‘You are a confused president’, MP Mathias Mpuuga responds to Museveni

‘You are a confused president’, MP Mathias Mpuuga responds to Museveni

Masaka municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga has continued his verbal attacks on President Yoweri Museveni on Monday, December 19, over the government’s anti-poverty programmes. Mpuuga using his favourite medium, Facebook once again openly criticised NRM’s flagship project, Operation Wealth Creation (OWC), asking the president to stop the confusion and misleading the people of Masaka. The Democratic […]

Women Fund officials visit empowered group in Kisoro

Women Fund officials visit empowered group in Kisoro

Locals have applauded the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development’s strategic interventions required to summersault to middle income status by 2020. Indeed, officials from the ministry are currently out in the field to collect baseline data from beneficiaries of the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) or what’s commonly known as the Women Fund. The […]

Tobacco farming makes comeback in Kanungu

Tobacco farming makes comeback in Kanungu

Giving up smoking is tough, but quitting the tobacco industry may prove even harder. The government has waged a very public war against smoking. Billion-shillings lawsuits, in-your-face anti-smoking campaigns and rigid marketing restrictions have reduced the number of smokers in Uganda. But there remained one glaring incongruity with its policy: allowing farmers to grow tobacco […]

Uncertainty as GMO bills return to Parliament

Uncertainty as GMO bills return to Parliament

Plenary has resumed today after a month in recess with Members of Parliament discussing, among other things, the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, popularly known as the GMO bills which was tossed around by the last House.   During the last Parliament, the bill had faced a “long, hard and incremental effort” in bringing them […]

VIDEO: Museveni uses bicycle to fetch water

VIDEO: Museveni uses bicycle to fetch water

These new photos of President Museveni, pushing a bicycle with a yellow jerrycan full of water, have raised questions – such as whether the cowboy hat-wearing leader was pulling off another cheap publicity stunt or was fitting in with his new neighbours in Kawuku Luwero where he recently bought a farm and plans to build […]

Museveni cozies up to Luweero villagers

Museveni cozies up to Luweero villagers

On day two of his 96-hour tour of Luweero Triangle, President Museveni interacted and shared poverty eradication tips with families that helped him during NRA’s five-year war to capture state power from 1980-86. Before beginning the camp on Saturday, Museveni addressed a rally at Kikunyu, Makulubita Sub County where he swore to use all the […]

Giving land to refugees ‘contributes to Uganda economy’

Giving land to refugees ‘contributes to Uganda economy’

In the photo, two Kenyan refugees tilling their land at Kiryandongo refugee camp When the Ugandan government gave plots of land to refugees, up to Ushs 748000 ($220) was generated annually per plot for the local economy, a study by the World Food Programme and the University of California, Davis, has found. Money went back […]