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 […]

OPINION: Civil Aviation Authority clarified, but did not ‘condemn’ ICAO report

OPINION: Civil Aviation Authority clarified, but did not ‘condemn’ ICAO report

We noted with concern the headline ‘CAA upset over Uganda’s negative air safety rating’ in the Daily Monitor of August 10. The detailed explanation of Uganda’s performance in relation to Effective Implementation of safety standards arising out of the 2014 International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Coordinated Validation Mission (ICVM) was unfortunately misconstrued as dissatisfaction with […]

Why is Uganda more welcoming to refugees than the United States?

Why is Uganda more welcoming to refugees than the United States?

OPINION by Eric Schwartz. In recent years, the West has become obsessed with the problem of refugees — and generally not in a good way. The United States and other wealthy countries have been unkind at best, and hostile at worst, to refugees. Politicians and voters fixate on security threats, economic costs, the challenges of integration […]

President Museveni’s State-of-the-Nation address 2017

President Museveni’s State-of-the-Nation address 2017

Here is the speech President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni delivered during State-of-the-Nation address at Kampala Serena Hotel on Tuesday. Greetings,   Madam Speaker, in fulfillment of the Constitutional requirement under article 101 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I am here to deliver the State of the Nation Address, 2017.   Madam Speaker […]

Will Ochaya regret dumping KCCA for Shs432m to Zambian minnows?

Will Ochaya regret dumping KCCA for Shs432m to Zambian minnows?

After unsuccessful professional football attempts at Ghana club Asante Kotoko and Vietnam, Uganda Cranes and KCCA leftback Joseph Ochaya has reported signed a multi-million deal in Zambia. Ochaya who had hoped to earn a move to Europe riding on the back of starring for Uganda the 2017 African Cup of Nations finals in Gabon, a few […]

Understanding ideological confusion

Understanding ideological confusion

In his response to Mr. Odrek’s missive about Africa’s Strongmen, Mr. David Mafabi credits Rwabwogo for contributing to Ideological Confusion, a compliment well deserved since in the spate of about 2 years he (Rwabwogo) has come to be known as “Mr. Ideology” due to his lectures on NRM Ideology around the country. Mafabi in his […]

What truly makes you Ugandan?

What truly makes you Ugandan?

What makes you Ugandan? Is it the tribe and heritage you came from? Is it the passport and the nation IDs that you always flaunt in the faces of authority when out of the country? Is it your ability to feel pride when your country is mentioned? Or is it just knowing that you hail […]

President Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, anyone?

President Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, anyone?

The new Presidential advisor on Special Operations formerly the commander of Special Forces Command Maj General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has come under spotlight by political pundits analyzing his recent appointment as a move for him to join politics anytime, with some calling this as the final part of the Muhoozi project that will see him succeed […]

A BRIEF GUIDE TO THAT “STUPID” COURT ORDER

A BRIEF GUIDE TO THAT “STUPID” COURT ORDER

A while ago, the media released a story about a “golden handshake” in which shs 6 billion was reportedly paid (given) to mainly government employees for winning a case against an Oil and Gas company. The matter has stirred public discussion all the way to Parliament. But alas (yes, alas is ~the right~ *a* word), […]

Shs 6billion Oil Bonanza: What Museveni should learn

Shs 6billion Oil Bonanza: What Museveni should learn

The infamous ‘Presidential Handshake’ appears to have gone beyond the elbow, to shake the country into shock. Whereas rewards are a powerful method for encouraging good job performance and an acknowledgement of individual or team’s effort and accomplishments in regard to a specific task or a significant contribution to a given goal, it turns out to have […]

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