Opinion Posts

Farewell to the Century of US belligerent Foreign Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic has blindshielded the world from other equally serious global issues like America's ongoing change of course. It's three months since the US beat a hasty, chaotic and humiliating retreat from Afghanistan upon defeat by the Taliban it ousted twenty years ago in a war of occupation where it installed and propped a puppet regime. The rapid and unceremonial collapse of President Ashraf Ghani's regime left US policy and craftsmanship in shumbles.

NUP Legislative Agenda is hot air for Empty Political Showmanship

Last week, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Mathias Mpuuga (NUP) launched a 17-point legislative agenda to counter that of the NRM and called for bipartisan support ostensibly because it is superior, focused and intended to eliminate wastage in public expenditure. It is hot air for political showmanship otherwise he should have presented it to the Business Committee where he sits, and there’s no betting this entreat will fail.

Uganda’s Neglected History with Refugees and Political loose Tongues

When ministers in uncoordinated media statements disclosed that Uganda had been asked by the US government (White House) to host Afghan evacuees, it sent the tongues of local political useful idiots to start wagging. One former presidential candidate, in ignorance, in innocent stupidity even disputed Uganda’s historical humanitarian efforts reasoning that the evacuees should travel directly to US which he said was nearer Afghanistan.