By Isaac Mufumba He is perched on a heap of second hand clothes in a stall in Jinja central market. He turns his head to have a clearer view of us. The face and arms bear scars. His left eye, he says, no longer functions. This is Godfrey Dhikusooka, the …Read More »
Are Ugandan men violent or are the women provocative?
By Rukiya Makuma On March 24, the Minister of State for Gender and Cultural Affairs Rukia Isanga Nakadama presided over the launch of a campaign by We Can partners at Imperial Royal Hotel in Kampala. The five-year campaign aims at changing peoples attitudes and practices that perpetuate violence against women. …Read More »
Who should lead the opposition coalition? A psychological analysis
By Joan Akello Aggressive Besigye, diplomatic Otunnu, ambitious Mao Since the main opposition parties in Uganda formed a joint platform, fielding a joint candidate in the 2011 presidential candidate has been top of their agenda. The leaders of the parties are supposed to unanimously agree on a leader from among …Read More »
Kazibwe squanders SACCO’s Shs 300m
By Dicta Asiimwe Former Vice President and now President Museveni’s advisor on microfinance Dr Specioza Wandira Kazibwe is again in the spotlight over abuse of public funds under the government’s Bonna Bagaggawale programme. The money meant for people with disabilities (PWDs) in Busoga under the Bonna Bagaggawale (Prosperity-for-All) has sparked …Read More »
What the opposition should do
By Andrew M. Mwenda Let me speculate. There are always ominous signs when a leader or regime is about to collapse. Take the example of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: There was the rum’s heart; then Cleopatra’s dream and later the soothsayer’s warning. There were equally also many ominous signs in 1969 …Read More »
SACCOs have left Busoga poor
By Isaac Mufumba Are they a means to a political rather than social-economic end? For most of the last part of 2009, government was dolling out food to sections of the population in West Nile, eastern and northern Uganda, following a famine that ravaged those areas leaving at least 50 …Read More »
Kind hearts give children a second life
By Rukiya Makuma Indian heart doctor planning 2,000-bed hospital in Uganda Daliya Muhindo, 12, once suffered heart failure. She was referred to the Uganda Heart Institute in Mulago Hospital by Kagambe hospital. At Mulago it was discovered that she had a hole in the upper chamber of her heart and …Read More »
Amendments to press law will kill journalism as we know it
By Article 29 Coalition Cabinet is currently reviewing the proposed amendments to the Press and Journalist Act 2001, which is the law that governs media practice. Like all citizens and well-meaning people in the government, every Ugandan journalist wants to work in a media industry that is responsible, respected, and …Read More »
ICC Bill: Why did MPs trap Museveni and save Kony?
By Isaac Mufumba The International Criminal Court Bill 2006, that was passed on March 10, (more than five years after it was first tabled before parliament) continues to raise eyebrows. If President Yoweri Museveni approves it, the Uganda’s War Crimes Court will become operational and pave the way for the …Read More »
PAC grills top ministers: Is it all bark and no bite?
By Isaac Mufumba Time check: 10:30 a.m., a lean looking man of average height, clad in a white short sleeved shirt and a sky blue necktie enters one of the committee rooms of Uganda’s parliament. This is the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Nathan Nandala Mafabi. He takes …Read More »