UGANDA:‘WE CAN’T AFFORD TO FOLD OUR SLEEVES IN HIV FIGHT’

KAMPALA, Nov. 30 — On Monday, December 1, the world will mark the World Aids Day. Here in Uganda, the main event of the commemoration will take place in Fort Portal. Ahead of this significant day, the Director General of Uganda AIDS Commission Dr. Christine Ondoa has said Uganda cannot afford to fold its sleeves […]

Uganda is on track to achieve MDGs

The decision to host the 54th Assembly here shows the confidence that the IACO and the ministers of African countries have in the contribution Uganda is making in the development of the coffee industry in Africa and the world. Since 1986 when the National Resistance Movement (NRM)ame to power, Uganda has registered remarkable success in […]

Shs500 billion wasted on anti- poverty projects

Kampala- President Museveni has revealed that more than Shs500 billion the government has been injecting in wealth creation projects has not had the required impact on reducing poverty in homesteads because the money has not been properly utilised. The President made the remarks while addressing NRM leaders at district level, RDCs and MPs from Karamoja […]

Self-inflicted wounds by political leaders

Starting at the top, there was no need for President Museveni and his supporters of the NRM to orchestrate a scheme where he would be paraded as a single candidate for the 2016 elections. Most Ugandans believe that even with numerous Opposition parties against him, he will still win. The NRM brand of governance, hatred […]

Patients attack hospital guard over colleague’s death

Kamuli. Shock gripped Kamuli District Hospital as a terminally sick person was pulled down from the bed and died on the floor shortly after. The patients and attendants blamed the death on a hospital guard, who they accused of manhandling the patient and accelerating her death. The act forced people at the hospital to become […]

Resolutions adapted at consultations on free elections

National consultation. Following countrywide consultations on electoral reforms, delegates last week met in Kampala and agreed on resolutions that will be presented to the Speaker of Parliament. Below is the full report. Having considered electoral reform proposals by the coordinating team for the free and fair elections campaign, the Citizens Coalition on Electoral Democracy, the […]

Profiling the UPDF’s enemy in Somalia

One day as a group of Uganda People’s Defence Forces in Somalia drove south of Mogadishu, the armoured vehicle in which the former contingent commander, Brig Dick Olum, was travelling collided with a vehicle which looked like a commuter taxi. Keen to help the people in the other vehicle, the UPDF troops rushed out of […]

Lots of good ideas for electoral reforms and some not-so-good

Change the way Uganda manages its electoral process to achieve free and fair elections and in turn ensure a more stable and inclusive political environment. That is a perennial story. It ebbs and flows depending on where we are in the cycle, but it never goes away. That may change if most of the proposals […]

Dismissed Tabliq Muslim leader vows to stay

KAMPALA- Tabliq Muslim leader Sheikh Yunus Kamoga, who was voted out by a section of his executive last Thursday, has said his dismissal was illegal because those who moved a vote of no-confidence against him did not follow the required procedure. Addressing Muslims after Juma prayers at Nakasero Mosque in Kampala on Friday, Mr Kamoga, […]

Liberate rural women, Kadaga tells female lawyers

KAMPALA- The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has urged female lawyers to make interventions to improve the lives of the rural women. She was speaking at a dinner to mark 40 years of Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA Uganda). “We need to liberate the rural woman who still works like a tractor and […]

5,000 stranded as floods cut off border

AMURU- Businesses have been paralysed at Elegu border point in Amuru District after River Unyama burst its banks and cut off the road, leaving more than 5,000 travellers, traders and residents stranded. Elegu is at the Uganda border with South Sudan. By Thursday, several trucks loaded with merchandise, buses and cars were still stuck at […]

Is Opposition and civil society chasing the wind?

For three days, political and civil society leaders converged in Kampala, mulling a way forward for the country’s electoral agenda. That meeting attracted more than 1,000 participants and gave birth to a document aptly dubbed the Uganda Citizens’ Compact on Free and Fair Elections. This will form a petition yet to be presented to the […]

House in teenage pregnancy fight

As Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV), this week in Parliament, lawmakers called on government to reform laws that perpetuate the vice. The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, who presided over last week’s parliamentary business, in effort to end human trafficking, took a […]