For the whole of this week, the news about Bashir has been selling like hot cake not only in Kampala but around the world. Today I was about to wind up my day this came to my attention. MPs on the foreign affairs committee are travelling to the US this month to observe how Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda is handling business as the president of the UN Security Council.

“We are visiting the Security Council in session. It gives us an insight into what is going on and how our own is handling the security issues. It is a good gesture. We will give him a boost.” the chairperson, Lule Mawiya of the committee is quoted to have said.

Though details about how many MPs ares set go are  still scanty, normally parliamentary committees have about 20 MPs and I don’t know if all of them will be going. But what is more important is can the MPs describe well what boosting Rugunda will involve? Is it just going to be the tour of the UN building and taking MPs around to show them amazing New York City?

At a time when Ugandans are starving, the MPs are at it making endless not so important trips. What does Rugunda want from a committee that can’t be passed on to him? This is truly another way of the continued fleecing of taxpayers money with no sensitivity to the problems of the country.