His Excellency Kofi Annan Greatest Pan-Africanst & Mankind’s Most Passionate Ambassador of Recent Times.

His Excellency Kofi Annan  Greatest Pan-Africanst & Mankind’s Most Passionate Ambassador  of Recent Times.

His Excellency Kofi Annan Greatest Pan-Africanist & Mankind’s Most Passionate Ambassador of Recent Times Opinion by Peter Magoma Mashate Lawyer Based in London The advent of His Excellency Kofi Annan a Ghanaian and Nobel Peace Laureate who rose through the rank and file of the UN to become the first citizen of the international family of nations who died on 18th August 2018 aged 8o, but his contributions will live for ever as a testimony…

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Young People and Mental Health in a changing World

Young People and Mental Health in a changing World

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY; Young People and Mental Health in a changing World Last month the Parliament of Uganda passed the Mental Health Bill 2014. This bill is part of an effort to improve the treatment and care of persons with mental illness in Uganda. The previous legislation outlining national policy on mental health in Uganda, the Mental Health Act of 1964, included recommendations for confinement of mental health patients, thereby violating their human rights….

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UHRC TRIBUNALS ILLEGAL

UHRC TRIBUNALS ILLEGAL

OPINION UHRC TRIBUNALS ILLEGAL By Peter Magomu Mashate, At the heart of constitutionalism and rule of law is the doctrine of preservation and upholding of Human rights. For example, the right to Life is absolute and non- negotiable and every country worth of its salt legislates for this objective. In the UK its via the Human rights Act 1998 whereas in Uganda its via Article 51 of the Constitution of Uganda. The role for the…

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Work places should provide conducive atmosphere for mental health

Work places should provide conducive atmosphere for mental health

By Jimmy Odoki Acellam Work places should provide conducive atmosphere for mental health A mentally healthy workplace is crucial for everyone and every business. Work- life balance is a priority for many employees today. The workplace and workforce are changing. Employees are beginning to favour a workplace that cares for their wellbeing. Yet despite these changes, the World Federation for Mental Health says that 50% of people with depression are untreated and that an average…

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LOVE OR HATE HIM, ABIRIGA COULD BE SMARTER THAN YOUR MP

LOVE OR HATE HIM, ABIRIGA COULD BE SMARTER THAN YOUR MP

LOVE OR HATE HIM, ABIRIGA COULD BE SMARTER THAN YOUR MP Opinion by Prince Apollo. Ibrahim Abiriga, the area MP for Arua Municipality is no doubt the MP who has made his name and made bold headlines in the 10th Parliament. But ofcourse, for wrong reasons. Abiriga has become a household name and I hear that his name is being integrated into contemporary english vocabulary. Abiriga made his name when he boldly initiated the age-limit…

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END OF AN ERA, BUT MUGABE REMAINS THE VICTOR

END OF AN ERA, BUT MUGABE REMAINS THE VICTOR

Opinion By Prince Apollo It’s indeed a new dawn in the politics of Zimbabwe. A new era as power slips through the fingers of a man who loved it most. A new beginning for the people of Zimbabwe. However, credit must go to those players that deserve it. First and foremost, credit must go to the armed forces of Zimbabwe. Close to ten days since the siege began, they have exhibited utmost restraint and chose…

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Govt needs to inject more resources into Youth development

Govt needs to inject more resources into Youth development

Opinion Govt needs to inject more resources into Youth development so as to harness the demographic dividend. As Uganda strives to acquire the middle income status by 2020, government and all other players should put considerable efforts in youth development bearing in mind that 78% of the country’s population is below 30 years (UBOS report 2014) and huge potential if this demographic dividend is harnessed. A national resource planning programme therefore needs to be developed…

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