EU Parliament on EACOP and Museveni’s reign

It is fascinating how the popular discourse on Uganda that followed the European Union Parliament's decision on the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) focused on human rights issues under President Museveni's reign. Yes, environment issues were among the basis for the decision, but the popular discourse in Uganda focused on human rights issues. To… Continue reading EU Parliament on EACOP and Museveni’s reign

Why smooth presidential transition eludes Uganda

The Rtn Hon Margaret Thatcher (RIP) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) in 1986 when President Museveni came in to power. Since then, the UK has had a change of Prime Ministers seven times, including the most recent change from Rtn Hon Boris Johnson to Rtn Hon Liz Truss. And yes, during the… Continue reading Why smooth presidential transition eludes Uganda

Hon. Among brings gender & region balance at top echelon

Purely from a gender perspective, Hon. Anita Annet Among, is the best candidate to be elected Speaker to replace the late Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah now rested. This is because, with the late Oulanyah as Speaker, the three arms of government - the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary - were all headed by men.… Continue reading Hon. Among brings gender & region balance at top echelon

‘Outsiders’ as Minsters for Karamoja Affairs, why?

Hon. Agnes Nanduttu has updated her Facebook wall where she posted the photo above, with the following caption: "Today I have been given the mandate to serve Ugandans as state minister for Karamoja. Now it is time to work. Thank you Uganda."Hon. Agnes Nanduttu, Woman Member of Parliament for Bududa District and now Minister of… Continue reading ‘Outsiders’ as Minsters for Karamoja Affairs, why?

Use ICT and get lost in Uganda

“It’s very challenging to use those technologies, especially in areas where even there are no mobile networks for making phone calls, and yet Google maps that are used in smartphones need fast internet of at least 3G. Google maps survives on data fed into it by humans. Now, that person in Europe managing Google maps,… Continue reading Use ICT and get lost in Uganda