The Iteso Lens on Cabinet

First, important context. Media reports are abound in which, His Excellency President Yoweri Kagutta Museveni, is quoted as having said something to the effect that those who are applying an ethnic analysis on his political appointments are myopic individuals with no sense of direction. Atesot in the centre with two Karimojong beauties during a cultural… Continue reading The Iteso Lens on Cabinet

Uganda’s Ethnicity Politics

This week, judging from the chatter on social media, the major systemic discomfort arising from the fallacy of Uganda as being a naturally united nation-state of a united people overtly cracked. Tensions boiled over, among Ugandans, on matters of who is who in public national governance. Basically, like an active volcano, that systemic discomfort that… Continue reading Uganda’s Ethnicity Politics

Gender Lens on Best Ministers

A deeper analysis of Mr. Museveni's cabinet of six months ago, in fact, reveals that the top five positions in cabinet - President, Vice President, Prime Minister, and the 1st and 2nd Deputy Prime Ministers - were all men, and it continues to be the case even now. Of the full ministers in Mr. Museveni's cabinet of six months ago, 64 percent were men and only 36 percent were women. Of the Ministers of State, 66 percent were men and 34 percent were women.

Unopposed Presidential Candidates Worrying

This unopposed business is a double edged sword, one thinks. It could cut both ways, but for Uganda now, taking in our historical challenges of failure to peacefully transition power from one president to another, one is inclined to believe that it will cut the other not so good way.

What is Middle-Income Status?

Pardon me, if I am not bothered too much by the cries of politicians currently outraged that they will not be able to have face-to-face campaign rallies. Are the lies told by politicians on both sides of the aisle really worth risking the lives of Ugandans?