By Vision Reporter
Sunday Vision will publish a special commemorative issue of its magazine insert this weekend.
The Sunday Magazine usual features will take on a bias for Milton Obote, the former president, whose remainsÂ will be buried on Monday.
What do you think of Oboteâ€™s hair as a fashion item? What about UPCâ€™s blue-red-black colours? Columnist Tom Rush (Dr. Tumusiime Rushedge)Â recalls his personal encounters with Obote and six other Ugandan presidents. The travel feature will tell more about Zambia, the country where Obote spent the last 20 years of his life.
Old Man FDR Gureme, an observer of much of Ugandaâ€™s contemporary history,Â chronicles the good, the bad and the ugly of Oboteâ€™s two stints in power.Â Tina Turyagenda, a young writer, looks at Obote from the young generationâ€™s perspective.
Satirist Ernest Bazanye takes a tongue-in-cheek view of the events of the last two weeks, while food writer Faith Mbabazi shows us how to prepare Oboteâ€™s favourite dish. Restaurant critic Timothy Bukumunhe visits Palm Tree Club, UPC supportersâ€™ favourite hangout.
Turning Point features Hajji Badru Wegulo, the man who is expected to play a big role in the partyâ€™s fortunes now that its founder is no more.
Editor-in-chief David Sseppuuya said, â€œThis issue is a collectorâ€™s item. Love him or loathe him, Obote was quite a character. This magazine tries to capture all.â€
Sunday Vision Editor David Mukholi said, â€œUgandaâ€™s history shows that there is a strong case to remember Obote for his contribution in various sectors. Sunday Vision has put together a special edition for Ugandans to keep and refer to, given that there is limited recording of Ugandaâ€™s history.â€
The magazine has been printed on strong paper to guarantee longevity.Â