Social Media was taken by storm on Thursday and Friday with images and a video of a one Paddy Kitandwe, driving a grader to an interview made rounds.
Paddy Kitandwe, on knowing that he had secured an interview with Hima Cement, chose to drive a construction site grader to the interview and was seen to fall over while disembarking the road wrangler.
At that moment, I didn’t have a single coin on me, and I had a good Samaritan who was giving me the grader as a means of transport. It was an easy choice to make because, as you saw, I can drive that machine.Paddy Kitandwe
Boda Bodas are the most typical and arguably quickest means of transport around Kampala. Still, with the COVID19 pandemic taking a toll on many people, Kitandwe Paddy says he could not afford to pay for the bike and was lucky to have the Grader.
The interview further reveals how much haste Paddy was operating under that he could not recall switching off the engine of his “ride,” on top of not remembering the fall that almost got his papers soaked in the aftermath of a rainy Kampala morning.
“If you say I fell, then I can believe that because I felt sore while taking a shower back at home. I guess it was a result of that fall,” Paddy continues.
Paddy, a university degree holder, concedes that much as the degree is a prerequisite, everything in the end is left to the Lord and he is certain his faith in the Lord will pay off.
Before he got the opportunity at the construction site where the Hima Cement interview phone-call found him, Paddy says he did a very kind of odd job he could get to make ends meet for himself and the people back at home counting on him.
If a grader’s appearance did not convince the folks at Hima Cement, Paddy is confident that his belief in God, bachelor’s degree, work ethic, and principles should sail safely ashore into the job.
It is still silence from the Hima Cement camp, and just like Roman Catholics waiting on a new Popal announcement, we are looking out for the white smoke from the Hima chimney.
We wish Paddy Kitandwe good luck.