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JK UMEYASIKIA YA M7? M7 asafiri kwa 'economy class'

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  1. Shadow

    Shadow JF-Expert Member

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    Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni flies economy class


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    Yoweri Museveni (right) was returning from a Commonwealth meeting

    There have been mixed reactions in Uganda to the news that President Yoweri Museveni flew economy class on a commercial airline over the weekend. The ruling party welcomed his move which his spokesman said was to show an example to complaining civil servants that economy class should be used.

    But the BBC's Joshua Mmali in the capital Kampala says many Ugandans see his trip as a publicity stunt.

    He says a second presidential jet was bought last year, amid opposition.

    According to presidential spokesman Tamale Mirundi, the president flew economy class from London to Entebbe on Sunday.


    [​IMG][​IMG] If the president can travel economy class, it is an indication that spending colossal sums of money by government officials on business and first class is going to stop [​IMG]



    Tamale Mirundi
    Presidential spokesman


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    Ugandan leader to get second jet

    He was returning from a two-week trip away where he attended the Commonwealth meeting in Trinidad and Tobago.

    "He was treated like other passengers," Mr Mirundi told Uganda's state-owned New Vision newspaper.

    "If the president can travel economy class, it is an indication that spending colossal sums of money by government officials on business and first class is going to stop," he was quoted as saying.

    "He wanted to find out the difficulties travellers face in flying economy class and why government officials complain about the economy class."

    Mr Mirundi told the AFP news agency that Mr Museveni wanted to "to cultivate a new feeling among civil servants".

    However, Transparency International's Robert Lugolobi in Uganda doubted the president's gesture to clamp down on government spending and corruption, reports the local Daily Monitor newspaper .

    "For a man who has two jets for his official travels, once in a while to move in economy class, is that news?" he is quoted as saying.


    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8401404.stm
     
  2. Lukolo

    Lukolo JF-Expert Member

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    Its impossible for Kikwete to do that. I guess....
     
  3. Fidel80

    Fidel80 JF-Expert Member

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    Hii safi sana sijui viongozi wetu wanaweza? Maana hata magari tu wanajivika ngozi ya kondoo hatutaki mashangingi cha kushangaza wao ndo wanayapanda mweh
     
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    JokaKuu Platinum Member

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    ..is our President MEDICALLY FIT to fly ECONOMY CLASS?
     
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    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    Psychologically, the answer is no. Psychologiocally.
     
  6. RADIKALI

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    Kampala — President Yoweri Museveni flew back home from the US on Saturday night on a commercial airliner in the economy class.
    According to Tamale Mirundi, the president's spokesman, Museveni's decision to fly on a British Airways flight in economy class was a signal to the Government officials that undertaking official trips in business and first class may be no more.
    "If the President can travel economy class, it is an indication that spending colossal sums of money by Government officials on business and first class is going to stop. He wanted to find out the difficulties travellers face in flying economy class and why Government officials complain about the economy class," said Mirundi.
    The President's spokesman stressed that there was no problem with the presidential jet. "We don't have any problem with the jet. He just wanted to travel as an ordinary passenger."
    He declined to comment whether the jet had remained in the US for servicing or had been flown home.
    At the airports and in the plane, Mirundi said, the President mixed freely with other travellers. "He was treated like other passengers."
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    Government officials normally travel business and first class on commercial airliners during official and sometimes private trips.
    Sources said the ministers and other high-ranking Government officials will soon be asked to fly economy class as an austerity measure.
    According to the sources, the President used the trip not only for adventure but also to warn Ugandan leaders to reduce on luxurious travel abroad.
    The decision to fly economy class comes in the wake of complaints of lavish spending and corruption in the Government.
    Museveni had been on a two-week visit to Trinidad and Tobago for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
    He also toured educational institutions in Cuba.

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    SOURCE:http://allafrica.com/stories/200912070087.html
     
  7. K

    Kakulwa Senior Member

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    Museveni once hired a private jet for his pregnant daughter to have a delivery in Europe now the very same man is trying to deceive his people that he is no more extravagant and will be serious with misuse of public funds by his aides?
     
  8. MwanaFalsafa1

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    This seems like a typical public relation stunt. Let's see his commitment by him continuing to travel that way. It shouldn't be a one time thing. By the way why did he travel British Airway? Why didn't he travel with preferably his countries carrier?
     
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    Kapwani JF-Expert Member

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    mmmh viongozi wa afrika na machanga ya macho....natamani niwa donate mabara mengine watusaidie kuwahifadhi....yaani wana mbwembwe kila kukicha.....wanatufanya wananchi mahawayani.....eti economy class.....ha ha ha haya wabongo pandeni reli ya kati mnapoenda dodoma!
    ni kazi kuwa mwafrika....needs thick skin!
    Mmmh ndio maana naogopa siku ndoto ya gadafi ya kuungana itakapotimia..maana ni muungano wa ........!
     
  10. Serendipity

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    There is no point here.. Kama ndege yake iliyompeleka USA inarudi Uganda empty, hakuna kitu alicho serve hapa!
    Duh kumbe muheshimiwa nae alitembele Cuba, lakini sidhani kama alipata ka- opportunity ka kubembea... naona ametembeleazaidi kwenye educational institutions.
     
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    Kapwani JF-Expert Member

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    M7 ana agenda yake wala sikushauri rais wangu kupanda ec, kwanini bwana! usidese jambo bila kujua sababu yake! M7 ana lake jambo hana lolote mnafiki mkubwa....leo hii ndio kagundua matumizi bora ya serikali uganda? baada ya kukaa madarakani miaka zaidi ya 20? JK iga mambo ya maana mwayego kwa M7 kama yapo.... achana na udaku huu wa ec wa...mzushi tu....ukimuiga tu na wewe utakuwa mnafiki bora uendelee kuwashughulikia mafisadi
     
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    I keep saying this. This is all a public relations stunt. Let's see if they will get read of the presidential jet all together & M7 travel only on economy class hence forth. By the way why did he fly British and not his national career? And is there proof he was actually sitted on economy class instead of business or first class?
     
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    Thread ii iunganishwe na ya RADIKALI. Zote zinaongelea issue moja.
     
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    Mtoto wa Kishua JF-Expert Member

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    Hehehehe nakumbuka na Lipumbaa alishawahi sema atakaa huko kajamba nani! akiwa rais , akapingwa vibaya na Cheyo.
     
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    Tatizo letu sio rais apande class gani, tatizo letu ni yeye kuwajibika kwa wananchi.Anaweza akapanda mpaka daladala na asifanye lolote.

    Hivi huyu M7 mnayetaka JK ajifunze kwake ni yuleyule rais wa Uganda au? dikteta!!!

    Lengo lake ni lilelile la kama JK kuwapa pipi watoto.

    Sisi jamani
     
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    Magezi JF-Expert Member

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    Kwa kweli hapo hakuna la maana ila ni danganya toto tu. Kama alikwenda na private jet yake na ikarudi tupu huo ni upuuzi tu.

    Kikwete sisi tunacho taka kwake siyo economy class, sisi tunataka ufanisi bandarini, TRA, Tanesco, kuwafunga jela akina RA, EL, na chenge et al, kuhakikisha umeme wa uhakika upo n.k.
     
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    Kusafiri kwa economy class kwa rais wa nchi si sawa.Hili si jambo la kujivunia.
    Its very risk for president to keep himself / herself so simple.
     
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    Hivi watanzania tunataka maendeleo ya Nchi yetu au tunataka nini?yafaa nini leo hii kumuona rais akipanda Economy class afu ufisadi,rushwa,magonjwa na huduma mbovu kwa jamii tunaendelea kuviona?
    ebu tulete mambo yeye msukumo.
    labda hapa cha kusema ni kuwa serikali ipunguze matumizi yasiyo ya lazima lakini hilo si kwa kupanda Economy class kwa rais.
     
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    embu ulizeni hiyo ndege ina first class...jamani ukipanda ATC leo hii siti zote economy class sasa uweziniambia amepanda economy kama hakuna 1st class...anywa kama ipo hongera zake aendelee kula vyema mema ya nchi...
     
  20. Shadow

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    lol no comment mkuu!
     
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