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The polycrisis industrial complex

When politicians compete to promise `security’ in the face of new crises that are feeding on one another COMMENT | DAVID KEEN & RUBEN ANDERSSON | In Constantine Cavafy’s poem “Waiting for the Barbarians,” the much-feared barbarians never turn up. “Now, what’s going to happen to us without barbarians?” the poem …

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Politicians and clergy challenge followers on vigilance to fight criminality

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Politicians and clerics under Busoga Diocese have urged their followers to remain vigilant to combat the increasing instances of crime in their communities. During the Christmas Day celebrations at Christ’s Cathedral Bugembe in Jinja city, both politicians and clergy reiterated the importance of vigilance. They …

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Politicians fighting National Health Insurance Scheme – MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Every adult Ugandan will have to contribute to the National Health Insurance in the new proposals contained in a bill that will soon be presented before the cabinet, the Ministry of Health has revealed. Speaking during an event to launch an eight-year strategy aimed at …

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The tragedy of Uganda’s opposition

Why our country needs creative politicians who can sequence ultimate goals and penultimate aims THE LAST WORD | Andrew M. Mwenda | The opposition in Uganda claim to have a broad strategic objective: to end dictatorship, incompetence, corruption, human rights abuses and build political institutions and implement public policies that can create a …

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Dysfunctional boreholes leave Ugandans thirsty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Water and Environment is warning that efforts to ensure that the country has functional boreholes have been derailed by politicians. While groundwater from boreholes is described as a hidden treasure that enriches our lives, their functionality in the case of Uganda remains …

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Mukono Covid-19 taskforce declines to operationalize party branded ambulances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono district Covid-19 taskforce has declined to operationalize ambulances donated by politicians bearing their pictures and political party colours. The taskforce reached the decision after Mukono District Health Officer-DHO Steven Mulindwa informed the members that the District Woman Member of Parliament Hanifah Nabukeera had donated an …

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