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A Banker, A Lawyer and An Indian: A Tale of Corruption in our Banks

posted onAugust 28, 2020

By Frank R Kasoroza

A story is told of an elderly woman in 1935 New York whose son in law abandoned her daughter and their two children. The toll of the great depression apparently more than he could bear.

This elderly lady, herself reeling from the economic hardship of the day, but spurred on by that most beautiful of human traits - goodness, took them in. Today, because of Covid19, the world once again finds itself having to deal with an unprecedented economic shock whose net result is, unfortunately, the deepest global recession since 1933.

Ending HIV/AIDS in Uganda: Leaving No One Behind

posted onAugust 20, 2020

By Andrew Besi

Patient Zero in the United States did not go peacefully. His fragile 16-year-old body riddled, among others, with rare cancerous lesions known as Kaposi’s sarcoma - a skin disease found in elderly men descended from the Mediterranean.

But Robert Rayford - for long referred to as Robert R - was not the first human to suffer from this unknown but very infectious and fatal viral infection.

Religious Leaders - Taking on the Challenge of HIV/AIDS in Uganda

posted onAugust 12, 2020

By Desire K Amanya

“He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.”

Twenty-two years ago, on the 13th Day of April, at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel, Philly Bongole Lutaaya did a most unusual thing - publicly declaring that he was afflicted with HIV/AIDS.

“Fellow comrades of Uganda,” he said, “it is with utmost regret that today I inform you that the sickness bothering me has been diagnosed as AIDS. Surely, this will no doubt be a shock, but it is true; I am one of the victims of this dreaded disease, AIDS.”

Why we should fight substandard products

posted onAugust 9, 2020

By Sylvia Kirabo

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) recently destroyed 232 metric tonnes of substandard goods worth Shs2.5 billion. The products that were destroyed had been confiscated from across the country this financial year 2019/2020 during UNBS regular market inspections.

UNBS carries out routine inspections across the country in fulfillment of its mandate of enforcing standards in the protection of public health and safety, and the environment against dangerous and substandard products.