Uganda’s President flies economy class

| 08/12/2009

(BBC): There have been mixed reactions in Uganda to the news that President Yoweri Museveni flew economy class on a commercial airline over the weekend. The ruling party welcomed his move which his spokesman said was to show an example to complaining civil servants that economy class should be used. But the BBC’s Joshua Mmali in the capital Kampala says many Ugandans see his trip as a publicity stunt. He says a second presidential jet was bought last year, amid opposition. According to presidential spokesman Tamale Mirundi, the president flew economy class from London to Entebbe on Sunday.

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