ebola-like outbreaks

EbolaInfo

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-warned-prepare-for-more-ebolalike-outbreaks-10157494.html

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has claimed nearly 10,500 lives in little over a year, is believed to have originated in fruit bats(?) – and Dr Nabarro believes it is not the only disease that could transfer and spread. “I’ve been dealing with influenzas and Sars and Mers, they are a tip of the iceberg,” he said.

“There will be more: one, because people are moving around more; two, because the contact between humans and the wild is on the increase; and maybe because of climate change. The worry we always have is that there will be a really infectious and beastly bug that comes along.” Some experts suspect that population pressure and deforestation in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, which has brought people into closer contact with the wild-animal hosts of numerous viruses – combined with changes to rainfall patterns that affected the numbers and…

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Albert Einstein on the Secret to Learning

TIME

In 1915 Einstein, who was then 36, was living in wartime Berlin with his cousin Elsa, who would eventually become his second wife. His two sons, Hans Albert Einstein and Eduard “Tete” Einstein were with his estranged wife Mileva in neutral Zurich.

After eight long years of effort his theory of general relativity, which would propel him to international celebrity, was finally summed up in just two pages. Flush with his recent accomplishment, he sent his 11-year-old Hans Albert the following letter, which is found in Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children.

My dear Albert,

Yesterday I received your dear letter and was very happy with it. I was already afraid you wouldn’t write to me at all any more. You told me when I was in Zurich, that it is awkward for you when I come to Zurich. Therefore I think it is better if we…

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