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Author Archive: Joseph

“MARRIAGE” in software terms

This is what a guy wrote to a systems analyst [Marriage Software Division]: Dear Systems Analyst, I am desperate for some help! I recently upgraded my program from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0 and found that the new program began unexpected Child Processing and also took up a lot of memory space and valuable resources. …

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Closure of media houses: Police fully exercising their mandate

The past few days have been filled with the ‘Tinyefuza letter’ saga which culminated into the closure of some media houses, Red Pepper & Daily Monitor plus a few radio stations too, affiliated to the Monitor. Some analysts called it the ‘rape of the media’, while some activists said the police was gagging the media …

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Father Musaala; A hypocrite or Redeemer of the Catholic Church?

The past has been full of headlines about the Catholic Church, being brought about by Fr. Musaala whose letter ‘leaked’ to the media and has opened up lots of controversy about his integrity, personality & approach to the issues rather than the message. The Arch Bishop of the Uganda Catholic Church suspended him from “celebrating …

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Are the youths in Uganda being groomed well by the elders?

When you open a newspaper in Uganda, I bet the front pages will be filled with something about corruption. It has become part of our society and one may be misled to believe it is the only vice affecting us. Reality check; We have many other horrible vices… rape, alcohol abuse, theft, armed robberies, violation …

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A Revived Sports sector is a free marketing tool for the Tourism sector

A guest writer, Jacob Kagina, pens down his thoughts on the support accorded to the Ugandan Olympics participators… A few days ago, I watched the story of Uganda’s Olympic Gold medalist, Stephen Kiprotich, on one of the local television stations and I must admit, it was a touching and inspiring one indeed. This was like …

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Kyambogo University closure: A failed education and administratve sector

Last week saw the closure of a public univerity, just a few weeks after it had opened to usher in the beginning of a new academic year, 2012/2013. The closure of the university by the University Council was solely blamed on the refusal of Prof. Isiah Omolo Ndiege, the embattled Kyambogo VC who refused to …

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Anne Mugisha: A hypocrite or Patriot?

This week saw Anne Mugisha secure herself a place with the UN. The social media was full of different opinions about this incident since she was deemed to be an active member of the opposition who would always have nothing to do with the gov’t. Here is a full version of the letter she wrote …

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Where does Uganda get the fight against graft, corruption, bribery, embezzlement of funds e.t.c by public officials wrong?

  One of the biggest problems Uganda is facing is corruption and embezzlement of funds. Our public leaders have been cited in continuous scandals where the nation has lost big sums of money. Despite identification of the losses we have made as a country, we have failed to recover those monies and neither have the …

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The tale of a theft on Jinja road

Friday 13th July evening, on my way home from Uganda Management Institute (UMI) at about 6:30pm or 7:00pm in the evening, I was thugged. I would like to share my story with you. Maybe in future, someone may remember what happened to me, and prevent it from happening to him or her. I came out …

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Police: An abused institution that has kept up it’s good work

It was a few days ago when I met an accident on my way to work early morning. A police pick-up truck had collided with a tipper lorry and three police men died on spot. This happened on Entebbe road around a place we always call Kitubu. These courageous men had just saved a man …

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HOMOSEXUALITY: HOW RIGHT IS IT?

The constitution of Uganda states that ‘Every effort shall be made to integrate all the peoples of Uganda while at the same time recognising the existence of their ethnic, religious, ideological, political and cultural diversity’. Chapter 21 (1) states that ‘All persons are equal before and under the law in all spheres of political, economic, …

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WHY MP’s DEMAND FOR CAR GRANTS IS UNREALISTIC TO THE NEEDS OF THE COMMON MAN

So, our dear legislators are asking for money to acquire new cars for their use. This money is being termed as ‘CAR GRANTS’. I agree they do a lot of work and keep travelling upcountry to serve us and therefore they need facilitation to carry out their duties.A grant is defined as ‘’give formally, transfer …

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A4C, Police & the Gov’t

A4C announced it’s reloaded demonstrations and so did the well known police commander Omara make an announcement that police was also reloaded to crush these demos. As part of their mission to keep law and order, police has the role of being present to ensure security of demonstrators, participators and any other person in the …

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