A month ago, as Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Environment Day in Mbale, President Yoweri Museveni, ordered for a ban on polythene bags [ locally known as Kaveera] in accordance with section 2 of the 2009 Finance Act.The Act which stipulates a total ban on the “importation, local manufacture, sale or use” of polythene carrier bags in the country, has for the last 8 years almost had no legal force as the importation, local manufacture, sale and use of polythene carrier bags in the country has continued unabated.A checkered past in implementing bans on Polythene…
@rwetayaFor a sector that scored the most increment (66%) in the recently passed 2018/19 budget, Uganda’s Water and Environment ministry still has to limp through most of the financial year, as the allocation still falls short of responding to the budgetary targets of the different agencies. A boost from last year’s sh632b, the sector’s allocation of sh1.27 trillion is meant to support and manage Uganda’s water resources, diverse ecosystems and biodiversity in the next financial year. Earmarked as one of the key drivers for the attainment of the National Development Plan II and Vision 2040, the increment in funding to…
By Richard Wetaya The African Cup of Nations soccer competition is set to kick off in Gabon on Saturday and as you would expect, there is a real palpable sense of anticipation, not only amongst Uganda Cranes fans but multitudes of soccer fans across the African continent. For the next one month or so, soccer enthusiasts across the continent are going to put everything else on the back burner; to stand a treat of Africa’s greatest soccer showpiece. With the Cranes playing at the tournament for the first time in three decades, the excitement in this pearly part of Africa…
A woman’s mind’s eye can be a terrible thing to waste sometimes. When a woman is under an illusion, her thoughts can go way ward sometimes. Why for example, do some women draw long faces and rationalize that their man are deliberating acting out of character when they are not their usual cheerful, buoyant and happy go lucky selves. Naivete perhaps explains it. Communicating less does not, by any long shot, mean a man does not hold you dear anymore. Neither does it mean he is having a fling with somebody else or he is eschewing his responsibilities It is…
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