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Monthly Archives: June 2014

UGANDA ADVISED TO INVEST IN PRACTICAL SKILLS TO MEET OIL INDUSTRY NEEDS

UGANDA ADVISED TO INVEST IN PRACTICAL SKILLS TO MEET OIL INDUSTRY NEEDS

By Henry Sekanjako

KAMPALA, June 30 — As Uganda readies for the start of oil production, the government has been advised to invest in the development of practical skills in the work force such as …

LEGAL AID POLICY IN THE OFFING IN UGANDA

LEGAL AID POLICY IN THE OFFING IN UGANDA

By Steven Candia

KAMPALA, June 30 – A national legal aid policy which makes it incumbent upon the government to provide free legal service is in the offing to enhance the enjoyment of pro bono …

Lessons From Brazil [opinion]

Lessons From Brazil [opinion]

Even the most football-hating wife now knows that champions Spain are out of the World Cup finals.

The loud English fans are home early, and so are the Italians!

We tackled the 600km journey from …

Rukikaire Sues Jomayi Property Consultants

Rukikaire Sues Jomayi Property Consultants

Mathew Rukikaire, a former minister for Privatisation, has sued Jomayi Property Consultants for failing to pay for land he sold to the company in 2012.

But Jomayi last week explained that it could not have …

NDA in Court Over Guidelines

NDA in Court Over Guidelines

The National Drug Authority (NDA) has been sued over what a prospective pharmaceuticals retailer calls “protectionist, discriminatory and unlawful” regulations.

Claire Kemigisha is challenging the authority’s guidelines on equitable distribution of pharmaceutical services. In her …

Falling Tree Kills Woman

Falling Tree Kills Woman

In a rare coincidence, a woman died instantly and her son was hospitalised last week when their journey was abruptly stopped by a falling tree in Luweero.

The two, riding on a motorcycle, were hit …

Kayihura Sued Again Over NRM

Kayihura Sued Again Over NRM

For the second time in two months, police chief Kale Kayihura has been sued by a private citizen for his perceived involvement in the politics of the ruling NRM party.

In a Constitutional court petition …

Seven Million Ugandans Risk Producing Sicklers

Seven Million Ugandans Risk Producing Sicklers

One look at the beautiful and slender Jamine Opio is enough to convince you that she has been living a life of a princess.

Her reality, however, is painfully different. Diagnosed with sickle cell disease …

We Should Treat Health Like National Security [opinion]

We Should Treat Health Like National Security [opinion]

Last week, The Observer published a story of a young man, Kevin Vianney Kasumba, who was born with a heart complication.

He needed to undergo open-heart surgery in two weeks or he perished. This surgery …

Could You Be Addicted to Pain-Killers?

Could You Be Addicted to Pain-Killers?

Dependence on drugs that bring short-lived efficacy starts when you disobey prescription orders

Sania Benezeri is diabetic and at one time she had so much pain in her legs that she could not sleep. In …

Why Baganda Celebrated On May 24 [opinion]

Why Baganda Celebrated On May 24 [opinion]

This time, commemoration of Buganda’s ‘ day of darkness’ had special significance

On May 24, 2014 the Baganda from all areas of Buganda converged at Mengo Palace to remember May 24, 1966, the day of …

Wolokoso – Have Kadaga, Oulanyah Left the House for Yellow-‘Mpigs’?

Wolokoso – Have Kadaga, Oulanyah Left the House for Yellow-‘Mpigs’?

Barely one week after Parliament resumed its work from a long recess, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has again sent MPs on recess for a “few days”.

Kadaga told MPs that Parliament was short of business to …

Why Fundamental Reforms Are Key to Credible Elections [opinion]

Why Fundamental Reforms Are Key to Credible Elections [opinion]

No amount of tinkering with the law by the NRM regime can engender free, fair and credible elections in Uganda.

It will take fundamental political reforms that re-structure the state thereby, making it possible to …