In the land of endless pledges and dusty dreams, Bbaale County’s very own Charles Tebandeke, the MP with the grandest of plans, is about to give the world a lesson in ‘Road Rage,’ Uganda-style. Yes, folks, he’s all set to put on a show, and it’s not just any show; it’s a demo, but not the kind where you get to test drive a brand new car; no, no, this one’s all about tarmac, or the lack thereof.
The local MP is demonstrating over an unloved and untamed road, stretching from Kayunga to Bbaale to Galiraaya, all covered in dust. This road is so dusty that if you accidentally drop your sunglasses, you’ll never find them again. Our hero MP is here to save the day!
Tebandeke, the man with a plan and a penchant for dramatics, has sent an invitation to the local constabulary, aka the police, telling them, “Guess what, pals? I’m throwing a party, and everyone’s invited. Well, everyone who’s fed up with promises of paved roads, that is!”
You see, Tebandeke is angry because, apparently, President Museveni and his government cronies have been promising to turn this dusty nightmare into a smooth, shiny road for ages. But guess what? The road’s still as rough as a cheese grater. It’s so bumpy; even the cows complain!
Tebandeke isn’t just about dramatic statements. He’s got a point, or so he claims. He says this unpaved catastrophe has claimed lives, human and animal alike. Not to mention the countless vehicles that have met their doom on this road of despair.
And if you thought that was bad, think again! The poor condition of this road has caused all sorts of environmental havoc, with sugarcane companies and their trucks stirring up a dust storm of biblical proportions. It’s like the apocalypse, but with sugar and dust instead of fire and brimstone.
Now, Tebandeke isn’t just a complainer; he’s a constitutional crusader. He’s waving Article 29 of Uganda’s Constitution like a magic wand, reminding everyone that he’s got the right to assemble and demonstrate. So, he’s planning a peaceful stroll on this dusty road. You know, a little exercise to keep those legs in shape.
He’s even planning an assembly, a memorial service of sorts, to remember all the poor souls who met their end on this treacherous trail. It’s like a dusty red carpet event, but without the glamour and with a lot more sneezing.
Now, as the dust settles, we can only wonder whether the police will give Tebandeke and his demo the green light. Will the roads remain unpaved, or will this MP’s roadshow pave the way to progress? Stay tuned, dear readers, because Uganda’s got drama, and it’s not just in the parliament!