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Mayor Kezaala fights back

By Onghwens Kisangala In January, Mohammed Kezaala, mayor of Jinja municipality, was arrested and charged by the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Faith Mwondha, with abuse of office and of misappropriating municipal funds. The IGG alleged that 100 iron sheets and 820 bags of cement earmarked for charity organisations were …

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Delaying electoral reform is an election rigging process Prof. J. Oloka-Onyango

By Onghwens Kisangala Civil Society Organizations, the government, donors and other stakeholders appear agreed that major reforms are necessary to improve the electoral process in Uganda. Yet little has been done so far although the 2011 presidential and parliamentary elections are bare two years away. Prof. Joe Oloka-Onyango pictured below, …

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Government is failing Makerere Prof. Lubobi

By Onghwens Kisangala Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest and most prestigious institution of higher learning has been in the news over fees hikes and student strikes, declining standards and dilapidated infrastructure. Inadequate staffing, poor remuneration, accommodation and congestion, high or low fees (depending on whom you talk to; student/parent or administrator) …

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Uganda is in free fall, Nabudere

By Onghwens Kisangala The Indenpendents Onghwens Kisangala interviewed eminent Ugandan academic Prof. Dani Wadada Nabudere about a broad range of issues. This interview was done before the final results of the US election were known, and before Parliament absolved Security Minister Mbabazi in the Temangalo scandal. Below, excerpts: The country …

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Bushera gets a kick up-market

By Onghwens Kisangala As value addition fad gets new meaning Until now bushera, a non-alcoholic porridge with roots in western Uganda that is brewed from millet, sorghum and water, has been a beverage of the lower market spectrum. It has been served chilled mainly in dinghy village shops and city …

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