Disabled LC5 councillors in Mukono are not happy with their district chairman Ddamulira Kyeyune over affirmative action. At a recent council meeting, the persons with disabilities demanded that Kyeyune appoints a PWD onto the executive to represent their interests.
Disabled LC5 councillors in Mukono are not happy with their district chairman Ddamulira Kyeyune over affirmative action. At a recent council meeting, the persons with disabilities demanded that Kyeyune appoints a PWD onto the executive to represent their interests. But the LC5 chairman emphatically snubbed the request. â€œPeople with disabilities have already been represented because I am also disabled on the head,â€ Kyeyune mused, pointing at his bald head as the audience burst out in laughter. But one PWD, who moves on crutches, was not amused. â€œIs the chairman laughing at us the diasabled people,â€ he retorted.
Being the lone multiparty â€˜representativeâ€™ in the 2000 referendum was a sweet experience for Nelson Ocheger. Now he is upbeat that his Action Party (AP) will give the traditional parties a run for their money come 2006. Waving APâ€™s registration certificate to journalists at Yovanni Hotel in Bakuli, Kampala last week, Ocheger warned: â€œWhoever undermines and underestimates our resolve does so at his own peril.â€
Movt is old broom
Whoever thought the Movement was a tired old duck is gravely mistaken, at least according to Health State Minister, Capt. Mike Mukula. In his latest kakuyege to win votes for the NRM-O, Mukula is capitalising on the metaphor â€˜old broomâ€™. While launching the Kapchorwa Medical Studentsâ€™ Association at Mulago Nurses Hostel recently, Mukula likened Museveni to an old broom, which is more effective than a new one. â€œThe old broom knows all the corners. You should not be blindfolded by the opposition, they donâ€™t have any vision for this country,â€ Mukula implored. He said Museveni would solve â€œall the problems affecting the nurse in the country.â€
MP in honeymoon?
Sounds like the newly crowned MP for Bamunaanika in Luweero, Ali Ndawula is still in his honeymoon. News coming in from Parliament indicates that he has never set foot in the August House since he was sworn in three weeks ago. One of his constituents who went twice to consult him at Parliament was surprised to find the legislator was nowhere to be seen. To make it worst, the receptionists and the guards at Parliament are yet to grasp his name and picture. Is Ndawula giving his electorate a raw deal? Or is he undergoing an induction course somewhere before he starts blaring on the floor?
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