Tuesday, 27 August 2013



Museveni is ever firm on his beliefs; unfortunately, this is the main unmaking of the man who has miraculously ruled the country with an iron hand for 27 years.  When Museveni tells off lecturers that there is no money, that what is there is for roads, you may think that his Government meets the 100% wage bill for the staff at Makerere University, unfortunately, it only meets 59%!

The problem with people who shoot their way to leadership like the Museveni type is not only that they think they are alpha and omega, but many times they distort a lot simply to get their dreams realized!  Uganda has paid a big price during Museveni’s administration which has compromised any worthy development that the country would get to.  It is not clear how the man feel in love with being party to internal politics of other countries as he impoverishes Uganda.  It is no surprise that everything is in a mess, and he is yet to freely give up power.  Man power outside the country can make miracles, but many are simply not ready to serve under a regime which is yet to get to the civilized political order, with primitive accumulation and outright theft of public funds one among the norms.

Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu, the Vice Chancellor Makerere University is quoted to have said that currently, 59% of the staff salaries come from Government, and the remaining 41% from Internally Generated Revenue.  His prayer at the time of the quote is that Government takes over the entire wage bill so that Internally Generated Revenue can be directed to other Core Activities like equipping laboratories.  This statement became public information on 3rd August 2013 when Makerere winded up its celebrations for 90 years since inception.  The unfortunate development is that even the little that would help on Core Activities is to eaten up by increases in staff salaries, as Government keeps spending on what they imagine is necessary to keep the patronage.

Prof. Apolo Robin Nsibambi in the Magazine: Makerere University Celebrating 90 years of Building for the Future says, “A major issue which has afflicted Makerere University and other public universities is that the salaries of the academic and administrative staff are inadequate.  Consequently, the staff members have to teach in other institutions in order to supplement their meager salaries.  They are frustrated when other institutions such as Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Bank of Uganda and Uganda Revenue Authority top executives get more than 10 times what a Professor earns at Makerere.  A Professor earns shs 3.2m per month.  The salaries at Makerere are lower than what is paid in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

Nsibambi said that he has proposed that one Independent Salaries Body be instituted to determine the salaries of the Executive, judiciary and Parliament and other institutions in the country.  This requires amending Article 85 of the Constitution, which empowers the Parliament to determine its emoluments.

As a Chancellor of Victoria University, I have noted the positive consequences of paying academic staff well.  They are highly motivated and they concentrate their effort on teaching and research said Nsibambi.


Uganda: Lillian Nsubuga of Uganda Wildlife Authority Is Dead


25 August 2013
The public relations manager of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), Ms Lillian Nakato Nsubuga, is dead. According to a statement from UWA, Ms Nsubuga died on Sunday morning at Mulago hospital in Kampala.
She died five days after her 44th birthday. Nsubuga died after a short illness, said the statement, signed by UWA Executive Director Andrew Seguya.
"Three days ago, she received the most prestigious Women in Conservation Award from UWA's Board of Trustees for her outstanding role in biodiversity conservation," Dr Seguya said in the statement.
Ms Nsubuga was one of the most prominent members of Uganda's growing public relations community. Her death has shocked many in the media, who always found her an accessible and helpful source of information.
Social media has been jammed with messages mourning Nsubuga's death. "As UWA Public Relations Manager Lillian was always available to give journalists any information they wanted on wildlife and the tourism industry in general," said senior journalist Stephen Ouma Bwire on his Facebook page.
On her own wall, friends posted messages speaking directly to her.
"Lillian you have gone too soon. I am not even at home to see you off on your last journey on earth," wrote Joan Mugenzi.
But disbelief was the commonest feeling. "I just cannot believe that you have left. I am lost for words except to say that I will find you there. I am going to miss you so much," said D Daisy Marione. According to Dr Seguya's statement, there will be a funeral service on Monday the 26th of August 2013 at 10am at Watoto Church - North in Kisaasi.
Thereafter a vigil at her parents' home in Kanyanya along Bahai Road. On Tuesday the 27th of August 2013, there will be a funeral service at Saint Paul's Church, Kanyanya, on Bahai Road at 10am
Burial will take place in Kiwumu - Kyaggwe off Nakasajja Road on Gayaza road at 4pm. Lillian Nakato Nsubuga was born August 20, 1969 and joined UWA on 16th February 2004.
After getting a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Makerere University, she pursued a Master of Science in International Development from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.
"During her nine-year career at UWA, she nurtured a strategic and mutually beneficial relationship between UWA and the media at national and international levels. She had a deep understanding of how the media functions in the Ugandan context. She applied this as the basis to effectively communicate to the public; the intrinsic value of wildlife and nature based tourism to the economy of Uganda," the statement said..

Saturday, 24 August 2013


I was surprised to read Hon. Rebecca Kadaga’s response when boys of St. Mary’s College Kisubi interviewed her for their 2012 Eagle Magazine.  When Kadaga was asked that if she had power to change anything in Parliament what she would change, she answered, “I do not like Political Parties.”

William Kituuka

Friday, 23 August 2013


Main entrance at Nsambya Hospital where Brother Cosmas Kafeero is admitted. 

The Madvani Ward in which the Brother is admitted Room No. 7

Room No. 7

 Names of patients admitted - No. 7 is Bro. Kafeero
A Nursing Sister checking on Brother Kafeero

Brother Cosmas Kafeero 

Christine the Nurse from Kisubi Brothers who is caring for Brother Kafeero at Nsambya

Brother kafeero talks and is jolly as if he is not that ill, yet his condition is bad.

The Music System as supplied by Dr. Alex Coutinho to play Classic Music which the Brother enjoys.

The table which holds some of the eats for the Brother.  Take note of the flower as supplied by Dr. Coutinho.

Brother Kafeero would like to read the contents of the CD covering his former student Dr. Alex Coutinho, unfortunately, there is no laptop or print out for the same.

Dear all,
I thank the Almighty God for enabling me to make my second call on our dear former teacher and Headmaster of St. Mary’s College Kisubi.  The Brother though ill sends greetings and good wishes to all OBs of SMACK.  The Brother is very grateful to the effort he has learnt about to raise funds to see to settlement of his medical bills, etc.  He says only God can reward your sacrifices.
I have learnt that the room where the Brother is costs shs 170,000 per night.  What it means is that as of now, the bill is shs 1,530,000.  This however excludes the cost of the upkeep of our dear nurse (Christine 0754 128515) who keeps alert all the time and attends to the Brother.  My appeal is that this lady’s upkeep is boosted as she has to buy food for her self.    
The Brother is attended to by Doctor Nassanga, and she is in Nsambya on Monday and Friday.  What it means is that it will be tomorrow that the Doctor will give her opinion as to what she thinks is the way forward for Brother Kafeero’s treatment. 
Given the past experience with other Brothers, it is not automatic that Brother Kafeero will get an operation more so that he also has High blood pressure and diabetes.  In case he is to get one, the Brothers at Kisubi will have to be the ones to okay it.
Brother Kafeero is put in a wheel chair when he has to go to the Chapel.  Some Fathers however make it for prayers to his room.
At this juncture, I wish to thank the effort of all OBs more so, those who have been able to make a contribution to the better health of Brother Kafeero at a time when he needs our help, special mention to Dr. Tyaba Kiggundu who is on vacation from US who makes it a point to check on the Brother on a daily basis at the Hospital and Engineer Ntale.  The effort has been boosted by Dr. Alex Coutinho who has supplied a System that plays Classic Music which Brother Kafeero loves so much.  Dr. Coutinho is thanked for a flower delivered from his garden and the promise to boost the fundraising effort.  I have been told by the nurse that the courtesy of Dr. Coutinho was alone!  
Once more, I appeal to all who can spare sometime to please do so and visit our dear Brother Kafeero.
Thank you.
William Kituuka Kiwanuka
Lourdel House

Friday, 16 August 2013


It is unfortunate that Museveni can imagine firing Lecturers as if he can have a replacement!  His utterances at times make him look like a Kazanyirizi with lack of seriousness while handling important matters of the state.  For him to say that the lecturers should have had their demands before the budget is most unfortunate.  Looks like he is shouldering too much as it is common knowledge that the lecturer demands did not start yesterday.  Museveni is a Military General who forgets that Uganda has generals in other fields of competence.    
It is common knowledge that there is a probe into shs 10bn which he or the NRM Government sanctioned as a thank you to voters, and the accountability is no where to be seen!  Museveni’s administration is unfortunate, much as Obote may have been that bad, given opportunity, Uganda would be like the Asian Tigers, because there was serious economic management.
When Museveni shoot himself to power, the salary structure was clean and clear, today, we hear that Vice chancellors of different Universities are paid differently, yet in his wrong decision making which makes many professionals wish for greener pastures, he has not thought about retiring to Lwakitura to give other capable Ugandans to keep the country on a meaningful trend other than concentrating on unproductive undertakings.
It is corruption on the part of Government to want to induce some staff at Makerere University to violate the norms of the Industrial action and go back to work.  The problem is there and real.  Assuming Museveni were a lecturer at Makerere and were faced with the many student scripts these lecturers have to mark, wouldn’t he have been the first to lead a strike given his outlook?     
The sensible thing the NRM Government has to do is to stop taking Ugandans for granted.  We want to be civilized people, but our leaders should first practice civilized management of the state matters.  You cannot keep on wasting and devaluing the Uganda currency and imagine that the people will give services as you keep on the loose.
If Museveni wants the teachers back to work, what he ought to do is to act statesmanlike.  He ought to get to the drawing board with his technical team so that they identify areas where rationalization can be done.  Even if lecturers did not get an immediate pay rise, but there is commitment on the part of Government for their plight, this would be a positive move.  It is Museveni Governance that has an over 350 big parliament, while even a Parliament of about 150 could suffice.  Patronage has eroded any credibility in what would be good plans for the Government.  The unemployed youth are a problem created by the NRM Government.  
The way forward is not to keep telling how Government is spending on infrastructure, as a rational Government makes a balance between the two.  After all, we are aware that from the infrastructure monies, a lot is equally diverted.  What serious Government can transact using people’s personal accounts!  It is only the NRM Government.
William Kituuka Kiwanuka

Makerere Staff Salary Row Deepens

Makerere University Council has maintained its last week’s stance that the institution will not afford remunerating double the salaries of its lecturers, as they demand to have it elevated by 100 percent; and is now calling on the government to take over the payment responsibility. 

By Sam Waswa 09/08/2013 18:29:00 

Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Ddumba Ssetamu

On August 6th 2013, the lecturers informed the Council that they would not return to work until the 100 salary increment is implemented.

Students too, have since joined in to give government up a deadline of August 14 to have resolved these squabbles with the lecturers or they would stir up the entire diplomatic demanding process. 

The university currently contributes 43 percent to the total of Shs 5.5 billion that goes to the employees’ monthly salaries.

Vice Chancellor Prof Ddumba Sentamu told our Chimp Corp, Sam Waswa on Friday moments after a Council meeting on the matter that doubling this amount would imply that the university will have to part with more that Shs 75bn annually to cater for its staff, which is impossible, considering that they are already in a Shs 50 billion deficit. 

“We have now arranged to meet with officials from the Ministry of Education on Tuesday next week to have government take over the university’s entire wage bill and we are hoping that they will accept,” he said. 

In the meantime, chances of having the university open up for the next semester on August 18 are still minimal. To this, Prof Ddumba acknowledged that the official opening date might have to be postponed in the event that the ongoing deliberations between council, staff and government don’t bear fruits by the end of next week.

“We have however, set up a council committee that will sit with MUASA and seek to come to the bottom of this whole matter. We are appealing to them to come back to work as we find solution to this problem, which we think should be the very final lasting solution. We only hope that they will understand our situation,” said Prof Ddumba. 

“But if they stick to their stance and don’t turn up for business, then the opening date might have to be postponed,” he added. 

By press time, details from the meeting between lecturers and council, which proceeded through Friday evening, were yet to emerge. 

Meanwhile Ddumba revealed that in the morning council meeting, they had agreed that the university remains open as opposed to lecturers demand to close everything down. 

“Students are reporting normally and picking admissions, banks are open and they are paying their fees in line with the stipulated payment policy, without contestation,” he said.

Government orders Makerere lecturers to resume work within two weeks

Education ministry Permanent Secretary Nassali Lukwago,  State Minister for Sports
Education ministry Permanent Secretary Nassali Lukwago, State Minister for Sports Charles Bakabulindi and Education minister Jessica Alupo before the parliamentary committee on education. Photo by Geoffrey Sseruyange  
PARLIAMENT- The government has issued a two-week ultimatum to all the striking Makerere University lecturers to report back to work or else be replaced.
The Minister of Education, Ms Jessica Alupo, issued the ultimatum yesterday after she told the parliamentary Education Committee that the government is engaging willing lecturers to ensure that they go back to class.

Lawmakers, however, criticised this behind-the-scenes activity by the government as an attempt to drive a wedge through the lecturing community by “divide and rule”.

“Government urges the governing council to take necessary steps to ensure that willing members resume work in two weeks. The minister has the powers to guide universities on matters of policy and, under the circumstances, the council should interact with lecturers willing to teach,” said Ms Alupo.

She said the government is working closely with the university council and shall prescribe a framework for those lecturers who are willing to work “so that we find a way of filling in the gap for those who will not turn up in two weeks”.

At least 1,400 lecturers form the body of academic staff at Makerere.
Legislators quickly warned yesterday that the government’s clandestine approach of wooing some lecturers back to the lecture rooms without addressing the recurring pay rise problem is a recipe for more disaster and would only escalate the problem.
MPs Joseph Ssewungu (Kalungu West), Julius Maganda (Samia Bugwe South) and Judith Franca Akello advised that government instead finds a way of motivating lecturers as opposed to seeking to divide them.
“Teachers are on strike and government must listen to their plight. Expelling them is trying to massage the problem but without finding a cure and this will precipitate more strikes,” said Mr Ssewungu.
Other MPs questioned the criteria government was using to talk to some lecturers and not others.
In a press statement released by the Education ministry yesterday, Ms Alupo indicated that the government is committed to continue working with Makerere towards finding a practical solution that will cause the re-opening of the university within a short time.

Ms Alupo said the government had written to the university council indicating that the100 per cent salary increment demand “is not possible”.
“We as government share the lecturers’ dilemma like you do and we are in support of the decision taken by the university council. Government is also conscious about motivating workers but the demand is not possible in the short term. Maybe in the near future,” said the minister.
But even before she was through with her submission to the lawmakers, Makerere University students stormed Parliament demanding that the university be re-opened as a matter of urgency.
The students led by their guild president, Ms Anna Adeke, handed over a petition to the shadow minister for education, Ms Judith Franca Akello, and called on government to expedite the process of re-opening the university.
The students community is concerned that several international and private sponsored colleagues were forced by the university administration to pay 60 per cent of the tuition but are now stranded in hostels.
Makerere University Council on Wednesday closed the institution a day to the start of a new academic year, saying there is no money to meet its staff demands of 100 per cent salary increment.
Other MPs suggested that universities should equitably utilise funds they accumulate from the university assets as they called on government to urgently open the university.

Last year, the government instituted a committee led by Prof Francis Omaswa to review staff salaries.
The committee recognised that the lecturers were underpaid and recommended that a professor, who currently earns a gross pay of Shs3 million per month, be reviewed to Shs8 million.

But the lecturers are demanding that before government moves to implement the findings of the report, their pay be reviewed to Shs3.8 million take home for a professor.

Meanwhile government has recommended a forensic audit of all universities and other tertiary institutions.

MPs Query SH10 Billion for Market Vendors' Interest-Free Loans

Officials from the Ministry of Finance and Micro Finance Support Center (MSC) were on Tuesday tasked to explain why Sh10b given to them by Ministry of Finance to advance interest-free loans to market vendors and small business operators through SACCOS had not been disbursed.

The Money acquired under the presidential initiative on market vendors and small business operators fund was approved by parliament during the financial year 2010/2011 as a supplementary request.

However according to the auditor general's report currently before the Public Accounts Committee, MSC has never implemented the disbursements after its acting director requested for guidelines and modalities of disbursing funds to SACCOs even when the funds were released by ministry of finance to its account.

The auditor general also observed that due to external pressure, a number of re-allocations totaling to Sh 1.2b were made and new beneficiaries were brought on board which affected disbursement to SACCOs that had originally signed memoranda of understanding with MSC.

Appearing before the MPs on Tuesday, the officials led by Moses Kaggawa commissioner in charge of microfinance in the Ministry of Finance, were also quizzed over the criteria for selecting beneficiaries saying most of the beneficiary groups ,belonged to NRM.

The initiative which has been since suspended for investigations of misuse of the Sh10b was established with an aim of creating a revolving fund through which these economic agents could be able to access affordable working capital at no interest.

"What emergency was there to require for a supplementary budget? Would I be wrong if I said this money was used during the 2011 elections? Why didn't you ask for this money under the normal budget?" asked Kassiano Wadri the chairman PAC.

The officials from MSC told the committee that they had never requisitioned for the money adding that it was the Ministry of Finance that had sent in the supplementary budget request whose use they didn't understand very well.

"We got the money but we didn't know how to spend it until we wrote to the finance ministry asking for the guidelines and modalities on how to disburse the money," said Wilson Wamatsembe the acting director MSC.

MP Christine Abia (Arua district) however shocked the officials when she read out a letter by the then executive director MSC who asked the ministry of finance to release the funds since they had been approved by parliament.

MSC officials then conceded; "It was in error when we said we only knew about the money when it was on the account. I would like to apologize and withdraw the statement. That letter was written and money approved," said the deputy executive director

Monday, 12 August 2013


Dear all,

The most disturbing news to the Community of St. Mary's College Kisubi, the week that has ended is: "We have now learnt that the Cancer that is disturbing Brother (Dr) Cosmas Kafeero, has spread to other organs [digestive system] subsequently making him very weak. His doctors totally ruled out any further operations to contain the cancer.
There is no quick fix to the situation… He needs our prayers to bear the current discomfort he is going through."

I thank God that I was able to reach out to Brother Kafeero at the time of the preparations for the SMACK Centenary, and indeed he was resourceful.  Below, I have attempted to reproduce what the 'learned' Brother told me so that those who do not know him can get to understand him and his works.
William Kituuka Kiwanuka
Lourdel House
1974 - 1979


Brother Kafeero and Classmates (S 6 - 1966) at SMACK
Brother (Dr) Cosmas Kafeero Headmaster – (1980-1983)
The Brother has a PhD
  Brother Cosmas Kafeero the Headmaster
Brother Cosmas Kafeero was the second black Headmaster at St. Mary’s College Kisubi (SMACK).  He decentralized power and had a human approach to his staff. 

 Before he was appointed Headmaster, Brother Kafeero used to ride in a Datsun Car seen in the picture and he used to be a practical Sports teacher.  
The Brother seized on the new chapter of the political scene after the removal of Idi Amin from Presidency to establish a democratic administration at SMACK. This was against the background that he had been at St. Mary’s since 1960 and was quite acquainted with the strength and weaknesses of the school.  He borrowed a leaf from the USA High School Administration and from sister schools here in Uganda, that is Mt. St. Mary’s Namagunga, Gayaza High School to mention a few.  A Constitution was drafted to involve all students and teachers in the management of the school. 
Hon. Namirembe Bitamazire (third from right) visited the College during Brother Kafeero’s term as Headmaster

Pro-UPC students dominated the first elected student body.  The Head Prefect had arms and a room at Lake Victoria Hotel.  A student purge had to be taken and 96 students were given an indefinite suspension.  The Headmaster ably defended this decision when the Ministry of Education raised hell out of the issue.  The new innovation in the students’ administration helped to eliminate students’ riots.
Oyite Ojok

Things however were not to be that smooth sailing.  The school was made part of the Bush War by UPC stalwarts.  The people who featured significantly were Night Kulabako a Sub-County chief at Katabi, Paul Muwanga (Vice-President; but with Executive Powers), Oyite Ojok and Tito Okello (Army Commander).

 Night Kulabako – The Gombolola Chief Who gave Bro. Kafeero hard time

The Elections were held and UPC emerged victor, but it was alleged that UPC had stolen the victory and results were contested.  This led to political conflicts with a vengeance.  This saw the Birth of Museveni’s Bush War and Kayira’s Uganda Freedom Movement (UFM).  While Museveni was in the Luweero Triangle, Kayira stationed his troops in Mpigi District; and St. Mary’s College happened to have belonged to Mpigi (though now it is in Wakiso District).
St. Mary’s College entered the arena of armed struggle following Kayira’s attack on Malire (Lubiri) Army Barracks, which he mounted from around Rubaga Cathedral in 1981.  
Kayira’s casualties were ferried along Lake Victoria to Kisubi Hospital.  Apparently, intelligence was leaked to Night Kulabako the Sub-County Chief at Katabi and the Commander of the 6th Battalion, that the wounded Kayira men had received treatment at Brother Kafeero’s Kisubi Hospital.  It was alleged that Brother Kafeero was harbouring Kayira’s men in the school.  At this time, Kayira’s men were within about 5 kilometers in the forests and jungle surrounding the shores of Lake Victoria.  Not only was the Headmaster called a fool; he was also labeled an enemy of the country.  That he was running a Hospital where Kayira’s men were treated, printing Munno and Musizi where articles criticizing the government were run.  That he was soon to face the arm of government. (Indeed he was later forced to go to exile to Kenya – Editor)
 Kaweesa with his Late wife Teo Nalonga

On November 6, 1981 Teo Nalonga who was 6 months pregnant; a nurse at Kisubi Hospital and wife of Mr Kaweesi (a Quartermaster at St. Mary’s College Kisubi and Chairman of the Democratic Party branch of Kawuku) was arrested and interrogated by torturing.  Night Kulabako and the soldiers who were involved in the torture wanted to know from Teo the whereabouts of Mr Kaweesi. 
The soldiers were holding her legs and feet and Night tossing herself on the pregnant belly!  Later on, Teo died! 
The report of the Postmortem, which was done at Entebbe Hospital, indicated that the cause of death was a ruptured uterus, which led to a stillbirth.  These were however warning signals to Brother Kafeero.

 The Late Paulo Muwanga
There was a letter dated January 7, 1982, which was dropped in the compound of Kisubi Parish Church that was summoning Brother Kafeero to Abaita Babiri (trading center 18 miles Entebbe Highway) for an important meeting.  Three people who eventually became a thorn in the flesh of the Headmaster addressed the meeting.  These were Sam Mugwisa, Paul Muwanga and Night Kulabako.  In the meeting, Brother Kafeero was the topic of castigation and insult.  There were questions like “What does that stupid fool Kafeero think he is?” “What does he consider himself to be?”  “Is he bullet proof?” He has developed a habit of insulting His Excellence the President in his papers; Musizi and Munno.  Earlier, it was alleged that Brother Kafeero threatened to kill Vice President Paulo Muwanga, Oyite Ojok and Tito Okello when he interfered with the Presidential convoy at Savio School… the matters went to court, Kafeero was implicated a collaborator with the rebels!
A week after the Abaita Babiri meeting, another letter was dropped at Kisubi Parish Church.  The letter was instructing Brother Kafeero to summon all people on Kisubi Hill to be addressed.  The institutions to be met included St. Mary’s College Kisubi, Savio School, Kisubi Hospital, Kisubi Parish, Mt. St. Teresa, Kisubi Boys.  The others included St. Joseph Technical Institute, Kisubi Seminary and Gogonya Convent.  All the parties assembled at St. Mary’s College main football pitch.  Brother Kafeero was told in no uncertain terms that if ever Kisubi Hospital treated wounded rebels without the army being informed, a common grave would be dug in the football field and all would be buried alive!
Two days later, at around 6pm, a deafening artillery fire tore through the evening atmosphere.  At that time Brother Kafeero was driving to Nabinonya (Lake Victoria side) to switch off the Water pump.  He was stopped at Mt. St. Teresa Carpentry Shop where he found soldiers manning a roadblock.  He was told that the road to Nabinonya had been mined.  
He also learnt that the soldiers were destined to SMACK. These soldiers ransacked Savio School staff.  The members of staff of St. Mary’s College who had come to the scene for curiosity sake were beaten and told to empty their pockets “toa yote”.
Brother Kafeero turned around and instructed all the boys of St. Mary’s College to leave their dormitories and classrooms and assemble in an orderly manner in front of the school chapel, and that they were not to ask any questions nor answer any put to them.  The soldiers arrived at the school, made a thorough search for the rebels and unfortunately found none. 
Several days later, another letter was delivered to the Headmaster’s office instructing the Headmaster to take all the students to Katabi, the Sub-county chief’s office so that screening for the rebels is done.  Brother Kafeero hired buses of Uganda Transport Company (UTC) to take all the students to Entebbe.  No rebel was identified.  The sheer number of boys in St. Mary’s College overwhelmed the Sub-county chief, and she simply told the Headmaster to get the students back to school.

 The two photos  above show the fundraising which Brother Kafeero was involved in.  in the photos, the Late Prof. Sebastian Kyalwazi as Board Chairman was greatly involved.
As SMACK 75 Celebrations approached in June 1983, threats to the school continued.  A day before the 75th Anniversary for SMACK, the Headmaster Brother Cosmas Kafeero and the Deputy Headmaster Late J. C. Kiwanuka received letters instructing them to leave in the interest of National Security.
The evening of that day, armed men heavily guarded the school premises.  Brother Kafeero had to leave Uganda for Nairobi, Kenya.  In the meantime, Honourable Ssebaana Kizito (a Democratic Party MP) brought this matter to the attention of Parliament, but the decision was never to be reversed.

 Hon. Ssebaana Kizito

SMACK OB Ssemanobe

When Brother Kafeero was expelled from Uganda, 24 hours before the D-Day of the 75 years’ Celebrations for SMACK, it was the Late Mr Moro, Managing Director of Stirling, Honourable Ssebaana Kizito, Mr Ssemanobe (Operation’s Manager, Uganda General Merchandise Ltd), who fund-raised Kenya Shillings 20,000 which helped him to pay the fees for his sister and 7 nieces and nephews, whom he used to support through offering his services as a teacher in various schools.  After meeting the fees, the balance of the money helped him start off life as a refugee in Kenya.
The Origin of Works on SMACK-75 Road
(As told to Willy Kituuka by Brother Kafeero)
It was on Monday 6, June 1983 when Mr. Moro, the then Managing Director of Stirling Road Construction Company called at St. Mary’s College Kisubi wanting to see the Headmaster.  At that time, the Headmaster’s office was under key and lock following a letter from Prof. Isaac Newton Ojok terminating with immediate effect the school administration.  Mr Moro traced Brother Kafeero the Headmaster at the Brothers’ Residence.  He wanted a place in senior one for his son Kizito.  The Headmaster replied that there was no place available!  Mr Moro went to his knees, he said he had served the country for so many years and can’t deserve a place at the school!  This reaction touched the Headmaster, and a place was offered.
Some of the tractors which worked on the SMACK 75 Road - a project during Brother Kafeero's headmastership.
Mr Moro asked what he could offer in return to show his appreciation.  Brother Kafeero told him that they needed a road, and that the Finance Committee had just enough money to cater for other constructions and the meal on the D-Day for the SMACK –75 Celebrations.  Moro asked, “The road only?”  He said this was no problem on his part.  Mr Moro promised to come back to the school the following day to work out the necessary details for the road construction.  On Tuesday 7 June 1983 Moro sent a Surveyor.  The Surveying was done and on 8th June Road Working Machines were got from Katende along Masaka Highway where Stirling Company was working and stationed at SMACK.  The road was to pass through an area covered with large trees and people’s gardens.  Moro compensated the garden owners and work was started at very high speed so as to be complete by June 11 for the D-Day Celebrations on June 12 when the road would be commissioned.
Late Cardinal Emmanuel Nsubuga was SMACK C.E.O at the time of the Celebrations
When the road touched Kampala-Entebbe highway, the agents of the Ministry of Works stopped the exercise, saying, written permission was required from the Minister to authorize the approach to the Highway.  The road was however graded and surface dressed with pre-mix bitumen.  Moro promised to complete the work on the road so that it could last at least 10 years.  Unfortunately, Moro was murdered as he waited for the gate to his residence to be opened at Muyenga.
The SMACK 75 Road

SMACK had a new road, named SMACK 75, which was commissioned on June 11.  Unfortunately, Brother Kafeero did not attend because security personnel had threatened to arrest him on June 10 if he did not leave the country immediately!
The Historical Perception to the Science Orientation at SMACK
By Brother (Dr) Cosmas Kafeero
Former Headmaster SMACK (1980 – 1983)
Over the years, St. Mary’s College Kisubi has been variously referred to as the cradle, nursery, humdinger and an institution that generates some of the most brilliant brains in Science, Technology and Medicine.  The school has an inbuilt bias towards Science and its “search engine,” that is Mathematics.  The few Arts students taken annually at A’ level constitute a formidable force in the Judiciary and the World of business.  These attributes are justified by the academic performance in A’ level since 1962 when for the first time in History, the College graduated over 50 students to join Makerere College (when it was a Constituent College of London University).  The record reveals a remarkable and unique abilities and strong inclination towards sciences.

 Dr. Alex Godwin Coutinho, one among the many Old Boy Scientists created by the Science orientation of SMACK.
Throughout the period, 1962 - 2005, A’ level candidates taking Science have been making up 90% of the total number of graduates from our Alma Mater.  The Alma Mater boasts of Excellent Scientists, Engineers, Medical Doctors, Agriculturalists, and Veterinary Doctors to mention some categories.
The Science Foundation explained.
The author has consulted extensively and the following are the facts behind the extraordinary Science and Technology Human Resource contribution by SMACK.
The History of St. Mary’s College Kisubi was the cause and effect of the coming of the Brothers of Christian Instruction to East Africa in 1926.  Since that time, the Brothers have run the school.  This cultural intermarriage (White and Black) has given a unique characteristic compared to other schools such as King’s College Buddo, Gayaza High School, and Namilyango College.
It is alleged that the first French Speaking Missionaries from Canada deliberately, tactfully and strategically laid the Foundation of Science and its search engine Mathematics.  Buddo in contrast was founded on British English.  Buddo’s goal was to educate leaders especially for the developing political scene.  The strategy was to develop an English Culture for the Buddonians that is to be eloquent and fluent as public speakers.  Kisubi Brothers tactfully avoided the hurdle of eloquence and fluency in English by taking on Science of matter, energy, number and size.  These options do not require a lot of spoken language.
These strategies have been the means to attaining set goals completely in contrast with most schools, not only in Uganda but also in East Africa and beyond.  These strategies prescribe key policy arenas and decision points, taking into account identified and achievable goals and operational circumstances of the school, SMACK in a manner, which has warranted ease and convenience of optional operation and maximal accomplishment.  The underlying consideration in evolving the necessary human resource and skills has been the desire on the part of the Brothers to depart from the business – as – usual or stereotype or status quo approach to a strategic approach to development.  The strategic approach has been consistently to be focused, with long-term in object and dynamic in policy and decision making outlook.
Thus, the formulation and implementation of strategies for attaining Science – Mathematics programme entailed consideration of several factors and activities:  The Brothers embarked on active recruitment of teachers of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics from Canada, and Economics and Geography from United Kingdom.  Second, most of the Missionary Brothers that were recruited especially in the period of 1950-1970 were young, flexible, and resilient with little English.  Hence, a crush programme had to be organized for them to learn English language.  These could spend about 6 months at Southampton or Liverpool in England learning the language.