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Government is `broke’

By Agather Atuhaire Tough finance law flat-foots Finance Ministry It is general election time. Politicians need money. But the shilling is fast depreciating. The budget is performing poorly. Although the government has put up Shs 1.4 trillion worth of TBs and bonds, it has attracted interest worth barely Shs 400 …

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TDA’s dilemma

By Agather Atuhaire Why experts want both Besigye and Mbabazi to contest Journalist Daniel Kalinaki starts his book titled, Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s Unfinished Revolution with an April 2011 meeting between former FDC President Kizza Besigye and Western donors and diplomats. At the meeting, the author says Besigye was scolded …

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Divided FDC

By Agather Atuhaire Why Besigye has its vote, Muntu its heart Weeks after Uganda’s main opposition party voted retired Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye to be its flag-bearer in the 2016 presidential elections, members remain divided over the likely implications of the decision. Within the FDC, The Independent has been told, …

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Next budget faces unexpected hurdle

By Agather Atuhaire 2016 parliament election cycle tosses planning into the unknown Who will pass Uganda’s next budget? That is the question on the lips of finance policy makers since unforeseen procedures related to the new budgeting cycle in an election year started emerging.  Under the old budgeting cycle, the …

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New districts debate

By Agather Atuhaire How politics defeated financial logic In the run-up to the last presidential and parliamentary elections in 2011, Irish Times reporter Jody Clarke wrote a story under the headline “How to keep winning elections –Uganda style”. It reported on the frustration caused by last-minute demarcation of new electoral …

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Oguttu’s pointless opposition

By Agather Atuhaire How dangerous can confusion between Leader of Opposition and Opposition Chief Whip be? But not one opposition MP followed him out.   Only four of the 67 opposition MPs ended up outside with their leader. In fact, even the Opposition Chief Whip, Cecilia Ogwal (Dokolo Woman) who is …

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