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20% NSSF payout benefits no one

While everyone understands the financial squeese workers are going through, let’s not court more disaster COMMENT | PETER NYANZI | In the 1830s, the British Economist William Forster Lloyd wrote an essay in which he described a phenomenon he called the ‘tragedy of the commons.’ Simply put, if a shared/common …

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Grow personal wealth post covid-19

Can this model be the path to follow to grow your business and personal finances after the lockdown? COMMENT | JEANPO OLOWO | Crisis brings clarity. In times of fear and uncertainty, extended lock down, stay home directives, non essential business closures, curfews, social distancing for your own safety and …

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The Uganda oil debate

A short reply to Mwenda and Co. COMMENT | Prof. Dr. Eng. KANT ATEENYI KANYARUSOKE | In one recent NBS program, President Yoweri Museveni talked about many things: health, economy, succession etc. On oil, which was only a small part of the interview, he gave his opinion on the refinery-pipeline …

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The fate of 2021 Elections

Electoral Commission should give guidance because any talk of extension of elections must consider what our laws say COMMENT | MUKALAZI DEUS MUBIRU | The recent unprecedented Covid19 control measures, which included suspension of public meetings like political rallies, conferences and other related meetings, disrupted the core activities of the …

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Confronting China

The prospect of Chinese global leadership is not inviting but the U.S. is rapidly fading as an alternative COMMENT | IAN BURUMA | Instead of using all the powers of the U.S. federal government to limit the ravages of COVID-19, President Donald Trump’s administration is wasting precious time and energy …

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Lessons from national electricity blackouts

Government has the capacity to mobilise equipment and manpower and respond quickly to emergencies COMMENT | HARRISON E. MUTIKANGA | The recent locust invasion, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, extreme hydrological events with increased precipitation and rising Lake Victoria water levels, degraded lake catchment, and the subsequent potential threats to dam …

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Escalation of torture in COVID-19 lockdown

It is deeply disconcerting that mechanisms for holding government agents accountable are usually not effective in Uganda COMMENT | EDWARD SERUCACA JNR | Amidst the fight against a new enemy, the coronavirus disease Covid-19, old foes are rearing their ugly heads.  In mid-April, the Independent MP Francis Zaake of Mityana …

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Escalation of torture in lockdown

It is disconcerting that mechanisms for holding government agents accountable are usually not effective in Uganda COMMENT | Edward Serucaca Jnr | Amidst the fight against a new enemy, the coronavirus disease Covid-19, old foes are rearing their ugly heads. In mid-April, the Independent MP Francis Zaake of Mityana Municipality was wheeled …

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