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

  • Managing safety of food-chain is a big issue for Uganda’s health

    With global warming, insects are more robust and take longer to die because of the dryer climate. Put in perspective, Kalangala the rainiest

  • It’s fun to mock Mama Mabira but how many of us remember Hussein Kyanjo?

    The problem here is not that people mock Ms Anywar, but that in the survival-for-the-fittest nature of our politics, only a few even remember Mr

  • Use name and shame tactic to fight graft

    The government should know that any talk about Uganda attaining middle income status by 2020 or developed nation status by 2040 (Vision 2040), will

  • Will Isimba dam reduce power tariffs?

    This, therefore, marks an important milestone in the power and energy sector in the country. This will further increase the country’s installed

  • Your formal education is not enough to guarantee success

    It is also high time we appreciated that society is full of people who can inspire greatness or even offer a hand. You can land on a great business

  • We must find answers to Karamoja food poisoning

    It is understandable that the developments have raised eyebrows among members of the public and have got leaders of Karamoja Sub-region boiling

  • What is fiscal policy in Uganda?

    The technocrats and academics would define fiscal policy as a set of tools that enable use of government revenues and expenditure to influence the

  • Insecurity in cities: Are these LDUs from a different mother?

    A boda boda cyclist carrying a woman appeared out of nowhere and caught the attention of this fellow

  • Budget: Save and live within your means

    I have been asked to fund education, graduations, weddings, house building projects, land acquisition and even travel abroad

  • Here is the national debt burden reality

    So 50 per cent of the $27b GDP mentioned above equals to $13.5b, meaning we are not supposed to have a national debt that exceeds $13.5b

  • Kanyeihamba views on women MPs smacks of male chauvinism

    In his latest controversial discourses, he has argued that experienced Women MPs who got elected on the affirmative action ticket, have overstayed

  • Think of land in terms of farms, estates like our forefathers did

    Has education led us onto a path that everyone travels and we shun the path less travelled? Are we mis-educated?