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IGG orders 'prophet' Mbonye out of Cricket Oval

The inspector general of government, Irene Mulyagonja Kakooza has directed the National Council of Sports (NCS) to suspend their contract with 'prophet' Elvis Mbonye's ZOE Fellowship Ministries for the use of Lugogo Cricket Oval.

There has been a public outcry and also by the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) after the NCS awarded Mbonye's Ministries a five-year contract worth over Shs 200 million to use the Cricket Oval every Tuesday for prayers.

 
'Prophet' Elvis Mbonye
In her June 5 letter copied to the first lady and minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataaha Museveni and the state minister for Sports, Charles Bakkabulindi, the IGG says there will be a systematic review of operations and management of NCS.
 
The IGG's office notes that they received a complaint against NCS that they were operating in a manner characterised by high-handedness and general mismanagement of the affairs of the Council.

"It was specifically alleged that the Lugogo Cricket Oval was irregularly contracted out for the use of the Zoe Fellowship Ministries for it's massive public prayer rallies much to the detriment and prejudice of the state of the grounds and activities of cricket." said Mulyagonja. 

The IGG said the Uganda Cricket Association alleges that the implementation of the terms of the contract will stifle the activities of the various cricket teams and make it impossible for them to prepare for various tournaments.

 
"It was further alleged that the manner in which the proceeds from such contractual obligations are received and accounted for is irregular and contrary to the requirements of the Public Finance management Act and other related legal standards," the letter read in part stated.

She also said her office will commence on a systematic review of the processes and procedures of NCS on various other matters that have been brought to her attention.

"By copy of this letter the solicitor general and the permanent secretary/secretary to the treasury and the auditor general are requested to take interest in this matter and participate in bringing about order in the sports industry in Uganda," stated the letter.

Martin Ondeko, the acting chief executive officer of the Uganda Cricket Association said they are happy the activities at the Cricket Oval by Pastor Mbonye's group have been halted.

 
"We are glad about this development because anything to preserve the Oval is what we want," added Ondeko.

Comments

+6 #1 gatashimana 2018-06-08 10:20
For all intents and purposes, prophet means 'fortune teller' and the title prophet is usually reserved for history to make the proclamation.

Our dear False prophet Mbonye whose name also most likely means 'see' or 'I have seen' in our local dialect never saw this coming.

Uganda does not need false prophets while at our most vulnerable stage. These self proclaimed prophets are now competing with sorcery.

They both have equal damage to our society because being drunk on religion is just as evil as practicing witchcraft.

Besides, we need our sleep at night when you decide to worship and praise with noise beyond the confines of your makeshift church. I miss traditional churches.
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+6 #2 Lakwena 2018-06-08 10:28
In other words, in cahoot with the crooked and powerful; these type of con artists, alias conjuror Born/dead Again Pastors are becoming such a Public, Spots and Social nuisance.

More so, they are fueling corruption.
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+6 #3 Twebz 2018-06-08 11:29
It does not matter to me whether Mbonye is righteous or not. The crux of the matter are the contractual obligations before us right now.

For that matter one would wonder whether it's Mbonye or the owners of the Cricket Oval that is in the wrong.

As for me, other matters notwithstanding, owners of the rented grounds should go to IGG to answer for the queries while the tenant continues with his business.
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+4 #4 Wazza 2018-06-08 11:31
This is very good news! What is missing in the article is when the 'order' takes effect.

I hope it take immediate effect because the cricket sport is going to be affected by these maniacs high on religion
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+1 #5 edru 2018-06-08 12:19
Now just look at the matters the IGG places emphasis!!

Nowonder mzee has lost trust in that Institution.
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+5 #6 Zaitun 2018-06-08 14:39
As a religious leader and a prophet, this kaMboye should have taken the trouble of building a Church for his followers than holding Uganda Cricket Association hostage with conivance from the top members of National Council of Sports.

Now that IGG has spoken, we need to know those guys who think of nothing but reaping money out of public infrastructure.

All the détails of the agreement should be verified so that the exact amount paid should be known. Who know these NSC members have already sold the ground to Mboye.

Uganda having been turned into a bizarre country, who knows the man might have been given the land title so as to build a Church and then sell the rest of the land to earn big money!
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+1 #7 Stewart 2018-06-08 16:17
The "Prophet" should have prophesized on this long before, how did he fail to do that?

Talking of Ugandan Prophets, one lost a snake (read Died), he mourned for days on end, we don't need a movie industry, we have a enough reality shows in Uganda already.
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0 #8 Kamudingisa 2018-06-08 18:32
The thievery of public resources with impunity stinks to the heavens! Or rather to hell!
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0 #9 Edson 2018-06-08 20:00
Quoting gatashimana:
For all intents and purposes, prophet means 'fortune teller' and the title prophet is usually reserved for history to make the proclamation.

Our dear False prophet Mbonye whose name also most likely means 'see' or 'I have seen' in our local dialect never saw this coming.

Uganda does not need false prophets while at our most vulnerable stage. These self proclaimed prophets are now competing with sorcery.

They both have equal damage to our society because being drunk on religion is just as evil as practicing witchcraft.

Besides, we need our sleep at night when you decide to worship and praise with noise beyond the confines of your makeshift church. I miss traditional churches.


What has this to do with the prophet Elvis. It's the greed from the managers.
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0 #10 Jama 2018-06-10 00:49
It begins by he signed contract then it will end by the land belongs to him.

With the production of truelly falsified documents.we shall soon see prophets engaged in land grabbing with the complicity of some authorities.
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