Strengthening East Africa’s Decentralization Through Community Participation

Strengthening East Africa’s Decentralization Through Community Participation

There is increasing evidence that decentralization plays a critical role in empowering local governments to take more control over the delivery of social services. In East Africa, Uganda and Rwanda have taken steps to mainstream decentralization into their governance structures. Uganda adopted a decentralized system with the aim of ensuring that the governance of service […]

Open Perspective: NWSC focuses on massive expansion drive

Open Perspective:  NWSC focuses on massive expansion drive

State utility body, National Water and Sewerage Corporation has expanded its services footprint from 197 towns to over 200 towns of operation following the handover of an additional 25 towns by the Minister of Water and Environment Hon Sam Cheptoris. This is phenomenal growth consideration that NWSC was in only 23 urban centres in 2013. […]

Fête de la Musique rocking Uganda: 5 things to look out for

Fête de la Musique rocking Uganda:  5 things to look out for

Initiated in France in 1982, the World Music Day (Fête de la Musique) has been a tremendously internationally popular event, open to all but most importantly coming to Kampala. Its purpose is to celebrate different music styles and showcase a variety of musical genres and is a hands-on, collective, festive event for the public organized […]

Democratic Party joins Dr. Stella Nyanzi in the sanitary pads campaign

Democratic Party joins Dr. Stella Nyanzi in the sanitary pads campaign

The ministry of education recently revealed to parliament that there are no funds for the distribution of free sanitary pads among gals whose families could not afford them although it was President Museveni’s campaign process. After numerous criticisms of the government by the public and some vocal figures like Dr. Stella Nyanzi, the Democratic Party has asked […]

Was Maj Gen Peter Elwelu given a ‘handshake’ by President Museveni?

Was Maj Gen Peter Elwelu given a ‘handshake’ by President Museveni?

Following the Tuesday morning shakeup of senior UPDF officers including dropping of Gen Katumba Wamala as the army commander, many have taken to social media to pose many questions including why the commander in chief promoted Brig Peter Elwelu to Major General and subsequently appointing him the commander of Land forces. Of late, Elwelu has […]

West Nile refugee response at a glance: World Vision Uganda

West Nile refugee response at a glance: World Vision Uganda

Uganda has one of the most favorable refugee protection environments in the world Uganda is now home to more than 495,000 refugees from South Sudan, according to the UNHCR. Since July 2016, Uganda receives not less than 2500 refugees daily. Adjumani and Arua districts both have 17 refugee settlements each, Koboko has 8 while Yumbe […]

DISASTER: 227 Ugandans contract HIV daily – Unaids

DISASTER: 227 Ugandans contract HIV daily – Unaids

The joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (Unaids) has warned of a looming crisis unless Uganda controls the 227 new HIV infections daily, especially among the youth. While presenting her credentials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday, the new Unaids country director, Ms Amakobe Sande, said government and other agencies involved in HIV/Aids control […]

Uganda shines at Japan’s JATA tourism EXPO

Uganda shines at Japan’s JATA tourism EXPO

By Sadiki Adams  adamsjk7@gmail.com After making world headlines with the Hollywood blockbuster Queen of Katwe, the rolled eggs commonly known as ‘rolex’, Uganda has now excelled in this year’s JATA (Japan Association of Tour Agents) Tourism expo. The globally renowned JATA is organized by the Japan Travel and Tourism Association (JTTA) and the Japan Association […]