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Corrupt Officials Suffer from Excessive Greed and Ignorance

posted onJune 24, 2024

By Frank Mwesigye

It is truly ignorant and unforgivable for those in positions of power to prioritize their own selfish interests over the well-being of the community they are meant to serve. The recent trend of individuals who were once involved in criminal activities now occupying influential positions is alarming. Looking back at the past, cases of cattle theft in Lyantonde in the 1990s and early 2000s revealed a pattern of prominent figures being involved in such crimes.

UK Parliament: The House of Disrespectful Lords?

posted onMay 16, 2024

By Azrael Murwani

Earlier this week an unpalatable video made its way through Uganda’s media sphere, depicting a decaying fellow in the UK’s House of Lords, known as Henry Bellingham, babbling about regime change in Uganda.

In the video he is quoted saying, “My Lords, will the Minister not agree that one thing that could make a really big difference to this appalling situation (Uganda’s anti-homosexuality stance) would be a change in regime and free and fair elections?”

Is the NRM now a mourdant organisation hurtling towards history’s oft unflattering heap of once promising African Political Organisations?

posted onApril 16, 2024
“So corruption is the instrument of swarming mediocrity, and you will feel its point everywhere. You will see wives whose husbands have six thousand francs a year, all told, spend more than ten thousand on a dress. You will see officials with a salary of twelve hundred francs buy estates.” – Honoré de Balzac

Why Population Censuses are not a contradiction Christianity or Islam

posted onApril 10, 2024

Fellow Citizens, Today our Muslim faithful celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. It is a festival marking the end of Ramadan. 

Exactly a month from today, the Uganda Bureau Of Statistics will undertake our once in ten years National Population and Housing Census. This census exercise is important because our government cannot accurately have evidence-based planning, policy formulation, and implementation without it.