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Double standards! Are some Ugandans more Ugandan than others?

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th March 2009 03:00 AM

EDITOR—I have often wondered which group of Ugandans I belong to! A few years ago, tragedy struck a primary school in Fort Portal. A fire gutted Kabarole Islamic primary School in March 2006 and 13 children perished in the inferno.

EDITOR—I have often wondered which group of Ugandans I belong to! A few years ago, tragedy struck a primary school in Fort Portal.

A fire gutted Kabarole Islamic primary School in March 2006 and 13 children perished in the inferno.

The parents, teachers and all those close to them mourned and the incident faded into oblivion.

But not so long ago, a dormitory at Budo Junior was burnt down and 20 children perished and the incident came close to the being declared a day of national mourning. Are some children more children than others?

There have been two Mbarara market fires in the recent past and business was back to normal without any contribution from the Government!

When the Nakivubo parkyard went up in flames there was a stampede of MPs and other dignitaries visiting and offering their sympathies and support.

I have no problem with that but If we are all Ugandans, what is wrong with sympathising with all other Ugandans the same way irrespective of location? Why the double standards?


A. M. Niwagaba
niwagabaa@yahhoo.com

Double standards! Are some Ugandans more Ugandan than others?

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