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Corridors of power

By Vision Reporter

Added 11th September 2006 03:00 AM

LANDS, housing and urban development minister Omara Atubo could be obsessed with his former party, UPC, the party members strongly believe.

Is Atubo paranoid?
LANDS, housing and urban development minister Omara Atubo could be obsessed with his former party, UPC, the party members strongly believe.
UPC vice-chairman Chris Opio on Thursday wondered why Atubo, who recently defected to the NRM, keeps referring to UPC members as among people witchhunting him.
“Atubo’s allegations are false. That was just a political statement.
Even among all the MPs he implicated, only John Odit belongs to UPC,” Opio said. He therefore concluded that Atubo, the Otuke county MP in Lira district, must be paranoid!

Darkness ok!
IT appears the majority of Ugandans are getting used to loadshedding! This is perhaps because Umeme, the power distributor, does not spare anyone irrespective of their businesses as they carry out their routine loadshedding. Recently, President Yoweri Museveni told scribes that even State House was also loadshed!
But the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and journalists were among the latest victims of sporadic power cuts during a workshop at Hotel Africana on Thursday. The participants were interrupted as power went off and on, and would keep dead silence whenever it went off. But even when it would returned nobody complained!

Miria explains
EVER known why UPC will continue participating in any elections that the NRM will organise? Well, the party president Miria Obote has an answer!
She claims UPC exposes the weaknesses in the NRM and the ‘lope-sided’ Electoral Commission that was formed under the NRM regime. “Boycotting the elections cannot help us go anywhere in our quest for free and fair elections. We shall continue participating as we lobby for changes,” she said in response to press queries as to why UPC does not shun elections but continues complaining the government and the EC have never organised free and fair elections.

What’s in a name?
UGANDANS will always queue up for free things without questioning the motive of the donor! But a Danish artist, Kristian von Honsleth, who started a strange NGO giving out goats and pigs has raised a lot of concern from not only leaders but also members of the public.Honsleth has become talk of the town with his ‘change your name for a pig’, project though many, especially Muslims are opposed to his NGO. This time there seems to be something in a name!

Corridors of power

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