Each week just gets better and better. This last week sure started off with a bang. So I was planning on going up to
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday were very similar to Monday. I usually went each day with someone different, and each person just absolutely loved the whole experience. Every single time their most favorite part was talking with Hamis and learning about
So each day we attended committee meetings. On Tuesday, it was hilarious, me and Kindra were sitting there watching all the food and pop being brought to the MP’s and we were just starving. Kindra wrote in her journal and showed me where it said, “I would give anything to have a samosa right now.” Not even 5 minutes later the waiter asked us if we would like anything to drink…score! So we ate samosas and drank pop, it was great. The next two days they also gave us samosas and pop. The Parliament meetings were also really fun for me. The NRM Party sits on one side and the opposition parties sit on the other. They have a lot of British tradition in their meetings because the British colonized them. They talked about a few interesting things, many opposition members were upset with the Minister of Defense because 5
So after committee meeting we would go to Hamis’s office, chat, then Parliament, then back to Hamis, chat some more and then go back to Mukono and get chipatis on the way back. I love chipatis! They are kinda like pita bread with eggs, cabbage, and tomatoes on top. I get a couple of them each time, because they are really cheap (500 shillings, or 35 cents, approx.) and really filling. It’s funny, we always lend money out to each other and remind each other and stuff…most of the time it is like 1700 shillings, which is $1, or something. But that is a lot of money…but really it’s not.
Ok, so here are some of the things I learned from Hamis: Colonialism really is the worst thing that happened to
So Hamis is assistant to Honorable Fred Nkayi. This guy sounds impressive. I haven’t met him yet, he’s mostly been in his constituency, but he does not know anything about politics, he’s in it because he wants to help his people. He wants our group to come to Jinja, where he’s from, for a day and visit schools and see the source of the
OK, this blog is very long, I have a lot to write still, I have to tell about my trip to