Uganda’s Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) was shoved onto my consciousness this past week. News stories abound about the “EOC boss,” Mrs. Sylvia Muwembwa Ntambi, EOC Chairperson, being charged with fraud in the Anti-Corruption Court, with nine other “EOC bosses.” New Vision Reports: "Ntambi and nine other employees of the commission face 25 counts of causing… Continue reading EOC joins government bodies felled
Take, for instance, the family of Ms Agnes Namaganda, who is contesting for the Kampala Woman MP seat and is the flag bearer for the National Unity Platform (NUP) party, who has reportedly accused her husband for chasing her out of their marital home. Reportedly, she is complaining that her husband first banned her from… Continue reading Family Unit, Politics and Governance in Uganda
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.
This past couple of months as we battle the Coronavirus COVID-19 and as we receive official up-dates of the scourge, usually delivered to us from locations where our cabinet ministers have convened, I have been thinking of the character of they who are our ministers. It is important that I disclose that I am actually… Continue reading The Minister