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Take politics out of Kampala traffic


On Friday, Kampala’s Central Business District experienced perhaps the worst traffic lockdown ever with motorists spending hours without moving a metre. By 8pm, the city was still in lockdown. Not even the notorious boda-boda that usually dangerously weave around, could move.

Take e-recruitment of public servants to the people


The process intends to address some of the administration challenges involved in recruitment such as time spent, costs incurred, paperwork and complaints registered by job seekers

Put an end to doctors’ industrial action


Now, the doctors say the warning to resume the strike, stems from what they say is government’s violation of the earlier joint resolutions

Time to roll out national health insurance scheme


How would Ugandans have accessed vital drugs in those facilities when government is only delivering 35 per cent of the drugs and sundries that it should be delivering?

Raise both science and arts teachers’ salaries


This was to fulfil the country’s deep dedication to the arts and celebrating the role of the arts in society and government. This was also an affirmation of Kennedy’s belief that the arts and artists are the bearers of quintessential human spirit and basic human truth and are the touchstones of our judgment.

Provide school facilities to check girl dropout


Yesterday, Daily Monitor carried a heart-breaking story with the headline, ‘Girls abandon school over sharing pit-latrine with boys. Lulongo Primary School in Mubende District has only one pit-latrine

Ugandan sport missing national Hall of Fame


It is very galling that Uganda’s greatest ever footballer Omondi is only remembered by those who watched him in his heyday

Kampala needs trees, not a concrete jungle


t is not important to know the “population” of trees in the city, what is important is that trees are seen everywhere one turns and the starting point should be to identify “tree-less” areas.

Why should govt create parallel ad hoc systems?


The report is in response to President Museveni’s directive demanding information on how much money ministries and agencies were costing government.

Addressing gender issues critical in national development


While the physical form of violence is most prominent, focus needs to be put in forms of violence such as sexual violence, especially to girls in form of defilement and early marriages.

Cancel all illegal titles on govt forestry land


It should be noted that the 96 cancelled land titles are only in three forests - Namanve, Nonve and Kyewaga in Wakiso District

Punish managers of closed universities


This won’t be a child’s play. First, it cannot be guaranteed that these students meet the admission requirements of prospective institutions to absorb them

Don’t import doctors, just check brain drain


The issue of brain drain also brings to the fore how government has flip-flopped on the issue of medical workers

Take free Yellow Fever vaccination to the people


Since Tuesday, thousands of Ugandans have been lining up at Namboole to get jabs of the vaccine free of charge as opposed to paying between Shs80,000 and Shs120,000 at accredited health facilities

Fight against HIV should continue


As such, every effort should be marshalled to kick out the virus from all the corners it may rear its ugly head

Floods: Time to roll out Kampala Master Plan


Many car and motorcycle engines ceased, prompting their owners to enlist the services of young men within the area to help push their vehicles through the flooded sections

Consider eco-tourism for Tepeth on Mount Moroto


Indeed, as area range manager Michael Okot has outlined, it is logical that the pine and eucalyptus trees, having been planted by Uganda’s colonial regime in 1956, had grown old

Rwenzori residents deserve to live in peace


The story, ‘Tale of pain, tears: One year after Kasese palace assault’ that run in the Sunday Monitor of November 26, stated that investigations by Parliament and inquiries by the Human Rights Commission, have not provided any answers yet. No findings have been released to the public yet

Rein in rogue elements at South Sudan border


Just last week, Ugandan security forces in Koboko, a district bordering South Sudan, arrested a South Sudanese army colonel on allegation of recruiting youths in the West Nile district into rebel ranks. Col John Data Taban told Uganda police that they run an extensive recruitment ring in both Uganda and South Sudan

Congratulations Forum Democratic Change


Political parties are public organisations and their proper functioning is important for the general functioning of the country’s politics. If political parties are not run well and have a democracy deficit, that deficit will be replicated on the national stage

UTB can tap into expeditions to promote local tourism


When more Ugandans see themselves as tourists in their country, the perception that a holiday is a foreign concept will be done away with

Has govt vision on science changed?


For such a policy to have succeeded, government ought to have started from primary school, to create interest with less difficult concepts, build on them up to secondary

Produce Kaweesi suspects in court


Pursuant to their constitutional rights, the magistrate’s court granted them bail pending trial. However, shortly after they regained their constitutional freedom, security personnel rearrested them

Govt must fast track end to doctors’ strike


Many have died either because there was no doctor to attend to them or service was inordinately delayed

Premature births should worry us


A premature birth, also known as preterm birth, is one where a baby is born before the 37th week of a pregnancy