Articles Posted in the " Perspective " Category

  • It is our culture that we are trading in the liberal market

    As a country, we have become accustomed to deception as a gateway to success. The target of the extortion is the developed western countries and donors who are paying for decisions that should be made voluntarily. The payment, though, is not in vain. It serves an imperialist or patronage purpose. In that case, the deception […]

  • Akol -Otto Saga: Missing the forest for the trees

    Editor’s note:  Yesterday Aruu County Member of Parliament Odonga Otto and his Kilak North counterpart Anthony Akol were involved in a brawl within the precincts of parliament. Social media has  since then been buzzing  with accusation and counter accusation for and against the two legislators.  In this piece Okello Lucima argues that we should not […]

  • Uganda’s education is the death point of imaginative minds

    By Opwonya Nokrach The deficiency in the education sector in Africa is not students reading wrong SUBJECTS at university. The problem in the education sector in Africa is failure of the education sector to inculcate an INNOVATIVE MIND – set in learners as early as possible in their lives. The failure is therefore in Primary School […]

  • Mao’s powerful tribute to son, Nicco, as he made 20

    By Norbert Mao What a journey! When you were born your mum and I were overjoyed. That joy continues to fill our hearts. I remember the headline in the Monitor “MP Mao is Dad”! It was a mischievous wordplay of the paper then superintended by the inimitable Wafula Oguttu. Before you were born, I had been […]

  • The deteriorating plight of former Kitgum Bishop, Benjamin Ojwang

      His health continues to deteriorate since he was transferred from Lacor hospital to Gulu Regional referral hospital three weeks ago, resulting from a stroke suffered last year. Weak and unable to reorganize anybody, Benjamin Ojwang, the retired Anglican Bishop of Kitgum Diocese is a man in need at a trying moment. The 67-year-old became […]

  • Distrust in Uganda is a potent chalice killing cooperation

    The amount of time we spend protecting our integrity and reputation in a paradoxical society is testimony of a crisis. Liberalism has taught us to detach from everything social and adhere to a pursuit of materialism. To undermine the public for the private, and the social for individualism. Incidentally, we attempt to adhere to traditions […]

  • From the ruins of war in northern Uganda, emerges literary gems

    There are things better expressed through poetry. The commonest being love. Stunned by the beauty of Lapobo, an awed AR Cliff Lubwa p’Chong marveled: ‘‘Lapobo, tall but not too tall…when I think of her, makes food drop off my hand.’’ Love triggers poetic expression. The opposite of love too triggers poetry. When the walls of […]

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