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The Uganda People's Defence Force: A Subject Of National Pride

posted onSeptember 26, 2018

By Matthew Ikondere

The Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF), named so in the 1995 constitution of the Republic of Uganda, from the initial National Resistance Army, a force that saw the final overthrow of dictatorship in Uganda, and has continued to protect the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, defeated armed groups such as that of Lakwena, a slave of mysticism as described by the Commander in Chief H.E Yoweri Museveni, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) of Joseph Kony and the Allied Democratic Force.

Pay Taxes and Demand Services

posted onJuly 5, 2018

By Dennis Katungi

Quite a number of headlines both in print & other media have highlighted the angst that met the OTT (over-the-top) taxes.  MTN, Airtel & Africell are already deducting the taxes; which add up to Shs6000 monthly. 

Security is the Business of Citizens as it is of Government

posted onJune 28, 2018

By Dennis Katungi

What is Government in the first place? The people, in an organized set-up.

In the stranger’s gallery at Parliament, I listened to the President intently.  Having given context to Uganda’s past, the journey thus travelled and current locus, he concluded with proposed remedial actions to the wave of insecurity recently causing concern to all of us. I’ll pick on a few of his proposals starting with vigilance by citizens. This has no cost implication and we can implement it straight away. It is the critical first line element to security.