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,”
The Government of Uganda should adopt a human rights-based approach to combat stigma and discrimination. Setting up specific programmes that protect the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS and empower them on how, when and where to take action once their rights are abused.
One of Uganda’s cerebrated martyrs and heroes is Janani Luwum, the former Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Mboga Zaire (Eastern DR Congo) who was killed in 1977 on orders of the then President, Idi Amin Dada.
Baganda say- W’osula olumu olubala (literally meaning that, even if you enjoy only one day, you will mark it). This is what is happening to most Ugandans now days. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Godfrey Bangirana, immediate former Director of Logistics and Engineering was evicted out of office on an order of a High Court.
2016. Two events shaped the global news that year. The British Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election victory over Senator Hillary Clinton in the United States Presidential elections. These two events were not supposed to happen, pollsters and political pundits were left jarring.