Category Archives: Guest Writer

Uganda Is Moving Forward — Andrew Mwenda

ANDREW M. MWENDA | August 14, 2017 | Last week I used the Entebbe Express way to go to the airport (see the magnificent picture below). A journey that usually takes two hours when traffic is bad took me only 25 minutes.

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Andrew Mwenda Edgily Dissects The Rift Between Bank Of Uganda And Embattled Sudhir Ruparelia’s Crane Bank

ANDREW M. MWENDA | August 16, 2017: Rape Of Crane Bank | Yesterday two things happened. First it was revealed that Bank of Uganda (BOU) bought 350 pens at the cost of Shs 125m.

Bank of Uganda Pens

I don’t know what type of pens they are and their special purpose. But Ugandans must ask why our central bank buys pens that cost Shs 357, 000 each.

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Uganda’s Andrew Mwenda Makes Spirited Case For President Paul Kagame: The Landslide Win Can Only Be Explained Within Specific Context Of Rwanda’s History

ANDREW M. MWENDA | The Independent | Last week, Paul Kagame won presidential elections in Rwanda by 98.6%. Historically, such margins have only been won in countries like Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, which was under the tight grip of a tyrant.

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Uganda Is Caught Between Museveni’s Frying Pan And The Opposition’s Fire – Andrew M. Mwenda

Here is the real crisis of Uganda and why change of government cannot create a change in governance. The most potent force that can defeat Museveni is the one led by FDC cult leader and opposition presidential candidate for life, Dr. Kizza Besigye.

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Andrew Mwenda Nudges Oppositon About How Museveni Beats Them

Opposition have been in an overdrive on social and other media, hurling insults and abuses at anyone they suspect supports or is likely to support the removal age limits.

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Andrew Mwenda On The Age Limit Debate

The debate on lifting age limits is very depressing. This battle was lost long ago when the opposition adopted a strategy of a single minded attempt at winning the presidency at the price of ignoring the necessity of increasing their numbers in parliament.

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Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Writes Combative Article Reacting On President Museveni’s Article On The Recent By-Elections.

Mr. President, I have read your article dated 10th July, 2017 on the recent by-elections. I thank you for congratulating me on my victory in the Kyadondo East polls. For emphasis, it is not me who won but rather the ideas which I presented to the electorate. It was especially a victory of a people determined to get involved in how they are governed.

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Andrew Mwenda Taunts Opposition Activists About How They End Up Aiding Museveni Instead

Uganda will amend the constitution and remove age limit easily because the NRM party has an overwhelming 82% majority in parliament.

Then Museveni will win the 2021 presidential elections because his opponents have consistently failed to learn the basic principle of marketing – product differentiation. Continue reading Andrew Mwenda Taunts Opposition Activists About How They End Up Aiding Museveni Instead

The Problem With Term Limits: It Is Time For Africa To Pause And Reflect

As Sierra Leone’s president seeks to amend the constitution and extend his presidency, it is time for Africa to pause and reflect… Continue reading The Problem With Term Limits: It Is Time For Africa To Pause And Reflect

The logic of Besigye claims

By Andrew M. Mwenda

What psychology tells us about Besigye/FDC’s claims to have won last year’s presidential election

Recently, opposition presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye, claimed on a television show that he won the last presidential elections and that he has evidence to prove it.

This was a very vital revelation, which Besigye has actually made many times in the past. I was surprised the moderator did not ask him to table his evidence. Continue reading The logic of Besigye claims

Here Is A Moral And Contractual Puzzle

By Andrew M. Mwenda

What makes a contract or an agreement? Is it the consent of both parties? Assuming there was no consent, can someone hold another to account for actions they did not promise? Let us use a practical example:

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Uganda’s declining growth

We must also remember that there is always a gestation period between when construction of a dam or road begins and when it is finished and fully utilised to deliver the productivity growth dividend.

By Andrew Mwenda

So the immediate economic growth dividend must come from use of local factor inputs, employing local manpower and investing the profits in the domestic economy. One has to worry about Africa because whenever this continent is growing, someone is doing the work for us.

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Testing For Gossip

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know what I just heard about your friend?” Continue reading Testing For Gossip

Uganda Journalism Gone To The Dogs

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New Vision: 30,000 “qualified doctors” have left Uganda for greener pastures elsewhere

By Andrew M. Mwenda

The New Vision on April 22, 2017 reported that 30,000 “qualified doctors” have left Uganda for greener pastures elsewhere. Apparently it was quoting a report by some NGO.

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One of the greatest books ever

By Andrew M. Mwenda

If you are thoughtful and want to read a book that is profound, Karl Polanyi’s “The Great Transformation, the Political and Social Origins of our Times” is a must read. Each time I read it I feel I have not grasped even 50% of what it has to offer.

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