At the time African dictatorships are faced with popular outrage about 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.