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The elimination of using National IDs (Ndagamuntu) for the 2021 elections should not have come as a surprise. One would be very NAIVE to think that Bobi Wine has not prepared for this in his Business Plan under the RISK section.

It is public knowledge that our EC is not independent.  It is also public knowledge that Military Dictator Yoweri Museveni will never lose an election.

What stunned me this morning is when I noticed that on social media, people were mocking Bobi with his “get your Ndagamuntu”.  I am on record for saying to all my readers that the National ID is like Apartheid in South Africa. Students of History would know how those IDs were being used to arrest people, deny them jobs, deny them basic services.

Consequently, Bobi was not wrong and will never be wrong on the Ndagamuntu.

Except the ones attacking him and mocking him forget that in Uganda, now, no National ID (Ndagamuntu), no service.  If you have not been denied registering your child in a UPE school because you have no Ndagamuntu, you now know.  What about those people who have been denied medical service because of not having it? What about all the panda gari (night patrols) where criminals armed with AK47 guns demand for the ID to ascertain that you are not a “terrorist” or criminal?  What about applying for jobs and you must provide the ID?

I will talk about the LDU thugs destroying Ndagamuntu of people blocked at night who do not give money to be let go?  This is a very big topic and I am gonna ask one of the security analysts on my team to do a story on it.

APAA – ENTIRE TRIBE BEING EVICTED FROM THEIR LAND.  Old story from Uganda media.  People of Apaa were offered UGX 10mln each to get off their land. Others were offered UGX 5mln. Then the cincher was no National ID, no compensation.  AND YOU THINK BOBI is Daft?  Emitwe Egyo.

MARTHA LEAH NANGALAMA
Moncton, Canada
Bududa, Uganda
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https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1495226/acholi-mps-reject-sh10m-compensation-apaa-land-victims

MPs reject sh10m compensation for Apaa land victims

By Henry Sekanjako

Added 4th March 2019 10:54 AM

The MPs noted that the proposed sh10m is too little for the people of Apaa to lose their land which they said is the source of their livelihood

Leaders from Lango subregion gesture during a press conference relate to land issues. This was at Parliament on 28 February 2019. (Photo by Miriam Namutebi)

LAND CONFLICT

Members of Parliament from Acholi sub region have opposed a move by the government to compensate 374 families currently living in Apaa village, East Madi wildlife reserve to vacate the area.

According to a cabinet memorandum, the office of the Prime Minister proposed that each of the families, be given Sh10m, 20 bags of cement and 20 iron sheets as compensation for them to vacate the wildlife reserve and acquire land somewhere else.

However addressing journalists at Parliament yesterday, the MPs led by Okin PP Ojara (Chua county West), the chairman Acholi Parliamentary Group, no amount of compensation can cause the affected families to vacate their land.

“We are not interested in compensation that land is a settlement area, under what legal instrument are they moving to compensate them? We don’t approve of it they are just doing it illegally,” Okin said.

The MPs noted that the proposed sh10m is too little for the people of Apaa to lose their land which they said is the source of their livelihood since they use the land for farming and agriculture.

The legislators implored the government to respect, consult stakeholders and also be transparent and fair when resolving land disputes.

They further advised that the government focuses on immediate corrective, remedial and preventive conflict sensitive activities on the ground.

“People were living peaceful until when there was a conflict. How dare you come and say each household should be given Sh10m, where should they go,” Gilbert Olanya (Kilka County) wondered.

There has been a long running conflict between the encroachers and the Uganda wild life Authority, which has been trying to repossess the land.

The land in question also trigged a dispute between communities in Amuru and Adjumani districts, with each claiming the right of ownership.

Last year, President Yoweri Museveni, directed Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, to chair an inter-ministerial committee, to among others, establish facts regarding the conflict, meet the delegations of the two communities for talks aimed at finding an amicable solution.

Following the meeting, anumber of options were proposed but the OPM agreed to the one of getting the encroachers out of the reserve and give them resettlement packages.

Napak-Katakwii land row

In the same development, MPs from Karamoja sub region have petitioned the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, urging Parliament to initiate processes aimed at permanently solving the border dispute between the people of Napak and Katakwii.

According to the leaders from Karamoja, the 1958 borders were altered by the then post –independence minister of regional administration, Cuthbert Obwangor who they said had interests to expand Teso.

“ The leaders call upon the government through the department of lands and survey , to verify reaffirm and open regional/district boundaries , make known to the nation any alterations of historical information related to mapping after independence,” Joseph Lomonyang, the chairperson Napak district said

—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: August 27, 2019 at 06:22PM

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