Sunday magazine runs Obote special

By Vision Reporter

Sunday Vision will publish a special commemorative issue of its magazine insert this weekend. <br>The Sunday Magazine usual features will take on a bias for Milton Obote, the former president, whose remains will be buried on Monday.

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 remains will be buried on Monday.

What do you think of Obote’s hair as a fashion item? What about UPC’s blue-red-black colours? Columnist Tom Rush (Dr. Tumusiime Rushedge) 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 Uganda’s contemporary history, chronicles the good, the bad and the ugly of Obote’s two stints in power. Tina Turyagenda, a young writer, looks at Obote from the young generation’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 Obote’s favourite dish. Restaurant critic Timothy Bukumunhe visits Palm Tree Club, UPC supporters’ favourite hangout.

Turning Point features Hajji Badru Wegulo, the man who is expected to play a big role in the party’s fortunes now that its founder is no more.

Editor-in-chief David Sseppuuya said, “This issue is a collector’s item. Love him or loathe him, Obote was quite a character. This magazine tries to capture all.”

Sunday Vision Editor David Mukholi said, “Uganda’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 Uganda’s history.”

The magazine has been printed on strong paper to guarantee longevity.Â

Sunday magazine runs Obote special