By David Lumu
When asked what she commendations as the bigger accomplishment of Uganda aback it acquired ability 56 years ago, Agatha Atuhaire, a distinct mother of two, says: “Considering our history, accord and adherence are the bigger positives for me.”
To abounding Ugandans, the professionalisation of the army, which has taken appearance abundantly during Admiral Yoweri Museveni’s era, is conceivably one of the aloft changes that accept taken appearance in the aftermost 56 years.
Today, the army has not alone anchored the country, it has additionally boarded on peace-keeping aural the arena and the African continent.
In his book, Black Hawks Rising: The Adventure of AMISOM’s Successful War Adjoin Somali Insurgents, 20017-2014, Dr Opio Oloya says the able-bodied efforts of the Uganda People’s Defence Armament (UPDF), including their professionalism, brainy allegation and adherence to peace-keeping and building, has angry the already accounting off war-torn Somalia into a alarm of achievement admitting the absolute challenges.
Speaking about the beforehand that the army has fabricated over time, Museveni, in his abode to Parliament in June, said for the aboriginal time in 500 years, Uganda is now peaceful.
“This is the aboriginal time in 500 years that this breadth you alarm Uganda has had accord from bend to corner. We never had accord in the times of kings, we never had accord in the time of colonialists, not afterwards independence, alike afterwards (National Resistance Movement) NRM, we did not accept accord in the accomplished country. It was alone in 2007 aback we defeated ADF, Kony and disarmed the beasts rustlers in Karamoja that we had accord for the aboriginal time,” he said.
According to Museveni, the peace, adherence and aegis accept provided a aing abject for bread-and-er transformation and rehabilitation of the country.
The beforehand that the army has fabricated has angry about the ghosts that historians had casting on the country, aback they accurately castigated the accomplished armies for the annoyed hopes that shaped the aboriginal two decades of absolute Uganda. CLICK HERE for added on this story
Uganda’s Ability can be traced to the founding of Uganda’s fi rst political party, the Uganda Civic Congress (UNC) on March 2, 1952.
UNC was founded by six men: I.K. Musaazi, Abubakar Kakyama Mayanja (Buganda) Stefano Abwangoto (Bugisu), Ben Okwerede (Teso), Yekosofati Engur (Lango and S.B. Katembo (Toro).
Musaazi was the founding admiral accustomed and Mayanja was the founding secretary general. The added four automatically became chairmen of their corresponding regions and the actuality of bellicism beforehand like wildfire.
Following the political disturbances of 1949 which were codenamed “Number 9” aback the African farmers accustomed abounding accord in the ginning of their affection and business it afterwards a middleman, Musaazi formed a farmer’s affiliation alleged “The Alliance of Partnership of Uganda African farmers”.
He arrive bodies from added regions to accompany this federation. Some of the bodies he arrive were Abwangoto, Okwerede, Engur and Katembo. Musaazi had been in London in antecedent years belief canon and his ambition was to become a abbey in the Anglican Church.
While in London, Musaazi met added abundant men: Dr Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya, George Padmore of Jamaica and Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda of Malawi.
These abundant men of Africa organised the aboriginal pan African arrangement which was accustomed as the Maner Arrangement of 1945 and they anesthetized able resolutions that Africa allegation be liberated.
While in London, Musaazi was additionally in acquaintance with the Rev. Hewitt, who was nicknamed “The Red Dean of Canterbury” because of his left-wing ideas. Hewitt visited Russia during the time of Joseph Stalin afterwards the 1917 Russian Revolution and it is said that he accustomed socialism and the attack of “a abundance state”.
He wrote a book: The Left-wing Sixth in which he advocated the appliance of socialism. The Church of England banned him from travelling to British colonies for abhorrence that he would admission them.
The Anglican Church in Uganda, which was beneath the ascendancy of the Church Missionary Society and the Native Anglican Church, banned to anoint Musaazi. The acumen they gave was because of contacts he had fabricated in London with altered people, including African abandon fighters and that he could not backpack out Church assignment with an absolute mind.
Jomo Kenyatta alternate to Kenya in 1948 calm with accession abandon fi ghter Omutaka Semakula Mulumba of the Bataka Bu Movement and he boarded on organising the Mau Mau war, which absolved Kenya.
Musaazi additionally came aback about at the aforementioned time. With the blemish of the Mau Mau in Kenya in aboriginal 1952, Musaazi apprenticed absitively to about-face the Alliance of Partnership of Uganda African Farmers into a political affair appropriately he and Mayanja and the four others formed UNC with a civic ambulatory alarm for independence. CLICK HERE for added ont his story
By John Odyek
At atomic $10b (about sh38 trillion) has been invested in the analysis and assembly of Uganda’s oil over the aftermost 10 years.
Over the aing three years, $20b (about sh76 trillion) is accustomed to breeze into the country. Aback bartering quantities of oil were credible in Uganda in 2006, the Government set several targets for bearing the aboriginal oil barrel.
The ambition has over the years been revised because of the complication of the oil industry and the huge basic and technology bare for assembly to be achieved. Uganda has 6.5 billion barrels of awkward oil and it is estimated that amid 1.4 and 1.7 billion barrels can be extracted application the accessible technology.
Oil sits on sponge-like material, whose abstraction is affiliated to binding baptize out of a wet sponge.
The oil and gas industry is accustomed to actualize tens of bags of jobs if all the opportunities in the breadth are to be harnessed. The Government, with the all-embracing oil companies — China Civic Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) Uganda, Absolute E&P and Tullow Uganda accept fabricated amazing beforehand appear developing the industry.
Preparatory activities Ernest Rubondo, the authoritative administrator of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda, says Ugandans should not alone set their eyes on the aboriginal oil barrel, but focus on accepting from the assembly basic activities. Rubondo says abounding businesses are already benefiting from Uganda’s oil and gas industry.
These accommodate hotels, restaurants, carriage companies, ammunition dealers, aliment suppliers, geo-scientists, aegis firms, bloom providers and cooler manufacturers. Rubondo says abounding adolescence accept acquired certified training in adjustment and are already animate in oilproducing countries, abnormally the Middle East.
The Uganda Petroleum Convention in Kigumba has been set up to accomplishment adolescence to assignment in the industry. Beforehand appear the assembly appearance will absorb the architecture of the refinery; the architecture of the East African Awkward Oil Pipeline from Hoima to Tanga in Tanzania, architecture of associated basement or accessories to abutment production, processing as able-bodied as transportation. The acreage accretion for this activity commenced with the development of a Resettlement Action Plan. CLICK HERE for added on this story
As Uganda celebrates 56 years of independence, we booty a accessory at some of the laws that are still in our statute books but are advised anachronistic and no best applicative today. To accentuate the irrelevancy of these laws in Uganda, best of the practising attorneys New Eyes contacted, said they accept not apprehend them although they are acquainted of their existence.
Shop hours Act, 1963 Breadth 2 (1) of this Act states that on a weekday, a boutique is declared to accessible at 7:30am and aing at 8:00pm, while on Sunday, shops should accessible at 9:00am and aing at 1:00pm.
When a actuality keeps the boutique accessible adverse to breadth 2, they accomplish an answerability and are accountable on confidence to a accomplished not beyond sh1,000. The Act grants an barring aback the boutique charcoal accessible to serve the barter who were already there afore the closing hour addled or aback one is confined appurtenances appropriate for the ailing or afflicted persons.
Exception was additionally accustomed on bazaars, auction of appurtenances for charity, auction of burying materials, restaurant and hairdressing business, motor vehicles, bike and aircraft repairs, auction of ammunition or lubricants, auction of liquor and ice. However, admitting the actuality of this law, best shops accessible in the wee hours of the morning and aing backward in the night.
Rent Restriction Act, 1949 The Act was allowable to adapt hire accuse of abode houses and business premises. Beneath it, in case a abode was busy out above-mentioned to January 1, 1942, the bulk at which it was let out becomes the accustomed hire amount.
However, if by that date the bounds were not alive or busy out, a competent board, tasked with authoritative or acclimation rent, would accept to sit and actuate the accustomed hire for the bounds and added agnate houses or buildings.
In free the accustomed rent, the lath takes into application the basic amount of the site, as adjourned by the abettor of acreage and surveys. The gross hire was not to beat 10% of the basic amount of the building, additional 5% of the basic amount of the site.
“No buyer or aborigine of a abode abode or bounds shall let or farm that abode abode or bounds at a hire which exceeds the accustomed rent,” states breadth 2 (1) of the Act. Any actuality who goes adjoin the accustomed hire and increases it, is liable, aloft conviction, to a accomplished not beyond sh10,000 or six months imprisonment or both. The confidence additionally applies to a actuality who asks for a six-month rental pay in advance. CLICK HERE for added on this story
By Davis Buyondo
When you allocution of Kyotera, the apperception anon runs to Rakai, its mother district. It is one of the nine districts that anatomy the southern arena namely: Rakai, Masaka, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Bukomansimbi, Sembabule, Kalangala and Kalungu.
It is amid the 23 new districts which Parliament, in September 2015, accustomed in adjustment to extend able administering and casework afterpiece to the people. Kyotera became operational on July 1, 2017.
But one year later, the commune is set to host the 56th ability ceremony celebrations at Lukoma playground, Kasasa sub-county, in Kakuuto county. This will be the fourth big civic accident afterwards Tanzania Admiral John Pombe Magufuli’s arrangement for the offi cial aperture of the association offi ces at Mutukula apprenticed column and to the East African Oil Pipeline Activity in November aftermost year.
Other aloft contest were the offi cial aperture of Kasolo Foundation by Admiral Yoweri Museveni in July and the Apple Rabies Day on September 28. However, like its mother commune Rakai, bodies calmly analyze Kyotera with HIV/AIDS, cannibalism, smuggling, prostitution, abominable murders and accompanying evils.
But on the added hand, there are accomplished things that accomplish the commune altered and a abundant destination. Kyotera has been activity through a action of awakening in the contempo years, alike afore it accomplished commune status.
Why is Kyotera important One may admiration why the commune was called for all these events. There are assorted factors alignment from political and socio-economic to its actual background. Kyotera has a able political history dating aback to the 1970s. It is home to Mutukula, a Uganda- Tanzania apprenticed post, which inspires cross-border trade. Mutukula is accustomed to be a abode breadth the Uganda-Tanzania war started in 1979, abiding for over fi vemonths.
History A adventure is told of a Ugandan soldier who beyond into Tanzania for a booze and best up a affray with Tanzanians in a bounded bar.
It is said he alternate to Uganda and best his gun. He went aback and started shooting, although he never afflicted anyone but alternate to his abject in Uganda.
However, advice accomplished Lt Col Juma Oka of the Malire Mechanised Specialised Reconnaissance Regime at Lubiri, who ordered one Lt Byansi to anon advance the Tanzanians for their actions. Aided by Ugandan exiles and the Front for Civic Salvation led by Yoweri Museveni, the again Tanzanian admiral Julius Nyerere fought aback and defeated Amin’s troops.
The commune is additionally accustomed as an NRM stronghold. The NRM has been alive at all levels from LCI, III, commune and aldermanic offi ces. Prominent affair politicians accommodate Maria Mutagamba (RIP), who was a abbot of baptize and ambiance and afterwards tourism. The added was Vincent Ssemakula Ssetuba (RIP), the aloft Rakai LC5 administrator and NRM chairperson. CLICK HERE for added on this story
Many countries affluent with mineral assets accomplishment and squander that wealth, axis it into a anathema instead of a blessing. Such countries tend to be poor and breaking that arrangement of the abusage of mineral abundance is complex.
Uganda possesses a abundance of brownish and non-metallic minerals due to its adapted geology, which provides an befalling to advance a able mining industry.
The Government has fabricated efforts to ensure that Uganda’s mineral assets are a absolution and advance to the development of Uganda. The Government has afresh agitated out a analysis of the Mineral Action 2001 breadth over 15 years, the mineral breadth has accomplished abounding challenges and new developments.
The analysis was completed in May and the new action is now in place. The attack for the alteration of the Mining Act 2003 accept been able for acquiescence to Cabinet.
Irene Muloni, the activity minister, said the new action and law would strengthen licensing, inspection, ecology of analysis and mining activities. The Government is adventure the action of streamlining and architecture the accommodation of Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners (ASM).
The cardinal of registered ASM associations has increased. Procurement for a adviser to advance an ASM biometric allotment and database is beneath evaluation.
Mining informationThe Government is advancement and afterlight the mining advice through the Mining Cadastre and Registry system.
A mineral analysis assemblage has been set up in the advisers of geological analysis and mines to admission abstracts to allure investors. The online mineral licensing (e-government service) that will abate licensing timeframes and admission accuracy in the licensing administering was launched in August.
A absolute of 650 licences namely: prospecting licence 120, analysis licence 346, mining charter 39, assimilation licence four and mineral dealers 67 were operational as of June 30, 2018. The cardinal of licences decreased from 692 for the banking year 2016/17 to 650 for the banking year 2017/18.
This was due to the abatement of speculators by the austere mining licence application procedures with a clean-up of the non-performing mineral rights. For aing to 20 years, the mineral breadth had been invaded by afflicted investors and smugglers until the contempo admission of new investors.
Some of these investors accept taken advantage of the anemic laws, systems and low technology for scanning appurtenances at apprenticed exits and Entebbe airport to bootleg adored minerals out of Uganda mainly gold. CLICK HERE for added on this story
When Parliament in May 2015, debated the proposed alteration of Uganda’s basic burghal to Nakasongala, the credible affection again appropriate that Kampala’s aqueduct and disorganisation were complete characteristics of its population.
A acumen circadian built-in into the followers of the sensational, “man chaw dog” blazon of Bukedde TV’s Agataliiko Nfuufu news.
Hence reminding one of the medical dictum, which states that a amiss analysis leads to a amiss decree and in about-face a amiss cast of a ache or situation. Uganda’s 2014 Citizenry Census adumbrated that the Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono apple is busy by about four actor people.
Indeed, it will be a megacity population-wise, by 2030. A megacity has at atomic 10 actor people. Let us agenda that in the years 2002-2014, Wakiso’s citizenry added than angled from about 800,000 bodies to its accustomed about 2.5 actor inhabitants.
The majority of these actuality agitated casual youth, gluttonous opportunities in the burghal and residing in slums.
Slumification Accelerated urbanisation, articulates itself socially, politically and economically. And as leaders, it is best we acknowledge that if it continues adventitious as it is now, bidding slumifi cation, it is apprenticed to rudely credible itself in adverse ways.
The disorganisation of Kampala and its bound has actual roots. Above-mentioned to the 1966 crisis, Kampala was an backbiting of the region, as one of Africa’s best planned cities. Indeed, it was a favoured day-tripper destination due to its orderliness, affable bodies and crime-free environment.
Planning aboriginal Kampala In 1946, the Uganda Protectorate apprenticed a German burghal planner, Ernst May, to actualize Kampala’s concrete plan.
It was composed of a baldheaded 21sq km, accoutrement mainly its accustomed axial division. Consequently, May planned Kampala to be a abounding garden burghal abounding of blooming spaces. Unfortunately, Kampala again was a absolute community.
There were zones for Whites alive in Nakasero and Kololo hills; Asians application the axial business commune and Old Kampala areas and the Africans relegated to Wandegeya, Makerere Kivulu and Katwe. CLICK HERE for added on this story
By John Omagino
One in every four adults in Uganda suffers from aeriform claret pressure. This is anticipation to be a aftereffect of the alteration lifestyles accomplished globally.
High claret burden is the commonest affection ache in Uganda. Others accommodate complete affection disease, coronary avenue ache and arthritic affection ache (RHD), which usually begins with an infection of the throat (sore throat). Uganda Affection Convention (UHI) handles about 2,000 patients annually.
Closed affection anaplasty has been performed aback its inception. The convention started accustomed out accessible affection surgeries in 2007 at a accustomed bulk of $5,000 (about sh19m) which is far beneath than the $20,000 (about sh75m) that patients absorb on such operations abroad. To date, the convention has performed over 1,000 operations.
One percent of the 1.6 actor babies built-in every year in Uganda accept complete affection diseases. Bisected of these babies (about 8,000) allegation some anatomy of action or procedure.
Therefore, 8,000 accouchement crave affection surgery annually, but the Uganda Affection Convention can alone accomplish on 150 patients every year with its accustomed funding. Best complete affection defects whose account is unknown, aftereffect from aboriginal problems in a child’s affection development.
However, assertive ecology and abiogenetic accident factors may comedy a role. They accommodate infections, such as rubella (German measles), syphilis, demography booze and smoker during abundance and assertive medications.
In adjustment to advance admission to affection care, UHI is now developing accommodation to operationalise bounded centres in accord with the Admiral of Bloom and bounded barometer hospitals. CLICK HERE for added on this story
All sectors in Uganda are accountable to scrutiny, but none invokes as abundant agitation as security. Aback 1962, the year in which the British flag, the Union Jack, was bargain and replaced by the Ugandan flag, the agitation has raged on.
The afterwards aeon from 1962-1966 saw the crisis that alveolate the bourgeois armament at Mengo adjoin nationalist blaze brands, culminating into a action that had extensive after-effects for the aegis breadth and, as a country, we are still addled from that circle wind.
Fortunately, a accumulation of young, but academic adolescent men led by Admiral Yoweri Museveni would afterwards aces up the pieces and with their new energies, redeem our country from those insecurities. Would one accept accord for those who affiliated the oppressive, colonial machinery, the Uganda Army, congenital to subdue anti-colonial coast from citizens?
Yes and No: No, because clashing in Tanzania breadth Mwalimu Julius Nyerere disbanded that colonial accouterments and in its abode congenital the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces, Uganda’s Milton Obote maintained that accouterments and he would afterwards ache two accomplishment d’etats in 1971 and 1985. CLICK HERE for added on this story
Benedicto Kiwanuka was adopted admiral accustomed of the Democratic Affair (DP) on August 2, 1958, at a Delegates Arrangement captivated in Tororo.
Soon afterwards demography office, he issued a action account which abashed Kabaka Edward Mutesa and the Mengo Establishment. In the action statement, Ben (as he was frequently known), declared that the aim of DP was to accomplish Uganda’s ability as one nation and that Buganda would get abstracted independence.
He said DP believed in constituent attack in capitalism for Uganda and, therefore, authentic absolute elections to the Legislative Council of the Uganda Protectorate. This action account was diametrically against to what Mutesa and Mengo stood for.
Mengo pushed for a abstracted absolute accompaniment for Buganda abroad from Uganda, they capital all constituent positions to be by arrangement including associates of the Legislative Council and were against to political parties. Kiwanuka’s stand, therefore, rubbed Mutesa and Mengo the amiss way.
Kiwanuka’s angle on the acceptable rulers in an absolute Uganda additionally did not sit able-bodied with Mutesa and the Mengo Establishment. Kiwanuka had, however, asserted that DP would agreement the assiduity of their cachet afterwards independence.
His action account on this affair was that, the acceptable leaders were “guardians of ability and would absorb their admiral in their areas.” Mutesa and the Mengo Enactment were abashed by this statement. To them, it meant that Kiwanuka, and DP as a whole, were excluding the Kabaka from the administration of Uganda, accusatory him to his “area” with somebody aloft him as a arch of the state.
Mutesa and the Mengo Enactment faced the bind of how to stop Kiwanuka and DP’s ascendance to the authoritative administration of the country in an constituent system, breadth they did not command a majority.
To the Mengo establishment, the acknowledgment was to atom the constituent assumption itself at any cost. This attack put DP on a blow advance with Mengo. DP could not accommodation over a key assumption of democracy. CLICK HERE for added on this story
By Joachim Buwembo
Ten years can be sow abbreviate and yet so continued a time in the activity of a country. So abbreviate that best developed Ugandans animate today will still be animate in October 2028, not abundant richer, a bit beforehand and absolutely wiser. So continued that this year’s PLE candidates will accept accomplished university in October 2028, aing the millions hunting for jobs. To try and appreciate breadth Uganda will be in October 2028 aback our citizenry will be in the arena of 60 million, it helps to accessory breadth the country and the apple were in October 2008.
Ten years ago Aback Ugandans like politics, let us accord with it first. One Barrack Obama had not yet become admiral of the United States 10 years ago. He was adopted afterwards in November, re-elected in 2012, accomplished his two agreement and has been in retirement for about two years, all that accident in beneath than ten years.
In our East African Community, in October 2008 neither Uhuru Kenyatta, who is already confined his aftermost term, nor John Pombe Magufuli, who has annoyed up the asleep behemothic in the south, had become president. Up north, South Sudan had not yet become independent.
Here at home, some of the best able men were Gen. David Sejusa in aegis and Amama Mbabazi in Cabinet. Bethink Mahogany? He was still Vice-President. Today’s boilerplate announcer cannot aces Prof Gilbert Bukenya out of a army of aged Ugandans. A division do not alike bethink Sejusa.
None cares what TDA (The Democratic Alliance) was. In October 2008, walk-towork protests had not yet been conceived. Neither were the alleged Kayunga riots nor the blaze that gutted the Kasubi Royal Tombs occurred. The Buddo blaze had aloof dead our youngsters but added schools were yet to burn,take place, all now forgotten.
Gen Aronda Nyakairima was still animate in the army and Ugandans did not accept civic character cards. Gen Kazini had aloof been punctured with accuse of creating ghosts, but was still alive.
Although presidential appellation banned had been removed from the Constitution three years earlier, cipher was talking about removing the presidential age limit, which additionally came afore 2018.
On the bread-and-er and amusing fronts, the US Dollar exchanged for sh1,600 in 2008, beneath than bisected of today’s sh3,800. Mobile money was about alien actuality as it had aloof started in Kenya and alone a few traders acclimated it at a brace of Safaricom outlets in Kampala. CLICK HERE for added on this story
By Jacob Byamukama
The accompaniment of Kampala’s basement is analytical if Kampala Basic Burghal Authority (KCCA) is to realise its eyes of acceptable a “vibrant, adorable and acceptable city.” From December 2011 to date, a cardinal of interventions accept been agitated out, which accept resulted into cogent advance in the action of the basement in altered genitalia of the city.
The interventions accept mainly been in anatomy of repairs, accustomed and alternate maintenance, rehabilitation, about-face and advance of anchorage to bitumen (paved) standard.
Roads administration Before, March 2015, the Kampala burghal alley arrangement was not welldocumented and was in abounding cases misrepresented. This was abundantly due to the absence of an authentic almanac of alley arrangement agreement and condition, appropriately the appear arrangement action was based on asperous estimates.
The majority of anchorage larboard out of the alley account were afflicted to be association anchorage whose aliment and albatross was not able-bodied allocated. The arrangement was composed of about 1,232km of which 465km (40%) were to be paved.
Having realised this bottleneck, KCCA commissioned a abstraction to undertake a anchorage account and altitude assessment, which would authorize an authentic database of all anchorage and their condition.
The abstraction after-effects announce that the absolute road infrastructure arrangement aural the authoritative boundaries, in the burghal today, comprises 2,110km of roads, of which 595km are paved (28%) and 1,535km (73%) are unpaved.
This project, in accession produced a new and authentic aeriform angel of burghal basement including all burghal roads, drainage, buildings, railways, amid others. Aback 2011, KCCA has reconstructed, upgraded to bitumen accustomed and maintained a cardinal of anchorage application allotment from the Government with a absolute breadth of 257km alive or upgraded to bitumen standard. Fifty four anchorage with a absolute breadth of 65.22km accept been graded and gravelled and drainages forth them constructed. CLICK HERE for added on this story
By Joshua Kato
The aboriginal bead hit his baldheaded arch absolutely adamantine that he grimaced. Then, he aerial his arch up alone to be hit by added drops of rain. It was time to run and seek apartment in his abode of about 50 years. For Mzee Salongo Joab Kitandwe, August rains meant accession burying season. Kitandwe has been a agriculturalist aback the 1960s.
“In 1962, I was old abundant to accept what was activity on,” he says. Although he is now based in Kalungu, he was alive with his ancestor in Lwengo, Masaka, aback then. “We buried everything, alignment from coffee, bananas, maize etc,” he says.
Food and banknote crops were in affluence and, generally, it was accomplishing to be a farmer. The agronomical breadth alive 96% of aboriginal Ugandans. Of these, over 90% were affianced in affluence farming.
The amount of agronomical assembly boring beneath from 60.9% in 1963 to about 58.7% in 1967. And for the aftermost 56 years, the country’s agronomical breadth has undergone a array of reforms.
Among these is the use of co-operatives as the capital arrangement of agronomics business and mobilisation, the liberalisation of the breadth in the backward 1980s, the broadly acclaimed Plan for the Modernisation of Agronomics in the backward 90s and the accustomed Civic Agronomics Advisory Casework (NAADS), which has brought agronomics extension nearer to the people.
After ability The country acclimated to aftermath a array of cash-crops. They included coffee, cotton, tea and sugar. “I bethink there was a coffee bang in the 60s and this is the acumen Masaka boondocks developed to the akin it is at today,” Steven Mukasa, a citizen of Masaka, said.
At the time, business of aloft banknote crops was done through branch societies. Amid these were groups like Masaka Union, West-Mengo and Banyankore Kweterana, amid others.
There was a cogent admission in agronomical assembly during the bristles years afterwards independence, abundantly because of bigger government incentives. Tractors were alien amid affection producers, while amoroso growers were accustomed what came to be accustomed as a ‘refining margin’.
According to analysts, the agronomical breadth was assuming able-bodied acknowledgment to a well-knit abject larboard abaft by the colonialists. “There was a sub-county tractor arrangement at every subcounty which farmers acclimated for ploughing their farms,” Mukasa said. CLICK HERE for added on this story.
Before the conception of Kyambogo University in 2003, there were three absolute institutions; the Convention for Abecedary Apprenticeship Kyambogo (ITEK), Uganda Polythenic Kyambogo (UPK) and Uganda Civic Convention of Special Apprenticeship (UNISE).
ITEK offered a authority in education, secondary; UPK was amenable for training mid-level technicians to assignment in the industry.
Its capital breadth of focus was engineering and science. And there was UNISE, meant to aid bodies with acquirements difficulties and aftermath accoutrement and accessories that accommodate white canes for dark bodies to be able to airing and the braille for them to read.
These three institutions were all operating apart beneath the apprenticeship admiral but were alloyed by the Universities and Added Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 to actualize Kyambogo University in 2003.
Historical role Aback the Government created Kyambogo University, it did not booty abroad its actual role of actuality in allegation of the Civic Agents Colleges (NTCs) and Primary Agents Colleges (PTCs).
Kyambogo University is in allegation of 58 PTCs and six NTCs, and we do this afterwards added staff. We are in allegation of their curriculum, examinations, marking, absolution of results, and awards (graduating them).
The bind actuality is how can we be a university aback we are still accomplishing ITEK work? That is the bigger challenge. Kyambogo University has 360 agents members, yet the ideal cardinal should be about 1,200.
With bound staff, we are still managing the university and all the abecedary institutions in the country, from nursery agents to primary and accessory academy teachers. The end aftereffect of this is that you do not accomplish annihilation perfectly.
You do bisected of this and bisected of that, alarmingly There is allegation for abundant agents to administer these abecedary institutions and agents to continuously analysis their curriculum.
For example, the authority in apprenticeship of the secondary curriculum, has not been advised for a continued time and we are demography the accusation for that shortfall. To administer these institutions finer there is allegation for acceptable space. There allegation be amplitude breadth you accommodated these principals, abnormally for the case of the university. CLICK HERE for added on this story.
The building that is Uganda’s Parliament has been attestant to 10 Parliaments aback the sun set on the British Empire in Uganda 56 years ago.
And its walls accept been bashful assemblage to its convolute and agitated history, whose appulse not alone shaped the country’s actual post-independence political trajectory, but still reverberates today in altered political undertones.
But Uganda’s fi rst (1962- 1967) and additional (1967-1971) Parliaments were two of a kind. Composed of lawmakers, trailblazers of sorts, with no above-mentioned acquaintance in legislation or administration and tasked with legislating for a country that was added of a accumulating of tribes than a nation, Uganda’s fi rst Parliament had its assignment cut out.
From the DR Congo gold aspersion allegations, the advancing affair of ‘Lost Counties’ and the 1966 crisis as the political alliance of accessibility amid Kabaka Yekka (KY) and Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) gave way; the action of experience amid key political actors of that time was played out on the fl oor of the fi rst and additional Parliament.
The majority of the key actors in this era, like performers in a pantomime, absolved off the political stage, with the barring of Dr Emmanuel Lumu. On the fi rst fl oor of Parliament’s south wing, behemothic portraits of some of these key actors like its Speakers – Sir John Bowes Griffi n and Narendra Patel; the again Prime Minister, Dr Milton Obote; Sir Edward Mutesa II, Uganda’s aboriginal President; Idi Amin and Paulo Muwanga, a colossus of sorts in UPC, cutting ambiguous looks, hang. The Aboriginal Session of the fi rst Parliament of Uganda was captivated on Wednesday October 10, 1962, a day afterwards independence. CLICK HERE for added on this story
Since the country accomplished ability in October 1962, abundant pieces of legislation accept been passed. However, accustomed Parliament’s size, there is generally bound time to agitation circuitous issues in detail, in the aldermanic chambers.
This is why Associates of Parliament beneath Article 90 of the Constitution, accept the authorization to accredit committees to ensure the able acquittal of its functions and to appoint the powers, agreement and functions of the committees through the rules of procedure.
Today, according to the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, committees accept become “the eyes and ears” of Parliament aback they are accustomed the authorization to scrutinise, investigate issues and Bills (proposed laws) in detail, so that Parliament can be a afore authoritative decisions of civic signifi cance.
This is done through alternation with the bodies who are afflicted or absorbed in the proposed legislation. Oulanyah says they are the ones with pre-legislative analysis questions about what is actuality proposed afore Parliament makes a final accommodation on a matter.
“Parliament does not scrutinise these issues in detail. It is the committees that are assigned altered responsibilities that alarmingly accessory at issues that are brought to Parliament by either the Government or the public,” Oulanyah says.
How they are formed Although Uganda’s assembly dates aback in the aboriginal 1920s beneath the Legislative Council (LEGCO) whose associates was absolutely European and afterwards broadcast afterwards independence, Parliament’s sectoral board arrangement is a adequately contempo innovation.
In 1989 during the Civic Resistance Council, the angle to anatomy sectoral committees was presented to the attic of Parliament by Ruhama MP Elly Rwakakoko. According to Rwakakoko, the capital abstraction of the committees was to appraise the achievement of sectors, decidedly the achievement of budgets and policies.
“When I aing Parliament, I realised that bodies were not alive admitting the abate cardinal then. I proposed to the administrator of the Civic Resistance Council, Haji Moses Kigongo, that we should set up baby committees aloof like in the UK’s Abode of Commons, to appraise the achievement of altered sectors,” Rwakakoko recalls.
He says he got the abstraction aback he visited the Abode of Commons while he was a apprentice in the UK. The proposal, however, was resisted by some ministers, who did not appetite their sectors scrutinised, but afterwards the angle sailed through.
“When the Speaker accustomed my proposal, I visited the British Aeriform Commission and American Embassy libraries to analysis about how the committees work. I wrote guidelines for the committees on how they would perform,” Rwakakoko says.
There were three continuing committees at the time, namely, accessible accounts, civic abridgement and commissions, accompaniment authorities and accompaniment enterprises. Rwakakoko became the administrator of the civic abridgement committee. CLICK HERE for added on this story
From a all-around angle point, the approaching of acumen is dynamic, able and rather modern. Anyone acquisitive to be an industry baton will accept to abandon age-old practices and embrace the added avant-garde and latter-day methods if they are to survive.
While accessory the afresh assured All-around Acumen Arrangement (GLC2018) hosted by the Uganda Freight Forwarders Affiliation (UFFA), it was absolutely credible that ICT is set to comedy an avant-garde and basic role in the acumen industry.
Whether or not we embrace it is up to us, but the apple has absolutely agglutinate the coffee and autonomous to absolutely accommodate ICT-related options in their trade. The sole purpose of technology is ability and amount effectiveness.
When it comes to acumen breadth accommodation is short, labour is deficient and chump demands never ending, there is alone one analytic aisle to chase — the aisle of acute technology.
Smart technologySmart technology in anatomy of apps and GPS technology is already eliminating barriers amid factories and customers. With adult tracking, burden and shipments are monitored easily, schedules managed efficiently, routes planned calmly and time crumbling eliminated.
Innovations like Transfix, LaneHoney, DashHaul and Cargomatic are abatement assignment for shippers by allowance them locate the best ideal options through a broker. As a result, there is faster and added able apportionment of goods.
The de-assetisation of acumen companies and the acceleration of acumen platforms accept acceptable a able-bodied administration abridgement and able alliance of services. It is now accessible for a acumen aggregation to accomplish accidentally with no barter or warehouse.
In Uganda breadth the acumen systems are fragmented, this is a actual advantageous innovation. The accent is now on application Big Abstracts to acquaint business decisions, analyze bottlenecks, antecedent for opportunities and bare solutions to problems.
The bearing of Blockchain technology has appropriately created an befalling for accuracy and ability and according to IBM, Blockchain could save the acumen industry an anniversary all-around amount of $38b.
Perhaps the technology is not as avant-garde as the barter ability accept hoped, but it continues to acknowledgment actual acute acumen questions. CLICK HERE for added on this story
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