OPPOSITION chief whip Kassiano Wadri is an observant man. appearing before the parliamentary committee on discipline to testify in allegations that six MPs received a bribe to pass additional funds for CHOGM, Wadri was asked whether he knew MP Florence Hashaka (Kamwenge) who was mentioned in the bribery allegation. Wadri responded: â€œHashaka is one of the young ladies in this Eighth Parliament. She is short, light- skinned, and has long hair. I can identify Hashaka even if you paraded her at midnight.â€
MP Nathan Nandala Mafabi (Budadiri East) thought being an MP, he would be exempted from observing culture. Touring the Kasubi tombs recently, he was shocked when he was ordered to get out of the traditional huts by the caretaker if he could not sit properly. â€œThose who canâ€™t sit well should go out,â€ a caretaker said. Mafabi pleaded to be excused in vain. â€œExcuse some of us. We are not used to this kind of sitting,â€ Mafabi pleaded, prompting the caretaker to repeat her earlier warning.
Dokolo county MP Felix Okot Ogong looks humble, but is a tough man. Addressing a press conference at Parliament on the new formation of the Greater North Parliament Association, Okot as the chairman of the association, assured the members that he would be hard and tough on implementers of projects designed for the Northern region. â€œFellow members, put trust in me. you will never regret. You know me, I am a no-nonsense man. I am going monitor all those projects in the north. I will be hard on the developers, and they will not like it,â€ he said, attracting cheers from the audience. Nobody should say they were not warned!
It is rare to catch the ever jolly Prime minister Apolo Nsibambi in a foul mood. But last week, first on the order paper was the finance minister, Dr. Ezra Suruma, who happened to be late. Nsibambi took the microphone and said: â€œI wish to say that I am disgusted by the absence of the minister of finance. And I wish to repeat that I am disgusted, disgusted, disgusted.â€ Later on, when Suruma did finally appeared and apologised, Nsibambi graciously withdrew his statement.
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