Why Uganda’s “free” Education is a sociological time bomb

Our ‘Bantustan’ Education will come back to haunt us One of the worst indignities of apartheid in South Africa was the policy of ‘Separate Development’. The policy served as a structural solution for apartheid’s planners who wanted to turn South Africa into a white republic in which blacks did not feature as citizens. Also known… Continue reading Why Uganda’s “free” Education is a sociological time bomb

Of Museveni’s Hoes and our Clueless Elite

People enjoying Malwa (Internet Photo) Candidate Yoweri Museveni’s campaign promises of late have rattled and confounded Uganda’s small but vocal educated elite. They are ridiculous beyond belief, most of them say. How can he be talking about hoes in 2015? How does giving money to Malwa (local brew) drinking groups help anyone? Can’t everyone see… Continue reading Of Museveni’s Hoes and our Clueless Elite

The Implications of NRM’s Botched Primaries

On Wednesday October 28 2015, I discussed the aftermath of Uganda’s Ruling Party chaotic Primary elections with NTV’s Simon Kasyate. My take is that what happened in Tuesday’s elections was a microcosm of how the regime has been running the country, and the incompetent and mismanagement of Uganda’s public goods for 30 years. The unbelievable logistical… Continue reading The Implications of NRM’s Botched Primaries

The TDA Imbroglio and the Smallness of Uganda’s Politics

Today we start in Sri Lanka. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena was a long term member of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ruling Freedom party. He had served in many government roles; as ruling party secretary general, Defense Minister, Health Minister, and many other portfolios. He was one of the most powerful men in the government and a close… Continue reading The TDA Imbroglio and the Smallness of Uganda’s Politics

Besigye Floored Muntu in the FDC Debate: My Analysis

Muntu and Besigye: Photo montage courtesy of The East African In  case you missed it, The NTV sponsored FDC Presidential Primary debate last night was such an en eye opening event for watchers of Ugandan politics including yours truly. From 10:00pm to 12:30am, Retired Gen. Mugisha Muntu, incumbent FDC president faced off with Rtd. Col.… Continue reading Besigye Floored Muntu in the FDC Debate: My Analysis