IT WAS ILLOGICAL TO SUPPORT THE OCTOBER 2011 WALK TO WORK
For those who are parents at heart, it was illogical to support the October 2011 Walk to Work. The timing was wrong given that the students were starting their final examinations. In such circumstances, common sense dictates that in such events, it is not possible to be sure who the victims would be and the magnitude. There is evidence of many people not party to such ending up victims. Many of the students who are doing examinations have been victims of the stupid school fires, it does not make sense to get students and parents suffer simply to implement Walk of work where the people are impoverished on the more and they end up losing property. It is also a fact that the walk to work has been overtaken by events, more so the developments in Oil corruption. It makes a lot of sense to get politicians in getting facts regarding the outright robbery under the Oil deals, assuming what we have heard and read so far is factual, as is expected in a corruption ridden country of the Uganda type.
William Kituuka Kiwanuka
NABAKOBA, HOW CAN THE POLICE NOT BE THE MOST CORRUPT WHEN …
Nabakoba the Police spokes person in Uganda has laboured to discredit the extent of corruption in Uganda Police Force, but unfortunately, the defense does not credit her. I wish Nabakoba could put camp at Naguru where drivers are examined, and she will get to know the truth that the saying that the Police Force is corrupt is not a lie. I have a friend who vowed not to pay a bribe and thank God, after telling whoever was in-charge, he was passed, but when the truth is that for nearly everybody who goes through these people, something small has to be paid. That is not an isolated case, people will keep telling you that you cannot report a case to the Police station and expect them to act or to go and arrest the offender if you have not paid at least shs 5,000. It is also a fact that these Police Posts lack money for operations and have to find away to raise the money. So, Nabakoba if a good believer should stop generalizing that the Police are not corrupt, as this may be her passport to hello!
William Kituuka Kiwanuka
POLICE DEFENDS SELF AGAINST ACCUSATIONS
First published: 20081214 7:48:28 PM EST
The Police Spokesperson, Judith Nabakooba has fervently defended the police against allegations of corruption and abusing human rights of Ugandans.
The 2008 National Corruption perception index report from the office of the Inspector General of Government named the police as the most corrupt institution in the eyes of the public. This came on the heels of other reports that accused the police of abusing human rights of suspects and other people who report cases to the police.
Nabakooba told a public debate in Kampala today that the current bad image of the police is a result of the police's policy to move nearer to the public. She says because the police have opened up more to interaction with the public, some people have taken advantage of this closeness to label accusations of corruption and abuse of rights against the police.
Nabakoba says many people appreciate the police for the good work done but a few people who appear on radio talk shows say negative things about the police without substantiating. She says people talk on radio but decline to make formal complaints to police so that concerns are put on proper record and followed up by police authorities.
Nabakooba promised that the police will deal with any of its officers who ask for bribes or abuses office if they are reported by members of the public.
She also called upon human rights organizations to teach Ugandans about their rights and responsibilities in order to reduce lawlessness and criminal acts by the public. Nabakooba says human rights organizations have focused so much on teaching people about their rights without teaching members of the public about their responsibilities.
She says all rights are followed by responsibilities which have to be fulfilled for all people to enjoy their rights and freedoms in an orderly way.
Nabakkoba also warned Ugandans against mob justice saying it is wrong and illegal for members of the public to punish people who they think have committed crimes. She says many people who are attacked by mobs have been found to be innocent.
WALK TO WORK BY MUSEVENI WAS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
It was news to learn that the President walked 4 miles to get to the site where he was to officiate. The good thing about it, the President did not give in but walked on. The walking was a win - win situation by the people that end as the President had a hands on experience with the problems of the people. It is true, in many parts of the country, the people suffer the problems they experience simply because of corruption and outright theft of the people who are responsible to see the service delivery. In many parts of the country, you find the politicians having good houses and a number of investments at the expense of the development they are supposed to deliver to the people.
William Kituuka Kiwanuka