Reading Time: 8 minutesIn light of the debate in Parliament on the domestic relations bill- here is my piece in 2009 on the law. This bill and its reiterations is the longest running legislation in Parliament staying on the shelves now for nearly two decades. Its most vocal advocates like Miria Matembe have had entire careers in politics.
Reading Time: 4 minutesAs the New York Giants revel in their throne, Uganda, a football country of a different kind, celebrated that the scion of a house of lawyers, Mathias Kiwanuka, put the country “on the map” as we say in Kampala. His grandfather, Benedicto is a legend of the iconic kind. A World War veteran turned learned
Reading Time: 5 minutesTucked away in one of the tallest buildings in Kampala is the oddly named ‘National Social Security Fund.’ Oddly named because despite its intention to provide a soft landing for salaried employees, NSSF is hardly a pension fund. Most Ugandans in fact consider its deductions a form of taxation. Recently the NSSF managing director, the
Reading Time: 5 minutesUgandan government has finally signed Production Sharing Agreements with UK based Tullow Oil on Friday 4thFebruary 2012. The deal has been in waiting for months ( we called it here) as a bargain was struck on the one hand between the government and the oil companies and on the other between government officials and the
Reading Time: 5 minutesSomewhere in my collection of odd papers, reports, tips from sources over the years are the incorporation papers of Uganda Taxi Operators and Drivers Association (UTODA). As a private company UTODApulled off a masquerade of a “public service” or even official government agency and must be congratulated for the feat. Most people did not know