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Sometimes overlooked, but essential: Why citizen empowerment is significant to improve public service delivery in Uganda

Sometimes overlooked, but essential: Why citizen empowerment is significant to improve public service delivery in Uganda

By Angella Nakuya On May 30, 2019

Poor service delivery remains an eyesore in Uganda’s impressive attempt to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite ostensible efforts by the government through its democratic decentralisation programmes, that brought a number of institutional and policy reforms, public service delivery...

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A Step Back for Ugandans: the Social Media and Mobile Money Tax

A Step Back for Ugandans: the Social Media and Mobile Money Tax

By Winnie Watera On June 21, 2018

‘‘Ugandans should be happy; the taxes being collected will provide social services and this tax regime should please every citizen who wants to help finance the country out of poverty’’ said one MP after the heated debate in Parliament on...

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Marital rape controversy: Prejudices hinder progress on a law that could improve the lives of women

By Winnie Watera On January 30, 2017

The Sexual Offences Bill, 2015 was finally presented to parliament for the first time on April 14, 2016 by Kumi District Woman MP, Monica Amoding, as a Private Member’s Bill. Before this, the Bill had languished for five years on...

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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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Will the Agenda 2063 deliver the so much desired African Development?

By Ivan Otim On July 12, 2016

The new partnership for Africa development dubbed agenda 2063 is a pledge by Africans leaders based on common vision and a shared conviction that they have the duty to eradicate poverty and place each Africa countries both individually and collectively...

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Uganda: A Fix to Youth Unemployment

By Ivan Rugambwa On July 6, 2016

On August 15, the 'Youth Manifesto'; a document highlighting key issues the youth want prioritised by leaders, was launched at Makerere University in Kampala. Not surprisingly, unemployment ranked no.1 on the list. It is easy to see why. Of the...

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Situating the Agenda 2063 within Uganda's Development Context

By Donnas Ojok On May 29, 2016

In 2013, African heads of government agreed to form an agenda that would guide national development frameworks of the member states in achieving certain development aspirations that the continent is aiming to attain over the next 50 years. The following...

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