MP Nandala Mafabi and finance deputy secretary to the treasury Keith Muhakanizi have proved they are old men. While appearing before the public accounts committee, Muhakanizi told members that he has been around more than any of them because of his bald head which he struggled to show them. To show him that he was also not a toddler, Mafabi pointed at his â€˜baldâ€™ in the middle of the head sending others into laughter. Unfortunately many could not see it properly because of the hair. Hmmm!!
Kabarole Woman MP Margaret Muhanga cannot believe that as an MP she is doing the exact things she used to blame the MPs for when she was still a journalist. â€œWhen I was a journalist, I used to ask the MPs why they were not attending committee sessions or talking in parliament. I canâ€™t believe that sometimes I do exactly the same,â€ she confessed. Well, Margaret, never say never. The best players are always the spectators!
Many politicians in Uganda do not want to hear the truth but not so the Progressive Peoples Party president, Bidandi Ssali. He believes that although all political parties cannot wait to take over power, they are not yet ready. â€œIf the movement power ended today, which other political party is ready to provide alternative government?â€ he asked. â€œPolitical parties should work towards taking over power in 2011. this is a legitimately elected government and removing it is not easy,â€ he added.
Whereas it is always a tag of war for many ministry officials to provide parliamentary committees with the required documents, the story on Thursday was different with the boss of the UETCL, Erias Kiyemba. When the public accounts committee asked him to produce documents to prove they got their new home transparently, he did so within an hour. Panting, Kiyemba returned with the documents: â€œSir I present all the documents to you for approval,â€ he said to the excitement of the committee members.
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