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CORRIDORS OF POWER

By Vision Reporter

Added 17th April 2008 03:00 AM

Brilliant Migereko
Energy minister Daudi Migereko is a brilliant man. During a sensitisation workshop on the Atomic Energy Bill on the natural resources committee at Parliament, MPs consistently asked him tough questions but he always had the answers at the finger tips. This made one MP comment:

Brilliant Migereko
Energy minister Daudi Migereko is a brilliant man. During a sensitisation workshop on the Atomic Energy Bill on the natural resources committee at Parliament, MPs consistently asked him tough questions but he always had the answers at the finger tips. This made one MP comment: “Honourable minister, did you have thorough practice before you came here? I am surprised you answer all our questions yet some other ministers promise to send answers later,” one member said, throwing members into laughter.

MPs irk Byanyima
the chairperson of the parliamentary physical infrastructure committee, Nathan Byanyima, is worried about the habit of some legislators who never keep time. During the committee’s proceedings on Tuesday, he complained that the continued late coming of MPs had affected the performance of the committee. “I am worried of your continued late coming. Tomorrow we are meeting the minister of works but I doubt whether you will keep time. But remember, when you come late you become disorganised,” he warned.

Engineers scared
Former health minister, retired maj. Jim Muhwezi is still a soldier. During the inspection of telephone masts in Nakawa division, he jokingly instructed the telecommunications engineers who had climbed the 70-metre mast to come down, in swahili “Haraka, nyinyi mushuke chini (Hurry up and come down ). The engineers came down at a terrific speed and did not wait for more commands from Muhwezi. The terrified engineers entered their Toyota Land cruiser and took off leaving Muhwezi wandering whether his joke had scared the engineers.

Onzima wonders
MP Alex Onzima (Maracha) is not happy with the chairman of the African Leadership Institute, David Pulkol, on how he rates the MPs.
In a sensitisation workshop at Munyonyo on Wednesday, Onzima amused other his colleagues when he said: “Pulkol was an MP, but during his term, he never practised what he wants us to practise.”
To emphasise his point, he used the example of journalists who criticise MPs but when they become legislators themselves, they do the opposite. Hmmm, Mr MP, two wrongs don’t make a right.

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