THE BIRD’S-EYE VIEW: The guild is for leaders not politicians

BY ALEX TAREMWA When I recently attended the Uganda Christian University guild presidential debate, I was left with a number of nagging questions. The most pertinent was: Is being a guild official the precursor of one’s future leadership career or is it merely a political launch pad? The debate was one of the most rowdy I have ever attended, and although I will not delve much into the good, the bad and the ugly of that night here. Suffice to say that the scene was symptomatic of politicians’ not leaders’ behaviour….

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Vice presidential debate missed due to rat race

The rat trying to jump out of the toilet bowl (Photo by Patty Houston Holm)

BY PATTY HOUSTON HOLM I did not watch America’s live vice presidential debate because there was a rat in my toilet. Weird, I know! Let me tell you all about it. Four days prior to the CNN live broadcast, precisely at 4 a.m. on October 5, I knew it was there even before I saw it. My husband, who had conveniently left our UCU apartment for the United States hours before the rat took its toilet bowl swim, said he saw the tail waving from the bedsprings. But Meri, the…

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