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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
If you are thoughtful and want to read a book that is profound, Karl Polanyi’s “The Great Transformation,
On one of the most riveting episodes of NBS TV’s highly acclaimed weekly political talk show, The Frontline, moderated by veteran journalist, Charles Odongtho, Andrew Mwenda as one of the panelists was to be alongside State Minister of Finance, David Bahati and the topic was; “the economy”.
To this point Uganda swanks of not much as far as economic advancement or social sophistication is concerned.
Nonetheless Uganda today stares closely at a glimmer of hope because of what we could accomplish with our human resource in the near future – especially now that the younger Ugandan “dreamers” have human faces, like accolades, that they can look up to and derive an audacity to go somewhere and happen.