The avoidable crisis

The avoidable crisis

The age limit tinkering threatens to throw our country into a crisis. We can avoid it. Ugandans know the costs of war better than anyone. We invested lots of our money in drafting our Constitution. It is one of the major achievements of the NRM government. It is the basis for our democracy and governance. It should be revered. Standing the test of time is a sign of a great Constitution.

Doing the right thing does not call for deployment of our security agencies, whatsoever. It just makes all of us anxious and threatens our confidence in the motives of the […] Read more

Uganda’s 27 Tn Budget:Financing debt amid poverty

Uganda’s 27 Tn Budget:Financing debt amid poverty

The Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development writes the budget, not the president. However, it is prepared in consultation with the President to align State House priorities so that they are well funded. And the National budget for the FY2017/18 has been passed and it is with us now. One thing is still unclear though. How does Uganda intend to raise revenue to domestically finance her Ugx. 29trillion budget?

A country’s national budget is a very important milestone in the year. It is aimed at providing a blueprint for progress towards projected goals, including economic growth and the alleviation of […] Read more

Who was Chris Musando or Chris Msando or CHRISTOPHER CHEGE MSANDO?

Who was Chris Musando or Chris Msando or CHRISTOPHER CHEGE MSANDO?

You must be too sophisticated and security conscious to escape Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. Yet that is what the late Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the (IEBC) ICT top honcho, Chris Msando, almost achieved.There are limited records of his career and education background on major social networks and search engines.

However, the news of the death of Chris Msando or Chris Musando have dominated the media – TV, social networks and print. The late has been described as one of the most highly educated IT experts at IEBC who was instrumental in the setup and management of the electronic election management system to […] Read more

Who doesn’t need the ‘big four’ audit firm experience?

Who doesn’t need the ‘big four’ audit firm experience?

There are few professions that are life changing like working in ‘big four’ audit firm. The cross industry experience. Daily late night working hours. The urgent proposal adrenaline. Over demanding clients. Very competitive team of peers. Endless assignments. Very ‘lazy’ clients. The end of month time sheets and work plans. The overzealous supervisors. And many more make it a worthy experience. You have to stay on top of your game to keep the job.

The big four audit firms in our country (Uganda) recruit on merit based on two key criterions– (i) the folks who will do the jobs. And (ii) […] Read more

The Ghetto’s Wine: From the ghetto to Parliament

The Ghetto’s Wine: From the ghetto to Parliament

Don’t take the children growing in the ghettos lightly. They are potential future presidents. They are the real rags to riches stories.

Few rich people become really exceptional. May be they lack the attitude to persist, to want to succeed so badly. Upper class children are always out of touch with the reality and tend to disconnect with the common man. They grow in an easy life – no fetching water. The maid handles everything. No real exposure to the vagaries of the street life as they are always safely tucked in cars as they ply to school. They have all […] Read more

From Cryptolocker to Wannacrypt or Wannacry. It’s has been around for long…

From Cryptolocker to Wannacrypt or Wannacry. It’s has been around for long…

The world has been under attack since 12th May 2017. A ransomware attack that started hitting developed countries from Europe, to America and spread through to Asia, India, Japan and China, has heighted the debate over cybercrime, internet regulation and cybersecurity readiness. The WannaCry, a short for WannaCrypt ransomware, has locked thousands of computers in more than 150 countries. Users are confronted with a screen demanding a US $300 payment to restore their files.

Because the only patch for human stupidity is on-going awareness training, and the fact that most people are lazy at not only attending and concentrating during training, […] Read more