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Invest in agriculture and expand our revenue base

The rift between government and traders over taxes will not end unless the fundamental issues are dealt with. One of the core fundamental issues is expanding the tax base through empowerment of the population. Currently Uganda’s Tax to Growth Development Product (GDP) ratio stands at 14 percent as compared to the recommended 18 percent. The […]

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Can the business community spark a social revolution?

Although EFRIS is not a tax, some traders have described it as double taxation, hence calling on government to suspend it.

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Expert tips on talking to teens about sex

The “birds and the bees”. The “facts of life”. Whatever you call it, many parents dread discussing sex and sexuality with their teenagers. They may be embarrassed, or worried that they don’t understand some concepts. In some countries, cultural norms may mean it’s considered inappropriate for adults and adolescents to talk about sex. However, these are conversations […]

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Will Balaam curse his people?

The appointment of Balaam comes at a time when he portrayed the uttermost fidelity with the first family. He is a disciple of partisan politics ever since he came out openly supporting the ruling party National Resistance Movement through offering of his public address system. I don’t know what is at his heart but at […]

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Corruption: a devastating ailment plaguing Kikuube

As inhabitants of this global village, we tend to view the whole world in a particular perspective. The notorious infection that has eaten our African countries is corruption. Most leaders are greedy to acquire money and be above, on top, superior to other colleagues. The only way they envision to achieve their personal selfish objectives […]

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Uganda’s political landscape: navigating Museveni’s longevity, transition, and opposition challenges

Uganda’s political landscape is dominated by one towering figure: President Yoweri Museveni. For over three decades, he has held power, prompting questions about his longevity and the country’s future. As a political scientist, I want to untangle this complex situation and explore what lies ahead for Uganda. To understand Museveni’s grip and get a clearer […]

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Nurturing Democracy: CSOs’ role in Uganda’s governance transformation

Uganda faces a complex web of challenges, from political uncertainty and economic stagnation to rising conflict risks at the local level. President Yoweri Museveni’s growing authoritarianism and weak institutions exacerbate these issues, posing a threat to good governance and the rule of law. An inexistant political succession plan, an inflated youth bulge, and an influx […]

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What factors can guarantee success for Uganda as it positions itself to become an oil-exporting nation?

Uganda entered into agreements in 2012 with two foreign oil entities to exploit its oil resources. Total Energies holds 56.67% of the joint venture partnership and China National Oil Offshore Company (CNOOC) has 28.33%. Through Uganda National Oil Company, the government owns the remaining 15%. Production is due to start in 2025. As part of the production sharing agreement, the […]

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A modern House Boy 

There’s nothing as tricky as bringing up a family. A family means: father, mother and siblings together rhyming and having coordination at all times. Have you wondered one of these days why children are getting partisan at home? I mean children siding with one party in most cases and hate the other. The hate has […]

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Politics may be flawed, it certainly is not irreparable-democracy alone isn’t the solution

The Ugandan public’s confidence in members of parliament has decreased since the 2000s. When it comes to voting, a minority of individuals, primarily from Uganda’s rural areas, have been observed participating. This is because most of the public believe the current system isn’t designed with their interests in mind and does not deliver what they […]