Celebrating the Love of Friends in a Loving World

Celebrating the Love of Friends in a Loving World
Red Roses for You, My Sweet Friends ... Total Love.

My Sweet Friends

My sweet friends,

We grow closer to each other;

When we interact together and share ideas;

The common faith that we share,

Binds our hearts in one accord.

For sweet friendships last a life time,

When built on mutual respect, humility and understanding;

Throughout each different season,

We find we are one in life.

Sweet friends are there through times of grief;

And times when hope is gone;

Always there with encouragement;

So we can carry on.

I thank the Lord for you,

My true and faithful friends;

To fondly speak with you, whether we agree or not,

On this, our beloved blog;

For sweet friends will stay, no matter what;

Giving support.

Together, our hearts and minds truly unite;

With the amazing love of sweet friends.

In the spirit of true friendship,

Best wishes, my sweet friends;

May the Lord bless you abundantly.

I remain, yours truly,

B.B. Bakampa.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Constitutional Review Committee Or Constitutional Jokers Committee?

By Bakampa Brian Baryaguma
[Dip. Law (First Class)¬–LDC; Cert. PELD–NALI-K; LLB Student–Mak.]
bsaint3@gmail.com; www.bbbakampa.blogspot.com

On Friday, 25 November, 2011, the supposedly Constitutional Review Committee that was appointed to undertake the herculean task of reviewing the Makerere Law Society constitution conducted its first session. Unfortunately, the Committee started off on a rather sad note such that in all fairness, it should be called a lazy Constitutional Jokers Committee for these reasons.

All the drama started with Speaker Kahwa Moses and Deputy Speaker Nankunda Dorothy, who usurped the Committee powers. The committee was supposed to elect its Chairperson, Secretary and Time Keeper. But in classical Idi Amin style, Kahwa designated himself Chairperson and unilaterally appointed his deputy Nankunda, the Secretary. Time Keeper was disregarded altogether. It should be remembered that these two shouldn’t be part of the Committee.

The attendance comprised of some smuggled members who were well coached to dance to the tunes of the self-imposed Chairperson and Secretary. These include Kahwa and Nankunda and the two spoilers, former Speaker Nyesiga Angela and her deputy Nambatya Prossy. These four are not part of the 17 duly appointed Committee members. Nyesiga and Nambatya are an incompetent couple who had the opportunity of doing the little that Kahwa and Nankunda have done but miserably failed to do so due to their shallow mindset. Now they are desperately trying to achieve what they failed to do in their time. The Committee is supposed to have 17 members, but 13 turned up. Of those present, only 9 were genuine! The remaining 4 were petty masqueraders!

The Committee proceeded in a manner that is only comparable to a mediocres’ class-work group discussion. Kahwa ‘forced’ us to vote in favour of amending, not repealing, this clearly obsolete constitution. He rushes the process as though he is struggling to meet an emergency, with the result that poor scrutiny and analysis is done. We amended the preamble and looked at only 13 articles during the 2 hours we sat! We amended 11 of them and differed 2 pending further negotiations! Moreover, this is at a rushed pace and there are 33 more articles to go. The 2nd year representative, Nanyange Joanine criticized some spelling errors and she was told to “shut up” by Nambatya!

I asked whether we are actually amending or implicitly rewriting the constitution. I was thereupon insulted by cheap hecklers and simpletons like the 3rd year representatives Nalunkuma Susan and Akullo Monica, who incapable of making any reasonable contribution. Just like the sheep in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, all they can do is heckle at others and applaud Kahwa’s wishes.

Nothing good and sensible can come out of this process. The whole thing is simply a joke, leading to a worse constitution than there is now. The truth is that our current MLS constitution is incapable of meaningful amendment. We should make a new one. Speaker Kahwa and President Lewis David opportunistically want to meet their selfish Guild presidential ambitions at the expense of genuine MLS interests. They are grudgingly responding to my earlier criticism and want to be seen to be doing something so as to get a block vote of Law School students during next semester’s Guild presidential race. We need a sober team to takeover the process of reforming our beloved Makerere Law Society. The Committee members are behaving like destructive goats in a garden!