Singer Pius Mayanja, aka Pallaso, had to be dissuaded from putting up posts on social media calling on his fans to raise funds for his future burial.
The ‘Nalonda Nemala’ singer took a battering after a copycat fundraiser on Twitter yielded a measly Shs5m. After seeing Nigerian singer Davido’s successful fundraiser to clear taxes for his Rolls Royce, Pallaso attempted to pull off similar antics by asking his fans to raise Shs100m to clear taxes for his new Range Rover Sport.
But as Nigerians shocked Davido with Naira in excess of his wildest imagination, Pallaso was busy receiving digital coins and crypto-like donations.
“I think Ugandans only contribute mabugo,” Pallaso told friends. “Maybe I should have asked for support toward my future burial. In fact, I should do that.”
Friends had to invoke things like culture and abomination to dissuade Pallaso from going about with the antic. He eventually abandoned it after someone said his wife would not like it.
Senior journalist claims mast can be erected on matooke
A senior TV journalist has praised telecoms for erecting masts on tall trees, saying it shows the need to conserve the environment.
The journalist, not realizing that he was flaunting an artificial tree designed by one of the telecoms, suggested that masts in Buganda could be erected on banana stems.
“Matooke is a traditional food in Buganda and erecting a mast on these plantains would make impact,” the journalist said, oblivious of the science of electricity vs live plants.
The man who recently “saw an appendix of a bomb blast victim” added that the National Agricultural Research Organisation should produce a banana variety that “grows tall and lasts longer” to facilitate masts.
After many pointed out the gaffe in the tweet, the journalist claimed that he had only been influencing the trend.
PM Nabbanja defends incessant car breakdown
Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has refuted claims that she pulled off a stunt on the Mukono-Katosi road by feigning mechanical breakdown of her official car.
Straight from a bizarre antic of pushing a man in a wheelbarrow she was launching, the busybody PM’s official car broke down on the road, forcing her to look for an alternative means.
“It’s not the first time, not the second, not the third… I can count my fingers, that car keeps breaking down,” she said.
“It hurts that people think I was abandoning my car to ride a wheelbarrow.”
The PM, who has been a cocktail of maverick antics since her appointment in June, said she needs a vehicle that will not compete with her in antics.
“This car is upstaging me,” she said..
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