Many ordinary Ugandans think that President Museveni knows how hard they have been ravaged by poverty.
But recently, the 'old man with a hat' stunned people when he said that many people, especially the youth, were rich because they seemed to have a lot of money to spend in bars.
"You are ever saying that youths are poor. But whenever I move around Kampala especially in Kansanga, I find bars full of youths. If you don't have money, where do you get the money to waste on alcohol?" he asked while officiating at celebrations to mark 18 years since the kingdom of Tooro was restored. Well, Mr President, these 'rich' youth represent a tiny percentage of the population.
Otafiire to wake up dead:
Opposition politicians have on several occasions complained about President Museveni's nearly three-decade hold onto power with no indication that he is about to retire. Well, the Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister, Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire, has some words of hope for the opposition.
During his appearance before the parliamentary committee on Human Rights Affairs, Otafiire said at some point, nature would take its course and today's leaders would be no more.
"Hehe... one day, I will wake up dead and anyone concerned about my being around will have relief. So Hon Alaso, don't worry, nature will at one time catch up with the people you want to remove and you'll be in government," he said.
Nsibambi new AFLI board chair:
Former premier Apolo Nsibambi has been appointed chairperson of the board of trustees of the African Leadership Institute (AFLI), a civil society organisation best-known for annually assessing the performance of MPs. Nsibambi will be deputised by Elly Karuhanga; other members include David Pulkol, Pamela Mbabazi and Tobias Onweng Angura.
Meanwhile, AFLI also appointed former Clerk to Parliament Aeneas Tandekwire as chairman of its governing board. The board also has Miria Matembe (Vice Chairperson) and Beecham Okwere (executive secretary), Dr Sylvester Kugonza, Nicolas Opiyo, Barbra Musoke Ntambi, Arthur Larok, Nathan Nabeta and Prof Yasin Olum.
Brig Gwanga is no poor man:
If you thought that for somebody to be well-off he/she needs to be driving posh cars and owning bungalows in different parts of the country, you are mistaken. Brig Kasirye Gwanga, for instance, believes he is better off than many people in the country despite sleeping in a tent at his farm.
"I have no debt. I fathered my children. I have paid their fees and all my children are doing fine," he said on Bukedde TV recently.
Well, who can doubt that? Which poor man can feed on four kilogrammes of meat a day?
Kadaga's solution for absentee MPs:
Weeks after NRM Chief Whip Justine Kasule Lumumba withdrew her scouts who were registering NRM MPs as they moved in and out of Parliament, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has found an alternative solution to keep MPs in the house.
During debate on the ministry of Education and Sports policy statement on Friday, Kadaga would only pick MPs who had at least attended the previous three sittings of the House.
"If you know you were not here in the past three sittings, you'll not contribute to this debate," she said, turning down several MPs.
And as debate continued, MPs who had arrived late found out that Kadaga would not let them speak unless the early comers had nothing to say.
How old is Katikkiro Mayiga?
Charles Peter Mayiga's appointment as Buganda Katikkiro four months ago was welcomed by many who hailed the Kabaka for appointing a 'youth' to the kingdom's top position.
In part this was because the new blood looks and acts much younger than some of his predecessors like JB Walusimbi or Joseph Mulwanyamuli. For instance, here is a Buganda Katikkiro who first reacted to his appointment on Facebook. But how old is the youthful-looking Mayiga?
Well, the Katikkiro himself would be the best person to answer this, but he has kept his fans guessing. When he has tackled the issue, he has only revealed that he was born on June 29.
And the year? Well, perhaps that is for another occasion.
But Wolokoso being wolokoso, we chanced on a document that shows that the youthful Katikkiro was born on June 29, 1963 in Masaka. Critics may say this means he is no youth, but show us a more youthful Katikkiro in recent years!