Sunday, September 15, 2019
Is Ugandan Hip Hop about to witness a revival with news that respected veterans-GNL Zamba and Lyrical G are releasing new albums or have already, like in the case of Lyrical G? For many of the genre’s loyal fans, news of the album releases is a welcome development, given the genre-uplifting pedigrees of the two wordsmiths. GNL and Lyrical G significantly helped raise the profile of Ugandan Hip Hop in the mid-2000's. “Their influence is still manifest in many of today’s rappers but their absence has been felt, in many ways, because increasingly, today an afro-ragga sound and vibe, championed by…
Many Kampala urbanities who are indisposed to sitting through the city’s infamously long-early morning and late evening traffic jams, always rely on web-based motorcycle taxi service providers like Safe Boda to make it to their places of work, in time. Safe Boda has been in high favour with many of the city’s residents, primarily because they have broken the mold with their service, choosing safety and caution, on the road, rather than recklessness. Kampala’s roads are however still crawling with impatient motorcycle taxi riders, who, on a daily basis, recklessly navigate the city’s perilous roads without helmets. According to the…
A good and well organised road infrastructural system is a critical component for development in any city. At the present time, cities-whose roads are a byword for pot holes, insufficient road signage, narrow lanes, long traffic gridlocks, unruly motorcyclists/taxi drivers and constricted walkways for pedestrians; face long odds in attracting serious investment projects and scoring high on any reputable road infrastructural indice. Kampala, despite its recent development strides, still faces many challenges, meaning on a scale of one to ten, on any meaningful road infrastructural indice, the city would probably score 5 or lower. With the passage of time, Kampala…
Ugandan Tour operators have asked the Ugandan government not to approve an application for a license by a South African energy firm, Bonang power and Energy (Pty) Limited, to construct a hydro power dam along the famed River Nile in the Murchison falls national park area. Located 305 kilometers north of Uganda's capital- Kampala, the Murchison falls National Park has one of the most spectacular views of the Nile cascading over 23kms breathtaking rapids. On June 5th, the Ugandan government through the Electricity regulatory Authority (ERA) placed an advert in several local dailies, acknowledging receipt of a notice of intended…
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