Category Uganda

Certificates of Customary Ownership Risky Business

Deducing from Uganda’s National Development Plans, the National Resistance Movement Organisation (NRMO) Administration holds the conventional economics view that land ownership in the ‘traditional Africa sense’ is inefficient and an impediment to development. The NRMO Administration seemingly implies that the ‘traditional African sense’ of land ownership impedes its plans to transform Uganda from a ‘peasant-based […]

#SOTNUG17 Letter to President Museveni

Dear President Museveni, I was not at Serena as you performed a duty that you are now so familiar with – delivering the State of the Nation Address. I am certain, however, that it is unlikely that you said something as profoundly new as the things that you said way back in your state of […]

I REMAIN, SIR, YOUR MOST HUMBLE AND OBEDIENT SERVANT

Originally posted on kalungikabuye:
Growing up, and learning how to write properly in English, I was always fascinated by the way civil servants, and generally Government officials, used to sign off letters they had written. A typical one was the phrase, ‘I remain, sir, your most humble and obedient servant’. Those days, government officials were…

#ClimateChangeIsReal

2016 WAS THE HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD according to scientist as reported by The Guardian Weekly 27.01.17: Last year was the hottest on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row, with scientists firmly putting the blame on human activities that drive climate change (as in those activities which contribute to […]

I am Alinga

Culturally, my first name is Alinga. A week after I was born I was named in an Iteso naming ceremony. I was named after the mother of my father, my grandmother Ajakait Joyce Mary Alinga. My name Alinga is part of my social capital. Within Iteso culture the name that one is given signifies one’s […]

Live on Dr. Mungherera’s Legacy of Activism 

Dr. Margaret Mungherera has succumbed to her long battle against cancer and has died in a hospital in India. Ugandans and the World received this horrible sad news on 4th February 2017. She died in a hospital in India for no hospital in Uganda could provide her with the care that she needed! Shame on […]

Re-think the splitting of Districts into Minute Units

Pallisa District whose annual revenue collection is about 130 million shillings only was represented by five MPs that cost the nation 900 million shillings per year during the previous parliament? Pallisa is among the list of districts that is going to be split further. This has a direct consequence of increasing the size of parliament […]