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Ugandans should Reject Xenophobia against Indians, Chinese

Uganda at 54; it is Work in Progress

Next Sunday, October 9, at Luuka District main grounds, Uganda celebrates fifty four (54) years of independence under the theme “Protection of our independence through promotion of patriotism, unity and hard work,” which has been a clarion call for long. It is the first anniversary under the new five year term of President Yoweri Museveni and the NRM returned, and dubbed “Kisanja Hakuna Mchezo.” Read more about Uganda at 54; it is Work in Progress

MPs; Don’t be too Arrogant, Carry your own Cross!

Sept, 21, 16
When the framers of the Uganda constitution wrote in it the provisions on the independence of parliament as an institution, and privileges and immunity of Members of Parliament (MPS) including the right to determine their emoluments, it was in good faith to facilitate their work, and not intended for abuse and self aggrandizement.   Read more about MPs; Don’t be too Arrogant, Carry your own Cross!

The Public Should Hold Government to its Words

In 1986, at his maiden inauguration, President Yoweri Museveni publicly pledged to Ugandans, and the whole world, the famous mantra of “This is a Fundamental Change, and not a mere Change of Guards.” Museveni, and the rag-tag National Resistance Army (NRA) had just emerged victorious from a five-year Protracted Peoples’ War, which had swept out the second fascist UPC regime, and its underling military junta led by two illiterate Generals, Tito Okello Lutwa, and Bazilio Olara  Okello. Read more about The Public Should Hold Government to its Words

Remove national EC From Managing LCI Elections…1

Paying Tribute to Dr Kiggundu’s Electoral Commission

Aug. 10, 16      
While the Ugandan political opposition, and specifically, perennial presidential loser, Col (rtd) Dr Kizza Besigye, has for long derided Uganda’s Electoral Commission (EC) especially the out-going one, led by Eng. Dr. Hajji Badru Kiggundu for his losses, many should pay tribute to the ‘Kiggundu’ commission for a job well done over the fourteen year tenure. And for the record, Besigye has perennially castigated every commission since 2001 when he first stood for elective office. Read more about Paying Tribute to Dr Kiggundu’s Electoral Commission

President Joseph Kabila’s Visit in Regional Context

This week’s one day visit to Uganda by President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) brings freshness and lines of hope to strength our bilateral as well regional relations within the Great Lakes Region. There have been frosty relations between DRC and its two neighbours Uganda and Rwanda over mutual security concerns, and President Kabila was last in Uganda in 2012. Read more about President Joseph Kabila’s Visit in Regional Context

A Tough Job Defending the Uganda Police

Achieving Middle Income status by 2020 Possible

Since President Yoweri Museveni declared that Uganda must be transformed into a lower middle income status by 2020, there have been derisive talk that it’s a political gimmick meant to hoodwink. Some people, including otherwise respected leaders seem to think that transforming Uganda is the responsibility of Museveni as an individual and perhaps his ministers. Read more about Achieving Middle Income status by 2020 Possible

At the INAUGURAL STAKEHOLDERS’ DIALOGUE

REMARKS by Hon Frank Tumwebaze, MINISTER OF ICT and National Guidance

July 06, 2017, Sheraton Hotel, Kampala

Honourable members of Parliament
Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT,
Executives of Government ICT Agencies,
Members of the Press,

Members of the Broadcasters Association and your leadership,

Telecom players,

Members of the private sector and business associations,  
Government communication officers

Innovators, developers and bloggers Read more about At the INAUGURAL STAKEHOLDERS’ DIALOGUE

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