Given the rate at which land is disappearing into the hands of investors, MP Emanuel Dombo is not taking chances. He now whispers when he is talking about land and has also advised officials in the water ministry to do the same. â€œWhen the minister told us that the ministry has land, I advised him to talk quietly so that people do not hear now that land is on high demand,â€ he said. Very wise and careful man!
Finance minister Dr. Ezra Suruma is known to be a man of his word. However, on Friday while meeting MPs on the budget committee, things became so hard for him that he had to submit to their demands. Whether it was a slip of tongue or it was deliberate, when he was submitting his report he said that some people get confused when he talks of model projects. â€œAre you referring to us?â€ James Kubeketerya asked. â€œWithdraw that statement,â€ he demanded. Looking rather shy, Suruma said: â€œI withdraw the statement.â€
Sometimes it pays to be vocal. at least this is what Kampala central MP Erias Lukwago has observed. His price for being influential in most of the activities of the central division, especially in the current markets saga, has continued. He says individuals are willing to give him sh700m and estimates that by the time the saga ends, it might have escalated to over sh800m. Hmmm!! lucky Lukwago!
It seems Members of Parliament are now scared of mauling their delicacies which is normally composed of samosas and mandazi and boiled eggs in the presence of journalists.
One chairman of a committee was overheard warning his colleagues to be careful about the way they eat. â€œI hope the man who wrote that we gun down mandazi and leave before doing committee work is not here,â€ he said. Unfortunately, the MP forgot that all journalists
are the same.
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