PARLIAMENT Speaker Edward Ssekandi is a man of all seasons and a leader in and outside Parliament. He amused his colleagues when he displayed his perfect strokes of the Kisoga dance as he danced to the tune of Obangayina
PARLIAMENT Speaker Edward Ssekandi is a man of all seasons and a leader in and outside Parliament. He amused his colleagues when he displayed his perfect strokes of the Kisoga dance as he danced to the tune of Obangayina Obanga eyo at the residence of his deputy Rebecca Kadaga in Muyenga. The other MPs gaped as Ssekandi and Kadaga tirelessly did their thing. The occasion was a thanksgiving service for Kadagaâ€™s recovery. Kadaga was admitted at Watford General hospital in London in January last year cutting short her trip to Germany where she was supposed to attend a womenâ€™s parliamentary conference.
MPs get awards
The Assistant inspector General of police, Godfrey Bangirana, recently amused Mps when he identified Odonga Otto (Aruu), Hussein Kyanjo (Makindye West) and Erias Lukwago (Kampala central) as the most stubborn Members of Parliament. â€œThe trio has caused endless headaches to police this year. They break the rules by holding political rallies in forbidden places, and have caused many city riots by the public,â€ Bangirana told the parliamentary committee probing police brutality recently.
Prayers in streets
The new parish priest of Christ the King Church in Kampala who replaced former Msgr Paul Ssemogerere is a man with endless jokes. Msgr Gerald Kalumbaâ€™s Christmas sermon was very interesting. He amused the congregation by how he started: â€œIf some people can close off the roads the whole night dancing in street bashes, what is wrong with Christians sealing off the roads and attending prayers along the streets. This Christmas season, Colville street, portal and Kimathi avenues were closed for half a day from motorists after the parish priest sought permission to erect tents for Christians to attend prayers in the roads.
The Clerk to parliament, Aeneas Tandekwire amused the parliamentary staff when he said he tried to conceal a sexual harassment case from being published by the press.
â€œa nasty incident happened in parliament in November, when a male staff attempted to rape his colleague within parliamentary premises. I concealed the event so that it could not be leaked to the Ugandan paparazzi, though it found its way out,â€ Tandekwire said at the end of year staff and journalistsâ€™ party at Parliament gardens recently.
The beans have been spilt and MPs should avoid dark corridors.
Corridors of power