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NRM’s big numbers

Ruling party’s unrivalled growth scrutinized as it marks 32 years in power Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | In 2006, after the first election since the country adopted the multiparty system of government in 2005, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) had 205 MPs, after the 2011 elections that shot …

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Volkswagen in Rwanda

German car maker eyes nation’s e-mobility Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | If everything goes according to plan, the first car “made in Rwanda” could be on the streets as early as May, according to the German automobile giant. After South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, Rwanda is the fourth African country in …

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Testing NRM’s promises

ANALYSIS: After 32 years in power, has NRM party lost its ideology Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Every politician makes great promises to win and retain power and President Yoweri Museveni has mastered that. Every year during the National Liberation Day celebrations, he revises old promises and makes new ones. …

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Auditor General lists weak government departments

Auditor General lists weak government departments | Political will to do things is zero, says civil society  NAADS (corruption), Ministry of Finance (domestic arrears, funding shortages) Public universities (unapproved salaries) Local governments (low absorption), URA (tax exemption follow-up, low targets, missed royalties gold) Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development …

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Launch of the Mutebile centre

Longest-serving central bank boss feted at inaugural lecture Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The launch on Jan.11 of the Tumusiime Mutebile Centre of Excellence was the perfect moment to fete the long-serving governor of the central bank.  At the helm since 2001, Mutebile is the longest serving governor the …

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