• Government to scrap failed Naads programme

    The government is considering scrapping the National Agricultural Advisory Services (Naads) programme, President Museveni announced yesterday. A statement from State House quoted Mr Museveni saying Naads had “not lived to its expectations” and that money allocated to the programme “will be (re)directed towards strengthening (Savings and Credit Cooperative Organisations)”. The announcement is an embarrassing admission […]

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  • MPs want Museveni defence on oil deal

    Legislators and civil society organisations have urged President Museveni to personally explain himself on the reported claims by an official from Tullow Oil UK that it considered “giving” him $50 million (Sh130b). Mr Paul Mwiru, the Jinja East MP and deputy chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee, however, added that the President should not do […]

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  • Uganda government under pressure to boost ARV funding

    KAMPALA, 14 March 2013 (IRIN) – The Ugandan government’s draft 2013/2014 budget allocates US$38.5 million to enrol a further 100,000 people living with HIV on life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. But activists say the money, while welcome in a country still largely dependent on donor funds for its HIV programmes, is not sufficient to meet treatment […]

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  • IGG’s office should be fully constituted

    Raphael Baku’s tenure in office came to an end on February 23. His departure leaves the Inspectorate of Government’s office in a state of dilemma since the Inspectorate will not be fully constituted as per the Constitution and the Inspectorate of Government Act. The office should at all times have an IGG and two deputies. […]

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  • PRESS RELEASE

    Call to government to recover UGX 44.5 billion lost through breach of Contract by Quality Chemicals Industries Ltd On December 14th, 2005 the Government of Uganda signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Quality Chemical Industries Ltd (QCIL).  Prior to signing of the MOU, QCIL used to purchase all its products from CIPLA, an Indian […]

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  • Police, activists strike deal on civil protests

    Police and activists spearheading the Black Monday Movement yesterday agreed on guidelines to be followed in the civil-society-led campaign. The campaign, which preaches against corruption, will also see the activists tone down the content of their Black Monday news bulletin. Police, led by the deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr Okoth Ochola, met activists including […]

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  • Kadaga under fire for suspending journalists

    Speaker Rebecca Kadaga yesterday came under heavy criticism from legislators and activists who demanded she rescinds a decision to suspend two journalists from reporting from Parliament. Ms Kadaga, who was reported out of the country, was criticised for acting with impunity and undermining the rule of law. The Observer reporters, Mr Tash Lumu and Mr […]

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  • The public should acknowledge the doctrine of separation of powers

    Various sections of the public have expressed divergent views about the recent conviction of Captain Mike Mukula. Allegations ranging from political persecution to selective prosecution have been raised. The reactions of the Teso leaders are therefore not surprising when a section of them feel that justice has not been done. The fact that they are […]

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  • Jolly Kyomugasho, the gender equality crusader

    Jolly Kyomugasho Mugisha is a jolly, hardworking, sociable woman. Her father gave her the name Kyomugasho because of the reaction that came with her birth. Being born after three girls, Kyomugasho’s relatives viewed her birth as that of just another girl who would not turn out into somebody great. But her father thought differently; he […]

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  • CSOs urge police, govt to join graft fight

    Civil society organisations have urged the police to join the fight against corruption, saying it is a contradiction for the Force to arrest activists participating in anti-graft activities. Ms Cissy Kagaba, the executive director Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU), said the arrest of activists engaged in the Black Monday Movement activities indicates a need for a […]

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