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Opinion Posts

WHAT IS THE FUSS ABOUT DAILY MONITOR POLL?

Daily Monitor recently published the results of a poll conducted by internationally recognised pollsters Ipsos.  The poll put President Museveni ahead of the former Prime Minister AmamaMbabazi and any other possible candidate, giving the President a comfortable 57% of the vote if elections were held today.  It confirmed that the majority of Ugandans trust NRM and more so, their leader Yoweri Museveni than any other political group or contender. Read more about WHAT IS THE FUSS ABOUT DAILY MONITOR POLL?

PASS NATIONAL BIOSAFETY BILL

Agriculture finds itself engrossed in a heated debate over genetically modified (GM) crops globally. This debate, which is not new - features scientists, politicians, economists and even religious leaders and others.  In order to gain more insights on what appears to be a complicated subject, Uganda Media Centre recently arranged a tour of NARO as well as the National Agricultural Research Laboratories at Kawanda and Namulonge. Read more about PASS NATIONAL BIOSAFETY BILL

WAKE UP TO HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK

On Wednesday February 04th, the Hon. Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development issued a stern warning at Uganda Media Centre.  “Comply with Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Act 2006 or we will close your business”.  This message goes out to all public and private workplaces who fail to adhere to the prescribed measures by February 28th, 2015. Read more about WAKE UP TO HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK

Reinstate the Offence of Sedition in Uganda’s Law Books!

The recent scrapping of the Offence of Sedition (Section 39, 40 of the Penal Code Act) by Uganda’s Constitutional Court on, 25th August 2010, declared the Offence of Sedition as unconstitutional. By definition, sedition incites public hatred or disaffection to the Office of the President or the Government. What this ruling means is that it is now ‘acceptable’ to abuse the person of the President of the Republic. Read more about Reinstate the Offence of Sedition in Uganda’s Law Books!

The Paradox of ARVs in the AIDS Campaign

The New Vision, on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 reported in their story, ‘Makerere Starts Search for HIV Cure.’ This innovation being taken by Makerere University scientists and local herbalists to find a cure, in form of a herbal remedy, for HIV/AIDS is good news for people living with HIV/AIDS but it still has to be subjected to the rigorous scrutiny of any scientific research to prevent misguiding the populace. However, a positive outcome will provide a cheaper alternative to the expensive Anti-Retrovirals (ARVs) once the research is complete. Read more about The Paradox of ARVs in the AIDS Campaign

Drug Traffickers Should Get Life Imprisonment

When the illegal narcotics drugs consignment worth Ug Shs15 billion went up in flames at Nsambya Police Barracks in Kampala, after it was set ablaze by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. Hilary Onek on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 it sent a clear message to drug traffickers who have infiltrated Uganda. Uganda is committed to cracking down on this trade; the Uganda Police will launch a narcotics unit to fight it. Read more about Drug Traffickers Should Get Life Imprisonment

Muhoozi Earned His Promotion

I was pleasantly surprised by the promotion of newly-appointed Brigadier-General Muhoozi Kainerugaba who is now the Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC). Anyone who has closely followed Muhoozi’s promising military career can testify his elevation is timely and well-deserved. The fascination, for some, with Muhoozi, has been and will always be the fact that he is President Museveni’s child, the first son. Read more about Muhoozi Earned His Promotion

Museveni-Otunnu Handshake was a Gesture of Good Will

Watching the Saturday evening news; I was pleasantly surprised to see President Museveni moving forward to publically shake UPC Leader Olara Otunnu’s hand, more so in the wake of the walk-to-work protests that Otunnu took part in recently. It was a gesture of good will and I was glad to see Otunnu returning President Museveni’s vigorous handshake. Read more about Museveni-Otunnu Handshake was a Gesture of Good Will

Churches should not be Taxed

I agree with President Museveni that Christians need to audit themselves. He made this remark at the end of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) Jubilee Assembly at Munyonyo on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The president highlighted 86% of Ugandans are Christians, 12% are Muslim and 2% are in an indefinable grey area (atheist or pagan). This means Christians make up the majority of the population. Although his comments did not go down well with some religious leaders—there is truth to the president’s statement. Read more about Churches should not be Taxed

Why is Muntu Bringing God into This?

I think it was rather presumptuous for Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President Mugisha Muntu to state, ‘You are going to see a disintegration of the ruling party starting from December 15, 2014.’ What was the basis of such a claim? December 15, is the date the NRM Delegates Conference is slated to kick-off, but why should Muntu ‘prophesy’ a downfall of the ruling party when at his own delegates conference, at Namboole stadium, confusion reigned? Read more about Why is Muntu Bringing God into This?

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