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President Museveni's 2018 Message

posted onDecember 31, 2017

Greetings to all the Ugandans.  I congratulate you on finishing the year 2017 and entering the year 2018.  The year 2017 had a number of challenges for us.  One challenge was crime where our young women were targeted by criminals.  A total of 23 young women were killed.  These murderers were taking advantage of a gap in our security infrastructure in the form of absence of cameras in the towns and along the high-ways and also inadequate forensic equipment (tracing criminals through blood-samples, finger-prints etc.)  This was due to many priorities in terms of budgeting and the fact that in

Why Youths Unemployment, Urban Poverty are Sign of Development

posted onDecember 31, 2017
By Andrew M. Mwenda
Uganda, like all African countries, has a big problem of youths unemployment. Some figures put it at 83%. Unemployed and underemployed youths are relegated to slums in towns where they live a life of poverty, misery and marginalization. This assessment makes a lot of moral sense and emotional appeal. It is also politically attractive. But it is actually filled with a lot of nonsense.
Unemployment and poverty are a big problem for Uganda.

New Year Memo to Besigye Supporters

posted onDecember 29, 2017

By Andrew M. Mwenda

Dear friends and allies in the radical extremist wing of the FDC led by opposition presidential candidate for life, Dr. Kizza Besigye. I closed last year with a message to you and your reaction was typical of your uncouth ways: you never reply to my arguments. You only respond with insults. I don’t blame you because I know you don’t have serious grounds to disagree with me.