Latest Commentaries

  • Why you should spend more time thinking about Social Media Marketing

    Before we get into why you need to spend more time thinking about Social Media Marketing, let’s talk about what Social Media Marketing is. So, what

  • 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

Latest Monitor Commentaries

  • Maybe our lack of a maintenance culture is the real debt trap

    Having achieved what was intended with those models, I am inclined to use them less and less in understanding day-to-day problems

  • Childhood village tales and Rwanda’s border closure

    A pregnant woman is said to have died as she tried to run away from Rwanda’s armed forces enforcing the advisory

  • Wealth is not created through political rallies

    The percentage of the Uganda’s poor was estimated at slightly under 20 percent in 2017

  • National ID registration on course

    Birth registration provides the first form of identity for a child and establishes the first record of the event of a person’s birth

  • Improve hygiene, services in new cities

    In the second cohort, Hoima and Mbale will be elevated in 2021, while Lira and Entebbe will be in the third lot of the city elevation. Others to be

  • Why journalists should not take Saleh, Kadaga’s pocket money

    It is important not only to avoid conflicts of interest but also the appearances of such conflicts

  • Bill to protect public on fake goods long overdue

    Legislations on their own do not serve their envisioned purpose if, for instance, there is a laxity or even failure in enforcement

  • Public assemblies: Why ‘tomato seller’ argument is quite flawed

    The spirit of POMA is fundamentally troubling. The law envisions enjoyment of assembly rights by a group without any inconvenience on others

  • Time to reflect as Africa is hit hard by cyclones and drought

    Throughout Africa, fossil fuels business, particularly coal, continues to grow at an impressive rate

  • Europe is Africa’s natural partner for sustainable investments and jobs

    Africa is a continent on the rise

  • Here are options for investing in retirement savings to minimise risks

    The advantages of one investment objective often comes at the expense of the benefits of another

  • Finance ministry must stop stampeding MPs

    The problem though is that the Ministry of Finance has made stampeding Parliament part of its methods of work and the reason is quite difficult to