Opinion Posts

MR. PRESIDENT; TIGHTEN THE NOOSE AGAINST CORRUPTION RACKETEERS

At last week’s State of the Nation Address to parliament, President Yoweri Museveni revealed that he now has hard evidence against corruption racketeers between the Ministry of Finance, and parliament vowing to give them a decisive “crush” and so far, three little-known NRM MPs got arrested and indicted this week for tempting to extort from Mariam Wangadya, chairperson Uganda Human Rights Commissioner, and a former deputy IGG. How silly they were.

GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO EMPOWER UGANDANS THROUGH ITS INITIATIVES

Over the years, the Government of Uganda has made significant strides in poverty eradication since assuming power in 1986. Household poverty rates have notably declined from 19.7% in 2013 to 8.4% by 2020. Various government programs like Bonna Bagagawale, Youth Livelihood Program (YLP), Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program (UWEP), Emyoga, Parish Development Model (PDM) and Micro Scale Irrigation project have been introduced to bolster the participation of citizens in the economy.

MICRO-SCALE IRRIGATION ENABLING ALL-YEAR FARMING IN BUSOGA REGION

The Uganda Media Centre recently embarked on a field trip to the Busoga subregion, aiming to gather firsthand insights into the various government programs transforming lives in this part of the country. This mission highlighted the significant progress and challenges in carrying out initiatives aimed at improving the lives of Ugandans, especially in the areas of farming, job training, and community growth.

US, UK SANCTIONS ON UGANDAN OFFICIALS COULD BE SMOKESCREEN

Many are happy that the British and US governments have slapped sanctions on Uganda government officials among them Speaker Anita Annet Among a.k.a. AAA for allegedly helping themselves to the public till with reckless abandon. Last week I dared call Anita Annet Among to inquire what’s going on and she swore over the phone that she doesn’t have a single property in the UK and had been there only once in her lifetime to take measurements for Parliamentary gowns when she spent two days and proceeded to Paris.

AN EYESORE; A COMMUNITY VALLEY TANK POORLY CONSTRUCTED AND ABANDONED INCOMPLETE IN KAPELEBYONG

A visit to a multi-billion Odukul community valley tank in Kapelebyong Town council, Kapelebyong district demonstrates one gross lack of responsibility by government agencies especially the ministry of water and environment which purported to have constructed a reliable source of water for this stressed community emerging from armed rebellion and Karamojong cattle rustling.

PRESIDENT MUSEVENI, ROBERT KABUSHENGA’S BROADSIDE, AND THE COFFEE DEBATE

In the last one-week alone, President Yoweri Museveni nearly 80 years old, and 38 leading government, has engaged in several public meetings to propagate policy and penned two illustrative media articles, on Tin processing industry, and the current tax dispute by Kampala City traders under KACITA. These articles are of international repute on the direction Uganda, and indeed Africa ought to take to secure socio-economic transformation, emancipation, and liberation from historical dependence syndrome.

FDC IS ON DEATH ROW; BESIGYE, AMURIAT, ERIAS LUKWAGO CAN’T SAVE IT

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), the short-lived and vanquished former leading opposing party is on a death row from suicide, and neither Kizza Besigye, Patrick Oboi Amuria nor Erias Lukwago can salvage it, at least not before the 2026 general elections. The return of Besigye, from ‘political holiday’ to use his own words will certainly complicate its political maneuvers with other opposition groups especially NUP that displaced FDC as the leading opposition party in and outside parliament.

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