Category Archives: Opinion

Uganda’s opposition politics of self destruction- Andrew M. Mwenda

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As we approach the 2021 general elections, it is apparent that the opposition, as expected, has handed over an easy victory to President Yoweri Museveni. Yet after the election the same opposition politicians will fret and cry that the election has been rigged. It is even more intriguing because the opposition claim to be fighting a dictatorship.

Based on this, government cannot ensure a level playing field in the elections. It follows therefore bthat the opposition in Uganda must strategize to win an election where all the decks are stacked against them; where the incumbent will dominate the media, use the army and police to disperse their rallies, harass and intimidate or buy off their polling agents, and even stuff ballot boxes.

Why I will reclaim my DP position as MP Gulu East

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Benard Shaw in his book, the Devil’s disciple taught us ” it’s only at the hour of trial that a man finds his true profession! It’s now at this critical stage of our society that I reminisced the nostalgia of the memories of the fights we fought to bring back multi partysm as UYD, when article 269 banned parties. I remember, Hon Lugomvu killed, we lost Namusoke Grace, Ntale Geoffrey etc.

I remember, commander Michael Mabike, would call us for UYD action in Mbarara, Jinja or masaka..we would be in any District the next day. We were beaten, arrested and jailed. I remember comrade Tonny Kitara now in Gulu west, recruiting us!

Road to 2021: Greed of our loved leaders. Youth , Dump Them – Mwaka Lutukumoi

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GREED OF OUR LOVED LEADERS.  YOUTH, DUMP THEM. 

” Every generation has got a mission to fulfill or betray….” Frank Fanon.  Yes, when we were growing up, at 14 years we would push the cars of Hon Norbert Mao and Okumu Reagan,  MP Aswa since 1996. 

I remember,  Tonny kitara , pido and Olanya chairman 1 bardege were older. Actually Tony became political assistant of Hon Reagan.  He was L3 chairman of Bwungatira. When he suggested getting to parliament, hell broke loose. He became a swon Enemy of Regan.  Now he is vying for Gulu west.  

In 1994, I was hardly 14 years now 42. Many Acholi were so proud of,  the leaders we had. If Hon Reagan makes it again, it will make him 30 years in parliament.  

If Political Parties Collapse, Democracy Collapses, Uganda too may Collapse – Okidi Christopher

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After securing another term of office in 2016 in an election that the African Union observer mission termed as a below the par electoral process, Uganda’s eternal president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in his inauguration address to the ‘nation’ at the Kololo independence grounds announced to all and sundry that by the end of his 2021 tenure there will be no opposition parties in Uganda.

True to his words, opposition political parties are in disarray ahead of the 2021 general elections, something compounded even further by the COVID 19 lock down. The latest in disarray being the largest opposition political party in the country: the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) which is currently facing a massive departure of senior members in their rank and file. The party blames their current predicament on the ruling NRM for compromising their members, something not to be dismissed considering the military orientation of president Museveni.

Impunity and corruption at Bank of Uganda – Andrew M. Mwenda

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Impunity and corruption at Bank of Uganda

Last week, Bank of Uganda (BOU) issued a press statement in which it promised to appeal a ruling by the Court of Appeal in a case against businessman Sudhir Ruparelia over Crane Bank. Yet the statement did not deal with the reason why the court rejected all the grounds of appeal by BOU. Instead, BOU sought to win public support, and perhaps even morally bribe Supreme Court judges, on fictitious claims that somehow Sudhir stole money from Crane Bank. Yet this is not a matter that was before the court.

Assessing Anthropogenic Climate Change across Sub-Saharan Africa

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Development within Contemporary Ecological Constraints:

Assessing Anthropogenic Climate Change across Sub-Saharan Africa

By Obedgiu Samuel

Introduction

Anthropogenic climate change represents a multidimensional challenge that both industrialized and non-industrialized countries must address during the twenty-first century.  Anthropogenic climate change results in increased incidences of extreme weather events such as storms, floods, and heatwaves (Taylor 2018, 351).  High levels of greenhouse gas emissions produced from industrial and consumptive activities warm the global average atmospheric temperature and alter hydro-climatic patterns (Taylor 2018, 351).  Developing countries are especially susceptible to climate change impacts due to limited resources, capacity, and infrastructure (Taylor 2018, 351).  Developing countries, moreover, remain economically dependent on subsistence agriculture.  Climatic variability particularly influences rainfed agriculture.

Why i will reclaim my DP position as MP Gulu East-Mwaka Lutukumoi

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Benard Shaw in his book, the Devil’s disciple taught us ” it’s only at the hour of trial that a man finds his true profession! It’s now at this critical stage of our society that I reminisced the nostalgia of the memories of the fights we fought to bring back multi partysm as UYD, when article 269 banned parties. I remember, Hon Lugomvu killed, we lost Namusoke Grace, Ntale Geoffrey etc.

I remember, commander Michael Mabike, would call us for UYD action in Mbarara, Jinja or masaka..we would be in any District the next day. We were beaten, arrested and jailed. I remember comrade Tonny Kitara now in Gulu west, recruiting us!

If Malawi did it, Uganda will did it, Dr Kiyingi assures Ugandans

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If Malawi did it, Uganda will did it, Dr kiyingi assures Ugandans . Whisper Eye Updates

Uganda Federal Democratic Organisation (UFDO) chairman Dr Aggrey Kiyingi assures Ugandans about changing government.

Ugandan Cardiologist has sent a congratulatory message to his friend the newly elected presented of Malawi.

Scientific Election or not, having Ugandans participate in the elections is very crucial – Prosper Mubangizi

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The outbreak of the COVID19 Pandemic has given birth to what many are calling the “New Normal”. The ‘New Normal’ denotes what the president is found of calling “Scientific”; Scientific wedding, Scientific burials, Scientific this, Scientific that and it is going to be an election organized and executed under the “Scientific” Phrase.

The announcement by the Uganda Electoral Commission that the 2020/2021 General Elections would be mainly be carried out via digital media has created a frenzy among the public about the credibility of the process and the credibility, transparency, free and fairness of the electoral outcome.

The biggest Environmental Change I have noticed during COVID-19 pandemic, is the absence of planes in the sky – Obedgiu Samuel.

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Since the beginning of the year 2020, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions have been drastically dropping across the globe as Mankind continue to battles with the COVID-19 pandemic.


As thousands are dying, hundreds of thousands more getting ill from the previously underestimated and unknown COVID-19 before appearing in the Wuhan in December 2019.


Since then, life styles have changed for millions others who haven’t yet contracted this deadly Pandemic.