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Government Moves to Streamline Gaming activities in the Country

The Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development in collaboration with various stakeholders is progressively establishing a strong regulatory framework to address the economic, financial and social risks that resulted from the unregulated gaming activities taking place in the country. Read more about Government Moves to Streamline Gaming activities in the Country

Why Heroe’s day in Uganda?

This year, Heroes day will be celebrated on Monday 9th June 2014 in Kikandwa, Luwero District. The Theme is Celebrating the Lives of our National Heroes through dedicated service to our Nation.
Giving dedicated service to one’s country is the clearest manifestation of patriotism. It is an embodiment of love, respect, appreciation of the nation’s history and the actors who shaped it.
It acknowledges the nation’s aspirations, successes and challenges as well as hope for the future. Read more about Why Heroe’s day in Uganda?

Unsung Heroes of the NRA/M Revolution

Ugandans in their twenties may not be familiar with the title SDA - Special District Administrator, the precursor to the current Resident District Commissioner.  As the Resistance war drew to a close in 1985, there emerged a challenge of governing territory under NRA Controlled areas.   Officials in local government in those areas had either fled or absconded. Read more about Unsung Heroes of the NRA/M Revolution

RDCs KYANKWANZI RETREAT WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

Quite often Public Servants miss out on a critical element at point of entry in public service and historically, RDCs have been among those.  This was the first time ever, that RDCs & their Deputies had a proper orientation soon after appointment.  This is a cohort of mostly newly appointed officials from varied backgrounds with a few of the retained older ones.  Feedback we got as facilitators of this retreat was that it was highly appreciated and they felt re-tooled; re- energised and properly equipped to go to their districts and deliver.  The retreat was so insightful that they requ Read more about RDCs KYANKWANZI RETREAT WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

28 Years of NRM, Reflections of a Cadre

January 26th, popularly known as NRM day in Uganda is a remarkable day- in the sense that it is unlike any other day on Uganda’s historical calendar.  This is the day Uganda was liberated by an organised armed rebellion NRA, under the leadership of President Yoweri Museveni.  In his swearing in statement, he declared: “This is not a mere change of guard, it is a fundamental change”.  For the impressionable young people, this was music to our ears.  We were teenagers in the despotic Amin times, young students in the chaotic Obote/Okello regimes and badly needed q Read more about 28 Years of NRM, Reflections of a Cadre

Mumbere Should Blame Himself for Desecrating his Throne

Most pundits as expected have heaped all the blame of the current tribal conflict in the Rwenzori region to President Yoweri Museveni.  Among those peddling the blame games is none other than the cultural leader for the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere.
The critics are accusing the president for having a tendency of recognizing minority tribes who seek to have their own identities from the dominant tribes in the various kingdoms and chiefdoms across the country. Read more about Mumbere Should Blame Himself for Desecrating his Throne

Calls to Disband the Electoral Commission are Misdirected

The call to disband the Electoral Commission by members of the opposition is driven more by emotions and fury that is fuelled largely by misinformation and lack of information.  For quite some time opposition parties in Uganda have been crisscrossing the country telling members of the public that as a country we need electoral reforms before the 2016 general elections. They are also for the demanding disbandment of the current Electoral Commission (EC) under Eng. Badru Kigundu. Read more about Calls to Disband the Electoral Commission are Misdirected

Military Use in Civil Sectors is not a Strange Phenomenon

 A lot of hullabaloo has so far been made after President Yoweri Museveni said that he will consider deploying some Military officers at each district to oversee the implementation of the redesigned NAADs programme . Read more about Military Use in Civil Sectors is not a Strange Phenomenon

Thanking Justice Bart Katureebe and Colleagues at The Supreme Court

On Tuesdays 24th June 2014, Ugandans were treated to the most reassuring news in the recent times. The Supreme Court threw out the most obnoxious deal in form of court settlement between Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and city businessman Hassan Basajjabalaba. Basajjabalaba needs no introduction to Ugandans. His numerous transcations with government have raised eyebrows and in most cases matters have been settled through courts of laws. Read more about Thanking Justice Bart Katureebe and Colleagues at The Supreme Court

Besigye and Colleagues in Civil Society are Becoming Artifact of Paranoia

Once again former FDC party president Kizza Besigye and now political activist is at it again penning several missives and engaged in talk shows but as usual putting across a stale political package.
His new pet subject is electoral reforms which interestingly is a welcome idea across the political divide.  Both government and opposition seem to agree that some constitutional amendments are required to further make the electoral process more credible through conducting a cleaner and fair election. Read more about Besigye and Colleagues in Civil Society are Becoming Artifact of Paranoia

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