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By Joachim Buwembo In the world of science, technology is growing at a growing rate, innovation is increasing at an increasing rate and change is changing at a rapidly changing rate. So while at the beginning of the twentieth century, the world’s leading scientists were agreed that it would never be possible for an inanimate …


Soccer legend Kadenge’s Uganda connection Many Ugandans may not be aware that the word Kadenge meaning police car comes from the deadly Kenyan striker who plied his trade with Express Football Club in Kampala around independence time. Yes, Kenya may not be the football powerhouse of East Africa but the country produced arguably the region’s …


UGANDA TO DEVELOP AUTOMOTIVE POLICY:MINISTER TUMWESIGYE RALLIES THE YOUTH TO BENEFIT FROM THE CAR PRODUCTION INDUSTRY BY MOSES SSERWANGA The development of Uganda’s nascent automotive industry took yet another giant step when Minister of Science Technology and Innovation, Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye, inaugurated a eight member taskforce to draft the country’s first Automotive Industry Development  Policy …


The freshly re-appointed Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre Ofwono Opondo is a man of hat tricks. Not only does he wear three big hats ED of UMC, Government Spokesman and also chief publicist of the ruling NRM party, OO is the third ED of the media centre who has now been handed a …


Vice President Edward Sekandi and Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga on a boat cruise during the Uganda -Canada Business Expo . The two Ugandan leaders led a delegation of Ugandan businessmen to forge partnerships with their Canadian counterparts .


Is the NRM-inspired women emancipation slowly turning into women emasculation? According to the dictionary, the words ‘castration’ and emasculation refer to a process of taking away or reducing a man’s manhood. It seems that some forces are finding it improper that some women under the NRM era are acquiring elements of the traditional manhood and …


Every year the Bank of Uganda holds the annual Joseph Mubiru Memorial lecture in remembrance of the first governor of the central bank. Although the lectures have no designated date or even month, they usually do have a theme which is the pertinent sector economic issues of the day. The last lecture held in February …


The Uganda parliament speaker Rebecca Kadaga photographed with the Kyabazinga of Busoga and Miss Uganda at an event recently


BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION CEO  MAKES HISTORIC VISIT TO UGANDA’S MINISTRY OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION By Moses Sserwanga The Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation , Dr. Susan Desmond Hellmann , has made a historic visit to Uganda ‘s Ministry of  Science, Technology and Innovation  (MOSTI)  and pledged …


  Analysis By Ssekamatte Allan Mabiriizi Simonsen Last Thursday Finance Minister Matia Kasaija presented the country’s budget under the theme Industrialisation For Shared Prosperity. The macro economic indicators, including a 6.1 percent GDP growth rate, manageable inflation rate of 3.4 percent, a $577m export surplus with EAC states and stable shilling made good listening. All …