The tyranny of poverty: Why foreign aid has failed to bail African countries from the prison of poverty

The tyranny of poverty: Why foreign aid has failed to bail African countries from the prison of poverty

By Tonny Okwir On August 21, 2019

The concept of poverty has dominated the agenda of international development discourses for the last three decades. Undoubtedly, poverty has become a development challenge which is seen as a rich world of one billion fighting for a poor world of...

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Irrigation for a Sustainable Agricultural Development in Uganda

By Winnie Watera On June 12, 2017

It is an undoubted fact that agriculture has the potential to contribute to sustainable and broad based economic growth in Africa. However, this promise is thwarted by the incessant reliance on nature’s rain, which unfortunately, has become precarious because of...

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Media can do better on corruption

By Ivan Rugambwa On April 10, 2017

My attention was drawn to a story in the Sunday Monitor of April 2nd titled “Prison Life Humbled Me – Teddy Ssezi Cheeye” whose pictures I have attached here. I’ll return to my thoughts on the story later, but reading...

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Boosting Exports: Reversing Uganda’s Trade Deficit

By Leonie Staas On November 9, 2016

Uganda’s trade deficit is alarming – with imports significantly exceeding exports and recent trends not indicating any improvements. Indeed, export volumes have risen during the last couple of years in Uganda, but so have the volumes of imports. This deficit...

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Enhancing the Ugandan youth participation in the agricultural sector

By Donnas Ojok On September 1, 2016

The challenge of low interest of young people to get involved in the agricultural sector is fast becoming a continental wide concern. This concern is even flagrant in Uganda where a staggering 78% of the population is below 30 years...

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10th Parliament must clean up the pensions sector

By Adella Agaba On August 31, 2016

With the election process almost coming to an end, Ugandans have high expectations of their newly elected leaders and especially Members of Parliament whose mandate is to represent views of the people they represent in their respective constituencies. The 10th...

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Agricultural Coops and Fair Trade: Tackling the agricultural investment dilemma

By Donnas Ojok On August 13, 2016

It is generally believed that agricultural cooperatives offer a natural entrepreneurial solution to the problems of poverty faced by millions in the developing world. The argument goes that these coops allow even the least literate smallholders to gain market access...

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Minimum wage necessary to rectify issues of social protection and poverty

By Adella Agaba On July 27, 2016

Arguments for and against minimum wage in Uganda are intriguing, forcing one to wonder if we actually need the minimum wage or if we should simply implement the already existing legal framework efficiently bridge the gaps brought out by lack...

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