About Semuwemba

I live in a beautiful town in the north of England.I was raised in Central Uganda ,East Africa. I’ve got a lot of passion in the history and politics of Uganda.I’m a sports enthusiast, with an uncontrollable love for football. I am a devoted follower of the premiership especially everything concerning Chelsea FC.

I’m a Human Rights Activist and blogger -the founder and chief administrator of: Ugandans at Heart (UAH) , Ekitibwa Kya Buganda(EKB) , Jjangu Onkwekule and Uganda Muslim Brothers and Sisters(UMBS) blogs. UAH can be found at  http://ugandansatheart.org/while UMBS can be found at http://um-bs.com/organisation/ and EKB can be found at http://ekitibwakyabuganda.wordpress.com/ .

Jjangu Onkwekule has got a lot of latest reports about Africa in the contest of the overall international community, and is an extension of UAH.  It can be found at: http://jjanguonkwekule.blogspot.com/

Hospitality magazine where my first article on hospitality was published

Hospitality magazine where my first article on hospitality was published

I thank all those, some I know, some I don’t know, who individually promote articles on these blogs on facebook and other social media. I also thank some people in the media in Uganda that have formed some form of partnership with us to promote articles on our several websites.

I created this particular blog to discuss anything and everything that pops in my head, and I dont give a damn if you like what I write or not. I particularly started this blog to share some of the information I contribute on the Ugandans At Heart (‘UAH’) and other forums. This was a result of people asking for the same information already discussed on various forums.I also figured a blog would be one way to go about sharing my life with people.

UAH forum

‘UAH’ forum and its sister blogs were started as links between Ugandans at home and abroad.  As of October 2015, UAH forums had got a membership of over 100,000 Ugandans spread all over the world.

There is a lot of interesting information on our websites or blogs that is useful to students of political science and theology, journalists, politicians or academic researchers.

UMBS organisation

I would also like to inform the Muslim community in Uganda and abroad that we started up a forum – to debate issues affecting Muslims in Uganda. We called it Uganda Muslim Brothers  & Sisters (UMBS). We are in the process of transforming it [UMBS] into an internationally recognised organisation after its initial registration in Uganda. I’m the first president of UMBS but obviously we shall give a chance to members to elect their own representatives as the organisation gradually grows into something more admirable. This was a decision reached after seeing  rapid growth of membership of the forum. As of September 2015, UMBS forums had a membership of over 60,000 Muslims spread all over the world.

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba

My first book: sexual harassment in restaurants

My first book: sexual harassment in restaurants

I have written a lot of stuff about different issues though I first developed an interest in writing while still undergraduate in my last year at Leeds Metropolitan University (United Kingdom) where I wrote an article about: ‘‘ how the hospitality industry in the UK should contribute to reduction of obesity in the country”. It was a well researched article that later got published by one of the top hospitality magazines in the UK. The editor sent me two copies of their magazines which I have kept up to now. I did my post-graduate studies in Public Health at the same university( Leeds Metropolitan University) in the UK.

And this is from the heart:

My dream is to be a successful farmer in my old age, and I’m sure it will make me happy as I dont need much in this life.  It’s just that the idea of growing my own food, eating organic food every day, breathing oxygen from trees and stuff, looking after some animals, and making some money out of it, is so appealing to me. I also like the peaceful community spirit in rural areas where everybody tends to know everybody,  the privileged ones are helping those indigent, no religious discrimination of any sort, saying hello to everyone you meet on the way, and community gatherings on weekends to sort out Issues, e.t.c. Unfortunately, the current Uganda government has made it difficult for someone to become rich out of farming, and villages aren’t as they used to be in the past. So, everyone is running to Kampala!

I’m pretty new to this, so leave a comment, poke around my mediocre twitter, or shoot me a message via the contact form/facebook. And please subscribe/share! :)

Either way, appreciate you coming by.

Thank you.

Abbey Semuwemba

Uganda parliament will need more young blood in the future?

80 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Uthman
    May 19, 2009 @ 12:00:04

    Thanx for the good work done so far. I just came accross this. Safe journey dear

  2. Tandi-Bukatira-Nsigo
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 23:20:15

    Visiting this webiste has enabled me to learn more about home (Uganda) and to get to know of my former namesake – Semuwemba was originally the name of one of my ancestors whose name was given to me as a cultural-traditional system known as Okubbula).

    Reading your articles has proved to be a learning process and am very grateful that you have the skill to write, inform and educate people. Thank you.

  3. masimbi
    Feb 06, 2010 @ 08:39:04


    this is the official website for nkobazambogo please vist it and advise us where necessary.

    I thank you semuwemba.

  4. David
    Feb 08, 2010 @ 15:40:39

    Good Job Abbey

  5. nkunzi
    Mar 10, 2010 @ 19:10:10

    Mr. Abbey Kibirige, am a law undergraduate here in the uk, your articles allow me to critically and mentally analyse issues about our country, Keep up the good great work!! Your an inspiration to our generation!! Thank you!!

  6. ugandanjournal
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 01:02:56

    nice if u dont mind to contribute to our site

  7. Issy K Tindimwebwa
    Apr 17, 2011 @ 05:31:30

    This has been a worthwhile page as a fountain of diverse and divergent opinions on such an eclectic collection of subjects. It is a breath of fresh air. Keep it up for everyones’s health lest we all suffocate from the stuff we get from the Uganda press.

  8. bobil
    May 17, 2011 @ 08:57:20

    i would like to congratulate abbey for this initiative, i believe this platform can provide lots of ugandans the opportunity to openly voice they views regarding the governance of the country. pliz get me hooked on the blog

  9. bobil
    May 17, 2011 @ 08:58:40

    i would like to congratulate abbey for this initiative, i believe this platform can provide lots of ugandans the opportunity to openly voice they views regarding the governance of the country. pliz get me hooked on the blog. thanks

    May 25, 2011 @ 16:46:31


    Aug 13, 2011 @ 13:48:14

    I liked Its very good not give up

  12. Paul Tentena
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 21:45:26

    Is Uganda running short of pretty girls?

    I am wondering about the deteriorating number of beautiful girls in Uganda. I was amused when I saw the pictures in The Observer last week of the girls that were auditioned and later emerged as contestants for the Miss Uganda 2011 pageant.

    My concern is that if any of these girls is the one going to represent Uganda at the Miss World pageant, then Uganda may not survive the first elimination round. To me, none of them could pass as a beauty.

    They were all wanting and I think this year’s Miss Uganda pageant, though it was billed to be ‘the fairest ever organised’, may still lack a genuinely beautiful girl. So, my question is: are the really beautiful girls shunning the contest or is Uganda running short of beautiful girls?

    Paul Tentena,

  13. Shaidu Amadu,
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 21:49:06

    Can’t find my son, his mum

    My name is Shaibu Amadu, also known as Rambo in Ghana where I am born. From 1994 to 1996, I worked in Rwanda for Brown and Root Services under the UN mission UNAMIR.

    I am looking for my son and his mother; they lived in Kampala. Her name is Faith Tushabe, she was born at Mulago. Her mother’s name is Mary Zaribugire and her father is Festo Zaribugire, both from Kabale. I had names of some friends and relatives

    that might help; Mary Tumusiime, Peter Baruku and Godwin Rwankwenge

  14. Kapoor Abdulnoor
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 19:25:17

    Please keep up the spirit.

  15. Paget Kintu,
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 12:53:01

    Take contentious issues to the people

    The opposition, government and independents should be mobilising resources to take campaigns such as the merits and demerits of giving away Mabira forest for sugarcane growing, rioters’ bail and the state of the economy, directly to the people instead of waiting for a few MPs to either receive Shs 5 million or be intimidated into selling their birthrights.

    While we are at it, we should address issues like legal representation for all in the courts of law, affordable water and electricity, and two term limits for all elected offices.

    Sep 18, 2011 @ 17:40:48

    The full magazine is available at universities and in supermarkets in Uganda.


    Executive Editor
    The Campus Journal
    Kampala, Uganda
    +256 704216866

  17. Timothy Eyatu
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 13:41:20

    Good Work Mr. just keep up the spirit

  18. Amina
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 04:45:14

    What young bloods are you talking about when the leaders have corrupted all the youth. All they (youth) think of is to go in the parliament and earn those millions instead of discussing real issues.

  19. abdul Semakula
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 13:06:06

    Ssemuwemba wanzija ku kakutu ko.
    Lwaki kati wefula nti munyumya ne Rahimu Jabendo when you know I am unsubscribed and I cant respond to you cowards.

    Olowoza ba members basiru obutamanya nti Rahimu Jabendo alias yo.

    Kasaja gwe omanyira naye you are just about to find your level.

    Mbu okolela Mmengo PR!

    Gwe ani akolela Mmengo PR era ani yakusabye?

    Kolela bakamabo aba Media Centre ne ISO ebye Mmengo byesonyiwe .

  20. nuwwahereza fardson kairanga
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 13:07:09

    guyz give some deep respect to Abbey, he has done alot for this forum.
    Disagree with him on principles bt do not insult him.
    He is one guy on this forum whose opinions are always measured.
    Keep up bro, those negative elements should not dumpen your spirits of objectivity.

    Fardson Kairanga

  21. Ahmed Kateregga Musaazi
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 13:08:33

    Fardson, if Abbey is to get favours from the Movement sysrem,
    organisation, government or party, he should not seem supporting it.
    They will never appreciate it as they don’t appreciate the role of
    supporters and sympathisers.
    He should firmly remain opposed to it and then they will have to buy
    him off. Those that have reaped from the system have blackmasliled it
    thast way.

  22. Beti kamya
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 13:12:02

    Thank you Guys for appreciating the time I put in UAH and other public discussion groups. I think they are very important avenues of meeting different people and their views. Not everybody will read / write through the dailies, but they will say their bit on UAH and if I can reach them there, then am happy. I have learnt that the best way to be misunderstood is to keep quiet. Of course some people will be driven by prejudiced views and refuse to understand one, but on the average, people genuinely seek to know and understand. My only prayer is that we keep the discussions civil, then issues will overshadow personalities.

    Abbey, am quite keen to discuss the areas where we do not agree, perhaps we might find some common ground somewhere, from where we can begin to close the gap, if we have the will, or even cordially agree to disagree, but continue to talk.

    Take care – Beti

  23. Dr.Edward Kayondo
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 14:53:48

    We love you Uncle Semuwemba, I nominate your name for the ” Bridge makers award in the Diaspora”, an award that should be given to those in the Diaspora that have worked so hard at connecting the rest of us with our home or helping those at home.
    By the way who won this last year at the convention? , or now I remember the award ceremonies were bumped by the Chameleon show!

    Eddie, M.D

  24. Margaret Mbaziira
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 14:54:51

    Dr. Kayondo I agree with you he deserves more than an award since awards in Uganda are growing like mushrooms, I think what Uncle Abbey needs is for all of us to contribute to a big project and YES WE CAN and name it UAH so that he leaves a legacy behind. Awards usually rots in peoples houses and once you get it period. We need to be more objective!!!

    Margaret Mbaziira

  25. Gh Kkolokolo
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 14:55:36

    To sustain, to enrich and to help UAH in all matters including
    passing a helping financial hand to enable the already very much
    popularly inspiring UAH aggrandize its web activity, is the best way
    to award Abby in the very first instance hoping, of course, for other
    rewards that will come from other public and private instances.
    UAH has turned to be a respected international forum renowned for its
    first class intellectual activity and every member should try to ensure its
    dynamic and pragmatic continuity for the good of our country where UAH is
    a real commanding authority and this will be the only original true award for
    Abby before anything else!


  26. Shaibu Amadu
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 23:43:49

    It is very interesting reading these comments. I am very proud and amazed that we have such a very intelligent young fellows in Africa. I have hopes that one day the futere will be bright for our motherland AFRICA.

    I’m still searching for my Ugandan family

    Shaidu Amadu,
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 21:49:06

    Can’t find my son, his mum

    My name is Shaibu Amadu, also known as Rambo in Ghana where I am born. From 1994 to 1996, I worked in Rwanda for Brown and Root Services under the UN mission UNAMIR.

    I am looking for my son and his mother; they lived in Kampala. Her name is Faith Tushabe, she was born at Mulago. Her mother’s name is Mary Zaribugire and her father is Festo Zaribugire, both from Kabale. I had names of some friends and relatives

    that might help; Mary Tumusiime, Peter Baruku and Godwin Rwankwenge

  27. Ali A. Baguwemu
    May 20, 2012 @ 03:18:16

    Abbey, Salaam! You have won my admiration. Intelligent, objective, moderate and modest. You deserve the best accolades.

    May 31, 2012 @ 14:50:36

    Assalam alaikum, brother Abbey. My name is Rajab Ali. I am a Ugandan living in London. I thank you very much for your foresight in starting up the above Forums. May the Almighty Allah reward you for your dedication, and may He bless these Forums.
    I would very much like to become a member of both Forums. This would enable me to not miss out on the rather interesting articles which I only occasionally read, courtesy of a friend’s charity.
    Kindly register me, please.

    Your brother,

  29. jannat Namale
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 13:01:35

    thanks for coming up with such a wonderfull thing(UMBS) for the development of our UMMA may Allah reward you.

  30. moses sebunya
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 17:50:31

    If you are a leader of an institution and want to see how you are doing visit the rest rooms for the general population, those who are cowards will always put their opinons on the walls! Now this UAH is a sperior platform of people speaking freely and if Ugandan leaddership want to hear where the country is at, stay tuned to UAH. Once in a while people get a little crunked up but in all, it is worthy it. NRM this forum is a good government inspector.

    Haji Musa Sebunya

  31. Biira Christine
    Jul 04, 2012 @ 18:12:49

    Looks like a page for bitter moslems and other Ugandans!!!! You are not Ugandans at heart. Maybe disgruntled Ugandans would be a better name!!!!

  32. wamala david
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 18:30:36

    thanx brothers for that good work

  33. Khalid bin Saad
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 18:32:49

    Thx 4 d updates.

    Jul 05, 2012 @ 19:19:54

    Abbey should not even worry about anything at all for UAH is there to stay how ever much these goons think they will make its downfall. Many have tried to but it just keeps growing every day. Accually it will help to throw out many hypocrites and lairs that work for the thieves that have infiltrated UAH to spy for the thieves and continue propelling lies.

    Long live UAH.

  35. Ssalongo Ssennoga
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 19:21:03

    John! Abbey gave us UAH and gave up! He doesn’t care whether there is
    competition or not.. UAH now has a life of its own.


  36. Itaaga Isabirye Yasin
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 15:57:28

    Thanks for the efforts especially with your dedication to Islam, May Allah reward u with the best. I am however concerned with your sign off quote at the end of the emails messages (Umbs) . Was it really necessary to quote a christian priest. Arent there some verses of THE QURAN, from hadith or from famous islamic scholars?

  37. Labani Gali
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 00:05:25

    Dear Abbey, thank you so much for the good work you do at UAH. You are managing and moderating this forum very well,often displaying respect for all and NOT losing it. I’m saying this because (Ugandans) we’ve so many differences and the country is presently led by guys who don’t care very much for Wanaenchi.

  38. Mc.Geoffrey
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 15:17:43

    Hi Abbey,
    thanks for coordinating the UAH.
    We are thankful seeing the good works that you guy are having even while away from Home.
    I am an Electrical Engineer working from Home with a keen eye for the country development, i thing i find in UAH group.

    Thank you.


    Aug 17, 2012 @ 19:10:24

    We all have different opinions over issues but UAH is still the best web forum we have. Abbey has succeeded where all our politicians failed..bringing all our squabbling political parties together!

  40. Kyeyune Hamza
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 23:16:39

    Br. Abbey, hoping this mail finds you well, you have to thank Allah for he has bestowed His rahma upon you. I say this because when i was talking with the UAMA chairman about you, he demonstrated alot of respect and and faith he has in you. He knew on UAH not UM-BS, may be we need to add him on UM-BS forum as well.

  41. Hussein Charfi
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 23:47:50

    May Allah reward u for ur good work

  42. docaporg org
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 09:23:52

    Dear Semuwmeba, i salute you and congratulate you on your day to day activities particularly related to this blog of yours that has given us an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas on how best to resolve and solve our issues particularly in Uganda. Needless to say, it would be a misplacement and duplication of some sort if we all opened such blogs for people to air their views freely,openly and without fear or favour. This blog will go down in history i reckon as one of the tools that were used to shoot down the dictator Museveni when he is long gone and his crooks. However, one piece of advise is that don’t be intimidated or misinformed by certain opportunistic elements that may wish to ruin this good job of yours. Just keep on and lets all share equally because nobody holds monopoly to knowledge!! Through this sharing we shall solve very gigantic problems and over come insurmountable barriers.
    Continue with this effort and let the debate go to all who can receive this and discuss. Thank you very much all of you. For God and My country

  43. nsereko sulaiman
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 09:27:27

    nsereko sulaiman ,aged 32yrs old , ugandan currently doing kyeyo here in Dubai with other ugandans as security guards.mr Abbey may Allah reward u abundantly 4 all yr effort ure doing esp on othe side of our deen.i got 2 know u through bro and sis website and i was pleased with yr contribution, there re very few muslims of yr type ., keep it up bro . i have started freely searhing and helping our skilled bros and sis back in uganda interested 2 work here in Dubai by applying 4 them jobs online soon i will contact yr dlm hajjat Rehmah in kampala to forward cvs of serious applicants 2 my email nserekosulaiman176@yahoo.com. Wel,l u can also help since u have abig contact/following in uganda, let our bros and sis educated and skilled get jobs like us .Allah blessed us.thanx alot let us keep intouch as we help ummah 2 grow and swahabas at large

  44. David Oduki II
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 09:38:35

    Dear Sir
    I stumbled on your resourceful page today and I was very impressed.
    I live in The Netherlands and I run the charity Royalafrican.org
    I am currently writing an article on African related fashion for a non profit in Uganda callled startjournal.org
    I would like to request if you could lend me a photograph and rights to use it of Sir Mutesa II appearing with Milton Obote on Independence day.
    I would like to draw attention to the high dress style seen in Mutesa at this time.
    It would be a plus if he is wearing the white military jacket with black pants
    And would also be a plus if the departing Uganda governor is in the same shot (they wore the same uniforms, the Kabaka being an officer of the Grenadier guards)
    Kind regards

  45. Robert Atuhairwe
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 13:25:53

    ”This is to high-five Mr. Abbey Ssemuwemba and Co.-by the way, who else is in the background aside from the sneaky allegations? Congs upon getting your thing up again and chunning out the usual stuff. In times like these, we remember that free things come with a cost to others. I envisage running UAH is akin to managing Government systems. Sometimes they grind smooth, others times overheat, other times they crash and yet again………………Now we know.

    Thanks Abbey.

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  47. Robert Atuhairwe
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 18:30:25

    ”ABBEY SSEMUWEMBA MAY BE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL UGANDAN SINCE THE BIRTH OF ONLINES.Hate him (like me) or bless him (like Obargot and Patrick Otto), Abbey Ssemuwemba is favorably placed among the breed of most influential figures since the advent of online forums. He is Uganda’s Mark Zuckerberg. Minus one or two aspects and they are equals.”
    Robert Atuhairwe

  48. Mugwanya Julius
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 16:38:00

    i hate people who pretend to fight for this and that in Uganda while they stay far away in Europe and the west. if you want change or feel things aren’t right, come home and ask or lobby for those changes while here. Many pretenders even have EU citizenship as though anyone asked then to drop their Ugandan citizenship. Its sad that U stroke the fire while U carefully keep distance…..we usually call such people (ba kalya sausage>

  49. Mohammed Meethal
    Sep 28, 2013 @ 13:49:19

    My name is Mohammed Meethal, an Indian national living in Doha Qatar for the last 30 years.

    I am a freelance journalist and post graduate in Arabic language.

    your organization is

    known to me from the mail.

    May Almighty Allah bless you in the service of Islam and Muslims also the humanity.

    I am at present working as the International business development manager, for a reputed trading co based in Qatar.

    Behzad Trading Group is based in Qatar and have activities in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE Sudan U.K, U.S.A and India.

    We have the capacity to supply food items such as rice,sugar,vegetable oil, milk powder.

    Also we have good source for electrical items and automotive batteries.

    For this purpose we are planning a visit to your country.

    Please do some help in this regard and find some time to spend with me.

    The proposed visit will be probably the first week of October.


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    Oct 02, 2013 @ 16:21:54

    Our Bwana Abbey Semuwemba has done a superb job of bringing/holding together close to 60,000 people on two sites [UAH and UMBS] that shares the nostalgia from times past. Once in a while there are mails that are jarring, of course. But in the final analysis, these sites are far better than other rabid ones, where the only new thing you get to learn are the new cuss words. Yes, I support the suggestion that we give him an award or two at some point (as long as it doesn’t involve the usage of expensive CASH!!!! What do you,guys, say?

  51. Karim Kalisa
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 16:22:44


    Br Semuwemba must be saluted. We are in the era of information. Islam and Muslims need such kind of people. Thank you ya Abdul Rahim

  52. Muwakanya Twaha
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 16:23:32

    we don’t need to salute or award him because I am very sure that his intention was to please Allah and not to get salutation. We should only pray that Allah gives him energy and to us all, to do so many thing that benefit Islam and Muslims as well as the entire man-kind.

    When we salute him, others may be inspired to do things simply to get salutations and our absolute enemy, Iblis will have played a role of reducing our rewards.

    But this does not mean that he does not deserve the award.

  53. Issa Kirarira
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 16:24:50

    Appreciation is a virtue. True, UMBS should consider that

    Issa Kirarira

  54. Haji Nsereko Mutumba.
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 16:55:51

    Hajji Nsereko Mutumba on Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba:’Thank you for supporting this cause and many other Islamic causes here in Uganda. You truly deserve an award. May Allah bless you always. I am happy to inform you that Sheikh Lutaya(Buziga) is already on the list and I am glad that you recognize his contribution. Let me do my best to ensure that Sheikh Lutaya is profiled sooner than later.’-

    Haji Nsereko Mutumba.
    Public Relations Officer
    Uganda Muslim Supreme Council
    Tel: 0701409504 or 0772409504

  55. IGA .J.
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 08:09:29

    Shaidu Amadu sorry for the loss of your son and his mother.
    there are procedures that can be used to get your people.
    it needs some commitment and time.
    email me on
    iga .j. Kampala Uganda.

    Oct 31, 2013 @ 08:12:16

    Together we shall find them.
    email me on
    iga j . Kampala Uganda

  57. edward pojim
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 19:28:15


    First of all, congratulations for Seven Wonder Years.

    Your foresight and patience have given us a forum that has allowed us to vent, rant, educate, amuse and basically play silly, day in and day out.

    You have spared a few moments to make honorary mention of some luminaries of UAH; I’m humbled that you considered me in this list.

    Considering the craziness that goes on here every day, I wonder what kind of person you are, to still have the presence of mind to say nice things about any of us!

    Well done, Abbey, the head prefect of all crazies in this Forum, and many more years.


  58. Moses Kasulex Mbwateruma (Rtd) Lt.
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 19:29:44

    Indeed Happy birthday to UAH’s 7th birthday.

    It’s true that many of us have learnt, gained knowledge and shared our positive and traumatic experiences especially about our mother land- Uganda. It is true, that since I joined UAH Mulindwa has indirectly taught me how to critique individuals but also to be through in writing as he does. Initially I used to agree with Edward Mulindwa but just a couple of years ago I find him too critical of everything I fail to understand him, may be because he has been on the forum for too long…?

    I actually thought that I was among the first 20 members on the forum and having gone back to retrieve my emails, it seems I joined UAH on the 2nd of February 2008 nearly two months after my brother-Abbey Kibirige had made his idea a reality which is now benefiting almost over 60000 (60000, b’se we also forward issues of importance/interest to friends and family who are not subscribed).

    Abbey, my suggestion is that we need to elect UAH chairperson , vice chairperson will represent each respective country of residence. To me I have to credit the brain behind this idea/invention for a need to have such an important forum and this is no body else, it is my brother Abby Kibirige.

    Abbey, thanks a million for enabling us to air our views on this forum.

    Moses Kasulex Mbwateruma (Rtd) Lt.

  59. John Lema
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 19:32:19

    What a coincidence the day falls right on my Birthday wow and to Abbey I can’t forget the first time you sent me an invitation to join in 2007 and I ended up sending missiles towards you with the bombardment of mails at a rapid speed. But this turned to be the best thing that could ever happen and Happy 7th Birthday to all members now lets go go Uganda a new rebirth.

  60. ssalongo Senoga
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 19:33:23

    I have a few things to thank for UAH

    1. Jica Jjumba – For the Noises, the Silence and the life in between
    2. Pamella Ankunda – For the hug of a century
    3. Rose Birungi – For a warmth and intense friendship
    4. Kabanda Aisha – For showing me the way its done

    Bravo Abbey

  61. moses Nekyon Ocen
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 19:35:22

    Ndugu Abbey;

    Congratulations for this esteemed forum’s 7th birthday. All I will say is that any person who is able to assemble this group of intellectual “misfits” ‎is a very powerful man!

    I will always remember when I first joined this forum and the abuse I got from the likes of Frank Mujabi, Ki Luts(where the hell is he?) and Bobby Musoke.

    I remember telling myself; “finally this is the forum I have been looking for!” :-))

    I wish you 7 great more years!


  62. John Lema
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 19:36:00

    Ndugu Nekyon,

    My memories is when EM sent me a threatening private message after counteracting one of his posts and from that day it made me even to love this forum more and its the only web I surf even while at work however busy Iam I will get into UAH and see whats going on. Happy 7th Anniversary.

  63. Rev. Jessica Nakawombe
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 19:40:05

    It is indeed a great achievement to all Ugandans more than to the Founder, Mr. Abbey Kibirige Ssemuwemba. Who would have thought! UAH has been the Mukokowe tree in the Village Centre, the Market Place for meeting, getting to meet old friends, make new friends, the Court to prosecute or defend, to pass judgement, the School to learn or not to learn, to pass or fail, to get to know much more about Uganda’s history, the pulpit to preach and the Fulcrum that has been key in the changing face of Uganda’s politics and Economy for people to put a collective voice to what would have been silent, swept under the rug or even quashed issues that have been affecting every Ugandan wherever we are – home or abroad in the Diaspora. The many different voices, digital or audio found a common platform.

    We have almost split our sides with laughter at times.

    Many of us have come to learn that there is more than one bull but many bulls in the kraal.

    This is a digital record that should be printed and found in the Libraries of Uganda post Museveni for reference in Academia and history. Every Embassy should have one for reference as well.

    Uganda and Ugandans will never be the same again. UAH could no longer be ignored or simply dismissed.

    Aluta Continua!
    La Lutte as la Lucha!

    Rev. Jessica

  64. katerega
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 19:41:29

    Ssaalongo, Ssennoga, which way Aisha Kabanda showed you. l was watching “Agataliiko Nfuufu” on Bukedde TV last nmight and there was Muslim apostate who had declared him self a pastor who claimed to be virgin, and seduced over 10 women to teach him how to make love, and has been chased from the church which has vowed never to accept any Muslim apostate. That was in mpigi.
    UAH should just expand more, and l don’t know, you know, l come from Nnambiriizi village, five miles from Ssembabule, which is 30 miles from Masaka, which is 80 miles from Kampala. We get face book messages and information on our simple mobile telephone sets, can’t we get those of UAH?
    I also think that we should have a similar forum in Luganda and or any other indigenous language. l am not well conversant with Kiswahili, Arabic and French, l would have asked for the same.
    The sky is the limit.

  65. BJ. Rubin.
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 19:43:48

    Dear Abbey,

    Simply to convey my appreciation for the Wonderful Services the UAH has tirelessly provided for all these passed 7 years. May I therefore use this opportunity to wish the UAH forum a very Happy New Year, 2014.

    Abbey, you have moderated the forum with such wisdom so that most of the forumists today are less antagonistic and understanding. You seemed to not only understand the antagonists, but also how to mediate so that the conclusion was mostly amicable. It is sad that some of the forumists opted to quit for being moderated, but I hope that they will consider and return to the UAH.

    Abbey, for the Job Well Done, I wish you Joy during these Holidays and Certainly a Very Happy New Year, 2014. May Allah Bless you and your family. May Allah Bless all the Ugandans At Heart and may the UAH forum celebrate Many Happier Years yet to come.

    Yours brotherly,
    BJ. Rubin.

  66. katerega
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 19:44:25

    Brother Abbey Semuwemba, congratulations. I was recruited to the forum by Ekisodde, but the first piece of the forum had been forwarded to me by John Eryem, New Vision Features Editor, by then , Education Editor, and it was talking about journalists that were labelled NRM spies, my self inclusive, from the other forum, l have forgotten that was moderated by the FDC man Akaki in london. Ever since l joined, l have never regretted, and the most significant story l got from the forum, was the picture of Prince Ssemakookiro, that was posted here in January 2012. Aluta continua.

  67. Osvaldo
    Apr 03, 2014 @ 21:42:33

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    Oct 12, 2014 @ 05:21:42

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  69. Dr shadat Ssemakula Mohmeded Iqbal Shadat
    Dec 15, 2014 @ 12:34:39

    With much gratitude, u have done alot of sadaq to the muslim communitry we are indbeted for the role and zeal you have done to see that there is propagation of Islamic informantion. The Unification of the Muslims globaly would not be easy without the efforts of Hon Ssemuwemba, who has endavoured to see that the muslims voices are heard internationally. We play that you live longer brother, and we play that Allah gives Jana to bothe the parents that did much effort to educate u to be a blessing to the Muslim community and in Uganda and Diaspora. I do salute with best greetings of peace and mercy. Dr shadat Ssemakula Mohmeded Iqbal Shadat

  70. cmkmediasolutions
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 17:11:15

    Hello Abbey,
    I hope you are okay. We have never met but i saw your article in the New
    Visionr 5th Dec 2014 and got interested in inviting you to consider writing
    analytical articles of 1000- 2000 words for Uganda today. These should be
    accompanied by high resolution relevant pictures.

    Uganda today is a quarterly news paper published by CMK Media Solutions in
    partnership with Uganda Media Centre. The advertising niche of the paper
    are government ministries, parastals and the private sector, the editorial
    is largely centred around government achievements. Our offices are located
    at Serena Hotel suite 348 in case you happen to pass by town, you can pick
    a free copy of our maiden issue that came out last Month.

    Please feel free to contact me in case of any further information. Thank you

    *Chris M. Kato* (CMK)
    *CMK Media Solutions Incorporated as:CMK Rentals and General Enterprise Ltd*
    *International Conference Centre Serena Hotel Kampala*
    *Phone: +256 414 341 725*
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  71. Roland Holou
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 17:14:16

    I am contacting you today to introduce you to the global diaspora engagement platform, http://www.DiasporaEngager.com, a U.S. based organization, which assists immigrants and the global diasporas in easily finding diaspora associations and organizations that can help them succeed in their new country and in their home country. This international platform connects the world’s diasporas to each other and to opportunities with governments, governmental agencies, nonprofits organizations, professional networks/associations, businesses, recruiting agencies, philanthropy organizations, laboratories, international institutions, schools, and research institutions in the home country and in the country of residence of the diaspora. The registration and the use of this platform is free.

    Here are some benefits this platform allows its Users:

    Find and engage with the diaspora members of your country.
    Find more people that can join your diaspora association so that you can grow your diaspora association and address problems concerning immigration and development.
    Network with professionals and recruiters that can help immigrants to find a great job and/or learn about mentoring or tutoring in a foreign country or to gain survival skills and adjust to a new environment.
    Learn how you can represent and advocate for your home country in your current country of residence.
    Discover strategies to find and positively interact with people, organizations, and opportunities from other cultures.
    Discover secrets that nations and organizations are using to transform brain drain into brain gain.
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    I believe that this platform will also help achieve some of your goals or those of Ugandans-At-Heart (UAH). Therefore, I would like to encourage you to check out the site and create a free account for yourself and for Ugandans-At-Heart (UAH) in order to network with the other diasporas on this global platform. To register an account today, please go to http://DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister.

    We are also eager to explore partnership/collaboration opportunities with you. Could you please help us to talk to the right person at your organization if you are not the one?

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  72. Matthew James
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 17:16:31

    Hi Abbey,

    I’d like to see if you would be interested in sharing an uplifting story about children in Uganda with your readers on Ugandans At Heart. Recently, artist Kyle Holbrook and the MLK Mural team took a trip to Uganda on a mission to uplift and inspire kids there with art and education. This mural was painted with the help of youths from the Bright Kids Academy; it represents inclusion and the power of art to beautify an otherwise bleak situation. I’ve included some photos of the mural as well as some additional info about the project. Let me know if you have an additional questions.

    Matthew James
    Harris Public Relations
    Cultivating and Maintaining Relationships

  73. Ali Kibirige Muwanga
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 17:19:56

    Alhamdulilah another thing muganda wange thanx for the good work on the forum tusiima nyo and you also make us proud thou we may not contribute but we get each and everything, we pray Allah rewards you abundantly inn shaa Allah what no. are using on whatsup

    Ali Muwanga Kibirige
    BMK Zambia LTD

  74. Baluye waiswa
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 17:28:01

    Horizon Youth Empowerment Community Transformation is a community
    based organisation registered in Uganda as a CBO). HYECT caters to
    empower the youth in education especially orphans/needy. We are
    located in Buyende District.

    It has come to my knowledge that your organisation provides
    scholarship to orphans and needy students attending formal education.

    We are writing to inquire to whether your organisation can give a
    scholarship to one of our needy/orphans students BESI NAMULI who in
    primary seven and now admitted at Frobel Primary school this year
    2014 and will be in secondary one next year 2014. She is likely to
    drop out of school due to school fees payment. Our resources are dried
    to supplement her fees obligations at Frobel. This is also due to the
    increasing number of needy students yet we have limited funds to
    assist her.

    Baluye Waiswa
    Program Director

  75. Resilient Michea
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 17:29:36

    Dear Abbey, hope this finds you well.
    My name is Kiyega Micheal and I work with Karnataka State Open University that has opened up a study centre in Uganda. It came to my attention that you Head an Organisation awarding scholarship to Muslim students. The main point of this mail is to propose whether we can get in a partnership with your organisation and we offer courses to your students at an affordable tuition with alot of benefits from our university and above all internationally recognised certifications. We offer courses in Business and Information Technology.

  76. tracy kirabo
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 17:31:10

    Dear Mr. Abbey Semuwemba,

    I would first of all like to take this opportunity to appreciate the services you and your Organisation do. You are all very strong and powerful people. Who have indeed made an impact in so many people’s lives. I know you are also capable of the good job you are all doing. By helping Ugandans and Africans at whole in the Diaspora. Your work has not gone unnoticed and it has not been in vain. We are very proud of the hard work you are all doing. Also we do encourage that you all keep up the passionate and patriotic spirit that you all have within you. Literally we do appreciate you all and are very thankful. You do help us feel we are proud not only to call ourselves Ugandans but Africans as a whole. You help to show that they are positive things about Africa. Even though the media does sometimes show and tell of the negative things that happen in Africa. You help us to be engaged and you encourage us not to lose hope. As well as unite together because we are Brothers and Sisters. This can only happen through your good leadership and excellent colleagues. That is one of the many reasons why I find it an honour to write to your Organisation. I continue to wish you all the best in the future.

    First of all, the reason why I sent you this message is because I am currently helping an Organisation called “Safe Anaesthetic Worldwide.” It was formed in 2011 by individuals concerned about the glaring inequalities in healthcare and lack of anaesthetic provision around the globe. The Organisation currently works in over 51 countries. What their aim and mission is to save lives by providing vital anaesthetic equipment, training and support to people in need around the globe. Either by using an anaesthetic machine in an operating room or as a ventilator in a recovery or intensive care. They operate closely with local hospitals and staff to ensure that we supply precisely what they need. Most of us take the availability of anaesthesia for granted. But millions of people in the developing world are not so fortunate. In poor countries, many hospitals lack suitable anaesthetic equipment, pain relieving medicines and trained medical staff. Sometimes the hospitals are overcrowded and poorly equipped. Without anaesthesia emergency operations cannot be performed and many patients do not survive. Anaesthesia is essential for surgery to treat many life-threatening conditions. Many people die or are left disabled by serious injuries from road accidents, burns from open cooking fires, tumours and painful hernias, all needing surgical treatments.

    I am so glad that I am able to be part of an organisation that is making a difference to so many people’s lives around the world. Recently they have picked a huge interest in Uganda. They are doing all they can to help local Hospitals and Clinics. Not only in Kampala but around the whole of Uganda in different places including parts of Northern Uganda. They have implemented their machines in these different hospitals and clinics. It is saving a lot of people’s lives in Uganda. Even though this organisation has done a good work in Uganda, there are still a lot of things that still have to be done in Uganda. The reason why I wrote this email is because recently in Uganda I was very unwell. I got a chance first hand to be exposed to the healthcare in Uganda when I was very unwell. Since I was transported from different clinics, since some Clinics could not come up with a proper diagnosis. As you know some of the Clinics and Hospitals in Uganda do not have the same health care facilities as in the United Kingdom. So you can see how this Organisation is doing all its best to help improve the health care in Uganda. They don’t have any tied links to Uganda like for instance if they are born in Uganda. These are Doctors and Professors in the United Kingdom who have decided they want to make a difference in Uganda.

    However as a nation we still have a long way to go. Can you imagine in Uganda alone there are just 13 physicians anaesthetists that serve 27 million people in Uganda? You can see yourself that something needs to be done. As an organisation we have been actively delivering hands on training to anaesthetists. Although the problem is some anaesthetists often work alone in remote hospitals. Without any professional support and have few opportunities for ongoing training. Not only that sometimes the electricity comes off and some places are poorly equipped. That is why we are asking you to join in the struggle to make sure that not only people are trained in the profession but more machines are bought that could be used not only in major Hospitals and Clinics in town. But in also remote places as well and that is why we were kindly asking for your help. Any donation whether big or small can really push for this to happen. Or if you want you can also consider sponsoring us that will be great. Is it possible if you can send this message to your Members to help us out. In any t.v. newspaper articles or conferences we have worldwide. We will for sure mention you as an Organisation who have a lovely giving heart. As well as you will also be seen as compassionate people who are helping the less needy people of our society. What you might think is so small and won’t do much. Can actually change a society as well as save someone’s life.

    The reason why I am so passionate about this is because I suffered. I don’t want somebody else to suffer the same fate I did. This usually happens to rich and poor people alike in these developing countries like Uganda. Sadly poor people do not have a voice to cry out for help! Since their voices are never heard but please if you are interested then please let me know. As individuals we can make a huge difference. Please partner with us to help improve health care in Uganda.

    I hope you have a nice day and I hope to hear from you soon.

    Kind Regards,


  77. Alenda
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 17:46:54

    Dear Moderator:

    We are an independent African news organization, and focus on democracy-in-Africa, African sports, and Entertainment in Africa.

    Email groups have certainly because a direct source of background news about every society, and Uganda is not different. Your group, of course, is so focus, and we have imagined it to be a source of leads.

    Please, we will be interested reading articles that run through group.
    Our email:

    Our warm regards.
    Alenda (director of Projects)

  78. Nazziwa Fiona
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 17:50:22

    Hello. i am a Ugandan aged 23, female. i would like to express my
    opinions and views regarding the political, economic and social
    strategy through joining your blog.i wish to send many articles
    Thank you

  79. vjiconic@gmail.com
    Feb 04, 2015 @ 18:46:52

    Baraka Allahu Fikum,

    May Allah give you more knowledge with is beneficial and protect and your family.Ali Sengoba

  80. Cheryle
    Jun 06, 2015 @ 00:20:36

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