Early childhood education is key

The government revamped and started operating this programme in 2013 and launched it in 2016 where a lot was promised to prepare children for school years. However, less effort has been employed for the smooth running of the programme

Parish Development Model should address the issue of weak Local Council courts

In May 2021, Parliament approved the implementation of what is known as the Parish Development Model (PMD) and it will roll out in the financial year 2021/2022. According to the Ministerial Policy Statement, the Parish Development Model is a strategy for organising and delivering public and private sector interventions for wealth creation and employment generation at the parish level as the lowest economic planning unit.

Vaccination is the secret to our resilience

If government doesn’t vaccinate Ugandans, the pandemic will continue. According to the Minister for Health, Dr Ruth Acheing, “we are not responding to the pandemic at the speed that we should”, wealthy countries are hoarding the vaccines and yet because of its global impact, Covid-19 ideally should be treated on a global response other than single-nation response.

Parties should address challenges

Today, there are a number of challenges restricting political parties from performing effectively. First, there are the restrictions imposed by the external, legal and constitutional framework. This uneven playing field is attributed to a couple of issues.

Strong political parties are necessary evil

President Museveni’s dislike for political parties is not a secret. He banned political parties once he captured power in 1986 and only allowed to have them back on the scene after failing to contain the dissent within his Movement system.

Amplify office of Leader of Opposition

In 2005, following increasing opposition from within the Movement and external pressure from donors, President Museveni and the National Resistance Movement (NRM), campaigned for a return to multi-party politics in a referendum.

Is national unity possible in Uganda?

In the past weeks, the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the National Unity Party (NUP) respectively held leaders’ forum meetings in preparation for the next parliament to plan strategies for service in the next August House.

How govt can safely open kindergartens

Kindergarten children have missed stimulating, learning opportunities and social interactions. With the reduction in Covid-19 cases and the availability of the vaccine, it would be most appropriate for all actors if the ministry prioritised in the vaccination of the teachers and people in the business of operating the early childhood development centres to allow them to operate.

Digital solutions changing future of our education

A year ago, President Museveni instituted a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. While the pandemic caused a radical shift into digital and technological for learning and work spaces for mostly urban children, those in rural areas, without access to electricity and Internet were the most cut off from continued forms of learning.

Opposition Parties Need a Joint Strategy and not Joint Presidential Candidate.

Since 1996, every time Uganda approaches an election period, talk of opposition fielding a joint candidate, to defeat candidate Museveni, comes up. In the 1996 presidential elections, UPC and DP fronted Dr Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere under the Inter-party Cooperation. In 2001, the Opposition rallied behind Dr Kizza Besigye under Reform Agenda. In 2016, there were attempts to field one presidential candidate to face Mr Museveni under The Democratic Alliance (TDA) but this collapsed because the Opposition political parties once again failed to agree on who should be their joint candidate.

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