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Constitutional Court Dismisses Petition Challenging the sole candidature resolution of The Ruling NRM

Court dismisses suit challenging Museveni’s sole candidature

Court dismisses suit challenging President Museveni’s sole candidature. In a 4-1 ruling, Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo of the Constitutional Court, Thursday, July 2, 2020, dismissed the application by 11 NRM-leaning MPs, arguing that there was nothing constitutional for them to interpret

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Transcript: President Museveni Delivers Heartening State Of The Nation Address

The President of Uganda, Yoweri K. Museveni, yesterday, June 4, 2020 delivered his State of the Nation Address to the Parliament of Uganda as is his constitutional obligation, beginning the fiscal year, to paint a general picture on the state of affairs in the country.

It was also the first of its kind as it was, this time, a two-venue event with the President speech being delivered from State House to the Members of Parliament via satellite in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which requires social distancing — and, of course, being broadcast live on various media platforms to the entire nation.

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President Museveni Launches Pasture Improvement Program

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President Museveni: I launched a pasture improvement project under the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO). I also used the same occasion in Mbarara to distribute tractors to farmers under the Operation Wealth Creation programme as we move towards mechanising agriculture. This particular programme will later be rolled out to other parts of the country. There will be a cost-sharing element with farmers in running these tractors

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President Museveni: About the pasture programme, I am glad that we are now moving towards scientific methods like planting pasture and irrigation. We have previously relied on naturally occurring resources like water and grass for grazing. The recent drought has taught us the importance of water. I therefore appeal to those that have been encroaching on swamps to vacate them voluntarily before we use other methods to evict them

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President Museveni: We have piloted the solar-powered water pumps in Kabale and we shall gradually roll them out in the rest of the country. On concerns of adulterated pesticides, my view is that such medicine should not be traded for profit. Government is working on eliminating private dealers so that the agriculture ministry takes over this role.

Andrew Mwenda Continues With His Thought Experiment

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In 1995, Uganda had a population of 21m people and was collecting Shs 527 billion in revenue, which when adjusted to inflation comes to Shs 3.2 trillion in 2017 prices

By Andrew M. Mwenda

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We continue with our thought experiment on the economic performance of Uganda under Museveni.

In 1995, Uganda had a population of 21m people and was collecting Shs 527 billion in revenue, which when adjusted to inflation comes to Shs 3.2 trillion in 2017 prices or Shs 151,000 per person.

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Donald Trump Is Domineering And Repressive But He’s Got A Snag – The Media, Pan-Africanism & Democracy

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America First” was one of Donald Trump’s catchphrases during the Campaign, from which he emerged as America’s 45th President. This refrain continued into his Presidency and so has it epitomized his first month in office.

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“Ideological Opportunism Has Caused Wars, Conflicts In Africa” – President Tells US Generals

President Yoweri Museveni last week said that it is ideological opportunism that has always caused wars and conflicts in Africa.

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President Receives World Bank Executive Director

President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with the World Bank Executive Director for Africa Group, Mr. Andrew Ndaamunhu Bvumbe. 

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Uganda, UK’s Nexus Green Sign MOU On Solar Water Pumps

Uganda and the UK-based Nexus Green, have signed a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which Nexus Green is going to build a solar water pumps’ manufacturing plant in Uganda.

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Why Besigye Cannot Be Trusted

By Andrew M. Mwenda

After the 2001 elections which Besigye said was rigged, he told me that he would never run for elections again as long as Museveni is president. He later went to exile saying Museveni was trying to kill him.

I hosted him severally on my radio show on KFM where he repeatedly said he would never run in an election when Museveni is president.

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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni Addresses The Africa-France Summit On Partnership, Peace and Emergency In Africa

President Yoweri Museveni has called on African countries to oppose foreign intervention in the continent if it lacks approval of appropriate and legitimate African bodies.

Delivering a keynote address at the France-Africa Summit in Bamako-Mali on Saturday, President Museveni said unilateral actions by international forces without the permission of the African Union or a legitimate national force is imperialistic and must be rejected completely.

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PRESIDENT MUSEVENI’S STATEMENT AT THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY DEBATE ON “The Sustainable Development Goals: A universal push to transform our world” New York 20 September, 2016

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President Museveni delivers keynote address at the 71st UN General Assembly

Your Excellencies Heads of State and Government;

President of the General Assembly;

Mr. Secretary-General;

Honourable Ministers;

Distinguished participants;

Ladies and Gentlemen.

I would like to congratulate you, Mr. President, on your election to lead the General Assembly during the 71st Session.

The theme of the General Assembly is: “The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world”.  This is a good topic.  It adds another nail in the coffin of the old parasitic arrangement where only a small portion of humanity ─ those living in the USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New-Zealand, lived in affluence while the rest of the world lived in abject poverty. Continue reading PRESIDENT MUSEVENI’S STATEMENT AT THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY DEBATE ON “The Sustainable Development Goals: A universal push to transform our world” New York 20 September, 2016