Monday, September 16, 2013

Pathetic spectacle of Uganda’s priorities

Excerpt from Uganda's Daily Monitor | Monday, September 16 2013

A brand new state-of-the-art, no expenses spared ambulance costs less than $250,000 in North America. Unaffordable you say? Not when you consider some of the comforts that Uganda’s rulers allow themselves. To celebrate Uganda’s 50 years of independence, the Ugandan ruler acquired at least one Mercedes Benz Pullman S600 whose sticker price is at least $1.4 million.

The cost of the President’s Benz would have acquired six top-of-the-line ambulances, with lots of spare change. And if the Ugandan ruler really cared about his people, he would not have spent $55 million on a Gulfstream G550 plane to ferry him on endless junkets around the world

It is all a matter of priorities, of course. The Ugandan regime happily throws money at luxuries and other unaffordable, unprofitable ventures while the majority of tax paying citizens make do with little
- Muniini K. Mulera

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