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Corridors of power

By Vision Reporter

Added 7th October 2009 03:00 AM

Superb writer
President Yoweri Museveni seems to be a very difficult man to impress. However, the person who wrote his speech for the opening of the ministers’ retreat at Imperial Royale was spot-on and Museveni could not hide his satisfactio

Superb writer
President Yoweri Museveni seems to be a very difficult man to impress. However, the person who wrote his speech for the opening of the ministers’ retreat at Imperial Royale was spot-on and Museveni could not hide his satisfactio

Superb writer
President Yoweri Museveni seems to be a very difficult man to impress. However, the person who wrote his speech for the opening of the ministers’ retreat at Imperial Royale was spot-on and Museveni could not hide his satisfaction. “Normally, I don’t read these speeches because they are not serious. I don’t usually agree with them, but I have scanned through this one and it is serious. I will read it. I will give a handshake to the person who prepared it,” he said to an amused gathering. If you wrote that particular speech, be prepared for a golden handshake.

Veteran politician
Internal affairs minister Kirunda Kivejinja is really a veteran politician. Debating the President’s address to Parliament after the recent riots, he said the Security Council that he chairs foresaw that the Kabaka’s visit to Kayunga would be a problem. “The foresight of a leader is to weigh situations. I started political struggles at the age of 19 and became a minister at 53, so my experience is vast,” he said, justifying the actions of the council.

Mao’s strategy
Gulu district Chairperson Norbert Mao knows that a pen is mightier than a sword. He recently attributed part of his success in politics to the media and said he had already embarked on strengthening his relationship with journalists ahead of the 2011 elections. He demonstrated his word by personally serving journalists with soda during the local government association meeting. Indeed, his colleagues immediately started complaining that Mao could divert the minds of the journalists and overshadow the agenda of the meeting with his other stories. Chairman Mao, that is the way to go especially as you eye the presidency of this country.

M7 hesitates
On Monday, 3,500 guns were destroyed at Speke Resort Munyonyo. Presiding over the public destruction of the guns, President Yoweri Museveni hesitated to order that the guns be destroyed. However, the coordinator of the National Focal Point on Small Arms, Ahmed Wafuba, convinced him that the gun barrels were worn-out and could not kill at effective range, although they were still lethal. Mr President, that is a demonstration of effective watch over national resources.

Corridors of power

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