On Wednesday, I known as two individuals from my earlier lifetime of energetic journalism: Mr Joseph Kabuleta and a girl whose identification I want to preserve nameless. Kabuleta was not as heat to me as he has at all times been (and as I anticipated). And the girl outdated buddy even aggravated me by addressing me as “Afande Asuman Bisiika.”
I do know Kabuleta. I labored with him at The New Imaginative and prescient. An entry in my journal dated Friday, August 9, 2004 says thus of him: “A really conscientious fellow whose liberal angle lacks the latitude crucial for political activism.
His social and political outlook is very moderated, nay, influenced by his ethical and spiritual sense of religion and perception (in Jesus as God). Together with his excessive mind, I don’t see why he couldn’t admire my argument (which was purely educational by the way in which) that even with out Christian deification of Jesus, the textual content of his teachings is sufficient to reveal a person to himself, his neighborhood and humanity”.
Right here is one other recorded anecdote: “When Joseph Kabuleta noticed Eagle Entice’(by Geoffrey Archer), he was capable of inform the writer was not the extra well-known novelist Jeffrey Archer, writer of Cometh The Hour. I later lent my Eagle Entice to him.
‘Cometh the hour, cometh the person…’. Mr Kabuleta this week made public his curiosity and aspiration to be president of Uganda. I known as him (on Wednesday) and quarrelled: Why might he make such an necessary declaration with out tipping me? He simply laughed off my rant… And after I provided to chair the soiled tips committee of his marketing campaign, he laughed uncontrollably.
President Kabuleta? Sure, why not? Submit-Museveni Uganda doesn’t want a large from Planet Mars with supernatural capabilities. Ugandans simply want a pacesetter who may give them hope. And the motion factors for this hope are two: Making establishments work and punish the corrupt. The Kabuleta I do know can’t fail to try this. Plus he may have a sure Asuman Bisiika as presidential adviser on Nice Lakes Area.
A video exhibiting the poor hygiene in a facility holding quarantine interns at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital went viral. The video was made by Ms Mary Aliona, a former Ugandan nurse, now with authorized residency in South Korea. It was delivered to mainstream media by Dr Muniini Mulera.
Ms Aliona got here to Uganda in January and was attributable to return to South Korea someplace in March. Nevertheless, by that point, Uganda had entered the primary part of the struggle towards Covid-19 pandemic. She couldn’t go away the nation.
When a nationwide lockdown was declared, she was in Kampala. When the motion restrictions had been eased, she went to go to a buddy in Rakai. Our data is that she voluntarily went for a Covid-19 take a look at; which returned an asymptomatic optimistic end result. And all hell broke unfastened. She was first interned at Rakai and was later transferred to Masaka the place she shot the viral video.
In response, the Ministry of Well being shortly issued an announcement signed by the PR Unit beneath the Everlasting Secretary’s Workplace. But it surely lacked in payload. What angered me was the stated PR Unit’s try at framing and characterising Ms Aliona as a disruptive particular person. I’ll save readers the main points of the ministry’s different makes an attempt to answer a transparent case of poor hygiene.
The Minister for Well being (or somebody senior sufficient) is claimed to have visited the power, however didn’t meet the interns. The hospital administration is claimed to have scared the ministry officers off what they described as extremely infectious interns. Bagyenzi…! Guys in authorities PR enterprise, you can not run authorities on PR. It has limits.