By Isaac Mufumba Muhlbauer EC voter registration system cannot catch double registration Former Soroti Municipality MP Mike Mukula, who is fighting to claw back the seat in the 2011 parliamentary elections, is getting support from an unlikely quarter the Electoral Commission. It has given his wife two voter numbers, meaning …Read More »
NRM in chaos
By Isaac Mufumba But opposition lacks candidates to fill the gap in the troubled constituencies In the run up to the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in January 2010, a group of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) elite vigorously lobbied for support against a motion to introduce universal adult suffrage …Read More »
Who funds NRM?
By Isaac Mufumba The party has no budget, trading arm or known financiers Seven years after the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) was registered as a political party, it has no annual budget nor a clear financial system to guide expenditures on its activities. The NRMs Deputy Spokesman Ofwono Opondo’s …Read More »
The security aftermath of 7/11
By Isaac Mufumba LCs role in community policing back on the agenda The Igbo, a tribe in Nigeria, say that: Whenever you see a toad jumping in broad daylight, then know that something is after its life. What would you think if you saw three ministers rush to parliament on …Read More »
By Isaac Mufumba Big Brother is listening Uganda is becoming a Big Brother state upon the passing of the Regulation of Interception Bill 2007 into law. Many MPs especially in the opposition are opposed to the proposed law fearing that it will be used against them. If you want to …Read More »
Should teachers dance over four chicken?
By Isaac Mufumba Museveni’s electioneering at state of the nation address raises intriguing questions What do you say about a president who promises to increase the nations electricity power supply by 3,200 megawatts in five years when he has been in power for 24 years and, over that period, managed …Read More »
Govt to pay all ex-soldiers? Dont pop the Champaign yet
By Isaac Mufumba Last month President Museveni issued two directives. First was the order to re-document former soldiers to enable government pay pension to them or their families in case of the deceased.The second was the directive to the Ministry of Public Service to lower the retirement age from 60 …Read More »
NRM faces shock test to its majorities in parliament
By Isaac Mufumba Last week members parliament went native. They nearly had a fist-fighting in the House. The opposition MPs broke a door of the parliament to force themselves inside after being blocked from re-entering the House where they had walked out to protest the Deputy Speakers refusal to allow …Read More »
Will new development plan succeed?
By Isaac Mufumba Memories of Vision 2025 and PEAP create doubt Uganda has just launched a new Shs 54 trillion National Development Plan (NDP), the first in more than 40 years. The NDPs vision is to have â€œa transformed Ugandan Society from a peasant to a modern and prosperous country …Read More »
Museveni backs tough law that could jail incompetent ministers
By Isaac Mufumba When I asked the Vice Chairman of Parliaments Budget Committee, Medi Mulumba (NRM Luuka County) about the Parliamentary committee on Government Assurances last week, he had a very low opinion. That is a dead committee. It has nothing to show for its existence, he said. This Committee …Read More »