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The Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, case http://demainechiropractic.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-themes-list-table.php Gen. Museveni has said the troublesome UPDF general David Sejusa is only going to be retired from the force when he is fully rehabilitated.

Gen. Sejusa was arrested on Sunday last week and charged on Tuesday of this week with three counts of absenteeism without permission, http://conceptbath.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/ugu.php participating in partisan politics and living contrary to army doctrines.

He was sent to Luzira Prison until when he will be brought back to court.

Addressing a press conference at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district on Friday, president Museveni said the retirement of Sejusa is not his responsibility but that of the army board entrusted with the duty.

“Yes I am the Commander-in-Chief but it is not my work to retire Gen. Sejusa. It is the army board that decides who should be retired from the UPDF,” Museveni told journalists.

Sejusa has applied for the retirement from the army twice but none has materialized.

The last one was when he returned from the self-imposed exile in the United Kingdom is still pending.

The general who was still the Coordinator of Military Intelligence and army Member of Parliament fled to the UK in April 2013 after authoring a controersial letter.

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Museveni stressed that the army cannot “offload” a troublesome member into the civilians.

“I don’t think it is a good idea for the army to offload a troublemaking member into the civilian society. Let the army first deal with it,” he stressed.

“Sejusa will only be retired when he is reformed and fits into the community.”

Meanwhile the president also denied ordering the arrest of his former bush war comrade.

Museveni said Sejusa instead ordered for his own arrest when he indulged himself in activities contrary to the army conduct.

Sejusa is among the first 50 National Resistance Army members carrying number RA00031.

“I am yet to read the charges put against him. I think they are few but might be strong ones. No one in Uganda can order for someone’s arrest when there is no offence committed. There was nothing like my orders,” said the president.

“Sejusa instead ordered for his own arrest when he started causing troubles. He should blame himself for the arrest.”

Sejusa was picked from his home in Naguru by the Deputy Chief of Defense Forces, Lt. Gen. Charles Angina executing the orders of his immediate boss, Gen. Katumba Wamala.
The traditional head of the minority Kooki chiefdom, cost http://cbpa.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugin-install-list-table.php His Royal Highness Apollo Sansa Kabumbuli has revealed plans to sue the Inspector General of Police Gen Edward Kale Kayihura, http://crossfitabf.com/wp-includes/formatting.php whose men early this week manhandled and stripped him in the middle of the road.

The Kamuswaga of Kooki through his lawyers of Fred Muwema and Company advocates last Thursday served the police boss with the intention to sue letter.

On Tuesday while driving in his land cruiser along Masaka Mutukula Road at a place called Kyajubira village near Bukunda Trading Centre, the traditional leader was intercepted by the security crew of the Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi, who accused him of trying to overtake the convoy.

The guards reportedly grabbed the Kamuswaga out of his vehicle, tore his clothes and dragged him on the road.

The lawyers termed this as “unlawful and unjustifiable torture and forceful arrest” of the Kamuswaga.

“Our Client at the time of the humiliation was driving well behind the convoy of the vice president which was moving at a very low speed at the time a fact that is well within your officers’ knowledge and indeed the onlookers before he was taken to Masaka Police Station and later released without making any statement,” noted the lawyers.

“Your officers’ acts were not only intended to torture our Client but to humiliate him before the public despite the fact that he was driving his official vehicle well embodied with the official emblem.”

The Kamuswaga now wants the IGP to “reprimand whoever was involved in the torturous acts of a very respectable member of society.”

He also wants the IGP to publicly make an official public apology to him and his subjects and duly compensate him for the humiliation occasioned to him and his subjects.

“Failure to do so shall leave us with no option but to take the necessary legal action within the next three days. Expect no further reminders.”
The Executive Director of Uganda Media Center, visit http://craigpatchett.com/wp-includes/general-template.php Ofwono Opondo has said some UPDF generals have crude and bush war mentality that makes them feel above even the law, http://coparmex.org.mx/wp-includes/capabilities.php Chimp Corps report.

Appearing on the Capital FM’s political talk show, the Capital Gang on Saturday morning, the motor-mouthed government publicist stated that some of the senior officers who perfectly know what do deliberately stray.

The show moderated by Oscar Semwanga was discussing the arrest, charging and temporary jailing of the former Coordinator of Military Intelligence, Gen. David Sejusa this week.

According to Opondo, Sejusa is a good example of the generals who still think since they fought, they should live the life they want and not be questioned by any authority or even the law.

“We still have generals with the bush mentality. You cannot think your actions are beyond the perimeters of law and principles that guide you,” said Opondo who also doubles as the National Resistance Movement party Deputy Spokesman.

The UMC boss observed that Sejusa as a general knows better the doctrines that govern the UPDF and its members and should have not been the one to break them.

“Sejusa is a full general who knows every law governing the army. At least a private can break them but for Sejusa’s case it is obvious impunity that cannot be listened to,” he observed.

Gen. Sejusa was charged before the General Court Martial chaired by Maj. Gen. Levi Karuhanga on Tuesday.

Opondo also revealed that the controversial general was summoned and cautioned twice by the Chief of Defense Forces, Gen. Katumba Wamala but Sejusa never listened.

“Sejusa was called by the CDF twice and he indeed responded to them. He was cautioned but he continued with his activities which are against the UPDF code of conduct,” he added.

The army officer says refusing to retire him from the army tantamount to forced labour.
The Auditor General has called for an investigation into the payment of Shs 11 billion to suspected ghost pensioners by the Public Service Ministry during the last financial year.

Presenting the Annual Report of the Auditor General to the Speaker of Parliament on Wednesday, shop http://dchnf.dk/wp-includes/rewrite.php the Auditor General Mr. John Muwanga said the payments were made to pensioners with no clear proof that they were still alive.

“I noted that Shs 1 billion was paid to pensioners who had exceeded their pensionable period of 15 years, sildenafil http://chesapeakebaydiningguide.com/wp-content/plugins/cleantalk-spam-protect/inc/cleantalk.class.php yet no life certificates were availed as proof of their continued existence. Absence of life certificates implies payments to non-existent pensioners could arise,” the Auditor General said.

According to the new audit report, multiple uniform payments made to various pensioners who had already received their monthly remittances pointed to the likelihood of double payments.

Mr. Muwanga has cautioned government to find a solution to the continued accumulation of gratuity and pension arrears now standing at over Ushs.199 billion shillings.

The report divided into five categories highlights anomalies in payment of salaries and other services in Lower Local Governments, procurements for the Kampala-Entebbe Express Highway, case backlog in the Judicial service, accumulation of labour disputes and the escalating court awards and compensations.

Mr. Muwanga pointed out that the contingency provision for outstanding amount in court awards had accumulated to Shs 479.3billion by 30th June 2015.

He noted that government was losing resources to pay for delayed settlements of obligations arising from contracts for construction services, and court awards.

Rt. Hon. Kadaga commended the Office of the Auditor General for delivering the report on time.

“I am very pleased with your office for the timely delivery. Not many institutions can beat deadlines when tasked with delivering a report in March and December,” she said.

The report will be tabled in Parliament before scrutiny by the Public Accounts Committee.
Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) under the leadership of Jimmy Michael Akena are preparing for a battle against what they call unlawful spending of party funds by the Milton Obote Foundation (MOF) , cialis 40mg http://crijpa.fr/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/submission.php which is the custodian of all party properties.

According to the party Secretary General, Edward Sseganyi, MOF used party funds to nominate independent candidates loyal to Dr. Olara Otunnu for the February elections, which contravenes the party’s constitution.

“We are doing everything possible to engage them in talks but according to their on-going activities, they seem not to be interested in talks,” Sseganyi claimed.

Sseganyi noted that if MOF adamantly refuses to fund the party as provided for in the memorandum of understanding that was signed; they will be left with no option but to mobilize UPC supporters to attack the foundation and demand for accountability.

Despite Akena’s group occupying the party headquarters, MOF management has on several occasions disowned his leadership, describing Akena as an imposter.

The foundation has instead continued to fund and facilitate the leadership of Dr. Olara Otunnu.

Meanwhile, Akena’s camp has distanced itself from the Delegates Conference organized by the Otunnu administration that is reportedly aimed at among others resolving the issue of the presidency of the party.

“The party would like to inform its members and the general public that the purported Delegates Conference scheduled for the end of January at the peak of campaign period is only but a ploy to disrupt the UPC candidates.”

“We are not involved in any delegates conference but only awaiting for mediation talks that will be conducted by a High Court judge to resolve all issues once and for all.”

 

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