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Torture: Big example of Government’s either,  duplicity or, indifference

Byamukama who was tortured at Nalufenya

Until their own, Kamwenge Town Mayor, Geoffrey Byamukama, surfaced with scarred and bleeding knees, an outrageous example of Police/ISO /CMI torture, the Government had paid no attention to the cries of other tortured suspects, in the case of the murdered Andrew Felix Kaweesi. Then, suddenly everybody, who is somebody, jumps …

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When whistle-blowing is counter-productive

Whistle blower Steven Mugarura

  The issue surrounding (former – or is it?) Assistant Inspector of Police, Steven Mugarura, is disturbing, especially when one considers that the Government has/had put in place a law to reward whistle blowers. Possibly taking a cue from it that; a person who reported to the authorities the people …

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New Corruption Fight:  Too Little too late to remedy the Country

Minister Kabafunzaki in being led away by Police

The recent arrest of Herbert Kabafunzaki, the Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, on theft, is nothing new. Seventeen years ago, another minister, Joseph Ekemu, of Justice and Constitutional Affairs was sent to prison for two years on a similar charge. Ekemu had been caught diddling the …

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Time to undertake agricultural reform

President Museveni on his farm

  The government of President Museveni has implemented over a dozen interventions into the agricultural or rural development sector since coming to power 31 years ago, but with little success. The outcome of these failures are all too clear to everyone; rising income inequality, worrying levels of unemployment, recurrent food …

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All areas of the economy should emulate Uganda’s tourism performance

Uganda's symbolic bird the Crested Crane

In the last week alone, the Cable News Network – CNN; the International Tourism Board – ITB, Berlin; and, Rough Guides – all international organizations with considerable influence in highlighting the tourism performance and potential of all countries, have all come in glowing tribute to our tourism characteristics and quality. …

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Do not delay LC 1 polls any further

Minister of Finance and Planning Matia Kasaija

The basis and the practice for which the NRM Government is known and nationally recognized for, is the holding of the regular and timely polls. This underscores the essence of the democratic principles for which it came to power, more than thirty years ago. There are six tiers of these …

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Some Pastors have made People Confuse Spirituality and Religion

A pastor in Zambia makes believers kiss his feet

We carried a story that was headlined: “Pastors or Sorcerers?” In our February 24th issue that, among other things, has made people complain that the Pentecostal churches’ preachers are ripping their parishioners off their earnings. To some extent this is not farfetched. This comes as a result of misunderstanding the …

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Is the Local Content for the Oil Extraction Ready?

Oil in Uganda

Local content means participation in the Oil and Gas industry by Ugandan businesses, the public sector as well as individuals in terms of employment. When all issues involved in the extraction of Uganda’s oil go well, by 2020, we should be an oil producing and exporting nation. In preparation for …

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End use of wooden poles in scaffolding

Scafolding used often while building

Total E&P Limited, the oil exploration and production arm of the French oil giant, Total, have announced they will not accept the use of wooden poles for scaffolding during the construction process for the development of the oil and gas sector. This may be considered by some people as part …

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