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COMMENT: Uganda’s climate change policy

Specific interventions needed as uncertainty and variability of rainfall threatens economic progress COMMENT | MILDRED BARUNGI & FLORENCR NAKAZI | In the past five years, Uganda has experienced climate change and variability. This has been mainly exhibited through uncertainty of rainfall patterns for the two main cropping seasons (i.e. March to May …

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COMMENT: Uganda’s state of violence

The killing of Mowzey Radio shows how excessive state violence has alienated Ugandans from good governance COMMENT | MORRIS KOMAKECH | The extreme violence where President Yoweri Museveni and his NRM enthusiasts have taken Uganda’s politics will alienate many people from meaningful participation in society’s affairs. Already, Ugandans feel helpless – …

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COMMENT: Corruption in Road sector

Could remedy be e-governance? COMMENT | CISSY KAGABA | The Government of Uganda has since 2008 prioritised road construction and maintenance by committing a substantial part of the budget towards the same. Uganda spends over Shs3.3 trillion ($1b) annually on public infrastructure and roads still receive a lion’s share of the …

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GLOBAL COMMENT: Africa’s arrival

The latest African Development Bank (AfDB) Economic Outlook for 2018 predicts 4.1% average growth COMMENT | KAUSHIK BASU | The African Development Bank (AfDB) has just published its African Economic Outlook for 2018. This year’s revamped publication – shorter than usual, analytically well-structured, and written in lucid prose, without hyperbole – …

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COMMENT: UEGCL’s strategic plan

Launched in December 2017, the 5-year plan is to ensure reliable, affordable electricity COMMENT | SIMON P. KASYATE | The renowned English strategic thinker and consultant, Dr. Max McKeown, in one of his best seller books on strategic planning titled `The Strategy Book’, opines that: “With a clever strategy, each action …

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COMMENT: Museveni’s decision on Kayihura

Unlike what the public is hoping for, ending criminality in the police is not the President’s biggest concern COMMENT | JOSEPH WERE | Following recent revelations of shocking criminality in the Uganda Police Force, Inspector General Kale Kayihura’s number is up it appears. Equally feeling the chill wind must be President …

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