By Matsiko wa Mucoori & Mubatsi Asinja Habati Development partners share the concern of Uganda’s civil society and media about the increasingly high levels of spending on governments administrative structures. These are resources that could otherwise be invested in infrastructure, basic education, health care, and clean drinking water for the …Read More »
By Iva Skoch A billion condoms, 40,000 sex workers CAPE TOWN, South Africa The taxi drivers hustling around the bars on Long Street in Cape Town say they are ready for all the soccer fans that will flood the city in June for the World Cup. So are hotels, restaurants, …Read More »
Exploiting the police uniform
By Maya Prabhu A story of abused authority and the victimised vulnerable Helens* work environment is more dangerous than most. On the night-time streets and alleyways of Kampala, her short skirts and revealing blouses flag down cruising clients, but also attract unwanted, and all too frequently violent, attention. Crucially, Helen …Read More »
Inside Museveni’s political game
By Andrew M. Mwenda As we move towards next year’s presidential election, it is important that we establish how President Yoweri Museveni and his ruling party, the NRM, have organised his support base. For most African governments to survive, they need support from the society over which they rule …Read More »
Who is taking over their jobs?
By John Njoroge The jury is still out on whether Uganda has been a success in terms of economic policies. A couple of features still stand out. Income inequality has been resilient to all the changes in economic policy. Income inequality remains a significant problem. In terms of creating a …Read More »
A wrong education?
By Dicta Asiimwe Shs150bn loan at stake as ministry of Education faces opposition over professional training institutions A meeting between ministry of Education officials and their counterparts from the ministry of Health on May 6 had an unusual agenda; formerly endorsing a World Bank-backed position on which ministry controls medical …Read More »
Fake fuel tests UNBS inspectors
By Joan Akello If you are unlucky, one of these days you might experience what mechanics call a hard start with your vehicle. That means your vehicle will require several failed attempts before it starts. Then it will start smoking or bellowing thick black smoke as you drive, losing acceleration …Read More »
PACs paper tiger:
By Kyle Beaulieu Bukenya, CHOGM looters wont be punished The much-hyped, soon-to-be-released official report from the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will only be that: a report. Parliament can only make recommendations; a court has to make the verdict. Justice will be left to the judiciary and the dedication of …Read More »
What next after Clinton’s damning Uganda report?
By Dicta Asiimwe It is not authenticated but a report purported to be by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the American Congress on the 2011 Uganda elections could have serious implications. The report is the first in a series that the US Congress, in an unprecedented move, asked …Read More »
Law to license newspaper will breed evil and devil
By Justice Prof. G.W. Kanyeihamba I received alarming documents, one entitled, “Principles for a Bill to amend the Press and Journalist Act with the main object of Regulating the media”dated May 6, 2009 and another dated January 29, 2010 and called The Press and Journalist (Amendment) Act 2010. The long …Read More »