“Finance for non-finance managers” for COSASE

With full appreciation that the Committee On Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) is an accounting committee of the Parliament of Uganda, whose responsibility is to provide political audits of state bodies, I nevertheless highly recommend that each one of the members of COSASE, as part of their induction, should be required to go… Continue reading “Finance for non-finance managers” for COSASE

MPs do your job – undo Karamoja famine by design

As politicians and political parties jostle to outshine the other as the saviour of Karamoja and are making paltry donations of food aid that perhaps costs more per capita to deliver to Karimojong households, I am tickled by the irony that they are oblivious of the fact that they are responsible for causing the latest… Continue reading MPs do your job – undo Karamoja famine by design

Passively betting the farm

I have borrowed "betting the farm" from The Guardian Weekly of 26th November 2021, Vol. 205 No.23 - the title of a short news item on Indian farmers' protests against legislation that would have "rolled back farm subsidies and price regulation on crops." It was interesting to learn that Indian farmers are still given subsidies… Continue reading Passively betting the farm

Poverty, Mute MPs & the Gen.

Pallisa District is among areas of Uganda which have the highest concentration of poor people, with a poverty density of more than 100 people per square kilometre who are living on less than a dollar a day. This is according to findings of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), published in the report: “The Spatial… Continue reading Poverty, Mute MPs & the Gen.

Situation of mute MPs worse

In 2015 I wrote: "The current system is irrational for it allows for districts, such as my ancestral district, Pallisa, whose annual revenue collection is about 130 million shillings only, to be represented by five MPs that cost the nation 900 million shillings per year.Negative trends such as the most recent weakening of the shilling… Continue reading Situation of mute MPs worse