Folks, I suggest that we start addressing each other as ‘honourables’. This is our parliament and we need to start respecting each other in whatever we say to each other. I think we can all agree that this forum is an honourable thing to Ugandans in and outside the country.We have got no reason to destroy it with abusive and disrespectful arguments.
We can also agree that honourable people sometimes do dishonorable things but they attempt to correct their mistakes by owning up to them and taking the heat. Mistakes are NOT corrected by covering your tracks!
We should also accept that some of us make polemic arguments only where one uses anecdotes as evidence and does not discuss more than one side of an issue. It is usually one sided especially for most NRM supporters. It is intended to be controversial.
It is no part of the polemicist’s vocation to consider both sides of the question. It is up to you to try and counter or refute the attack – if you can.
Yes, we are serious about this, and it is meant to get members to start addressing each other in a respectable way. Ahmed Katerega suggested some other tittles that i thought were also good if properly used such as ;comrades, compatriots, brothers and sisters, ndugu or sseruganda/nang’anda.
But i don’t mind anybody calling me ‘Abbey’ because it means that I’m kind of closer to that person. So, call me by my first name if you think i deserve to be called that way. It will be an honor to be addressed that way too.
*Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba*