In business management accounting, you cannot present costs without income. For Daily Monitor to scream loud with the headline, “Pope visit preparations to cost taxpayer Shs5 billion”, highlighting only the cost without giving its readers the estimated income and benefits – socially, politically and most importantly economically – that will accrue from the papal visit is pretty ingenious.
The pope is among the most influential and powerful people in the world. To those opposed to his visit, tell me, how many among that club ever washed and kissed feet of prisoners jumped out of their convoys to hug babies and the homeless reject official vehicles, etc? Poor people do not have the opportunity to visit the Pope because they cannot afford it. For this reason, why don’t you embrace his coming so that he meets the poor in Uganda.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor