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Kwanga’s ambition to change lives in Amolatar

  A fortnight ago, the American Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac awarded certificates to 11 outstanding youth leaders whose business plans had been awarded US$10,000 each as seed capital to help them implement their business ideas. The successful business ideas were chosen for their potential to create jobs and improve …

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Sex at Ushs 7,000/= in Kabalagala

A night in Kabalagala, where a woman’s price is lower than a kilo of meat Kabalagala, a Kampala suburb, is awake, twenty-four hours. When I was still a University student, I used to subscribe to night clubs’ happenings in the manner of admiring Mark Twain’s saying: “Too much of anything …

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New technique kills two maize pests at once

MP Jackson Mbaju

An experiment meant to evaluate the effectiveness of a resistant maize variety against the devastating maize stem borer developed by Ugandan researchers has proved successful in controlling yet another hazardous pest, the leaf eater that had proved a menace to farmers across the Uganda especially during the dry season. According …

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What our history tells us about our Parliament

Milton Obote former president of Uganda

FOCUS ON PARLIAMENT: Although Uganda was born as a parliamentary democracy on October 9, 1962, there were numerous happenings that cast doubt on the continuation of parliamentary freedom that are worth reflecting on as we mark 54 years of independence. According to the Independence Constitution, the party that won the …

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Government school threatens pupils’ lives

The headmaster's office under a tree, (inset) is the former headmaster Kawuma who decided to become a retailer

The lives of over 300 primary level children are placed in constant danger by their parents as well as government officials in Mukono district who keep them in a dilapidated school. Kasana UMEA, a primary school built in the 1940s is an accident waiting to happen because of years of …

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Why the debate on MPs’ car grant needs refocusing

Main entrance to the Parliament of Uganda, (Inset) is the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga

FOCUS ON PARLIAMENT A stranger to Uganda who has keenly followed the debate on vehicle facilitation for Members of Parliament would be forgiven if he imagines that the MPs are the only public servants who receive vehicles/vehicle grant from the public coffers. But such a belief, of course, would be …

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Why traders distrust M7 on Chinese investors

Minister of Trade Amelia Kyambadde

It is 10:00 am at Galiraya Commercial Plaza along William Street in Kampala and the usual hustle and bustle is already in high gear. The sight of many Chinese walking up and down the building confirms to me that it is one of Kampala’s trading hubs where numerous Chinese traders …

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