Latest Commentaries

  • Kampala Can’t Be More Successful Than Its Inhabitants.

    According to Uganda Bureau of statistics, the national poverty level increased from 19.7 per cent in the financial year 2012/13 to 21.4 per cent in

  • President Museveni mourns boat accident victims, orders registration of all boats.

    President Yoweri Kagiuta Museveni has mourned all those that perished in a boat accident that occurred on Lake Victoria yesterday evening.

  • Museveni explains Kampala youth cash bonanza

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has spoken out about the recent cash bonanzas that he has been giving out to different groups of people across the

  • Jamal Khashoggi: From Saudi royal insider to open critic

    A complex man of contradictions, journalist Jamal Khashoggi went from being a Saudi royal family insider to an outspoken critic of the

  • President Museveni's 2018 Independence day speech

    Your Excellencies the Invited Heads of State and

  • Grants and support for people with disabilities in Uganda

    Early this week, I interacted with a one Fred Katumba, a resident of Kajjansi in Entebbe Municipality. Katumba is 48 years old and suffers from

  • BOU did not “blow” shs 478 Billion in Crane Bank takeover - Mutebile

    On Monday, September 17 2018, the Daily Monitor ran a story with the headline “How BOU Blew Shs 478 billion in the Crane Bank Takeover”. The story


    On the 8th of this month, the country was once again rocked by the death of another big personality in the country. ASP Mohammed Kirumira was

  • Nyege Nyege Festival; I Saw things!

    I saw hotels and guest houses and lodges booked out for 4 days. I saw Boda Bodas ferrying people from all corners of Jinja town, a business chance

  • OPINION: Regulating the physical location of pharmacies and drug shops is good for consumers

    Location rules in general, use population to pharmacy ratios and or the distance between pharmacies/drug shops is one of the major parameters to

  • LC Elections losers; Who will show the old guard the way out?

    My Name is Joyce Nakato, a reporter with Spark TV, an NTV sister station. For some time now, I have been talking myself into trying to start a blog

  • People financing riots want to damage Uganda's economy - Museveni

    A day after Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi was freed by the General Court martial and then charged with treason at Gulu Chief Magistrate's

Latest Monitor Commentaries

  • Never be coy about your accomplishments - Part 1

    A number of writers and journalists have since the 1960s stuck out their necks and spoken or written critically against certain acts or behaviour

  • Our nation’s rulers are no longer pursuing any grand vision

    Naturally, after crystallising the vision, a serious government should identify and train a critical mass of people with the requisite knowledge

  • Remembering John F Kennedy’s inaugural address

    Today is the 58th anniversary of the great speech

  • Al-Shabaab rains fire again, and leaves misery behind

    For al-Shabaab, which claimed the “operation” on Tuesday, the primary reason is because Kenyan troops are battling its fighters in Somalia

  • Will Pentecostal pastors start enlarging women’s bums?

    So, you will understand if this ‘World-Number-3 Abenakyo’ noise has a slightly jarring effect in my head

  • Shs40m to NRM MPs foretells bad news for Uganda ahead of 2021

    Two Ugandans have been detained beyond the constitutionally stipulated 48 hours without being produced in a court since the minister has not come

  • Of Parkinson’s law of triviality and Museveni’s Tom, Jerry politics

    We all know that the struggle against any dictatorship requires dynamic organisation

  • Avoid formal job hunt mentality

    To some, completing university education brings out memoirs of their academic trajectory and ending up being crowned after a tough struggle

  • AU intervention holds hope for DRC

    While most African countries are run on aspirations and proclamations of democracy, it is very rare to see a peaceful transfer of power from one

  • Regulating entertainers good but...

    Regulations are laws and laws must have descriptions, a scope of operation and must be contextualised, among other things

  • Makerere, Mamdani and perils of one-man vision

    There have been all sorts of controversies at MISR at the behest of Mamdani. It all goes back to the beginning

  • The Congo File: Briefing notes on Tshisekedi and DRC’s future

    Does the AU realise it is setting a precedence that would render them under some kind of compulsion to intervene in the electoral process of many