Wake up fools: Army took over long ago

By Bernard Ddumba

4th Feb 2013: Over the last two weeks, I seriously questioned myself whether my eyes and mind are functioning normally.  I could not believe that Ugandans were getting worked up by the gradual army takeover that happened with their implied consent.

Over the last 27 years, every aspect of government in our country has been taken over by the army.  Just consider this for a moment: Every single civilian Ministry in the land has army or military intelligence operatives in key positions – and that is an incontrovertible fact.

Today, the Uganda Police Force only exists in name.  Nearly all the District Police Commanders in the country are young men and women who initially trained as army cadet officers.  The professional Iteso DPCs who dominated those offices for years are no more.

Only last week, news broke that the Ministry of Defence had taken over the corruption ridden national ID card project from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.  Soldiers will now be in charge of capturing our personal data and processing our IDs.

Army spokesperson Col. Felix Kulayigye confirmed the army takeover of the ID project to The New Vision newspaper last week.  “…We shall capture data of every individual countrywide and make for them IDs.” Kulayigye is reported to have said.

The only thing left is for Museveni’s son and heir apparent Brig. Muhoozi Keinerugaba to declare a transitional period of military rule to prepare the country for multi-party democracy – exactly as his father did.

The old Luwero war Generals like Tinyefunza, Tumwine, Koreta, Muhwezi, Katumba Wamala, etc are not powerless, docile, and in semi-retirement.  So there is absolutely nothing they can do to stop a “baby” with a thick intellectual head like Muhoozi from ruling them.

The only person who could have stopped this nonsense is the late Defence Permanent Secretary Brig. Noble Mayombo.  And that may – just may explain why he died a sudden and mysterious death, the cause of which has never been explained to the country – let alone his immediate family.

RIP Brig. Noble Mayombo – even though you tortured Ugandans at CMI, we still miss you because we believe you wouldn’t have accepted this sick assault, plunder, and rape of our motherland!  END: Login to www.ugandacorrespondent.com every Monday to read our top stories mid-week for our updates

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