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Integrity, accountability critical for effective COVID-19 response and recovery

COMMENT | Jonas Mbabazi  | Integrity and accountability should be an integral part of a resilient response to the COVID-19 crisis, ensuring that government actions benefit citizens that have been hit hard. In a rather strange way, many fear that the ongoing pandemic could present opportunities through which government bureaucrats can …

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The U.S.-China coronavirus blame game

  Their conspiracies are getting dangerous when what the world needs today is cooperation not confrontation COMMENT | JOHN POMFRET | In early 1952, the three-year-old People’s Republic of China faced a public relations crisis in the middle of the Korean War. After agreeing to let prisoners of war (POWs) …

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Falling global oil prices

Implications on Uganda’s economy due to low economic activity and COVID-19 related worldwide challenges COMMENT | SAMUEL OKULONY | The outbreak of COVID 19 in China in December last year and its spread across the world has resulted in unprecedented events and stressed both highly developed and low developing countries. …

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Containing COVID-19 economic fallout

  How issuance of the IMF’s reserve asset, Special Drawing Rights, could ensure international liquidity COMMENT | JIM O’NEIL AND DOMENICO LOMBARDI | Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Monetary Fund estimates that, between now and the end of 2021, global GDP will suffer a cumulative loss of more …

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Consequences of rising Victoria waters

They remind us of its uncompromising laws that are not cheatable and bite so deeply and indiscriminately COMMENT | JOSEPH MUKASA NGUBWAGYE | Images of “swimming” portions of prominent hotels in Kigo and Entebbe in Wakiso district continue to make rounds on social media. The situation is not any different …

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Tackling COVID-19 among truck drivers

The President needs to take decisive measures to consolidate the gains in the fight against the Corona virus COMMENT | WALTER AKENA | Over the last one month, President Yoweri Museveni has addressed Ugandans many times, each time giving an account of the nation’s efforts to break the chain of …

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