Museveni is bribing ghetto youth because of generational disconnect- Bobi Wine

Tuesday September 25 2018
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Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi addressing journalists at his home in Magere, Wakiso District on September 24, 2018. PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi has castigated President Museveni for allegedly bribing the youth in Uganda because of what he says is his generational disconnect from the common man.
“Our president is so disconnected from the youth and they believe that nobody can say anything without being bribed. That’s why they go around trying to bribe ghetto youths,” Mr Kyagulanyi said in an exclusive interview with 933 KFM on Monday evening, in the Hot Seat programme.

He made the remarks just hours after

Six slum groups receive State House money

Monday September 24 2018

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President Museveni on Monday gave Shs 100 million to youths in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb to help boost their small scale businesses.

Mr Museveni also urged the youth to refrain from burning car tyres on roads which he says costs government in terms of repair.

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State House officials and police officers displaying some of the money before it was given out to the Ghetto youth gathered at Passover Harvest Church in Kamwokya


Speaking on behalf of Mr Museveni, deputy government spokesperson, Rtd. Col. Shaban Bantariza told the youth that if they continue burning tyres, the money which would be spent on developing schools, hospitals and other infrastructure will instead be used to repair the damaged roads.

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Col Bantariza was in the company of State House officials who on Monday, on behalf of President Museveni, handed over support to Ghetto Youth Community at Kamwokya Passover Harvest Church.

“The president has given you this money but I urge you to use it well. You have been given 100m but if you use it well, in future you will get more than that,” Col. Bantariza said.

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Kamwokya is a Kampala suburb, where Kyaddondo East MP, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine was born and raised.

to the youth in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb, to boost their businesses.
Col Shaban Bantariza, the deputy director of the Uganda Media Centre, who represented the President at Passover Harvest Church where the youth were being given the money, tasked the beneficiaries to utilise it well.
“The President has given you this money, but I urge you to use it well because now you have been given Shs100 million and if you use it well, in future you will get more than that,” Col Bantariza said.

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He also said the money will be used by youth groups registered as Saccos.
The money, meant to help out about 20,000 youth, was distributed among six groups, including Chamuka Youth Development Association (Shs30m), New Kamwokya Taxi Drivers and Conductors Association (Shs30m) and Kamwokya Twezimbe Women’s Group (Shs10m).
Others are Kamwokya Youth Boda boda Association (Shs10m), Twegate Development Group (Shs10m) and Kamwokya Washing Bay Youth Development (Shs10m).

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Six slum groups receive State House money

Monday September 24 2018

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President Museveni on Monday gave Shs 100 million to youths in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb to help boost their small scale businesses.

Mr Museveni also urged the youth to refrain from burning car tyres on roads which he says costs government in terms of repair.

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State House officials and police officers displaying some of the money before it was given out to the Ghetto youth gathered at Passover Harvest Church in Kamwokya


Speaking on behalf of Mr Museveni, deputy government spokesperson, Rtd. Col. Shaban Bantariza told the youth that if they continue burning tyres, the money which would be spent on developing schools, hospitals and other infrastructure will instead be used to repair the damaged roads.

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Col Bantariza was in the company of State House officials who on Monday, on behalf of President Museveni, handed over support to Ghetto Youth Community at Kamwokya Passover Harvest Church.

“The president has given you this money but I urge you to use it well. You have been given 100m but if you use it well, in future you will get more than that,” Col. Bantariza said.

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Kamwokya is a Kampala suburb, where Kyaddondo East MP, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine was born and raised.

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I’m not eyeing presidency for now - Bobi Wine

Monday September 24 2018


Kampala. Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, alias Bobi Wine, has dismissed talk that he harbours presidential ambitions.

He described as speculation the raging debate that he could be laying strategies for a 2021 presidential bid, saying such a conversation is “premature.”
Mr Kyagulanyi instead clarified that he and his colleagues in the democratic struggle will first build cohesion and emancipate Ugandans from political slavery before they announce the next course of action.
“When I was in the ghetto, my colleagues asked me to be the ghetto president. Some people have now started asking about whether I will contest for presidency or not. I do not want to speak about presidency for now if we have not built cohesion among ourselves,” Mr Kyagulanyi said.

The MP was responding to a host of questions from journalists who asked him to clarify whether he would contest for the presidency in 2021 during a press conference at his home in Magere, Wakiso District.
Mr Kyagulanyi did not commit whether he would be the one to contest for presidency at a later time, or one of his colleagues in the struggle, even when pressed hard by the journalists.
Clad in a black suit and a red dotted necktie and a sky blue shirt, the youthful legislator also clarified that People Power, his pressure group, is not a political party but an ideology which is espoused by Ugandans who feel they are pressed against the wall and need redemption.

He noted that he and his colleagues do not want to get exposed to the regime because it is desperate to break down their struggle which they envisage to restore democracy and rule of law.
Without mentioning names, Mr Kyagulanyi claimed that some people had approached him and his colleagues to register People Power as a political party, but he declined.
“I strongly believe that anybody can structure themselves if they are organised and regain their liberty. Ugandans must know that this is not a Bobi Wine struggle but that of the whole country and that is why we are inspiring hope among those who feel pressed that we have the power to gain our freedom,” he said.

Mr Kyagulanyi returned from the US last week where he had gone for specialised treatment following the clashes that erupted in Arua District during the Municipality’s by-election last month that left him and his other colleagues in pain, and his driver, Yasiin Kawuma dead.
However, he did not reveal the details of the hospital which he checked in, saying he chose to keep it confidential on the advice of his doctors.
“Tests were carried out and I was treated, but I must state that my [health] is not yet stable,” Mr Kyagulanyi said.

The clashes have since attracted criticism both locally and globally, with majority of people accusing government of using torture to silence the Opposition.
At the same press conference, Mr Kyagulanyi told President Museveni to free Ugandans from bondage, just like the biblical King Pharaoh of Egypt let free the Israelites to the Promised Land.
He also wondered how Mr Museveni could praise his army for handling the clashes in the Arua Municipality by-election yet they are to blame for the Arua fracas.

“I want you [Mr Museveni] to know that there is time when you are in power, and there will be time when you are out of power. You should therefore treat people the way you want to be treated when you leave power,” Mr Kyagulanyi said.
He added: “A politician cares for the next elections but a statesman cares for the next generation. Be a statesman, Mr President.”
Mr Don Wanyama, the senior presidential press secretary, in a telephone interview with Daily Monitor described Mr Kyagulanyi’s remarks as “empty rhetoric”.

Mr Wanyama argued that if Mr Museveni was a dictator, Mr Kyagulanyi would not have risen on the political card of anti-government to reach where he is now.
“His remark needs to be dismissed with the contempt it deserves, and Bobi Wine should know that the decision whether Mr Museveni stays is made by Ugandans and not any other person,” he said.
Asked about the recent assassination of former Buyende District Police Commander, Muhammad Kirumira, Mr Kyagulanyi said such murders show how government has failed to plug security gaps.

On safety
The legislator said he was not safe either because people had allegedly warned him to take care of his life.
Mr Kyagulanyi also lashed out at critics who claim he is a sell-out to the West, saying Ugandans are part of an international community.
He also reminded his critics that his is a genuine and indigenous struggle for liberty, not any other sinister motive.
“We long one day to sit on a global table as a conscious and credible nation and that is why we relate with the international community. But it is disturbing for the regime to call me a sell-out to the West,” he said.

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On September 14, President Museveni also commissioned more than 10 projects he funded through formation of saccos in Kampala and Wakiso districts.
However, Mr Kyagulanyi insists that: “The money that Museveni is using to bribe the ghetto and common people out there, is for their (Museveni’s) own liberation.”
Mr Kyagulanyi further said that the regime is scared of people uniting for a common cause and that’s why they deployed heavily in and around Kampala on the day he returned from the US last week.

“The regime wants people to continuously be slaves and frightened… They are scared of people coming together. They have never seen people speak with one voice. But time will come even when I’m in my house, people will continue to demand for what’s rightfully theirs because I have made it clear that this is not about Bobi Wine; it’s about the power of the people. I’m very glad that people’s eyes are opening at a very rapid speed,’ he added.
“This is not about Bobi Wine, it’s about millions of Ugandans who are tired of the government policies. We want to leave in a country where all of us are free and equal,” he said.

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