If you stood at the gate of Uganda’s parliament and told our parliamentarians that whoever cannot sing the 2nd stanza of the National Anthem will lose his/her seat, half of that house may end up with empty chairs.
Uganda celebrated the 59th Independence on 9th October 2021, a major milestone for citizens and Africans in general. As a country, we have travelled a long and at times perilous journey, nevertheless, it has been our journey led or misled by ourselves.
The minister of education Hon First Lady Janet Museveni was quoted as saying “If I was not qualified to head the Ministry of Education and Sports, I would not wait to be told by others, I would not even accept the appointment, neither would President Museveni appoint me, for I do not have to be in government,”
Like any other sector that pools people in one place, the education sector in Uganda has been badly hit by the pandemic. This is because teachers, pupils, students and suppliers interact physically, a recipe for disaster.
In the 1980s when Dr. Luc Montagnier of Pasteur Institute, a French research organization was busy feuding with Dr. Robert Gallo of the American National Cancer Institute over who found the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Ugandans were grappling with what had befallen them.
Uganda has been rated and accredited as one of the best countries to host International Conferences worldwide. Following this, Uganda will host the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Kampala from 22-29 September 2019.
Mid last month, Forum For Democratic Change publicity secretary Hon. Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda likened President Yoweri Museveni to the famous portuguese explorer VASCO DA GAMA. Nganda was highlighting the president’s poverty country wide tours during the months of july and August.
Financial inclusion refers to where individuals and businesses have access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs and are delivered in a responsible and sustainable way