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IS THE PUBLIC ORDER MANAGEMENT ACT SERVING UGANDANS WITH MORE ORDER OR CHAOS

IS THE PUBLIC ORDER MANAGEMENT ACT SERVING UGANDANS WITH MORE ORDER OR CHAOS

There is a thin line between order and chaos. This thin line can be seen under the Public Management Act 2013 (POMA) if you have ever witnessed the Uganda Police do battle with activists and protesters who are accused of holding illegal meetings, demonstrations or processions. Since the last general elections of 2016, several disruptive political demonstrations and riots have graced our political scene.

SPORTS THE GOLDEN GOOSE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP): The Curious Case of Zion Williamson’s Exploding Sneaker and Nike Shares.

SPORTS THE GOLDEN GOOSE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP): The Curious Case of Zion Williamson’s Exploding Sneaker and Nike Shares.

Nothing quite detracts an apparel giant like Nike than the sight of a rising basketball star touted by many as a potential NBA No.1 draft pick, going down because his Nike P.G. 2.5 sneakers which costs about $110 had disintegrated causing him to collapse in a heap and injuring his knee in the process. College basketball sensation Zion Williamson tore his sneakers in a game between (his) Duke University team and North Carolina before going to ground.

HOW JUDGES IN UGANDA HAVE LOST THEIR JUDICIAL IMMUNITY

HOW JUDGES IN UGANDA HAVE LOST THEIR JUDICIAL IMMUNITY

The judiciary of Uganda just like other public sectors is dogged by many challenges. From low pay, low morale, understaffing, case backlog to suffering the indignity of renting significant office space from Court users. This list makes for a depressing read but to its credit, the judiciary has soldiered on. The situation may just have been made worse by the unmasking of judicial immunity which judicial officers have been enjoying as a matter of course in the discharge of their judicial duties.

REPLY TO COMMENT ON FAKES AND KIDNAPS ARTICLE.

REPLY TO COMMENT ON FAKES AND KIDNAPS ARTICLE.

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Just when Angelo was penning his response to my article on fakes and kidnaps where he tried to discount the menace of counterfeits, the Government of Uganda was declaring 3 days of mourning due to a nasty road carnage caused by fake brakes that left 22 dead in Kiryandongo District. I say fake brakes because I watched with dismay on TV when one of the lucky survivors lying in pain on a hospital bed narrated that the driver of the bus had tried to stop the bus but the brakes failed.

Fight FAKES to Fight KIDNAPS

Fight FAKES to Fight KIDNAPS

According to the Global Kidnap index of 2014, Uganda averaged 0.6 kidnaps per 100,000 people. This is just lower than Burundi but is far lower that the kidnap rates in Belgium, Canada, UK and France which stand at between 3.5-10.0 per 100,000 people. Each Country has unique factors that account for the incidence of kidnaps. There is a lot of talk of poverty and unemployment being the cause of the recent spate of kidnaps in Uganda.

Abid Alam petitions court over Bamugemereire’s land probe

Abid Alam petitions court over Bamugemereire’s land probe

Alam, a prominent businessman, has petitioned the Constitutional court, questioning the conduct and some of the orders issued by the Commission of inquiry investigating land disputes which is headed by Jutsice Catherine Bamugemereire.

Through his lawyers Muwema and Company Advocates,

Why other tertiary institutions should emulate Victoria University

Why other tertiary institutions should emulate Victoria University

A man that needs scant introduction,Counsel Fred Muwema recently authored an article titled, ‘Uganda’s education paradox’ on The Nile Post where he made revealing observations about our education system and unemployment. Counsel Muwema agrees that there is need to skill Ugandans and the need for the powers that be to viciously invest in sectors such as;Agriculture,manufacturing and socio-economic services.
THE LINK BETWEEN MOBILE MONEY AND FAKE MONEY

THE LINK BETWEEN MOBILE MONEY AND FAKE MONEY

The recent story about the URA seizure of counterfeit currency notes worth Ushs.189M at the Busia Border on the 22nd /10/17 was significant in many ways. First it gave a clear indication that there is demand for counterfeit money in Uganda which explains why the culprits could risk importing it. Second, the demand for counterfeit money is channeled through the uncontrolled growth of mobile money transaction whose value is now in excess of Ushs. 15 trillion (approx. $ 4Bn).

How Counterfeits will Fail Plan for Middle Income in Uganda

How Counterfeits will Fail Plan for Middle Income in Uganda

The government push towards middle income by having an estimated 5 million working class Ugandans earn a minimum of USD 1,040 p.a ( approx. Ushs 3.7M) is an ambitious plan which is desired but may instead benefit counterfeit business in the process. To understand the magnitude of the problem, you need to know that the global value of counterfeit traded goods has surpassed the national GDP of more than 150 economies in the world according to the World Bank .If you consider that the combined nominal GDP of Africa is USD 3.3 Trillion and that of Uganda is only USD 26 Billion, you can contextualize the problem.