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By Vision Reporter

Added 5th February 2009 03:00 AM

Popular Nuhu
- Radical Muslim cleric Sheik Nuhu Muzaata, commands respect in the Muslim community. Many Muslims consider him their hero, while others believe he is too generous. During the swearing-in ceremony of the rival Mufti, Sheik Zubair Kayongo

Popular Nuhu
- Radical Muslim cleric Sheik Nuhu Muzaata, commands respect in the Muslim community. Many Muslims consider him their hero, while others believe he is too generous. During the swearing-in ceremony of the rival Mufti, Sheik Zubair Kayongo last Friday at Kibuli mosque, the group’s spokesperson, Sheik Hassan Kirya had for minutes pleaded with thousands of Muslims to create space so as to allow the swearing in ceremony to kick off, in vain. But as soon as Muzaata and his ‘convoy’ arrived, Kirya smiled, implying that Muzaata would solve the problem. When he briefed Muzaata about the situation, Muzaata ordered the faithfuls to create space and it took just a few seconds. “Sheik Muzaata kasita alagila, ani ayinza okuwakanya?” (When Sheik Muzaata orders, who else can object?) some people in the crowd were heard saying.

Scribes flattered
- Deputy Speaker Rebecca Kadaga is very happy with the dress code of journalist who cover parliamentary proceedings. In the past, security guards at Parliament had a problem with journalists’ attire. But because of the massive sensitisation by the Uganda Parliamentary Press Association, the journalists have really styled up and caught Kadaga’s eye. Officiating at the training of Parliament journalists at Ridah Hotel in Seeta recently, Kadaga commented: “I have seen quality appearance, you look great and you qualify for other professions than in the past. I am impressed.”

Clerk’s advice
- Some people have difficulties spelling the first name of the Clerk to Parliament, Aeneas Tandekwire. Tandekwire has a solution.
During the closure of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association workshop at Speke Resort Munyonyo, he complained that he was tired of people misspelling his name and he advised them to always consult the Bible. “Most people who have problems with my name are not ardent readers of the Bible. Whoever has spelling problems of my name should read Acts, chapter 29:32 the story of St. Peter Vs Aeneas. That is where my religious father derived my name.”

Kivumbi’s secret
- It seems the director of information in the prime minister’s office, Kagole Kivumbi, knows a lot about journalists. This is what he told participants at the Commonwealth Parliamentary workshop in Munyonyo: “The media in Uganda is very hungry. They have to go back to their office with more than two stories because such stories cater for their meals and transport. That is why some Government officials are never covered because they don’t make news.”

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