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Which tycoon wants to grab Kisenyi market?

Which tycoon wants to grab Kisenyi market?

By Lawrence Kazooba On Friday morning, another sad episode in lives of the small traders opened with a fire burning Kisenyi market. Like we well know now that in Kampala, markets fires are not accidents but well planned projects by some tycoons backed by powerful...

Apaa: Evidence that demands a verdict! 

Apaa: Evidence that demands a verdict! 

By Norbert Mao Pictures of mothers of Acholiland daring Gen. Aronda and Minister Migereko to look at their helpless nakedness turned Apaa into a byword for government's heartless highhandedness. The Apaa strip down added a remarkable chapter to the record of protests...

Ugandans Customer Care is so Poor & Pathetic!

Ugandans Customer Care is so Poor & Pathetic!

Go to any shop in town, owned and operated by a Ugandan. When you walk into a shop, everyone is on his or her smartphone. When you try to ask for the price of a certain product, the response from them is as if they are speaking to their co-wife.

State of the Nation: What security is Museveni talking about?

State of the Nation: What security is Museveni talking about?

Given the stark evidence of the widening gap between the haves and have nots the issues keeping Ugandans awake are economic in nature. Museveni’s optimism, real or feigned, is thus misplaced and came as a shock to the majority of Ugandans wallowing in poverty. But the economic issues are a result of leadership failure – call it politics. Things don’t just happen. They are made to happen either for better or for worse by individuals and groups trusted with the mandate to run public affairs.

Aren’t Acholi leaders pretentious over Apaa Land Row?

Aren’t Acholi leaders pretentious over Apaa Land Row?

On the contrary, upon hearing about the threat the land conflict was causing, the then minister of lands Daudi Migereke and his counterpart in internal affairs Gen Aronda Nyakairima (RIP) had visited the area to assess the situation that was tearing the two neighbouring communities, Acholi and Madi, apart.

Are Ugandans entrepreneurs or just hustlers?

Are Ugandans entrepreneurs or just hustlers?

There may also be a problem in Uganda in how family members relate to one another, support each other and leverage their assets. I know several Ugandan families who are rich in assets: I can think of one, which was gifted five squares of miles of land by the Kabaka several generations ago, but over the years have lost most of it to squatters, while the rest lies fallow. Such a family could form a partnership with an investor, but cannot achieve the unity and clear legal status to make this happen.

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