Opinion Posts

The Paradox of ARVs in the AIDS Campaign

The New Vision, on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 reported in their story, ‘Makerere Starts Search for HIV Cure.’ This innovation being taken by Makerere University scientists and local herbalists to find a cure, in form of a herbal remedy, for HIV/AIDS is good news for people living with HIV/AIDS but it still has to be subjected to the rigorous scrutiny of any scientific research to prevent misguiding the populace. However, a positive outcome will provide a cheaper alternative to the expensive Anti-Retrovirals (ARVs) once the research is complete. Read more about The Paradox of ARVs in the AIDS Campaign

Drug Traffickers Should Get Life Imprisonment

When the illegal narcotics drugs consignment worth Ug Shs15 billion went up in flames at Nsambya Police Barracks in Kampala, after it was set ablaze by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. Hilary Onek on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 it sent a clear message to drug traffickers who have infiltrated Uganda. Uganda is committed to cracking down on this trade; the Uganda Police will launch a narcotics unit to fight it. Read more about Drug Traffickers Should Get Life Imprisonment

Muhoozi Earned His Promotion

I was pleasantly surprised by the promotion of newly-appointed Brigadier-General Muhoozi Kainerugaba who is now the Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC). Anyone who has closely followed Muhoozi’s promising military career can testify his elevation is timely and well-deserved. The fascination, for some, with Muhoozi, has been and will always be the fact that he is President Museveni’s child, the first son. Read more about Muhoozi Earned His Promotion

Museveni-Otunnu Handshake was a Gesture of Good Will

Watching the Saturday evening news; I was pleasantly surprised to see President Museveni moving forward to publically shake UPC Leader Olara Otunnu’s hand, more so in the wake of the walk-to-work protests that Otunnu took part in recently. It was a gesture of good will and I was glad to see Otunnu returning President Museveni’s vigorous handshake. Read more about Museveni-Otunnu Handshake was a Gesture of Good Will

Churches should not be Taxed

I agree with President Museveni that Christians need to audit themselves. He made this remark at the end of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) Jubilee Assembly at Munyonyo on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The president highlighted 86% of Ugandans are Christians, 12% are Muslim and 2% are in an indefinable grey area (atheist or pagan). This means Christians make up the majority of the population. Although his comments did not go down well with some religious leaders—there is truth to the president’s statement. Read more about Churches should not be Taxed

Why is Muntu Bringing God into This?

I think it was rather presumptuous for Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President Mugisha Muntu to state, ‘You are going to see a disintegration of the ruling party starting from December 15, 2014.’ What was the basis of such a claim? December 15, is the date the NRM Delegates Conference is slated to kick-off, but why should Muntu ‘prophesy’ a downfall of the ruling party when at his own delegates conference, at Namboole stadium, confusion reigned? Read more about Why is Muntu Bringing God into This?

Tumwebaze Incident Proves Social Media Needs to Be Regulated

On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Minster for the Presidency and KCCA, Honorable Frank Tumwebaze addressed a press conference at Uganda Media Centre with a certain Habib Mboowa, an unemployed youth activist who is also a member of NRM Poor Youth. Read more about Tumwebaze Incident Proves Social Media Needs to Be Regulated

Leaked Sex-Tapes, on Social Media, Glorify Prostitution

In 2007, Kim Kardashian came to a settlement agreement with Vivid Entertainment for an undisclosed sum of money over her sex tape, which had catapulted her to international fame. During the first season premiere of US reality television show ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ Kim Kardashian was invited as a guest on Supermodel, Tyra Bank’s show. During the show Tyra said, “There is this big, I hate to say it, sex-tape that is out of you.” Read more about Leaked Sex-Tapes, on Social Media, Glorify Prostitution

Aminism Comparisons are Absurd

I was shocked on May 1, 2011, when a Kenyan journalist on NTV News, interviewing President Museveni, compared Museveni’s regime to former President of Uganda Idi Amin Dada’s on the basis of Opposition leader Kizza Besigye’s arrest. This same interview was re-broadcasted on the evening of May 2, 2011. Read more about Aminism Comparisons are Absurd

Acid-Attackers Should Get Life Imprisonment

By Josepha Jabo
(608 Words)
It is always upsetting to see pictures of acid victims in the newspapers because the damage done is usually irreversible. I was hurt by images of the most recent victims of acid-assaults, Pastor Umar Mulinde in December and Makerere University Student, Lynette Kirungi this month. Read more about Acid-Attackers Should Get Life Imprisonment