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Saturday, January 31, 2015

YOU COULD LOSE YOUR JOB ANY TIME. ARE YOU PREPARED FOR IT?

If High school had been this much fun, then some of us would not have slept through school.  Teachers have to be very creative these days for their students.  Many teachers only want to work with the straight A students and yet are so many who need the attention.  The teaching profession is in danger anyway.  By the time we are done embracing technology, so many will be out of jobs.  There is an online course one of the girls takes.  The teacher has 245 students.  They learn at their pace but have to skype weekly with him (it is Latin and they have to pronounce words).  So apart from accounting and human resource being in danger (well, accounting, we can number count using technology. Human Resources, a well educated population can self manage), teaching is in danger.  Hey, I am not the prophet of doom but how many people did I warn that their jobs were in danger and now they are unemployed!!

There is only one job left.  It is called Multi tasking.  Do not take anything for granted.  Always keep your CV up to date because you never know when you will get your pink slip.  Be ingenious, create, explore, work with a passion and love what you do.  The results will show up and you will never fear anything.

By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/27/teacher-dances-to-uptown-funk_n_6557744.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

WE NEED A GENERATION OF READERS IN #UGANDA NOW MORE THAN EVER

Those of us who grew up surrounded with books tend to take it for granted that everyone has access to books. This is not true (I have discovered). We take so much for granted, books, water, a home, food, clothes, shoes. We must not forget that many people in the world do not have basic necessities. Face Book allows us to learn about others and to share with others. Please use it for information and education and then, we will all just grow into kinder and more compassionate people. Reading is fun. Let us grow a culture of reading in ‪#‎Uganda‬. Read till the tadoba burns out or the daylight changes to night or the battery on the phone dies.

By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)

Museveni’s – NRM’s strategic plan to rule till 2042 or lessons on how to establish an African aristocracy

I WANT TO CRAWL UNDER A ROCK AND PRETEND I HAVE NEVER READ THIS ONE.
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Museveni’s – NRM’s strategic plan to rule till 2042 or lessons on how to establish an African aristocracy
Posted on September 20, 2011
At the time African dictatorships are faced with popular outrageabout their illegitimate longevity, it is important to understand strategies which sustain them at the expense of populations’ prosperity they lead. The following narrative might seem unbelievable to some readers. But the story it does tell is no more different from what other groupings [secret societies from Western countries] such as Skull and Bones, The Bohemian Grove, The Round Table, The Inquiry, Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission, or The Bilderberg have developed and achieved throughout history. And some of them continue to influence the course of national and world events from where their members live.
Hatched in March 1992 at Rushere, Nyabushozi, home of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, a Master Plan by the National Resistance Movement (NRM) to stay in power until 2042, exposes the NRM as having lied to the whole world in general and to Ugandans in particular, when they said, in 1986, that theirs was not merely a change of guard but a new movement offering fundamental changes. [Apparently they didn’t lie because political structures and policies of leadership had never been experienced before in Uganda. This might appear cynical, but that is the reality]
…the ingenuous plan sets out in detail how two Western Uganda clans, the Bahima and the Basita, planned to stay in power for 50 years before allowing anybody else to get into power.
In an attempt to isolate the rest of Uganda and concentrate power into the hands of two clans from Western Uganda, the ingenuous plan sets out in detail how two Western Uganda clans, the Bahima and the Basita, planned to stay in power for 50 years before allowing anybody else to get into power. The plan of action that was read out by Mr. Museveni to all the 76 people that attended the secret planning, sought to make sure that all top posts in the army were held by the Bahima. It arranged, among other plans, to:• Make sure that their people had the highest educational qualifications during his term of office for their children.• Make sure they were the richest people in Uganda with the 50 years master plan.• Make sure they controlled the army and had the highest ranks in the army.• Ensure that they take charge of all the resources in the country.• Ensure that none of those not concerned, needed to know about the action plan.
This last wish may have already backfired as those that attended the meeting have already fallen out with Museveni. These include, among others, Hope Kivengere who minded to act as the link between Museveni and the grass roots. Museveni asked the meeting to help recruit several of their relatives in the armed forces where he would install them in the security services especially the ISU, PPU, ESSO and Military Police. This, Museveni said, “would assist in the resisting of other tribes that would attempt to take power by the use of force.”
In order to ensure that power remained in the hands of the two clans, the meeting directed that Elly Karuhanga take the responsibility of ensuring that 80 per cent of their children were educated to a level that would ensure their sustaining power. He was instructed to send their children for studies abroad in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, South Africa and India. A Mr Kirimani was charged with educating the daughters and sons internally, especially to ensure that he put up special school in Nyabushozi to cater for the interests of the group. It was at this juncture that Sam Kutesa suggested upgrading Bunyanyeru Settlement School from Nursery to Secondary School.
Mr. Elly Rwakakoko interjected the chairman’s speech by introducing a new chapter of how Museveni could be succeeded after his term of office. On this point, Mrs. Jovia Salim Saleh begged the members to ensure that after Museveni, the next president must come from the Basita clan. She said that she had done a lot for the Basita and taken many risks for the last 20 years and therefore it was important that the Basita take charge of the resources of the country. The members resolved that she was not in order.
Mzee Ephrann Rusimira suggested that the new president should be the brother to the president if the master plan was to succeed. He warned that if the Bairu and non-Bahima clans got to know about the action plan, it would fail to take off. Mzee Rutamwebwa suggested that Salim Saleh (Museveni’s half-brother) should go back to school if the objectives of their action were to be met. It was unanimously agreed that Salim Saleh had to get an A’ Level Certificate of Education. He also suggested that someone close, possibly the son of the president should be groomed to take over the reigns from Salim Saleh. This too was agreed on and the group begged Museveni to look around for a boy who would be groomed.
The group also brainstormed about how to destroy those who would gang up to take power from the clan. Death was suggested for the potential leaders who would attempt to fail the master plan. The group deliberated that they should: a) Deny other people access to economic resources through:(i) Overtaxing individuals and companies, which don’t belong to their’ people and protect those that belong to them.(ii) Destroy co-operative societies and unions.(iii) Sell parastatals and public enterprises that those not with the Bahima and Basita clans don’t gain from.(iv) Commercialize education and health services.b) Destroy the economic, military and political will of Northern and Eastern Uganda.c) Ensure that a non-political Kabaka of Buganda is installed on the Buganda throne, while at the same time promoting disunity among the Baganda.d) Unite all the Bahima in the Great Lakes Region and awaken their political, military and economic process.e) Participate in the exploitation of economic resources of rich neighboring states.f) Making strategic alliances with whatever power in the world that will enhance achievement of this plan.
Members recommended that all those given responsibility must ensure the achievement of the objectives. Museveni was mandated to appoint committees or individuals to implement the different aspects of the master plan. It is quite clear from the points made above that many of these plans have been fulfilled. However disagreement among the two clans has led to some in this group to approach the press with a copy of the deliberations.
The following people attended this meeting: 1. Mr.Y.K. Museveni – Nyabushozi ; 2. Mrs. J. Museveni – Nyabushozi ; 3. Mr. Elly Rwakakoko – Ruhama, Ntungano; 4. Mr. Eric Kabango – Rukungiri ; 5. Akwandanaho Salim Saleh- Nyabushozi ; 6. Mr. Sam Kutesa – Nyabushozi ; 7. Mr. Abel Katemowe – Rukungiri ; 8. Canon Rwabugaire Buyania – Rukungiri ; 9. Mrs. Rwabugaire Buyanja – Rukungiri ; 10. John Wycliff Karigire – Ntungamo ; 11. Mrs. Karazarwe Ntungamo ; 12. Mrs. Rwakakoko Ruhama – Ntungamo ; 13. Bob Kabonero – Ntungamo ; 14. Mr. Jim Muhwezi – Rukungiri ; 15. Mrs. Susan Muhwezi – Rukungiri ; 16. Mr. Jotham Tumwesigye – Nyabushozi, Mbarara ; 17. Mr. John Nasasira – Kazo ; 18. Mzee Nyindombi – Kebisoni ; 19. Mrs. Faith Bitamurire- Kebisoni ; 20. Mugisha Muhwezi Nyindobi – Kebisoni ; 21. Mrs. Jane Mwesigye – Sembabule ; 22. Mrs. Mwesigye – Sembalue ; 23. Mr. Kamugisha – Kebisoni ; 24. Mrs. Kamugisha – Kebisoni ; 25. Mr. John Kazoora – Ntungamo ; 26. Mr. Christopher Kiyombo – Ntungamo ; 27. Major Henry Tumukunde – Buyanja Kitojo ; 28. Mrs. Tumukunde – Buyanja Kitojo ; 29. Mzee Rwakanengere – Kashari Rubaya ; 30. Jolly Rwakanengere – Kampala, Rubaya ; 31. Mrs Salim Saleh – Nyabushozi ; 32. Rev. Kajangye Buyanja – Kitojo; 33. Aronda Nyakeirima Buyanja -Kitojo ; 34. Mzee Mpira Nuyanja – Nyakibungo ; 35. Charles Muhhozi Kifaburaza – Kagunga ; 36. Justus Katono – Karishunga Buyanja ; 37. Elly Karuhanga Nyabushozi – Mbarara ; 38. Mzee Kafumusi – Ibanda ; 39. Sikora B.K. Buhweju – Buyaruguru ; 40. P. Kaitirima – Sembabule ; 41. Mathew Rukikakire – Sembabule ; 42. Mrs. Rukikare Kabura – Rukungiri ; 43. Sam Baingana – Rukungiri ; 44. Mrs Baingana – Rukungiri ; 45. Mzee Amos Nzei – Kabale ; 46. Mrs. Nzei – Kabale ; 47. Mzee Rutamwebwa – Nyabushozi ; 48. Mrs. Mary Rutamwebwa – Nyabushozi ; 49. Rev. Canon Sam Rubunda – Nyabushozi ; 50. Mrs. Jennifer Kutesa – Sembabule/Ntungamo; 51. Eriya Kategaya – Rwampara ; 52. Jovia Kankunda – Mbarara ; 53. Mzee Rwakiturate – Nyabushozi ; 54. Rwabantu Rusheyi – Ntungamo ; 55. Col. Chefali – Kazo ; 56. Col. Kazini J. – Nyabushozi ; 57. Major Kashaka – Nyabushozi ; 58. Jero Bwende – Nyabushozi ; 59. Augustine Ruzindana Rubaya – Ntungamo ; 60. Ephraim Rusimirwa – Nyakabuye ; 61. Mzee Kaino – Nyakininga ; 62. Rev. Rujoki – Nshwerunkuye ; 63. Mrs. J. Rujoki – Nshwerunkuye ; 64. Prince John Barigye – Kashari ; 65. Kanyesigye Barigye Junior – Kashari ; 66. Kirimani – Nyabushozi ; 67. Fred Kanyabubale – Kitojo Buyanja ; 68. Kakurungu – Kitojo; 69. Captain Biraro – Nyabushozi ; 70. Mrs. Nasasira Kazo; 71. Herbert Rwabwende – Kashari ; 72. Odrek Rwabwogo – Nyabushozi ; 73. Hope Kivegere – President’s Office ; 74. Bishop Justus Ruhindi – Rukugiri ; 75. Justin Sabiiti – Mbarara; 76. Maama Rubindi – North Kigezi Diocese.
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The above was not written by me but I am putting it on this blog so that it can have a wider audience beyond face book.  Uganda is in trouble.  Big trouble. 

Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)


Some Ugandans have asked me how to get jobs with Oil Companies. You can read for yourselves.

Some of you did not notice that I was posting about education a lot.  Then I was posting about Immigration including the new Canadian Express Visa for work.  The ones who pay attention will realise that all is interconnected.  If you choose not to read, then you cannot blame the world for not trying to help you.

Below are some links to get you started if you think you got what they need and ask for.  I was hired before finishing school so I do not have a lot of advice about how to do this thing for Ugandans.  I am hoping that if you find your way to an Internet Cafe and you read, there could be something for you.  In reality, Reading is the Key.  NOPE, I am not paid to recruit anyone and I do not promote anyone company.  However, Information is all you need and it really is your life.  Here you go:

Imperial Oil Ltd. is a Canadian Oil Company which is owned by Exxonmobil 60.7%.  That is the company that hired me while I was at University of Toronto.  Here is their website.
http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/workingwithus.aspx

Exxonmobil is the biggest Oil company in the world.  They took over some departments from Imperial Oil Ltd.  and I ended up under this company.  Hey, I do not promote or get paid for this information to share with you.  It is because I need Ugandans to expand their thinking and think outside the box.

Both Exxonmobil and Imperial Oil are among the best employers in the entire world.  You just have to think and read and learn and be willing to learn some more.  You make a mistake to ignore them.

http://corporate.exxonmobil.com/en/company/careers

Canada has many other big oil players.  For the sake of it, check these ones out too.

https://www.jdirving.com/jd-irving-careers-current-openings.aspx
http://www.shell.ca/en/aboutshell/careers-tpkg.html
http://www.suncor.com/en/careers/370.aspx
http://www.ultramarcst.ca/en/quebec/jobs/
http://slb.jobs/
http://careers.conocophillips.com/en/

By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)

Friday, January 30, 2015

LIFE AT UWC PEARSON COLLEGE IN VICTIORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA

A lot of things have changed in that school since when I was there with some of my best friends around the world and non of them are Ugandans.

We used to have movie day once a week.  Usually on Fridays.  You should see the facilities.  I watched Cry the Beloved Country on the theatre in that school.  I was taught to enjoy classical music on the school piano and my friend from Belgium ensured I paid attention.  We had a great time there.  I do not understand why Ugandan kids do not want to apply to such a place.  We had community and school service.  We were young yes but we grew from learning about responsibility.  We were so far away from home.  Most of us cried ourselves to sleep wishing we could be back home in our boarding schools.

One day, in my tears, I wrote to my father (him and I always wrote each week to each other) and told him that I was far away from home and missed his letters (weekly).  It was not his letters missing because him and my sister wrote weekly.  Oh, that was my bread even in the boarding schools in Uganda and they did it when I was in Canada.  It was just the distance.  Because I could not call them to take me home when I was sick.  The school was phenomenal for understanding this.  The cost to call home was something like $3.45 a minute and I could not afford to call home.  I learned to live on the letters.  My father and my sister were right beside me.  I got those letters weekly (like in Namugongo and Namagunga).  Love never fails.

What I am struggling with is Ugandans who fail to realise that a full scholarship to UWC schools opens doors for you.  You are now in a world of its own.  You can text, skype and FB home any minute.  Yes, you will miss home but it will never be like the first group of people who came when the Internet was not what it is today.  I would do this 1000 times over for the learning, the opportunities and the global friends I found just for crying while boarding that plane out of EBB.  How can you deny yourself such an opportunity?

The UWC scholarships are full and the interviews are in Feb 2015 in Kampala.  We are not affiliated with the government.  The age is 16-21 and mostly for S5 and S6 but the schools also admit kids in that age who have dropped out of school due to war and financial reasons.  You make a mistake to ignore this opportunity.

This is my last message about UWC scholarships in Uganda.  Until the next academic year.  Good luck.

By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)
UWC Pearson College
Trent University
University of Toronto
www.pearsoncollege.ca

THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN #UGANDA IS IN A MESS. THOSE PEOPLE ARE BAD EXAMPLES ON SOCIAL MEDIA

They use their phones to contact anyone and everyone, saying nothing.  Enough.  We need to rebuild our education system.  When I was young in that country, I would only contact people if I had a question that I thought they had an answer  to.  These kids these days just jump out of the blue and constantly with nothing. When you ask them "what can I do for you today". their reply is usually "w r u s rud".  What the???

We have a generation of kids showing the entire world how stupid our education system is.  It was never like this.  Uganda has always had the best education system in the world.  I have no idea what happened when I left that country.  Maybe I should have stayed behind because I hate bad education.  Okay, I will return anytime now to put a stop to this nonsense.  Watch every plane that lands in EBB with the label of Air Canada.  Bwahahahaha.
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Today is blocking day.  Next week, I will have unblocking day (if ever).  Why do #Ugandans feel it necessary to inbox?  And then they send their pictures, their age, their qualifications????  I beg you to read my profile.  I am married.  I am not an employer.  I am not hunting for anything of any kind.  For the love of God, stop inboxing me!!!  You people make Face Book a horrible experience.  HOWEVER, MY GREAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY make it a wonderful experience.  Listen, if I need anything from you, I will inbox you.  If I have questions that I think you could answer, I will contact you.  All the people I communicate with know themselves and you are certainly not one of them.  Stop calling me swiri... it is so bloody annoying I feel like screaming.  Then asking me which secondary school I am in.. sheesh!!!  ENOUGH!!!  I need a body guard.  Theodore just feels like biting everyone so he may not be the best one. STOP LAUGHING, this is happening to me hourly.
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By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)


Sistema is running full steam in New Brunswick Canada (Music)

The country code for Canada is the same as the USA (1).  This is something that would be great in #Uganda.  I am only one person.  The needs are many and we need more of us to come together.  http://sistemanb.ca/  Oh but we live in Moncton Canada area and we have seen them perform.  The kids who attend this do well.  I wish we had it in Toronto for the girls before we moved here.  Oh, the performance with the New Brunswick Youth with that genteleman from Venezuela was priceless.  How can one be this blessed.
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Moncton Centre
Moncton Richibucto Saint John Tobique First Nation
Sistema NB was launched in September 2009 at Beaverbrook School in Moncton. The Moncton Centre now serves roughly 260 students from Beaverbrook, Birchmount, Edith Cavell, Magnetic Hill, and Queen Elizabeth Schools in the Anglophone East School District...along with many students from Moncton schools in the Francophone South School District.  The Centre operates in partnership with Anglophone East School District. Instruction is offered in English and French.

Teaching Artists

Tony Delgado, Strings / Music Director & Conductor
Julie Rochus, French Horn
Jeffrey Bazett-Jones, Viola
Kristin Day, Bassoon
Emily Dugas, Trumpet
Catherine Gagné, Violin / Strings
Kim Shields, Trombone
Chelsey Hiebert, Oboe / Centre Director
Nathalie Horn, Violin
Monica Lang, Double Bass / Conductor
Sara Liptay, Violin / Strings
Ana Maria Lleras, Cello
Gregory Parra, Clarinet
Yusela Perez, Cello
Angela Phi, Flute
Joel Cormier, Percussion
Sébastien Sirois, Double Bass
Robin Streb, Viola
Nicolas Tremblay, Clarinet / Band Conductor
Moncton Centre Coordinates
Queen Elizabeth School -- 31 Lynch Street, Moncton, NB E1C 3L5
Edith Cavell School -- 125 Park Street, Moncton, NB E1C 2B4

Chelsey Hiebert, Centre Director
Phone: (506) 387-7201
Email: chiebert@nbyo-ojnb.com
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This is what music does.  It is not a video by me but just watch it.

By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

STOP HACKING INTO PEOPLE'S SOCIAL MEDIA AND GET A REAL JOB. SHEESH!!!

Usually all my social media accounts are logged in whether I am awake or sleeping.  Tonight while I was posting a chapter from a biography from Nelson Mandela, I got notifications from Face Book that my account had just become compromised.  Which took me by surprise as there are only two people who log into my accounts and it was neither of them.  One is Robert, the other is Natasha (Husband, Admin Assistant).

I naturally changed all the passwords immediately as it was required.  Then something came to my mind.  When I was at UofT, we did something for one of our projects for school.  We wrote something that you deploy on computers to keep all the key strokes. BANG!  Yes, it can be deployed anywhere to where one has your IP address and then it is on your device.  It can record every keystroke (password included).  I never bothered with that thing after graduation but people, beware, this is IT now.  Some apps you install might contain something like this. NOPE, it is not UofT.  This was being written and tested by many IT students around the world.  The trick now to steal passwords is to deploy it in the back ground when you do not suspect anything.  Then, your accounts will be compromised.

I personally do not care if people hack my accounts.  All my communication is with my family, friends and colleagues.  My 3 banks have secure logins which will detect anything and everything.  I feel sorry if this hacking was from #Uganda because their ICT people are poorly trained and never know their heads from the tails.

So what if I was hacked!  Always use the internet and anything that uses the internet intelligently because you could get hacked anytime and all your life secrets will be online.  Never use the internet for something you cannot stand behind.  I stand behind everything I write on social media and any other internet engine.

By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)
IT all my life the minute I left school.


THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS A BULLY - #UGANDA


I did not write these words below.  However, some 3 years ago, our now 17yr old was telling me why people do not understand some things I post on social media. I had asked her about it. She then told me about the English Language being a bully of languages.  The girls speak English and French, more English than French.  Now imagine when I write for #Uganda and people do not get me.  I tell them to learn the International Language of Commerce and Navigation. Here you go.

http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-english-language-is-bully.html

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The English Language is a bully.  It will take your lunch for not understanding it, take you into the alley and beat the shit out of you, force you to hand over your pocket change for not understanding its non written vocabulary, dead puns, colloquialism, sarcasm, cynicism and then spit in your face for phrases you never knew existed.  Yep..welcome to the Bully Language.  It is sort of like Africa...there are no rules.  Sorry.  HAPPY? Naturally I did not mean that Sorry!!
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Orignal words, no idea who even wrote them.

Martha Leah Nangalama
Moncton, Canada


DO NOT TAKE YOUR EDUCATION IN EXPENSIVE SCHOOLS FOR GRANTED. MANY UGANDANS CANNOT AFFORD IT.  I AM LEARNING THAT SINCE SO MANY HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING HOW I COMMUNICATE AND IT IS NOT THEIR PROBLEM.  How to solve this issue?  
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The above is the original which I modified and was posted on The Insider news website #Uganda as below:


The English Language is a bully.

It will take your lunch for not understanding it, take you into the alley and beat the hell out of you, force you to hand over your pocket change for not understanding its non written vocabulary, dead puns, colloquialism, sarcasm and cynicism.

When it is done, it will spit in your face for phrases you never knew existed and even take away your smart phone for misusing it. It is sort of like Africa…there are no rules of engagement.

For the Uganda presidential debate, we saw this language bite someone who will remain nameless.

LATTER VS. FORMER

Idi Amin ruled Uganda from 1971 to 1979 when he was ousted out of power with the help of the Tanzanian Army. Meanwhile Museveni has ruled Uganda from 1986 to current. The former is well known for atrocities he committed against the people of Uganda while the latter is well known for skipping the first ever live presidential debate.

In the end, the latter has not proven to be any better than the former and while the latter laments about the former, Ugandans have come to know that the former was a true patriot unlike the latter. English is a bully.

Martha Leah Nangalama
Moncton, Canada
mlnangalama@gmail.com

THE STRONGEST GOVERNMENTS ARE BUILT ON THE HELP OF STRONG OPPOSITION

Silencing opposition and then claiming that the opposition is weak is a joke.  You know why you need to encourage opposition and dissent is because if you allow it, you will hear about the issues which affect your people, then you can work on those needs and issues to make you a better government.  Do not say I did not warn you. I write about these things for those who care to read.  When you kill off any opposing views, you then are a dictator.  The world will remember and you will go down in history as a dictator.  Yes, dictators do not care to listen to the views of the people.

Allow the opposition to do their work.  Allow voices of dissent.  Allow the journalists to do their work.  We are living in a world where we are all interconnected.  The only way you can stop this tide of communication is if you shut down the internet for your country.  Even China stopped doing this.  So some third world country which depends on foreign donations wants to try it.. Good luck with that buddies.

Build your government into a strong one by listening to the voices of the people.  You make a big mistake to stifle dissent.  How else would you know what is bothering your people? Your paid people will never tell you the truth since their food on their dinner tables depend on you.

By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District where Bududa Hospital still has no running water).
For God and My Country ---- the picture attached is of a toilet in Bududa Hospital, regional referral.  

USING YOUTH TO INTIMIDATE PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR #UGANDA WILL NOT WORK

Youth from Uganda are all over Social Media (mostly Face Book) to cause us to fear and stop talking about the issues which affect our country  - this a big mistake.  These kids are poor spies.  They even have no interviewing skills.  They cannot articulate.  They debate poorly.  They expose weaknesses in the regime.  They are low paid intelligence telling some of us that we are finished.  BIG mistake.  All spies pay a price.  Ask Russia and North Korea.

You must stop using our kids as your spies and thinking we are hostages.  We are not your hostages because some of us got out.  You make a big mistake to think all these youth will stand by your side.  In any case, they know they will not easily get papers into exile.

How many do you send out?  Do you not think that putting medicine in our hospitals, paying our civil servants, repairing roads and improving education should be the priority.  As long as you play bully, we will refute the bullies and make the world know.  Make no mistake.  Welcome to the IT world.

For God and My Country (not my stomach).

By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District although hardly anyone remembers me).

STEALING IN UGANDA IS A TRADITION.


Frank Tumwebaze cannot be guilty for worshipping in his Father's shrine. The NRM is founded on theft
When they left for the bush they never took hoes and machetes. They went with hands and legs. Stealing was part of their agenda. They stole and plundered. They deceived and lied and took. From cassava to guns. There was no sweat ever lost, they stole.
In all the years in the bush no one talks of gardens they planted. Working the land was not on the agenda. Trading was not part of the formula.
Public and private resources were stolen at will. Banks and cooperatives properties too were stolen. Nothing was too sacred even children were co-opted and made to steal and carry loot. All under the guise of survival.
Even after they came out of the bush they lied, they stole. Bank of Uganda was like a granary for the army officers. UCB followed. Cooperative Bank was on line. The Railways and companies were plundered on a silver platter. What could not be stolen in the conditions it was was injected with public resources before it was handed over to another gang.
Next on line was AIDS money. The military purchases. Then twisting business men's arms. The NRM was not about to start asking members to contribute. It instead buys and pays supporters.
Budgets and supplementary budgets without accountability. Then classified expenditure. Public works that were never as per specifications. Valley dams that only remained in dreams. All money was stolen. Even the Auditor General must be tired.
So how can Frank Kajiji Tumwebaze be guilty of towing the party line. The "Correct Line"? Or have we forgotten as Minister for Presidency he has to ensure the President stays in power and appear he is in power because of people's support. That means supporting the vote rigging machinery and paying the fake people that are now flooding social media to divert public attention. He also has to manage the President's praise singers. He is in charge of the evil deeds desks ... If you know what this is. Stealing money, dealing with dubious bankers and phoney accounts for delivering the cash at the right time are all part of his brief. So Frank can only be guilty not for stealing but for not stealing enough in good time.

Please note that the Above article was written by Joseph Tumushabe (Ugandan Origin), not me.

I would like to draw your attention to what else has been written about this culture of stealing.
http://changeofguards.blogspot.ca/2013/09/thieving-in-musevenis-nra-is-tradition.html
http://changeofguards.blogspot.ca/2013/10/musevenis-nra-steals-from-mandelas-anc.html.  

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MALICIOUS POSTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA ATTACKING PEOPLE YOU HATE MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT

For all those who block people on Face Book and then proceed to attack them behind their back when they are not present to defend themselves, take a lesson from this.  In 2013 and 2014, I was blocked from many FB pages by the Admins. I was attacked behind my back.  I had no way to defend myself since I was banned from those pages.  I wonder where the admins are now. In the end, people got curious and started to follow me on my pages and the pages which I admin.

Every time you abuse someone who is not in the room, others get curious about the person.  You end up looking like the moron that you are.  I was even abused by some journalist on one paper.  I got more followers from that thread.  When you abuse someone you perceive as an enemy, you provide free advertising for that person.  Stop posting malicious things behind people's backs as it makes them very popular.

I have friends who have been blocked and banned too who get abused.  They will also testify that their popularity and number of followers increased.  In any case, if you have had a disagreement with someone, it is okay to block the person.  Then you move on.  You do not go around talking about the person behind their back.  It makes you look petty and makes the other person look great.

Dear #Uganda, read my guidelines on how to use Social Media (Face Book especially).  Whatever you say, post or comment will be traced back to you when you least expect it.  Guess what, that person you hate is also on Social Media and has a network of friends and those friends will feed the information back to the person you are abusing.  The worst thing is your current employer, future employer, business partner or future business partner sees what you say and then you will have egg white on your face.  It also works for scholarships or admissions into institutions of higher learning.  Everything you do on the internet (yes FB is internet) and your phone will haunt you forever.  If you cannot afford for it to appear on the Wall Street Journal front page, then do not say it at all.  Some of you really need to learn how the internet works.


By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District).

South Sudan continues to suffer while the world watches and the Oil grab goes on.

Arusha Peace Deal.  What deal?  We even had China send more troops apparently to protect their Oil investments.  Uganda better beware. If you do anything where CNOOC and the other Chinese companies have invested in Uganda, you too will face Chinese military.  What is going on in South Sudan is nothing short of a tragedy.  What does the African Union do?  What about IGAD.  This many number of deaths, the misplaced, the suffering, the lack to medical treatment, the incredible suffering, kids with no school. One day, History will write a horrible chapter of what we have done and what the world did while Africans died.  This atmosphere will also lead to terrorism.  A desperate population can turn to desperate measures.  THIS ARTICLE IS LONG BUT YOU MAKE A MISTAKE NOT TO READ IT. Thanks Moses.
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In Late December 2013 Uganda’s superior firepower quickly tilted the balance of power in the ethnically charged conflict in favor of Mr. Kiir’s forces, capturing several key towns and South Sudan’s rich oil region in a quick offensive. But the rebels still control large swaths of territory, and both sides continue to engage in clashes in a conflict that has displaced 1.5 million people.
The tide has severely changed against SPLA Juba faction in the battle for control of the Oil fields ,with the recent arms race SPLA I.O destroyed this T-72 battle tank with its Latest weapon " The Saxhorn 2 this was after a futile attempt to recapture Omthelawch oil field.
According to sources close to SPLA .I.O 150 Battle tanks have been put out of service in the last 13 month of the war and the implication with the changing dynamics in the battle means,Museveni being the key player in the conflict and the talks, given the Ugandan’s army’s (UPDF) deployment to the country following the outbreak of violence to fight alongside government troops, who are battling to contain an armed rebellion led by former vice-president Riek Machar. For that basis of involvement in siding with one faction of the warring party UPDF as no escape from this carnage in loss of equipment and boots on the ground due to rules of engagment,bare in mind there is agreement that allows Uganda to purchase weapons and technological support on behalf of South Sudan referred as military and weapons cooperation.
In principle Museveni ,should be held responsible for triggering this latest round of Arms race in a country that 1.5 of its citizens are living in Internally displaced Camp and the government rellies on aid agencies to provide relief supplies to feed the population.UN FAO estimates 3.7 million people in South Sudan will face acute food security problems.
Statistics indicate:
South Sudan has one of the worlds human development indicators.
It has one of the worst maternal mortality rate,nearly 1 in 7 pregnant women die of pregnacy related disease
Worst primary school enrollement
Life expentacny is 42 years
75 % of the population are unable to access medical treatment.

Its shamful that the regional leaders can not tackle this crisis seriously ,other than shuttling around in the regions capitals in a red carpet showbiz diplomacy in pretentious rounds of peace jokes, continually Museveni still does not get the fact that engaging natural resources of a struggling economy like Uganda in his foreign wars can not bring everlasting peace in the region and neglecting domestic matters ,the continued UPDFs presence in South Sudan war is a recipe for future disaster for the ordinary Ugandan tomato and potato vender in South Sudan.
--------------- The writer Moses is of Ugandan Origin.

THE STATE OF HEALTH CARE IN #UGANDA

This is not my article.  It is from the Ugandan owned newspaper.  I am putting it here verbatim.  I am also including the link. In the past, I have seen some articles vanish but let us hang onto to this one, word by word.  So my research and previous posts on FB saying the GDP was around $600 was not off, and this is per year.  The nurses and doctors if lucky, make that per month.  The expenses in Uganda are very high.  I have no idea what is going on in that country.  We have a lot of work to do.
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Raymond Mwesiga's "darling kid sister" had much to live for, but when she needed medical help after a car crash, Uganda's overstretched health system fatally failed her.
Distracted by her toddler while driving her new car, 22-year-old Sandra Mbabazi had a "minor" accident and didn't seem to be badly hurt. A passerby took her to a private health facility in Buwama, some 65 kilometres (40 miles) from Uganda's capital Kampala.

"She had internal bleeding and needed quick attention," Mwesiga, 34, told AFP.

"But there were not enough skilled doctors to look at her. She had already lost a lot of time and they were still procrastinating about this and that, so she passed away," he said.

"She should still be alive."

In Uganda such stories of people dying because of medical neglect are all too common. But with the country plagued by a shortage of health workers, anger is mounting over government plans to "export" at least 241 medical workers to Trinidad and Tobago.

The medics, according to a 2014 advertisement by Uganda's foreign ministry, were requested by the Caribbean nation to "strengthen its health service sector"

But Ugandan activists claim the east African nation can ill afford to lose skilled staff and argue that more people will die needlessly if the plan goes ahead. They point out that Trinidad and Tobago already has a doctor to patient ratio that is 12 times better than Uganda's.

The Institute of Public Policy and Research (IPPR), a Ugandan think-tank, is suing the government in what it says is one of the first ever public interest litigation cases concerning a medical "brain drain".

In a petition filed in the High Court in December, the IPPR argues that government recruitment of public health workers for another government violates the constitutional rights of Ugandans to access basic medical services.
The group is seeking an interim injunction to halt the "imminent" export of the workers, with a hearing set for this week.

"Thousands of people will die, thousands die already," IPPR director Justinian Kateera told AFP, pointing out that already 16 women die each day through complications related to childbirth -- and that an exodus of midwives would be a disaster.

Important case for Africa' 

The IPPR says the shortlist of health workers set to leave includes scores of nurses and midwives as well as anaesthetists, psychiatrists, ophthalmologists, radiographers, gynaecologists, paediatricians, pathologists and surgeons. One of Uganda's three neurosurgeons had also been shortlisted, Kateera added.

"Our health systems are weak because of our inability to retain medics," he said, asserting that the case will "settle jurisprudence on an issue that has afflicted Africa for ages, as revealed by the recent Ebola outbreak."

Ghana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa were also "badly affected" by medical brain drains, he added.

In Uganda, 42 percent of vacancies remain unfilled, and according to a 2012 British Medical Journal study the country has fewer than 5,000 doctors for 35 million people, with 50 specialists having left in search of better pay overseas in the past decade, while the bulk of new graduates prefer to look for jobs abroad too.

Many shortlisted under the latest scheme, such as 47-year-old trauma nurse Santina Obin, say they would prefer to remain in Uganda. But Obin added that conditions were tough and that her net monthly salary of 700,000 shillings ($245 dollars) was too little and often not paid on time.

Such salaries are comparable to those of other civil servants in Uganda, which has a GDP per capita of $572. Members of parliament, on the other hand, enjoy wages of over $6,000 a month.

"We are underpaid, we have a lot of patients and few personnel," Obin told AFP.
While details of what she could earn abroad have not been given, it is expected to be several times more and to include a raft of benefits such as free housing. Hence the scheme drew at least 400 applicants, the majority from public hospitals and health centres.

Uganda's attorney general has argued that it is the constitutional right of all professionals to seek gainful employment anywhere, while the ministry of health says it had not been involved in the recruiting process.

The planned export has been criticised by the United States, which gives $400 million in aid to Uganda's health sector every year.

Mwesiga, whose wife gave birth to a stillborn baby as well as losing his sister in the road accident, is due to give evidence in the case.

"I want to be sure that I'm going to get adequate and good medical care," Mwesiga said. AFP 

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/664140-gov-t-sued-in-landmark-medical-brain-drain-case.html

DEADLINES FOR APPLYING TO CANADIAN SCHOOLS ARE APPROACHING

SO ARE THE DEADLINES FOR APPLYING TO ANY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF UGANDA.

On January 31, 2015, I will finish posting about education.  The UWC schools, the interviews will take place in Kampala #Uganda in mid to end February 2015.  I have been posting about these for 6 months.  I will also stop posting about the universities as the deadlines are in March 2015 for September 2015 entry and I have been posting about them for months too.  University applications need more work as there are no interviews in Kampala.  The world is my witness that I have done my part.  So if you do not help yourself, I cannot do all the work for you.  Next week, I will only post about immigration, jobs and news.  And again, the world will be my witness that I shared all the information I got hold of.  UWC full scholarships (all paid), you need to read and apply now. The universities, you need to also read and apply now. February 2015 will feature nothing on education as you would likely be missing the deadlines anyway.

By Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama, Na
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)
Attended 3 schools in Canada


Monday, January 26, 2015

UWC Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, Canada

I have already written about this school and you can find my article on my blog.  However, I ran into something while working on another article.  This is a wikipedia write up on the school.  If you did not believe what I told you in the past, see here for yourself.  The source is Wikipedia where we can all edit and add.  I am a Wikipedia Editor.  I do not have the time to edit everything I find but if you have something to add, please consider it.  They also need some money to keep running.  Anyhow, enjoy this write up about one of the most amazing schools I attended.
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The Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific (Pearson College UWC) is one of fourteen United World Colleges(UWC) around the world. It is named after the late Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson, winner of the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize, and early supporter of the College. The mission of the UWC movement and of the school is to "make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future". The college follows the International Baccalaureate curriculum, covering the final year of high school and a pre-university year for up to 100 students a year hailing from nearly 90 countries.[1]
Recent graduates have placed in some of the world's top universities, and some alumni are have become notable leaders in human rights, international development, business, law, science and other fields.[2] The most common university destinations for recent students after graduation were, in order, McGill University, the University of Toronto, and Harvard University.[3] Other schools that frequently matriculate graduates of the program include Oxford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Princeton.
Seventeen graduating students have been selected as Loran Scholars,[4] the highest number coming from any single secondary school. In addition, students are eligible after graduation to participate in the Shelby Davis Scholarship programme, which funds undergraduate study based on need, at select American universities.
The director of the College as of 2006 is David Hawley, a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a trustee of theCouncil of International Schools.

Academics and administration[edit]

The College's main academic curriculum is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Students are also required to participate in community-oriented services, cultural activities, and sport events. A highlight of the academic year is the professional dance, music and cultural show, "One World", led by a talented backstage crew and attracting thousands of audience members from Victoria and the surrounding communities.
Walkway leading to East House, one of Pearson College's residential buildings

Admission[edit]

Students must be selected by their respective UWC National Committees based on their merit, promise and potential. Each of the more than 140 National Committees makes recommendations for admission to the College independently, and according to their individual selection procedures. Admission is thus extremely competitive, and reaches across a broad spectrum of socioeconomic diversity. Sponsorship for these scholarships comes from a mixture of organisations, governments and private donors.

Campus[edit]

The College is located on the shores of Pedder Bay, near Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. The College provides a suitable location for the study of the environment, due to the surrounding woodlands and the nearby Race Rocks Marine Protected Area, an ecological conservation area maintained by the College.
There are 5 residential houses that house all students of the College and some faculty members . All student houses are mixed gender, with boys on one floor and girls on the other, and students live in shared rooms of 4 to 5 people; meals are served by a single cafeteria.
Floating Building – Pearson College UWC
The College's proximity to Pedder Bay allows a broad range of waterfront program offerings. A fleet of sail boats, kayaks, canoes, andScuba diving equipment are stored on the docks and in the floating marine biology building.

Notable Alumni[edit]



This is the blog for Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)
I bring you the information which matters for #Uganda

www.pearsoncollege.ca