When you’re not quite sure what to do with that extra $40 million…

Posted: December 19, 2007 in Blog

Hmmm, what to do after cutting all government budgets to finance the cost of hosting a $130 million international conference?

Restore funding to the agency charged with bringing electricity to rural Ugandans?

Nah.

Invest in the Ministry of Works to ensure the miles and miles of new roads built and fixed for the conference can be properly maintained?

Psh, yeah right.

Oh I know. How about increasing relief to the hundreds of thousands who are still recovering from flooding in the eastern regions?

Nah, let donors handle that problem.

Instead, let’s buy a big-ass jet to fly the president around.

Brilliant.

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Comments
  1. PS says:

    When I was in Uganda, before Chogm, I went slightly north on that horrible road. When driving back, dodging all those pot holes, I saw the president’s escorts going north. I was hoping he’d hit a few pot holes and get the road fixed. Maybe he’s buying the jet instead. Of course, that begs the question, Just where will he land when he comes out into the country side to visit a poor, tiny village. Said tongue in cheek.

  2. mattroberts says:

    The G550 is a really nice plane:
    http://www.gulfstream.com/g550/

    Much better then the g4 he’s replacing that cost 32 million in 2000.

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