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BOOK REVIEW: Fat Cats and African Farmers by Odrek Rwabwogo

posted onDecember 21, 2017

By Josepha Jabo

‘Fat Cats and African Farmers’ is an autobiography by Odrek Rwabwogo a farmer, a teacher, an entrepreneur and the owner of Tomosi Group. He is also the husband of Patience Rwabwogo.

The 292 page book was edited by Josepha Jabo, who works at Uganda Media Centre; and Professor Aaron Mushengyezi from Makerere University did the proofreading.

Robert Mugabe Was Never Greedy For Power - Mwenda

posted onDecember 11, 2017

By Andrew M. Mwenda

There is a widespread assumption that presidents in Africa who rule for long do so out of personal greed for power. This accusation has been made against Robert Mugabe who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 before he was forced to resign recently. It is also the accusation against President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda as the ruling party seeks to amend the constitution and remove age limits so that he can run for the presidency in 2021. Yet when individual cases are examined closely, one finds the reality much more complex and nuanced. Let me illustrate.

Salary Demands: Open Letter to Striking Doctors and Medical Workers

posted onNovember 29, 2017

Dear Doctors, our senior health experts,

I am Woira, a Ugandan Patriot but from a family background with many medical health workers. I have read your demands and agree that the salary you get is little compared to what doctors get in other states. It takes years of intensive study, hard physical and mental work, and unsocial hours of duty. It is quite legitimate to seek higher salary and allowances reflective of your years of training. I am with you in your demands as many more Ugandans are.