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Letter From Kampala – Budget as seen by financial experts, govt critics and NRM supporters

Christine Acen By Christine Acen It was an action packed week in the Uganda’s capital Kampala. The week began with the swearing in of the new ministers (who were successfully vetted by parliament) on Monday and was immediately followed by the ‘state of the nation’ address by the president on Tuesday who promised to fight corruption in his new government and improve service delivery. The president also highlighted on increasing employment and free universal secondary education. His critics say President Museveni has been laying down the same issues for the last 25 years and no results have been realised. They saw the address as nothing but the same tactic having … Continue reading

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Uganda Police accused of being partisan, unprofessional and brutal

LETTER FROM KAMPALA: By Christine Acen Human rights activists are criticising the manner in which police reacted to the opposition protesters on Monday. Mr. Ssewanyana of Foundation for Human Rights Initiative-Uganda (FHRI-Uganda) said that the protests were genuinely carried out. He added: “The most important thing is whether the people are feeling the pinch and yet they don’t see the state taking any action or measures. What we want is a responsive state and not one that is fighting protesters”. Following Monday’s walk to work protest organised by the opposition leaders, the police brutally arrested opposition strongmen who walked to work. FDC leader, Dr. Kizza Besigye left his home in … Continue reading

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