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Corridors of Power

By Vision Reporter

Added 4th February 2009 03:00 AM

THE Clerk to parliament, Aeneas Tandekwire, is a no nonsense man. He recently told a Commonwealth meeting of clerks at Speke Resort Munyonyo that if he was a leader of a political party he would immediately discipline rebel MPs like Beti Kamya of the Foru

THE Clerk to parliament, Aeneas Tandekwire, is a no nonsense man. He recently told a Commonwealth meeting of clerks at Speke Resort Munyonyo that if he was a leader of a political party he would immediately discipline rebel MPs like Beti Kamya of the Foru

Tough Tandekwire

THE Clerk to parliament, Aeneas Tandekwire, is a no nonsense man. He recently told a Commonwealth meeting of clerks at Speke Resort Munyonyo that if he was a leader of a political party he would immediately discipline rebel MPs like Beti Kamya of the Forum for democratic Change (FDC). “Imagine a senior party MP to go to a Democratic Party rally claiming that DP is better than her party! This is unacceptable and total rubbish,” Tandekwire said.

Innovative Saleh
If you want to know how hard it is to prepare a speech, just ask General Salim Saleh, the State minister for Microfinance. On Tuesday, while launching the five-year strategic plan for Microfinance Support Centre Limited at Serena Hotel, he told a big gathering that he had not prepared a speech although he had tried to write one for the occasion since January 2009.

Instead of a speech, the tall general resorted to expressing his views through dance and music. He asked for Mesach Ssemakula’s song, “kamutendereze Ssebo” and Afrigo’s “olumbe lw’obwavu” to be played and the dancing spree attracted Kampala RDCs and former vice-president Dr. Specioza Kazibwe. Very innovative!

Kazibwe’s warning
Have you forgotten the lady who put men to task over smelly socks? The former vice-president, Specioza Wandira Kazibwe, now has another big post. She is the chairperson of the Microfinance Support Centre ltd, a government company in charge of micro credit progranmmes.

On Tuesday, she warned people who want to borrow money from SACCOs that there is no free money. “If you have forgotten me, I am Nnalongo and I don’t mince words. We shall follow up defaulters and I will squeeze their noses and ears until they vomit the money,” she said.

Free lunch
Journalists in some media houses in Uganda are very unpredictable. If you want them to cover your function, please ensure you have a provision of free lunch in your workshop programme.
Recently, an official from a big company was heard complaining that journalists had invaded their expensive lunch and turned out to be half of the participants. That fellow must have forgot that man ‘eateth where he worketh’!

Corridors of Power

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