Lukwago riles Seya
KAMPALA mayor Nasser Ntege Sebaggala is a man known to be â€œcumbersomeâ€ in English (meaning well-versed, in his own version). In his impeccable command of English, he used his knowledge to describe one of the main critics of his administration in no kind words. During a phone-in programme on one of the cityâ€™s radio stations, a caller confronted him with an opinion offered by Kampala MP Erias Lukwago (Central). He asked the mayor what the law says about the management of Kampala markets. Without mincing his words, Sebaggala answered: â€œYou mean Erias Lukwago? That one is just a laughing stone, donâ€™t mind about himâ€. Mr Mayor, did you mean laughing stock?
â€˜Pullingâ€™ is fantastic
MP Simon Oyet is not amused by the traditional Ganda practice of extending their womenâ€™s external private parts, locally known as â€œvisiting the bushâ€ or â€œpullingâ€. During a workshop on the female genital mutilation Bill in Entebbe recently, he took issue with the practice, saying if FGM is to be banned, â€œpullingâ€ among Baganda should also be outlawed. When asked to elaborate, he said: â€œThis common practice ofâ€”is it pulling or extending their parts?â€ But before he could finish Gomba Mp Rosemary Najjemba took him on: â€œBe very careful, leave our stuff alone. Have you heard anybody complaining? It doesnâ€™t injure any body part. For us our men enjoy them.â€ The audience roared with laughter.
MUK PRO goofs
Makerere Universityâ€™s public relations officer, Gilbert Kadilo is known to be a friendly man. But he lost his cool when he was pushed against the wall by some UBC journalists who were pestering him for a comment on Parliamentâ€™s recommendation that Makerere styles up in regard to tuition and administration. Kadilo, who was about to enter his car, fired back on national TV: â€œWhy doesnâ€™t Parliament come and administer Makerere?â€ he entered his car and sped off. Good public relations indeed!
Debating the passing of the budget for teaching patriotism in schools recently, Soroti Woman MP Alice Alaso said there was no need to teach patriotism since it can only be manifested in the spirit of sacrifice for oneâ€™s country. She said there is no such spirit in Uganda. â€œHow can you have two State Houses, two presidential jets and two presidential country homes all funded by the tax- payers?â€ she asked.