On one of our recent ‘walk-for-fitness’ activities, a colleague pointed at a small block of flats in Kololo just below the Independence grounds otherwise known as Kololo Airstrip. He reminisced about a time way back in the early 1970s when his brother, a newly-appointed state attorney, had rejected a flat (we call them apartments now) on the block because it was not in good condition. The paint was old and toilet seats needed to be changed. In those days, state attorneys wer
Entebbe road is a kind of nightmare now! Even during the school holidays the traffic has not let up.You need about three hours from the city to the airport during the day or early evening. The traffic is actually made worse by the many escorted VIPs because we must stop to let them by. One wonders what happens when two sets of the VIPs travelling in different direction meet. And is it true that some ‘smart’ business people do hire the police’s ‘sirened’ lead cars when rushing
The Big Breakfast team on Capital Radio, during their daily quick-fire phone-in quiz conducted over a period of one week, requested listeners to call in and state the full name of Nigeria’s president. The number of callers who got it wrong shocked me. Being on the road heading to school, I decided to conduct my own random survey. I stopped several times and asked people walking by for the answer. On arrival to school, I asked gatekeepers and other support staff.
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An advert runs in the mornings before Kaliisoliiso on CBS radio that I like. It probably runs at other times as well but it is before 7.30am when I get my chance to tune in. The ad features a man who has been cheated: he bought seven kilos of soil hoping that this would turn into seven acres of land. All he had to do was sit in a quiet place with his seven kilos of soil and lo, vast land would magically appear ready for him to take possession! What a gullible man! I though
My niece, a Muganda young lady, Namilimu, who lives and works in England, sent me a scathing note after reading my column of last week. The article was based on a previous one on Mulago's casualty ward 2B, If you live in Uganda, just don't fall sick! (That article was featured on a doctors' online forum and it generated interesting comments yonder.) Namilimu is annoyed mainly because the overall tone of my "articles seems to blame citizens and shies away from the government's