By Haggai Matsiko and Ian Katusiime Accusers explain how MTN created Shs23 billion `fake’ money Museveni’s PGB guarding witnesses Mobile money services in Uganda are coming under scrutiny and what is emerging is troubling. At the centre of the saga in which President Yoweri Museveni is personally involved, is Uganda’s …Read More »
Museveni’s 2016 election cabinet
By Agather Atuhaire and Ian Katusiime Analysts say Cabinet line up intended to reward loyalty, as well as winning 2016 votes On March 1, President Yoweri Museveni finally announced the long-awaited Cabinet reshuffle that had caused anxiety among politicians. All along, suspicion has been rife that the people who have …Read More »
Smart but unemployable
By Ian Katusiime When a graduate with the right theory meets an employer looking for practical skills By Ian Katusiime Makerere University’s 65th graduation ceremony was the usual excited hubbub of graduands in their black gowns and mortarboards and hoods of many colours. In the medley was Isaac who was …Read More »
`We should go back to the Movement system’
By Ian Katusiime Former army commander Gen. Elly Tumwine, who is an army MP, spoke to The Independent’s Ian Katusiime. At 29, do you feel the NRM has achieved its liberations ideals from the Bush War? To answer that you have to look at what has happened, how it has …Read More »
Uprooting NRM’s ‘Mustard tree’
By Ian Katusiime As NRM celebrates its 29th victory anniversary Museveni has weakened all his opponents; why then is his party so weakened? Every Jan.26, when the NRM marks the anniversary of its victory in 1986; it seeks to present itself as a popular government by holding the celebrations in …Read More »
International reaction to “Uganda is a better tourist destination than Spain”- Museveni
By Ian Katusiime In a comment published in The New Vision, President Yoweri Museveni said that Uganda was a “better destination” than Spain and castigated the Uganda Tourism Board for not properly marketing the country and referring to it as ‘Uganda Suppression Board’. Museveni’s remarks juxtaposing the two nations have …Read More »
Uganda Human Rights Commission raps Police in new report.
By Ian Katusiime Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) released its annual report on April 10 at Imperial Royale Hotel where it sharply criticised the Police for its brutality and crack down on demonstrations and illegal detention of suspects beyond the stipulated 48 hours. Complaints on the right to personal liberty …Read More »
The Independent’s Haggai Matsiko and Ronald Musoke win Uganda National Journalism Awards.
By Ian Katusiime Two of The Independent’s leading journalists Haggai Matsiko and Ronald Musoke won two awards each at the event organised by African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) which took place on April 9 at Golf Course Hotel,Kampala. Haggai Matsiko won an award for Extractive Reporting and Explanatory Reporting …Read More »
Lord Mayor Lukwago returns to office.
By Ian Katusiime On March 31, early morning at around 9:00 am, Kampla Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago drove through the gates of City Hall en route to his office at City Hall uninterrupted for the first time since November when a botched impeachment KCCA counsellors’ session kicked him out of …Read More »
Homophobia is the real problem
By Joan Akello and Ian Katusiime West Budama MP Fox Odoi who is one of the petitioners to challenge the Anti-Homosexuality law in the Constitutional Court, spoke to Joan Akello and Ian Katusiime about the gay issue What is the spirit of this petition? The spirit of this petition is …Read More »